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a weeks news dated - September 9th 1932


Huthwaite Feast, which fell on Sunday, was conspicuous for the annual musical features. In the afternoon the Huthwaite Prize Band gave a concert in the Welfare Grounds and in the evening the Market Place was flooded with music, both sacred and secular, by Mr. H. Hall's splendid organ. The recital was on behalf of the Old People's Treat funds, and with fine weather a big crowd heard a most enjoyable programme. The absence of the usual fair ground noises allowed the music to be heard to great advantage. A collection was made by members of the Committee, and the platform was occupied by Councillor Wright (chairman), Mr. A. Tomlinson (secretary), Mr. H. Holland (treasurer), and Mr. C.A. Bonsall. During the interval the last-named expressed the hearty thanks of the Committee to the audience for their attendance and contributions and to Mr. Hall for giving the recital. Mr. Hall, the speaker pointed out, always readily responded to such an appeal, and the event had come to be looked upon as an annual custom. The various items were very greatly appreciated by the audience, many of whom joined in singing the last hymn. The instrument was operated by Mr. J. Browne (chief engineer of the firm)...

The total number of telephones in the Post Office system at 31st July was 2,088,031, a net increase of 2,725 on the total at the end of June, states "The Telegraph and Telephone Journal."


Having finished their League programme New Hucknall Welfare Bowls Club played a friendly on Wednesday with Sutton Conservative Club, at Sutton. The result was a draw of 82 each, and a return match is to be arranged.

In an open buttonhole competition held at the Peacock Hotel there were 37 entries, some very artistic efforts being on view. The winners were:- 1, E. Stubbings, Huthwaite; 2, E. Reeves, Sutton; 3, W. Saxton, Huthwaite.

The collectors at the organ recital on Sunday night were Messrs. W. Straw, W. Harwood, F. Foulkes, C. Evans, F. Flowers, F. Smith, S. Hague, A. Ambroze, and Miss Joan Foulkes. The amount realised was £3 6s. 8d., which was in excess of last year.

On Saturday a very successful dance was held by the New Hucknall Ambulance Division in the Drill Hall. There was an attendance of 200 dancers, the music being supplied by the Boston Five Orchestra. Messrs. H. White and T. North officiated as M.C.'s and the refreshments were served by Mrs. Slack and staff. The event was on behalf of the effort to provide new uniforms for the Division members, and it is therefore pleasing to hear with such a good object, that a substantial sum was realised.

The Feast was a very successful event. Although there were not many novelties a fair ground always exercises a certain fascination for both old and young, and there were large numbers of visitors. The amusement caterers did quite a large amount of business, and with the weather being favourable a cheerful atmosphere prevailed throughout. Huthwaite wakes is at the same time a warning that the days are rapidly shortening, and the nights becoming chilly. There is, of course, often very beautiful weather in September, and this year, at any rate, will be remembered for its delightful August. With an improvement in the industrial situation which can be looked for at this time of year, things will not be so bad after all.


At the Lyric Theatre a double-feature programme starts the week. "The Spider" is a gripping story of a great magician who bewilders the audience with remarkable illusions. ... "Merely Mary Ann," a pretty and appealing story is showing this week-end with other bright features.


  Eight Huthwaite and Sutton shopkeepers were before the magistrates at Mansfield Petty Sessions yesterday (Mr. G. Peach in the chair) on charges of having contravened Section 1 of the Shops (Hours of Closing) Act, 1928, on August 5th, by not closing their shops for the serving of customers not later than 8 o'clock in the evening.
  Mr. Stanley Strugnell, Inspector under the Shops Act to the Sutton and Huthwaite Urban District Councils, said it was necessary to bring the cases because of the number of complaints, including a letter of complaint from the Huthwaite Urban District Council, he had received with regard to shops keeping open after the recognised time for closing. All the defendants had been visited and warned of the offence, but even then they did not close their shops and it was pretty obvious they did not intend doing so.

Warning to Future Offenders.

  In the first case, in which William Henry Buckland, of 2a. Mason Street, Sutton, was the defendant, Mr. Strugnell gave evidence of seeing a customer leave defendant's shop at 9.30 p.m. on the date in question. The customer returned with witness in the shop, and in the presence of defendant said she had purchased some sugar and candles. Cigarettes and matches were also purchased after time.
  After a brief retirement of the Bench, the Chairman said Buckland would be fined 10s. 6d., and in dealing leniently with the case the Bench wished it to be known that in any future cases of a similar nature the penalty would be more severe. The Bench were determined to assist the authorities in carrying out the law.
  A similar fine was imposed on Fred Buckberry, of the Post Office, Sutton Road, Huthwaite, who admitted selling a tin of salmon at 9.30 p.m., and pleaded that he was ignorant of the fact that it was an offence as he was new to the business.
  Emily Morris, of Main Street, Huthwaite, was also fined 10s. 6d. for selling a tin of salmon at 8.40 p.m.
  For selling a packet of peas at 8.45 p.m., Elijah Bramley, of 95, Main Street, Huthwaite, was ordered to pay a fine of 10s. 6d.
  The following defendants were also similarly fined:-
  Charles Henry Moor, of Market Place, Huthwaite, for selling a tin of salmon at 8.25 p.m.
  Annie Vardy, of 21, Sutton Road, Huthwaite, for selling 1lb. of apples at 9.10 p.m.
  Harry Hill, of 33, Main Street, Huthwaite, for selling ½lb. of tomatoes at 8.30 p.m.
  Charlie Hassall, of 39, Main Street, Huthwaite, for selling a bottle of sauce at 8.35 p.m.

Bygone Happenings.

Hucknall Huthwaite Hospital Sunday.

  The several Friendly Societies in Hucknall Huthwaite assembled in the Market Place just after noon on Hospital Sunday for a financial effort on behalf of Nottingham Hospital and Eye Infirmary. About 300 members joined in processioning the village, headed by the Prize Band, which was led by Mr. J.B. Cooper, and afterwards, attended church to hear a sermon by the Rev. W.R. Braybrooke.
  Service over, the Band again led the procession to the Market Place, where the secretary, Mr. G. Bostock, read a statement of accounts, which showed that the previous year's proceedings realised £8 11s. 6d. The sum realised that year was £7 5s. 6d., and another 30s. was expected.

Huthwaite Juvenile Lodge Treat.

  The parent members of the Rising Star Lodge at Huthwaite gave their juveniles their annual treat. The Excelsior Band, under the leadership of Mr. A. Cooper, was in attendance and paraded the members through the principal thoroughfares. Afterwards they were provided with tea and their lodge room at the Peacock Inn, 150 sitting down.
  The catering was done by Mesdames R. Smith, J. Goddard, R. Bostock, W. Fletcher, J. Fox, Pickering, G. Allsop, W. Miller, S. Allen, J.P. Machin, Cutts and A. Wilson. It was intended to hold sports in Mr. G. Bostocks field, but these had to be postponed owing to unfavourable weather.


  It is pointed out in a review of the coal industry in the "Board of Trade Journal," that the number of colliery workers in Great Britain at the end of June was the lowest recorded during the past 30 years.
  During the second quarter of the year, it is stated, the output of saleable coal in Great Britain was 52,129,200 tons, compared with 55,980,500 tons in the first quarter, and with 53,513,100 tons in the second quarter of last year.
  The reduction compared with the first three months was general, the principal decreases being in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire (11 per cent), Northumberland (10 per cent), and Scotland (8 per cent). Comparing the first six months of this year with the corresponding period of 1931, output was slightly more than 108 million tons, as compared with nearly 111 million tons, or two per cent. less.


  This compares not unfavourably with the position abroad. In France, Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Germany, the corresponding reduction in coal output was from one-sixth to one-eighth, in the United States of America one-fifth, and in Poland nearly one-fourth. In the U.S.S.R. output was substantially greater.
  The number of wage-earners on colliery books at the end of June was 799,400, or 34,900 fewer than at the end of March. This is the lowest number recorded during the past 30 years. The average number of wage-earners, 817,500, declined in all districts except Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, where it remained stationary.
  The total (net) costs of production of coal commercially disposable during the first quarter of 1932 were slightly higher, and proceeds one halfpenny per ton lower than in the previous quarter. "The position respecting markets for British coal abroad continues to be a source of anxiety," the review states.



  As this month will see the Sutton Primitive Methodist Church merged into a wider activity of Methodism, the work of its early founders, Hugh Bourne and William Clowes, and other early pioneers, will still remain, and evidence of self sacrifice will be seen in churches now erected in village, town and city.
  In the fusion of the Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodist and United Methodist Churches into one vast union of Methodism, the Primitive Methodist connexion will contribute no less than 1,140 ministers, 13,597 lay preachers, 222,978 church members, 52,589 Sunday School teachers and 361,300 scholars. ....



On Monday, Huthwaite Villa for their second match of the season, entertained Tibshelf Athletic before a crowd of approximately 1,000 spectators, on the Huthwaite Park Ground, a keen game resulting in a 5-2 victory for the home team. ....
Huthwaite Villa.- C. Fairbrother; R. Williams and L. Smith; W. Griffiths, J. Wilson and R. Lee; L. Reeves, S. Hunt, G. Reeves, E. Reeves and E. Hill.

Equipped by Grant From Miners' Welfare Committee.


  The children's pleasure ground at the Lawn, Sutton, which has been equipped by means of a grant from the Miners' Welfare Fund, was formally opened on Friday afternoon, and should prove a great acquisition to the facilities already provided in the town for the benefit of the children.
  Brought into being through the interest and energies of the Sutton Miners' Welfare Committee, the playground covers an area of over two acres of land, which has been railed off so that the youngsters will have a corner of their own.

cost of Equipment.

  The cost of equipment and layout has been £618, which was granted from the Miners' Welfare Fund, and thanks to hearty co-operation between the Miners' Welfare Committee and the Sutton Council, ....


At a meeting of the League Management Committee, held on Tuesday evening, Mr. A.E. Francis presiding, the following were selected to represent the League against Nottingham Forest Reserve on Saturday, September 17th:- S. Dean (Ollerton Colliery); A.R. Dallison (Huthwaite C.W.S.) and J. Gascoigne (Blackwell Colliery); A. Burdett (Clay Cross Works), A. Pegg (Huthwaite C.W.S.), and M. Bacon (Teversal Colliery); H. Cotterill (Thoresby Colliery), H. Ransford (Blackwell Colliery), captain, H. Keeling (Teversal Colliery), F. Lander (Rufford Colliery) and H. Godfrey (Teversal Colliery).
  The match is to be played on the Bentinck Colliery ground, and Mr. A.E. Spendlove (Huthwaite) has been appointed to officiate as referee.

Written 02 Mar 12 Revised 02 Mar 12 © by Gary Elliott