Archived Extracts

the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - April 29th 1932


  Great sympathy has been extended to Mrs. Tomlinson and family, of Huthwaite, through the unexpected death of her husband, Mr. Harry Tomlinson, a well-known and highly respected Huthwaite resident.
  The late Mr. Tomlinson, who was a member of the New Hucknall Colliery office staff, was unable to return to work after the dinner interval on Friday, the 15th inst., owing to a sudden attack of illness. He went to bed, and medical aid was immediately summoned, but it was soon evident that he was seriously ill, and he passed away 48 hours later, two days before his 46th birthday.

Interest in Sport.

  The late Mr. Tomlinson was a native of Skegby, and in his early years was a member of Skegby Parish Church choir. His father also took a prominent part there in connection with the music. He commenced his career as a clerk at Teversal Colliery, but for the last 25 years he had been engaged in the New Hucknall Offices, chiefly as insurance clerk. For a lengthy period he had journeyed to Welbeck Colliery each week to officiate as pay clerk there. His employers held him in high regard for the thoroughness of his services and his colleagues at both places esteemed him for his cheerful and unassuming disposition. He was a pleasant companion and a faithful friend.
  He took a great interest in all forms of healthy sport and had been a cricketer of some local repute. He played for Teversal over 25 years ago and won the medal for the best bowling average. He afterwards was a playing member of the New Hucknall eleven, but had not taken an active part in the game in recent years. The late Mr. Tomlinson had lived in Huthwaite 18 years, and during that period had kept a newsagent's shop on Sutton Road. He leaves a widow, a son of 14, and a daughter of 10.
  The Rev. W.L. Boulton officiated at the funeral on Wednesday, when there were many indications of sympathy and respect.

Mourners and Wreaths.

  A simple service was held in the Parish Church prior to the interment in the Cemetery, and the chief mourners were:- The Widow; Ronald and Dorothy, son and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. E. Curzoa, father-in-law and mother-in-law; Mr. J. Tomlinson (Melton Mowbray), brother; Mr. and Mrs. G. Tinkler (Skegby), brother-in-law and sister; Mr. J. Curzoa (Sutton) brother-in-law; Mrs. Moakes, friend; Messrs. Wood (Huthwaite), Allsop and Moore (Mansfield), representatives of the Newsagents Association. Mr. T. Day (secretary of the New Hucknall Colliery Co.) was unable to be present owing to a cold, and Mr. D. Charlton (chief cashier) represented the company. Mr. E.P. Muschamp attended on behalf of the Welbeck Colliery, and there were also present about 30 of the late Mr. Tomlinson's fellow clerks.
  The New Hucknall office staff provided the bearers as follows:- Messrs. C.H. Turner, A. Hill, S. Franks, F. Davis, A. Caunt and W. Wharmby.
  There were wreaths from :- Wife and Children; Mam and Dad; Jack, Carrie and Jim (Melton); Ted, George and Fred; Brother and Children; Mr. and Mrs. T. Marshall, Appy and Bill; Office Staff, New Hucknall Colliery; Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Turner; Office Staff and Friends, Welbeck Colliery; Alice; a True Friend; Huthwaite Newsagents; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Oxley; Mr. and Mrs. Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Hargreaves; Tyre Department, Alfreton Road, Sutton; Mr. and Mrs. R. Dunkley; Mr. and Mrs. Keetley; Mr. and Mrs. Tuckwood and Bobby; Mr. and Mrs. J. Marshall; Mr. and Mrs. E. Wharmby and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Marriott, Kathleen, Florence and Harold Sanderson; Mr. and Mrs. H. Foster; Mansfield and District Newsagents; Mr. and Mrs. Wingrove, Sutton; Mr. and Mrs. Murden.


Advertisements for insertion in the "Free Press" may be handed to Mr. J. Ensor, 47, Lime Avenue.-Advt.

Pianoforte Successes.- London College of Music: Gwennie Jeans (Intermediate Cert.); Dorothy Rowe (Primary Cert.), London Guildall Examination; Ellen Reddington (Junior Certificate with Merit). Pupils of Miss Simpkin, 8, Lime Avenue.-Advt.

Ellen Reddington, of Sutton Road, has achieved success in connection with a recent examination in pianoforte playing held by the London Guildhall School of Music. She has obtained a certificate in the Junior Section with merit.

Although the weather is hardly suitable yet for summer pastimes, preparations are being made by the tennis and bowling clubs to commence the season's programmes. Huthwaite Bowling Club make a start to-morrow (Saturday) with a friendly game among their own members. The trophies won by the club last year make an imposing array of silver ware in a local shop window, and the members are confident of living up to their reputation this summer.

Sunday School anniversary services were continued at the Wesleyan Church on Sunday, when the preacher was Rev. P.D. Clay, of Sutton. A repetition of last week's programme was given by the children, the whole proceedings reflecting great credit on those responsible for the arrangements. The offertories in aid of the Sunday School, were very nearly the same as the week previous, and amounted to £25 for both occasions.

Famous players and first-rate pictures characterise the Lyric Theatre programme next week. Fay Compton and Donald Calthrop are at their best in "Cape Forlorn," a tense drama portraying ... The end of the week is taken up with "The Flying Fool," starring Benita Hume. One of the features is a thrilling race by aeroplanes through a dense fog over the channel. It depicts a murder mystery, romance, a dual, and speed in capital letters. Harry Kendall is the hero.

After the match on Monday between Huthwaite United and C.W.S. the officials and players of both teams were entertained to supper by the Old People's Treat Committee. Fifty guests enjoyed a substantial spread laid by Host and Hostess Hardy, at the White Lion Inn. Mr. J.G. Wright presided and congratulated both teams on the sporting spirit that existed. A financial statement was read by Mr. A. Tomlinson (Old People's Treat secretary) and a vote of thanks was moved to Mr. C. Bonsall, who suitably replied. The chairman of the C.W.S. F.C. remarked that it had been a pleasure to help such a deserving cause, and they would be very pleased to assist in any way in the future. Mr. E. Brooks replied on behalf of the United F.C. It has given them great pleasure to take part in the good work and he congratulated the C.W.S. for the sporting spirit they had put into the game.


  A quiet wedding was solemnised in Huthwaite Parish Church on Wednesday morning, the officiating minister being the Rev. W.L. Boulton (Vicar of the parish). The bridegroom was Mr. Ralph Gelsthorpe, youngest son of Mr. J. Gelsthorpe, Sutton Road, and of the late Mrs. Gelsthorpe, and the bride was Miss Edna Kay, only child of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Kay, Sutton Road.
  Both the contracting parties are well-known in the town. The bridegroom is employed at the C.W.S. Hosiery Factory, and is a member of the C.W.S. Athletic Association and Ambulance Classes, while the bride, who was educated at Mansfield Grammar School, was afterwards employed in the office of Mr. E.S.B. Hopkin (Sutton).
  Pink was the colour favoured by the bride. Given away by her father, she made a charming figure ... and attached to her wrist was a "good luck" symbol in the form of a silver horseshoe and spray of white heather, sent by a personal friend.
  There were two bridal attendants. Miss Lilian Cox, East Kirkby (cousin of bride), and Miss Hilda Gelsthorpe (sister of the bridegroom). .... The best man was a cousin of the bride, Mr. Walter P. Godber (Swanwick), and after the ceremony the bride placed her bouquet on the grave of the bridegroom's mother.
  Only intimate friends were entertained by the parents of the bride, and later in the day the happy couple left for a short honeymoon on the West Coast. The bride's travelling costume was of blue, worn under a coat of brown squirrel fur. The coat was a wedding gift from her aunts, and a hat was worn to match. The newly-married couple received many other useful and appropriate presents. Those from the immediate relatives on both sides included household linen, a pink satin eiderdown, and several cheques. There was also a suitable token from the bridegroom's colleagues at the C.W.S. factory.


On Monday about 20 members of the United Methodist Church Women's Own journeyed to Bournville by motor 'bus, and made a tour of the famous confectionery works. The party included the President (Mrs. Ramsell) and the Secretary (Mrs. Bradley).


  The L.N.E.R. are to issue special walking tour day tickets by which ramblers may travel by train to a selected station and return by rail from another point.
  Suggested routes and places of interest are supplied at the time of booking, and first class travel is available at two thirds more than third class cheap fares.


  The first of a new series of fifteen L.N.E.R. express passenger engines which will work cross country and main line express services has just been completed at Darlington.
  These locomotives will form a new group to be named after famous hunts, each engine carrying a brass nameplate of new design surmounted by a fox.
  The names of the new engines will include the following hunts:- The Bramham Moor, The Zetland, The York, The Badsworth, The Bedale, The Braes of Derwent, The Cleveland, The Holderness, The Hurworth, The Middleton, The Pytchley.
  Each engine will be equipped with the latest refinements of locomotive practice including Lentz rotary valve gear. The first locomotive is No. 201-"The Bramham Moor."

Written 25 Feb 12 Revised 25 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott