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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - November 29th 1935

Huthwaite Club's Remarkable Successes

THERE was a happy gathering of bowlers at the Old Blue Bell Inn, Sutton, on Saturday evening, the occasion being the annual tea and prize distribution in connection with the Mansfield and District Bowling Association. All the Clubs forming the League were represented, and during the evening deserved congratulation was paid to the members of the Huthwaite Bowling Club, whose prize winning feats were an outstanding feature of the season.
The proceedings were presided over by Mr. W. Bumstead (President), who was supported by Messrs. C. Brown, M.P., A. Hall (Secretary of the League), M. H. Fox (President elect), S. Lupton (President Sutton Bowling Club), A.E. Wingrove, H. Skinner, A. Herrod, R.F. Coward, J. Lee and Scrimshaw.

Champions of "A" Section.

The first trophy presented was the Coward Cup, won by Huthwaite Bowling Club as champions of the "A" Section. The presentation was made by the donor, Mr. R.F. Coward, who observed that the Huthwaite Club had had many ups and downs, and if they did not have many members, they were real good sportsmen. He was sure that when the "cabbage patch" was turned into a bowling green they did not sow seeds of kindness , but of victory, because this year he did not think anybody could touch them. He really did not know where they were going to keep all the trophies they had won during the past season.
BowlsHuthwaite Bowling Club Members with Trophies

The cup was received on behalf of the Club by Mr. H. Thompson (captain), who said they would be out for even bigger things next season....

Further Cups for Huthwaite.

... Mr Scrimshaw presented the Scrimshaw and Brittian Cups for the doubles competition, the winners being Messrs. Purdy and Thompson, of the Huthwaite Club, and the runners-up Messrs. G. and W. Clarke of Messrs. I. and R. Morley.
The King and Bird Cup for the singles competition also went to the Huthwaite Club, being won by Mr. T. Bradley. The presentation was made by Mr. A. Pape, who also handed vouchers to the other finalist, Mr. J. Clayton (Warsop Welfare), and to the semi-finalists, Messrs. W. Eason (Titchfield Park), and W. Cooper (Sutton Colliery)...


The whist drive at the Social Service Centre on Saturday had a better attendance than usual. The M.C. was Mr. T. Prattt, and the winners were:- Mr. J. Clifton; Mr. J. Purdy; Miss Adlington; Mrs. Whetton. Hidden number winners were Mrs. Herrod and Mr. Wilkinson.


The funeral took place at Huthwaite on Monday of a former schoolmistress, Miss Ellen Shaw, who passed away at the "Elms," Huthwaite, at the age of 77. For the last few years she had been an invalid.
The late Miss Shaw was a native of Shipley, and taught as assistant in several schools in the Leeds and Bradford district. She came to Huthwaite in 1902 as Headmistress of the New Street Infants' School. She was also an active member of the Wesleyan Church, and was held in high esteem. She resigned in 1920, and was the recipient of many tokens of regard from managers, teachers, scholars and friends. She afterwards left Huthwaite, but returned in 1930, and since then illness has prevented her taking an active part in public or church matters.
The Rev. H.R. Hackforth conducted a brief service at "The Elms," and there was a large attendance at the subsequent service in Sutton Road Church, where Mr. A. Garbett was the organist...

The Mourners.

The mourners were:- Mr. and Mrs. M. Betts, sister; Mrs. Betts, sister-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Lupton (Sutton), and Mrs. A. Lupton, cousins; Mrs. Woodcock, Mr. and Mrs. Herrod and Miss Lupton, nephew and nieces; Mrs. Simmonds, Mrs. L. Hill, Misses Bowler, Wells, Goodall and Searson, past and present teachers. Church members and friends present were...


The bazaar arranged in connection with the Sutton Road Methodist Church, Huthwaite, in order to raise money for the organ renovation fund proved very successful, a sum of £170 being secured as a result of the effort.
The opening ceremony on Thursday was performed by Mrs. H.C. Wright of Sutton, when the Rev. H.R. Hackforth presided. Mr. H. Offiler, of Nottingham, was also on the platform, and after having declared the bazaar open Mrs. Wright was presented with a bouquet by Miss Iris Fidler....
Saturday was Children's Day, and there was a crowded gathering at the opening ceremony. The Rev. J. Howes opened the proceedings and Master H. Humphreys was the Chairman. The bazaar was opened by Miss Joan Hancock, and, after the presentation of purses by the children, a play was given.

Varied Attractions.

The principle characters were taken by Jack Hodgkinson, Margaret and Kathleen Tomlinson, Robert Dixon, Alan Hill, Edna Hinks, Jessie Bacon, Evelyn Buttery and Winnie Hunt...


In connection with the Hawarden Lodge of S.E.I. Druids, a smoking concert was held at the White Hart Inn, Huthwaite, on Tuesday, when the artistes were Mr. E. Stone (pianist), Mr. H. Beardsley (comedian and entertainer), for whom Mrs. Beardsley was the accompanist; and Mr. J. Bond (songs). Bro. H. Wilcox, Kirkby, of the Management Committee, gave an address on the work of the Society. During the evening Mr. A. Bromley (Secretary) presented Bro. William Marriott of Teversal, with a £50 cheque as a compensation grant from the Society owing to his being unable to follow his employment. At the close of the concert Mr. Bromley moved a vote of thanks to all who had helped to make the proceedings so enjoyable. Bro. W. Parkin (assistant secretary) seconded.

At a successful dance held at the Drill Hall on Saturday evening an interesting little ceremony took place during an interval. Mr. W. Clark, organising secretary of the Hospital Carnival Committee, being presented with a framed photograph of himself handing over a cheque to Her Grace, the Duchess of Portland, at Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital. The presentation was made by Mr. J. Davies, who paid tribute to the work of Mr. Clark as an organiser, and thanked him for his services. He hoped they would make an even greater success of their carnival efforts in 1936. Mr. Clark, in returning thanks, said it was a pleasure to work for such a good cause as that of the hospitals, and he appealed to the public for whole-hearted co-operation. The M.C.'s for dancing were P.c. C. Fouks, of Nottingham City Police, and Mr. G. Simpson, and the proceeds were for the Carnival funds for 1936.


A meeting of the Huthwaite Nursing Association was held on Thursday evening at the Free Library, presided over by Councillor E.H. Lowe, supported by Mr. C.H. Coupe, Mesdames Coupe, Simpson, Gaston, Robotham, Flint, Bradley, Marshall, Evans, Fitchett, Mitchell, Miss Searson, Mrs. L. Hill (Secretary). A large budget of correspondence was read relating to subscriptions, public assistance cases, and Federation business. The secretary reported on the visit of Miss Challis, the County Superintendent, who had spent a morning of inspection in Huthwaite, and had found the work carried on efficiently and sympathetically. In spite of continued effort to supply the Association with a temporary resident nurse during the summer holiday, the Federation was unable to do so, but Nurse Chadburn, of Sutton, again did relief work and general satisfaction was expressed. The house-to-house collection during the summer reflected great credit on the townspeople in showing their gratitude for services rendered, the amount being £31 2s. 9d. against £29 12s. 6d. last year. In addition to this, three grateful patients had sent extra donations in appreciation of help received, one contributing £1, one 10s. and another 5s. Three members of the Committee, Mrs. L. Hill, Mrs. Simpson and Mrs. J. Marshall attended the annual meeting at Nottingham, when Miss Mercy Wilmshurst, General Superintendent of the Queen's Institute of District Nursing, gave an address. This kept Huthwaite in touch with what was being done in other parts of the country. It was decided to hold another meeting in February to make arrangements for the annual meeting.

Written 10 Feb 12 Revised 10 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott