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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - January 24th 1913


  The dances at the Council Schools continue to be well patronised, and an enjoyable time was spent last Saturday night by a number who dances under the direction of Messrs. Cutts and Holland.

  Mr. W. Collins, B.A., of Sutton has given some exceedingly interesting and instructive addresses to the Brotherhood, and his coming is always looked forward to. On Sunday there was a good attendance to hear his discourse. Mrs. Holland ably sang ...

  At a meeting of the Church Council held this week, at which there was a good attendance, it was decided to provide a memorial to the late Churchwarden (Mr. W. Simpson). This will take the form of two oak doors for the porch, and a brass tablet bearing a suitable inscription will also be placed in the Church. Other matters, including the question of fabric of the Church, were discussed and various arrangements made.

  Quite a crop of accidents have occurred during the week. At the pits two about the same time on Friday were of a serious nature, while on Wednesday a horse in a light car was being driven along Sutton-road by a lady, when it was frightened by a tram-car coming from Sutton. The driver stopped the animal, and the tram approached. When alongside, the horse became more obstinate and backed its trap with force into the tram-car. The occupants were shaken and the trap was badly damaged.

  John Henry Barton, a youth living in Common-road, had a narrow escape whilst working as a "hanger-on" in the top hard seam of the New Hucknall Colliery on Friday. The last run of trams was ready to be sent down the road, and he signalled for it to be drawn away. The rope was slack and, apparently curled immediately in front of the trams. His right foot was obviously in the rope circle, but it was not until the rope was drawn taut that he realised his position. Presence of mind somewhat relieved the situation, for, by placing the free foot on the rope he was able to ride in front of the trams. The signalling wires were out of reach, but his cries brought the attention of fellow-workers, and in due course, the engine stopped the 'run.' When extricated he was found to be suffering from a leg fracture. The colliery ambulance carried him home. About the same time the oldest worker at the low main coal face - Samuel Barlow, of Sutton - was partly buried by a fall of coal. On Sunday he was removed to the accident hospital.

  The half-yearly meeting of the New Hucknall miners was held at the Free Church Schoolroom on Wednesday night, Mr. S. Ashmore presiding over a good attendance. the auditors' report showed an income of £551 3d. 9d., an expenditure of £43 12s. 6d., and that the difference had been sent to the Notts. Miners' Association. The report was adopted as satisfactory. The following were elected to the vacated positions:- Mr. S. Ashmore, president, re-elected; Mr. B. Smith, secretary, re-elected; Mr. John Davis, treasurer; Mr. B. Smith, delegate, re-elected; Messrs. F. Sowter (re-elected) and John Colley, auditors. For the committee of seven there were sixteen nominations, and the following were elected:- Messrs. Jos. Thompson, T. Jackson, F. Deakin, E. Jones, G. Beardsley, Jno. Iball and E. Smith.

  "Is the Young Man Safe?" was the text of a subject dealt with by Mr. M. Bettison, of Mansfield, at the Christian Endeavour anniversary in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, on Sunday evening. In contrasting the life of the youth of today with that of the previous generation, the speaker showed that on every hand there was a desire for more excitement, more pleasure, and more freedom. Whether this desire was healthy and led to noble ends seemed to be a matter of opinion in the eyes of many people, but the true observer was inclined to conclude that it was enervating and, in many cases, demoralising.

  At both morning and evening services Mr. Bettison preached in commendable style, his discourse being unreservedly appreciated by good congregations. Over the proceedings in the afternoon Mr. J. Thompson presided. Miss Wortley, of Sutton, Miss Wain, of Sutton, and Miss Ethel Ward of Mansfield, gave solos, and Mr. Bettison addressed the gathering. At the evening service Mr. Verney Henton sang, he being accompanied in the quartette by Miss Iball, Miss Turner, and Mr. C. Holmes. Misses Wortley and Wain again sang solos, and the choir rendered the anthems. Mr. J.W. Allsop was organist. The collections totalled £2 3s.


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.



  Marshall -On the 19th inst., Herbert Marshall, 78 years.
  Gascoigne -On the 23rd inst., Sarah Elizabeth Gascoigne, 33 years.


  The above match was played at Huthwaite on Saturday afternoon. Several changes were made in both teams, and the sodden nature of the ground rendered good football impossible. Teams:-
New Hucknall Colliery:- Goal, Cutts; backs, Reynolds and Waring; half-backs, England, Deneley, and Collins; right wing, Searson and Dunn; centre, Green; left wing, A. Booth and W. Booth. ...


Written 22 Nov 12 Revised 23 Nov 12 © by Gary Elliott