• Framework knitting shops in Hathern

    16 January 2020 Original articles
    The Framework Knitting Industry in Hathern (please note this is a work in progress) From as early as the mid-17th century some Hathern residents were making their living from machine knitting:- when Mary...
  • Historic England - listed buildings in and around Hathern

    15 January 2020 Web links
    A search for 'Hathern' on the historicengland.org.uk gives the following results of places in and around Hathern or with a Hathern (Hathernware) connection :- Hathern War Memorial ...First World War...
  • John Bramley's war story

    14 January 2020 Local publications
    At the school photograph exhibition in January 2020, Mr. Arthur Bunker once of Hathern provided the following article from the Hathern Herald of June - August 2006. It describes the John Bramley's...
  • Memories of Hathern Band

    14 January 2020 News and Journal articles
      The following two pictures (already in our 'clubs and society' picture gallery) were amongst the photos shown in Loughborough Echo articles from November 11th and 25th 2015. The rest of the articles...
  • Land and population 1801 to 1851

    16 November 2019 Original articles
    Below you can find a link to a 1993 thesis examining land ownership and population changes in the first half of the nineteenth century in Hathern compared with Long Whatton, Quorn and Kegworth. ...
  • Rise and fall of glove-making in Hathern

    12 November 2019 Original articles
    Recently some new photos have been uncovered which include the site of a glove-making 'factory' on Green Hill Rise just past the old Catholic Church. The picture shows the back of the workshop where...
  • Hathern Faience and Terracotta in Belfast store

    11 November 2019 News and Journal articles
    This is the magnificent new building for Montague Burton in Ann Street Belfast in 1933. The description is taken from the Belfast Newsletter of August 25th. 'BURTONS’ BUILDINGS ARE WELL DRESSED IN...
  • Early wills - was Shakespeare from Hathern ?

    06 November 2019 News and Journal articles
    Below you can see a newspaper article (date unknown) looking into sixteenth century wills from Hathern people namely the Keightleys and Fishers, Robert Shakespeyre, and William Warde. From the Frank...
  • Warbis - all the sketches

    05 November 2019 News and Journal articles
    Alfred Warbis was a noted artist who between 1950 and 1970 supplied sketches of houses in several Leicestershire villages. More recently his son created a website containing many of these sketches...
  • Where was the Tannery in Tanners Lane ? The evidence

    02 November 2019 Original articles
    In the mid C19th the last leather tanner in Hathern, Mr. Richard Smith was declared bankrupt and was forced to sell his property and fixtures.This marked the end of a trade that started hundreds of...
  • Bad boys

    18 October 2019 Local records
    This is Mr. Hollis, much-loved headmaster at Hathern School from the late 1950s. As was the practise in those times, it fell to Mr.Hollis to administer corporal punishment to misbehaving children...
  • Hathern Brick Company designs 1885

    15 October 2019 Local records
    This is an item from the selling site WorthPoint. Victorian designs. ENRICHED BRICKWORK & TERRA-COTTA FOR DOMESTIC BUILDINGS ETC. MADE BY THE HATHERN STATION BRICK CO., LOUGHBOROUGH. Maurice B. Adams,...
  • Albert Cooper - brewer

    15 October 2019 Local records
    The following are a couple of sales of stoneware that have been on eBay in the past few years. "Your are viewing a pair of Stoneware Flagons from approx C. 1880 to 1920, both have "Albert Cooper...
  • Garendon Park gamekeeper records 1895 -1900

    14 October 2019 Local records
    On the Garendon estate at the turn of the C19th the role of the gamekeeper was very important. At that time the two of the keepers - Henry ('Harry') Savage and Mr. Buckthorne lived in the two...
  • Postcard views

    12 October 2019 Local records
    Leics. Heritage Collectors cards. Cross, St. Peter and St, Paul's Church, River Soar, Cross and Primary School,  Narrow Lane, Church, Zouch Weir, Church Street, Cross, Zouch Bridge, Church    
  • Garendon Hall goes up in flames. Video

    11 October 2019 Web links
    The Lost Heritage website contains an interesting article on Garendon Hall which contains a link to a Youtube video of the fire which destroyed the hall in May 1964. The fire was deliberately...
  • Charles Farrow from framework knitter to publican

    09 October 2019 Original articles
    Amongst some of the stuff we have received was a small savings book for Charles Farrow with interest received over the years 1911 to 1919. There is no evidence who the savings were held with. This...
  • Hathern Carnival in the news 1984

    07 October 2019 News and Journal articles
    Carnival queen and attendants
  • Hathern news june 11 1982

    07 October 2019 News and Journal articles
    Including whist drive and storm causing floods on the Green.  
  • Carnival cash success 1982

    07 October 2019 News and Journal articles
    Including pictures of 3 Crowns float and carnival queen 
  • House and land sale 1874

    12 September 2019 Original articles
    The following is an analysis by Alan Forsdick of a house sale in 1874. Just added to this article is the sale notice from the Derby Mercury containing some interesting details. In the list of the...
  • The Hattons : farmers and cattle dealers

    27 July 2019 Original articles
      In the gallery of personal photos you can see this picture of George Percy Hatton  with his wife Alice in the 1920s. George was reputed to be a noted naturalist and herbalist.  For over 100 years the...
  • 27 Dovecote Street : Mortgaged in 1852

    23 March 2019 Local records
    The Sale or Mortgage of 27 Dovecote Street in 1852- Below is the opening portion of a document, an Indenture, which detailed the buyer, the seller and the previous occupants of 2 cottages in...
  • The Caldwells : a snapshot of Hathern in the nineteenth and early twentieth century

    17 March 2019 Original articles
    From the middle of the eighteenth century ‘Caldwell’ (or derivatives thereof) was one of the most common surnames in Hathern.  In this extract from from the births, marriages and deaths on this...
  • Ernest Antill - Victorian photographer

    10 March 2019 Original articles
    If you are ever searching on eBay for old photographs of Hathern you may notice a few Victorian family photos of unnamed people but all labelled 'ERNEST ANTILL, PHOTO. HATHERN'. It would be nice to...
  • The origins of Hathern Co-operative Society

    20 February 2019 Local records
    The current owner of the old Hathern Co-op building on the corner of Tanners Lane and Wide Street has in his possession a Conveyance dated Oct 21st 1873 which describes the sale of Messuages,...

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