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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - December 30th 1932


Tenders are invited for the erection of FORTY HOUSES of the Non-Parlour Type, on the Council's Chesterfield Road Housing Site.
  Copies of Plans, Specifications, Form and Tender and other particulars may be obtained and Drawings inspected upon payment of Deposit of £2 2s., being made, which will be returned upon receipt of a bonafide Tender and the return of all Plans, etc., on application to Mr. E.W. Bostock, Chartered Architect, Morven Avenue, Hucknall, Notts.
  The Contractor will be required to comply with the conditions of the Ministry of Health as stated in Circular No. 520A respecting the employment of Apprentices on the works; to pay the recognised standard rate of wages ruling in the district, and to EMPLOY AS MUCH LOCAL LABOUR AS POSSIBLE.
  The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender.
  The accepted Tender will be subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health.
  Sealed Tenders on the Forms supplied, endorsed "Tender for Houses," must be delivered to me, the undersigned, not later than 12 noon on Monday, the 9th day of January, 1933.


Clerk to the Council.   45, West Gate, Mansfield.



The "White Lion" Sick and Dividing Society was able to pay out a dividend of 18s. 6d. to each of its 60 members at the annual meeting. The Society continues with the same officials:- Messrs. S. Cartwright (Chairman), R. Bostock (secretary), and O. Hardy (treasurer).

Christmas falling on a Sunday caused it to be very quietly observed, although it afforded greater opportunities from a devotional point of view. At all the churches carol services were held, familiar Yuletide music being the rule. The weather was wonderfully mild, and many people were out in the open-air. In the evening, however, family gatherings were greatly in evidence, New Hucknall Colliery closed down from Friday night until Thursday morning, and the factories have had their usual break.

Lilies, carnations, chrysanthemums and evergreens figured in the Yuletide decorations in the Parish Church. The altar and the windows had been artistically treated by Miss Jessie Pritchett, the whole of the flowers being the gift of the Vicar. The three celebrations of Holy Communion on Sunday morning were well-attended, the last being sung to a setting of Eyre. In the evening a carol service was held ... The organist throughout was Mr. E. Lowe, and the day's offertories in accordance with custom were distributed among the sick and needy.

At the New Fall Street Methodist Church a Christmas effort was made on Sunday by the Male Voice Choir. The preacher during the day was Mr. R. Butler (Newton), who delivered excellent sermons. He also presided in the afternoon at a musical service where a number of items were given in good style by the Male Voice Choir, conducted by Mr. J. Colley. Soloists were Mr. A.E. Cooke (Sutton), bass, and Mr. J. Ball (Stanton Hill), tenor. At the evening service further items were contributed by the Male Voice Choir and Mr. Ball, the music being a very praiseworthy order throughout. The organist was Mr. J.W. Allsop, while Mr. W. Allsop, junr, accompanied the vocalists on the piano. The collections were on behalf of the Trust Funds.

The annual Christmas treat to the Blackwell Road scholars took place on Friday afternoon, the schools being seasonably adorned for the occasion. About 250 children sat down to a substantial spread of pastries, sandwiches, tea and bread and butter, there being present a willing company of helpers. After tea oranges and bags of sweets were distributed, every child departing thoroughly well pleased. Besides Mr. O. Bonsall and staff, assistance was rendered by Mrs. Bonsall, Mrs. J. Ensor, Mrs. Alexander, Miss Winnie Wright and the following old scholars:- Miss Gladys Wright, Miss Marjorie Ensor, Miss Joan Abbott and Mr. Jim Wright. Rounds of cheers were given by the scholars for the teachers and helpers, and the latter were personally thanked by the Headmaster.

On Thursday afternoon the children of the Church of England School in Common Road received their Christmas gifts. The rooms had been decorated and a huge Christmas tree dressed by the staff - Miss Kitchen, Mrs. Dickens, Mrs. Hart, Miss Goodall and Miss Spibey. Among the visitors were the Rev. W.L. Boulton, Mr. C. Bonsall, two former teachers (Mrs. Berresford and Mrs. Heathcote), and Mrs. Alexander. Sutton friends were the Rev. P. Clegg, Mrs. Clegg and Miss Clegg, Mrs. Tinsley, Mrs. J. Kitchen, Mr. Walton and Miss Farnsworth. The children, numbering about 120, sang carols and then welcomed Father Christmas heartily with singing and from a "magic fireplace" filled with packages each child received presents. Besides apples, oranges and chocolates, there were drawing materials, dolls, sewing and knitting outfits, hankies, books, etc. There was even a gift for Santa Claus himself, and the children were made thoroughly happy and sang joyously.

Mr. A. Wilson officiated on Friday at the funeral of Mr. Francis Flowers, of 51 Main Street, whose death occurred after four weeks illness within two months of his 60th birthday. He was a native of Huthwaite and spent most of his working career as a miner, but for the last three years had been employed by the Huthwaite Urban District Council. He was probably the tallest man in the town, being six feet four inches in his stockings, and was a member of a very old Huthwaite family. He leaves a widow and a grown-up family of three. At the service in the Sutton Road Methodist Church the hymn was sung, and Mr. Wilson gave a suitable address. The mourners were: The Widow; Mr and Mrs. T. Flowers, Mrs. E. Platts and Miss L. Flowers, son and daughters; Mr. and Mrs. C. Flowers, Mr. J. Flowers, Mr. Fred Flowers, Mrs. L. Irving (Glasgow), brothers and sisters; Mr. and Mrs. J. Flowers and Mrs. Turner, nephew and nieces; Mr. and Mrs. G. Darby, Mr. and Mrs. A. Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Hatton, Mr. and Mrs. Clipstone, Mr. W. Reeves, and Mr. H. Reeves, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. The bearers were five nephews, Messrs, Wilfred, Sidney, Charles and John Flowers and A. Reeves, and a personal friend, Mr. Tom Green. There were flowers from Wife and Daughters; Tom, Mabel and Iris; Jack and Family; Lizzie and Husband; Charlie, Wife and Family; Mr. and Mrs. G. Darby and Family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Flowers and Family; Mr. and Mrs. A. Reeves and Family; Mr. Tom Green; Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Wright, Mrs. Maltby; Workmen of the U.D.C.


On Saturday a very pretty wedding was solemnized in the Parish Church by the Rev. W.L. Boulton. The bridegroom was Mr. Frank Wm. Barnes, of 84, Newcastle Street, and the bride Miss May Whawell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Whawell, of 60, Newcastle Street, Huthwaite. The bride, who was given away by her father wore ...
  The four bridesmaids were Misses Ethel Whawell (sister), Hilda White (friend), Betty and Edith Murfin (cousins)...
  The best man was Mr. W.E. Quick, and a lucky horseshoe was presented to the bride by Master George Murfin. Over 40 guests were entertained at the home of the bride's parents, and all subscribed to a collection on behalf of the local charitable cause. The newly-married couple will reside at Ollerton, where the bridegroom is employed, and among the gifts to the bride were an oak mantel clock and a bread knife from fellow workers at the C.W.S. factory. After the ceremony the bride's bouquet was laid upon the grave of her young brother in Huthwaite Cemetery.


  A lean time has been experience by Huthwaite United during the holiday, two home matches having been lost.
  In Division II. of the Sutton and Skegby League, Huthwaite C.W.S. and S. Walton and Sons gained pleasing away victories on Saturday, the former at the expense of Skegby Rovers, who made amends somewhat by drawing with Waltons on Tuesday.
  Hat-tricks were cheap with Huthwaite teams on Saturday. Cooke, G. Reeves and E. Reeves managed the feat for the Villa, and Briggs for the C.W.S.   It was Cooke's third hat-trick in four matches, and the Villa's total of goals up to the present is 108 against 20, and they are still going strong!
  No fewer than eleven goals were obtained by the Villa against C.W.S. Reserve on Saturday, and they followed up this fine performance by comfortably beating Meden Bank Red Rose in the League Cup Semi-Final on Monday.
  The following day Villa beat Meden Bank in the Stanton Hill Nursing Cup, and to-morrow they will meet Bentinck Colliery in the same competition.
  The match will be played at Huthwaite, and, although the visitors are in a higher class of football, the Villa will field a strong team, and are confident of going further.
  Huthwaite Villa have signed on a fresh goalkeeper in A. Palethorpe, of East Kirkby Welfare, who will probably make an early appearance with his new team. Up to the present Villa have had no reserve goalkeeper to fall back upon.


Huthwaite Villa played Meden Bank Red Rose on Boxing Day morning on the C.W.S. Ground in the Semi-Final of the League Cup, and Villa were the victors by five goals to two. Conditions were very bad owing to fog, but nevertheless a good crowd of 500 spectators assembled and witnessed a good game.

In the coming year the Midland District Miners' Fatal Accident Relief Society celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation. The event is one of particular interest to the mining community of Sutton and district, for not a few in this area have had cause to be thankful that the Society was in existence. During the years of its activities the Society has done a very excellent work on behalf miners nad their families, and it is generally recognised that the jubilee should be fittingly observed. This proposal is now under consideration, and on due time details will be published as to the character the celebrations should take.

Congratulations were on Wednesday extended in large numbers to the Duke of Portland on the celebration of his 75th birthday. The Duke was born in 1857, and is still hale and vigorous, continuing to enjoy outdoor exercise and recreation, and taking an active part in public and philanthropic work. His may acts of kindness and generosity have gained for him the esteem of all classes in the County of Nottinghamshire, and he is assured of a hearty welcome wherever he goes. Although not a frequent visitor to Sutton, he has many interests in the district, and an appeal for assistance in any worthy cause never goes unanswered. Many in Sutton have cause to be grateful for the interest and sympathetic help given them by Her Grace the Duchess of Portland, and all will extend to both the Duke and Duchess the hope that they may enjoy many more years of health and happiness.


Huthwaite United have had a very unsatisfactory Christmas with their two home matches. On Saturday they entertained Clay Cross Works, but the home club were not able to field their best team, and retired losers by two goals to four.
  Their Monday match with Blackwell Colliery was invested with much excitement, and there was a big gate. The League leaders were sore from a 5-1 defeat quite recently, and came in a determined mood....
  The United hardly deserved to lose by such a margin. Maddison was a hard worker, and Denby made some sensational saves. Team:-
  Huthwaite United.- Denby; Marshall and Thompson; Robinson, Maddison and Cooper; Etherington, Hill, Butler, Whitehead and Barsby.


A large crowd witnessed the local "Derby" between Huthwaite C.W.S. Reserve and Huthwaite Villa on the former's ground on Saturday, when the Villa did pretty much as they liked and ran out easy winners by eleven goals to one.

Written 13 Mar 12 Revised 13 Mar 12 © by Gary Elliott