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the nottinghamshire FREE PRESS

a weeks news dated - February 16th 1934

Expense of Developing a Hosiery Patent.

  The whole of Tuesday afternoon was occupied at the Mansfield County Court in continuing the hearing of a case, adjourned from the court a week ago, concerning the claims of money for the development of a patent, known as Holt's patent, in connection with hosiery fabrics. The plaintiff, Mr. Mark H. Robotham, of Laythorpe Avenue, Skegness (assignee of Harry Harding, of Thorneywood Road, Nottingham), claimed the sums of £18 1s. 11d. and £7 3s. 1d. respectively from two Huthwaite residents, Mr. C. H. Coupe, J.P., of the Orchards, and Mr. Matthew Betts, of Sutton Road, "monies paid at their request and for their use."

Counter Claims.

  At the adjourned hearing on Tuesday two counter claims were brought forward under an agreement, dated April, 1933- £60 17s. 7d. by Mr. Coupe, and £62 4s. 10d. by Mr. Betts.
  On the resumption, Judge Hildyard said there ought to be an account prepared, showing what was due to the plaintiff, and that ought to be taken into account in deciding what was due from one party to the other. This was not exactly a counter claim, and he did not know what Holt's position really was. He was a party to the agreement, and shared liabilities.
  Mr. Paling: He was.
  The Judge said he could not quite understand how the Huthwaite Hosiery Manufacturing Company came in.
  Mr. Paling: I can put before you material which throws some light on the company.
  His Honour: There may be something coming in from the patent?
  Mr. Taylor: We've no faith in that; it is a delusion that has gone west.
  In reply to the judge as to how affairs, Mr. Taylor said that for years Holt had been experimenting on a machine, and at first was financed by a Mr. Dennis, of Somercotes, Derbyshire. Dennis got into touch with Messrs. Coupe and Dalton, who paid him out, took responsibility for the machine, acquiring percentage interest under the agreement mentioned.
  The Judge: Then this agreement is not what it appears to be.
  Mr. Paling said Mr. Coupe went to Arnold and bought five machines, one of which was used exclusively by the company for patent purposes.

Five Machines.

  Mr. Taylor said the five machines were purchased by the company, and he would want to know who actually found the money, although it appears in the book in the name of Mr. Coupe.
  The Judge (to Mr. Taylor): You seem to be mixed up with the company in the same way as Mr. Coupe. These are really the company's debts. It seems that you are charging just the same things as you are objecting to Mr. Coupe charging.
  In evidence, Mr. Coupe said that Dennis was first working on a machine at his home, and he and Dalton "took him in hand," and witness paid sums to Holt, the patentee, for wages to develop the patent. At the sale at Arnold, witness bought five machines for £758 13s. 6d., to develop Holt's patent. One of the machines was used exclusively for patent purposes, and the other four were used a little by the company. Production was stopped for 12 months, pending the development of the patent.
  On Harding's advice, an agreement was drawn up, giving 20 per cent. of the patent rights to Dalton, 20 per cent. to himself, and 20 per cent. to the company, who looked upon themselves as trustees.
  The Judge: But Harding got some shares how.
  Witness: Without our knowledge; it was done by Harding working with the patentee. He got these assignments from the patentee,, without our knowledge. "That is where all the mystery and the muddle has come in. There has been a lot of difficult business to watch," he added.

"A voluntary Arrangement."

  Mr. Taylor: To whom do the machines belong? - I have paid for them, but I know I am dealing with honest men in the Company.
  Are you claiming from the Company? - I don't know exactly.
  You are claiming it from someone else in your counter claim? - I haven't seen our counter claim.
  Mr. Taylor: - But surely it isn't guess work. Were Holt's services to the company worth several hundred pounds? - Possibly they were.
  Was Holt the working manager? - He was a mechanic.
  His services cost you less that if the company had engaged someone else? - Yes. I should say that is so.
  His Honour then put a number of questions to Mr. Coupe, and after hearing his replies, confessed that he could not follow him as to whether Harding's money was a loan to a company or was intended for the patent. Witness said Harding stated he would make his holdings in the company up to £50 in loans, or "in some other way." He said he would regard it as a loan to pay the company's debts with.
  His Honour: I cannot see why there is no mention of it in the books.
  Witness: This loan is not carried in the books. All other loans are mentioned. It was a voluntary arrangement by Harding.
  Samuel Holt, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, the patentee, was questioned as to the agreement of April, 1933, to meet expenses of foreign rights. He described himself as a hosiery mechanic at a wage up to £4 10s. per week, but he had had considerable expenses to meet.
  Mr. Paling: Unless this patent goes through you are finished?- Yes, everything I have, or need, depends upon it going through.
  If it had gone through you would have expected to pay some of the expenses? - Most certainly.

"The Understanding"

  Did you ever understand otherwise than that the monies paid were to be paid out of the income of the patent?- That was the understanding. I had no money to spend upon it.
  In reply to Mr. Taylor, witness said he interpreted the phrase in the agreement, that expenses were to be met as and when required, that those expenses should be met "when the job was paying its way."
  Hy. Harding, called by Mr. Taylor, said in April, 1933, he agreed to pay £125 on loan to the patent holders, but not to make up his holdings to £500. He had accounts to pay which exceeded £250. Nothing had been authorised for patent costs up to April, 1933. He thought it was time to have some agreement in writing as to the repayment of the heavy amount he had already expended.
  Fredk. Robotham, of Sutton, formerly secretary of the Huthwaite Hosiery Company, said Holt's expenses were paid and they expected at some time to get the money back again. He considered the agreement was entered into in order to repay himself and others on behalf of the patent holders.
  Mr. Paling: What did you expect to get back?
  Witness: If Mr. Coupe had minded his own business we expected to have got a lot of money from the patent to repay for losses.
  In giving judgement, his Honour held that the claim by Robotham did not concern the expenses which came within the meaning of the words used in the agreement, and therefore it failed, and the counter claims must fall with the failure of the original claim. On the question of costs, he said that everyone was to blame for the very slipshod way in which the business was done- the agreement, the books and everything. "I dismiss all three cases, claims and counter claims, without costs," he added.

Chairman's Strong Remarks.

  Strong feeling against the proposed amalgamation of Sutton and Huthwaite was expressed at the monthly meeting of the Huthwaite Urban District Council on Tuesday evening, when Councillor F. C. Sowter, presided over the following members:- Councillors T. Goodall, E.H. Lowe, J. Davies, J. Potter, A. Wilson, J. Iball, W.E. Hancock, W. Clarke, M. Betts and D.D. Bonser.

A Sick Old Lady.

  Referring to the amalgamation, the Chairman said he looked upon it as a marriage to a sick old lady suffering from pernicious anaemia. And the Ministry knew it. He believed the Sutton Council had already been running upstairs to examine the old Lady's bank balances and had found these in very low waters. Sutton had patted themselves on the back and had congratulated themselves on this marriage, but the old lady had not recovered yet, and from what he had seen and heard as he went about she was not even convalescent.Anyone who read the Press could always predict what was at the back of the mind of Sutton Council. And another good omen was the Sutton Chamber of Trade. They did not desire traffic to go through Sutton, but wanted people to alight in the Market Place.
  "There has been a lot of discussion with regard to a coat of arms," observed the Chairman, "and it has been suggested it be a lion rampant. I suggest a better one would be a spider, so that everyone could alight at the Engine Green and listen to its ticking. Then reference has been made in the "Free Press" as to who should be nominated as first mayor of Sutton. I suppose he will be elected with all the pomp and pride that the occasion demands.

Petty Sessional Powers.

  "But I wonder if Sutton have ever considered what is involved in the appointment of a mayor? They will have to place a car at his disposal and grant a princely sum of money to him so that he may entertain. And they are not satisfied with that even. They propose, further, to go in for petty sessional powers. I wonder if it has ever occurred to Sutton ratepayers that they will want a court house, a clerk to the court and a caretaker, with other incidentals? If they get that we shall get the trooping of the colour every Thursday at Sutton.
  "But that is not all they require - they require something greater to make the whole thing a success. There ought to be a monument erected to the busy B's, because I have yet to learn that going in for borough powers of this nature does not increase rates. What with water, gas, sewers and the other powers they are seeking, rates are going to fly up. But they must not start showing favours now they have got married or there will be trouble in the camp. And they must not start using the big stick, nor developing the east end to the detriment of the west."
  Mr. Clarke: Perhaps we can see Lord Merrivale and get a divorce. (Laughter).
  Mr. Hancock: I don't know about a marriage; I think Huthwaite's attitude will be that the courtship will not develop into one. The whole question will be dealt with at some future date more publicly and more strongly.

Proposed Gas Order.

  Mr. Hancock then went on to deal with the objections to the proposed gas special order, and said it was time the public knew the position. Under the proposed new scheme the Council could reduce the price of gas to consumers 1s. 6d. per 1,000 cubic feet, and still make a profit of £251 per year. They were paying Sutton 3s. 3d. per 1,000 cubic feet against 1s. 3d. from the new course. Owing to the amalgamations, the speaker understood that the County Council had objected to the special order on the grounds that it would prejudice the amalgamations.
  "This prejudice amounts to a saving of £1,000 in this locality on the price of gas alone," remarked the speaker. "The County Council have never as much as consulted Huthwaite nor listened to our objections. I consider we are not being given a fair chance nor having a fair deal at the hands of these two authorities, who are not minding their own business. We could say a lot more, but it is not wise at this moment."
  Mr. Betts: What is the best thing to do?
  The Chairman: To keep quiet.
  Mr. Hancock: To keep our mouths shut until the enquiry.

Property Repairs.

  When the Roads and Buildings Committee minutes were before the meeting, Mr. Clarke asked when the property in Bonser Crescent was going to be attended to. There was still a cardboard in windows and it was very unsightly.
  The Surveyor said he went down the previous day and expected to find the work being done, but it was not.
  Mr. Clarke: I complained of the same thing before Christmas. People who pay their rents expect a 100 per cent. good house, not a bad one.
  Mr. Clarke was assured that the work would be attended to.
  Referring to some spare land on the building site on Chesterfield Road, Mr. Clarke said he would rather this be made a playing field than accept the meagre £2 that had been offered for letting the land for grazing. It was a long way for the little children from that neighbourhood to go to Huthwaite Park, and he hoped the land would be converted into a playing field.
  A minute of the Finance and General Purposes Committee with regard to an increase in the Collector's salary, was next referred to by Mr. Clark, who said instead of letting one man do all the work they ought to provide a little for someone who was out of work, even if it were only for one or two days per week.

More Houses.

  He thought the matter ought to be considered again. There were 104 houses to be collected for now, and there were prospects of another 64 being erected, and they would not want to reduce a man's wages then and engage another one, which they would probably have to do. If they increased the Collector's wage to the extent that was proposed they could not afford to engage another man to collect the rents of the new houses they proposed to build. He moved that the matter be referred back to Committee for further consideration.
  Mr. Davies said the matter was gone over thoroughly the previous night, when the whole aspect of the case was dealt with, and while they felt they ought not to raise anybody's wages they felt the Collector was entitled to some extra remuneration for the additional work he was doing. They felt they could not justifiably split the work up and set on another man, as there was not sufficient work for that. The additional work had entailed overtime on the part of the Collector, and though, when the duties were split up, they probably would have the unthankful task of reducing the man's wages, they felt they were justified in giving him an increase for the extra work he was doing.

No Seconder.

  The speaker did not know what they could do if the matter was referred back. the same people, with the exception of Mr. Betts, who were there that night were present the previous night when the matter was fully considered, and he thought the matter ought to be left as it was at the moment until the other houses were built.
  There was no seconder to Mr. Clarke's motion, so the question automatically fell to the ground.
  A deputation from the Huthwaite U.D.C. Bowling Club, consisting of Messrs. T. Thompson and T. Bradley, attended the meeting and asked the Council if they would consider buying some new bowls, six pairs being suggested. They also asked for the use of the Lecture Hall for bowls meetings.
  With regard to the latter request, it was agreed, on the proposition of Mr. Davies, that the same facility be given the club as previously.
  The Chairman said the question of buying new bowls would be considered in Committee.
  Mr. Bradley, on behalf of the unemployed, asked for the use of the Lecture Hall ante-room for the storing of tools, etc., which were to be distributed to the unemployed, and it was agreed that this request be granted.
  The Surveyor was also directed to find storing room for fertiliser.

"Dogs of Devon" at Huthwaite

  A stimulating and colourful glimpse of the spacious days of Queen Elizabeth was seen in the Huthwaite Free Church Schoolroom on Thursday evening, when the Sutton Brook Street Operatic Society presented the well-knonwn comic opera "Dogs of Devon."
  The effort was on behalf of the New Fall Street Methodist Church, the larger hall being lent for the purposes by the courtesy of the Sherwood Street members. The Society have gained a reputation with this production, and on Thursday they excelled themselves and the crowded audience was treated to a first-rate musical and spectacular display.

Picturesque Scene.

  There were nearly 50 on the stage, all beautifully costumed, and clever lighting arrangements made the scene more picturesque still. From start to finish there was not a dull moment. The acting was natural and unaffected, the gaiety spontaneous, the humour irresistible and the singing tuneful and fresh to the very end. All the principals were good, and were well-supported by the chorus. Dolores was a captivating figure, who made a strong appeal, combining a voice of wide range and sweetness with a stage appearance of refinement and charm. ...

Chief Characters.

  Apart from the excellence of the orchestral music, the singing and the general effects, the Society are to be complimented on a vivid and realistic representation of an entertaining fragment of history.
  The chief characters were :- Sir Francis Drake, E. Sellers; Don Bernardio, A. Dove; Sir Wilfred Leigh, H. Dennis; Capt. of the Guard, L. Thompson; Noah Fleming, G. H. Cartwright; Capt. Hugh Fleming, A. Corbett; Simon Simple, M. Burton; Sgt. of Beefeaters, R. Thorpe; Town Clerk, W. E. Simpson; Town Crier, S. Barkshy; Mayor of Plymouth, A. Marshall; Dolores, A. Jones; Dame Marjorie Fleming, D. Hutchinson; Dorothy, G. Gittings; Elsie, K. Clarke; Queen Elizabeth, W. Marshall.
  The conductor was Mr. A. Oakley, pianist, Mr. S. Whetton; Leader of Orchestra, Mr. J. H. Weston; and stage Manager, Mr. H. Clarke. The dances were arranged by Mrs. T. W. Mutch and the hon. secretary was Mr. H. Webster. The organiser on behalf of the Huthwaite New Fall Street Church was Mr. J. T. Colley, and the Sherwood Street members were thanked for the use of their hall and mountings.


  In view of the recent correspondence in our column in connection with Japanese hosiery, and its possible menace to the English hosiery industry, the following question on the subject which Mr. C. Brown, M.P., address to the President of the Board of Trade on Thursday, and his answer, will be of interest to the hosiery workers of Sutton and district.
  Mr. Brown asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of stockings, hose and knitted underwear imported into the United Kingdom from Japan for the years ended 31st December, 1932, and 31st December, 1933, respectively?
  Dr. Burgin replied:- The following table shows the total quantity of the undermentioned descriptions of hosiery imported into the United Kingdom and consigned from Japan during the years 1932 and 1933.
  Hosiery (knitted, netted or crocheted goods): Stockings and hose; 1932, dozen pairs, 780,517; 1933 dozen pairs, 906,292; of wool, or of which the chief value is wool, 200 ; 501; of silk, or of which the chief value is silk, -; 134; of artificial silk, or of which the chief value is artificial silk, 63,049; 49,890.
  Underwear: Of cotton, or of which the chief value is cotton, 1932 dozens, 467,339; 1933, dozens, 568,902; of wool, or of which the chief value is wool, 15; 77; of silk, or of which the chief value is silk, 321; 12; of artificial silk, or of which the chief value is artificial silk, 4,389; 215. Note.- The figures for 1933 are provisional.


  Recent renovations at Huthwaite Parish Church (including an expenditure of £300 on the roof) having increased the debt to nearly £400, preparations for the annual bazaar have been carried on with unusual activity, in the hope of raising a substantial sum.
  The function was held on Monday and Tuesday in the Common Road Schools, being opened on the first day by Mrs. Anderson (Sutton), a former Huthwaite resident and Church member. There was a good attendance at the opening ceremony, over which the Rev. W. L. Boulton presided, supported by Councillor Goodall and Mr. W. Lee (churchwardens) and Councillor Lowe.

Many Visitors.

  There were present a number of visitors connected with the Church in the past, and also friends from Sutton, including Mrs. J. Kitchen, Mrs. Bosworth and Mrs. H. C. Wright, Miss Phillips and Mrs. Beighton (Fulwood) and Mrs. Weston (Middlebrook). After prayer and the hymn with Mrs. Shaw as pianist, the Chairman introduced Mrs. Anderson as a Huthwaite native. He referred to the work done in the past, and thanked Mrs. Anderson for coming. He dwelt with great appreciation on the labours of the Church workers, ...

The Stalls.

  There were stalls representing the Ladies' Working Party, Mothers' Union, Choir, Sidesmen, Congregation and Boy Scouts. Great credit is due to the Scouts for their Bazaar effort. It was the first time that there has been a Scout stall, and the boys had made many of the articles themselves, under the direction of S.M. Golding and Assist S.M. Newman.
  On all the stalls there was a wonderful array of goods for sale, beautiful, useful and ingenious. The needle work and embroidery displayed many novel and artistic effects and made plain the innumerable hours of patient and skilful labour that had been put in by one and another of the Church members..
  There was also a large assortment of preserves and toothsome delicacies, representing ability of another kind. Miss Lineker and her young ladies had a special display and a pound stall was in charge of Miss Kitchen and Miss Farnsworth. Sideshows included a fortune teller (Miss E. Oxley) and guessing competitions.

Children's Opening.

  On Tuesday the bazaar was opened in novel and effective fashion with a pageant performed by about 60 Sunday School childre. Many of them were in costume, and their training reflected great credit on Mrs. J. Shaw (Supt.) in whose charge they were, and also on the Sunday School staff who had loyally assisted.
  The Boy Chairman was Master Derek Rogers, and the proceedings were opened by Miss Marjorie Bailey, to whom a bouquet was presented by Miss Ida Smith, the orphan daughter of a former superintendent.
  The chief characters were well-known patriotic female figures as follows:- Mary Slesser, Gertie Dickens; Britannia, Joan Foulkes; Elizabeth Fry, Gwennie Brown; Joan of Arc, Miriam Barrows; Florence Nightingale, Dorothy Pattinson. The characters were introduced by Joyce Weston and Edith Bone, and Mrs. Shaw played the incidental music. Mary Slesser had a following of converted African childre, Elizabeth Fry of ragged children, and Florence Nightingale of nurses, to emphasis their respective spheres of labour, and the pageant was well received.
  The children also brought £10 in cash, which had been collected, chiefly in their own homes. The title of the pageant was "Sunlight" and what with their efforts in this direction, and their donation, the children performed a very useful service.
  The bazaar secretary was Mr. Leo Bailey.


  To Let. - Two or Three Rooms, Sutton Road, Huthwaite.- Write Box No. 407, Free Press Office.

TO BE LET. -Ten acres of valuable Accommodation Grass Lane at Strawberry Hall, Huthwaite, now in the occupation of Mr. V. Brown.- Crampton, Son and Clements, Chartered Surveyors, Mansfield.

  To Let.- House and Shop with Bakehouse on Main Street, Huthwaite. Apply 9 Alexander St, Huthwaite Stanton Hill.


  JOINER AND UNDERTAKER.- Funerals Completely Furnished. Horse or Motor Vehicles. Personal Supervision. Moderate Charges. A. LUPTON, 13, Market Street, Huthwaite.- Advt.

  The total takings at the Parish Church bazaar on Monday and Tuesday were £115, which was regarded as extremely satisfactory. Funds in hand from various efforts will raise the total to about £140. Entertainments were provided by the Sutton St. Michael's Dramatic Society.


  The death took place unexpectedly during the week-end at Warsop of Mr. J. W. Burton, aged 72 years. Many Huthwaite church people will remember him as a member before his removal to Warsop 20 years ago. His wife died about four years ago, and he leaves four married daughters, the three in this district being Mrs. Robbins, Mrs. E. Stendall, and Mrs. Asher.


  At home to Bull Farm Rangers on Saturday, Huthwaite Park Rangers pleased their supporters by pulling off a comfortable 3-1 victory. ...
  Just before half-time the home team took the lead, D. Wright scoring the only goal of the half from the wing with a good shot. This set-back livened up Bull Farm, however, and a shot by their inside-right hit the bar with the goalkeeper beaten, their centre-forward missing an open goal from the rebound, heading just outside the post.

Lead Regained

  The visitors opened strongly when the game resumed, and it was not long before they were on level terms. A free-kick taken from just outside the penalty area dropped at the feet of the Bull Farm outside-right, who centred for the other extreme wing man to score a good goal.
However, this did not dishearten the home team, who tried hard to regain the lead and were rewarded when D. Jones put in a hot shot from about 20 yards' range which the goalkeeper only partly saved, H. Bradshaw heading the ball through. After this there was only one team in it - Park Rangers. Near the finish a penalty was awarded against one of the Bull Farm backs, and from the spot kick R. Tuckwood scored. Team:-
  Huthwaite Park Rangers.- E. Quibble; A. Bailey and P. Bostock; R. Tuckwood, D. Jones and A. Dykes; A. Carter, D. Ball, H. Bradshaw, C. Dykes and D. Wright.
  Tomorrow the Rangers play Sherwood Rangers away, and the visitors will be selected from the following:- E. Quibble, A. Bailey, P. Bostock, D. Jones, R. Tuckwood, A. Dykes, A. Carter, C. Dykes, D. Ball, H. Bradshaw, V. Dykes, J. Arrowsmith and D. Wright.


  The first annual meeting of the Hosiery Worker's Organisation was held on Monday at the Crown and Woolpack Inn, Sutton. Prior to the appointments of the officials and committee, Councillor H. C. Wright, C.C., was appointed to preside, being supported by Councillor T. Barnes.
  A pleasing feature of a large attendance was every member allowing his name to go forward for re-election, if so desired, by the company present.
  The Committee appointed was Messrs. Johnsons, Messrs, H. Saxton and H. Radford; Spring Bank, Mr. C. Hastings; Quortex, Mr. F. Hancock; Messrs. Dobson and Allsop, Mr. Lambert; Messrs. I. and R. Morley, Messrs. T. Barnes, T. Whitehead, W. Everington, A. Older and H. Gascoigne; Messrs. S. Walton and Sons; Mr. W. Walton; Messrs. Briggs and Greenwood, Messrs. W. Pickard, D. Gill and A. Caunt; Messrs. Scott and Slack, Messrs. S. Saunders and H. Scott; Messrs. Hibbert and Buckland, Messrs. J. Hepworth and W. Hall; Messrs. F. Tudsbury and Sons, Mr. G. Asher, with power to nominate a further representative; Messrs. R. Walton and Sons, Messrs. W. H. Beastall and A. Parnell; Messrs. Simpson Wright and Lowe, Councillor A. Spencer, Messrs. R.W. Stafford, W. Shore, C. Allen and G.G. Hancock; C.W.S., Messrs. W. Pepper and T. C. Hancock.
  The remaining appointments were:- Mr. S. Saunders, secretary; Mr. B.W. Stafford, treasurer; Mr. T.C. Hancock, minute secretary; Mr. G. G. Hancock, chairman; and Mr. W. Pickard, vice-chairman; auditors, Messrs. A. Briggs and H. C. Wright.
  The various officers were thanked for their services, and the compliments were returned to the members of the committee for their assiduous labours during the past year. It was decided to present balance sheets of recent efforts at the next meeting. In the meantime the accounts are to be presented for audit.


New Hucknall Colliery Differences.
  "Random shot": At last it looks as if the long standing differences at the New Hucknall Colliery have really been settled, and it is to be hoped - in the interests of all concerned - that the solution will be satisfactory and lasting. The trouble, it will be remembered, commenced several months ago, and was eventually referred to representatives of the owners and workmen, when - after two conferences - an agreement was signed by both parties. The men, however, rejected the agreement, and demanded two further concessions, but subsequently postponed their notices for a month, with a view to obtaining better terms. A further conference on Monday reached what, it is hoped, will prove a final settlement, and there is little doubt but this agreement will be accepted. From the men's point of view, the terms of settlement may be considered as very satisfactory, and only one important point in their demands failed.

Huthwaite Cycle Club Social.
  The first social organised by the Huthwaite Cycle Club was held in the Blackwell Road Schools, Huthwaite. Refreshments were provided under the management of Mesdames Turner, Trigg and Thompson. The members contributed various items to the programme. Songs were sung by Miss Trigg; recitations were given by Mr. Shaw and Mr. Roberts, who also had charge of a number of games; Mr. A. Brown played several phonograph records; Mr. J. Lockton provided an electric battery; two selections were played by a trio, Mr. Wakelam (pianist), Mr. Straw and Mr. Allcock (violins); and Mr. F.W. Allsop played for dancing, for which Mr. J. Ensor was the M.C. Mr. Roberts explained the objects of the club, which Mr. Jordon had formed the previous year.

Written 16 Feb 1934 Revised 24 Apr 15 © by Gary Elliott