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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - July 26th 1935


A competition for the best gentleman's buttonhole was held at the Shoulder of Mutton on Sunday, and attracted 35 entries. The judge was Mr. H. Wilmott, and the winners were: 1, Mr. J. Truswell (carnation); 2, Mr. Barnes (orchid); 3, Mr. H. Thompson (rose). The event was arranged by the West End F.C.

At the Sherwood Street Church on Sunday evening the preacher, Mr. Pickard (Skegby) referred to the late Mrs. Barnes and her membership of that church, and of the endeavors she made to attend the services when there were many calls upon her time.

On Saturday a flag day on behalf of the New Hucknall Ambulance Division was held. Uniformed members of the Division, and friends sold the emblems, but the financial result was disappointing, and below previous years, although the obligation of the public to "first-aid" readiness and skill has not diminished in any way. The sum of £5 19s. 9d. was realised, and the fact that flag days are no longer a novelty probably had an adverse effect coupled with shortage of money. The organiser was Ambulance Officer Rallings.

Two mining scholarships have been awarded to students of the Evening Institute as a result of the examination conducted by the East Midland Educational Union. The mining class was instructed by Mr. W. Jackson, and the selected students are Andrew Quincey and Herbert Barnes. They will be able to continue their studies for a further three years at the Technical College, Mansfield, free of all expenses or tuition fees. The same advantages are available to all enterprising students and the latest successes prove that the reputation of the Institute is being well maintained.

Miss J. Kitchen, headmistress of the Common Road School, has been informed by Messrs. Spillers (London) that one of her pupils, J. Killcline, has been awarded a consolation cash prize in the "Turog" School Handwriting Competition. The head boy, Derrick Marriott, was awarded a fountain pen, and there was a prize of a Jubilee Book for the head girl also. It was pointed out that nearly 50,000 children in all parts of the country entered for the Competition so the winning of a prize reflects great credit both on the school and the pupil. The awards were presented to the children mentioned by the headmistress on Thursday.

Probably in honour of Sutton Feast, both the New Hucknall cricket teams won on Saturday, a very unusual event. While the first team at home were getting their own back on Pinxton, the office staff, on the same enclosure were also putting paid to the account of Messrs. Illingworth in no half-hearted fashion. The second eleven finished off their opponents at Blidworth in such good time that they were able to get back to Huthwaite to see their seniors reap a well-merited victory. This triple distinction therefore, was only in keeping with a public festival.


The interment took place on Saturday, of a well-known Huthwaite resident, Mrs. Sarah Barnes, of North Street, whose death occurred at the age of 80, after an illness of about two years duration. Deceased, who was a native of Kirkby, had lived in Huthwaite for 60 years. For many years she was connected with the Free Church, and attended as frequently as circumstances permitted, but domestic and business calls made many demands upon her time. Her late husband, Mr. William Barnes, who died a little over three years ago, aged 77 years, was for many years in the service of the Huthwaite Urban District Council.
  Mr. and Mrs. Barnes reached the 50th anniversary of their wedding in 1923, though there was no celebration, and at Mr. Barnes death they had the exceptional record of 59 years of married life. One son and four daughters are left.

Last Rites.

Mr. A. Hawley conducted the last rites and gave a sympathetic address at the service in the Sherwood Street Church. The mourners were:- mr. and Mrs. George Barnes, son; Mrs. M. Briggs, Mr. and Mrs. S. Fox, Mrs. L. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. A. Stendall, daughters; Mr. and Mrs. G. Barnes, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. Alney, Mrs. Townsend (Sutton), grandchildren; Mrs. White (Sutton), niece; Mrs J. Bradley (Alfreton), cousin. The bearers were four grandsons, viz. Messrs. Ernest Barnes, Arthur Briggs, George Briggs and S. Fox. ...


On the ground of Messrs, Simpson, Wright and Lowe, Ltd. SEASON TICKET HOLDERS PRIVILEGE WITHDRAWN ON THIS OCCASION. All Pay, Admission 2d. The Prizes can be seen at that well known house for value and service, Messrs. G. J. Hepworth and Son, Low Street.
This effort is promoted by the Hosiery Worker's Organisation.


A collision between a car and a bicycle on Blackwell Road, Huthwaite, at a corner near the county boundary, about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, resulted in the cyclist, George Revill, of Yew Tree House, Blackwell, sustaining cuts to the head and concussion. He was conveyed by the motorist involved in the collision, Charles Reginald Harker, of Sherburn-in-Elmet, South Milford, to Mansfield Hospital, where he was detained.

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