Jubilee 1897 - Town Hall
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J.McBreesy -- A.Hatfield -- His Father -- Mr Tate.
Eric Hatfield writes:
The photo shows A. Hatfield who is probably Arthur Hatfield
born 12 March 1876, son of George Hatfield (1852-1912) and
Catherine Ogden (c1849-1924)
Some information about them:
Address at 1881 Census
Beeley Yard West End
George was educated at Wirksworth Grammar School (now Anthony Gell School).
When he left school, George Hatfield was apprenticed to salesmanship
at Chesterfield and became a traveller. At the time of the 1871 census
he was working with his father as a Tailor. When his father retired,
Halls of Wirksworth asked him to travel for them; this he did for a
few years but later he became the landlord of the George Hotel in
Coldwell Street. He died from a stroke in June 1912 at the age of 60.
The burial records in Wirksworth Town Hall describe him as
"a tailor and caretaker of the Town Hall, late of St Mary's Gate".
He was buried in Wirksworth Cemetery. After his death his wife Catherine,
and their daughter Frances, kept a shop** at St Mary's Gate.
Catherine Hatfield died in Wirksworth in 1924 aged 75 years.
Four of George and Catherine's children* ware baptised at the
Parish Church on the same day - 21 November 1883.
* including Arthur
** known as the "tuck shop" for Wirksworth Grammar School.
This information is extracted from a letter written on 12 November 1973
by Arthur's sister Frances then aged 90
Source:Michael Handley, 9 Nether Gardens, Wirksworth
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