Founded in 1939

Spondon Church Boys' Club

In memory of our great Vicar and friend TEM Barber

Camp 1940  --   "Can we go to Camp?"

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     LINCOLN CURATE AND SISTER IN AMAZING CAR ACCIDENT
    WIRE ACROSS GATEWAY
    HUCKNALL VICAR'S SON & DAUGHTER
    FRIEND BADLY HURT
    MISHAP RETURNING TO CAMP

 The Rev. T. E. M. Barber and Miss Sylvia Barber, son and
 daughter of Canon and Mrs. Barber, Hucknall Vicarage, were victims an
 extraordinary accident at a camp near Lincoln. Mr. Barber is a curate
 at Lincoln, and was connected with a camp of boys .
        He left to obtain a supply of provisions, and on returning he saw the gate open, so he continued in his open car.
        However, during his absence, wire had been tied across the gateway, and after breaking the windscreen it caught the Reverend T.E.M. Barber and lacerated his nose.  Seated beside him was his sister who was cut about the eye and forehead.
        In the back, seated, was a fellow curate who had his pipe snatched from his mouth, dislodging two teeth and driving a third into the gum.   It is said that if the latter had been a taller man he might have been decapitated.
 
 
Read Roy's excellent article about the 1940's camps:
 

 

Derby Telegraph May 2007

Tribute by Philip Whitehead M.P.  March 1978

 TheVicarOfSpondon DerbyTrader 19790314.pdf

The photograph in this article contains some inaccurate information.  It in fact shows The Reverend T.E.M. Barber with his mother and three sisters, pictured with a cousin who, I believe, may have bee called 'Pip'.

New Website - Derby Telegraph  May 2011

March 2003

 Nottingham  Evening Post - Sat 29 Jun 1935

                 LINCOLN CURATE AND SISTER IN AMAZING CAR ACCIDENT
                                        WIRE ACROSS GATEWAY
                 HUCKNALL VICAR'S SON & DAUGHTER - FRIEND BADLY HURT
                                  MISHAP RETURNING TO CAMP

 The Rev. T. E. M. Barber and Miss Sylvia Barber, son and daughter of Canon and Mrs. Barber, Hucknall Vicarage, were victims an extraordinary accident at a camp near Lincoln. Mr. Barber is a curate  at Lincoln, and was connected with a camp of boys .


        He left to obtain a supply of provisions, and on returning he saw the gate open, so he continued in his open car.


        However, during his absence, wire had been tied across the gateway, and after breaking the windscreen it caught the Reverend T.E.M. Barber and lacerated his nose.  Seated beside him was his sister who was cut about the eye and forehead.


        In the back, seated, was a fellow curate who had his pipe snatched from his mouth, dislodging two teeth and driving a third into the gum.   It is said that if the latter had been a taller man he might have been decapitated.

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