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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - January 27th 1933


Organised by the Women's Section of the Huthwaite Unionist Association, a whist drive was held on Wednesday evening in the Common Road Schools. The duties of M.C. were discharged by Mrs. H. Ensor, and the winners were: 1, Mrs. J. Sanderson, 122; 2, Mrs. J. Ensor, 114. The event was for ladies only, and 18 hands were played. The refreshment department was in charge of Mesdames H.A. Simpson, L. Hill and Miss Searson, and the prizes were presented by Mrs. H. Ensor.

A very encouraging week-end was spent by the choir and members of the Sutton Road Methodist Church. On Saturday afternoon the annual meeting of the choir was held and was a very successful event. Sixty choir members and friends sat down to tea, and a social evening followed. On Sunday choir anniversary services were held, and the excellent musical programme which characterises this festival was rendered in first-rate fashion. The morning anthem was "There is a green hill," and at the evening service the choir gave the anthem "Grieve not the Holy Spirit" (Stainer) and the part song "All in the April evening" (H.S. Robertson). Two solos were sung by Mr. W. Hibbert, a Sutton baritone. The preacher was the Rev. J.H.C. Rogers (Kirkby). On Monday evening a lecture was given by the Rev. H.J. Cundy (Chesterfield), formerly supt. minister of the Mansfield circuit. The chairman was Mr. W.J. Fidler and the choir provided suitable selections. The conductor on both days was Mr. D. Weston, and the organist Mr. W. Ball. All the services were greatly enjoyed by the congregations, and the whole of the proceeds were devoted to the choir funds.


An elocutionary recital was given in the Sherwood Street Schoolroom on Wednesday evening in aid of the Trust funds. The elocutionist was Miss E. Woodhead (Staveley), L.G.S.M., who was paying her third visit. The chairman was Mr. H.A. Simpson, a very fortunate choice as things turned out. Miss Woodhead was delayed by the fog, and pending her arrival the chairman who is a dramatic artiste himself, fascinated the audience with a sketch of Shakespeare's life, with particular reference to the plays which were on the programme. He spoke of Shakespeare as the greatest writer who ever trod the earth, one who wrote for all time. Mr. Simpson then gave "Clarence's Dream" from Richard III., and the vivid language and tense situations of this scene were rendered with such striking fidelity that the audience were completely captivated, and showed their appreciation in the most enthusiastic fashion. The extracts given by Miss Woodhead were highly enjoyable and presented in splendid style. There were scenes from Richard III. and Henry V., "Modern Poets," "Songs of Childhood," "Old Poetry," modern drama and humorous. The authors selected included Rupert Brooke, Alfred Noyes, Lilian Grey, Tennyson, Longfellow, G.B. Shaw, and Conan Doyle. The Mansfield soprano, Master Stanley Lee, sang a number of favourite songs, including "Take a pair of sparkling eyes," "Sally in our Alley," "Passing By" and "I know a lady sweet and kind." The pianist was Mr. N. Evans, L.L.C.M.


  Pinxton Welfare v. New Hucknall Colliery.-
Played at Pinxton. Scores:-


  Pinxton.- S. Brookes, 149; F. Moakes, 131; H. Maltby, 150; D. Gillan, 150; E. Jones, 150; total, 730.
  New Hucknall Colliery.- G. Brunt, 150; W. Parkin, 150; J. Maltby, 113; G. Fullwood, 128; G. Coleman, 101; total, 642.


Pinxton.- S. Brookes, 40.
New Hucknall Colliery.- J. Maltby, 53.


  Pinxton.- A. Ball and G. Whetton, 11; B. Macladan and E. Coupe, 15; T. Cope and E. Jones, 15; total 41.
  New Hucknall Colliery.- J.G. Hill and G. Fullwood, 15; W.G. Kirk and E. Keeling, 7; J. Hill and W. Bonser, 11; total, 33.


  Pinxton.- J. Spellman, 3; G. Whetton, 2; L. Ball, 2; C. Sowter, 3; total, 10.
  New Hucknall Colliery.- G. Brunt, 2; G. Coleman, 3; A. Brunt, 3; G. Hill, 2; total, 10.

  New Hucknall Colliery v. Ollerton "A."-
Played at New Hucknall Colliery Institute. Scores:-


  New Hucknall.- G. Brunt, 150; W. Parkin, 147; G. Coleman, 149; H. Burton, 141; G. Fullwood, 150; total, 737.
  Ollerton 648.


  New Hucknall.- J. Maltby, 33.
  Ollerton "A."- H. Tebbett, 77.


  New Hucknall.- J. Williamson and G. Fullwood, 1; J. Hill and W. Bonser, 15; F. Keeling and W. Kirk, 15; total, 31.
  Ollerton "A." 31


  New Hucknall.- A. Brunt, 1; G. Brunt, 3; G. Coleman, 3; A. Hallam, 2; total, 9.
  Ollerton "A." 11.


  The extent of motoring offences in Notts. was disclosed at Saturday's meeting of the Notts. Standing Joint Committee, presided over by Mr. T. Warner Turner in the absence of Sir Lancelot Rolleston.
  Some interesting statistics on crime and accidents during 1932 were presented by the Deputy Chief Constable (Supt. R.J. Smith), deputising for Colonel F.J. Lemon, who is a victim of influenza.
  Sixty-eight persons were killed on the roads in the county (the number was exactly the same as in 1931) and 1,518 people were injured in 1,244 distinct accidents, the former number being an increase of 185 on the previous year. July was stated to have been the most deadly month both in respect to the number of fatalities and the number of accidents. The vigilance of the police was reflected in the fact that 2,223 motoring offences were brought before the courts, an increase of 472 on the previous year, 36 driving licences were suspended, an increase of 19, and fines totalled £2,348 18s. 2d. an increase of £803 15s. 8d.

Rear Lights on Bicycles.

  Ald. S.H. Clay complained that many riders of bicycles were not observing the law in regard to rear lights and reflectors. He pointed out that there had been a drastic round-up of offenders in the Sheffield district, and he suggested that the Chief Constable of Notts. should instruct his superintendents to pay special attention to cyclists.
  The Deputy Chief Constable explained that during the past 12 months 565 persons had been proceeded against for offences with bicycles, an increase of 82 compared with 1931. The figures showed that the police had been very active in this direction.
  Lighting offences of motor cars in 1932 numbered 1,471, an increase of 306 over the previous 12 months.
  Mr. Smith did not think that reflectors were so effective as lamps, but they satisfied the requirements of the law if they were of regulation size and placed in the right position.
  On the subject of crime in the county in 1932, the report showed an increase in indictable offences of 13 and an increase of 97 in non-indictable offences. Juvenile indictable crime had gone up by 15, and by 56 in non-indictable offences.
  Mr. Smith remarked that in a number of cases one ringleader had led a number of boys into crime, so the figures were not quite so serious as they appeared to be.
  Not a single woman was charged with drunkenness in the county in 1932. Convictions for drunkenness had decreased by 12, but there had been an increase of 20 in registered clubs.


Bygone Happenings.

Huthwaite Horticultural Society's Dinner.

  In connection with the Huthwaite Horticultural Society, a dinner was held at the Peacock Inn, Huthwaite, a large gathering sitting down to a meal prepared by the landlord, Mr. A.R. Lowe. After the cloths were drawn, Mr. C.H. Coupe, J.P., was voted to the chair, and Mr. W. Simpson to the vice-chair.
  A toast list included the following toasts:- "President (Mr. S. Watson) and Vice-Presidents," Mr. W. Simpson and Mr. H. Highfield; "Success to the Horticultural Society," Mr. W. Bostock and Mr. M. Beardall; "The Subscribers," Mr. K. Johnson; "The Secretary and Assistant Secretary," Mr. A. Dickens and Mr. G.H. Merrick; "The Chairman of the Society," Mr. C. Dove. Songs were contributed by Messrs. W. Hill, H. Holland, A. Smith and M. Beardall. Mr. S. Marriott accompanied on the piano.

Written 16 Apr 12 Revised 16 Apr 12 © by Gary Elliott