Archived Extracts

the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - January 17th 1913


TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by MESSRS. C.B. BEECROFT AND SONS, at the Peacock Hotel, Huthwaite, on MONDAY, the 27th day of JANUARY, 1913, at Six p.m., subject to Conditions to be then produced, the following Valuable Properties at Huthwaite, Notts.:-

LOT 1.

A modern grocer's shop with dwelling house, Bakehouse, and Storeroom annexed, situate at the corner of Market Place and Main Street, Huthwaite, the whole comprising an area of about 231 square yards, and late in the occupation of W.S. Spencer, Ltd.

LOT 2.

A Valuable plot of Building land with stabling and outbuildings thereon, containing in all about 1,270 square yards, situate in and having frontage of about 198 feet to Harper Lane at Huthwaite, aforesaid.

  Lot 1 is substantially built, occupies a splendid position for business purposes, and has the following accommodation:- Spacious Saleshop 24ft by 19ft by 11ft with PlateGlass Front and Large Storeroom over, excellent Cellar, Bakehouse 14ft. by 26ft. containing a Hunt's Two-Deck Oven 8ft. by 8ft. with Two Storerooms over. Dwelling-house having Passage Entrance, Front Room, Kitchen, Scullery, and Four Bedrooms.
  The Outbuilding in Lot 2 consist of a Two-Stall Stable, Loose Box-Harness Room, Large Hayloft, Three Pigstyes, etc.
  The Property is Copyhold of the Manor of Mansfield, in which the fine is small and certain. The minerals are subject to the well-known Hucknall Pooling Agreement.
  For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers, Sutton-in-Ashfield, or to
Solicitors Mansfield.


MESSRS. C.B. BEECROFT AND SONS are instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, at the Peacock Hotel, Huthwaite, on MONDAY, 27th day of JANUARY, 1913, at Six p.m., subject to Conditions to be then declared:-

LOT 1.

A Valuable PIECE OF LAND, on the South Eastern side of Club-yard, Huthwaite, containing about 190 square yards, having a frontage of about 42ft to the Northern side of Club-yard, and adjoining to the Eastern or South Eastern side of Lot 2.

LOT 2.

SIX DWELLING HOUSES on the Northern or North Eastern side of Club-yard, aforesaid, with yard containing about 120 square yards, adjoining to the Eastern or South Eastern side thereof, let to John Copestake and others at weekly rentals amounting to £51 2s. 8d. per annum gross.

LOT 3.

THREE COTTAGES, Nos. 4, 6 and 8, Idlewells, Sutton-in-Ashfield, occupied by F. Moss and others at weekly rentals amounting to £48 17s. 6d. per annum gross.

The several Lots are Copyhold of the Manor of Mansfield, in which the fine is small and certain.
The minerals under Lots 1 and 2 are not included in the sale, having been already disposed of.
  For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers, Sutton-in-Ashfield, or to
Solicitors Mansfield.


  An ordinary monthly meeting of the above Council was held in the offices on Tuesday evening, when Councillor W. Bostock, J.P., presided. There were also in attendance:- Councillors E.H. Lowe, M. Betts, T. Goodall, C.H. Coupe, G. Farnsworth, J.E. Gower, B. Smith, A. Taylor, M. Taylor and F. Weston.
  A lengthy record of minutes was read, and from those of a special meeting it was gathered that an objection had been lodged to the appointment of Mr. Arthur Dickens as rate collector to the Council. The smile which passed round the table showed that the epistle had not had any serious effect upon the Councillors' previous decisions.
  Mr. Coupe asked if it was not understood that everybody should clear their own footpath during the present winterly weather. He had been pulled up for not doing his, but other people had not done theirs.
  The Chairman remarked that if every Councillor would clear their footpaths, it would probably be an inducement for others to do theirs. They had a bye-law upon this matter, and it could be enforced.
  The Surveyor: We are trying to enforce the bye-law at the present time.
  The question of numbering the houses was raised, and the Clerk stated that his formal letter to the Local Government Board had been acknowledged, but no further correspondence had been received. The Clerk said he would write a further letter on the subject.
  It was reported that the County Medical Officer's report had been discussed at a meeting of the Health Committee, but no resolution was passed.

On the Right Side.

  A question was asked why the balance in the Council's favour had risen some £400 since the Finance Council's meeting the evening previous.
  The -------- that the reason was because he had only received the Treasurer's books that day, and the amount mentioned at the finance meeting was as far as could be calculated without the books.
  The Chairman mentioned that that was not the first time such a thing had happened, and it was solely due to the books not being delivered up in time for the meeting of the Financial Committee. There was one good thing about the difference - the balance was on the right side.
  When the Free Library Committee gave their report, it was announced that it had been decided to have a marble slab erected in the building, upon which would be inscribed all the names of the Councillors. The cost was to be £10 10s., but it was wished to be understood that this sum was included in the contract.
  It was also stated that the first instalment of &500 towards the erection of the Free Library had been received from Mr. Andrew Carnegie, and that the contractors were to be paid in various sums spreading over a period of twelve months.
  The minutes of the various Committees were all adopted, there bing no debatable point on any of the reports.
  When the correspondence was taken, the Clerk reported the receipt of an important lengthy circular letter from the Local Government Board dealing with the new tuberculosis regulations which come into operation on the 1st of February.
  It was suggested to refer the communication to the Health Committee, and this course was taken eventually, but upon the Clerk's advice, it was decided to send for the notification forms at once.
  A letter was receive announcing the holding of a Midland conference on town planning, but the Clerk stated that they had no authority to sanction the expenses of delegates, and no action was taken.

Shop Hours' Act.

  Mr. M. Taylor thought it was a long time before they heard from the County Council on the question of the Shop Hours' Act.
  It appeared that the Clerk had written the County Council to the effect that the Huthwaite Council had decided to work the Act themselves, but, except for an acknowledgement, nothing further had been received.
  Mr. Coupe remarked that he had not got the impression that the Huthwaite Council were going to work the Act, although he thought it best for urban districts so to do. However, he could tell them that the County Council were pushing the matter forward.
  The Clerk was instructed to write the County Council again on the subject.
  The Medical officer of Health (Dr. R. Irvine) reported as follows for the month of December:- 'There were five deaths registered during the month, corresponding to a mortality of 11.4 per 1,000; mortality of preceding month 6.8, and of corresponding month of last year 11.4. There were 16 births - 11 males and five females - equivalent to a birth-rate of 36.6 per 1,000. Four cases of scarlet fever and one of typhoid were reported.'
  At the end of the ordinary business, the Council went into committee to deal with questions appertaining to the Free Library.


C. FINCHAM, FURNISHING IRON-MONGER. Gas fittings, lamps, copper kettles, cutlery, tools, oils, paints, nails, roofing felts, wire netting, etc., at lowest prices -Advt.

  Mr. S. Fox was the speaker at the Brotherhood on Sunday, his subject being the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Mr. Wright contributed two recitations, which were also very much appreciated.

  Messrs. W. Fidler and J. Sprittlehouse entertained about twenty young ladies of a school class in the Wesleyan Schoolroom on Saturday, tea being served by Mrs. and Miss Sprittlehouse and Miss White. Afterwards games were played. Refreshments were served during the evening.

  Since the maternity benefits under the Insurance Act came into effect several births have occurred, and more than six claims have been made through the societies. The first birth after midnight on Sunday was a daughter to Mrs. Annie Jones, of Ashfield road, at 1.40, though, strictly speaking, this is in Sutton parish. A few minutes later - at about a quarter to two - Mrs. M. Frances Roe, of Sutton-road, gave birth to a daughter, and later the same morning Mrs. Lucy E. Wood, of Harper-terrace, presented her husband with a boy. The race for first honour was close.

  The sudden change of climatic conditions was acute, and for a time served to isolate Huthwaite from its neighbour - Sutton. The continuous falling of snow on Saturday upset the tramways at an early hour, and, probably fewer people journeyed to Sutton than on any night since the opening of the system. The roads were covered by a foot of snow, and many parts were almost impassable until the snow plough was used on Sunday morning. The pavements were responsible for many falls, but none was so serious as that to a middle aged woman name Mrs. Kershaw, of Main-street, on Monday. It appears that while waiting for a car at Sutton Cemetery she slipped, and fell heavily. By doing so her wrist was broken, and the case was attended to by Dr. Irvine.

  The appeal of the New Hucknall Colliery Company through their football club for support of an effort to provide an artificial leg for Thomas Marshall - the son of the popular trainer of the club - was generously responded to. It was made known that this was a particularly deserving case, the unfortunate young fellow having received no compensation for the loss. Mr. W. Slack, secretary, had brought the attention of the Duke of Portland, and Sir A.R. Markham to the case and the Chairman (Mr. Bonser) at the smoking concert on Monday night read letters in reply. Sir Arthur forwarded a cheque for £5, while the Duke contributed £2, Mr. Muschamp, who was unable to attend the gathering, subscribed 5s.

  A good programme was submitted by the following artistes:- Messrs. T. Chapman, S. Holloway, J. England (Sutton), W. Evans, humorist, G. Meakin, E.W. Bostock, W. Cordin, ... The Vice-Chairman, Mr. C.H. Turner, moved a vote of thanks to the Chairman of the evening, and, after the approval of the company, he, on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, thanked all the artistes. The accompanist was Mr. S Marriott. The evening was brought to a close by singing to the Chairman.

  To mark their appreciation of the services of two teachers, who were until recently among them, the superintendents and teachers of All Saints' Sunday School gathered together on Wednesday night, in the Blackwell-road School. Mrs. Sowter and Mrs. Gascoigne were the two teachers in question, and, while the former was presented with a beaten copper coal box, the latter received a case of fish knives and forks. Mr. H.A. Simpson, as a superintendent, told the ardour of the two workers; by their energies and regular attendance they had made themselves invaluable.

  The Vicar, who handed the tributes, at length eulogised the late Miss Powell and the late Miss Bowler. The former came to Huthwaite, he said, about the same time as he, and ever since then she had had the friendship and confidence of a number whom she had taught. (Applause.) With regard to the second lady, when the preceding Vicar, the Rev. J.B. Hyde, brought his attention to how she was described as "The faithful Miss Bowler." Ever since then he had recognised her as a most assiduous worker. (Hear, hear.) Supper was served and the evening spent in a happy way by dancing, games, etc. Miss E.T. Hick delighted the gathering by singing, and probably eclipsed that by charmingly giving 'Two Eyes of Grey.' The singer deserved the plandits of the audience.

  At the annual meeting of the Old People's Treat Committee, held at the Portland Arms, on Wednesday night, the balance-sheet, as presented by the Hon. Sec. (Mr. J. Simpson), showed that, although the 'treat' this year was on a bigger scale than in preceding years, the expenditure was practically the same, and a substantial balance would be carried forward. This healthy financial state was considered good, and the balance-sheet met the approval of the committee. The Chairman (Mr. A. Taylor) spoke in high terms of the enthusiasm of the workers. He felt sure that the pleasure to be gained through making the old people happy, and, followed, as it was, by flourishing finances, would well repay them. About fifty of the committee were present, but the President (Mr. R. Wright, senr.) was absent. Following a good dinner, provided by Host and Hostess Bailey, a musical programme was contributed by Messrs. H. Beard, F. Grierson, and A. Smith. Mr. Cox gave a cornet solo, and a Shakespearean sketch by Messrs. H.A. and J. Simpson and H. Beard was much appreciated.





  The first monetary benefit under the Insurance Act began on Monday. For every child born after midnight on Sunday night, one of whose parents is an insured person, 30s. will be paid under the Act.
  All the remaining benefits under the great health measure became payable on Wednesday with the exception of the disablement benefit, which does not begin until July 15th, 1914. A sum of £10,000,000 is in hand ready to be paid out as soon as claimed by the sick or those who are incapacitated by accident from following their employment.

Benefits to which Insured Persons are Entitled.

  1. Payment for sickness or accident, if you cannot follow your employment.
  2. Free medical treatment and attendance.
  3. Free medicine, medical and surgical appliances.
  4. 30s. for each confinement.
  5. Sanitorium benefit.
  On notification to their Approved Societies all persons declared by a doctor to be unable to follow their employment will be paid benefits on the following scale per week:-

Age on Entry          Men Wmen Wks
16to21 (1st period) 6 0 5 0 13
-- (2nd period) 5 0 4 0 13
21to50 ........... 10 0 7 6 26
50to60 ........... 7 0 6 0 26
Over60 (1st period) 6 0 6 0 13
-- (2nd period) 5 0 5 0 13

If insured persons within the ages of 15 and 21 are married or have dependents they will be entitled to the full benefits 10s. men and 7s. 6d. women for 26 weeks. If in a year after the completion of the 26 weeks invalidity insured persons over 21 are still incapacitated from work they will be entitled, men and women, to disablement benefit of 3s. a week until the age of 73.
  In addition to this, every insured person will get free medical treatment at the hands of a doctor of his or her own choosing. Whatever medicines are deemed necessary will be supplied free. Medical benefit will last for as long a time as illness lasts - even if it be for life. Sanatorium benefit for the treatment of tuberculosis is already in operation, and the Insurance Committee are empowered to treat members of the insured person's family also. A State grant of £1,500,000 has been voted for building sanatoria where needed.
  The wife of an insured person who gives birth to a child will be entitled to 30s. as maternity benefit. If insured herself every mother giving birth to a child will be entitled to 30s. maternity benefit and 7d. 6d. per week while ill up to 25 weeks.

Unemployment Benefit.

  Unemployment benefit affects all workers in the building, construction of works, shipbuilding, engineering, construction of vehicles, and ironfounding trades. After the first week of any period of unemployment benefit will be paid at the rate of 7d. per week up to a maximum of 15 weeks in any year. Payments in this branch will begin on January 24th, and will cover all benefits due for the week ending January 22nd.
  The benefits of the National Insurance Act apply to all manual workers, no matter what their income is, and to other employed persons whose wages do not exceed £160 per annum.
  If you are ill and wish to claim sick benefit, you must send full particulars to your society, together with your insurance book, current contribution card, and a certificate from the doctor who has signed your medical ticket. Unless you have arranged with your society to obtain extra benefit, you are not entitled to any sick benefit in respect of the first three days of your illness.
  The claim for maternity benefit must be made to the insured person's society, or, in the case of deposed contributors, to the Local Insurance Committee.

Choose your Own Doctor.

  If you are a member of a society you will have received by now a little red medical ticket. If you have not received one by January 15th. apply to your society, or if you are a deposit contributor apply to the National Health Insurance Commission, Wellington House, Buckingham Gate, S.W. This medical ticket is available until April 30th. next. With that ticket in your possession you should go to the nearest post office to your address and examine the list there exhibited of doctors in your district who have agreed to serve on the panel. You may choose any one of those doctors to attend you and apply for treatment to him. If he agrees to take you as his patient, he will fill in his name at the back of your medical ticket.
  The medical benefit includes free medicine and medical and surgical appliances, so that if your doctor gives you a prescription or orders some appliance, you will take the prescription or order to any of the chemists in the district who have contracted to supply the same; a list of such chemists you will also find in the post office.

Deposit Contributors.

  Deposit contributors, as those who have not joined Approved Societies are called, must secure their benefits through the Local Insurance Committee, the address of whose offices they will find at the post office. Forms are provided on which they must declare they are not members of Approved Societies; probably by this time they will have received an insurance book, together with instructions for obtaining sickness benefit. If they have not received such instructions they should at once communicate with the clerk of their Local Insurance Committee.
  Those insured person who obtain their treatment from an Approved institution must give their red ticket to the institution. "If an insured person has applied for and obtained from the Local Insurance Committee permission to get treatment from a doctor not on the district panel, and wishes to claim a contribution towards the cost of treatment, he must return his medical ticket to the Insurance Committee.


  Except for the presentation of the reports of the various Committees, there was little business to come before the monthly meeting of the Sutton-in-Ashfield Urban District Council, which was held on Tuesday evening. Mr. J. Jarvis, J.P., presided, and there were also present - Messrs F.F. Hibbert, E. Pepper, W. Stevenson, A. Marsh, W. Collins, J.T. Tudsbury, J. Briggs, S. Dove, G.A. Spencer, F.W. Beeley, and C. Bristol.

Waterworks Extension.

  In reply to a question as to what extensions were to be carried out at the Rushley Waterworks, the Chairman of the Water Committee (Mr. Tudsbury) remarked that the proposal was to duplicate the engines, and possibly the mains as far as the White House, but nothing definite would be decided until they had a scheme before them. ....

Fire Engine to be Purchased.

  The Fire Brigade Sub-Committee reported having considered the tenders for the purchase of a fire engine and escape, and recommended the acceptance of the tender of Messrs. Shand, Mason and Co. for a 300 gallons engine as described in their specification with the addition set out in their report, at a total cost of £386 4s. "That the report be adopted and confirmed, and that the Clerk be instructed to apply to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow the sum of £900, being in respect of the purchase of the fire engine and escape, and also the cost of erecting the new Fire Station, the plan and report of which were approved at the meeting of the General Purposes Committee held on the 5th of December, 1912. ....

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