Archived Extracts

the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - October 18th 1935


The season's efforts on behalf of the organ renovation fund commenced on Wednesday at the Sutton Road Methodist Sunday Schools, when the young ladies, under the direction of Miss. E. Fidler, organised a very successful event which attracted a full house. A costume entertainment was presented by the Nottingham 'Spirits' Concert Party, who had made several visits previously and were assured of a hearty welcome. The stage lighting arrangements were in the care of Mr. F. Ball. ... The pianist was Mr. C.T. Comery.

The Wesley Guild anniversary was celebrated at the Sutton Road Church on Sunday and Monday, the arrangements being in the hands of the Guild Secretary (Mr. A. Barnes). The preacher on Sunday was Mr. F.B. Clayton, of Hucknall, whose addresses were appropriate to the occasion. At the evening service the choir sang an anthem. They were conducted by Mr. Donald Weston, solo parts being taken by Mr. H. Weston and Miss Alice Booth, while Mr. Garbett officiated at the organ. On Monday a visit was paid by the Rev. Osborne Gregory, of the Nottingham Albert Hall. It was his first appearance in Huthwaite, and he made an excellent impression..... It was a topical lecture of great interest, Mr. George Wells being the chairman. This was a happy circumstance, since Mr. Wells has always been prominent in the Guild as one of its oldest members, and one who took a part in its formation. ...


Huthwaite Parish Church presented a dignified appearance for the harvest festival, a large amount of time having been expended by a working party in order to appropriately beautify the building with evergreens, grain, flowers, fruits and vegetables...

Address by the Vicar.

... He thanked all those who had worked in connection with the festival - the choir, the decorators and the collectors outside Church. The latter had a hard task to get money when it was so scarce and even if it was only a single penny from a whole row of house they were grateful for it.
  The anthem of Thursday was repeated, and special hymns and chants were used. The offertories in church amounted to £9 18s., a few shilling less than last year. The whole of the gifts in kind were distributed among the sick and needy. Grain for the decoration of the Church has been given by Mr. J.R. Wright and the Church grounds had afforded some of the evergreens.


The funeral took place on Wednesday of Mrs. Dorothy Thorpe, of 67, Chesterfield Road. She was the adopted daughter of Mr. M. Brown, a well-known Huthwaite resident, and was 44 years of age, having lived in Huthwaite since she was four years old. The late Mrs. Thorpe had been seriously ill since June, and many acts of kindness and practical sympathy were shown her during her illness. She leaves a husband and three sons. Mr. C. Mann, senior, conducted the funeral service in the Sherwood Street Church. Miss Hawley was the organist ...
  The mourners were:- Husband, Mr. W. Thorpe; Bernard, Harold and Arthur, sons; Mr. M. Brown and an adopted son, Mr. William Brown; Mrs. Croucher and Miss Croucher (Castle Gresley); Mrs. Barber and Miss Barber (Ashover), cousins; Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe (Sutton), brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Walters (Tibshelf); Mrs. E. Smith and Polly (Newton).


At Nottingham Police Court on Monday, Thomas Francis Clarke, 33, a native of Bolton, was committed for trial at the County Quarter Sessions, charged with breaking and entering the house of Mary Florence Irvine, Derby Road, Nottingham, and formerly of Huthwaite, on March 25th, and stealing jewellery and £23 in notes, together value £77.
  Prosecuting, Mr. E. Haines said Clarke had made a statement to the police, in the course of which he said he wished to give information of a number of offences he had committed....

Written 18 Oct 1935 Revised 13 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott