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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - November 15th 1935


The funeral took place on Wednesday of Mr. Arthur Hutchinson, of 24, Strawberry Bank, Chesterfield Road, Huthwaite, who passed away following an illness of ten months' duration, and a week after his return from Nottingham General Hospital, where he had spent a month. A widow and one son are left.
The late Mr. Hutchinson was 47 years of age and was a native of Sutton; being one of a family of nineteen. Ten brothers and sisters attending the funeral. He had lived in Huthwaite for 18 years, and in both places was well known and respected. The whole of his working career as a miner had been spent at New Hucknall Colliery.
The last rites were conducted by the Rev. W.L. Boulton, a simple service being held in the Parish Church prior to the interment. The father of the deceased was unable to attend through illness, and the mourners were as follow:- Widow and Son Maurice and Miss Nancy Quincey; Sister Eliza; Brother Bill and Sister Beatrice; Brother Frank and Wife; Brother George, Brother Jack and Doris; Edith and Husband (Bull Farm); Sister Minnie; Sister Lily (Mansfield); Brother Alfred and Wife; Mr. and Mrs. A. Wright (Teversal), Mr. and Mrs. Simms (Kirkby), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and Mrs. Kileline, friends and neighbours.
The bearers were Messrs. Harold and Leslie Simms, Everett Gascoigne, Roy Hutchinson, Thomas Wright (nephews) and Mr. Kileline....


The Rev. W.L. Boulton officiated at the funeral on Saturday of Mr. Alfred Quayle, of the Post Office, Huthwaite. The late Mr. Quayle, who was 55 years of age, had been associated with the Post Office since his marriage 26 years ago, and was greatly respected on all hands, both for a courteous and willing manner in the discharge of his official duties, and for an all-round love of sport which endeared him to all classes. He was formerly a playing member of the Huthwaite Wednesday Cricket Club (now disbanded) and was always a keen supporter of local football. He was also a member of the Old People's Treat Committee, and a diligent but unassuming worker at the annual treat. He had been ailing for nearly two years, but carried on his work until a few weeks before the end. He leaves a widow, but no family...

The Mourners.

The mourners were the Widow: Mr. and Mrs. S. Rayner (Sutton), Mr. P. Rayner (Tibshelf), Miss Rose Fraser (Loughborough), cousins; Mr. and Mrs. R. Hodgkinson (Mansfield), Mrs. G. Godber, Mr. and Mrs. J. Buxton (Nottingham), Mr. and Mrs. S. Hodgkinson (Sutton), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Mr. T. Charlton (Registrar), Mrs. Severn (Huthwaite), The Mansfield Head Office Postal Staff was represented by Messrs. Wain and Walker, and the Huthwaite Outdoor Staff by Mr. Tomlinson, Misses Brailsford and Hursthouse. Mr. J.G. Wright (chairman), A. Tomlinson (secretary) and H. Holland attended with the Old Peoples Treat Committee...


A pleasing function too place at Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital on Friday, when members of the Huthwaite Carnival Committee, supported by Mrs. F.W. Beeley, of Sutton, met the Duchess of Portland at the institution. Her Grace personally conducted the party round the Hospital, after which a cheque for £40 was handed to the Duchess by Mr. W. Clark (organising secretary) as a donation from the proceeds of the carnival. The party included Mr. W.H. Corbett (assistant secretary), Mr. and Mrs. E. Oxley, Mrs. Maltby, Mrs. Clarke, Miss G. Brailsford and Mrs. Kirk, and the visit coincided with that of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Nottingham, whose mission was to present a cheque from the Nottingham Sportsmen's Funds. The party made an interesting tour of the wards, chatting with the patients, and at the children's ward they heard a performance by the children's percussion band, conducted by Mrs. Beswick. The operating theatre, X-Ray room and rest room were also visited....


On Monday, at the New Street Council School, during morning prayer, reference was made by the Headmaster, Mr. H.A. Simpson, to what the day signified, and the Roll of Honour was read. The reason why the day was kept as a solemn anniversary was made clear, ... As eleven o'clock drew near, children were assembled in the hall, and the two minutes silence was observed. "God Save the King" was sung, and all marched back to their respective classrooms.

A peace meeting was held in the Sherwood Street Methodist Schoolroom, Huthwaite, on Monday, organised by the Christian Endeavour Society, and the Huthwaite branch of the League of Nations Union. The chairman was the Rev. W.L. Boulton, and the speakers were from the Derby Methodist Peace Fellowship, Mr. Hammer, of Derby, gave an interesting and inspiring address... Mr. J. Davies, Mr. T. Reddington, Mr. W. Clarke, Mr. R. Purseglove and Mrs. Smith also spoke, and a vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. T. Goodall.

Great success attended a tea and concert arranged by the New Fall Street Church Ladies' Guild on Tuesday. About 100 sat down to tea, and at the subsequent concert the attendance beta all records. The chairman was Mrs. C. Bonsall. An excellent programme was provided, the biggest feature being a costumed sketch, "The Golden Wedding," by 30 members of the Guild. Other features were duets by Mesdames Jones and Bowmar, solos by Miss Ivy Walker, and recitations by the following girls;- N. Hinks, L. Finch, E. Marshall, M. Ward, M. Walker and Master Joe Murfin. Choruses were also given by eight little girls, and the accompanist was Mrs. W.H. Allsop. The event was well-organised by Mesdames Mitchell (President), Sowter (secretary) and Marshall (treasurer). and a substantial sum was raised for the Guild Funds. ..


A greater display of public interest and new features in the arrangements made Remembrance Day at Huthwaite on Sunday a more impressive occasion than usual. The customary programme was followed, and throughout the proceedings were characterised by a dignified civic regard and an earnest devotional spirit.
Large numbers of spectators witnessed the public procession, and attended the brief service at the Cenotaph. The procession formed on the Market Place, and was led by the Huthwaite Prize Band, under Bandmaster Chas. A. Cooper, A. Mus. V.C.M., and during the marshalling of the different units, Staff-Sergt. C. Blow acted as Sergt.-Major. A splendid muster of New Hucknall Ambulance Division members was in charge of Corps.- Officer Murfin, A.-O.'s Jackson nd Rallings, The British Legion (Huthwaite Branch) was under Sergt. W. Kenyon, and included Mr. Isaiah Parton (secretary), Sergt.-Major Fowkes, D.C.M., and Q.-M.-S. Golding (heroes of campaigns previous to the Great War). The Girl Guides, with colours, were in charge of Capt. Straw and Lieut. Jones, and the Boy Scouts, with Colour-Bearer Stanley Blow, were directed by Scout Master Clarence Golding.

The Procession.

Administrative bodies were represented by Councillor E.H. Lowe and ex-Councillors Betts, Coupe and Simpson, and the Hospital Committee by Mr. W. Clark (secretary). A colourful touch was given by the presence (for the first time) of a party of members and drummers of the Huthwaite Jubilee Serenaders. These were about 40 strong, in full uniform, and were headed by Drum-Major Jackson. The procession set off in fine weather and attracted great attention.
At the Parish Church the service was conducted by the Rev. W.L. Boulton, the building being full. The preacher paid a tribute to all the organisations taking part in the proceedings, and said there was no intention that Armistice Day should be allowed to die out in Huthwaite. The Vicar, during his sermon, said that everybody had had enough of war, and he denounced those countries who still maintained a military attitude.
The whole of the service was deeply impressive the choir giving a beautiful rendering of the anthem "Sunset and evening star." The Roll of Honour was read by the Vicar, Mr. T. Goodall (churchwarden) read the lessons, and "God Save the King" was sung by the congregation. The organist was Mr. G. Heighton, to whose careful training, the excellence of the music was chiefly due. The collections for Earl Haig's fund were £3 1s. 1d.
The Rev. W.L. Boulton also officiated at the Cenotaph, where Bandsman C. Cooper sounded the "Last Post" and the band played the National Anthem. Wreaths were deposited by Councillor Lowe, Mr. E. Season (New Hucknall Ambulance Division), Sergt.-Major Fowkes (Ex-Servicemen), Nancy Newman and Janet Hargreaves (Girl Guides), and Geoffrey Swain (Boy Scouts), while the Serenaders also left a tribute of remembrance. The whole day's offertories in the Parish Church amounted to £5 4s. 6d.


A jumble sale was held in the Common Road Schools on Friday, organised by the Mothers Union members on behalf of their own funds and the Sunday School. Goods were sold by Mesdames Simpson, Shaw, Weston, A. Evans, Turner, Robinson, Swain and Fitchett. Thirty shillings was raised for the objects mentioned.

Mr. T. Pratt was the M.C. at the whist drive held in the Social Service Centre on Saturday night, the weekly attendance being well maintained. The winners were:- Mrs. H.J. Ensor, Miss Ghent (Sutton), Mr. T. Bradley, Mr. J. Bentley.

Dr. Gaston was the M.C. at a whist drive held on Tuesday on behalf of the New Street Infants' Christmas treat. Miss Searson (headmistress) was the organiser, and there was a large attendance. Winners were as follow:- Mrs. Bammer, Mrs. Dye, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Henstock, Mrs. Fidler, Mr. A. Evans, Mrs. W. Brunt, senior presented the prizes.

On Sunday the members of the New Fall Street Ladies Guild commenced one of their successful efforts on behalf of the church. The services attracted large congregations, who highly appreciated the programmes. In the afternoon, Mr. Edward Humphreys, L.R.A.M. attended with a junior choir, who provided a musical treat...

The result of Poppy Day was very satisfactory, the collections being as follow:- ... The counters were Messrs. A. Dickens, T. Goodall, W. Jackson, E.H. Lowe, H.A. Simpson, O. Hardwick, A. Green, W. Kenyon and I. Parton (secretary). During the past eleven years by Huthwaite Branch of the British Legion has paid out £1,800 to members and their dependents. This included grants for secondary school education, unemployment relief and help in other ways. The Branch is about to make a "big push" to increase its membership and increase its administrative scope. A recent Committee meeting displayed great enthusiasm over the prospects of the Branch and adopted a membership subscription of 3d. per month. Mr. Isaiah Parton is secretary, and is backed by a strong committee.

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