Archived Extracts

the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - February 7th 1913


  Once more the question of school accommodation was dismissed by the Sutton School Managers on Wednesday evening, when - owing to the Board of Education declining to sanction the use of the temporary structure on Huthwaite-road beyond July, 1915 - it was decided that the permanent schools to be erected on the site should accommodate 740, instead of 500, as originally decided.
  In the absence of the Chairman, the Rev. J. Stephenson presided, and there were also present Mr. Nesbitt, the Rev. W.L. Lathain, Mr. A.H. Bonser and Mr. H.S. Shacklock.
  From the Nots. Education Committee the Correspondent submitted the following correspondence on the subject:-

"With reference to your letter of the 28th November last, dealing with the question of a future accommodation to be provided on the Huthwaite-road site, I have to inform you that this question has been very carefully considered by the Sites and Buildings Sub-Committee, who have directed me to bring the following points to the notice of you Managers, and to ask them to again consider this question.
  1) From the information at present available for the Committee, it would appear that a school for 500 mixed standard children is not absolutely needed, as the Committee cannot possibly see how it could be filled even by re-organisations in the other schools and transferring children to the proposed new school.
  2) That the need for accommodation for standard children to such a larger extent is not needed so much at this end of the parish as at the Mansfield end, where most of the growth is the way of building operations appears to be taking place. Also that at the pressure on the Standard Departments in Sutton is not as acute at the Huthwaite end of the parish as at the Mansfield end, the committee think that your Managers should also consider the advisability of building a senior standard school on the spare site at the Hillocks.
  3) That if a large mixed standard school is erected on the Huthwaite-road site the Managers could not expect the Huthwaite School Managers to be willing to transfer any of the Huthwaite children living near to the Sutton boundary, as there is already a site available in the Huthwaite parish with regard to which no decision has been arrived at respecting the type of school to be erected thereon. Taking all these circumstances into consideration I shall be glad if you Managers will again reconsider this question."

Board of Education's Attitude.

The latter portion of the letter, marked "later," ran:-
 I enclose herewith a copy of a letter I have received from the Board of Education this morning. the Board's decision with regard to the temporary building will, to a certain extent, affect several of the arguments put forward by the Committee in the preceding part of this letter, as the Committee have in all cases taken into consideration the fact that the portable iron building was likely to be recognised for a much longer period than is now stated by the Board.
  In view of the terms of this letter, it would appear desirable for the Managers to reconsider the whole question of permanent school accommodation at the Huthwaite end of the parish, both as regards accommodation for infants as well as for standard children.

The letter from the Board of Education read as follows:-
  I am directed to state that the Board have had under consideration the question of the continuance of their recognition of the above named temporary school premises. I am to say, on the information at present before them, the Board are of opinion that the time has now arrived when additional permanent accommodation for infants should be provided in this district; and they accordingly propose to continue ...... with a view to the provision of permanent accommodation for infants.
  It would appear to be desirable that this matter should be considered in connection with the authorities' proposal to provide a new school for other children in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

  Mr. Shacklock remarked .... He thought that, if the Education Committee had sent the postscript, it would have been sufficient.
  The Chairman: The postscript certainly contains the most important part.
  The Vicar: Yes, he might have got his wife to write it. The speaker added that he was quite prepared to agree to an increase in the accommodation of the schools to be erected, and would move that the new buildings provide for 740 scholars, and with an infants' school and wood working centre on the ground floor, and a mixed school and cookery centre on the upper floor. Mr. Shacklock seconded.

Comparisons of Cost.

  Mr. Bonser agreed that they would have to build bigger schools in face of the attitude taken up by the Board of Education in regard to the temporary structure. It might be interesting to the Board to know the cost of two schools just being completed by the Education Committee. At Mansfield Woodhouse the school to accommodate 610 was costing £7,609, and one on the same lines at Warsop to accommodate 740, £7,944, so that they got the accommodation for the extra hundred at the cost of just over £300.
  The vicar pointed out that a great number of the 350 children in the temporary school were standard scholars. Increasing the accommodation in this case would not spoil the plans in any way.
  Mr. Bonser said that there was a tremendous congestion in the others schools of the town. The proposal above named was unanimously carried. ...

FOR SALE.- Well-established Grocery, Sweets and Tobacco Business, near Tram Terminus.- W. Harwood, Sutton-road, Huthwaite.

FOR SALE.- Greenhouse Heating Apparatus, cheap.- Apply Gunby, Wallpaper Stores, Huthwaite.


Wholesale and Retail Clog manufacturer.

MEN'S PIT CLOGS from 3s. 3d.; CHILDREN'S CLOGS from 1s. 7d.
All kinds of Fancy Clogs for Children 1/11.



Vardy-Cooper -On the 11th ult., at the Parish Church, Huthwaite, by the Rev. F.N. Beswick, George Henry Vardy to Dora Cooper, both of Huthwaite.
Wass-Hill -On the 26th ult., at the same place by the Rev. F.N. Beswick, Arthur Wass, of Sutton, to Rose Eleanor Wilson Hill, of Huthwaite.


Keeling -On the 30th ult., Elsie Keeling, 15 months.
Lee -On the 29th ult., Susannah Lee, 61? years.
Kesteven -On the 30th ult., Thomas Kesteven, 52 years.


  A fancy dress ball is a great event, particularly in a place where there hasn't been one before. It is a topic of conversation for weeks before hand. Intending visitors wonder for a month in what costume they shall go, and ask the advice of their friends and neighbours respecting certain colours and their own complexions, and rarely get satisfactory answers. The result is, that at the finish, no matter what they choose, they wish it had been something else. Cautious people, however, wait to hear what everybody else has decided on before they pack their own costume, which is something nobody else had thought about. A good many people, however, always prefer to go as themselves, and are often a greater success than if they went as somebody else.


  The event gives a slight fillip to one or two branches of trade. There is a big run on fashion papers and illustrated costume books, which are passed from one to another, and are in everybody's hands except those who bought them. Drapers and milliners upon their own at the unprecedented demand for brightly coloured silk scarves, sashes, and pretty coloured ribbons. A large number of very tiny handkerchiefs, very large rosettes, boxes of hairpins, and other articles indispensable to a lady's toilet are also purchased in readiness for the great treat. ...

Opening Ceremony.

  Mr. Herbert Plumbe, of Hucknall Torkard, presided at the opening ceremony, which was performed by Mr. Francis Fisk, of Nottingham.
  The objects of the bazaar were explained by the secretary (Mr. W. Davison), who said that as a result of that effort they hoped to bring the debt down to £1,860, and that the working expenses of the chapel would be reduced to just under ???? weekly. They were grateful to others in the past who had helped them, but looked forward to the time when they would not need outside help. The speaker went on to allude to the association of that day's opener with Kirkby, ....
  The Chairman, in a happy speech, expressed his pleasure at being present, and at being asked to take part in the day's proceedings. He hoped they would go plodding on until the debt was extinguished, and would then go on and carry on other much-needed improvements at their church.

(Note: This very lengthy column simply continues to just offer a descriptive atmosphere of dancing and feasting, without giving specific mention for any others involved, or even asserting the cause.)


New Hucknall. -Goal, Cutts; backs, Reynolds and Waring; half-backs, Deneley, Slack, and Cosford; right wing, Searson and England; centre, Collins; left wing, A. Booth and W. Booth.


With Huthwaite Town having five open dates they arranged a 'friendly' match with the C.W.S. Factory Club on the Monte Carlo Ground on Saturday afternoon.
  The game started in the presence of a poor attendance. The Town kicked towards the Barker-street end, and Gasoigne scored in the first minute, this being followed by a second from Johnson. This nettled the Factory representatives, and they had a breakaway, from which they scored a splendid goal through Lindley, but this proved their last point. Orridge registered a third goal for the Town, and Swales made the score 4-1 at the interval.
  The second half was rather even for about fifteen minutes, and Farmer (C.W.S.) played a good game. Barton was the pick of the C.W.S. team, playing a splendid game at full back. As the game advanced the Town had matters all their own way, and Johnson, Gascoigne, Davis, and Swales each scoring in turn, the total was brought up to 8-1. The proceeds went towards the funds of the Town Club.


For allowing a dog to be at large at Sutton, C. Buxton, of Huthwaite, was ordered to pay 13s. defending costs, or fourteen days imprisonment; ...


In cases of obscene language the following were fined:- John Williams, at Huthwaite, on January 4th, 15s.; John Skelton and Mary Newton, at Sutton, on January 4th, 7s. 6d., or seven days imprisonment each; William Cope, at Mansfield Woodhouse, on January 25th, 10s. 6d., or fourteen days; W. Marriott, at Sutton, on January 11th 15s., or fourteen days' imprisonment ...

Written 23 Nov 12 Revised 23 Nov 12 © by Gary Elliott