Hathern


Hathern

Hathern is a large village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, England. It is in the north of the district, and is just north of Loughborough, and is on the A6. The parish has a population of about 1,800. Nearby places are Dishley, Long Whatton, and Zouch, over the border in Nottinghamshire.The village has, recent years, campaigned to prevent the green "wedge" separating Loughborough, Shepshed and Hathern from being built on.The village is home to the Swift Sock Factory, one of only a small number of independent sock manufacturers left in the UK. They have recently used Selina Scott's (ex newsreader) angora goats. [cite web | url=http://www.kingfishertv.co.uk/tfcfact07.htm | title=Tales from the Country 2007 Factsheets: Episode One | publisher=Kingfisher Television | date=2007-01-04 | accessdate=2008-07-01 ] Recently, the villages full colour magazine, The Hathern Herald, has had to shut down due to lack of support from the village and advertisers.

Notable Residents

John Heathcoat of Duffield invented a process for making lace by machine here in 1808. [Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition] .

References

External links

* [http://www.hathernparishcouncil.org.uk/ Hathern Parish Council]

* [http://members.lycos.co.uk/hathernfc/ Hathern Football Club / Hathern FC]


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