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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - August 25th 1933

An All-Round Success.

  The second annual hospital carnival held at Huthwaite on Saturday on behalf of the funds of the Mansfield Hospital, was an all-round success, and resulted in £60 being raised - £10 more than last year.
  The town has now an established reputation for being able to present a successful carnival, and on Saturday there were probably more strangers in the place than there had been ever before. There was certainly more to entertain them, for the splendid programme provided did not allow of a dull moment during the entire day, and that both the strangers and the residents appreciated it is proved by the financial returns.

Services Rendered.

  The arrangements were made by an influential committee with Mr. J. Davies, C.C., as chairman, and Councillor W. Clarke secretary, but many people furthered the effort in various ways. The refreshments and prizes were given, the band and entertainments required no fees, and many kinds of services were cheerfully rendered.
  The weather was gloriously fine, and the town wore a festival appearance, many houses and shops being decorated, but the most interesting item was the crowning of the Carnival Queen - the first time that Huthwaite has staged a coronation ceremony.
  The Carnival Queen (Miss Betty Oxley) was crowned in the Market Place by Mrs. C.H. Coupe, surrounded by all the colour and variety of innumerable fancy costumes, the 'State Trumpeter' being Scoutmaster Hayes (Teversal). Miss Kitchen (Sutton) also assisted in the ceremony, and the Queen's attendants were Freda Wood, Kathleen Harwood, Mabel Smith and Vera Beresford. Train bearers were Maureen Harwood and Dorothy Ingram, and the pages Alan Lineker and Dennis Reeves.
  In performing the crowning ceremony, Mrs. Coupe said: "I am very pleased to take part in this ceremony, but before I crown the Queen I have to ask you for loyalty to her during her reign. Without your loyalty her efforts will not be of much use, but with your loyal help she will finish a glorious reign by providing what I hope will be a very handsome sum to help to carry on the good and noble work of our Hospital, which particularly helps others when they cannot help themselves. I therefore, now, have great pleasure in crowning Miss Betty Oxley as the first Queen of Huthwaite, and I hope her reign may be so happy and so useful, that at the end of our carnival we may all sing - as we so often do of the noble Queen who sits on Britain's throne -'Long to reign over us, God bless our Queen.'"

Queen's Banquet.

  The Queen received a bouquet from Joyce Dyment, Janet Hargreaves presented one to Mrs. Coupe, and Lily Machin one to Miss Kitchen. The procession then formed up to parade the town.
  Music was provided by the Huthwaite Prize Band, and Sutton Temperance Band, and by several competing jazz bands. There were several excellent tableaux, while the costumes were historical, topical and comical, and all helped to make up a wonderful spectacular display. Amusements and admiration were the qualities excited all along the route.
  A very pleasing feature in the procession was a group of fifteen 'nippies,' who, apart from their neat and trim appearance, formed an agreeable foil to the brighter colours of the other characters. These 'nippies' played a useful as well as ornamental part, for later on they were included in the staff of the refreshment department.
  Mounted characters, who led the procession, were also a novelty, but the number of children taking part, and the enthusiasm they displayed, was the outstanding feature of the proceedings. Now that carnivals have come to stay it speaks well for charitable events of the future that the rising generation displays such interest and attitude.
  There were many collectors on the route, including a contingent of nurses from Mansfield Hospital, and after a lengthy parade down Huthwaite Road the procession returned to a field in Columbia Street, where, in the presence of a large gathering, the judging took place. There were many other attractions.
  The original costumes, and the children's dresses, were exceptionally good, and the task of picking out the best was a long and exacting one, and, considering the number of classes, the judges had a great deal to do both on and off the field.
  In connection with the bread baking competition, 30 loaves were sent in for competition. The judges were Messrs. Naylor (Sutton) and Kay (Huthwaite), and the prize winners were:- 1, Mrs. Berkley, of North Street; 2, Mrs. Thompson, of Mount Pleasant, Newton; 3, Mrs. Maltby, of Lime Avenue; 4, Mrs. W. Lee, of Carnarvon Road.


The awards were:- Tableaux: 1, Misses V. Lee and M. Cannon; 2, Sutton Road Methodists; 3, Sherwood Street Methodists.
  Cycles and prams: 1, Gwennie Gent; 2, Howard Lineker; 3, Gwennie Davis.
  Original Characters: 1, Miss Annie Weston; 2, mr. A. Whylde (Somercotes); 3, Miss Myra Hardwick; 4, Mrs. M. Thompson; 5, Master Roy Machent.
  Comic Characters: 1, A Pair from Pilsley; 2, Misses Kirk and Hargreaves; 3, Mr. J.W. Powell (Alfreton)
  Children's Characters: 1, Tom Bowler; 2, Edith Bone; 3, Nancy Smith; 4, Madge Simmonds.
  Consolation prize-winners: Dorothy Smith; Ida and Winifred Smith; Nancy Gregory; Margaret and Kathleen Hardy; Lucy Thompson; Hilda Thompson; Nancy Hinks and Freda Wood; Joyce Weston; J. Flowers; W. Marshall.

Mounted Characters

  Mounted Characters: 1, Miss Phillips; 2, Mr. A. Wass.
  Adverts: 1, Mrs. W. Hill; 2, Miss E. Fidler; 3, Mrs. Maltby.
  Jazz Band Contest (adjudicator, Mr. Chas. A. Cooper): 1, Somercotes; 2, Shirebrook; 3, Blackwell Road Boys.
  Decorated House of Shop Fronts: 1, Mr. North, Sutton Road; 2, Mr. J. Truswell, Blackwell Road; 3, Mrs. Parr, Sutton.
  The judges were Mr. and Mrs. Oaksford (Sutton), Mr. and Mrs. G. Dalton and Mr. C.A. Bonsall (Huthwaite). A bouquet was presented to Mrs. Oaksford by little Marion Clarke. The prizes were presented by Mr. W. Clarke (Secretary of the Committee).
  In the evening a dance was held in the Drill Hall, Mr. E. Oakley's Band giving their services. The M.C.'s were Messrs. S. Stones and J. Pearce. The Carnival Queen was present, and there was a large attendance in both fancy and conventional costumes.
  The Treasure Hunt was in charge of Miss E. Bradley and children's sports were organised by Mr. J. Truswell, the winners being Miss Birch (egg and spoon race) and Horace Bradley and A. Dykes (potato races).
  The decorated scheme carried out by Mr. J. Truswell on his house was worthy of special mention. A large number of paper flowers which he had made himself, were used with realistic effect, and included petunias, chrysanthemums, daffodils, roses, asters, carnations, dahlias and clematis.


A MEETING of Huthwaite Parish Church Mothers' Union on Monday served a double purpose - as the annual meeting and as an occasion to bestow a parting gift on one of its most respected members. The Rev. W.L. Boulton presided over a very good attendance, and thanked the members for the excellent work they were doing. Lately they had raised £15 towards the cost of the new sanctuary curtains, which were in use for the first time on Sunday. The work had been carried on remarkably well during Mrs. Brown's secretaryship.


  Mrs. Grierson was re-elected president, and for the post of secretary Mrs. J. Shaw was nominated by Mrs. A. Allsop, Mrs. Goodall seconded, and the proposition was carried unanimously. Mesdames Simpson and Evans proposed and seconded Mrs. Allsop as treasurer, and Mesdames Swain and Turner moved and supported Mrs. J.R. Wright as bazaar fund secretary. Both these appointments were made, and the committee re-elected en bloc, a very successful year's work having been accomplished.
  On behalf of the members, Mrs. Goodall then presented to Mrs. Brown a hymn book and an umbrella, in acknowledgement of her work as secretary, and with the best wishes of the Branch for her future welfare. Mrs. Brown expressed thanks for the gifts, and said the work had always been a pleasure. She was sorry to leave as she had always loved the duties and she asked all members to carry on with the good work. The idea of the Mothers' Union was not to make money but to make good wives and loving homes.

Good Wishes.

  Mrs. Simpson said they were very sorry Mrs. Brown was going. She had truly loved the Mothers' Union movement, and they hoped she would be very happy wherever she went.
  Mrs. L. Hill also expressed her appreciation of Mrs. Brown's work, and wished her every happiness in the future. They would all miss her very much.
  The evening ended with the serving of light refreshments, which were provided by Mesdames Swain and A. Evans.
  The impending departure of Mrs. R.J. Brown, who has had charge of the Vicar's establishment both at his former residence in Lime Avenue and at the new vicarage, will be deeply regretted by many Huthwaite people of all denominations. During the seven years that she had been in the town Mrs. Brown has made many friends. A cultured lady with intellectual gifts far above the average, she has held post which required qualities of sympathy, courtesy and tact. A broad outlook on religious matters and a pleasing social disposition have made her welcome in all quarters, and in Huthwaite and district she has given a variety of addresses in connection with Sunday schools and churches, and on many occasions has presided over social gatherings. ....
  We understand that the Mother of the Vicar is to reside at the vicarage. She is a widow, and there are no other members of the family.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Urban District Council, being the Rating Authority for the Urban District of Huthwaite, did on the 2th day of August, 1933, duly deposit the Draft Valuation List for the said Urban District at the Council Offices, Huthwaite, being the Offices of the said Council, where such List may be inspected by all persons entitled to inspect the same within all reasonable hours, at any time before the expiration of 21 days from the date of this notices. ...


Clerk to the Urban District Council, Council Offices, Huthwaite.

AUSTIN CAR.- Blackpool, August 20th and September 2nd. Skegness any day. Weekly or Day Trips. - Turner, 80 Barker Street, Huthwaite.

TEN TO FIFTEEN GALLONS NEW MILK, Daily.- Bettison, Grange Farm, Huthwaite.


CRAMPTON, SON AND CLEMENTS are instructed by Mrs. Irvine to SELL BY AUCTION, on the Premises, on Wednesday, 6th September, 1933, valuable household furniture and effects, including:-
  Fumed Oak Dining Room suite; Walnut and Oak Telescope Dining Table: Walnut Sideboard; Oak Revolving Study Chair; Two Fumed Oak Bookcases; Two Valuable GRANDFATHER CLOCKS; Fireproof Safe with Double Doors; Oak Roll-Top Desk; Pedestal Drawing Table with 12 Drawers; Oak and Mahogany Hall Stands; Axminster and other Carpets; Oil Paintings, Prints and Engravings; Large Needlework Picture; ANTIQUE CARVED OAK COURT CUPBOARD; Dutch Marqueterie Chest dated 1837; Walnut Coaches in Plush; Suite in handsomely Carved ROSEWOOD ESCRITOIRE with interior fittings, Four Drawers and Glassed Bookcase over; Birch Bedroom Suite; Oak Wardrobe with Fitted Trays and Drawers; Grained Kitchen Dresser; Bentwood Chairs, Deal Topped Tables and an assortment of Kitchen and Culinary Effects.
  OUTDOOR EFFECTS, including Six Wood and Iron Garden Seats; Two Sets of Tennis Poles; Tennis Marker; Heavy Iron Garden Roller; Galvanised Iron and Wooden Chicken Coops, etc., etc.
On View Monday, 4th September, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sale to commence with the Outdoor Effects at Twelve o'clock, prompt.
  Catalogues may be obtained from the Auctioneers, Auction Offices, West Gate, Mansfield.


  Huthwaite C.W.S. held a practice match on Wednesday evening, when a large number of spectators saw a lively game, the only goal being scored by Pegg. The club has plenty of players to choose from, and are fortunate also in having a good pitch on their new sports ground on Sutton Road with every possible convenience. The team has every inducement to play good football.
  Huthwaite Peacocks held a practice match on Tuesday evening, which was witnessed by over 300 spectators. There was little of an exciting nature, but as the club has over 30 players signed on, they should be able to choose a capable eleven.


  The meeting of the Huthwaite Parish Church Council, adjourned from last week, was resumed on Tuesday evening, when the Vicar presided over a good attendance. The repair of the Church roof was recognised as a matter which could no longer be delayed, and it was unanimously decided that the whole fabric be re-tiled at a cost of £288 3s.
  The matter is to urgent to allow of any delay, and therefore the work will be commenced at once, and as large a number of workmen as possible employed so that it may be completed within the next few weeks.


  On Saturday Mr. E.W. Bostock, Surveyor to the local Urban District Council, gained several prizes at Harworth flower show. ...


  Re-opening services were held at the Sutton Road Methodist Church, Huthwaite, on Sunday, the preacher being Mr. S. Pickering, Mansfield. While the church ahs had a thorough renovation inside and out, the services have been held in the schoolroom. The money for this purpose was raised by the bazaar last Easter, but out of that two pianos for the Sunday Schools have also been purchased.
  The brightening of the exterior of the organ has been included in the present scheme, but a complete overhaul of the instrument, and the installing of an electric blower (which ahs been tentatively suggested) will depend upon the next effort for raising funds. The services on Sunday were well-attended, and in the evening the choir rendered two part songs, conducted by Mr. D. Weston. The organist was Mr. J. Weston.


  The weekly returns at Mansfield Hospital are as follows:- Patients admitted 57; discharged 45; remaining 122; operations 41; casualties 61; eye cases 26; ear, nose and throat cases 22; dental cases 19; electrical patients 311.


  G. Stinson, of Sutton Harriers, is maintaining the brilliant for he showed at the relay race at Clay Cross. On Saturday he competed in the half-mile open handicap at the Chesterfield Sports and went through the field from a back mark, to win easily in the fast time of 1 minute 54 seconds.
  A team was entered in the relay event at this meeting, but an unfortunate accident to A. Allsop, the second 220 years runner, who was badly spiked robbed them of any chance of victory. Allsop was unable to continue owing to his leg, thus the Sutton team automatically retired from the race. Mansfield Harriers were the ultimate victors, Bradford City Police and Sheffield United being beaten in a close finish.
  The track season is now drawing to a close, and there are only two more open meetings in this district, Annesley on August 26th, and Long Eaton on September 16th. ....


  Huthwaite West End, who make their first appearance in League football in the North Notts. League this season, have made preparations for a strenuous campaign. Last year they played 30 friendlies, won 24 and lost only two, a record which they hope to beat this year. The head quarters are at the Shoulder of Mutton; the Chairman, Mr. C. Walters, and the Treasurer, Mr. A. H. Thurman. The Secretary is Mr. J.T. Key, of 93 Blackwell Road. The ground is in Little lane, and the club colours are black and white vertical stripes and white knickers, and all green shirts as an alternative.
  A large number of players have been signed on, but only one eleven will be run. The following have either signed or promised to assist:-
  Goalkeepers, J.W. Hill, W. Barker (Blackwell) and H. Lilley; full-backs, C. Walters, J. Bowler, T. Lewis (Sutton), T.W. Statham (Sutton), T. Weston (Skegby) and J. Hill; half-backs, H. Renshaw, W. Armstrong, O. Caunt (Huthwaite), G. Whittaker (Blackwell), R. Poundall (Skegby), C. Hallam, J. Roebuck and J.C. Curson (Sutton); forwards, Jim Bowler, J. Bingham, J. Instone, J. Hipkiss, A. Barsby, G. Percival, R. Alcock, T. Birch and A.M. Clarke (Huthwaite). L. Hewstock (Skegby), J. Gregory, C. Jones and J. Young (Sutton).
  The club's activities are intended to bring fresh teams and a better class of football into the place. Many of the players signed on are footballers of experience, and as it is a class of football which will require and deserve proper financial support the committee look to all local sportsmen to help them in their endeavour to maintain the best football traditions.
  The West End have entered for the Notts. Junior Cup, the Limelight Cup and the league Knock-out Cup, and with the first round of these have a programme of 37 matches arranged. The first is to-morrow, when Thoresby Colliery will be entertained.
  On Saturday the West End held a practice math before a large gathering of spectators. The result was 2-1, the probable defence being a little too good for the probable attack. After the match several new players were acquired, including F. Pike, a centre-half from Sutton.

Motor Exhaust Fumes.

  There was recently unveiled in Germany a memorial to Carl Benz, a pioneer of the petrol engine. The Germans can justly claim to have played a leading part in the development of the internal combustion engine which was begun as far back as 1860. For nearly half a century the gas engine did not permit of its use on the highway. Only when this disability was removed did the motor engine start a new era much the same as the railways did a hundred years ago. Flying would still be impossible, but for the internal combustion engine.
  It has one black mark against it - it is much more destructive of human life than ever the railways were. Whether there is a new menace to public health in the exhaust fumes from motors in congested street traffic has yet to be determined. They have been said by doctors to be not merely unpleasant in narrow, sun baked streets, but to have a harmful effect on the respiratory organs which is cumulative and permanent. There is also danger of lead poisoning from the exhaust fumes of "anti-knock" motor spirit which has been treated with lead, and the whole question of motor fumes and public health clearly calls for an authoritative investigation.


  The L.M.S. Railway Company have decided that in future all passenger coaches on their line shall bear a distinctive label - 'smoking' or 'non-smoking.'
  The new practice will apply to all long distance rolling stock. When the new labels are affixed, no one will be allowed to smoke in the non-smoking compartment, even if other passengers say they have no objection.

Hucknall Huthwaite Happenings

  At a meeting held in the Wesleyan Schoolroom, Hucknall Huthwaite, the members of the Bible Class decided to prepare a supply a soup, and a committee was chosen to distribute amongst miners (who were on strike) and their dependants most in need.
  Mr. A. Taylor (Chairman of the Local Board), in addition to a subscription towards the non-union men, had promised to give 20 stones of bread weekly while the strike continued.


Millward.-In Affectionate Remembrance of C.S.M. Walter Millward, of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who died August 29th, 1917, on H.M.S. "Soudan" of wounds received in Gallipoli.- Ever remembered by his Wife, Children, Dorothy, Jack, W???? and Bert (Eastwood).

Written 25 Nov 12 Revised 25 Nov 12 © by Gary Elliott