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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - September 20th 1935


On Saturday evening a dance was held in the Drill Hall in aid of the New Hucknall Colliery Ambulance Division, who are in need of about £40 towards new uniforms. The attendance was not as large as had been anticipated. Recent happenings make it evident that"first aid" men, singly and collectively, have a claim on public support in return for the skill and sympathy which is always forthcoming in times of accident or distress. About 100 dancers were present on Saturday, including members of the Division in uniform. The dance was organised by Staff-Sergt. Blow, and the M.C.'s were Sergt. Beighton and Private Fox. Tom Burton's Band supplied the music and Mrs. Taylor (stewardess) attended to the refreshment department.

The harvest festival was celebrated at the New Fall Street Church on sunday, and was a gratifying success. The decorations were the best of recent years. An unusually large amount of produce had been given by members and friends and it was artistically displayed. The preacher, both afternoon and evening, was Mr. C. Saunders, of Sutton, ...
On Monday evening the produce was sold by the oldest church member, Mr. C. Mann, senr., the result being added to Sunday's offertories.


Messrs. T. Thompson and T. Pratt were the M.C.'s at the Social Service whist drive on Saturday. The winners were Mrs. Shelton; Mrs. E. Clifton; Mr. G. Radford; and Messrs. J.T. Nicolls and B. Bettison both tied for second place.

A sum of £9 14s. 6d. was collected on Saturday in aid of the Blind Institution. The depot was at Mrs. Beastall's shop, and the chief collectors were Misses E. Bowler, W. Horsey, M. Wells, M. Goodall, D. Wright, G. Brailsford, J. White, Mesdames J. Ensor, Evans and Maltby. Mr. Ambrose Walters, Mr. Goodall and Miss Pritchett. Collections were made at the C.W.S. factory and the Colliery Offices, and the counting of the money was carried out by Mr. Goodall, Miss Emily Goodall and Miss K.G. Goodall. The collections in previous years were:- 1930, £8 12. 10d.; 1931, £9 15s.; 1932, £12; 1933, £10 4s. 6d.; 1934, £8 19s. 3d. Great credit is due to Miss Searson for her continual labours on behalf of a deserving cause, and also to a loyal body of helpers.

Huthwaite Parish Church will miss Mr. Jim Wright, who has left this week for Culham College, Oxon., where he will continue his training for the scholastic profession. For a long period Mr. Wright has rendered valuable services in connection with the Parish Church choir and Sunday School and on behalf the Church work generally. He has also taken great interest in local schoolboy football, and has all the abilities for a successful career, which all will wish him. For the last year he had been at Sutton Central School, and will have as a companion at Culham Mr. Brooks (Sutton), who is returning for his second year. Other recent departures to training colleges are Mr. F. Allsop (Stanton Hill), and formerly of Huthwaite, who has gone to York, and Miss Mary Ensor (Huthwaite), who has returned to Lincoln Training College for the second year. Mr. Jack Simpson is resuming his medical studies in London.


A pretty wedding took place at the congregational Church, Mansfield, on Wednesday, when Miss Edna Wilson, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilson, of Chesterfield Road, Mansfield, was married to Mr. Harold Deakin, youngest son of ****** the later Mrs. Deakin, of Huthwaite.
  The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired.... The senior bridesmaids were Miss J. Wilson (cousin of the bride) and Miss G. Cooper (friend of the bride) ...incomplete copy


The "Free Press" competition in which tickets for free flights were offered in connection with Sir Alan Cobham's air display at Rushley Farm, Mansfield, on Wednesday, proved very popular, many coupons being received.
  Those who were successful in securing a ticket were:- Mr. D.H. Wilson, 82, New Street, Huthwaite; Mr. Ken Higham, Portland Villa, Nuncargate; Mr. William O. Blore, 40 Gladstone Street, East Kirkby; Mrs. Mary Stacey, 8 Edward Avenue, Sutton; Mr. Charles Brewster, 14 Short Street, Sutton; and Mr. James Corbett, 7 Willowbridge Lane, Sutton.
  Large numbers of residents of the district witnessed the display, and were extremely interested in all there was to be seen.


Written 20 Sep 1935 Revised 13 Feb 12 © by Gary Elliott