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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - October 28th 1932




On Wednesday evening an accident befell Mr. Joe Lee, the engineer at Messrs. Betts and Broughton's factory. He was cycling home after work, and near the Carnarvon Grove junction swerved to miss a girl in the street. As a result his machine crashed into the pillar box, over which the cyclist was thrown, while the back wheel of the cycle, swinging round, threw the girl to the ground. Mr. Lee, who sustained a cut on the head and some severe bruises was assisted home by a fellow workmate named Broughton, but medical help was not required. The girl, who was about eight years of age, named Walker, was shaken by the fall, and a bump on the head. The bicycle, practically a new machine, was badly smashed by the impact.

Joan Bennett is the chief attraction for the first part of the week at the Lyric Theatre. She is the star in "She Wanted a Millionaire," but it is the humble driver of a locomotive who falls in love with her first, and he determines to rise in the world. However, she is elected "Queen of Beauty" and then she accepts a millionaire. Her husband turns out jealous and vindictive, and he discovers that she loves the former engine driver who is now occupying a much better position. The story has an unexpected climax. The companion picture is "The Rainbow Trail" from Zane Grey's novel, with George O'Brien and Cecilia Parker. The story deals with the adventures of a lonely cowboy in his attempt to rescue three people from a secret valley. On Thursday a singing and dancing musical comedy "Sunny Side Up" is presented, featuring two favourite "stars," Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. It is a bright and cheerful production with several song hits. During this week-end "The Dance Team" and "Two Crowded Hours," are full of interest and thrills.



The Rev. Samuel Chadwick, D.D., principal of Cliff College, Calver, Derbyshire, has passed away at the age of 70.
  Mr. Chadwick was one of the best known ministers in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and in Sutton, Huthwaite, Kirkby and the surrounding districts, he was held in high esteem, as was evidenced by the great congregation which assembled to hear his rousing and outspoken sermons or lectures.
  On his last visit to the Outram Street Church, Sutton, at the evening gathering he lectured on Babylon. The late Councillor W. Collins was on the platform, and the church was packed from end to end. Such was the moral fervour of the lecturer that twice during the evening Mr. Chadwick had perceived that one of his warm admirers had put his overcoat over the clock in the gallery.
  Very kindly and jocularly Mr. Chadwick requested the removal of the coat, and, though the request was granted, a little later in the evening the coat was again covering the clock.
  Mr. Chadwick was the first president of the Methodist Union Committee, and it was his ambition to see the completion of the union. The deeds were shown to him last Friday by his friend Sir Robert Ray as he lay on his death-bed. A past President of the Wesleyan Conference, also a past President of the National Free Church Council, and as Principal of Cliff College, the students knew something of his magnetic personality. He was Editor of "Joyful News," and Joint-Editor of "Experience," and thousands read week by week his trenchant and deeply spiritual messages.


"Vandeville" was the title of a musical production at the Wesleyan School room on Wednesday evening. The effort was in aid of the Bazaar funds, and great credit is due to Mr. J. H. Westwood, a well-known Huthwaite violinist, who was responsible for the production. This was the third time that Mr. Weston had produced "Vandeville," and its popularity showed no signs of waning. A first-class variety entertainment was given, the programme being as follows:- Mr. N. Evans; Mr. F. Kinsey; Mr. A. Marshall; Messrs. Humphreys, Weston and Haigh, trio; Mr. L. England, piano-accordian solo; Mr. Smedley, ventriloquist; Mr. J.H. Weston, violin solo; Master Bradley, solo; Messrs. J.H. Weston, K. Poole, L. England and D. Parkin; Messrs. Marshall and Waterfield, sketch; Mr. F. Kinley, song; Mr. T. Watfield, song. The chairman was Miss J. Kitchen (Sutton), and the accompaniments were played by Mr. Norman Evans. There was a crowded and appreciative audience, all the items being well rendered and thoroughly enjoyed.


On Friday evening the Girl Guides held a jumble sale in the Library Lecture Hall, the object being to provide funds for outings and other Guide activities next summer. Capt. Chapman supervised, and the Guides acted as saleswomen. Business was brisk, and about 35s. was realised. Among the goods sold were a number of old books of fiction given by the Library Committee, many of them badly delapidated, but still containing the complete story. A number of similar books were distributed to the day school senior scholars early in the week. All were old volumes which had to be got rid of to make room for new books.

Written 05 Mar 12 Revised 05 Mar 12 © by Gary Elliott