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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - October 25th 1935

Footballers and Friends Entertained

The Huthwaite C.W.S. cup-tie on Saturday with Leicester Wheatsheaf, with its concomitant features was characterised by a happy combination of sporting spirit and social sincerity. Mr. C. Jordan (Football Secretary) was responsible for the arrangements, and a good deal of trouble was taken in order to suitably welcome and entertain the guests.

The visiting Club, officials and friends were, on their arrival, conducted over the factory and afterwards entertained to lunch at the Sutton Welcome Cafe. The match itself is dealt with elsewhere, but it can be stated that the home team passed into the next round.

Guest at Tea.

A company of 180 (including 100 Leicester visitors) sat down to tea in the spacious canteen at the factory, the canteen staff having the catering arrangements in hand. The players, officials and their friends were the guests of the C.W.S. throughout.

After tea the visitors were officially welcomed by Mr. A. Tomlinson (President of the C.W.S. Sports association and Managers of the factory). He made reference to the visit of Leicester Wheatsheaf four years ago, when they won by the odd goal. It was only natural that Huthwaite should want to get their own back and they had won the day's match by a similar margin.

Mr. R. Parkins (London) Souther Federation Secretary, who had not been in Huthwaite before, commented on its invigorating air. Huthwaite were worthy of the victory he said, and he hoped they would be successful when they visited Northampton in the next round in three weeks time. The value of the Interworks Competition was not only the game itself; the spirit of sociability which was promoted and the possibilities of making friends which were afforded by the cup ties, were just as important. ...


Evidence of the happy relations which had existed between the Huthwaite Urban District Council workmen and officials was forthcoming at a pleasing ceremony which took place at the White Swan, Huthwaite, on Wednesday evening, when a silver cigarette case, suitably inscribed, was presented to Mr. Arthur Dickens, recently retired, who was for 20 years clerk, and afterwards rating officer to the Huthwaite Urban District Council.
A cold supper was provide by Host and Hostess Cook for a party of 16, the chairman being Mr. J. Knowles who remarked that they were pleased to make a little recognition of the friendly relations that had always existed among the workmen and the staff. Councillor J. Davies handed over the gift with the words that it was a pleasure for him to do so. They hoped Mr. Dickens would have good health and live long in his retirement......


The funeral took place on Wednesday of a well-known Huthwaite resident, Mr. William Ellis, of 78, Barker Street, who passed away at the age of 74. Only last week we reported the funeral of Mr. Ellis's fourth daughter from her parents home, deceased being then too ill to attend the last rites.

The late Mr. Ellis was a Huthwaite native, having been born opposite the Co-operative corner on Main Street. With the exception of two years in Yorkshire, he spent the whole of his life in Huthwaite. Over half a century ago he was a member of the New Hucknall Colliery Cricket Club. He was, in fact, one of the founders of the club, and went round collecting subscriptions on its behalf. His interest in the Club continued long after he had ceased to wield the willow. For over 40 years he was employed at New Hucknall Colliery, retiring from work about six years ago. His health had been failing for two years, and he had been confined to bed for two weeks proceeding the end.

The funeral service was held in the New Fall Street Church, which he had attended in his early years. Mr. C. Mann, senr., officiated, and the organist was Mrs. Alvery,....

The mourners

The mourners were the Widow; Earnest, Eunice and Alfred; Mr. and Mrs. Hazelwood (Tibshelf); Mr. and Mrs. Caunt (Long Eaton); Mr. and Mrs. Cox (B Winning); sons-in-law and daughters; Mr. and Mrs. V. Ellis, son and daughter-in-law; Mr. H. Fawcett (Blackwell), son-in-law; Mr. C. Ellis (Sutton), brother, Master A. Hazelwood (Tibshelf), grandson; Mrs. Shore (Mansfield), niece. The bearers were Messrs. W. Ward, W. Ellis, E. Mansell, W. Rhodes, C. Rhodes, S. Herrod......


Sentence of 12 months' hard labour was passed at Notts. County Quarter Sessions, held at Newark, on Monday, on Thomas Francis Clarke, 33, plasterer, who pleaded guilty to breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mrs. Mary Florence Irving, of 546, Derby Road, Nottingham, and formerly of Huthwaite, and stealing gold rings, a gold chain, and other articles of jewellery and £23. ....


The Rev. W.L. Boulton officiated at the funeral on Monday of Mr. George Moakes, of 8, Swan Yard, Huthwaite, who was taken ill on Friday morning and died during the afternoon. He was 64 years of age, and a native of Wild Hill, Teversal, but had lived in Huthwaite 34 years. He was employed at Tibshelf Collieries over 40 years, retiring in 1929. He leaves a widow and a family of ten, one son being in Egypt in the Army (Robert). The mourners were: the Widow; Samuel, William, Bertha, Harold, Walter, Percy, sons and daughter: Mrs. Tom Moakes, daughter-in-law. His son George (Doncaster) was unable to be present owing to an unavoidable circumstance. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moakes, brother (Tibshelf); Mrs. Sarah Beardall, sister (Sutton); Mrs. Gladys Brandrall, niece (Skegby); Mrs. Hill (Somercotes); and Mrs. Draper (Tibshelf), sisters-in-law. The bearers .....

The mourners

The mourners were the Widow; Earnest, Eunice and Alfred; Mr. and Mrs. Hazelwood (Tibshelf); Mr. and Mrs. Caunt (Long Eaton); Mr. and Mrs. Cox (B Winning); sons-in-law and daughters; Mr. and Mrs. V. Ellis, son and daughter-in-law; Mr. H. Fawcett (Blackwell), son-in-law; Mr. C. Ellis (Sutton), brother, Master A. Hazelwood (Tibshelf), grandson; Mrs. Shore (Mansfield), niece. The bearers were Messrs. W. Ward, W. Ellis, E. Mansell, W. Rhodes, C. Rhodes, S. Herrod......


The Parish Church harvest whist drive held last week resulted in a profit of £5 7s. 8d.

Messrs. Pratt and Gunby were the M.C.'s at the Social Service whist drive on Saturday at the Centre...

On Saturday evening a dance was held in the Drill Hall in aid of the United F.C. and the event was a bigger success than some of the Club's outdoor activities. About 250 dancers were present, the music being supplied by the Mansfield Kings' Rhythm Band. The M.C.'s were Messrs. Robinson and Sevens, and the organiser was Mr. W. Ingram (secretary of the Club).

The first of a series of shows was held at the "White Hart" on Saturday by the Huthwaite Homing Society, the organiser being the Secretary (Mr. C. Stirland). The judge was Mr. H. Wright (Kirkby) and the winners were:- 1 and special, J. Dooley (Stanton Hill); 2, J. Dooley; 3, Elliott and Fisher (Huthwaite); reserve, W. Brunt (Huthwaite); V.H.C., M. Clarke (Sutton); H.C., Mr. Percival (Stanton Hill); C. E. Bostock (Huthwaite). The exhibits on Saturday were young hens and there were 17 entries.

Huthwaite United played no match on Saturday, but so far from being disbanded as has been recently rumoured, the Club is being re-formed on fresh lines. An entirely fresh lot of players is being got together, and young blood will be seen on Saturday week, and the Club will honour its North Notts. League fixtures. Young recruits will profit by experience. The secretary will be Mr. Ingram, whose efforts to keep the Club going are worthy of high praise, but help is needed both on the field and in the management.


The funeral took place on Friday of Mrs. Alice Emily Smith, of 31 Lime Avenue, Huthwaite. She was 59 years of age, and was born in Buckinghamshire, and had lived in Huthwaite for 35 years, her husband having been employed at New Hucknall Colliery for that period. The late Mrs. Smith was taken ill in August of this year, and was subsequently taken in Nottingham General Hospital, where she passed away a fortnight later. She leaves a husband and two daughters.
  The Rev. W.L. Boulton conducted the funeral, the service being held in the Cemetery Chapel. The mourners were:- Husband (Mr. William Smith); Mr. and Mrs. W. Brailsford, son-in-law and daughter; Miss Joyce Smith, daughter; Mr. Eric Smith (Sutton), fiancee; Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilkinson (Sutton), brother-in-law and sister; Mrs. Scarsbrook and Mrs. Adams, sisters; Mr. Harold Ranbow, brother (Buckinghamshire), The bearers were Messrs. J. Bostock, A. Rhodes, W. Rhodes and W. Ellis. ...



HAVING been awarded the verdict in the first round of the Junior Cup owing to the failure of Huthwaite United to turn up for the re-play the Saturday previous, Carsic Lane United were at home to Huthwaite West End in the second round on Saturday, when the visitors proved victorious by four goals to one...Teams:-
Huthwaite West End. - A. Smith; C. Bramley and J. Bowler; G. Glasby, H. Renshaw and W. Weston; J. Clifton, A. Weaver, J.H. Bowler, W.H. Boot and P. Walters.



FOR the second consecutive week Huthwaite C.W.S. were cup fighting on Saturday, when they passed into the second round of the C.W.S. Inter-Depot Cup as the result of a hard-earned odd goal of seven victory over Leicester Wheatsheaf.
  The tie was played on the C.W.S. Ground, Huthwaite, before a large-crowd, including over 100 Leicester supporters. This much discussed match took place under the worst conditions possible - a gale and heavy showers - but good football was seen at times, with Leicester giving the better display. ...

Selston Public-House Sold.

Random Shot: "Despite the depression which is said to be overhanding the licensing trade, one cannot say that the Selston public-house which was offered for sale on Wednesday evening realised a bad figure. Unless there is a profit to be made, such a shrewd man as Mr. Jno. Farr, of the Home Brewery Co. - who we should say knows as much about the value of public-houses as anyone - would never have put down a sum of £4,500 for the 'Bull and Butcher.' As an auctioneer himself remarked, 'Although the licensed trade is said to be at present under a cloud, some of the look very well on it.'"

Huthwaite Happenings.

The Rev. J. Pickett, of London, paid his second visit to Huthwaite and preached at the Primitive Methodist Church in the afternoon, and in the evening delivered a lecture on "Gladston, Statesman, Patriot and Saint." Mr. C.H. Coupe, J.P., presided, and was supported by a number of well-known local gentlemen. A tea was served in the schoolroom. The proceeds were towards the Trust Fund.

The annual tennis ball, which was held in the Council Schools, Huthwaite, was of a formal, though lively, character. The room was nicely decorated and presented an animated appearance throughout the dancing which continued from 9pm to 2am. Messrs. J. Simpson and E.W. Bostock were the M.C.'s , and Mr. Bowen's Band discoursed the music.



HUTHWAITE VILLA annexed a couple of points on Saturday, when they entertained Skegby Rovers on the Cross Lane Ground, although at half-time they were in arrears by the only goal. The weather was all against good football or a good attendance. ... Teams;-
Huthwaite Villa.- E. Reeves; Rhodes and Coleman; Bostock, Booth and Statham; Hunt, Bannister, G. Reeves, Tomlinson and W. Collins.

Written 25 Oct 1935 Revised 13 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott