Backtracking: The Hucknall Dispatch headlines from 21st Aug 1964
HEADLINERS -- about 30% of Bulwell’s HOUSING will be replaced within the next 10 years under a new plan which comes before Nottingham City Council.
A report envisages that population of the areas affected will almost have DOUBLED -- from 8,400 to 15,000 -- by the early 1980s.
The chief developments will be at Snape Wood and a location in the west of Bulwell which is to be called Crabtree Farm estate.
BONINGTON Primary School is to be replaced and Rufford Primary School will be extended, but the number of garden allotments will be almost halved.
A ‘disgraceful’ attack by three men on the crew of a TROLLEYBUS on Bulwell Market Place sparks an unofficial strike by busmen on the No 43 route.
The conductor had to be treated in hospital for CUTS and police are trying to trace the trio of culprits. The assault is thought to have been racially motivated.
The bus driver, Jasper Bhandari, says: “Eveyone dislikes working on the Bulwell routes because there is often trouble when people go out drinking at the weekend.”
A FRENCH policeman is given an absolute discharge by Nottinghamshire magistrates after being accused of careless driving in Hucknall.
The officer had been staying with friends in PAPPLEWICK during a holiday in England. After his acquittal, the defendant describes British justice as ‘tres juste’ and ‘tres douce’ (‘very fair’ and ‘very gentle’).
Nineteen-year-old Laurence Whitehouse, of Hucknall, has a hair-raising experience during a visit to the Turkish city of ISTANBUL.
The car in which he and two friends are travelling becomes wedged on a TRAMLINE. Bystanders help to lift it off the track just before a tram comes.
Hucknall councillors press the Ministry of Transport to give the go-ahead for a ‘SCHOOL ENTRANCE’ sign outside the town’s National School to improve road safety.
Differing reasons are given for the failure of a HAULAGE firm, E.J.Sisson Ltd, of Linby Street, Bulwell, which has gone into liquidation.
WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE -- evangelist Gordon Cove advertises a REVIVAL and diving-healing crusade at the Co-operative Hall on Annesley Road, Hucknall.
The Dispatch publishes a two-page feature to mark the imminent return to SCHOOL of Hucknall and Bulwell children.
A new ALTAR SCREEN at St Mary’s Church, Bulwell, is dedicated by the Assistant Bishop of Southwell.
It is made mainly from a 300-year-old bookcase which once belonged to famous playwright GEORGE BERNARD SHAW.
A tablecloth containing 1,346 names -- those of everyone who has ever won the Victoria Cross -- is embroidered by ALICE RYDER, of Greenwood Vale, Hucknall. Alice’s husband, ROBERT RYDER, is the only VC living in the town.
NAMES -- Hucknall man JAMES REVILL (74) collapses and dies while preparing to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law.
Hucknall’s oldest resident, JANE RIDLEY, of Lime Tree Road, celebrates her 99th birthday.
GEORGE PAVIER, of Dove Street, Bulwell, is to fulfil a lifelong ambition by sailing as a crew member on a fishing boat. He will serve on a North Sea trawler, based in Grimsby.
The Rev ERNEST GRAY moves from Glasgow to become minister of Hucknall and Bulwell Churches of Christ.
COURT -- a 17-year-old Bestwood Park Estate youth is sent to a detention centre for three months after KICKING another teenager twice in the face at a Saturday evening dance and butting a youth club leader on the nose.
The chairman of Nottingham magistrates tells the youth: “You are nothing more than an unruly young HOOLIGAN.”
SPORT -- a fine all-round display enables Hucknall Cricket Club to become the FIRST team to beat Ilkeston Rutland this season.