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Saturday 25th November saw the book launch of "A History of Mappleton", by Rosemary Wilkinson and Lorna Haysom. This fascinating booklet was provided with the help of the Langeled Resources for Churches Grant Scheme and all sales profits of it go towards All Saints Church Mappleton.

atendees in Mappleton Village hallThe launch itself was held in Mappleton Village Hall and was so well attended that visitors were queuing outside to get in.

Inside the Hall, as you can see from the photographs, were lots of interesting displays, some of them interactive!

map displayLarge maps of the village from various periods in history, many photographs taken throughout the last century and a scale model of the church were just a few of the eye-catching exhibits.

A History of Mappleton, front coverThe booklet itself proved such a big hit that all 200 copies were sold on the day and Rosemary Wilkinson has since confirmed that they are on their second reprint! She admitted this was a relief as all the hard work had paid off. When she and Lorna embarked on the project they didn't realise what they had let themselves in for!

All Saints Church, Mappleton (Photo: Jim Keane)Since the launch sales have gone from strength to strength and having been spotted at the Beverley Minster Local History event by historian Colin Hinson, the work will also be featuring on UK and Ireland genealogy website (http://www.genuki.org.uk/) in the New Year.

If you would like to order a copy of the captivating read, you can order your copy from Rosemary Wilkinson on 01964 534 681 at £4.50 or £5.25 inc postage and packing. It's a bargain!

Pictured above is All Saints Church, Mappleton (Photo: Jim Keane)