Here’s what made the headlines in Dispatch back in 15th May 1964

Bulwell man Herbert Foster, who can claim to have been officially KILLED IN ACTION in World War One, celebrates his golden wedding.

Monday, 12th May 2014, 1:56 pm

Mr Foster, of Ingram Road, was MARRIED to Clarissa Cutts on Whit Saturday 1914.

He became a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery in 1916 and his wife received news from the War Office that he had been killed in action at YPRES.

Happily, it was a mistake on their part but Mrs Foster had to contend with two months of GRIEF before the error was finally corrected.

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A passing DOCTOR treats a 48-year-old Hucknall man injured in a road accident, giving him a morphine injection.

A need for people not to take their WATER supply for granted is stressed by the chairman of Nottingham Water Committee, Alderman Leonard Mitson, speaking in Bulwell.

He says: “If nothing came out when people turned on their TAPS, they would realise what a precious commodity water really is.”

Nottingham took over HUCKNALL’S water undertaking in 1957.

Thousands of tons of COAL are being lost through unofficial industrial action by miners, says the chairman of the National Coal Board’s East Midlands division, Wilfred Miron, speaking in Hucknall.

He claims: “It is only by keeping the industry PROFITABLE that is can be maintained and provide improved benefits and conditions.”

Arthur Wright retains his Bulwell seat for LABOUR in the Nottingham City Council elections with a 1,967 majority over Stanley Thomas (Independent).

A former Liberal candidate, Mr Thomas says he did not stand again for the party because it had ‘absolutely COLLAPSED through under-currents and backbiting”.

A candidate in a Hucknall election says he is dismayed by a LOW TURNOUT of voters.

He calls for voting both in municipal and general elections to be made COMPULSORY, as it is in Australia.

A Hucknall man pleads guilty in court to receiving a SUB-MACHINE gun, knowing it to have been stolen.

He tells he court he bought the gun, along with 33 rounds of 9mm AMMUNITION, from a man he did not know in a pub.

The man also admits stealing a length of heavy duty machine CHAIN from his place of work to defend himself against another local man.

He is fined a total of £65 with three months’ imprisonment in default.

WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE -- the three pennies a week which each Nottingham household provides through the rates for CHILD WELFARE is well spent, says Bulwell councillor Ivy Matthews.

Children dressed in Polish and Ukrainian costume take part in the annual MAY PROCESSION from Our Lady Catholic Church in Bulwell.

The Dispatch has a full-page advertisement for the PAPPLEWICK ESTATE development by Millwell Properties, of Bulwell.

The sole agents are Leslie Crawley, of Main Street, Bulwell and a detached BUNGALOW there is available for £2,765 complete, with deposits as low as £133.

The row continues over fears of bronchitis and lung cancer from colliery TIPS.

A letter-writer to the Dispatch wonders if plans to extend the LINBY pit tip will lead to a notice which states: “They died so that the National Coal Board could prosper.”

Telling the unique story of a friendship between a boy and a dolphin, ‘Flipper’ can be seen at the BYRON CINEMA in Hucknall.

A Dispatch fashion article, incorporating a knitting pattern coupon, is headed ‘GAY HOLIDAY BLAZER’.

NAMES -- the new Bishop of Southwell, the Rt Rev GORDON SAVAGE, prepares to visit the Bulwell Deanery, including Hucknall, on his bike.

The cycle was a GIFT from people of his former diocese in Buckinghamshire.

A well-known figure in Nottinghamshire farming, GEORGE MOSS, of Top Wighay Farm, Linby, dies in Nottingham City Hospital at the age of 71.

Mr Moss and his brother, Tom, were miners at Hucknall Colliery until 1920, when they started farming a SMALLHOLDING on the Top Wighay site.

They went on to become pioneers in the early weaning or BABY BEEF process, working in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture.

Two members of Papplewick and Linby Young Farmers’ Club, PAULINE BELL and JOHN HATTON, are married at Hucknall Parish Church.

COURT -- a Bulwell woman is granted a decree at Nottingham Divorce Court on the grounds of her husband’s CRUELTY and desertion.

A 17-year-old Bulwell youth told police he took a steel KNUCKLE-DUSTER to Bulwell Market Place to ‘make some trouble with it’.

A 19-year-old woman, also from Bulwell, who failed to comply with a probation order wandered around the country with anyone willing to accompany her, magistrates hear.

SPORT -- Cyril Millhouse takes SEVEN WICKETS for 27 to help Broomhill Road Methodist cricket team to a good win over Nottingham Victoria in their first match of the season.