WHAT'S NEW ?
This website is constantly being updated with new information.
Latest articles. JUST COMPLETED (not before time methinks) is a comprehensive history of the Caldwells of Hathern. Notable recent additions include a land and propety sale on1874 and the sale of cottages to Hathern Co-op in 1873, "Murder in Paradise" (well Argentina actually), a brilliant picture of Hathern Band from 1890, "The Soar Valley or the Eye Soar Valley", "Wicked Hathern - No more" and the 1939 Register of residents taken at the start of the second world war showing details all the family members in each house, a fascinating look into the fairly recent past. Another article worth looking at is a dissertation testing the hypothesis put forward by a magistrate in 1859 that 'Hathern is a place given over bodily to the Devil; its past praying for'
Latest Pictures. These have been added to the various galleries. Notable additions during 2018 include Hart's shop selling sixpenny cakes, a new advertisement for Hathernware, women munition workers at Hathern Terracotta Works in 1918, a Sunday School gathering at the Rectory and a Baptist Chapel outing, both from the 1950s. Can you help with the missing names ?
Some of the more recent school group photos can be fouund on this facebook group run by Mell Bell We went to Hathern C of E Primary School
Residence. Latest additions to the "Residence " menu are the Electoral Rolls of - 1921, 1927 and 1930. Women had been given the vote in 1918 but had to be over 30 and did not vote on the same terms as men (over 21) until 1928. Thus the increase in eligible voters in Hathern from 588 on the 1921 roll to 815 on the 1930 roll.