From home collections. Portraits and groups.
Presentation by John Watts to Caleb Kelham on retirement from band duties in 1956. More details of the Kelhams and other band families can by found on Hathern Ban's website
For "considerable service and unfailing fine example for 23 years" ......with a hope that "you shall join the band invisible where music is the gladness of the world"
In the orchard of Dales Farm
Peter Hunt and David "Wingnut" Bowley in garden of Charity Cottages on the Green
The yard of Clayton's the Builder can be seen across The Green
From Jack Monk collection
Elizabeth and Edith Randon
Posed photo - maybe Elizabeth Randon ?
Seated man - from Jack Monk of Cross street. From other photo in this gallery it must be Jack Screaton, later the keeper of the Post Office
William Rossell, blacksmith. From Loughborough Monitor article Jan 7th 1977
He always wore a lily of the valley buttonhole, a flower he regularly presented to Lizzie Randon when they were courting
Bertram Smith. In the 1901 census Bertram born in Hathern is a scholar aged 5 in Tanners Lane at the home of his uncle Arthur Bowley and aunt Hannah
Two established Hathern families - the Randons and the Rossells
From left : William and Elizabeth Randon, William and Catherine Rossell
Post card to Nellie Widdowson of Round Bank. On eBay, message on back crossed out. You can see Nellie in the 1911 census, aged 19, living with her parents and two brothers.
Rossell family 1903
4 young ladies. Photo provided by Freda Hubbard
Rose Spencer. Rookery (Tanners lane) in background. Lived in Tanners Lane then Dovecote St.
Born 1872 in Loughborough and married to Edwin Spencer who was described in 1901 Census as Hosiery Surgeon Bandage Maker (home) and in 1911 census as Fitter (Needles).
John and Florrie Bull. Florrie a widow lived in Ferndale on Shepshed Road and died in 1928
Evelyn Freer, sister to Sam Freer
Residents of the Green in the Charity Room, 1940s. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 65
Standing : Clara Berrington, Agnes Branston, Ken Malion, Gwen Saunders, Neil Kelham. Sitting : Mrs. Peake, Mrs. Hunt, Yarker Hunt, Mary Malion, Joan Exon, Nellie Mattison
Elsie Screaton and Doris Tickle, lifelong pals.A revival of the song Daisy Bell ("a bycycle made for two") at Wakes Carnival c.1926. Old Hathern in Pictures page 74
The bike belonged to Tommy Toone of Shepshed, made rideable by blacksmith Ernie Rossell
Herbert Bramley and Thomas Abel take a rest on the Jubilee Tree seat for a chat and a smoke. Old Hathern in Pictures page 75
Peg Pilkinton alias "Granny Pink" in front of her cottage at the top of Green Hill.Old Hathern in Pictures page 75
Born 1862, died 1946. A little lady who worked hard for her own family and anyone requiring her care
Charles White, known as Bobby White, village policeman 1905-1909. Old Hathern in Pictures page 76
After retirement in April 1909 aged 52 he still maintained the image of the local bobby. he served for 31 years and 292 days - he started at Melton in 1877, Long Clawson 1884, Thrussington 1888, Keyham 1889, Rothley 1901 and Hathern 1905
Edward Thomas March Phillipps 1786-1859. Rector of Hathern 1808-1859. Old Hathern in Pictures page 76
He trained in medecine and gave medical services free to all. he practised vaccination when little known and was a social leader, inspiring villagers to co-operate for their own good, especially during periods of economic uncertainty. He encouraged and supported educational and social amenities (including school and Recreation Ground). He also managed the parish of Thorpe Acre
People of Hathern waiting outside church at marriage of Tom Dennis and Doris Hunt. August 1940
People include :- Mrs.Abel (Eva's mother),Jean Widdowson,Nancy Bramley,Mrrs.Nell? Kelham,Mrs.Allam,Mrs.Arthur Widdowson,Maggie Backhurst,Ethel Spence,Mrs.Henry Tollington,Mrs Spencer(Dave's mother),Jean Kelham,Margaret Kelham,Marlene Kelham,W or L Hunt,Mrs.Clara Berrington,Mary Slack,Vera and Stephen Savage,Gladys Baxter,Flo Kelham? with Janet?,Amy Burrowes
Granny Roper with Mary Ann, wife to Fred Spencer
Wedding party. From F.Spencer
Fred and Mary Ann Roper were maternal grandparents to Fred, Reg and C.E. Spencer. From F. Spencer.
Wedding of William Ewart Gladstone Bent's daughter Dora
The couple moved to the village in the 1920s and lived in Golden Square then in the little cottage just on the left as you enter the Leys from the main road. More photos are shown in the article on Hathern's own William Ewart Gladstone.
Fred Spencer. Coronation of George IV
2 ladies, Who and where ?
William Ward 1849-1941, for 50 years a Sunday School teacher and superintendent at the Wesleyan Chapel. Old Hathern in Pictures page 76
Brother Ward was member no. 9023(iv) of Hathern lodge of the Oddfellows for over 70 years, at one time being both Chairman and Treasurer. Also a well-respected stocking frame knitter
Picture in newspaper when setting up new college
Rector of Hathern marries
Rev. R.Doble and Miss V.W.N. Mallott, June 3rd 1950
Nellie Spencer, nee Mattison
Mrs. Harriet "Granny" Kelham on bottom left of The Green. Slightly different picture Old Hathern in Pictures page 75
Loved by all children on The Green, Harriet went out nursing and helped at funerals, always helping people in trouble, seldom for payment. As a child she was sent to Garendon hall to fetch soup for the poor of Hathern.
Randon family wedding. On house at bottom of Green Hill when looking up hill (replaced by modern estate)
Spencer family 1935.Fred in front
Rossell family group
Rev. Doble and students. See article. Rev. Doble and students. See article
Herbert Everard Spencer
Jack Screaton (later the village postmaster), winner of the Loughborough Marathon Road Race Dec 26th 1908. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 73
Pioneer days of motoring. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 71
Bob and Eddie Goves with their Austin car in Dovecote Street c.1939
Rev. and Mrs. Doble
John and Sarah Ann Margaret Tollington who celebrated their Diamond Wedding in 1926, thought to be the first one in living memory at the time. See newspaper article.
The Tollington family near their Gladstone Street home. Parents John and Sarah Ann Margaret. From Hathern Remembered page 57
Daughter Evelyn (on right 2nd row) married James Fisher and ran the Gardenia Tea Rooms. Their story is told in the Hathern Remembered articlle
Miss Hilda Dormer, well-known village benefactor, after whom Dormer Court Flats in Wide Street are named.. Od Hathern in Pictures page 76
Mayor of Loughborough 1947-8. The only Hathern resident to hold this office.
Golden Wedding around 1887. Mr Pratt and Mrs Pratt, nee Hague. From Frank Savage collection
In census of 1881 on this site in Wde Lane you can see William Pratt (61), framework knitter in worsted and born in Hathern with wife Ann (67), seampstress with daughter Jane (28), also seampstress and Ann's sister Elizabeth Pratt (domestic housekeeper). Next door is Lucy Hague (seampstress) with daughter Lucy (assistant teacher at Hathern school), son Arthur (wheelwright) and daughter Alice (scholar)
Friends together. From David Spencer collection
Doris Hunt with Aunt Etta Henson of Henson's garage on the main road. Hathern Remembered page 49
Fred and Hannah Bowley with their Coventry Premier car in Golden Square in the early 1930s. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 70
This is view down Golden Square - house in distance is in front of main road.
Wedding at Baptist Chapel. from David Spencer collection
Family wedding group. David Spencer collection
Family occasion. From David Spencer collection
On back of photo says Carrie Elizabeth Spencer. Carrie was sister to David Spencer and born in 1892 to Walter and Charlotte Spencer.
Triple wedding at Hathern church - Eliza, Bertha and Evelyn, 3 daughters of Mr. and Mrs.Tollington of Gladstone St 1909. Children from Hathern School were taken to see the wedding. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 62
Clergy officiating were Rev Joseph Lawrence of Hathern and Rev. C.W. Godfrey of Long Whatton. The bride's brother, Mr. Tom Tollington, played the wedding march. Back: Alf Tollington,Ambrose Fisher,? Tollington,John Tollington (bride's father),Tom Tollington,Fred Fisher. 2nd row: __,__,__,Frances Tollington,__.__,. Front: Bride's mother,John Hutchinson,Bertha Tollington,Herbert Allen,Eliza Tollington,James Fisher,Evelyn Tollington. Boys: Ray and Len Allen.
c.1911. Margaret Smith (later Mrs. Savage) on right and her cousin Lena Malone, at Dishley Farm. The hat worn by Margaret cost one shilling, eleven pence, and three farthings. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 68
Mrs. Bowley with motorbike and sidecar, late 1920s. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 69
George Hatton, farmer on the Green in the 1920s with his wife. He was reputed to be a naturalist and herbalist. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 73
Rev. Joseph ("Jodie") Lawrence, rector of hathern 1891-1923 on the Rectory lawn.Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 73
Often distinguished by his long cloak, priest's biretta hat and carrying a crook. A generous man, he always talked to children he passed and visited the sick and poor and would leave them 2 shillings or half-a-crown, saying "Iwish I had more to give".
Unknown lady at Loughborough Road tennis courts near Laurie's Lane (now High Meadow). c.1935
Freddie Bowley with bike c.1900 - note fixed gear and no brakes.Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 72
Freddie was said to have cycled one day to Leicester Clock Tower and back, and without dismounting!
George "Shino" Hunt. Son of Yarker, one of 21 in an extended family living on The Green. Hathern Remembered page 47
Emma Swift seated by kitchen range in her thatched cottage in Cross Street (in position to left of Cross Street shop). Hathern Remembered front cover.
At 14 Tanner's Lane in 1947. Hathern Remembered page 28
Stephen Savage, David and Richard Bowley, Bernard Smith
Henry Harriman who built Harriman House on the main road where he died in 1907 making a generous donation in his will for the por widows of Hathern
Henry was a JP and with his father John ran a framesmith's business on the Green
Mrs. (Gladys) Mills, most famous licensee of the Kings Arms, 1964 to 1967.Hathern Remembered page 75
She appeared on TV many times, most notably in the Billy Cotton Band Show (Wakey Wakey !).
Granny Pink (Emma Pilkington) and family. Hathern Remembered page 42
Emma died, aged 84, in a fire at her home on Green Hill. Margaret Cobley aged 13 found Emma and threw a bucket of water over her. Her home, one of 2 cottages was later demolished to provide space for the Library. A piece of lace handed down from Emma was incorporated in the church's altar cloth.
Family wedding group. David Spencer collection
Mr. Sam Smith who, in 1937, received a solid gold-mounted walking stick for 40 years service as the Hon. Treasurer of the Men's Adult School. From Hathern Remembered page 86.
1920s vicar of Hathern. "Ex war padre. Wonderful parson. Crowded Church" remembered by Mrs Peggy White
Christening party 1951, the first to use the Anglo-Saxon font which had been reinstated after being found in the Rectory garden after it had been discarded in 1860. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 63
From left, Ken and Iris Gregory, Rev. Doble and baby Philip Gregory, Elsie Davis (baby's granny)