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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - August 30th 1935


We understand that as an outcome of Huthwaite's Hospital Carnival, a sum of over £200 will be available for Hospital funds, a result on which all concerned are to be congratulated. To the Committee, especially, is praise due, and we reproduce a group comprising the majority of those who served on this energetic body of townsfolk.
Their names, reading from left to right:-
Back row: Mrs. J. Truswell, Mr. S. Stones, Mr. A. Wilkinson, Mr. E. Spencer, Mrs. Iball.  Second row: Mrs. J. Maltby, Mr. Truswell, Mr. W. Clark (secretary), Mr. J. Davies C.C. (Chairman), Mr. J. Iball, Mr. E. Oxley.   Bottom row: Mrs. G. Brailsford, Mrs. S.A. Clarke and Mrs. E. Oxley.
  Other officials and committee members who are not on the photograph are Mr. E. H. Lowe (President), Mr. T. Goodall (Treasurer), Mr. G. Simpkins, Mr. A. Rhodes, Mrs W. Kirk and Mr. Alcock.
  It might also be stated that Mr. Clarke played an important part with Mr. Stones in securing the attendance of so many Carnival Bands, and that the competition secretary was Mr. Stones with Mr. E. Spender his able assistant. The estimate of the attendance at the Carnival ground was about 5,000.


Cinema shows, the proceeds of which were in aid of the Hospital Carnival funds, were given at the Free Church Schoolroom on Wednesday afternoon and evening by Mr. Clifton Turner, interested audiences assembling. In the afternoon the children were the principal members of the audience and they were greatly delighted with the films, including the comedy pictures, also a film showing incidents in the Carnival. ...

Mr. J. F. Keetley, J.P., addressed the audience on the developments at the Mansfield Hospital, and the needs to meet its requirements, after which Mr. Clifton Turner gave a second show, his films including the showing the Duchess of Portland arriving at the Carnival and later crowning the Queen, also depicting incidents in the procession.

A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Turner for his voluntary effort to help the fund, this being proposed by Mrs. E. F. Dalton and seconded by Mr. J. Davies.


Huthwaite United will get off the mark on the North Notts. League, Division II., in good style with five consecutive home matches, the first being with Mansfield Shoe Co. next Monday night. United, who were runners-up in Division II of the North Notts. League last season, have most of last year's players and a good list of fresh ones to select from.

Previous players are:- F. Brooks, D. Coupe, W. Barker, A. Harris, F. Woodhead, A. Cox, R. Jones, J. Bowler, T. Lowbridge, J. Riley, C. Riley, and F. Broadhead. Others who have signed on are:- J. Pitchford (Stanton Hill), J. Hammondsley (Newton), J. Chetwood (Sutton), J. Harris (Sutton), W. Smith (Blackwell), E. Butler (Pilsley), J. Wheatley (Mansfield) and E. Peat (Newton).

The Secretary is Mr. W. Ingram, 54 Newcastle Street, Huthwaite, but the personnel of the committee has not yet been decided on. Those who take an interest in the club and would like ot assist its progress are invited to apply to the secretary for membership of the committee. The headquarters will be the White Lion, and the playing piece will be on the Recreation Ground by permission of the Urban District Council. The pitch has been greatly improved during the last two years, and is in first-class condition. The colours are red shirts and dark knickers. Mr. W. Cox has been appointed trainer. The United are financially sound, and there is nothing in the way of a successful season, provided a reasonable measure of public support is forthcoming. A practice match was fixed for Wednesday night.


This season the C.W.S. factory team at Huthwaite are competing in the Erewash Valley League. After six seasons in the Sutton and Skegby League they have decided to have a change. The club are expecting a really good season, a strong side having been got together, including three who should greatly strengthen the team. Two are the brothers C. Marshall and S. Marshall. The centre-forward will need no introduction to local football, whilst Sam should prove an asset at full-back. Another newcomer to the black and white colours is A. Barsby, who will fill a position which has been a weak spot in the factory side. The club will again have in goal V. Crompton, who has decided to stay with them against a lot of choices.
  The personnel of the side is as follows:- Goalkeepers, V.T. Crompton and R. Illsley: full-backs, S. Marshall, R. Booth, A.R. Dallison and R. Saxton; half-backs, R. Jones, E. Dyment, C. Hassall, A. Pegg, B. Herrod and E. Walters; forwards, G. Bunning, H. Brunt, J.W. Boot, A. Betts, C. Marshall, F. Wain, L. Bowler, A. Copley, A. Barsby, E. Halham, A. Bailey and H. Heath. The captain and vice-captain this season E. Dyment and A. Copley (reserve).
  The reserve team will this season be playing friendly football, and applications for matches from local clubs will be welcomed.
  The officials are:- President, Mr. J.A. Tomlinson; vice-president, Messrs. W. Leach, G. Davis and C. Hancock; committee, Messrs. S. Bent (chairman), F. Auld (vice-chairman and financial secretary), S. Sullivan, C. Vardy, H. White, F. Rowbotham, J. Boot, L. Iball, H. Daniels, E. Osbourne, P. Oliver, H. Price, A. Lee, E. England, B. Hobinson,; secretary Mr. C. Jordan, 23, Lime Avenue, Huthwaite; assistant secretary, Mr. V. Wass; trainer, Mr. R. Wood.
  With a good side, the committees are expecting far better support than ever before, many alterations having taken place during the close season. The club start the season tomorrow with an away game, their hosts being Alfreton United. The first home game is next Tuesday night, when South Normanton Vics will e entertained.


George Marshall, aged 20, of 22, Sutton Road, Huthwaite, met with a nasty accident on Friday evening. He was cycling home from Nottingham, where he is employed, when he came into collision with a motor-car on Mutton Hill, Kirkby. The cyclists was badly cut about the face, and his machine was smashed. He received first aid from an Ambulance man on the spot, and was then motored home for medical treatment. Happily it was found that the sufferer was not seriously incapacitated and he was able to resume work this week, though he did not make the journey by cycle.

On Saturday a dance was held in the Drill Hall by the West End Football Club. The hall was prettily decorated and the spectacle was a very pleasing one with the dancers, animated by the music of Tom Burton's Orchestra. The 'Dance' attracted many visitors, and the carnival spirit was in some measure special... The spot waltz competition was won by Mrs. Cocking (Mansfield) and Mrs. K. Reeves (Huthwaite).

carBelieved to be First Motor Car at Huthwaite
Members of the Conservative Association on their Annual Outing.

James Fox, Arthur Lowe, William. Barnes, Alex Dickens, Charles Oxley, John Marshall, George Farnsworth, Albert Taylor, Samuel Oxley, John Bedford, all of Huthwaite except John Marshall, Station Hotel, Alfreton.


Huthwaite Villa have had great difficulty in securing a ground as the Croft in no longer available, or suitable, for football, owing to recent excavations in connection with a sewage scheme. A pitch has been found, however, on Cross Lane, and matters should be expedited. The Secretary Mr. F. Bostock, 191, Main STreet, Huthwaite, and committee are striving hard to give the season a good start. Villa are in Division I. of the North Notts. League, and have a reputation to live up to.


On Saturday, at Huthwaite Parish Church, the Rev. W.L. Boulton (Vicar) officiated at the marriage between Miss Doris Cockayne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Cockayne, of 29, Ashfield Road, Huthwaite, and Mr. Ernest James Lord, son of Mrs. M. A. Lord, and the late Mr. J. Lord, of 115, Brand Lane, Stanton Hill. There was an interesting gathering of friends to witness the ceremony, the bridegroom, who is employed at Sutton Colliery, being a well-known amateur footballer, having played for Huthwaite Villa, Huthwaite United and Sutton Colliery. The bride was employed at the C.W.S. factory.
  Given away by her father, ... There were four bridesmaids, those who thus attended the bride, being Miss May Cockayne (sister), Miss Edith Naylor (friend), Miss Ivy Ball (cousin) and Miss Jessie Cosford (friend). ... There were also two page boys, these duties being carried out by Masters Arnold and Edward Lord (nephews of the bridegroom). Mr. G. Evans (friend of the bridegroom) was best man.

Wedding Gifts.

As the happy couple left the Church they were presented by Master Kenneth Herrett with a lucky horse-shoe. A reception was held at the bride's home, upwards of 40 guests being entertained. Their future address will be 29, Ashfield Road, Huthwaite.
  The presents received were as follow; Miss Ivy Ball and Mr. E. Lakin, chromium bedroom clock; Miss M. Cockayne, G. Ball and P. Pitts, palm stand; Grandma and Grandad, clothes basket and pegs; Mrs. L. Walker, enamel bucket; Albert Chambers and fiancee, trinket set; Misses E.A. Smalley and E. Bingham, cut glass salad bowl; Miss M. Newbold, blue flower vase; Misses R. Gray and M. Rawth, fruit seet; Miss E. Naylor and G. Evans, hearth plate; Miss j. Cosford and fiancee, pair of candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. Herrett, knife box, rolling pin, window leather; Mrs. Hall, cut glass butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. E. Armstrong, cheese knife; Mrs. Watson, pair of pillow cases; Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, ... incomplete copy


C.W.S. and West End played a practise match on the former's pitch on Tuesday. The homesters ran out winners by three goals to none. The proceeds were in aid of King George's Jubilee Trust fund.

The weekly whist drive on behalf of the Social Service Centre was held on Saturday, the M.C. being Mr. T. Bradley. The winners were:-Mr. A. Purdy; Mr. J.T. Nicholls; Mrs. Nicholls; Mrs. Taylor. Hidden numbers, Mrs. Purdy and B. Bettison.

The funeral took place on Monday, of Miss Lily Brown, of Longside Farm, Huthwaite. The deceased, who was 45 years of age, was a native of south Normanton, but had resided at Longside for 28 years. She had been in failing health since Easter of this year, and for the last few weeks had been kept indoors. She was well-known both in South Normanton and in Huthwaite. Prior to the interment the Rev. W. L. Boulton conducted a service in the Parish Church. The mourners were :- Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown (south Normanton), brother; Mr. and Mrs. T. Topham (Longside Farm), Mrs. A. Marriott and Mrs. A.E. Skidmore (both of South Normanton), sisters; Ellen and Albert (niece and nephew); Mrs. G. Brown (Longside), niece; Mrs. Hester Noon (South Normanton), Mrs. Mumford and Mrs. Wilson (Pinxton), sisters-in-law; Mr. E. Deakin (Rookery Farm), and Mr. A. Ball (Newton Wood Farm). Floral tributes were sent by :- Sister Sally and Tom, Ellen and Albert; Sister Maggie, Rob and Jack; Brother and Sister, William and Matilda and family; Ellen and Arthur; Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher and family; Mrs. Mumford and Mrs. Wilson; all at Rookery Farm; Mrs. Pratt and family.

Mr. H.A. Simpson presided at a concert at the Gospel Mission on Monday, when the programme was chiefly sustained by children, who were highly praised by the chairman. Master J. White, of Sutton, gave the solos, and Master Dewey, of Morton, contributed. Miss Leah Wilson gave two numbers and with John Peace, Thelma Dykes, Betty Hague. Dialogues were given by Elsie Peace, Nellie Marriott and Gladys Wyatt, and Mary Froggat, Elsie Wilson, May Griffiths and Violet Shooter.   Miss C.M. Constance, A.V.C.M. violinist, and Mrs. C. Hancock, organist, of Tibshelf, rendered ... and Mr. James Vardy and his junior violinists, Harold Stein, Steve Holland, and Arthur Everson gave several much appreciated items. There was also a selection of choruses by the Mission children, introduced by Cliff Wyatt. Refreshments were served at a small fee by Mesdames Dobb, Hague, Wyatt and Miss E. Wilson and Mr. Peace (Sunday School Supt.) thanked all present for their patronage. The proceeds were for the expenses of a trip for the Mission children.


Mr. S. Havenhand has been awarded a diploma by the Turog Flour Co. for excellence in breadmaking. Only 100 of these distinctions were awarded throughout the Kingdom, and the only other one in this district has been gained by the Mansfield and Sutton Co-op. Society.

Brunts School students who have been successful in the School Certificates Examination of the Northern Universities are James Alfred Clewley (Mill Lane), Felix Bernard Ensor (Lime Avenue), Marguerite Joan White (Sutton Road), and J. Hubert Trigg (younger son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Trigg, of "Olney," Columbia Avenue, Huthwaite Road).

Written 01 Feb 12 Revised 01 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott