Backtracking: The Hucknall Dispatch headlines from 7th August 1964

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HEADLINERS -- about 10,000 people flock to Hucknall Round Table’s CARNIVAL, which is the first Bank Holiday event to be held in the town for many years.

The carnival begins with a spectacular PROCESSION of floats from Hucknall ‘Top Pit’ on Watnall Road to the carnival ground near the Bulwell boundary.

Film and TV actor IAN HENDRY officially opens the event and the Carnival Queen, 19-year-old Wendy Pearson, rides in a red speedboat with gold, white and blue decorations.

Wrestler MASAMBULA and a seductive ‘Cleopatra’ take part. The floats include one entitled ‘The Old Woman who lived in a Shoe’, featuring lots of children, which is entered by Hucknall Ladies’ Circle.

SEVEN people are injured when a car driven by a Bulwell man collides with a sports car at Ingoldmells, on the East Coast.

Meanwhile, a record crowd of 20,000, include many from Hucknall, attend Nottinghamshire Miners Welfare FESTIVAL at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield..

The 115th annual MOORGREEN SHOW also attracts a record turnout of 13,000.

A motorist from Nuncargate is alleged at court to have caused an ACCIDENT in which a Hucknall woman passenger in his car and a 19-year-old motorcyclist both lost their lives.

The car driver is committed for trial at Lincoln Assizes, charged with causing the death of the two people by DANGEROUS DRIVING.

An 82-year-old retired miner, WILLIAM GOODALL, collapses and dies at his home on Linby Road, Hucknall.

Hucknall and Bulwell Labour MP William Whitlcock is angry when Transport Minister Ernest Marples breaks a promise to meet himself and other East Midlands MPs to discuss plans to withdraw RAIL passenger services between Nottingham and Worksop.

The Housing and Local Government Minister confirms a COMPULSORY purchase order made by Hucknall Urban Council for properties on Orchard Street, Byron Street and Watnall Road.

The order was the subject of a PUBLIC INQUIRY conducted by a Government inspector.

WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE -- a new SUMMER HOUSE at Highbury Hospital, Bulwell, is dedicated to the late Miss W.M.Weale, who was matron of the hospital for 13 years.

Three young men and a girl are greeted by the Chairman of Hucknall Urban Council, Richard Bullock, when they reach the town’s Market Place as part of a charity RELAY WALK from Edinburgh to Land’s End.

Much interest is shown in a VINTAGE CAR on display in the showrooms of the Central Garage on Hucknall High Street.

The STANDARD vehicle, which was first registered on January 23 1914, is still in immaculate condition.

ROLLS-ROYCE allows employees at its Hucknall plant to increase their maximum holdings of workers’ stock with the firm.

“A beautiful girl in a swimsuit is an obvious attraction on the beach at holiday times,” states an article in the Dispatch ‘You and Your Camera’ series.

It continues: “The amateur photographer is immediately at an advantage for he cannot only admire his subject but RECORD his image for all time on film.”

Based on the well-read book by Dodie Smith, Walt Disney’s ‘101 Dalmatians’ is showing at the BYRON CINEMA in Hucknall.

NAMES -- ENID TURTON, whose father is Chairman of Newstead Parish Council, is married at Newstead Parish Church to THOMAS BAKEWELL.

Linby housewife BRENDA BLOUNT and her four-year-old daughter, JENNY, win a Mother and Child contest at Butlins Holiday Camp in Filey.

Retired miner JOHN TOWLE, of Old Basford, who started work at a colliery when he was only 12 years old, celebrates his diamond wedding.

Trade unionist BARRY JOHNSON, of Eric Avenue, Hucknall, tells of a visit he has made to Russia.

He says MINSK, the capital of Belarus, is ‘the most beautiful city I know after Paris’.

COURT -- asking a Hucknall widow for BOARD AND LODGING, a 62-year-old man gave a false name, a court hears. He told her he had connections with the Church and a particular interest in Methodism.

Herself a member of a local Methodist church, the widow agreed to offer him accommodation but he later STOLE from her and left a week’s rent still owing.

A 24-year-old jobless Hucknall man appears before magtistrates, charged with INDECENTLY ASSAULTING two girls, aged 10 and 11.

SPORT -- Bulwell Cricket Club lose by three wickets to Sandiacre Town in the final of the POPKESS CUP, the winning run coming with one over left.