Backtracking: Hucknall Dispatch headlines from 22nd May 1964

HEADLINERS -- Hucknall and Bulwell Labour MP William Whitlock is involved in a tense drama while returning home after a 10-day visit to ETHIOPIA as a member of a British Parliamentary delegation.

Monday, 19th May 2014, 12:15 pm

The BOEING 720B aircraft in which they are travelling proves to have mechanical trouble.

Mr Whitlock says that when the plane eventually landed, it made a ‘really terrible NOISE’ as it lost height.

The Whitsun holiday weather is described by the Dispatch as having been PERFECT, with temperatures in the seventies.

Train and bus excursions to the EAST COAST and the Derbyshire countryside are well patronised by Hucknall and Bulwell families.

A crowd estimated at 40,000 flock to the spectacular annual AIR DISPLAY on Hucknall’s Rolls-Royce airfield.

Aircraft which perform during the event range from a SPITFIRE amd a Hurricane which took part in the Battle of Britain to the latest Royal Air Force planes.

A special feature is a high-speed aerobatic display in a 1,500 mph LIGHTNING aircraft from RAF Leconfield in Yorkshire.

A 30-year-old Hucknall man is taken to hospital with injuries he suffers when a car in which he is a passenger hits a TELEGRAPH POLE in County Durham.

Taking a solitaire DIAMOND RING to a jeweller, a 17-year-old Bulwell girl told him it was an engagement ring from her fiance, who had been killed in a road accident, a court hears.

She claimed the ring was hers to SELL and the jeweller gave her £75 for it.

But the girl had stolen the ring from a flat in Nottingham and she is put on PROBATION for two years after admitting the theft.

A Bulwell metal products firm are fined £50 and ordered to pay 14 shillings and sixpence costs by magistrates for operating an unguarded MACHINE at their factory.

The court hears that an employee lost a LITTLE FINGER and had 40 stitches inserted in his index finger after his hand was caught in the machine.

Three police officers are hit or kicked during a struggle with four men outside the MASONS ARMS pub, Hucknall, on Whit Monday night.

A 51-year-old Bestwood man, Jack Skelton, DIES in Nottingham General Hospital after being involved in a road accident.

WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE -- six members of Linby Miners Welfare women’s section are among a group from Nottinghamshire who go on a seven-day visit to HOLLAND.

The National Union of Mineworkers president, S.W.G.Ford, says the Labour movement must be prepared to demonstrate its faith in public ownership of industries in the face of intense ANTI-NATIONALISATION propaganda.

Mark Fayne and the Astronauts band entertain at the CO-OPERATIVE HALL in Hucknall.

Annesley Parish Council decide to hand over their STREET LIGHTING powers to Basford Rural Council.

Fourteen members of the AUSTRALIAN cricket team visit the Hucknall garments factory of William Hollins before starting a match with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

They are taken round all the firm’s departments ‘to see the GIRLS and let the girls have a look at them’.

Marlon Brando plays Fletcher Christian and Trevor Howard is Captain Bligh in ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’, showing at the BYRON CINEMA in Hucknall.

NAMES -- representing Newstead Colliery, DOREEN BROWN, of Broxtowe Drive, Hucknall wins the title of Nottinghamshire Coal Queen at the annual miners’ rally at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield.

Doreen’s husbnd, LEN, is a trepanner driver at Newstead Pit.

Coun RICHARD BULLOCK is selected by the Labour group as the new Chairman of Hucknall Urban Council.

An ex-soldier, Coun Bullock is a winding engine-man at Hucknall ‘Bottom Pit’ and a prominent member of the town’s Salvation Army Corps.

Fifteen-year-old GEORGE TAYLOR, of Bestwood Estate, spends three days as a guest trainee of the Army at their school of physical training in Aldershot.

A keen gymnast, George is given an intensive course on the TRAMPOLINE.

JOHN GREENHALGH, who is in the Hucknall family retail footwear business, is married to PATRICIA KELLITT, of Sutton Coldfield.

COURT -- an 18-year-old Bulwell youth who took a MOTORBIKE without consent is stated in court to have got into crime when he ‘drifted into coffee bar company’.

A man appears in court for allegedly attempting to swindle a Hucknalll BOOKMAKER.

A fight between two men, one from Hucknall and the other from Annesley, over a game of DARTS led to them causing each other grievous bodily harm, a court is told.

SPORT -- the men’s darts team from the NEW TOWN INN on Commercial Road, Bulwell, reach the fiinal of the Tennants League Knockout Cup with a 4-1 victory over Balloon Hotel, of Nottingham.

E.C.’CIS’ RHODES (who died on Thursday 10th April) shines with the bat for Hucknall Cricket Club in matches with Loughborough and Bestwood Colliery.