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Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 12 noon – 4pm

Events And Stalls In And Around The Old Black Horse And In Holy Trinity Church


The event will be opened at 12 noon by Bill Skinner who was the Secretary/Treasurer at the 700th Celebrations in 1967. We hope many of you who came then will visit us again.

To entertain you and the children we have Sparks Performers (stilt walkers and fire sticks) during the afternoon, Kris Katchit Jester, Pigeon Pie Band, Maypole Dancing by the children, Bouncy Castle, Children’s Ride, Stocks (volunteer on the day!) Whack-a- Rat, Zoe’s Animal Experience which is well worth a visit, Face Painting, Walking Treasure Hunt, Sounds of the 60’s live with Martin and Stella Duo in church, Children’s Cello display, Pony Rides and Scott Cooks music during the afternoon.

There Are Many Stalls of Interest in Marquees on The Old Black Horse Garden and Car Park
and also in Church

Punch Balloons and Sweets, Homemade Cakes, Tombola, Raffle, Numbers Board, Oh Well Betty, Creative Glass Studios, Reeds and Willows, The Fruit & Herb Company, Oakfield Farm Shop, Stella Brookes Paintings, Mimi’s Boutique, Phoenix Cards & Stationery, Candles, Usbourne Books, Jewellery, Pebble Pals, Ugleywood Company, Megan & Friends, Bens Den and more…

Charity tents will include Royal British Legion and Air Ambulance.

To keep you fed and watered there will be lovely Cream Teas available in Holy Trinity and food and drink inside and outside The Old Black Horse. Hot meat cobs a specialty.

If you would like to join in with the theme then come along in a medieval costume (not compulsory).

To continue into the evening then settle yourself in The Old Black Horse for an evening of entertainment by the band Acoustic Union.

Parking is available at Mapperley Farm (DE7 6BY) which is opposite the Recreation Ground. If approaching Mapperley from West Hallam Crossroads it is on the right just before you reach the centre of the village and if approaching from Mapperley Crossroads it is on the left past the Black Horse.

The Committee, Which Consists of Representatives From Mapperley History, Mapperley School PTA and Holy Trinity Church, Very Much Looks Forward to Seeing You There.






Royal Charter Granted to Mapperley on 28th May 1267 by King Henry III.

Royal Charter Celebrations for Mapperley Village

May 29th 2017

Mapperley is looking forward to a big celebration this year when we mark our 750th Anniversary of the signing of our Royal Charter by King Henry III granting a fair and market.

We would like the whole community and visitors to come together for a major event on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, May 29 from 12 noon, with stalls, music, food and various activities for all ages.

Mapperley History Project has joined forces with Mapperley C of E Primary School, Holy Trinity Church and The Old Black Horse, with support from the Parish Council, to organise the event.

Formerly known as Maperlie, the village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and received its Royal Charter in 1267. The document was granted to Simon of Arderne, then Lord of the Manor, allowing him to hold an annual fair on the festival of the Holy Trinity - this makes the event older even than Ilkeston Fair. The charter also permitted a weekly market every Monday. The village rose to further prominence in the 19th century thanks to the wealthy Miller Mundy dynasty of nearby Shipley Hall - who made the bulk of their money from coal production.

Mapperley Colliery, which was open from 1871 until 1965, became one of the area’s major employers and at the height of its operation, the population of the village grew to around 531 people.  A similar event held in 1967 to mark the 700th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter proved extremely successful and we would really like local people to get involved and create another memorable event this year.

We very much look forward to welcoming visitors for a good afternoon out. Parking space will be available at Mapperley Farm.

Please Visit Mapperley History Stand for Information and To Collect a Programme of Events



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