Hadfield Carnival 1926.

In the 1920s, well before the days of the National Heath Service, carnivals were one of the favoured ways of raising funds for local hospitals.

The Glossop Advertiser of 10 September 1926 carried this article headed The Carnival.
Affairs are proceeding apace for the Carnival, which is to be held tomorrow (Saturday) week and another very well attended meeting was held at the Free Library on Monday evening. His Worship the Mayor presided, and there were also present the leading officials of the Carnival and the Chief Constable of Glossop (Mr. W. R Wilkie). the Borough Treasurer (Mr. S. Fletcher), Mr. Bridge, the rate collector, Mr. H. W. Sheldon, the District Bank Manager, Coun. Sellers and other well known gentlemen. The Town Clerk would have been present but was too busy, but he has intimated to Mr. Simms, one of the joint hon. secretaries, that he will be present on the great day and will perform the same function as he did at Glossop a year ago. namely, read the Royal Proclamation. It was decided to hold a united sing on the field at Bankbottom on the Sunday afternoon, and an earnest invitation is extended to all the choirs in the district to join. Mr. T. Barber's Orchestra will play the accompaniments. A deputation awaited on Mr. Green, the roundabouts proprietor, on Tuesday, and as a consequence, Mr. Green has promised to give an organ recital on the Glossop Market Ground on Sunday evening. The Morris Dancers from Eccles, who appeared in the Glossop Carnival procession, will also take part in Hadfield's procession. The enthusiasm of all concerned was apparent and we have no qualms in saying that Hadfield's Carnival will be one of the best ever seen! Collectors are asked to call at the Free Library on the Friday evening prior to the Carnival day for their collecting boxes.

The rest of this article is a transcript of text from the carnival programme plus copies of advertisements carried within it.

THE CARNIVAL is held under the distinguished patronage of HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR (Councillor W. Jackson, J.P.), and local Ladies and Gentlemen, and has been organised by the following OFFICIALS AND COMMITTEES:
President—His Worship the Mayor (Councillor W. Jackson, J.P.)
Chairman—Mr. Frank Hall.
Secretary—Mr. J. Sims.
Assistant Secretary—Mr. L. Sims.
Chief Marshall—W. R. Wilkie, Esq. (Chief Constable).

GENERAL COMMITTEE Consists of the Hospital Collection Committee and the Chairmen and Secretaries of the various Sub-Committees.

PROCESSION SUB-COMMTTTEE: Chairman, Mr. Whalley; Secretary, Mr. S. Fidler; Councillor Roebuck, Mr. Renshaw, Mr. G. Millington, Mr. C. Wild, Mr. J. Bradshaw, Mr. S. Sharp, Mr. F. Woodhouse. Mr. S. Woolhouse, Mr. G. Littlewood, Mr. C. Wooley, Mr. C. Cooper; Mr. J. Moore, Mr. W. Fidler, Mr. T. Hinchliffe; Mr. F. Wood, Mr. Capel, Mr. F. Lupton.

PRINTING AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE: Councillor W. Jackson, J.P. (Mayor), Chairman; Mr. C. Sanders, Secretary; Councillor Sellars, Councillor Haigh, Mr. J. Ashton, Mr. E. Battye, Mr. J. Hadfield, Mr. F. Hall, Mr. J. Mosscrop, Mr. T. Bentham, Mr. Wright Ellis, Mr. McKelvey, Mr. James, Mr. Warren, Mr Hodson, Mr. E. Rothwell.

ENTERTAINMENT SUB-COMMITTEE: Mr. Bedford, Chairman; Mr. E. Jellis, Secretary; Mr. A. V. Thomas, Mr. R. Roberts, Mr. E. Martin, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Kemble, Mr. Barber, Mr. C. Sharples, Mr. McGee, Mr. F. Bowden, Mr. A. E. Jellis, Mr. E. Moorhouse, Mr. A. Sykes, Mr. J. Bridge, Mr. Minshull, Mr. E. Wright, Mr. F. Rodgers, Councillor Cuthbert.

EXECUTIVE AND EMERGENCY SUB-COMMITTEE. The Mayor (Councillor W. Jackson, J.P.), Mr. J. Sims, Mr. Renshaw, Mr. F. Hall.

BOX SUB-COMMITTEE: Mr. F. Hall, Chairman; Mr. Renshaw, Secretary; Mr. Hadfield, Mr. Battye, Mr. Middleton, Mr. A. Trueman, Mr. C. Wild, Mr. G. Platt, Mr. A. Lee, Mr. G. Minshull, Mr. G. H. Wooleson, Mr. Bridge.

FINANCE COMMITTEE: Mr. Sheldon, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Fletcher, Mr. Bridge.

Hadfield Coop was at 54-58 Station Road,
Woolley Bridge Road and Stanyforth Street, Padfield and Tintwistle

Classes and Prizes.
1. Best Tradesman’s Turnout (Heavy and Light): First, £1; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
2. Best Tradesman’s Turnout (Motors), Cleanliness and Display: First, £1; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
3. Variety Class (Motors): First, £1; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
4. Best Farmer’s Turn-out: First, £1; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
5. Best Horse Lorry Tableau: First £1; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
6. Best Displayed Heavy Horse: Special Prize of £1 Is.
7. Best Motor Tableau: First, £1; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
8. Best Cycle Tableau (Motor or Push Cycle): First, £1; Second 10/-; Third 6/-
9. Best Lady in Fancy Dress: First, 15/-; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
10. Best Gentleman in Fancy Dress: First, 15/-; Second, 10/- ; Third, 5/-
11. Most Humorous Character : First, 15/-; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
12. Best Fancy Dressed Cyclist: First ,10/-; Second. 5/-: Third, 2/6
13. Best Fancy Dressed Collector: First, 10/-; Second, 5/-; Third 2/6
14. Best Individual Character: Special Prize of 5/-
15. Lady who sells the largest number of Tickets: Silk Umbrella.
16. Gentleman who sells the largest number of Tickets: Silk Umbrella
17. Best Jazz Band : First, £3 ; Second, £2 ; Third, £1.
18. To the Three School Children selling most Tickets: Three Prizes.
19. Best Fancy Dress or Character, Children under 14: First, 15/-; Second, 10/-; Third, 5/-
If less than 5 Entries, only Two Prizes given.
JUDGES: Certain Gentlemen from outside the District have been invited to Judge the Classes and. their names will not be announced until after the Carnival.


ASSEMBLY, 2-15 p.m.
King and Queen Carnival welcomed by the Town Clerk.
WHEELED VEHICLES—Stanyforth Street round to Gladstone Street.
TABLEAUX—Hadfield Road.
JAZZ BANDS—St. Andrew’s School Yard.
ALL OTHERS—Station Yard.

Wilde & Bennet was 73 & 75 Station Road

Moscrop's was 119 Station Road

Chief Marshal: W. R. WILKIE, Esq., Chief Constable, assisted by other Members of the Police Force and the Procession Sub-Committee.
Detachment of Police.
Hollingworth Prize Brass Band.
King and Queen Carnival.
His Worship the Mayor and Mayoress (Councillor W. Jackson, J.P., and Mrs. Jackson), and Colour-Sergeant John McKelvey, the oldest Volunteer in the Borough.
Tradesmen’s Turnouts—Motors.
Tradesmen’s Turnouts—Heavy Horses.
Tradesmen’s Turnouts—Light Horses.
Farmers’ Turnouts—Horses.
Motor Tableaux.
Jazz Bands.
Eccles Morris Dancers.
Ye Old Steam Fire Engine.
Modern Fire Engine.
Cycle Tableaux—Motor or Push Cycle.
Percy Pickles” of the “Daily Dispatch” and “Daily Sketch.”
Fancy Dress Parade.
Tintwistle Brass Band.
Cyclists — Fancy Dress.
Girl Guides.
V.A.D. Corps.
Detachment of Police.


Platt Street, Temple Street, Padfield Road, Brosscroft, Woolley Bridge Road, John Dalton Street, Queen Street, Church Street, Railway Street, Station Road, Waterside, to Football Field.


Location of the Football Enclosure
In the Hadfield Football Enclosure, by kind permission of the Hadfield Football Club
At a charge of 6d. & 3d. for Adults and Children respectively.
Dramatic and Operatic Performances and Concerts by Members of Local Amateur Societies.
Tintwistle Band will Play for Dancing.
Dancing Displays by Local Children.
Aunt Sallies, Coconut Shies, Skittle Alleys, Etc.
Balloon Race. Entrance fee, 6d. Each. First Prize, £1; Second, 10/-
Refreshments. Ices. Sweets. Minerals.


In the ASSEMBLY ROOMS at 7-45 p.m.
Admission : Adults, 9d.; Children, 4d.
Under the personal supervision of Mr. Harry Podmore.
Primitive Methodist Troupe.
St. Andrew's Entertainers.
Harry Podmore's Living Marionettes.
Accompanist : Mr. A. V. Thomas.


Partington Convalescent and Nurses’ Home.
Erected by the late Lord Doverdale, presented by him to the people of Glossop in 1906, and endowed with the sum of £23,463. Originally designed to provide Convalescent Treatment, with a Male and Female Ward, and District Nursing for the poor of the Borough of Glossop, the Trust Deed was amended in 1920 to include the treatment of Maternity cases and infants suffering from malnutrition.
Maternity cases are taken in the general ward at £2 10s. 0d. per week, with private rooms at £3 10s. 0d. per week, but where any confinement case is recommended by the Medical Officer of Health, and sanctioned by the Maternity and Child Welfare Committee, such cases are admitted free, and no names are disclosed to the public.
Wood’s Hospital.
Founded in the year 1888 by the late Daniel Wood, Esq., as a General Hospital, and named after the Donor. Endowed by him with the sum of £19,000. Accommodation, two main wards of 6 beds each for either sex and two side wards containing 2 beds each. The Hospital has an operating theatre, and the staff consists of Matron, Sister and two Nurses.
Since its institution, the Hospital has been a great boon to the town of Glossop, and if it were equipped to deal with more serious surgical cases its usefulness would be greatly increased. One of its greatest needs is the installation of an X-ray apparatus, which would save many journeys to Manchester, and assist in a more rapid diagnosis of difficult cases.
Since 1912, 1,196 cases have been admitted by recommend, in addition to casualties and other cases dealt with, in emergencies.


When it becomes necessary for events of this description to be held for such a worthy cause as the Hospital Funds, a great Body of Workers and Subscribers are required, and I feel that I cannot express my deep feeling of gratitude sufficiently to all the Sub-Committees, Subscribers, and all those Ladies and Gentlemen who have come forward to assist in any form whatsoever to make this Carnival a success. Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you!
W. JACKSON, J.P., Mayor and President.


The Hospital Collection Fund.
Details of Payments, 1922-1925.
1922 1923 1924 1925
£ s £ s £ s £ s
Manchester Royal Infirmary 450 0 480 0 500 0 500 0
Manchester Royal Infirmary New Nurses' Home - - - 10 0
Wood's Hospital, Glossop 395 10 400 0 425 0 742 5
Partington Convalescent Home, Glossop 110 0 175 0 250 0 408 0
Ashton-u-Lyne District Infirmary 85 0 105 0 125 0 206 15
St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester 82 12 85 0 85 0 85 0
The Children's Hospital, Pendlebury 27 2 45 15 75 0 75 0
Devonshire Hospital, Buxton 49 3 50 11 50 0 53 0
Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester 24 3 48 8 48 8 48 8
Tintwistle and Hollingworth Sick Nursing Association 20 0 20 0 25 0 25 0
Manchester and Salford Skin Hospital 23 2 24 3 24 13 24 13
Salford Royal Hospital 20 0 20 0 20 0 20 0
Mottram and District Sick Nursing Association 10 0 10 0 15 0 15 0
Mancheste rEar Hospital 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Ancoats Hospital 6 15 10 0 10 0 10 0
Southport Convalescent Hospital 6 6 22 1 24 15 -
St. Dunstan’s. Hostel 20 10 1010 10 0 10 0
St. John’s Hospital, Manchester - - 10 0 10 0
The Derby Association for the Blind - - 10 0 10 0
National Institution for the Blind - 10 10 10 10 -
Throat and Chest Hospital, Manchester 10 10 10 10 5 5 5 5
Charlesworth Sick Nursing Association - 6 1 11 6 11 6
National Lifeboat Institution 5 0 5 0 5 5 5 5
Marple Sick Nursing Association - - 3 3 3 3
The Deaf and Dumb Institution, Old Trafford 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
The Deaf and Dumb Institution, Derby 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children - - 2 2 2 2
The Central Association for Mental Welfare - - 1 1 1 1
The Lord Mayor Trelaur Cripples’ Hospital and College - - 1 1 -
1362 9 1554 15 1762 3 2294 19


Bamforth's was at 110 Station Road

Dancing in the Liberal Hall
At 7-30 p.m.
1 Waltz—“Always.”
2 Fox Trot—“Old Fashioned Love.”
3 Fox Trot—“Behind the Clouds.”
4 One Step—“Barcelona.”
5 Fox Trot—”Cutie.”
6 Fox Trot—“Waiting.”
7 Waltz—“Speak.”
8 Fox Trot—“Nelly Kelly’s Cabaret.”
9 One Step—“Valencie.”
10 Fox Trot—“Ukulele Dream Girl.”
11 Waltz—“Migonette.”
12 Fox Trot—“Wanna go back again Blues.”
13 Fox Trot—“Just becaase I seem to miss you so.”
14 One Step—"My Carmenita.”
15 Waltz—”When I dream of the Last Waltz.”
16 Fox Trot—“I’m Knee Deep in Daisies.”
17 Fox Trot—“My Girl has Long Hair.”
18 One Step—”Savoy Medly of Medley's.”
19 Fox Trot—“What Did I Tell You?”
20 Fox Trot—“Good Night Old Pal.”
21 Waltz—”My Irish Home Sweet Home.”


Short History of Hadfield.
By Mr. H. "WARREN, Lambgates.

In the Doomesday Book we read that Eilmer had four bovates of land at Hedfelt (Hadfield). The Hamlet of Hadfield in area is 425 acres, 1 rood, 3½ perches; its boundaries are—on the North by the River Etherow, on the South by Castle Hill, on the East by Padfield Brook, and on the West by Glossop Brook.
The inhabitants were chiefly farmers, and very interesting reading are some of the early documents relative to the rents of land (1660), but coming to about 1794 to 1811 we find that Hadfield had 88 houses and 479 inhabitants. The Census since 1891 has been taken by Parish, Wards and Ecclesiastical districts. Hadfield like most of the Hamlets would have its Cross (hence Hadfield Cross), where the major part of the houses then were, and some remain at the present time.
Hadfield Hall was built by G. Hadfield, Esq., of Mottram, dating 1646, during the troublous times, or two years prior to the great rebellion. Its interior then contained some richly carved oak panelling, also grotesque figures carved in oak; dated 1685. These and the oak panelling were removed some years ago to Glossop Hall.
Few people, it will almost be safe to say, have not partaken of this favourite walk (who live in our neighbourhood), for from the top of this hill a splendid view is obtained of the Roman Castle of Melandra, also right across the Longdendale Valley. Mouselow Castle was a Military settlement of our Saxon ancestors, and was of considerable dimensions, proof of this is to be found in the amount of acreage of fortified ground, which surrounded it. There is ample evidence to prove that long before the Saxons or Danes built Mouselow Castle, it had been a British fortress. The Romans after capturing this took the British querns away.
Space prevents from going fully into detail, but in passing it may be interesting to quote that bear baiting took place at the foot of Castle Hill at the “Wakes’” festival formerly. The last bear bait was 1840. Bull baiting (at Old Glossop) was also one of the chief sources of amusement.
Leaving the Castle by way of New Shaw Lane to Brookfield, here when digging the goyt in connection with the lodge at Brookfield Mill, there was unearthed a stone coffin in which had been buried a Roman soldier.
In the coffin was found a silver coin of the Roman Emperor Domitian, A.D. 81-96.
This was built in 1825 by Henry Lees, and was assessed on 4,680 spindles.
During the building of this mill a beautiful Roman vase was found of Samaan ware; unfortunately it was broken by a servant while dusting, being knocked off the mantlepiece. Woolley Bridge Mill had one of the first loads of cotton after the Panic, and there were great rejoicings, two old women riding on the top of the cotton from the station. Woolley Bridge was rebuilt in 1822, the stone being from Tintwistle quarries.
Along Hadfield Road then over the Railway bridge, a little to the left, we find the old Roman road, which leads behind “The Thorns,” and came out at the top of Red Gate, then on past the Arundel Arms, and turning to the right over the Heath came out by the old Toll Bar leading to Old Glossop.


George Law Littlewood's shop was at 12 Queen Street

Badge Colours.
Mayor and Mayoress Blue and White
President Electric Blue
Chairman Yellow
Secretary Green
Chief Marshal Red and White
Judges White and Blue
Procession Sub-Committee Red
Entertainments Pink
Printing and Publicity Heliotrope
Collecting Committee Pale Blue
Finance Purple


Edwin Rothwell's shop was 94 Station Road

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