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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - January 10th 1913


Despite a difficulty which the Company have had in obtaining men, work in connection with the sinking of the new Welbeck Pit by the New Hucknall Colliery Company is now making favourable progress. The temporary railway line from the Great Central Railway Company's station at Warsop has just been completed, and this week three locomotives are at work on the line. Owing to the difficulty in conveying material and plant to the site, the work of actual sinking has not hitherto been very rapid, but this will now be greatly accelerated. By the way, the temporary line, which is of the "up and down hill" type, follows the contour of the country, but 120 men are now engaged on the construction of the permanent was over the four miles' stretch between the new pit and the Great Central line.

Mansfield Petty Sessions.

Yesterday.- Before Ald. T. Taylor (in the chair,) Messrs. I.H. Waitis, S. Watson and A. Bonser.


Before Mr. F.W. Buck (in the chair,) Mr. Dodsley, and Mr. T. Saxton.


  The following defendants were found making use of obscene language: John, living at Shoulder-of-Mutton Hill, Kirkby, December 22nd 13s. .... ; Sidney Berry, in Low-street, Sutton, December 29th, 13s; John Eaton on January 1st, in Sutton-road, Huthwaite, 12s. 6d.; ...


For being guilty of drunkeness and disorderly conduct the following defendants were dealt with:- George Hall, at Huthwaite, on December 20th, 10s. 6d.; Henry Philips, at Huthwaite 7s. 6d.; ..... ; Wm. Cook at Mansfield Woodhouse, on Christmas Day, 7s. 6d. It was stated that the man was making himself a complete nuisance to the locality.


In connection with the Bentinck Colliery, the dinner was held at the Sherwood House Hostel, and was given by Mr. P.F. Day, the new manager at the Bentinck Colliery, to the officials and a few friends, who included Messrs. Barber, of Sheffield, Day, of Derby (agents to the New Hucknall Company), and Mr. Bingham, of Sutton (chief corresponding clerk). Mr. P.F. Day presided, and the proceedings were carried through without a hitch, and the evening was one of the most enjoyable that any of the company had ever spent. A splendid repast was well served by Host Briggs, and full justice was done to the excellent culinary efforts of the establishment. A toast list was gone through, which included the Royal Family and Officials of the Company. Councillor G.H. Hunt, in an excellent speech, proposed the health of Mr. and Mrs. P.F. Day, feliciting them upon their recent marriage, and welcoming Mr. Day to the colliery. Councillor J.I. Riley, ably seconded, and the toast was drunk with enthusiasm. ...


In Loving Memory of William Fletcher, the beloved Husband of Margaret Mary Fletcher, of Huthwaite, who died January 13th, 1911. "He knoweth them that trust in Him." From loving Wife and Mother.

Written 22 Nov 12 Revised 22 Nov 12 © by Gary Elliott