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a weeks news dated - February 2nd 1934


  The annual Sunday School prize distribution took place at the Sherwood Street Methodist Church on Sunday. The Rev. S. T. L. Hacker presented the prizes, assisted by Miss C. Davies.
  The full list was as follows:-


  Terrance Stones, Graham Fidler, Norman Evans, Kenneth Stones, Ernest Brownley, Billy Holmes, Raymond Hubble, John Cooper, Jim Bradwell, Tommy Jones, Kenneth West, Leonard Higginson, Walter Hylliers, Geoffrey Rhodes, Donald Street, Willis Bowmar, Lawrence Hardy, David Holmes, Joan Morton, Derek Stones, Desmond Stones, Kathleen Bradwell, Freda Charlton, Mary Wilson, Mary Hardwick, Very Butler, Margaret Butler, Hilda Wright, Jean Bettison, Joyce Bird, Avis Herrod, Ivy Lynk, Audrey Bowmar, Edna Hylliers, Maureen Harwood, Mary Stevenson, Mary Leivers, Eileen Wilmot, Dorothy Kilcline, Joan Kicline, Betty Webb, Vera Wright, Mary Turner, Margaret Wright, Humphrey Ball, Dennis Morton, Dennis Allen, Edna Thompson, Lawrence Hargreaves.


  First Prizes: Doris West, Edna Hubble, Irene Sisson, Joan Lincoln, Joan Wilmot, Jean Boot, Joan Simmonds, Nellie Hubble, Mary Cooper, Joyce Parkin, Janet Hargreaves, Gladys Purseglove, Eunice Kenyon, Betty Stones, Edna Hunt, Madge Purseglove, Madge Simmonds, Muriel Harrison, May Hall, Avis Bradwell, Betty Lincoln, Elizabeth Sisson, Ida Mansell, Kathleen Harwood, Joan Allen.
  Second Prizes: Dorothy Wilson, Kathleen Kirk, Irene Smith, Mavis Stopps, Cissie Shaw, Olive Guest, Lucy Bettison, Margaret Wilson, Gwennie Allen, Joyce Wright, Joan Bexon, Mavis Betts, Irene Atkin, Ida West, Madge Cooper, Minnie Parkin, Elsie Pickering, Ida Bettison, Enid Charlton, Lois Neal.
  Third Prizes: Doris Ball, Audrey Jones, Margery Smith, Annie Wilson, Jean Hardy, Olive West, Elsie Buxton, Bertha Connah, Jean Stringfellow, Joan Turner, Sylvia Hardy, Evelyn Connah, Elsie Herrod, Ivy Collins, Peggy Chapellow, Dorothy Lee, Winnie Smith.
  Fourth Prizes: Winnie Keeling, Nellie Smith, Ida Bromley, Irene Rhodes, Kathleen Humphrey, Olive Dykes, Mary Wilson, Iris Wycherley, Enid Rhodes.


  First Prizes: Allen Purseglove, Geoffrey Cooper, George Humphrey, John Thompson, Tom Hardwick, Reggie Cooper, Joseph Hardwick, William Stone, Egbert Redfern, Joseph Hargreaves, Donald Radford, Horace Hubble, Albert Thompson, George Webb, Frank Needham, Leslie Sisson, Eric Wilson, Kenneth Young, Wilfred Needham, Leonard Brownley, Walter Taylor.
  Second Prizes: Jack Hall, Ronald Needham, Joseph Holmes, Donald Gascoigne, Reg Coleman, Ernest Greatorex, Percy Hill, Albert Radford, Jack Bird, Willie Bradwell, Ben Hubble, Albert Brownley, Lawrence Needham, Harold Radford, George Kirk, Raymond Atkin, Donald Walvin, John Walvin, Teddy Lynk, Cyril Walvin.
  Third Prizes: John Hargreaves, James Wilson, Douglas Haig, Thomas Holmes, Jack Turner, John Hunt, George Stringfellow, Thomas Collins, Alec Connah, Arthur Draycott.
  Fourth Prizes: Jack Hayes, Raymond Lee, John Chappellow, Arthur Walters, Raymond Greaves, Frank Bettison, James Chapman.


  On Monday the Rev. W. L. Boulton officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Wright, of Main Street, by whose passing the Parish Church has lost a life-long member and devoted worker, while many charitable causes will miss a generous friend and consistent helper.
  The late Mrs. Wright, who was 65 years of age, was born in Huthwaite, and has always been held in the highest esteem. With her husband, Councillor J. G. Wright, who maintains a family tradition as chairman of the Old People's Treat Committee, she had been associated many years with the latter organisation and had always been deeply concerned in the interests of the old people, both publicly and privately. She also left an inspiring example to the members of the Mothers' Union, to which she had belonged since its inauguration. She had a host of personal friends, and there were many marks of sympathy and respect at the interment.

Representative Gathering.

  The first part of the service was held in the Parish Church, where there was a large gathering representing many local interests. The junior choristers were present and Mrs. C. H. Coupe was at the organ. ...
  The mourners were:- The husband; Miss Winnie Wright, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. F. Wright, Mr. Arthur Wright, sons and daughters; Mrs. Brailsford, Mr. and Mrs. W. Fox (Sutton), sisters; Mr. and Mrs. John Bowler, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bowler, brothers; Mrs. S. Sowter (Mansfield), Mrs. M. Straw (Newton), Mrs. Holmes (South Normanton), and Mrs. Cheetham, nieces; Mr. Jim Wright, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wright, Mr. and Mrs. C. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. H. Holland, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jones, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Mrs. Millward (Sutton), friend. The bearers were eight nephews, viz., Messrs. J. Wright, J. Bowler, W. Marriott, J. Holland, J.R. Wright, G. Bowler, J. Thompson and B. Wright.
  Local meat traders were represented by Messrs. Parchett and Crofts (Sutton) and those who attended the service included Mr. C. H. Coupe, J.P., Councillors Lowe and Goodall, Mr. A. Taylor, Messrs. C. Bonsall and A. Tomlinson (Old People's Treat Committee), Mrs. Grierson (Chairman Mothers' Union), Mrs. Shaw (secretary), and members, and Mrs. S. Gascoyne and Mrs. Evans (friends).

Floral Tributes.

  Floral tributes were sent by:- Mr. and Mrs. H. Hill; Sister Mary and George and family; Mr. and Mrs. T. Hill and family; Mr. and Mrs. E. Crofts; Maud, Sam and Margaret; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith; John Roberts and Ada; from the members of the Mothers' Union; tenants and friends, Wright's Yard; Mr. and Mrs. Pegg; Fred and Hilda; All at Home; The Old People's Treat Committee; Mrs. C. H. Coupe; S. and F. Gascoigne; Jack Turner; Mr. and Mrs. G. Haywood; Ernald and Beatie; Niece Martha; A Friend; Maud Gunby; Jim and family; Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Lowe; Mrs. Millward; Mary H. and Cyril (Newton); Winnie Newman; Mrs. Evason and Mrs. Vardy; Mr. and Mrs. Alexander; Mr. and Mrs. Blount and little Joyce; Len and Lena; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Grierson; Mr. and Mrs. B. Smith; Marian; Mr. J. Lawrence and family; Mrs. Owen and Elsie; Linden; A. Heathcote; Annie, Jim and family; Kate and Isaiah; Mrs. Robinson; Mr. and Mrs. A. Cheetham and Barbara; Mrs. Beardall; Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith; Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Wright and family; Brother John and Lizzie and Jim; Annie and family, South Normanton; H. A. Simpson and family; Brother Joe and Lucy and family; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wright and Dallas; Coll., Sally and Lads; Mr. and Mrs. H. Holland; William Marriott and Wife; Mr. and Mrs. Cooke and a few old friends; her Sister Harriot and Husband.


  On Wednesday last a whist drive was held by the Peacock F.C. The M.C. was Mr. J. Bingham, and the prize-winner was Mr. H. Greatorex.

  A very good muster of Huthwaite Boy Scouts, under S.M. Golding and Asst. S.M. Newman, attended the district camp fire gathering at Mansfield on Friday evening.

  Mr. Tom Blow, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Blow (Lime Avenue), who has been two months in Derby Royal Infirmary with a serious foot accident, was brought home on Sunday. He has made satisfactory progress, but is not yet able to walk.

  Reference was made at the Sherwood Street Church on Sunday evening to the late Mr. B. Smith, a former member of the Sunday School. The choir sang the anthem "The Lamb shall lead us," the soprano solo being sung in a sweet and appealing fashion by Miss Minnie Parkin, a very promising vocalist.

  On Sunday the Huthwaite Male Voice Choir gave a concert in Sutton Wesleyan Church in aid of the young men's effort. The choir, who provided the whole of the entertainment, was conducted by Mr. Colley, and Mr. W. H. Allsop officiated as pianist. The visit of the choir was greatly appreciated by the Sutton friends. Mr. J. Stuart presided.

  The whist drives held by the H.U.W.O. lose none of their popularity, and there was a very good attendance. The M.C.'s were Messrs. Bradley and Pratt, and the winners were Mr. T. Thompson; Messrs. A. Purdy and J. Truswell; Mr. E. Reeves; Mr. M. Brooks; hidden number, Mr. J. Bentley.


  The speaker at the weekly meeting of the Sutton Congregational Literary and Debating Society on Monday was Mr. H. A. Simpson, of Huthwaite. The Rev. J. T. Jones presided over a good attendance. ....

A Peep Into the Past.
Huthwaite Happenings.

  At a general meeting of the Huthwaite Cycling Club the Rev. E. A. Jordan resigned the secretaryship, consequent upon his leaving the parish, and Mr. J. Ensor was elected to fill his place, with Mr. J. Lockton as assistant secretary. Mr. J. T. Hick took over the treasurer's duties, and Mr. S. Straw was made captain, Messrs. J. H. Roberts and J. Wakelam vice-captains, and Messrs. A. Brown, H. Crompton and T. Marriott formed the committee. The Rev. F. N. Beswick retained office as president, and Mr. P. Muschamp was elected vice-president.
  A large gathering assembled at the Primitive Methodist Church, Huthwaite, to hear a two hours recital of story and song by Miss Snape and Miss Forster, who had been conducting a mission at the Church. Mr. Mann presided and Mr. J. W. Allsop accompanied. Councillor Haywood also gave a short address.


  MR. J. G. WRIGHT AND FAMILY wish to express their deep gratitude for the many expressions of sympathy received in their great sorrow, and also for the beautiful flowers. All friends and helpers are sincerely thanked; also Doctor Gaston, Miss Adkin, Nurse Dickens for extreme kindness.

  THE HUSBAND AND FAMILY of the late Elsie Coupe wish to thank all neighbours and friends for sympathy and floral tributes received in their sad bereavement; also Doctor Donald and Nurse Chadburn for their unfailing attention.


  DON'T FORGET C.W.S. Whist Drive and Dance in the St. Michael's Hall, Sutton, Tomorrow, Saturday, February 3rd.- Advt.


  The Portland Cup handicap which should have been held on Saturday was postponed until later in the season, as it was not considered advisable to hold a race of this nature the week preceding an important championship like the Midland Counties Junior Cross Country Championship, which is to be held at Stockingford, new Nuneaton, to-morrow.
  Sutton Harriers have been placed second and third on several occasions in this particular race, but the premier award has always eluded them. Last year, at Cwmbran, they finished fourth, the previous year at Cheltenham they were second, and in 1931, when the race was held at Sutton, they occupied the third position.

Selected Team.

  The team selected to represent Sutton is: E. Ceney, R. Froggattt, F. Peacock, W. Toon, M. Millington, H. Brentnall, T. Slaney (captain), S. Whetton and R. Densham, the reserves being C. Stain and H. Bell. This team must be regarded as one of the strongest that has ever represented the club in this event, and it is impossible to forecast which six runners of the chosen nine will be in the count.
  There is an entry of thirty teams for the race, the ones most fancied being Sutton, Birchfield, Newport and Smethwick, two clubs regarded as having outside chances of being successful being Derby and County and Mansfield.
  In last year's race at Cwmbran, Ernest Ceney was narrowly beaten by Galluyan (Pontnewydd), who is the Welsh Champion. The journey to-morrow will not be so tiresome for Ceney as travelling to South Wales was, and if he has fully recovered from the effects of his recent illness he should win. He has a fine record in this particular championship, for he has finished in the first half-dozen on every occasion since he first came into prominence as a cross country runner. His most dangerous rivals are like to be Draper (Nuneaton), Atkinson (Birchfield), Brown (Tipton), Stokes (Smethwick), Edwards (Smethwick), Hoskyns (Mansfield), Adams (Mansfield), and his clubmates, Froggatt and Peacock. The team will leave Sutton Town L.M.S. station at 11 a.m.


  Concern for those turned out of the industry through the growing mechanisation of the coal mines was expressed at the annual meeting of the Council of the Notts. Miners' Association on Saturday. Mr. H. W. Booth presided and there was a large attendance of delegates.
  The financial report and balance sheet were submitted, and the auditors stated that they were very pleased to find the Association stood in such a healthy position in view of the many difficulties it had to face, including hostile competition.
  The officials in their report on the year's work reminded the Council of their activities in respect to the Public Assistance Committee, Courts of Referees, the County Council, City Council, and other local governing bodies and urged the importance of securing organised representation on them.

Introduction of Machinery.

  Unemployment amongst miners during the year, the report stated, had been considerably heavier than in previous years. This was largely due to the introduction of machinery into the industry. Another disturbing factor was the number of men over 50 years of age who were being turned out of the industry. Their only hope appeared to be in the Public Assistance Committee.
  It was explained that under the Health Insurance Act of 1930, if a man of 50 or over ceased work for a while through any cause, his chance of getting back was very remote.
  The new Unemployment Bill also was dealt with in the report, and subsequently a resolution protesting against it was passed on the ground that it could not be a national scheme, and it if were intended to make the insurance fund solvent that could only be done by taking contributions.
  Finally, the officials contended that the only hope for the miners was by organising themselves and taking their full share of work, not only in the Association, but in local governing bodies.


  For the fifth year in succession the birth rate is the lowest on record, being 0.9 per thousand below that of 1932, and 1.4 below that of 1931.
  The death rate is 0.3 above that for 1932, and is the same as that for 1931. The infant mortality rate is 1 per 1,000 below that for 1932, and, with the one exception of the year 1930 (60), is the lowest on record.
  These facts are based on provisional figures issued by the General Register Office, Somerset House, in regard to birth rates, death rates, and infant mortality in England and Wales for the year 1933.
  In England and Wales the live births were 14.4, and the deaths 12.3 per thousand resident population. In the country boroughs and great towns (including London) the figures were 14.4 and 12.2; in the smaller towns they were 14.3 and 10.9; and in London (administrative county) they were 13.1 and 12.8.
  Deaths under one year per 1,000 registered live births were:- England and Wales 64; county boroughs and great towns with estimated resident populations of from 25,000 to 50,000 at 1931 census 56; London (administrative county) 68.
  The birth and death rates for England and Wales, as a whole, are calculated on the estimated mid-1933 populations, but the remaining rates are calculated on the estimated mid-1932 populations.

Written 02 Feb 1934 Revised 21 Apr 15 © by Gary Elliott