Hucknall Dispatch headlines for 4th September 1964

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HEADLINERS -- a Bestwood Park Estate woman whose husband is charged with attempting to MURDER her is led struggling and shouting from Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

She is protesting against him being remanded in custody for a FOURTH time. She calls out: “I want to know what is going to be done about it. I am the one he tried to kill.”

Bulwell Chamber of Trade are told of plans for better co-ordinated BUS services in the area.

Members claim that No 43 buses are contributing to traffic problems while standing in the MARKET PLACE next to the Horse and Jockey pub.

A SUICIDE verdict is recorded on a 55-year-old Bulwell woman who was found dead in her gas-filled kitchen.

Her husband says she felt distressed at certain times but always more so when she had been drinking BEER.

WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE -- in a letter to the Dispatch, Hucknall man Joe Whelan hits out at ‘mutilation’ of the MINING industry by the Government in the interest of oil monopolies.

An advertisement by Hucknall and Bulwell Coal Merchants’ Association advises readers to stock up with COAL to save £1 per ton on winter prices.

An advert in the Dispatch for a brand of CIGARETTES includes a comment from a smoker that they are ‘really first-class’.

The striking new CAVALIER pub on Bestwood Park Estate, whose decor has an English Civil War theme, is officially opened.

‘A Hard Day’s Night’, starring The Beatles, is to complete a six-day run at the BYRON CINEMA in Hucknall.

NAMES -- 19-year-old Bulwell student ASHLEY CARTER returns home after a six-week tour of Italy, Greece and Yugoslavia. Of the 4,250 miles he covered, 1,220 were by hitch-hiking.

Mr and Mrs F.A.RICHARDS, of Vaughan Estate, Hucknall, emigrate with their children, BARRY (15) and SUSAN (14), to start a new life in AUSTRALIA.

Mr Richards worked as a miner at Hucknall ‘Bottom Pit’ and then Newstead Colliery, while his wife -- whose father was known in the town as DOG DOCTOR -- was employed at Hucknall Furnishing Company.

A farewell service is held for Canon GEORGE SPRITTLES, who has retired after 20 years as Rector of Bulwell.

The last wedding to be conducted by Canon Sprittles is of ELIZABETH SHELBOURNE and JOHN DAWES, who are both members of Bulwell Physical Culture Club.

Evangelist GORDON COVE, who is holding a revival in Hucknall, claims to have witnessed ‘many miracles of divine healing’.

COURT -- a 23-year-old Bestwood Estate man broke into Bulwell ‘Railway’ Club while in a severe ANXIETY state, magistrates hear.

A Hucknall teenager who needed hospital treatment after an accident riding a MOTOR SCOOTER he took without consent is said to have told police: “I have never ridden a scooter before.”

A woman who embezzled money from a DARTS team at Annesley Woodhouse Working Men’s Club got into a panic about handling its finances, a court is told.

An 18-year-old fairground worker from Nuncargate pleads guilty to stealing a SIGNET RING from a girl he met and giving it to another girl.

SPORT -- Hucknall Rolls-Royce Bowmen of Sherwood win four prizes in the Notts County ARCHERY Society’s annual championships.

Three players score hat-tricks as BUTLERS HILL RANGERS Football Club romp home 12-2 against Calverton Colliery in the Notts Combination.

P.Ryland hits the first CENTURY in the history of Broomhill Road Methodist Cricket Club in a drawn match with Aspley Methodist.

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