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What was making the news in the Newark Advertiser in 1923, 1973 and 1998





25 years ago – May 22, 1998

Winthorpe Brownies Community Award May 1998-83759 007
Winthorpe Brownies Community Award May 1998-83759 007

ABOVE: A trio from 2nd Winthorpe Brownies are pictured practising the first aid skills that have helped them win a Brownie shield.

They are, left to right, Elizabeth Fox, 8, Cathryn Beverley, 9, and Hannah Fisher, 7.

The Brownies have been presented with the Mayoress Shield to mark their work in the village.

Police have been called to investigate a telephone bugging scare at Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Kelham Hall headquarters.

British Telecom has been checking lines and equipment for recording devices, and council leaders described the affair as quite extraordinary.

Carparking charges will be introduced in Newark on Sundays, Public and Bank Holidays by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Current weekday parking charges of 50p for up to two hours, 80p between two and four hours, and £1.50 for more than four hours, will apply within the next few weeks.

A school is hoping to gain up to £2m from the National Lottery towards building a new sports centre.

Magnus Church of England School, Newark, wants to build the centre on the field next to Bowbridge Road.

The facilities, including two halls and a floodlit all-weather pitch would be for use by the school and the community and could be built by the year 2000.

Youngsters recreated the Victorian era as part of celebrations for their school’s 150th anniversary.

Pupils from Holy Trinity Infants’ School, Southwell, paraded through the town’s streets in Victorian costume for a birthday fair that raised more than £800 for school funds.

A pub landlord is able to serve more than just pints and pies now that an information technology centre has opened above his bar.

Regulars at the Hare And Hounds, Fulbeck, watched England rugby international Rory Underwood launch the unusual venture.

The centre has three multi-media Pentium PCs, a printer and a video conferencing facilities.

50 years ago – May 26, 1973

Southwell Dance Display from May 1973
Southwell Dance Display from May 1973

ABOVE: Children from the Dance Studio, Edgehill School, Southwell, are pictured in a scene from a dancing programme called Changes, which they presented in Southwell Minster Grammar.

There were ten items in the programme.

Nottinghamshire County Council officials are bracing themselves for a flood of complaints from disgruntled motorists whose windscreens have been smashed by gravel chips thrown up from roads being surface-dressed.

The annual road-dressing programme is expected to last for another eight weeks. Already, heaps of broken windscreen glass are appearing at roadsides.

Garages are doing a roaring trade in replacing them, Arkwright Glass Works at Newark replaced four windscreens in one afternoon.

A pond that the former Belvoir Ironworks in Bowbridge Road, Newark, filled with industrial waste for several years is now being filled in with rubbish, mainly cardboard and paper, so it can be used as a site for light industry.

Low-flying airmen were defended at a meeting of Southwell Rural District Council.

Mrs Daisy Wilcox said: “We have had this for about 30 years. We would be the first to complain if we had a war and no trained pilots.”

A public relations officer had investigated complaints about the low-flying and reported it was a feature of the training of pilots.

An 18th Century house in Southwell with an acre of garden was sold for £46,000, and a two-bedroom cottage at Halam with a paddock made £30,000 at an auction held by D. W. H. Gascoine at the Admiral Rodney Hotel.

The Southwell house – 50 Westgate – was withdrawn at auction at £46,000, but was later sold for a similar price.

The cottage – Briar Croft on School Lane, Halam – had been modernised.

100 years ago – May 23, 1923

After passing through varying vicissitudes of war, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomen returned to familiar scenes at Coddington, where the annual training camp opened.

The camp is open to the public for a charge of a sixpence and many Newarkers have already availed themselves of the opportunity to look over the place.

There are 18 officers and 300 NCOs under canvas.

The Sconce Hills, Newark, were once again the centre of mirth and merriment on Whit Monday when the combined efforts of the YMCA and the Boy Scouts Association a gala was held.

A welcome return to May weather and the absence of other special attractions drew a large crowd.

During the afternoon, the sports were a main source of entertainment.

The principal attraction to Southwell on Bank Holiday Monday was the fete and gala held in Mr Wilson’s field for the Westhorpe Workmen’s Rest.

Attractions including bowling for pig, skittling for ham, kicking a football, races for old men and children, guessing what time the clock stops, and other side shows.

Southwell Brass Band played selections during the afternoon and for dancing in the evening.

Yesterday was a red-letter day in the history of Wellow.

Coupled with the opening of the new War Memorial Village Institute was the ceremony attending the erection of the new maypole on the village green.

The green was filled with an interested crowd of spectators. The new maypole is in place of one burned down by accident some years ago.

There was by far the largest crowd of the week at the fair in Newark was on benefit night for the hospital.

There were queues for the most popular roundabouts and in respect did the showmen, who so generously helped, have an easy time.



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