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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - March 10th 1933


The recent whist drive organised by Mrs. H.J. Ensor on behalf of the unemployed resulted in a clear profit of nearly £4 10s. At a meeting of H.U.W.O. a vote of thanks to the organiser was carried, the vote also including appreciation of several friends for "silent assistance." Mrs. W. Slack, caterer at the Drill Hall, also a loyal helper.

On Sunday an examination in first-aid principles was held at the Drill Hall by Dr. S. Littlewood, of Mansfield. The classes are under the auspices of the New Hucknall Ambulance Division, and Sunday's test was for first year students only. The next year it is suggested that membership of the New Hucknall Ambulance football club will depend upon membership of the first aid classes, so that two useful pastimes will get an extra good start.

There was a packed house at a concert on behalf of the Huthwaite Unemployed on Wednesday in the Sherwood Street Schoolroom. A splendid programme was provided as follows:- Community singing, led by the Burton family (Sutton); song, Mr. J. Oliver; overture, Mr. and Mrs. Hill; monologue, Mr. Duchan; song, Mrs. C. Wesley; song, Mr. J. Boole; selection, Huthwaite Brass Quartette; song, Mr. A. Brunt; popular airs on the piano-accordian by Bimbo; song, Mrs. W. Burton; selection on the table harp, the Burton Family; selection, Quartette Party; song, Mr. Boole; song, Mr. Wesley; song, Mr. Brunt; humurous items, Mr. Duchan; and Mr. W. Burton; popular airs by Bimbo; song, Mr. Wesley; selection, Mr. and Mrs. Hill; monologue, Mr. Duchan; song, Mr. Barsby; solo, Mrs. W. Burton; and table harp selections, the Burton Family. Councillor J. Davis proposed a vote of thanks to all the artistes, and Mr. T. Chapman expressed thanks to the organiser (Mr. Bingham) and to Mesdames Chapman and Bradley for providing refreshments.


In the Sutton Road Methodist Foreign Mission report, subscriptions and collecting boxes are shown to have realised a total of £54, about the same as last year.

On Wednesday, in aid of the Sutton Road Methodist Church Bazaar Fund, a variety entertainment, with outstanding attractions, was organised by the Young Ladies, with Miss M. Brown as secretary. The chairman was Mr. A. Duffin, and there was an excellent audience, who fully appreciated the efforts of the artistes. The Sutton St. Michael's Sketch Party, under the direction of Miss D. Eden, caused a good deal of merriment with their playlets, which were presented in a very capable manner. Selections of popular and classical airs were contributed by Mr. G. Truscott's Orchestra; Messrs. Truscott (violin), Tyler (Cello), and J. Weston (piano). The vocal soloist was Miss Doris Holland, and delightful exhibitions of operatic and figure dancing were given by Miss Hodson, a young but expert terpsichorean devotee from Nottingham, who was assisted by Master Leatherland. At the close the chairman moved a cordial vote of thanks to the artistes, who had all given their services.

The chapel anniversary was celebrated by the Sutton Road Methodists on Sunday, the pulpit being occupied by the Rev. W.H. Baker (Nottingham), a former minister in the Mansfield Circuit. The services were naturally invested with special interest, and in the evening two anthems were rendered by the choir. In these the choir maintained their reputation, and Miss Doris Holland, who was a soloist, sang with charm and freshness. Mr. Donald Weston conducted the choir, and the organist was Mr. W. Ball. On Monday afternoon, a preaching service was conducted in the chapel by the Rev. W.H. Baker, who, in the evening, gave a lecture entitled "What is the world coming to?" The rev. gentleman described the various movements connected with modern progress, but said the only satisfactory answer to the query would be provided by the application of Christian principles. The choir sang an anthem in good style, the dignity of the theme being enhanced by the fact that it was unaccompanied. The chairman was Mr. C.A. Morely (Sutton) and a vote of thanks to the lecturer was moved and seconded by Messrs. H. Heath and J.A. Tomlinson. There were fairly good attendances throughout, and the proceeds were for the church funds.


  The funeral took place on Thursday of Mrs. Sarah Ellen Gent, of New Street, whose death occurred on the previous Monday at the age of 71 years. Deceased, who was a native of Kirton Holme (Lincs.), had lived in Huthwaite about 47 years, and was a well known and highly respected. Her husband, Mr. W. Gent, was previously an Urban District Councillor, and prominently associated with Huthwaite horticulture and food production.
  Mr. A. Wilson officiated at the funeral, and at the service in the Sutton Road Methodist Church he spoke of the deceased very sympathetically, and remarked that during the many years he had known her she had always lived a straightforward and honest life. Two hymns were sung, and the organist (Mr. Smith) played a suitable voluntary as the mourners left the church. The husband, three sons and three daughters are left. One son was lost in the war, and the eldest, William, who was a deputy in the Doncaster coalfield, died five years ago.
  The mourners were Mr. Gent, husband; Mrs. Marshall, daughter; Misses Pearl, Alice, Mabel, Chrissie and Ruby Gent, granddaughters; Mr. and Mrs. H. Gent (Loughborough), Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Gent (Sutton), sons and daughters-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. A.N. James (Mansfield), Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Needham, sons-in-law and daughters; Mr. and Mrs. E. Gent (Loughborough), son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. E.W. Impson (Boston), sister; Mrs. H. Warner (Mansfield), friend; Mrs. J. Bilby (Ollerton), friend; Mr. and Mrs. N. Turner, brother and sister-in-law.
  The bearers were Messrs. S. Herrod, Davis, Donald and Herbert Wilson.
  Wreaths were sent by Sorrowing Husband and Pearl; Daughter Flo and Family; son Horace and Winnie; All at Fulwood; Edith, Nev, and Margaret; Doll, Frank and Boys; Ted and Maud; Sisters Mabel, Betsy, Ann and Polly; Chrissie and Ruby; Granddaughter Mabel; Little Neville; very dear friends; Elsie, Henry and Children, Mansfield; Mrs. Wilson and Family; and Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers and Family

Bygone Happenings.

Huthwaite Lodge Dinner.

  The Noble Pride Lodge held a dinner at the White Hart Inn, Huthwaite, after which a smoking concert took place. In the absence of Mr. Holt, Bro. A.S. Noble, of Creswell, presided. Bro. R.H. Lippit spoke of the remarkable growth of their society, which had risen from the tenth position in 1901 to the second position. The Vicar presented Mr. A. Smith (Chairman of the Lodge for 1907) with an illuminated address from the 20th Century Equitable Society Noble Grand Lodge for five years membership.
  During the evening songs and harmony were contributed by Messrs. Wilson Hill, W. Roland, M. Beardall, Fensome, and Masters Bayley and R. Cooper. Mr. S. Marriott was the piano accompanist.


  Hill-Adkins. -On the 7th inst., at the Registry Office, Mansfield, John Hill to Mabel Thersa Harriett Adkins, both of Huthwaite.


  Mr. B. Smith presided at Saturday;s council meeting of Nottingham and District Miners' Industrial Union at the offices in Clumber Street, Nottingham. Fifty-one delegates, with the executive committee and district officers, were present.
  The Agent (Mr. G.A. Spencer) reporting on compensation cases, stated that commutations numbered 2,050 in the last two months. Over £1,000 had been awarded as compensation in respect of fatal accidents, all the cases being disposed of to the satisfaction of the parties concerned.
  The Secretary (Mr. H.M. Cooper) stated that many local differences between employers and workmen at various collieries had been settled, and much organisation work done.
  The balance sheet for the six months ended December last showed the membership of the union to be as high as it had ever been, while the income was greater than during any six months since the weekly contributions had been reduced from 1s. to 6d.
  The report for the year showed an increase of £2,000 income over the previous year, and a corresponding increase in membership. The compensation balance sheet disclosed that nearly £4,500 had been paid in compensation during 1932.
  It was further reported that to-day the industrial union representatives meet the colliery owners with regard to the wage agreement, which it was hoped would cover the next five years.



  In a fairly evenly contested game on Huthwaite Park on Saturday, Huthwaite United defeated their B Winning Colliery visitors by three goals to two. ... Teams:-
Huthwaite United.- Bromley; Whitehead and Cox; Cooper, Maddison and Thompson; J. Birks, Severn, Robinson, Butler and Barsby.


By a creditable 4-1 victory over Holbeck United on Saturday, Huthwaite C.W.S. remained near the top of the Division table and considerably enhanced their championship prospects. The match was played on the C.W.S. ground before a good crowd.... Team:-
Huthwaite C.W.S.- Mills; Booth and Dallison; Hassall, Pegg and Oliver; James, Brunt, Dyment, Briggs and Saxton.

Written 28 Apr 12 Revised 28 Apr 12 © by Gary Elliott