Archived Extracts

the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - October 27th 1933


  In the Irish Sweepstake draw which commenced on Saturday a lucky ticket was held by a Huthwaite resident and the success could hardly have been a more popular one, the fortunate winner, Mr. G. Buttery, of Sutton Road, being a well-konwn figure in the district. He has a large circle of friends and as soon as the good news became known was warmly congratulated on all hands.
  Mr. Buttery's own comment was: "The horse is Generous Gift; the sum is a generous gift; and good luck to future Irish sweepstakes."
  The prize is about £600 in cash, and Mr. Buttery held only the one ticket, in which there are no partners. He has had single tickets before, but this is the first time that a winning number has belonged to a Huthwaite investor. It is, as far as can be ascertained the biggest prize that has ever come into the town.

Symbol of Good Luck.

  Mr. Buttery's nom-de-plume was "Black Cat" a symbol of good luck, but it was unknown to him, since it was chosen by a relative who had not divulged it. The telegram was received at half-past four on Saturday afternoon, and when Mr. Buttery attended a social function in the evening the news was already well known, and he was overwhelmed with congratulations.
  One of Mr. and Mrs. Buttery's earliest visitors was their only child, Mrs. Barton, of Peveril Drive, Sutton, and naturally there were other callers during the week-end. The winning number was CD 39015.
  Mr. Buttery is a deputy at New Hucknall Colliery. He has lived in Huthwaite eleven years, coming from Skegby. Mr. Buttery has not expressed any views as to what he will do with the money, but the general opinion among his friends is that he knows how to take care of it.


  On Saturday a pigeon show was held at the headquarters by the Huthwaite Flying Club, the judge being Mr. W. Elliott. There were 32 entries (young cocks), the first prize winner being W. Hollingsworth (Stanton Hill).

  Miss Amy Brunt, youngest daughter of Mrs. W. Brunt (Market Street) kept goal for Lincoln College Hockey team at Woodhall Spa on Saturday. The team was second in an American hockey tournament open to all affiliated teams in Lincolnshire.

  At a recent meeting of the New Hucknall Welfare Tennis Club officials were elected as follows: President, Mr. W. Jackson; vice-president, Mrs. G. Ward; secretary, Mr. Joe Smith; and treasurer, Mrs. H. Rodgers. A committee was also appointed.

  A lucky planet seems to have been hovering near Huthwaite last week-end, since two prizes have been gained in the Irish sweepstake. The second and smaller award is £100 to Mr. James Bradwell, of Columbia Street. This is a "consolation" prize, and the winners of both prizes are employed in the Waterloo seam at New Hucknall.

  Mrs. Lee, the mother-in-law of Mr. G. Buttery, of Sutton Road, with whom she lives, met with a slight accident on Saturday evening. She was entering the New Fall Street Methodist Schoolroom, were a social evening was being held, when she slipped and fell on her left arm which was badly bruised, but there was no serious injury. She is making satisfactory progress.

  On Saturday the New Hucknall Welfare Tennis Club held an invitation supper dance in the Drill Hall. The event was in aid of the funds of the club, and an attendance of 80 made it a financial success. The M.C.'s were Mr. S. Marshall and Mrs. G. Ward, and the orchestra was provided and directed by Mr. Ernest Hill. The dancers spent a very enjoyable time, the supper being catered for by Mrs. Slack and assistants.

  On Monday evening a whist drive was held in the Common Road Schools by the Women's Section of the Huthwaite Unionist Association. There was a fairly good attendance, and the M.C.'s were Miss Farnsworth and Mrs. H. Ensor. The prizes were won by Mrs. Wharmby (151) and Mrs. Nicholls (147). An address in favour of Tariff Reform was given by Mrs. Beeley, of Sutton, who referred to a pamphlet of 33 years ago to prove that the need for tariffs was exactly the same now as it was then. A vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. L. Hill, who said that it as the most charming and capable speech she had heard, and Mrs. Simpson seconded. Refreshments were in charge of Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Ensor and Miss Searson.


Motor, Land and Air Transport.
  The internal combustion engine is revolutionising world transport. In the same way the motor car has competed with the railways, so the aeroplane threatens to capture the mail and passenger services between this country and India and south Africa have been in operation for some time and they will shortly be extended to Australia. Plans for establishing an air line to Canada via iceland, Greenland and Labrador, are being considered, the journey of about 3,000 miles being completed in three days by giant seaplanes carrying 15 or 18 passengers.
  It will, if carried out, be the first British Transatlantic passenger air service, but Germany is already running a regular service across the South Atlantic. A floating aerodrome is being stationed in mid-ocean for use by seaplanes on the Berlin-Buenos Ayres service. Germany is also planning a fast airship service between New York and Europe. Her commercial air services altogether cover a distance weekly seven or eight times that traversed by British aeroplanes.

Rural Electricity.
  The Central Electricity Board, formed seven years ago, has completed the "grid" for the wholesale distribution of current supplied by 137 super stations, and over 4,000 miles of cable, capable of carrying 132,000 volts, hve been erected. The "grid", however, only carries bulk electricity to certain points in each county and there still remains the problem of local distribution. This has been left to the district electricity companies, who in most areas have been unable or at any rate have not made any material reductions in the unit cost of current. Of the 11,000,000 homes in Britain fewer than 5,000,000 are wired for electric lighting, and fewer than a tenth of that number use electricity for other domestic purposes.
  A great push is now to be made to get the public to use more electricity, as it is only by the "grid" working at full capacity that it is possible to make current so cheap that few would refuse to have it. The more electricity the public buys the more cheaply it can be supplied, but if consumption is to be increased the price must be cut. If we are to have all-electric villages, all-electric farms, and larger urban consumption, electricity must be sold below on penny a unit. It is no use for the supply companies to wait for the public to make it cheap by buying more. It is for them to lead the way.


Slaney. -On the 24th inst., Elizabeth Anna Slaney, Newcastle Street, 40 years.


PAIR OF SEMI-DETACHED DWELLING-HOUSES. Nos. 137, 139, Chesterfield Road, Huthwaite. -Apply A.E. Cripwell, Halifax Buildings, Mansfield. Tel. 314.


  Before Mr. G. Peach (in the chair), Mr. W. Mattley, Mr. W. Pickard and Mr. F. Hardy.

Costly Language.

  A fine of 21s. was imposed upon Jack Nunn, of 181, Blackwell Road, Huthwaite, for having used indecent language in Mansfield Road, Sutton, on October 7th.
  P.c. Purser proved the case, and said defendant asked to be locked up when spoken to about the offence.

Cyclist Fined.

  Failure to have a front light on his bicycle in Huthwaite Road, Sutton, at 6.50 p.m. on October 9th, cost Ernest Crisp, of 57 Huthwaite Road, Sutton, a fine of 5s. ... Similar fines were also imposed upon (a long list of names)

Larceny of Coal.

  Two Bleak Hall men, Albert Bradbury and Harold Brown, respectively of 27 and 50 Bleak Hall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, were charged with having stolen a quantity of coal, valued at 2s. 8d., and the property of the New Hucknall Colliery Co.
  Evidence was given by P.c. Northedge ... In Court, both defendants said they had picked the coal off the tip. In fining the defendants 10s. 6d. each, the Chairman said the Bench were acting very leniently and warned them not to offend again.

Hucknall Huthwaite Welcomes New Vicar.

  The Rev. F.R. Pyper, who was Vicar of Hucknall Huthwaite as well as Sutton - the two parishes being joined for ecclesiastical purposes - had already occupied the pulpit at the Mission Church, but it was not till Tuesday that a public welcome could be conveniently arranged. A tea was provided in the old schools, to which about 120 sat down, and previously the vicar was introduced to many of the parishioners. Later in the evening the Rev. W.J.B. Kerr, curate-in-charge, gave on of his magic lantern tours, the subject being a visit to the Chicago Exhibition. Glees were sung at intervals by members of the choir.

Improved Postal Facilities at Sutton

  The new post office at Sutton had been quietly opened and was in daily use. Hitherto transactions in connection with this department were effected in the same shop as that in which the postmaster's ordinary business was carried on, and, with the growth of the town, there had been increased dissatisfaction at such an arrangement. Representations by the Local Board had at last borne fruit, and a building had been erected on the site at the corner of New Street and King Street, having direct communication with the room in which the telegraphic instruments were fixed and where letters were sorted and the mails made up.


  Hunt-Hoskinson. -On the 24th inst., at the Parish Church, Huthwaite, by the Rev. F.N. Beswick, John Hunt to Jane Hoskinson, both of Huthwaite.
  Naylor-Coltman. -On the 26th inst.,. at the same place, by the Rev. F.N. Beswick, Arthur Naylor to Lily Jane Coltman, both of Huthwaite.
  Sheppard-Cooke. -On the 24th inst., at Mansfield, John Sheppard to Florence Cooke, both of Huthwaite.


  On Wednesday evening a whist drive in aid of Parish Church funds was held in the Common Road Schools, organised by the sidesmen. There was a satisfactory attendance of whist players, and the M.C. was Mr. W. Rockley. The winners were: Mrs. Swain; Mrs. Brunt; Mr. A. Fidler; Mr. F. Leah. the prizes were presented by Mrs. H. Ensor.

  The collections on Saturday (Pansy Day) amounted to £10 4s. 6d. Mrs. Maltby collected £1 2s. 3d.; the C.W.S. (by courtesy of Mr. Tomlinson) £2 5s. 0½d.; the Colliery (Mr. H.B. Stevens) 17s. 4½d; Messrs. Betts and Broughton 13s. 7½d. The depot was at Mr. Spaanderman's shop, and Mr. Goodall kindly assisted in the counting. Others helpers were Miss E. Bowler, Miss Hatton, Miss Grierson, Mrs. Simpson, Miss C. Ensor, Mrs. E. Oxley, Miss Evelyn Connah, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Morgan. The collections were for the Blind Institution in Nottingham, and were organised by Miss Katie G. Searson.


  Sutton Harriers, and sportsmen in general, have heard with great regret of the death of Mr. W.W. Swift, of Southwell, who was a prominent member of the Sutton Club.
  Deceased, who was the holder of several sprint championships, was only 23 years of age, and died from heart failure on Tuesday after a brief illness. ...

Written 12 Jan 13 Revised 12 Jan 13 © by Gary Elliott