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a weeks news dated - March 2nd 1934

Nominations in Sutton.

  Nominations in connection with the election of the Notts. County Council took place on Monday, and as there were no withdrawals there will be contests in all three Sutton Wards. in each, the retiring member is being opposed, there being two candidates in both the East and West Wards, and three in the North Ward, polling taking place on Tuesday next.
  The nominations were received by Mr. Luther Pepper, deputy returning officer, and the candidates are:-

Dodsley, Leopold.
Scott, Luther.
Stuart, Mrs. F.C.
Brown, Charles.
Hodgson, John Thomas.
Thompson, Arthur.
Wright, Hedley Caton.

No Contest at Huthwaite.

  In the Huthwaite and Stanton Hill districts there will be no contest, the only nomination being that of Mr. John Davies, of Beech Avenue, Huthwaite, builders' foreman, who was the retiring member, and has therefore been returned unopposed.
  He handed in one nomination paper, his proposer being William Clarke, and seconder John Iball, Assentors were: Bethaiah Clarke, Florence Mabel Sowter, Gertrude Nellie Hancock, William Tite, Frederick Cecil Sowter, Harriet; Annie Peters, John Peters and Sarah Ann Clarke.


  The funeral took place at Huthwaite on Saturday of Mr. Owen Hardy, who for the past four years had been the license holder of the "White Lion," Huthwaite. By his death at the comparatively early age of 44 years, Huthwaite sporting organisations lose a consistent supporter and deserving causes a good friend.
  His house was the headquarters of the Huthwaite United F.C. and of the Huthwaite Physical Culture Club, and he always encouraged these manly pursuits. He also found opportunities to assist the Old People's Treat Committee, and being a man of high principles, was very popular with all. He will be greatly missed in many ways.

War Service in the Navy.

  The late Mr. Hardy, who had been seriously ill for seven months, was a member of a well-known Sutton family, being the youngest son of Mr. John Hardy, who retired some years ago after having held the licence of the "Royal Foresters" for 17 years. Previous to that, he was at the "Greyhound," Skegby, for seven years.
  The late Mr. Hardy, as a boy, was a member of Sutton St. Michael's Church choir, and held a number of prizes for regular Sunday School attendance. He was always fond of football and played with the Sutton Wednesday team. During the ware he joined the Navy, and for 2½ years was a first-class stoker on a Channel patrol destroyer. He was his father's assistant at the "Royal Forester," and in 1928 took over the New Inn, South Normanton, where he remained about two years, and then went to Huthwaite. He leaves a widow and one boy aged 13.
  The Rev. W.L. Boulton conducted the first part of the funeral service at the Parish Church, Mrs. Gascoigne being at the organ. ...

The Mourners.

  The mourners were : Widow and son Willie; (deceased's father was unable to attend through illness, but was represented by his niece, Mrs. Severns); Mr. John Hardy, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Butler (Sutton) and Mr. W. Taylor (Sutton), uncles and aunt; Mrs. Crosbie (Wessington), Mr. Albert Pitchford (Stoneyford Lane), Mr. Isaiah Pitchford (Teversal), Mr. Cowley (Shirebrook), Mr. and Mrs. S. Bostock, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bostock, jun., Mr. and Mrs. F. Ball, Mr. Harold Pitchford, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Mrs. Wragg (Wessington), Mrs. Wardle (Buxton), Miss Florence Pitchford (Blackwell), and Miss Lucy Pitchford (Stoneyford Lane), nieces.
  The "White Lion" Sick and Dividing Society, of which the late Mr. Hardy was treasurer, was represented by Messrs. R. Bostock, R. Cotton, and A. Bostock, and members, and the Old People's Treat Committee by Messrs. A. Tomlinson (secretary), J. G. Wright, W. Lawrence, F. Dobb and A. Thurman. The bearers were Messrs. S. Cartwright, A. Rhodes, J. R. Wright, J. Fisher, G. Harrison and T. Betts.

Floral Tributes.

  The floral emblem of the Physical Culture Club was composed of lilac and violets in the form of a dumb-bell, and other floral tributes were sent by the following: Wife and Son; Lily, Fred and Sons; Mother and Harold; Lucy and George; Mary, Will and family; Aunt Elizabeth Keeling; Florence; Doris and Will and Eric (Buxton); Edith and Nephews (Shirebrook); Pollie and Jack; Albert, Ivy, Hilda and Norman; Father and Step-mother.
  Bertha and Harry; Directors of the Home Brewery Co.; Mr. and Mrs. Woodland and family (Stanton Hill); Mr. and Mrs. Betts; Mr. and Mrs. Thurman; Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler; Alvey Caunt; Mr. and Mrs. F. Bettison and family; Old People's Treat Committee; Lady Customers; Mr. and Mrs. J. Bromley; Mr. and Mrs. Dobb (Peacock Hotel); Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wright; Huthwaite United F.C.; and Sick and Dividing Society.


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

  WHIST DRIVES.- Monday next, March 5th, and succeeding Mondays, Sixpenny Whist Drives in Lecture Hall for Unemployed. Commence 7.45.- Advt.

  On behalf of the fund for the renovation of the Sutton Road Methodist Church organ, a variety concert was given in the schoolroom on Wednesday evening by the Spirits Concert Party (Nottingham). The effort was arranged by the young men, with Mr. J. Wood as organising secretary.


  The funeral took place at Huthwaite Cemetery on Tuesday of Mrs. Ann Spencer, wife of Mr. William Spencer, of 72, Common Road, who passed away the previous Saturday at the age of 46 years.
  The service was conducted by the Rev. W. L. Boulton, and the mourners included the husband; Mr. Edward Clay, brother; Mr. and Mrs. J. Wood, brother-in-law and sister; Mr. and Mrs. William Clay, brother and sister-in-law; Mrs. Gladys Rogers, niece; Mrs. Spencer, mother-in-law; Mr. R. Spencer, brother-in-law; Miss R. Spencer and Mrs. R. Birks, sisters-in-law.
  Floral tributes were sent by:- Husband, Brother Ted and Baby Bernard; Sister Polly, Husband and family; Brother Bill, Wife and Leslie, and Grandma Beardsley; Gladys, Carl and Enid; Mother, Sisters and Brothers; Sister Polly, Dick and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Parkin; Mr.s Chappell and family; and Mrs. Palfreman and family.


  Huthwaite Old People's Treat Committee have obtained permission to run a football charity competition in aid of funds, and at a meeting held at the White Swan Inn on Wednesday evening, Mr. J. Wright presiding, the draw was made as follows:-

First Round.

  Huthwaite Villa v. Huthwaite Peacock. Referee, Mr. L. Heath.


  Huthwaite Villa or Huthwaite Peacock v. Huthwaite C.W.S.
  Huthwaite United v. Huthwaite West End.

  The first round match is to be played Easter Tuesday on the New Hucknall Colliery Ground, and the semi-finals are to be arranged as soon as it is convenient to the teams concerned.


  A church parade of local Boy Scouts and Girl Guides took place on Sunday morning, when a muster of over 100 attended the Parish Church, where the service was conducted by the Rev. W. L. Boulton. The Boy Scouts represented were Huthwaite (under Asst. S.M. Golding and Harrison), Sutton St. Mary's (S.M. Whetton and Cubmaster Briggs); Teversal (Group S.M. Hayes); and Skegby (Group S.M. Wilson); Huthwaite and Sutton Girl Guides were in charge of Capt. Chapman and Capt. Day. The units were assembled on the Sutton Road Mission site and marched to Church. After service, all returned to the mission site, and were there dismissed.


  Huthwaite Villa F.C. had a successful day on Saturday in all ways. After winning the cup-tie, they held a dance in the evening in the Drill Hall on behalf of the Club funds, over 200 dancers putting in an appearance. The music was provided by Pem Darch's Syncopators, and the M.C. was Mr. H. Thrall, who, with partner, also gave a splendid display of modern ballroom dancing. A spot waltz competition was won by Mr. and Mrs. H. Keeling, and a lucky number prize went to Mr. A. E. Limb. The event made a profit of "7, and reflected credit on the secretarial duties of Mr. E. Walters. The refreshment department was in charge of Mesdames Bostock, Buxton and Herrod.

  Another successful effort by the New Fall Street Methodist Ladies' Guild was made on Sunday and Monday. On the former day the Ladies' Guild Choir gave a service of song, in which the readings were given by Mrs. Ward. The chairman was Mrs. E. Lee (Pleasley) and the conductor Mr. J. W. Allsop. At the evening service the preacher was Mrs. Martin (Mansfield), and the soloist was Mrs. England (Sutton). The organ accompaniments were played by Mr. J. W. Allsop. On Monday a ham tea was provided by the Guild, and a large number sat down. Subsequently an entertainment was provided by the Sutton Brook Street Methodist Ladies' Guild. Mr. C. Bonsall (Huthwaite) officiating as Chairman. the chief performers were Mrs. Baugh (gold medal soloist), Miss Joan (Williamson, (solo dancer), Mrs. Oakley (recitations). "Mrs. Maxley's Waxwork Display" was presented under the direction of Mrs. Mutch, and a sketch was given by a large party of visitors with good effect. The pianists were Mrs. Sellars (choruses) and Miss Burton (soloists), and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the entertainers. The arrangements were made by Mrs. Sowter and a substantial sum was realised.


  A resident of Sutton for many years until three years ago, when he moved from Gill Street to Bilsthorpe, Mr. John Henry Caunt passed away on Sunday after a long illness. Born at Skegby 62 years ago, Mr. Caunt was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Caunt of Ruddington House, Skegby.
  Deceased worked at New Hucknall Colliery for upwards of 40 years, for about 30 of which he was a deputy, and he was greatly respected by the workmen and all with whom he came in contact. For many years he was a member of the Sutton Portland Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, and he also used to be a member of the No.1 Rescue team at New Hucknall Colliery. Three sons and two daughters are left to mourn his death, his wife deceased him 10 years ago.


  The funeral took place on Wednesday, a service being held in the Sutton Parish Church prior to the interment in the Cemetery. The Rev. T. A. Rockley officiated. The mourners were:- Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Chambers, son-in-law and daughter; Mrs. Reeves and Mr. H. C. Read, granddaughter and son-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Caunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Caunt, sons and daughters-in-law; Mr. H. Caunt, son; Mr. Arthur Caunt, J.P., Morecambe, brother; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Clay, Mansfield, brother-in-law and sister; Mrs. G. Caunt, Skegby, sister-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. J. Read, grandson and granddaughter; Mr. F. Reeves, Mr. L. Read, grandsons; Mr. and Mrs. H. Bennett, brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Mrs. H. C. Read (daughter) was unable to be present owing to illness.
  The bearers were former workmen for deceased, viz., Messrs. A. Bent, J. Bacon, E. Clowes, B. Clowes, C. Ashton and F. Fox. ...

Annual Meeting.

  All-round progress was reported at the annual meeting of the New Hucknall Colliery Cricket Club held in the Institute on Monday evening.
  Mr. H. B. Stevens presided over a record attendance, and congratulated Mr. F. Dobb on winning the batting average for the first time. He has been a steady and reliable player with both bat and ball for a considerable time, and his achievement was a popular one.
  There was a good deal to arouse enthusiasm in all directions. Last season's display was a great improvement on the two previous years, and the prospects for the coming summer are particularly bright. Practically all last season's players are available, and newcomers include two players who have made their mark with Tibshelf, J. Broadhead and G. Thorpe.

New Rule.

  On Monday a new rule was adopted to the effect that all committee members must be actually employed at New Hucknall Colliery. It was agreed that this would make the committee more compact and enable business to be disposed of with greater facility.
  One other important item was resignation of the Secretary, Mr. Victor Booth, due to the claims upon his time making it impossible for him to combine the duties of Secretary and League delegate. His resignation was accepted with regret, and Mr. J. Thompson, moving a vote of thanks to the retiring secretary, said that he had been pleased to work by his side for a considerable time, and had always found him honourable, straight and a good fellow. He was sorry Mr. Booth had to relinquish his duties as Secretary, but he was willing to continue to take an active interest as a committee member in the future.
  Mr. Jackson seconded the vote of thanks, and endorsed all that Mr. Thompson had said.
  Mr. Booth remarked that he was pleased that he need not fall away from the Club, and would be glad to go on as a member of the committee. He was thereupon proposed by Mr. Thompson, and Mr. C. H. Turner was appointed secretary and delegate.

Financial Position.

  The financial position was very satisfactory. The receipts for the season were £51 17s. 4d. and the expenditure £67 2s. 6d., but the prize draw realised £22 15s. 5d. (against £18 9s. 11d. for the previous year), so that a credit balance of £17 1s. 10d. a year ago had been increased to £24 2s. 1d. Last season's experiment of lowering the price of admission below the amount on which entertainment tax can be claimed had been very successful, the gate money having practically doubled, realising £8 all but twopence. The lowest was the Clipstone match, 1s. 6d., and the highest Pleasley, 18s. 2d. Another Clipstone fixture, however, made 10s. 8d. and another with Pleasley 3s 8d. Other sources of income were New Hucknall Co., £5, Welbeck Estates Ltd., £1, Mr. H. B. Stevens £1, New Hucknall Tennis Club £1, New Hucknall Sports C.C. £1 10s. Seventy members at 5s. each was a very encouraging item.
  Chief expenses were nearly £20 for kit, and riding absorbed £13 10s., though £5 4s. 4d. was paid towards this. A sum of £1 7s. 6d. went to Sutton U.D.C. for water rate.
  The following appointments were made: President, Mr. H. B. Stevens; Vice-President, Mr. W. Jackson; Chairman of Committee, Mr. J. Thompson; First team, honorary captain, Mr. P. Muschamp; acting captain, Mr. A. P. Bacon; vice-captain, Mr. F. Dobb; second team, Captain, Mr. A. Bird; vice-captain, Mr. L. Oliver; scorers, 1st team, Mr. A. Barker; second team, Mr. J. H. Weston; groundman, Mr. H. Else. Messrs. J. Wareall and H. Hunt were added to the committee. The teams will be run as usual in the 1st and 2nd Divisions of the Collieries' Alliance.


MRS. OWEN HARDY AND SON wish to express their thanks for sympathy and floral tributes received in their bereavement; also to Old People's Treat Committee, Huthwaite United and Physical Culture Clubs, and Sick and Dividing Society.

MR. W. SPENCER, Common Road, Huthwaite, and EDWARD CLAY wish to thank friends and neighbours, Doctor Gaston and Nurse Dickens for duties and sympathy shown in their sad bereavement, also for floral tributes.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Accounts of the Receipts and Expenditure of the above Urban District Council for the year ended 31st March, 1933, will be audited at the Council Offices, Huthwaite, on Thursday, 15th March, 1934, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, bu L. P. Walker, Esq., District Auditor, and that such Accounts will be deposited at the Council Offices, Huthwaite, for the inspection of all persons interested for seven clear days before the Audit thereof.

By Order,   E. B. HIBBERT.   Clerk.

To Let.- Two or Three Rooms, 3, Ena Villa, Sutton Road, Huthwaite; or would take Two Boarders.

A Peep Into the Past.
Huthwaite Wesleyan Church.

  On the occasion of the anniversary services in connection with the Huthwaite Wesleyan Church the preacher was Mr. S. Pickering, of Mansfield, who preached morning and evening and also addressed the Brotherhood in the afternoon. At the last named gathering Mr. Dobb, of Newton, was the soloist, and at the other services Mr. Wilson HIll and Miss Trigg were soloists, whilst the choir also rendered anthems.
The following evening the Rev. C.C. Owers lectured at the Church on "Noblest of Georges," dealing with the life's work of George Muller. Mr. W. Fidler presided. At the conclusion of the lecture Mr. J. E. Alcock laid before the gathering the need of having a fourth minister in the circuit. Some thirteen churches had expressed themselves in favour, and certain financial promises had been made. After various views had been expressed a vote was taken which resulted favourably to the new venture.


  Fox-Wood.- On the 27th ult., at the Parish Church, Huthwaite, by the Rev. F. N. Beswick, Samuel Fox to Hannah Wood, both of Huthwaite.
  Toon-Smith.- At the same time and place by the Rev. F. N. Beswick, Ezra James Toon, of Skegby, to Agnes Smith, of Huthwaite.
  Wilson-Ward.- On the 3rd inst., at the Parish Church, Blackwell, by the Rev. F. N. Beswick, Charles Henry Wilson, of Huthwaite, to Mary Sophia Ward, of Blackwell.

Written 02 Mar 1934 Revised 02 May 15 © by Gary Elliott