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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - August 2nd 1935


The annual church parade of the New Hucknall Collieries Ambulance Brigade was held on Sunday at Huthwaite, and was a picturesque and interesting spectacle. About 350 uniformed members took part, the Divisions being New Hucknall (Corps Officer Murfin and Ambulance Officer Jackson); Bentinck (Ambulance Officer Moulton, deputising for Ambulance Officer Aspinall); Welbeck (Ambulance Officer Dove); and Annesley (Ambulance Officer Maddocks).

Ambulance Officer Rallings (New Hucknall) was in charge of the parade which assembled on the New Hucknall cricket ground and on the way to the Parish Church lively music was played by the Welbeck Bugle Band (Drum-Major Brentnall).

The service was conducted by the Rev. W.L. Boulton who preached an excellent sermon with the story of the Good Samaritan for its subject, and appropriate hymns were sung. Afterwards the Brigade marched back to the cricket ground where there was a march past, the salute being taken by Commanding Officer Murfin.


With twenty-five years' service to his credit, Inspector H. Scoffield, who has been in charge of the Sutton police district for the past four and a half years, is retiring at the end of August.
  During the period he has been in the district, Inspector Scoffield has made a host of friends and organisers of charity functions have found in him a ready and willing helper. Scoffeld No appeal for assistance has been made to him in vain, the local Hospital and Police Benevolent Fund efforts especially finding in him a hard and enthusiastic worker.
  The Old Folk's Dinner Committee also found in him a great helper, and it is satisfactory to learn that after his retirement his services will still be available to these various causes, for we understand that he will continue to reside in Sutton.
  A native of Nottingham, prior to joining the police force in 1919, Mr. Scoffield was employed in the lace trade in the city. He was at police headquarters for six months, after which he went to Hucknall, where he remained until February, 1911, when he was moved to New Brinsley. After being stationed there for four years he returned to Hucknall, where he remained until 1924, when he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and moved to Carlton.
  Here he was stationed for two years, afterwards being at Radcliffe-on-Trent for four years, when his excellent service was further recognised by his promotion to the rank of Inspector, and he came to Sutton in succession to Ex-Inspector G. Swanwick.
  Inspector Scoffield has a brother in the Force stationed at Hucknall, and another who is a sergeant at Renishaw, whilst his son is a member of the Nottingham City Police Force. Mr. Scoffield will carry with him in his retirement the best wishes of his many friends, coupled with the hope that he may be spared for many years to enjoy his well-earned retirement.


Sir.- May we, through the agency of your paper, be permitted to express our thanks to all those who helped in any way towards the success of the Hospital Rag in Sutton on Saturday.
The financial result, when finally reached should exceed the expectations of many, when regard is given to the exceedingly short time allowed to the organising Committee for their work. But the helpers were many, and, as it would be invidious to name any, will all, from raggers to ragged, please accept our sincerest thanks for making it possible for us to send to Mansfield Hospital Jubilee Extension Fund, a worthy sum from our town.

  F. OAKLEY (Chairman).
  A. W. WOOLLEY (Hon. Organiser).
  M. HACKETT (Hon. Secretary).
  Sutton Rose Day and Rag Committee

Written 14 Feb 12 Revised 14 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott