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North Mymms Church - 140 Years of History
1762-1901

The Churchwardens’ Accounts of North Mymms
by H.M. Alderman

Index

North Mymms Church

This is the fascinating story of the pages from a dusty ledger which remained buried under parish papers in the Vestry of St Mary's Church, North Mymms for half a century. The pages contained simple lists of items, numbers and dates going back almost 150 years. As individual lists they meant little, but when the author H.M. Alderman brought them together in a pamphlet, they became a unique historical record of life in North Mymms over almost 200 years.

Foreword - Why H.M. Alderman wrote the book
Chapter 1 - Beer for the bell ringers
Chapter 2 - Church Repairs 1763
Chapter 3 - Relief for the Poor and a Nation at War
Chapter 4 - Vicar's Surplice, Whitewashing and Rates
Chapter 5 - Tower, Beadle and Church Shed
Chapter 6 - The Vestry Book
Chapter 7 - Interesting Items


Chapter 1 - Beer for the bell ringers
Index - North Mymms Church 140 Years of History
Foreword - Why H.M. Alderman wrote the book.

Editor's Note: The text has been left as it appeared in H.M Alderman's original work. For those too young to remember pounds, shillings and pence, the currency set out above as it was before we changed to a decimal system for currency in 1967. It works out as follows. 1 = 20 shillings (s) and 1 shilling = 12 pennies (d). So 1 10s 0d = 1.50 today and 1s = 5p.

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