Some fascinating material added recently.....follow the links

Latest articles.

tanner engravingLatest articles examine the glove making mini-boom in the 1890s that ended almost as soon as it started and an investigation into Tanners Lane - exactly where was the tannery ? The evidence is revealed. For the first time also all of the Warbis drawings of Hathern's old houses can be seen. Additions in October 2019 include the school punishment book from the 1960s, gamekeeper records from 1895 -1900 and a brief biopic of Charles Farrow - who went from framework knitter to publican. garendon fire 001Also a link to a web article about Garendon Hall which includes a video of the fire which destroyed the building in 1964.

Articles added earlier include a history of the Caldwell family, a land and property sale in 1874, the sale of cottages to Hathern Co-op in 1873, "Murder in Paradise" , "The Soar Valley or the Eye Soar Valley", "Wicked Hathern - No more" and the 1939 Register of residents. Also a test of the hypothesis that 'Hathern is a place given over bodily to the Devil; its past praying for'

Latest Pictures. school football team 1972Some exciting new photos found in Loughborough Library have just been added (full text yet to be included).  Over 40 new photos have been added in October 2019 which are also in their respective galleries. These include pictures of shooting parties on Garendon estate, Normanton Ferry in 1912, the Loughborough marathon of 1908 won by our very own Jack Screaton, the Quorn Hunt from the 1900s. events bus trip h283 001Also a bus trip from the 1950s - but where to ? and a family at the Elms in 1912. Also many more pictures received from Hathern school,  another picture of the Kelhams in Hathern band and Mr. Van Houten and his steam engine. We need your help with some of them. Some of the more recent school group photos can be found on this facebook group run by Mell Bell We went to Hathern C of E Primary School

Residence. Latest additions to the  "Residence " menu are the Electoral Rolls of - 1921, 1927 and 1930. Women had been given the vote in 1918 but had to be over 30 and did not vote on the same terms as men (over 21) until 1928. Thus the increase in eligible voters in Hathern from 588 on the 1921 roll to 815 on the 1930 roll. 

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