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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - February 19th 1932


Back Row: Arthur Fawhert, Chas. Cooper junior, M. Bradford, Fred Brown, Jack Limb (President), Frank Lee, H. Hinks, Sam Liwbridge, Chas. Marriott, W. Berresford, Librarian.
Middle Row: T. Harrison (drums), R. Cooper, G. Bee, T. Dobb, F. Bridger, Alf. Thompson, Tom Gelsthorpe (Assist. Librarian).
Front Row: Chas. Chappell, C.B. Cooper, P.B. Cooper, J.B. Cooper, Chas. A. Cooper (Conductor and Musical Director), W. Bee, S. Fox, J. Laitt and W. Wild.

  On Wednesday evening from the Midland Regional Station of the B.B.C., the Huthwaite Prize Band are to give a concert, lasting one and a half hours, from 6.30 p.m. to eight o'clock, and no doubt many Huthwaite and Sutton people will tune in to hear their local band.

  This is the fourth time the Huthwaite Band has been engaged in broadcasting. They once performed before the microphone at the now defunct Nottingham Station, and it will be remembered that last year they were on the ether twice from the Midland Regional.

  Evidently the Band is appreciated, and Mr. C.A. Cooper, the conductor and musical director, is to be congratulated on his untiring efforts to keep the band on the top. The bandsmen will leave Sutton during the afternoon of Wednesday, and will have to reach Birmingham in time for a short rehearsal or sound test.
  The following programme is to be given:- "Victor's Return"; selection, "The Desert Song", trombone solo, "The Winning Spurt," Mr. J.B. Cooper; selection, "A Night in Switzerland"; euphonium solo, "The Cavalier," Mr. R. Couper; selections, "Melodious Gems."


In connection with the prize giving at the United Methodist Church, Mrs. R.J. Brown gave a very practical and helpful address on "Striving and Attainment." She pointed out that there was often more good in striving than in attaining one's object, because in the latter case one was tempted to leave off trying.
  The advice was greatly appreciated by the Sunday School officials and children. The proceedings were presided over by Mr. G. Hunt, of Somercotes, and Mrs. Brown was assisted in the presentation of the prizes by Mr. Albert Johnson and Mr. Cyril Humphrey. The prize-winners were:-


Iris Wycherley, Margaret Butterly, Ernest Brownley, Raymond Greaves, Gwennie Allen, Tom Hardwick, Nellie Hubble, Vera Butler, Fred Gilbert, Enid Hunt, Tommy Jones, Audrey Jones, Donald Streets, Norman Evans, John Cooper, Evelyn Kirk, Mary Cooper, Raymond Hubble, Raymond Atkin, Donald Radford, Elsie Burton, Allen Purseglove, John Hargreaves, Graham Fidler, Willie Holmes, Freda Charlton, Lenard Higginson, Jeffrey Cooper, Ivy Lynk, Avis Herrod, Kenneth Stone, Gordon Greaves, Terrance Stone, Irene Sisson, Leslie Sisson, Tom Holmes, Dorothy Lee, Lawrence Hargreaves, Mary Turner, Mary Wilson, Mary Hardwick, Dorothy Wilson, Arnold Hardy, Jean Bettison, Cyril Hardy, Hilda Wright, Kenneth Bird, Joan Blackburn, Kathleen Bradwell, Edna Ellis, Freda Hardy, Dennis Norton, Doris Ball, Frank Smith, Nancy Turner, Walter Hill, Kenneth Elliott, Maureen Harwood, Marjory Allsopp.


Lois Herrod, Madge Smith, Elsie Atkin, Francis Hargreaves, Sadie Dalton, Annie Hawley, Nellie Smith, Alice Johnson, Minnie Parkin, Olive West, Sylvia Hardy, Gwennie Hargreaves, Annie Kitchen, Irene Rhodes, Gladys Purseglove, Eunice Kenyon, Madge Cooper, Edna Hunt, Dorothy Bettison, Joyce Parkin, Ida Mansell, Ida West, Lucy Bettison, Joan Simmonds, Irene Atkin, Janet Hargreaves, Avis Bradwell, Kathleen Harwood, Nora Woodfield, Irene Smith, Madge Simmonds, Madge Purseglove, Joan Lincoln, Joan Allen, Bertha Connah, Edna Hubble, Ida Bettison, Betty Stone, Jean Hardy, Elsie Pickering, Jean Boot, Joan Bexon, Doris West, Violet Lee, Grace Marriott, May Bramley, Ethel Brownley, Jessie Smith, Joan Turner, Evelyn Connah, Enid Charlton, Ivy Collins, May Hall, Winnie Smith, Joan Wilmott, Mavis Betts, Jean Stringfellow, Annie Wilson, Lois Neale, May Holmes, Cissie Shaw, Mavis Stopps, Winnie Keeling, Edna Smith, Avis Allen, Joan Pepper, Elsie Herrod, Elizabeth Sisson, May Freeman, Olive Dykes, Joan Keeling, Emma Betts, Kathleen Humphrey, Joyce Severn.


Howard Purseglove, Edward Adkin, Robert Purseglove, Leonard Marshall, Wilfred Hunt, Albert Johnson, Vincent Johnson, Cyril Humphrey, Walter Atkin, Albert Woodfield, Albert Brownley, Arthur Gadsby, Ronald Murfin, Harold Smith, Willie Bradwell, Jack Bird, Ben Hubble, Reg Coleman, George Kirk, Joseph Hargreaves, Egbert Redfern, Douglas Hague, James Chapman, Willie Stone, Joseph Hardwick, Horace Hubble, John Hunt, Albert Radford, Leonard Brownley, Reg Cooper, Arthur Draycott, Reggie Slack, Frank Bettison, Alec Connah, Joseph Elliott, Ewart Lincoln, Willie Rhodes, Thomas Bird, Teddy Lynk, Leonard Lincoln, Percy Hill, George Humphrey, Harold Radford, Jack Hall, Raymond Lee, Arthur Allsopp, Richard Lee, George Stringfellow, George Barnes, James Wilson, Jack Turner, John Marriott, Arthur Turner, Leslie Slack, Douglas Severn, Joseph Radford, Allen Bradbury, Willie Taylor, John Chappelow, James Hassel, Ronald Chapman, Dennis Rhodes, George Chappelow, Ronald Wood, Everett Reeves, Wilfred Bancroft, Vivian Kirk, Albert Bradford, Dennis Bird, Alfred Ellis, Albert Thompson, John Thompson, Ernest Greatorex, Joseph Holmes, Horace Greatorex.


  The town loses a highly respected resident, and the Parish Church a faithful worker, by the death of Mr. Stanley Frederick Richard Smith, of 6, Harper Terrace, Huthwaite. He was 36 years of age, and had been ill since Christmas, his last public effort having been the training of Parish Church children for a Christmas cantata.
  The late Mr. Smith was born at Harrow. He was the youngest of eight children, his mother dying a fortnight after his birth. He was taken to Sheffield as an infant, but was afterwards brought up at Newton by an aunt, Mrs. Strugnall, and his grandmother (Mrs. Kent). He early showed a leaning for Sunday School and Church work, and became a member of Blackwell Parish Church choir, and a Sunday School teacher. The Rev. T.S. Hudson (Blackwell) thought highly of his services, and did not forget him when Mr. Smith came to Huthwaite 12 years ago.

Superintendent and Teacher.

At Huthwaite the late Mr. Smith became a Parish Church Sunday School teacher and was superintendent at the time of his death. He took an interest in music, being a good violinist, and had been in the C.W.S. factory orchestra, while his musical ability enabled him to train and conduct Sunday School scholars in various musical events in aid of the Church. He had the gift of interesting children, and he occasionally gave addresses to Sunday Schools at local places of worship. His first connection with Huthwaite Church was as a member of the Men's Bible Class.
  Deceased had been employed all his working career at Tibshelf Colliery. He leaves a widow and two young daughters. Of his seven brothers and sisters, a brother and a sister are in London, there are brothers at Greenwich and Portsmouth and in Australia and sisters in Devonshire and south Africa.
  The funeral service, of a simple character, was conducted by the Revs. W.L. Boulton (Huthwaite) and T.S. Hudson (Blackwell), the latter pronouncing the committal sentences at the graveside.

Mourners and Wreaths.

  The mourners were:- The Widow; Winifred and Ida, daughters; Mr. W. Smith (London), Mr. H. Smith (Greenwich), brothers; Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith, father-in-law and mother-in-law; Mr. C. Kent (Newton), Mrs. A. Strugnal (Newton), Mr. C. Pilkington, Mr. and Mrs. T. Adlington, Mr. W. Smith and Mrs. E. Turner (Whitwell), Mr. and Mrs. W. Gravel (Whitwell), uncles and aunts; Mr. F. Meldrum and Mr. G. Smith (Sheffield), Misses Vesta and Myrtle Pilkinton, Mr. and Mrs. Metcalfe (Whitwell), cousins; Mrs. Spencer (Newton), friend. The Parish Church was represented by Mr. T. Goodall (Bible Class), Mrs. Heathcote, Misses W. Wright, A. Wilson and E. Lawrence (Sunday School staff).
  On behalf of Tibshelf Colliery workmen Messrs. E. Draycott and J. Brooks attended and Bros. F. Weston (president). G. Weston (secretary), J. Allen, M. Smith and T. Gelsthorpe were present from the "Rising Star" Lodge.
  The bearers and wreaths from names given ...


  The Duke of Portland is again lending some of his tapestry from Welbeck Abbey for an exhibition in London. This time it is for the "Age of Walnut" exhibition being held at 25, Park Lane. Sir Philip Sassoon's house, in aid of the Royal Northern Hospital.
  Sir Philip is treasurer of the hospital, and was lucky enough to secure the help of the Prince of Wales, who performed the opening ceremony yesterday.
  A portrait of Mathew Pryor by Ryaut has also come from Welbeck Abbey as representative of the art of the period covered by the exhibition, which includes furniture both of walnut and gesso mirrors, silver and jewels which date from after the Restoration to the reign of Charles II.
  Earl Spencer has sent a portrait of Charles's beloved sister, "Minette," from Althorp, as well as silver, jewels, and tapestries.


The Huthwaite Women's Unionist Association held a whist drive in the Common Road Schools on Wednesday evening. The event was arranged by Mrs. H.A. Simpson, and there were other attractions besides whist. A speech on the activities of the present Parliament was delivered by the Agent for the Division (Mr. W.D. Short), who prophesied good results from the new Tariff system. During the evening songs were rendered by Mrs. Grierson and community singing brought some favourite choruses into the forefront. Mr. Jack Simpson and Miss Ida Brown provided instrumental selections on the violin and piano, the proceedings being a very enjoyable nature throughout. The gathering was a very representative one, and on behalf of the members Mrs. L. Hill thanked Mr. Short for his capable address. The M.C. was Miss E. Farnsworth, and the prizes were handed by Mrs. A. Taylor to Mrs. Randall, cress plate and dish; and Miss Marion Ensor, tin of biscuits. Refreshments were provided and served by a small committee, and Miss Brown supplied the accompaniments to the singing.



  No fewer than 17 goals were scored in the Huthwaite United v. Mansfield Baptist match on Saturday, when the United claimed all but one. The match was played at Huthwaite before a moderate crowd. The ground was up to the ankles in mud and the home team, who were at full strength, monopolised the play throughout. .....
  Percival (six), Holt (three), Etherington (three), Whitehead (two), Walker and Robinson scored for Huthwaite. Since Percival returned to the first team on December 19th he has obliged with 19 goals. He still insists on overdoing the fancy work, although he has scored several particularly good goals with first time efforts.


  Presiding over a meeting of the Midland Counties Institution of Engineers, at Nottingham University College, on Wednesday, Mr. R.F. Percy declared that the electric hand lamp for the minor was supplanting everywhere the old oil lamp. In the North Midland district, he said, there was something like 70,000 electric lamps and now only about 50,000 flame lamps. But for the fact the oil lamp was necessary for testing for gas, it would have been ousted long ago. It was over 100 years since Davy and others invented their lamps. These lamps had been improved since in a hundred different ways, yet to-day the ordinary lamp gave very little, if any, more light than the old one used 50 years ago. This went to show that the oil lamp had arrived at perfection, and that its day was practically over.

In its Youth.

The electric lamp was in its youth, and it was certain that, with another hundred years of improvement, there would be an increase in its lighting value at least tenfold. ...


  A strong urge to parents even in the present time of financial stringency to keep their boys at school until 18 years of age was made by Principal H. Stewart, of Nottingham University College, in presenting the prizes at the Mansfield Queen Elizabeth Boys' Grammar School on Wednesday.
  He was aware, he said, that the number of admissions to training colleges for teachers under the Board of Education scheme had been ruthlessly reduced, and that opportunities in industry were not so numerous nor so easily acquired as they were. To keep them at school after 16 years of age might mean anxiety and sacrifice, but he would say to them that in the long run it was better for the children to remain until 18 years of age.
  "Experience shows that in large businesses after a few years the boys who have had the extra time at school get better chances and take better advantage of them," Principal Stewart added. ...

Written 21 Feb 12 Revised 21 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott