Malcolm kindly shares his family album prior to finalising publication of his own Huthwaite memories. This exposes Huthwaite relatives pre 1950 including original Ernald Lakin photos. Personal interests with the past Sutton Road Methodist Church, plus also previously unseen war memorabilia makes up a marvellous contribution to expand historic knowledge and subject interests with additional Huthwaite-Online pages.
Shown firstly 1937 as babe in mothers arms outside their Lime Avenue home, decorated for Coronation of King George VI. Next, with H.C. Grooms blouse factory in background, sisters Doris Mansfield and Hilda Clarkson stand behind Margaret Mansfield fronting and with their neighbours child Rosemary Tomlinson.
Grandparents Albert and Elizabeth Ann Pepperdine outside their Lime Avenue home in 1948. Albert also stands back left with co-workers. Head Joiner at Blackwell Colliery before working the nearby CWS factory.
A 1934 wedding of Albert Pepperdine to Fanny Ball is found captured outside her Barker Street home.
Stanley Mansfield walks daughters Margaret and Avril down Sutton Road circa 1939. Behind them however, a marvellous scene looking up towards the Portland Arms reveals a gas lamp still cornering Newcastle Street, while the latest automobiles master the roads.
Named relatives and friends front group Whit walks, firstly passing an old corner chip shop along the Bottoms, and circa 1950s that reveals father Wilfred Clarkson heading a banner past the Miners Institute.
Public celebration over fills the Market Place where young Malcolm stands front row, smartly suited fourth from left aside Iris Fidler and Lily Elliott taking centre stage. Many other familiar faces are identified, to be seperately published alongside similar grouped Market Place scenes appropriately paged. Likewise, with newly found war memorabilia, plus programs detailing events at Sutton Road Methodist Church each will be fully expanded upon for viewing and identification when incorporated within existing subjects.
Mac has published his boyhood memories of living in Huthwaite. A truly delightful collection of stories that captures the pace and texture of life in a Notts mining village during the 1940s and 50s. There is warmth, humour and wit in these closely observed tales of boyhood. This book is lavishly illustrated throughout by the highly popular artist Mrs Margaret Clarkson.
Written 06 Oct 11 and Revised 27 Oct 11 © by Gary Elliott