Charles Henry Hattersley (1844-1915) - Yorkshire's Oldest Bellringer
This brief notice appeared The Observer dated 31st October 1915 and referred to the death of the oldest bellringer in Yorkshire, a Mr. C. H Hattersley
Mr. C. H Hattersley was in fact Mr. Charles Henry Hattersley, a life long resident of Sheffield
Charles was buried in the churchyard of St John's Church, Ranmoor, Sheffield. There is a contemporary photograph of the grave on the current website of the bellringers of Ranmoor Church but it is covered by a copyright notice. A shame because it is a fascinating photograph.
But this is the rather weathered inscription on his grave
Charles Henry Hattersley's Grave.
died 1915, aged 71
"C.H.H. In Loving Remembrance, from his brother ringers.
C.H.H. the well known and accomplished change ringer whose labour and study were of great value to the art. He was connected with the cathedral church of this city for over 50 years"
And the following is a brief description of his career as both a bellringer and a composer.
But in his professional and business life, Charles was a respected manufacturer of plated goods
CHARLES HENRY HATTERSLEY
Snider Works 105 Napier St, Sheffield (1891-1918). Formerly a partner of Hattersley & Falding
Sheffield History Forum
Observer dated 31st October 1915
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