New articles continue to be added during the lockdown as indicated below. Also another photo (front and back) has been added to the article on Ernest Antill, Hathern's own itinerant Victorian photographer.

  • Fred Spencer collection

    04 September 2021 Personal documents
    Fred, Reg and Eric Spencer were the sons of Herbert Everard Spencer, founder of the family bakery business. Some years back the History Society was given access to Fred's photo collection and many...
  • Streets of Hathern

    19 July 2021 Original articles
    This article is just a collection of miscellaneous facts about our village streets. To be added to as necessary. Gladstone Street.It appears first on the OS Map of 1884.  It runs up from Cross Street...
  • The Groves and Poplar House

    07 July 2021 Original articles
    For those old enough to remember 'The Grove family' was a much-loved series on 'the wireless' in the 1950s. This is not them. This article was prompted by an email enquiry in May of this year (2021) by...
  • Hathern Station Brick and Terra Cotta on Facebook

    02 June 2021 Web links
    Below is just one of the interesting photos you can see on the Facebook page. The poster shows the original Hathern Station Works and the Blue Brick Works at Tamworth. 
  • Hathern diaspora in USA : textile workers all

    13 April 2021 Original articles
    In May 2017 an email from Liz Barnett in Brookline Massachussetts contained following information about her ancestors who were Hathern-born emigrants to America :- Good morning, gentlemen from...
  • Crime and punishment in C19th Hathern

    02 March 2021 Original articles
    Below is the latest article by Dr. Andree Bagley :- This survey examines crimes committed by or against Hathern people during the nineteenth century. The Newspaper Archives provide a valuable source of...
  • Tanners Lane (work in progress)

    23 February 2021 Original articles
    Tanners Lane is the only street name that survives today from the 1778 enclosure map. On this site we have already investigated the location of the Tannery. We have also looked at the history of the...
  • The Griffin family on The Green

    05 February 2021 Original articles
    Amongst several family albums seen by the History Society is that of the Griffin family who lived at number 8 The Green. This had the dubious priviledge of being one of the last houses in the...
  • Flying pioneer was born in Hathern

    05 February 2021 Original articles
    George Cyril Colmore born in Hathern in 1886 was the first qualified pilot in the Royal Navy. After completing training, which Colmore paid for out of his own pocket, he was issued with Royal Air...
  • WW2 casualties were related

    30 December 2020 Original articles
    In Hathern Cemetery is this memorial to those who fell in military service in world wars and other conflicts. Included in the WW2 list are two grandchildren of John Alexander Swift and his wife...

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