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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - September 1st 1933


  At the Church service of the Mothers' Union of the Parish Church, Huthwaite on Monday evening, four new members were enrolled. The service was conducted by the Vicar, and was both impressive and helpful. The subject of the address was family life from the dawn of mankind, its individuality and association in all departments of life. Hymns appropriate to the season of the year was sung. Mr. Harry Wilson was at the organ.

  Following the examination for school certificates conducted by the Northern Universities, Constance Mary Ensor, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.H.J. Ensor (Lime Avenue), has attained matriculation standard; and Jim Wright, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Wright (Main Street), and Mr. E. Gunby, the younger son of Mr. And Mrs. A. Gunby, of Market Street, and Lois M. Street (Little Lane) have gained the School Certificate. All were trained at the Brunts School, Mansfield.

  Re-opening services were continued at the Sutton Road Church on Sunday, when the preachers were the Rev. L.R.D. Clay, and Alderman J.S. Alcock (Mansfield). The latter preached a convincing sermon, which was appreciated by a large congregation. He has many claims on the respect of the members in the churches of the Mansfield circuit, apart from his well-known public career, Evans has been prominent in the Local Preacher' Mutual Aid Society, and is the personal the successor to the late Mr. A.C. Evans. Alderman Alcock has some personal friends in Huthwaite who do not neglect the opportunity of hearing him preach, and whose public career have been contemporaneous with his own.

  Some of the houses of the Chesterfield Road scheme are nearing completion, and that there will be no lack of applications for tenancy is proved by the hundreds of residents who have lately inspected the dwellings. A walk up Chesterfield Road and a stroll round the housing scheme, has recently been a popular diversion. The villas have merit to recommend them to public favour, and those who live in them will be fortunate in many ways. Modern grates, hot and cold water and electric lights are indoor advantages, while outside are picturesque surroundings, and one of the most attractive villas for miles around. The spot is officially known as the highest in the county, and altitude means health, or at any rate, fresh air, which is very much the same thing. The scheme is laid out in a way which makes the best of the natural conditions from ????? tic as well as from a purely ?????? point of view, and in the process of time will become a real beauty spot altogether a useful housing scheme. It is a good example of what may be accomplished in a comparatively short period by a spirit of enterprise and progression.


  A Tibshelf jury on Tuesday returned a verdict of "Accidentally killed" at an inquest conducted by the District Coroner (Dr. R.A. McCrea), on Thomas Gower, 42, a miner, of Station Road, Huthwaite, employed at the Tibshelf No. 4 Colliery of the Babbington Coal Company, who was killed on the night shift early on Monday morning.

Sudden Fall of Roof.

  The evidence of James William Clarke, of Pilsley, showed that he and the deceased man were working in the No. 2 conveyor, and while Gower was building a pack there was a sudden fall of roof, which buried the deceased, who was killed outright.
  William Webb, deputy, residing in New Street, Huthwaite, said the cause of the fall was an unseen slip in the roof. The slip came down just outside the timber. All the working place was well timbered, and it was impossible to see the slip in the roof before the fall. The deceased was his "best friend."Thomas Gower
  The witness said the nearest prop was only 8 or 10 inches away from the stone that fell, and if it had been set a bit nearer it might have held the stuff that fell or "softened" the fall.
  The Coroner said it was another of those unfortunate mining accidents caused by unseen slips.
  The funeral took place on Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. W.L. Boulton. Deceased was a native of Huthwaite, and had been employed at Tibshelf seventeen years. He only re-commenced work on Friday on the re-opening of the pit. He leaves a widow, a son of 19, and a daughter aged 17.

Mourners and Wreaths.

  The mourners were:- The Widow; Elliot and Mary, son and daughter; Brother Tom and Wife: Violet, sister, and Tom; Polly (Clay Cross) and sister and brother; Daisy and Dick (Wittington), sister; Annie and Jack (Kirkby) sister; Mr. W. Fox, father-in-law; Walter and Clara (Sutton), Ernest and Edna (Stanton Hill), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Elliott Swain, nephew. Personal friends were Mr. and Mrs. Longden and Willie, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Rowe, Miss Dora Booth, Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Weston, Mr. Rawson (Tibshelf).
  Tibshelf Colliery was represented by Messrs. B. Radford (undermanager), E. Watkinson (enginewright), H. Ruker, R. Rushley, C. Hancock, J. Haywood, V. Fewkes and W. Coupe (deputies), J. ???dart, F. Wycherley, J. Clark, G. Winhead, H. Nix, G. Spencer, F. Shaw and J. Thacker (workmen).
  The bearers were Messrs. T. Collins, J. Rowe, D. Elliott, W. Webb, M. Barnes and J. Ward.
  Wreaths were from:- Wife and children; Nan and Jack; Violet, Tom and children; Mrs. Elliott Gower and Charlie; Joyce and Gladys; Brother Sam; Polly and ??? Daisy and Dick; Ted, Ada and family; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Adlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clay; Mr. and Mrs. Booth and family, Mr. and Mrs. Longden and Willie; Mr. Ward (an old workmate) and Mrs. Ward, Mr. Webb and Fellow Deputies at No. 4 Pit; neighbours; "Rising Star" Lodge and Fellow Workmen.


Charge of Keeping Premises for Betting Purposes.

  A betting raid by the Sutton police on August 11th resulted in the appearance of 24 men at the Mansfield Petty Sessions yesterday. Herbert Green, of 11 High Street, Sutton, being summoned for keeping his premises for betting purposes, and the following for resorting there:- Elijah Bacon, 25 Stoney Street, Sutton; James Greasley, 9 Little Duke Street, Sutton; James Orrell, Leyton Avenue, Skegby; Geo. Greatorex, 29 Park Street, Sutton; Herbert Coupe, 11 Duke Street, Sutton; John W. Simpson, 19 Morley Street, Sutton; Dennis H. Wilson, 82 New Street, Huthwaite; John W. Gunby, 80 New Street, Huthwaite; John G. Cowley, 22 Club Street, Huthwaite; Leslie Gregory, 4 Sherwood Street, Huthwaite; William Shelton, 3 Duke Street, Sutton; Harold Miller, High Street, Sutton; Jesse Shelton, 3 Barnes Yard, Sutton; Thos. Slack, 12 Prospect Place, Sutton; Alex. S. Deakin, 11 Victoria Street, Sutton; Horace Reeves, 17 Stoney Street, Sutton; Daniel Allberry, 6 Lord Street, Sutton; Albert Edwards, 3 Lord Street, Sutton; Henry Gregory, 1 Lord Street, Sutton; Herbert Berry, 5 Mount Street, Sutton; John Saunders, 79 Forest Street, Sutton; Harry Pride, caravan, Ashfield Street, Skegby; John Ellis, Sandy Row, Reform Street, Sutton. All defendants pleaded guilty, except Ellis, who did not appear.

Police Evidence.

  Inspector Bullock called P.c. Eastland, who said that on August 2nd he kept observation upon Green's premises, a dwelling house, and saw a number of men and women enter. Defendant carried on the business of a commission agent there. On August 3rd, 36 men, 2 women and a youth went there, and on the 4th 34 men and one woman. Some of these people were reading papers and talking as they entered. They went in and came out again soon afterwards. On August 11th witness assisted in a search of the premises and witness told several men they would be reported.
  Sergt. Halford stated that he and other officers entered the house under a search warrant and saw Green and a number of men there. Green was seated at a table near a telephone. Witness told him the purpose of his visit and Green replied "Well done." He found in the room 22 slips relating to horses run on the previous day, some money, a ready reckoner and 19 payment-out slips. When told he would be reported for keeping a house for betting with persons who came there, Green answered "I know my friends."
  Inspector Bullock: Who do you think he meant by his friends? Witness: He was in a joking mood about it. He added that complaints had been received as to what was taking place at the house.
  Mr. R.P. Marchant, representing Green, said his client was a bookmaker and did not disguise the fact. He had carried on this business at Sutton and was fined in that court a short time ago. His object in continuing it was to endeavour to recoup himself for some of the losses he had made, but since the raid on August 11th he had closed the premises. He could not carry on the business, and he did not intend to open the house again for the purpose of betting. ....


  Well! Soccer Season 1933-34, is here, and we-or, at any rate, the players - know about it, too.
  This is the fourth consecutive year that football has opened in a blaze of sunshine, but it is doubtful if it has been so hot as it was on Saturday. ....
  It was almost too hot to watch football - and sitting down to it at that. ... .

Well Off the Mark.

  Several local junior clubs got well off the mark on Saturday, when, however, there were some clubs without matches, but practically all of these will be in the fray to-morrow.
  One of Huthwaite's new clubs, West End, made a creditable start in their North Notts. League programme.
  Everything points to West End having a good season, and they did remarkably well under difficulties in gaining a point against an experienced set of players like Thoresby.
  Several good players are at the club's disposal, and there should be no difficulty in strengthening the few weak positions. ...
  The Villa also shared the points on Saturday at home, but their new neighbours, Huthwaite Peacock, won their home match in decisive style.
  Two other local Section "A" teams, Messrs. B. Walton and Sons and Huthwaite United, tried conclusions on the former's ground, the home team winning a hard-fought game by the odd goal to five.


  Huthwaite U.D.C.   B.C. v. Pleasley.- Played at Huthwaite. Scores:- (Lowest in table)
Huthwaite.- E. Sparham, J. Nunn, T. Wilcockson, C.H. Coupe, J. Wilson, C. Wheeler, W. Woodhead, T. Dobb, H. Thompson, S. Hunt, R. Hayes, J. Lee.


New Hucknall Welfare v. Teversal Colliery.- Played on New Hucknall green. Scores:- (highest in table)
New Hucknall.- J. Hunt, F. Newcombe, B. Goodwin, C. Cooper, J. Clewley, W. Boot, J. Allsop, E. Bowmer, S. Bowmer.


  On Saturday the second trip arranged by the Huthwaite Methodist Churches took place, the destination being Skegness. Over 700 children and adults took advantage of the opportunity to spend an enjoyable time by the seaside. There was plenty of room on the train, and no cases of overcrowding the compartments, and 'buses met the returning trippers about half past eleven to obviate the fatigue of walking home. Everybody had a first-rate time, the only drawback in the view of many of the excursionists being the impossibility of making a longer stay. The joint organisers of the outing were Misses H. Hawley and A. Baxter and Mr. N. Evans (Sherwood Street Church), Messrs. A. Lupton and A. Fidler and Miss E. Fidler (Sutton Road), and Mr. C. Eveson (New Fall Street). A number of friends from Sutton churches joined the party.

Written 27 Nov 12 Revised 27 Nov 12 © by Gary Elliott