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a weeks news dated - November 1st 1935


Huthwaite Villa held a dance in the Drill Hall on Saturday. The attendance was not up to expectations, but the conditions were all that could be desired, Mr. W. Sevens was the M.C., and Tom Burton's Band discoursed the music.

On Friday afternoon there was a spell of "big business" at the New Street Council School, where a jumble sale was held to provide funds for the scholars' Christmas Treat. People had given generously, and there were plenty of buyers, about £4 being realised. The organisers were the Headmaster (Mr. H. A. Simpson) and the school staff, and valuable assistance was rendered by Mesdames Simpson, G. Dalton and E. Oxley.

There was some close scoring at the Social Centre whist drive on Saturday, only one or two points separating half-a-dozen winners. The succesful players were: Ladies; 1, Mrs. H.J. Ensor; 2, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Nicholls;. Gent's: 1 'Benno,' 2 G. Draper and A. Williams. The M.C. was Mr. T. Bradley, and prizes were supplemented by gifts of fruit from Mr. C.H. Coupe J.P., who both by presence and patronage has been one of the chief supporters of the whist drive.

An open show for young cocks, organised by the Huthwaite Homing Society, was held at the White Hart on Saturday, when the entries were hardly up to expectations, although the Huthwaite members deserved credit for their interest. The judge was Mr. A. Kirk (Stanton Hill), and his placings were as follow:- First and special, Clarke Bros. (Sutton); second, Mr. Ancill (South Normanton); third, W. Brunt (Huthwaite); reserve, J. Dooley (Stanton Hill); v.h.c., Clarke Bros.; h.c., Elliott and Fisher (Huthwaite); c., J. Percival (Stanton Hill) The secretary was Mr. C. Stirland.

The setting up of a Women's Section at the Social Service Centre has had encouraging results, 25 members being present at the last meeting. The wives of the unemployed and widows assemble on Thursday afternoons, and for the time being displace the men. There is no hard and fast rule about membership since the Centre is open to all, and the time is spent in knitting, rug-making, and other useful pursuits. Part of the materials are given by the lady members of the Committee, who also supply light refreshments tea, milk and sugar. The completed articles are sold to the members at lowest possible prices, and with help of a sewing machine a good deal of work is got through. Members pay a penny a week, and an additional penny for a cup of tea and biscuits or some other article from a limited menu. Ladies of the Committee always attend to make tea and serve the refreshments, the sociable spirit being a valuable factor. The profits are slight but a good work is being done.


On Friday evening a meeting of members of the Huthwaite Branch of the British Legion was held in the Drill Hall. There was a very encouraging number present. The chairman was Mr. Walter Jackson, who said the Legion was really needed, and he sympathised fully with the cause. He hoped they would have a good gathering on Armistice Day.

Councillor E.H. Lowe (President of the Branch). expressed his readiness to do his best for the Legion in any was and an address was given by Captain Attewell (Skegby).....


Miss Frances Harvey, of 125, Blackwell Road, the 16-year-old Huthwaite girl who, as reported last week, met with a fatal accident while cycling home from work last week was interred in Huthwaite Cemetery on Saturday, Father Keogh (St. Philip's Roman Catholic Church, Mansfield) officiating.
  The deceased girl, who was a native of Huthwaite, and had attended St. Philip's School, Mansfield, for a period, had maintained an interest in St. Philip's Church, and sometimes took part in its festivals, the last occasion being in May of this year. She had been employed at Messrs. Barringer, Wallis and Manners for two years and was very popular with her workmates to whom the news of her end was a severe blow. She also too an interest in local football, and many indications of sympathy have been conveyed to the afflicted parents who have anxieties at present with two ailing children. The late Miss Harvey was the eldest of a family of three.

The Mourners.

The mourners were the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Harvey; Mr. and Mrs. Redington (Coalville), grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. T. Harvey (South Normanton), Mr. and Mrs. Redington (Huthwaite), Mrs.. D. Hill (Stanton Hill), Mr. W. Bingham (Huthwaite), Mrs Hewitt (Kirkby), uncles and aunts; Messrs. Barringer, Wallis and Manners' employees were represented by Madge Morris, Iris Ball, Florrie Barker and Annie Wood. Personal friends were Mr. T. Simms (West End Football Club), Mrs. Simms, Mr. and Mrs. Woodland (Skegby) and Mrs. Morgan (Newton).
The bearers were Messrs. F. Bostock, T. Hill, F. Thornhill (cousins), J. Barker, W. Prince and E. Boot.   Floral tributes were sent by a huge list


In aid of Parish Church funds, a whist drive wa held on Tuesday in the Common Road Schools. The M.C. was Mr. W. Rockley, and the winners were Mrs. Henstock, Miss Vardy, Mrs. Brammer and Miss J. Phillips, the last named after cutting with Mrs. Buckley. Lady members of the Church Council provided the refreshments.

In a Huthwaite shop window is a unique collection of silver, comprising eight cups (full size no miniatures) and a shield. They have all been won this summer by the Huthwaite Bowling Club. They are winners of the Mansfield Association (Section 'A') and the Rinks, Doubles and Singles Competitions, of the Association, and the Sutton and District Mid-Week League Rinks and Doubles Competitions. Star performers were Messrs. Thompson, Purdy, Bradley, Coupe and Wilson, while the club singles were won by Mr. J. Allsop.

A musical cantata was given in the New Fall Street Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon by children of the Albert Street Methodist Church, Stanton Hill. The children were under the supervision of Miss Round, who also directed the singing. There was a crowded audience, presided over by Mrs. C. Bonsall, and the cantata was greatly appreciated. The organist was Miss S. Mitchell, and the offertories were for the trust fund. In the evening the preacher was Mr. F. Ball (Huthwaite), who gave an excellent discourse.

On Thursday night Alan Weston, 17, of Springwell Street, was the victim of a serious accident, near the Newcastle Street Junction. He was cycling down the hill from his work at Sutton, and had swerved to allow a cyclist to enter Newcastle Street when he was involved in a collision with another rider. The impact threw him to the ground and badly smashed his machine. The Vicar of Huthwaite (Rev. W.L. Boulton) saw the accident, and took the injured youth to Dr. Gaston's surgery. He was badly cut about the face, and lost a feat deal of blood, two teeth was smashed, and, in addition, he was suffering from bruises and shock. He has been in the doctor's care since, and has made fairly good progress towards recovery.

The "Tiny Tots" anniversary at the Sutton Road Sunday School on Sunday was a great success, reflecting geat credit on the organisers. There was a good attendance and the chairman's duties were carried out by Miss Dorothy Lupton. The pianist was Miss Connie Speed, and the children sang under the direction of Miss E. Bowler, who had trained them for the occasion. A practical address to the children was given by Miss E.G. Baxter, B.A., headmistress of Sutton Girls' Secondary School. A collection was devoted to the Sunday School funds, and in addition to the following programme, recitations were rendered by Miss Mary Oldham


The Rev. J.H.C. Rogers officiated at the marriage in the Huthwaite New Fall Street Church on Saturday between Mr. Frank Radford, of 13, Union Street, Sutton, and Miss Hilda White, 51, Newcastle Street, Huthwaite, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. White.
  The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. J.W. White, ... The attendants were Misses Ruth Ada White (sister of the bride), Mary E. Radford (sister of the bridegroom), Alberta Birch (friend), Doreen White (niece) and Master Kenneth Dobb (nephew of the bride)... The best man was Mr. S. Radford (brother of the bridegroom)...
The reception was held in the Gospel Mission Hall, 40 friends being entertained . Subsequently the bride's bouquet was placed on her father's grave, and the bridesmaid's flowers were laid on the resting place of their own relations.
The happy couple received numerous useful presents, including a token from the brides fellow workers in the C.W.S. No.2 Department, where she has been employed for 11 years.


Master Colin Evans, aged 13, of Pevril Drive, Huthwaite Road, met with a somewhat serious accident on Tuesday at Mansfield Grammar School, where he is a student. Inadvertently he thrust his right arm through a glass panel and severed an artery. Masters rendered first aid and the Hospital ambulance was called . The boy was taken to the Hospital and the wound stitched.

The annual meeting of the Parish Church Mothers' Union was held on Monday, the Rev. W.L. Boulton presiding. The chairman complimented members on a successful year's work and thanked them sincerely for the help they had rendered in many ways. Mrs. Grierson was re-elected chairman: Mrs. J. Shaw, enrolling member; and Mrs. Allsop, treasurer. Refreshments were served ...

On Wednesday the annual whist drive with music, on behalf of the Common Road School Christmas treat was a big success. Whist players numbered 84, the M.C. being Mr. C. Bonsall, and Mrs. Bonsall presented the prizes...


The opinion that the accident might have been prevented if there had been better street lighting was expressed by the jury in returning a verdict of "Accidental death" at a Mansfield inquest on Wednesday on Frances Harvey (16), of 125, Blackwell Road, Huthwaite, who sustained fatal injuries when she collided with a woman pedestrian while riding her cycle in Blackwell Road on the evening of October 21st.
It was stated there were lamps and a footpath on one side of the road but not on the side the woman was walking.
The Coroner remarked it was difficult to see when lamps were only on one side of the road.
The father of the deceased said he wished there had been a causeway there.
The Coroner: I agree with you. I wish there were more than there are, but people don't always walk on them when causeways are there.
The woman who was knocked down by the deceased, Annie Brunt, 114, Blackwell Road, said she was walking from her father's house to her own 110 yards away on the same side of the road. There was a ditch outside of the road and she was walking as close to it as possible. The cyclist collided with her from behind. The lamps on the other side of the road were far apart, making dark shadows so that if a person was between the lamps it was possible for him not to be seen.
Mr. E.A. Nicoll (Mansfield Hospital) said death occurred on October 23rd due to laceration of the brain following fractured skull.


The annual dinner and presentation of trophies was held by the Huthwaite Bowling Club at the "Workpeople's" Hotel on Wednesday, 50 guests sitting down to a hot repast provided by Host and Hostess Hassall. Subsequently Mr. C.H. Coupe, J.P., presided, and during the evening eight silver cups, one shield, seven vouchers were distributed by Councillors J.B. and Mrs. Stuart, Messrs. Hall, Dyment, Woods (Sutton) and A, Herrod. The club was toasted by Councillor Stuart.
The chairman said it was a pleasure to be President of such a successful Club, and Mr. Herrod said it would be more successful if the players; wives took more interest in it. He pointed out that he had been connected with the Club for 20 years, and this year they had broken all records, and deserved all congratulations.
Mr. Hall thanked them for a kind invitation. The Club had achieved a wonderful success and he complimented them. Mr. Thompson (capt.) congratulated the Club on the team spirit they displayed, and said it was the proudest moment of his life.

Led to Victory.

Mr. Coleman considered that it was the captain who led the team to victory, and Mr. Hall suggested that it was probably due to their secretary in Mr. Bradley Mrs. Stuart congratulated the Club, and said they must have worked shoulder to shoulder. It gave her great pleasure to come to Huthwaite, where they met with such wholehearted and generous hospitality. She was thanked by Mr. Bradley, on behalf of his colleagues.
Mr. Woods said it must be a proud moment to be President of such a Club; he thought that in future there might be such a team at the C.W.S.
Mr. Bradley, toasting the visitors for Mr. M. Betts, extended to them a hearty welcome.
Mr. Wallis Bostock responded on behalf of the visitors who had all had a good time. Councillor J. Davies apologised for knowing very little about bowling and little about cups. Through the Sutton and District Mid-Week League competition £2 10s. had been sent to Mansfield Hospital.
Councillor Sowter remarked that he like to show his interest in the Bowling Club and he paid a tribute to the entertainers Messrs. A. Dove and W. Fox. He extended his thanks to the Committee and all who had entertained the gathering.
Mr. Cowley proposed a vote of thanks to the Host and Hostess, and Mr. Hassall, in response said he was pleased with their patronage and hoped they had had an enjoyable evening.


ALTHOUGH leading by four clear goals at half-time in their Senior Cup-tie with Mansfield Old Elizabethans at Huthwaite on Saturday, Huthwaite Villa had a lean second half and only just managed to prevent the visitors from equalising, the result being 4-3 in the Villa's favour.
Booth gave a splendid display at centre0half for the home team, who were well served in the forward department by Collins, G. Reeves and Bannister. The visitors' outstanding players were three of their forwards, Day, Blackburn and Renshaw.
Villa immediately attacked from the kick-off and opened their account in the first minute, G. Reeves finding the net from a perfect centre by Collins. Two minutes later the home team went further ahead, Collins scoring a good goal.
It was all Huthwaite, whose forwards gave the visiting defenders a gruelling time, and after 10 minutes Paling, in the Mansfield goal, was beaten for the third time, Booth being the marksman. Continuing the pressure, the Villa increased their lead after 15 minutes through Bannister...
  Huthwaite Villa - Crompton; Rhodes and Coleman; Bostock, Booth and E. Reeves; G. Reeves, Bannister, Hunt, Tomlinson and Collins.


West End won the toss and elected to kick up hill and against a stiff breeze. They immediately attacked and the home full-backs were not too safe against the heavy pressure of the West End forwards. P. Walters and his partner Jones, combined well and after about 10 minutes play Clifton scored a good goal from a pass by Glasby...
No visiting player can be singled out, every man pulling his weight. The home team played well at times, but their play never reached the standard of the visitors. Teams:-
  Huthwaite West End. - D. Smith; C. Bramley and W. Weston; G. Glasby, H. Renshaw and W. F. Perry; C. England, J. Clifton, H. Thrall, L. Jones and P. Walters.



BY a margin of eight clear goals Huthwaite C.W.S. gained their first away win of the season on Saturday, when their opponents were Swanwick Miner's Welfare. The game was played before a good sized crowd and in ideal football weather. ...

Written 01 Feb 12 Revised 09 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott