Personal : surname order
From home collections. Portraits and groups.
Builder Thomas Allcock with family at the Elms about 1912.
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 and Hannah Bowley with their Coventry Premier car in Golden Square in the early 1930s. Looking down Golden Square. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 70
Mrs. Bowley with motorbike and sidecar, late 1920s. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 69
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!
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
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
Rev. R.Doble and Miss V.W.N. Mallott, June 3rd 1950
Rev. and Mrs. Doble
Rev Doble..From picture in newspaper when setting up new college
Rev. Doble and students. See article. Rev. Doble and students. See article on this website.
Pioneer days of motoring. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 71. Bob and Eddie Groves with their Austin car in Dovecote Street c.1939
John and Florrie Bull. Florrie a widow lived in Ferndale on Shepshed Road and died in 1928
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.
Is this Evelyn Fisher from Gardenia tearooms on the bottom of Shepshed Road (see picture in work gallery) ?
Evelyn Freer, sister to Sam Freer
Gregory family 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)
Henry Harriman who built Harriman House on the main road where he died in 1907 making a generous donation in his will for the poor widows of Hathern
Henry was a JP and with his father John ran a framesmith's business on the Green
4 young ladies. Photo provided by Freda Hubbard
Sarah Ann Hunt nee Swift - mother of 'Yarker' (see article 'Yarker Hunt speaks in 1957')
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
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
George "Shino" Hunt. Son of Yarker, one of 21 in an extended family from The Green. Hathern Remembered page 47
Shino is standing in the garden of 3 Green Hill, home of Samuel A. Hunt. On the left is the rear of the Catholic church.
Doris Hunt with Aunt Etta Henson of Henson's garage on the main road. Hathern Remembered page 49
Ada (Adah) Hunt, nee Spencer, dress maker and milliner with her husband James Hunt, tailor.
Ada was born in Hathern in 1823, and one month later was christened at the Methodist Church in Loughborough and baptised in Hathern. Ada converted to Catholicism later in life, marrying James in the Catholic chapel in Loughborough. They had 9 children whilst living in Loughborough and Leicester. Ada died in 1908 in a Dominican convent in Leicester.
Rev. Ison. 1920s vicar of Hathern. "Ex war padre. "Wonderful parson. Crowded Church" remembered by Mrs Peggy White
Photo from Hathern Rectory given to Mrs. Griiffin who worked there for Rev. Ison
Thought originally to be daughter of the Rev. Ison but may be Marjorie the daughter of Rev. Lawrance who was the previous incumbent
Born in Hathern Feb 6th 1820 to William and Sarah (nee Harrison). Married 1848 and settled in Melbourne, Derbyshire working as blacksmith employing 2 men and 2 boys. Died in Kaiapoi, New Zealand, in 1875.
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.
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"
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 "I wish I had more to give".
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 !).
From Jack Monk collection
Sarson Morris born in Hathern 1853 with twin sister Elizabeth to John and Hannah
He had two sons and three daughters with Julia Hunt and died in 1900 in Leicester
James North. Born in Hathern April 6th 1823, 7th child of 14 to John North and Hannah (nee Foulds).
Moved to Loughborough in 1841 and married Sarah Shepherd at Stanford-on-Soar in 1845. In 1849 the couple emigrated to Australia on the ship “Ann Milne” and John worked as a blacksmith in Port Fairy, Victoria. In 1860 he emigrated on ship “SS Active” to Dunedin, NZ, settling in Portobello, Otago (315 acres). On Sept 18th he accidentally drowned in Otago harbour. The couple had 11 children (2 in England, 4 in Australia and 5 in New Zealand).
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
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
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.
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)
Elizabeth and Edith Randon
Posed photo - maybe Elizabeth Randon ?
Bottom Green Hill
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
Rossell family 1903
Rossell family group
Two established Hathern families - the Randons and the Rossells. From left : William and Elizabeth Randon, William and Catherine Rossell
Roberts family at Hathern (where ?) in September 1958
On back of photo says 'Mrs. Roberts with her 3 daughters and 3 grand-daughters'
Walter Roper and his floral trophies - about 1910. He was a florist national champion
The Roper family. Fred (1866 - 1943) and Mary Ann nee Moody (1869 -1955)On left is second child Ethel Grace who married Herbert Everard Spencer
Fred and Mary Ann Roper nee Moody were maternal grandparents to Fred, Reg and C.E. Spencer. From F. Spencer.
John and Elsie Russell who in 1939 register were occupiers of Dales Farm, the landlord being Peter Paget of Nanpantan
John and Elsie Russell who in 1939 register were occupiers of Dales Farm, the landlord being Peter Paget of Nanpantan
In the orchard of Dales Farm. The Russells
Jack Screaton, later the keeper of the Post Office. Photo from Jack Monk.
Jack Screaton (later the village postmaster), winner of the Loughborough Marathon Road Race Dec 26th 1908. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 73
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
Mr. Arthur Slack and wife Lily at their golden wedding in 1970 - from the Louhborough Echo.
Arthur from Nottingham originally was a pattern maker at the Brush and moved to Hathern in 1923 since when he has been the church organist. Lily was from Heanor, one of 12 children. She is a member of the Mother's Union and used to be a Sunday School teacher
1939 A wedding picture of David Albert Spencer and Vina Hart. In the1939 Register they can be seen living with David's parents in Tanners Lane. .
See article 'Receipt for wedding in Co-op...'
David Spencer in his greenhouse with friends Jack Roughton ('Blossom;) and Tom Middleton
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.
Nicholas Lowe Smith. In the Rates Map of 1824 shown as one of the largest landowners in Hathern .Resident at the time in Dales Farm. Other holdings included the Anchor Inn and its outbuildings
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
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
Mary Ann Roper with daughter Ethel Grace. Mary Ann was daughter of Charles Moody and Mary Bowley and wife of Fred Roper
Ethel was born in 1896 and married Herbert Everard Spencer in 1915
Ethel Grace Spencer. In 1939 lived in Wide Street with husband Herbert Everard a 'journeyman baker' and their 3 sons
Rose Spencer. Rookery (Tanners lane) in background. Later moved to 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).
Fred Spencer. Souvenir of George VI's coronation. Fred is 8 years old, still at home in Wide Street with parents Herbert Everard and Ethel Grace .
Percy (‘Pip’) Spencer. 1928 – 2014. On Accession of Edward VII on Jan 20th 1936 who abdicated on Dec 11th in the same year
Pip was son of Percy Edwin Spencer Florence and grandson of Edwin Spencer and Rose. Pip emigrated to Canada.
Spencer brothers : Percy Edwin (1894 - 1958), Horace Francis Hubert (1896 - 1978) and Edwin (1899 - 1935)
Parents were Edwin and Rose Ann nee Bradley. From the Jack Roughton collection
Florence Eliza Spencer nee Mitchell was raised in Narrow Lane and married to Percy Edwin Spencer. Their six children were Rose, Minnie, Agnes, Constance, Percy (‘Pip’) and John Horace
This is the Roper family in 1935 who occupied the 4 last houses out of Hathern on the left going towards Loughborough. House at back is knitting shop that became Spencers bakery in 1951
Based on 1939 Register the older couple are Fred and Mary Ann Roper (house no. 154). Also on pic are couples Alfred and Edith Moody (152) and John and Eliza Roper with children Maurice and Ronald (150) and (maybe) at back Sid Spencer (148) who himself was married to a Roper (Maurine Emily)
Florence Eliza Spencer at home in her garden in Gladstone Street with refugees from Sheffield - Doreen Hancock and Audrey Copeland who boarded with Florence during the war.
Doreen later married Laurence Cyril Spencer (known as ‘Sid’ but not the Sidney Spencer from Golden Square).
Herbert Everard Spencer with Leys Farm behind
Fred Spencer. Maybe at rear of Kaiapoi cottages.
Likely lads. From Fred Spencer's collection
Nellie Spencer, nee Mattison (1923 - 2019). Wife of Charles Eric Spencer (whose brothers were Reg. and Fred).
Family wedding group. David Spencer collection
From Fred Spencer collection. So most probably this is Frederick Everard Spencer with his wife Lillian nee Smith from Loughborough
Fred Spencer was born in 1929 the 3rd son of Herbert Everard and Ethel Grace
Friends together. From David Spencer collection
Pure supposition but this was amongst Frederick Robert Spencer's personal belongings so maybe front couple are Bob and girlfriend Clarrie (Clara). Photo of Bob is in Military Service gallery
Wedding at Baptist Chapel. from David Spencer collection
From Fred Spencer collection.
Family group. Dave Spencer collection. Could it be silver wedding 1913 ?
Walter Spencer and Charlotte Elizabeth nee Randon had 15 children. Their home was in Golden Square.
Family occasion. From Dave Spencer collection
On back of photo says Carrie Elizabeth Spencer. Carrie was sister to Dave Spencer.
From Fred Spencer collection
From Fred Spencer collection
Occasion ? From F.Spencer. Front left I think is Fred Roper with daughter Ethel Grace.
Maybe with Fred's bothers on front row ? William, Arthur and Walter.
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.
Tom Swift with prize onions. Described in 1929 as a well known horticulturalist who had won prizes at Kingston and Loughborough shows. In 1939 Tom is a brick burner living Gladstone St. next door to the Spencers with wife Emily and son Arnold
Unknown. 2 ladies, Who and where ?
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.
John E.Tollington 1846-1927 married Sarah Strickland in August 1866 in Loughborough. They raised 11 children.
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.
John and Sarah Ann Margaret Tollington and family outside their Gladstone Street home. 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 Hathern Remembered
Vera sparks with grandmother Frances Savage nee Smith
William Ward 1849-1941, for 50 years a Sunday School teacher and superintendent at the Wesleyan Chapel. Old Hathern in Pictures page 76. Also in Fred Spencer collection.
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
Catherine and John Warren. John (1849-1915) was born in Hathern. In 1881 census you can see them in Tanner's lane
The couple had seven children - Walter, Eliza A. ,John James, Gertrude, Annie, Florence and Daisy
Charles White, known as Bobby White, village policeman 1905-1909. Old Hathern in Pictures page 76. Retired in April 1909 aged 52 after serving for nearly 32 years.
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
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.