Archived Extracts

the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - May 31th 1935


East Kirkby v. Huthwaite. - Played at East Kirkby. Scores:-
Huthwaite.- J. Harrison, C.H. Coupe, A. Hunt, T. Thompson, T. Dobb, A. Purdy, H. Thompson, C. Wheeler, T. Bradley, J. Wilson, E. Mansell, E. Sparham.


Warsop Welfare, 116; Shirebrook L.R., 121; Huthwaite C.W.S., 84; Kingsway Park, 119; Langwith Junction, 118; Sutton-in-Ashfield 'B' 95.

Preliminary Round.

Huthwaite C.W.S. v. Kingsway Park.- Played on Huthwaite C.W.S. green. Scores:-
Huthwaite C.W.S.- W.H. Brown, G. Beastall, C. Flint, J. Wood, E. Oscroft, B. Jordan, S. Robinson, C. Sanders, J. Oldham, E. Osborne, E. Spencer, H. Skerritt.

Saturday next will be confined to the 1st round of the Skinner Cup. The proceeds of which will be devoted to the Benevolent Fund. Secretaries should note that these results must be sent to Mr. Hall..
I. and R. Morley's v. Thoresby Colliery or Titchfield Park.
Kingsway Park or Sutton-in-Ashfield v. East Kirkby.
Racecourse v. Clipstone Colliery.
Mansfield Colliery v. Warsop Main or Rufford Colliery
Huthwaite v. Church Warsop.
Warsop Welfare v. Shirebrook L.R.
Nuncargate v. B. Walton's.


On Saturday, the Rev. W.L. Boulton solemnised at the Huthwaite Parish Church a wedding which aroused a good deal of interest by reason of the popularity of the bride, Miss Joyce Ann Bingham, and the part she has played in musical circles. The bridegroom was Mr. Leslie Richard Mottram, of Oxford Street, Blackwell, and there was a considerable number of friends of both parties to witness the ceremony. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bingham, Common Road, and is a native of Huthwaite, her parents being well known and highly esteemed.

Musical Ability.

The bride is a gifted soprano singer, and has been an almost indispensable member of the Sherwood Street Church choir for some years. In addition, she has gained some success at musical festivals. She won the second place at Mansfield in March, in the open soprano contest, and last year was a bronze medallist at Chesterfield. At other places she had maintained a high reputation. Her father was one of the pioneers of the Huthwaite Social Service scheme and worked consistently to develop it. For his efforts in this direction he earned the personal appreciation of the Duchess of Portland on more than one occasion. He is now honorary steward of the new centre. A brother of the bride, Mr. Joe Bingham, has gained some repute in local athletic circles as a physical culturist, boxer and footballer.

The Attendants.

The three attendants were Misses Sarah Shore and Sybil Marriot (Sutton) and Miss Ivy Wass (Huthwaite)... Mr. Joe Bingham was best man, and a reception for a number of intimate friends was held at the home of the bride's parents. Subsequently two of the bouquets were placed on the graves - one at Sutton and one at Huthwaite - of the bride's grandmothers.
  The gifts to the happy couple, whose home will be 25, New Street, Huthwaite, included the following:- Bride's parents, fruit set, house linen and furnishings; Mr. and Mrs. Boulton, set of glass dishes; Mr. Joe Bingham and Miss Shore, oak fruit bowl; Mr. and Mrs. W. Bostock, oak candle sticks; Mr. William Bingham, biscuit barrel; Mr. Jack Bingham, preserve dish; Jack and Jean Bostock, sugar basin and cream jug; Mr. A. Turner, toilet seat; Misses Sybil Marriott and Madge Hall, half tea service and fruit set; Miss Ivy Ward and Mr. A. Froggatt, set of utensils; Mrs. Barker, bed linen and pillow slips; Misses Nellie Marshall and Clarice Hardy, set of saucepans; Mrs. Niel, tablecloth; Miss Rita Ball and Mr. W. Chatterway, blue silk bedspread; Miss Madge Smith, glass butter dish; Miss Annie Bingham, cruet; C.W.S. operatives, curb set, carpet and rose bowl.


The permanent and conversion workmen of the now defunct Huthwaite Urban District Council, twenty in number, assembled at the Workpeople's Inn on Wednesday to participate in a supper, and to make a presentation to Mr. E.W. Bostock (Surveyor) as a token of the esteem and regard in which he has been held by the employees who cam under his supervision.
  Mr. J. Knowles presided, and in a well chosen speech expressed the sincere thanks of the workmen for the courteous but business like way in which they had always been treated. They remembered, also, the kindnesses of the late Mr. Godfrey Bostock, and the very efficient manner in which the township was then run.
  Mr. R. Wright (foreman) then asked Mr. Bostock to accept a handsome smoker's cabinet towards which the workmen and Mr. J. Lineker had subscribed. He trusted that he would always remember his old friends, and wished him success and happiness in any work he might undertake.

A Pleasant Surprise.

Mr. Bostock, in accepting the gift, said that it came as a very pleasant surprise to him ; he had not suspected that he had so many good friends among them. He would always treasure the gift, not only because of its usefulness, but because it would be a continual reminder of the friendship they had shown towards him. He wished them every success under the new regime.
  Among the visitors were Councillors J. Davis and F.C. Sowter, who both spoke in appreciation of Mr. Bostock's efficient services, and of his willingness to assist in all directions. Ex-Councillors J.G. Wright and H.A. Simpson were also present. The evening ws afterwards spent in conviviality, Mr. Stone presiding at the piano, and Mr. Knowles (chairman) keeping the company well entertained by calling upon his colleagues to show their powers as vocalists....
  The proceedings included thanks to Host and Hostess Hassell, the pianist and the carver (Mr. J.G. Wright), and ended with the singing of "For he's a jolly good fellow".


Written 11 Feb 12 Revised 11 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott