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a weeks news dated - August 12th 1932


  On Sunday morning the New Hucknall Collieries' Ambulance Brigade took part in a church parade to Huthwaite Parish Church. Divisions from New Hucknall, Bentinck, Welbeck and Annesley mustered on the New Hucknall Cricket Ground, and then proceeded to Church.
  The Brigade comprised about 350 uniformed members, and was led by the Welbeck bugles and drums, under Cpl. Brentnall. The spectacle was a most interesting one, a number of the men wearing decorations, and was the subject of a good deal of appreciative comment. Officers in charge were Corps. Supt. Aspinall (Bentinck) and Corps. Officer Murfin (New Hucknall), while the parade was led by Lance-Corpl. Hulme (New Hucknall). The lively notes of the bugles and drums of the fine morning attracted large numbers of spectators along the route.
  At the Parish Church the Rev. W.L. Boulton preached an inspiring sermon dealing with first-aid work in all its branches, and paid a tribute to those members of the public who spend so much time and trouble in training themselves to deal with accidents and emergencies. Suitable hymns were heartily sung, and after the service, the Brigade marched back to the cricket ground, where, after a few words by the Corps. Supt. the men were dismissed.
  The comment of an old soldier was that the men were "well set up, carried themselves well, and kept a line as regular soldiers."


  Children's anniversary services were continued at the Gospel Mission Church, Huthwaite on Sunday. In the morning the fine weather allowed the scholars to parade the streets and sing hymns. They were accompanied by Messrs Hardy, Gruby, Brooks, Ellis, Hall and Goodwin (organist). Collections were taken en route for the church funds.
  The preacher at the church service was Miss E. Harwell (Mansfield), and the congregation were among the largest ever seen in the Mission. The children were conducted by Mr. P. Hardy, and the organ accompaniments were played by Mr. Goodwin. The collections amounted to £2 4s. 6d., making a total for both weeks of £3 17s. 6d. for Church funds.
  The following programme was given during the day:- Recitations, Miss Mabel Hardy, Mr. Wilfred Gregory, Mr. Bernard Whywell, Miss Rhoda Whywell, Miss Doris Wilson, Mr. Edwin Buxton, Miss Coral Enna Hardy, Mr. Edwin Buxton, Miss Vera Hardy, Miss M. Slack, Miss Maude Gumby, Mr. Raymond Gregory.


New Hucknall miners, who had nothing to draw on Friday through the pits not working, were made a grant by the Industrial Union at the rate of 3s. per member.

Walter Jones, the 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. V. Jones, of North Street, a diligent commercial student who had made great progress during the last few years, has recently passed the examination of the Institute of Bookkeepers. He is at present engaged as a clerk with a Mansfield firm.

On Sunday the members of the Men's and Women's Adult Schools held their joint meeting in the Boys' School. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Hy. Hancock, J.P. The speaker was Mr. S. Flint, of Blackwell, whose helpful address was greatly appreciated.

All the latest improvements have been incorporated in the apparatus at the Lyric Theatre, and it is now, both in projecting and recording, one of the most perfect systems that can be met with. A first-class selection of films has been secured for the autumn season, and one of the earliest will be "King of Jazz," a masterpiece in colour. In all cases the supporting programme will be of the most interesting and topical kind, and the most exacting patrons will be delighted with the fare provided.

On Monday afternoon a party of 30 Gospel Mission Sunday School children were taken by the church officers for a picnic to Mr. Garratt's farm in Pear Tree Lane, Teversal. Mr. and Mrs. Garratt provided hot water for tea, and lent a field for games. Tea was supervised by Mesdames Hardy and Brooks, and afterwards the children had a merry time with cricket, races and various out-door diversions. A race was run by Mr. Gruby, aged 74, and Mr. Garratt, aged 76, and was declared a dead heat. Altogether Sunday and Monday were very successful days for the Gospel Mission members.

History repeated itself in Saturday's match between New Hucknall Colliery and Annesley, the result being New Hucknall, 72; Annesley, 76 for two wickets. In the fixture between the two teams earlier in the season, the result was the same, except that New Hucknall got one run less. The constitution of the team differed a little, but it is very unusual for two matches to end with almost identical figures. Cricket interest is waning for this season, but football looks like being more interesting than ever this year, with four League clubs in the town. Trial matches have already been played, and in spite of the hot weather, football enthusiasts are constantly practising.

The Huthwaite Weightlifting and Boxing Club, which has been making steady progress for some time, was represented by three of its members in a boxing tournament at Abbeydale Park (Sheffield) on Saturday. All three were successful, the contest in each case going its full length, and being won on points. These results are greatly to the credit of the club, and to the Manager (Mr. E. Barnes) and the trainer (Mr. Reg. Moorhouse). The details are as follows:- George Frost (Huthwaite) beat Bert Iken (Mowcop) over 10 rounds in a heavyweight contest; Walter Weaver (Tibshelf), bantam weight, beat Fred Cadman Jones (Stanton Hill) at 10st. 10lbs. beat A. Hawley (Sheffield) over 10 rounds. Frost sparred a couple of rounds with the Australian challenger for the European Heavyweight Championship. The Club possesses some promising members in several branches of physical culture, and more should be heard of them in the near future.


  Huthwaite United have again joined Section II of the Sutton and Skegby League. Last year (their first season) they made a remarkably good record, and only lost the position of runners-up by one point. They were one of the few clubs in the League to score 100 goals.
  With several new players of good repute, the club and committee are of opinion that last season's results can be improved upon, and the approaching fixtures will be tackled with every confidence. A trial match was played on the Park on Saturday, Mr. H. Burton acting as referee.
  Last season's players who have rejoined are: A. Denby, A.W. Cox, E. Davison, J.A. Arrowsmith, R. Barnes, E. Percival, E. Walker, J. Etherington, J. Whitehead, W. Bingley, R.G. Robinson, R.J. Holt and J. Robinson. New comers are: T. Madison, (Pilsley Welfare), centre-half; R. Bramley (Sutton Junction and Notts. County), outside-left; S. Smithurst (Stanton Hill United) goal-keeper; W. Pitchford (Bolsover Colliery), centre-forward; A. Bardby (Sutton Colliery), outside-left; T. McKay (Stokes' Castings), inside-right.
  The secretary is Mr. A.R. Cox, 50, Newcastle Street, Huthwaite, and the treasurer, Mr. G.H. Walker. The president of the Club is Mr. A. Birks, and the headquarters, "The White Lion," The colours are red shirts and black knickers.


  New Hucknall Colliery Reserves were well on top in a match with the Colliery Office Staff on Thursday and won comfortably. For the Staff, A. Buxton took two wickets for 15 runs, and L. Banks two for 29 in addition to making three splendid catches. For the victors, N. Thompson took four wickets cheaply. Scores:-

   New Hucknall Colliery Reserves.
E. Vardy b Banks ............... 9
N. Thompson b Reeves ........... 1
P. Bostock c Banks b Buxton .... 24
J. Shaw c Banks b Buxton ....... 23
W. Hunt c and b Banks .......... 4
A. Thompson b Buxton ........... 0
W. Slack c Buxton b Haycox ..... 49
L. Tyler not out ............... 12
Extras 9 Total (7 wkts.)-131

New Hucknall Colliery Office Staff
H.E. Wharmby b Shaw ............ 1
A. Buxton b N. Thompson ........ 4
C.W. Haycox not out ............ 13
A. Monkes b Shaw ............... 1
F. Saxton b Shaw ............... 0
G. Reeves b N. Thompson ........ 0
R. Dickens c Vardy b L. Thompson 0
Banks run out .................. 2
C. Barke b Vardy ............... 0
Wraith b Vardy ................. 0
Extras 5 Total-29


-MONSTER SHOW AND GALA. Saturday, August 13th. Eight hours' continuos amusements and attractions. Trademen's Turnouts, Horse and Motor, two classes; Best Decorated Cycle; Best Decorated Pram; Best Vase of Wild Flowers for School Children. Entries for Horse and Motor vehicles to Secretary, Friday, August 12th; Cycles and Prams, day of show. Procession near Devonshire Square, 2 o'clock. Record entry for exhibition, Bread Baking Competition (open); Best Two White Loaves; each Loaf to be as near 2lb. in weight as possible; to be baked in an ordinary oven with D.C.L. Barm; entry fee, 6d. To be stages by 11 o'clock on day of Show. Tickets before day (limited number) 7d. and 2d. Children.-Advt.


  Some 30 members of the Sutton Motor Club and friends participated in an enjoyable social run to Dovedale on Sunday. The party left the town about two o'clock, and on arrival at their destination partook of a picnic tea. After an enjoyable tour of the beauty spot, a pleasant ride home concluded a very happy outing.
  At the general fortnightly meeting of the Motor Club held at headquarters, Denman's Head Hotel, Sutton, on Tuesday evening, Mr. A. Parnell presided over a fair attendance. It was announced that the trial for the Woodward Rose Bowl would take place next Sunday week over a rough course of approximately 65 miles, and that the following Sunday a half-day social run would be held to Ilam Hall. The prizes in connection with the Martyn Cup Trial were presented by mr. A. Oscroft (secretary) as follow:- 1, Mr. S. Clarke, Martyn Cup and silver vase; 2, mr. E.A. Savory, watch; 3, Mr. F. Shipside, watch.


  A depressing kind of report was presented to the Notts. and District Miners' Wages Board at its meeting at the Victoria Station Hotel, Nottingham, on Monday. As a consequence, wages will remain at the minimum.
  The report of the joint independent accountants showed that the wage per centage had dropped from 133.61 at the last ascertainment a month ago to 125.67. This meant that it was 12.33 per cent. below the minimum fixed by the wages agreement.
  The difference up to the minimum is being made up by the owners, and wages for the month of August will be unchanged. The drop in the percentage has been mainly due to competitive prices, chiefly during the month of June, when the percentage was only 115.91, and there was a loss on every ton of coal of .95d. The average selling price was 12s 1.97d. during the three months, a drop of 5d. compared with the last ascertainment.
  The ascertainment concerned the working of the pits during the months of April, May, and June, and the output for the period was 3,190,134 tons. Wage costs at minimum rates amounted to 7s. 11.19d., and other costs 3s. 6.9d. The output per man per shift at the coalface averaged 63.90 cwt., and for all men employed at the pits 26.23 cwt. The average wage per shift was 10s. 6.34d.
  In the absence of M. H.E. Mitton (chairman) and Mr. G.A. Spencer (vice-chairman), the meeting was presided over by Captain P. Muschamp.


  To-day the world may congratulate itself on a new record of its own making. For the first-time in its history (according to elaborate statistics just published in Geneva) it has topped the 2,000,000,000 population mark. This figure has been attained by a 20,000,000 increase in population during 1931.
  Asia is still the most populous continent with a population of 1,103,000,000, and an increase of 11,000,000 over the figures for the previous year. North and South America have 252,000,000 inhabitants, with an increase of 4,000,000.
  Europe, which ranks second of the continents, also achieves a record by passing the half-billion mark at 506,000,000. The total increase over the previous figures is 8,000,000.
  Russia (127,000,000) shows the largest gain - 3,000,000. Poland and Spain each show a gain of a million. France of 640,000.
  Germany (64,000,000) and Great Britain (46,000,000) have remained stationary, and Italy, despite all the Duce's propaganda efforts, shows a decrease of 400,000.

Written 29 Feb 12 Revised 29 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott