• 27 Dovecote Street :sale in 1852

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    23 March 2019 Local records
    Below is the opening portion of a document, an Indenture, which detailed the buyer, the seller and the previous occupants of what were originally 2 cottages in Dovecote Street, the original document...
  • Meet the Caldwells (work in progress)

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    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

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    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

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    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,...
  • The Soar Valley or Eye Soar Valley

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    22 January 2019 Local publications
    What a great tagline ! In 1985, land between Hathern and the River Soar was included in a Leics. County Council Minerals Plan for extraction of sand and gravel. Here you can see a leaflet urging...
  • "Wicked Hathern" - No more. A glimpse of the past

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    22 January 2019 News and Journal articles
    In 1959 a local news article  examined the long-standing reputation for bad conduct in the village.Maybe it was actually a group of Mormon missionaries who were really the baddies ? This news article...
  • Coronation party in the Charity Rooms

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    22 January 2019 News and Journal articles
    Ham and tongue tea to celebrate the Coronation in 1953. This picture with names is already in the 'Events' gallery
  • How times have changes. Sam Price in 1950

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    21 January 2019 News and Journal articles
    Sam Price was 81 years old when this article was written in 1950. First hand reports from his father were of the Rev Phillipps (good) and Rev Smythies (bad). Sam recalls the hosiery industry at the...
  • Leics. Villages : all about Hathern

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    21 January 2019 News and Journal articles
    This article is one of a series about Hathern villages in a local newspaper - writen by Noel McCourt with the help the Hathern History Society (Terry Cox). The topics include :- Hathern Band. The...
  • James North.New life in the Antipodes

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    16 January 2019 Original articles
    James North was born in 1823 in Hathern to John North and Hannah Foulds - his picture is already in the gallery of Personal photos with the following description :- Born in Hathern April 6th 1823,...
  • Joseph Keetley. The Kaiapoi connection ?

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    15 January 2019 Original articles
    Here you can see the material held on Ancestry about Joseph Keetley born in Hathern in 1820 to William Keetley and Sarah Harrison. The Keetleys were a very long established Hathern family. After...
  • Hathern Plan 1978

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    14 January 2019 Local publications
    In October 1978 "The Hathern Plan (Draft)" was produced by Charnwood Council as a basis for consulation with the public. It examines the potential for further development within the village. Below...
  • Hathern Conservation ; 1976 Exhibition

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    12 January 2019 Local publications
    The village's conservation area was so designated in 1975 as the start of consultation with Charnwood Council, the Civic Trust and residents. This booklet was produced to support an exhibition of...
  • Samuel Tollington's apiary in 1900

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    11 January 2019 Original articles
    MR. S. H. TOLLINGTONS APIARY, HATHERN. The picture above (which is also in the Work Gallery) and Samuel’s report below are taken from Flickr. "I possessed only a couple of Wells' hives, and from the...
  • Hollytree Cottage, Narrow Lane

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    10 January 2019 Original articles
    One of the five houses that featured in the 2018 Wine Walk was Hollytree Cottage which dates from the seventeenth century. On the aerial view below it is top centre of the picture just past Victoria...
  • NEW ! Searchable 1939 Register

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    21 December 2018 Local records
    The 1939 Register as held on the National Archives has been on this site for some time. From the Residence menu you can now access the digitised version of this, which means you can search for name...
  • Hathern - People Making Places

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    16 December 2018 Web links
    Here you can see "a personal photographic exploration and short history of Hathern produced by students from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan as part of the summer 2015 residency". Best...
  • Condemned water supply in 1935

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    15 December 2018 News and Journal articles
    Below is an article from Loughborough Echo of October 4th 1985
  • Liberal Club centenary 1986 : newspaper article

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    10 December 2018 News and Journal articles
  • Liberal Club official opening and the Home Rule debate

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    10 December 2018 News and Journal articles
    Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 19 September 1887 THE LOUGHBOROUGH DIVISION. MR, JACOBY, M.P., HATHERN. On Saturday evening the Liberal Club in Dovecote Street, Hathern, was formally opened. At...
  • Sir Thomas Oudeby. Sheriff of Leics and resident of Hathern

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    10 December 2018 Web links
    Thomas Oudeby was possibly one of Hathern's most influential residents as you can see from the following biography. Alternatively you can follow the link to the history of parliament online. OUDEBY, Sir Thomas, of...
  • Hathern or Heathen ?

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    05 December 2018 Original articles
    In July 1997 Alan Forsdick produced a dissertation for Nottingham University which was an examination of rural life in Hathern from 1800 to 1850. The aim was to test a hypothesis put forward by Lucy...
  • Whatton House : a listed building

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    05 December 2018 Web links
    The following description is to be found on the historicengland.org.uk website.  Details Gardens, mostly late C19 and including a Chinese Garden, and a landscape park associated with an early C19...
  • John Heathcoat : a biography

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    05 December 2018 Original articles
    The following article (and many more related to hosiery) can be found on the Nottinghamshire History website.  JOHN HEATHCOAT, (d. 1861, aged 78). John Heathcoat was one of the greatest benefactors that...
  • A vision of Britain : statistics for Hathern

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    05 December 2018 Web links
    A Vision of Britain through Time brings together historical surveys of Britain to create a record of how the country and its localities have changed. It is based at the University of Portsmouth. On the site...
  • Workhouse admissions from Hathern in 1913 -1915

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    04 December 2018 Local records
    The following are Hathern people who are recorded as having been admitted to and/or discharged from Loughborough Union Workhouse. (obtained from Wigston Records Office) Sat. March 15th 1913. William Brown,...
  • Hathern Charity Estate 1899

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    04 December 2018 Local records
    Below you can see the document that records the Charity Commission's approval of the scheme called the Hathern Charity Estate.The date of approval is given as 21st April 1899 following an...
  • Newspaper cuttings : work and play

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    03 December 2018 News and Journal articles
    Here you can see a few cuttings from around the 1980s concerning the the Community Centre,  leisure activities - Women's Institute, Drama Society and Cricket Club, the School and Youth Club, farms, the...
  • Sanctuary and cell : framework knitting

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    30 November 2018 Web links
    Here you can see an interesting Youtube video about framework knitting produced for the Ruddington museum
  • School logs 1891 - 1924 : the interesting bits

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    29 November 2018 Original articles
    Elsewhere on this site you can see the full transcription of school logs rightup to 1980. However what you can see here is an extract of all the best bits from 1891 to 1924 as selected by Alan...
  • Population statistics from 1377 to 1891

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    28 November 2018 Local records
  • Study of school 1863 to around 1890

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    28 November 2018 Original articles
    You can see several of the school logs in their entirety (except for names of children) elsewhere on this website. Here you can see the results of a study made by Alan Forsdick of the school in the...
  • Potted history of the Catholic Church

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    28 November 2018 Original articles
    Here you can see a brief history of Catholicism in Hathern - the first converts in the mid-nineteenth century, the influence of the Phillipps family and the acquisition of the church on Green Hill. From...
  • Start of nonconformism in Hathern

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    28 November 2018 Local records
    The following are snippets recorded by Alan Forsdick, most significantly the registration of a dissenting house in 1765.
  • Hathern in 1837

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    28 November 2018 Local publications
    The following small article was in Alan Forsdick's collection. I'm not sure where it was from but it mentions the gift of a peice of ground for the 'healthy and manly diversion of cricket' :-  
  • De Lisle, March and Phillipps families

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    28 November 2018 Original articles
    Here you can find an article by Dr. Andree Bagley entitled "The De Lisle, March and Phillipps families and their connections with Hathern Parish Church".
  • Probate inventory Robert Chawner 1640

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    28 November 2018 Local records
  • Manorial Roll 1765

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    28 November 2018 Local records
    A new item has been added to the Residence/Gazetteers menu.It is the Manorial Roll for 1765, thiteen years before the Enclosure Award.
  • Rectory : earliest record

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    27 November 2018 Local records
    Below you can see information taken from Glebe Terriers - records of the church for 1601, 1674, 1679, 1690, 1697,1701, 1708 and 1724. The 1601 reference is I think the earliest known reference  - in...
  • Trades in 1840s

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    27 November 2018 Local records
    On this site in the "Residence" menu you can see many trade directories (sometimes called gazetteers) form the C19th and C20th. There are quite a few more to be found in Loughborough local history...
  • Sale catalogue 1874

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    26 November 2018 Local records
    The following is an analysis by Alan Forsdick of a house sale in 1874. It includes a list of the buyers.I think that the John George Jimms(?)  mentioned may be George Timms mentioned in the 1846...
  • More probate inventories

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    26 November 2018 Local records
    Probate inventories for the following people  -John Borbedge 1661 -John Bowley 1660 -William Boyer 1661 -William Boyer 1658 -William Heartshorne 1661 -Margaret Savage 1639 -Henry Topper 1634 Transcribed by...
  • Map of industries in the nineteenth century

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    26 November 2018 Local publications
    The following is from the History Society book of 1985 entitled "A look back at Hathern"
  • Deaths by age : 2011 vs. 1730 -1890

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    26 November 2018 Original articles
    From gravestones in Hathern churchyard, Alan Forsdyck analysed the average age at which people died in the period 1730 to 1890. The graph below shows the results and compares them with national...
  • Houses of Hathern by Alan Forsdick

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    26 November 2018 Original articles
    In the 1990s Alan Forsick, then a resident of Hathern,carried out many intensive studies of Hathern's history. One of these can be viewed here, a fascinating analysis of the old houses still...
  • Biographies of Hathern rectors etc.

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    25 November 2018 Original articles
    Biographies prepared by Dr.. Andree Bagley. People listed are Thomas Allsop, John Aylmer, Gabriel Armstrong, Andrew Glen, Thomas Heath, William Middleton, Sir William Gordon K.B., William Bayley...
  • Richard Hartshorne (1641-1722) : Settler of the Jersey Shore

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    24 November 2018 Original articles
    Richard Hartshorne (sometimes Hartshorn) was born in Hathern in 1641 to William Hartshorn, a husbandman and Katherine. Richard, a Quaker, was educated as a lawyer and emigrated to the Rhode Island...
  • WW1 remembrance display

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    14 November 2018 Original articles
    In 1918, to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War, a display in Hathern Church paid tribute to those boys and men who died for their country and are remembered on the brass tablet in...
  • Plaster mill at Zouch

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    14 September 2018 Web links
    Here on Zouch.Webs.com you can see history of mill from its first mention in the Domesday book,
  • The Lower Soar and the Loughborough Navigation

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    13 September 2018 Local publications
      In 1985 a Loughborough University thesis was produced about the lower Soar. It is over 300 pages long but searching within the document will return twenty refernces to Hathern. Of particular interst...
  • Anchor day book

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    17 August 2018 Local records
      Below are scans of the Anchor Day Book from the mid-C19th. Each section contains about 5 pages and lists the delivery of strikes of malt etc. to residents and pubs in the village, Loughborough and all...
  • Robert Bakewell in hall of fame

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    25 July 2018 News and Journal articles
  • Ploughing demonstration 1937

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    25 July 2018 Book extracts
    Source. The countryside between the wars 1918 -1940 page 39 This photograph taken at a machinery demonstration held at Hathern shows the difficulty of adjusting the self-lift trailed tractor plough...
  • Plane crash near Hathern in 1937

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    25 July 2018 News and Journal articles
  • New organ in church 1913-14

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    25 July 2018 News and Journal articles
  • Church cottage

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    24 July 2018 Original articles
     As you look up Church Street from the Cross, you can see several old cottages on the right. The last of these, opposite the rectory and next to the church is one of the oldest houses in the village -...
  • Naws cottage on Tanners Lane (Swan backwards)

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    22 July 2018 Houses
    As you walk up Tanners Lane towards the Leys you will see Naws cottage just past the barn of May farm. To people of a certain age this is best remembered as the surgery for Doctor Swan in the late...

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