Hathernware and hosiery
Work - Hathernware and hosiery
Hosiery, farming, brickyard, tradesmen
Terracotta workers at "the Brickyard" in 1897.
Hathern Station Brick and Terra Cotta Company craftsmen before WW1. Old Hathern In Pictures (page 46)
Back: Wilfred Hunt, Harry "Yarker" Hunt, Harry Webster, E.and A. Peberdy, Ernie Barker. Front: ?, ?
Terracotta workers in an acid container. This photo is from an article on BBC's WW1 at Home which includes an interview with manager Geoff Hollis. A link to this article can be found in an article on this site
This container was used in the production of Gun Cotton for munitions
Hathernware poster - with picture of wartime workers
From Hathernware Facebook page
Picture from "The Employment of Women in Britain, 1914-1918"- Workers at Hathernware moulding stoneware plates for vibrating pans used in the production of gun cotton, September 1918
Hathernware workers finish 'stoneware' plates for vibrating pans used in explosives production- September 1918.
Women in war-workers uniform casting Hathernware terracotta honey pots. September 1918.
Workers at Hathernware during WW1. Old Hathern in Pictures page 47
On the left general workers:- back left, Nelly Draycott, right, Annie Draycott, in front of her Ivy Evans, front left, Miss Gaze, front right, Lilian Peberdy. Right half shows Grinding Shop workers:- Edith Henson with shovel, back row:-Liza Henson, Winnie Simpkin, Ada Peberdy,?, front row:- Nora Staples, Dolly Burrowes, Mrs.Barclay
Hathern brickyard workers. Maybe one is Yarker Hunt ?
Hathern members of the Workers Union hold protest meeting in Loughborough Market Place 1917 (see original article elsewhere on this site)
The dispute was at the Hathern Station Brick and Terracotta Company
Hathern Station Brick and Terracotta Co. Ltd becomes Hathernware Ltd in 1934
From Hathernware Facebook page - caption says "Jack made this block for Ferrybridge Power Station, must be one of the biggest ever made at Hathernware" Does anyone recognise Jack? Note Ferrybridge 'A' used a lot of these blocks!
Hathernware- Jack Monk, village choirmaster, later Hathern postmaster, at work at his moulding.
From 1949 article
Ab Thompson and Moses Watts.
From Loughborough Monitor article Sept 15th 1949 headed "Hathernware products help to split the atom". Blimey, we never knew ! We thought they made bricks
Hathern Station Brick and Terra Cotta Company plaster shop in late 1920s. Old Hathern In Pictures page 46
Founded in 1874 by brothers George and James Hodson next to Hathern Station hence the name, later Hathernware Limited. Back centre are P. "Abb" Thompson and Mr. Gamble. On left are "Sparrow" Price and Mr. Warren
An early view of Hathern Brick Company's works at Tamworth
An aerial photo of the Hathern Brick Company works at Tamworth
John Heathcoat, 1783-1861. Hathern resident for a few years whose lace factory in Loughborough was attacked by Luddites
Boys rolling huge snowball outside the Heathcoat Factory c.1900. Tiverton is where John Heathcoat set up his new factory after the Luddite riots. He became the MP for Tiverton. From a Xmas card 2014
The Tiverton museum states "John Heathcoat was a C19th inventor, industrialist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Following an attack by Luddites on his Loughborough factory, Heathcoat moved his lace-making process to Tiverton. At a time when factory conditions were usually very poor, his care for his staff…
Hathern knitting machine - is this the one in Kegworth Museum ? The back of this photo is printed 'a hand-frame machine for making stockings at Hathern' and hand written 'a photo by the late J. Oldham'
Group of Stockingers c.1880. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 77
The group includes fred Randon, Jack Mitchell, Tommy "Frenchman" Mitchell, Mr. Waring and Polly Mitchell
Emma Moody winding yarn c.1890, outside Charlie Moody's stockinger's shop. Old Hathern in Pictures page 39
Emma is sitting outside houses that ran back from the cottages that were later replaced by the current Kaiapoi Cottages the rear of which can be seen in the background
John Mee winding yarn outside Charlie Moody's stockiner's shop c.1910. Old Hathern In Pictures page 39
Yarn was wound from skein to bobbin for use on the stocking frame
Charlie Moody, framework knitter. Early C20th. A Look Back at Hathern page 6 and Old Hathern in Pictures page 38
Charlie is making stocking blanks in building which is now Spencer's Bakery. Note the bowls of aqua fortis at top left of picture which were used to concentrate light onto the working area before the advent of electricity.
William Ward. Photo from Nottingham Evening Post article Oct 17 1930 celebrating 68 years at Hand Frame. One of the last remaining "handframers", William was born on April 14th, 1850
He started work at 8 as a bird scarer, and soon after was a nail maker - at age 10 he made 1000 nails in a day thereby winning the plum pudding prize handed out by his employer (his father). At 12 years old he learnt to work the handframe of the type seen in the photo, mainly working in silk. His experiences as teacher in Chapel are described in an article elsewhere on this site
Workforce of Fuller's hosiery factory at the turn of the C19th. Extreme left is Mr. Fred Fuller and 4th from left is Mr. Walter Spence (senior). Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 79
Workforce of Fuller and Hambly's hosiery factory, mid 1920s. Old Hathern In Pictures (page 41)
Back:Betty Cook,Druie Gee,Milly Watts,Nellie Tebbutt,?,Gladys and Wal Spence,Phyllis Randon,Eli Lester,Doris Tickle,Flo Monk,Dick Pilkington,Ann Burrowes,Cyril Elliot,Mabel Tyers,Daisy Warren,Charlie Hay,Nancy Stubbley,Mabel Berrington,Alice and May Stevenson,Rose and Gladys Pilkington,Gadys Hart,Gladys Fuller. 2nd row:Nellie Baxter,Maggie Gregory,Edna Lester,Winnie Baxter,Doris Brooks,"Enderby Liz",Gertie Baxter,Mary Branson,Flo Baxter,Millie Warren,Mary Monk,Dora Bent,Lydia Middleton,Len Peake,Kath Cook,Annie Harrington,Lizzie Fewkes,Lois Holman,Rene Watts,Nessie Basford,Kete Brooks,Carl Groves,Arthur Widdowson. 3rd row:Miriam North,Edie Brown,Alice Dawson,Jinny Ward,Connie Hardy,Grace Monk,Ben Fuller(Director),Ethel Fuller,George Hambley(Director),Hilda Grossmith,Edie Wardle,Emily Cook,Edie Lester,Annie Rossell,Lizzie Gamble,Agnes Fox. Front:Olwyn Groves,Hilda Moody,Gladys Oakes,Hilda Foulds,Beattie Moody,Ethel Pilkington,Millie Barker
Fuller and Hambly 1932. Amy Burrows presentation to general manager Carl Groves and wife Ethel on the occasion of their Silver Wedding anniversary
From Jack Roughton collection
Fuller and Hambly event.
Another event at Fullers
Fuller and Hambly 1932
Fuller and Hambly April 1st 1946. On back says it was submitted to History Society by Monica. From Hathern at War page 22
Fuller and Hambly's workforce July 1st 1950. Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 80.
Including: George Hambly,Carl Groves,Nora Spencer,Ray Allen,Kath.Randon,Amy Burrows,Winnie Bowley,Marion Barker,Wal Spence,Arthur Widdowson,Marion Freer,Mary Malion,Fred Harbidge,Edie Thorpe,Dick Pilkington,Rene Hassell, Dot Calveley,Ken Malion,Harry Salt,Frank Clements,Violet Fuller,Eva Rushan,Roy Seven,Jim Hambley,Grace Monk,Gladys Booth,Nellie Spencer,Nell Groves,Betty Melbourne,Liz Rose,Kath Swift,Olive Baxter,Doreen Salmon,Ellen Tollington,June Lockwood,P.Oakes,Nellie Russell,Eve Stubbs,Phyllis Randon,Lois Holman,Violet Pasey,Tilley Watt,Mabel Carter
Walter Spence junior and June Lockwood. Looks like a Griswold knitting machine. Both are on the ‘Fuller and Hambly workforce’ picture from 1950
Swift's employees during WW2, seated on an air raid shelter.Further Pictures of Old Hathern page 78 and Hathern at war page 42
Back: Hilda Melbourne, Ruby Melbourne, Chris Hunt, Addy Kirk, Norah Smith, Alice Barker. Middle: Edna Towle, Dolly Woodfield, Marjorie Kirk ,Vera Gamble, Edie Spencer, Iris Hutchinson ,May Griffin. Front: Dorothy Randon, Rose Spence
Knitting Room at J. Alex. Swift's hosiery factory on the Green, c.1930. Old Hathern In Pictures page 40
Retirement presentation to Rose Ann Spencer by Tony Swift and colleagues at J. Alex Swift. Rose was born in 1916 to Percy and Florence Spencer
Workforce of J Alex Swift's in 1930s. From Leicester Records Office DE3736/1516
Probably outside Swift's Duke Street Loughborough factory
"Alec" Swift in his Duke Street, Loughborough warehouse in the 1930s. From Henton collection DE3736/1515
Swift's warehouse in Duke Street, Loughborough in the 1930s. From Henton collection DE3736/1514.
Constance Mary Roughton daughter of Percy Edwin Spencer and Florence. Mary and husband Jack lived in Golden Square. Picture is at at J Alex Swift ?
Sam Price born in 1870 'maker of knitted ties and sweet music' pictured on the eve of his 80th birthday
From newspaper article. Sam made 6 pairs of silk hose presented to King George V on his visit to Nottingham. he was also a member of a prize-winning vocal quartet