Some Newspaper Articles mentioning Hathersage

Collated by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000-2021, &c.

The Derbyshire Times, Saturday, January 20th, 1923

GLEANINGS IN THE PEAK AND WEST DERBYSHIRE“Let us now go into the fields and glean”.

Hope Valley (Bradwell, Hathersage, Bamford, Castleton, Etc.)

There was an important meeting of the committee of the Hathersage Brass Band in the Band Room on Thursday last week, Mr. J. P. Wilkin in the chair. Among those present were Messrs. H. Morley, R. J. Armfield, W. Kirby, J. Palmer, A. Harrison, J. E. Frost, H. Frost, and W. H. Hickinson (secretary). The important question of forming a learners' class was discussed, and the appointment of a tutor. This course will doubtless be adopted at a future meeting, and will prove of great usefulness so as to keep band up to a high pitch both in numbers and efficiency. The general meeting is to be held on 25th, and there is to be the first annual dinner on the 30th. Last Saturday the band paraded the village, and played at football cup match.

The Derbyshire Times, Saturday, May 6, 1933 (p.12)

Hathersage and District.

The old dilapidated building standing partly in ruins in the centre of the main street, is at once an object of interest to every visitor or new resident, to Hathersage. A large stone tablet built into the facing wall bears the following inscription: "Hearse House", built by public subscription, A.D. 1821. J.L. Cornue, vicar, Josh. White, Thos. Farnsworth, churchwardens". An old minute book in existence in Hathersage, states that a new hearse was purchased at Hathersage by subscription in the year 1821, and a list of subscribers is headed by the name of Mr. Peter Priestley £5 5s., Mr. A.A. Shuttleworth £2 2s. From that time onwards there are frequent entries relating to this public hearse. It must be remembered that up to a comparatively recent date, Hathersage was the place of interment for the residents of Derwent, Ashopton, Grindleford, and many other hamlets in the district.

Information compiled by Rosemary Lockie from various sources, 2000-2021.

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