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JL Vero and Sons Slipper Factory
The Slipper Factory in Station Street, Atherstone was sold in 1989 and closed very soon afterwards. It was started by Joseph Lester Vero in the late 1800s and manufactured socks ...
Bert Jeffrey's Garage
In this photo you can see our breakdown wagon, that was for fetching broken down cars and haulage vehicles. We would go and sit out here and have a tea ...
Wilson and Staffords Memories
I worked at Wilson and Staffords for nearly 20 years. I worked in the settling shop, rolling the felt up and putting in the water. Then I moved from there to ...
Hatting in Atherstone
I used to work at the hat factory and the slipper factory, mostly Christmas for the slipper factory. It was ladies’ side and men’s side, so we didn’t mix and ...
The Development of Atherstone
Atherstone is a market town in north Warwickshire, which dates from Anglo-Saxon times. Situated on Watling Street, it lies a mile west of the first century Roman fort at Mancetter, ...
Atherstone House Histories: The Background
In 2002, the Atherstone Civic Society obtained a grant of £25,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to survey and research the buildings in the historic core of the town, which ...
Suits You, Sir: Some Years in the History of 47 Long Street, Atherstone
The brick-built building known as 47 Long Street is located on its south side, when travelling from east to west, and is dated 18271. During the first four decades of ...
Suits You Again, Sir: Some Years in the History of 47 Long Street, Atherstone
(Continued from part one) John Cooper Barnsley was in business in Atherstone for nearly four decades, up to just before the Second World War. He was both a manufacturer of mineral ...
Atherstone Bans Tennis!
Transcript Ordinatum est per xii jur’ predictos quod nulli decetero de villata de Atherston’ ludunt ad lusum vocat’ la Teneys sub pena de xld. tociens quociens quod luder’ videntur – Ordered by ...
Atherstone House History Project
The Pugins in Warwickshire: The Priory of St. Scholastica, Atherstone
A.W.N. (Augustus Welby Northmore) Pugin (1812-1852) was a famous English architect, most recognised for his signature Gothic style. In 1834, Pugin converted to Roman Catholicism, and this was reflected in ...
Atherstone Ball Game
The Atherstone Ball game is an event which has taken place every Shrove Tuesday since the 12th century through the main streets of Atherstone, with the 815th edition taking place ...
Painting Baddesley Ensor and Atherstone's History
I used to paint with five other painters, and I’m the only one of the five left – the others passed away quite some time ago. They called us the ...
The Ball Game and Carnival in Atherstone
There were other community things that the factory got us involved in. Every year that I worked there we would sign the ball that would be used in the Atherstone ...
A Farming Family in Atherstone
My family have always lived in this area, my dad inherited his farm from his father and he still runs it to this day in his 80s! I loved growing ...
A Return to Roots in Atherstone
As I grew up I still kept myself involved in the farm, but my dad was very insistent that my first proper job was not with him but someone else. ...
Marriage, Work, and Finding a House in Atherstone
I was actually born in Mancetter in 1949, and I lived there with my family until I married my husband at 18. We then moved in together in his parents ...
Pork Pies and Pigeons! Lost Property in Nuneaton and Atherstone, 1902-1953
There are all sorts of fascinating documents in the Warwickshire County Record Office which can provide an unusual and unexpected insight into society at a period in time. The ‘Atherstone ...
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