Hathaway, Dennis

Collection date: Jan 1909

Area: Gloucestershire


Dennis (William) Hathaway at Chipping Campden (1867-1926): age 40, 12 Jan 1909: Sharp obtained 5 morris tunes from fiddler Dennis Hathaway (FT2047-51) in 1909 but returned on 30 April 1910 to watch the boys’ side that Hathaway had trained. See FT2477ff and Folk Dance Notes CJS2/11/1/137. Also see letter 1968 Don Ellis (a Campden dancer) to Maud Karpeles - type MK/5/174 at https://www.vwml.org. The 6 dances of the Chipping Campden morris men are not danced by any other sides, as this is their wish.

Dennis William Hathaway was baptized 20/1/1867 at Condicote, eldest son of George Hathaway, carpenter and wheelwright, and his wife (Charlotte) Ann. George and Ann moved from Condicote to Chipping Campden in the 1880s. Dennis became a basket maker and married Esther Veal January qr 1895. They had 5 children and lived in Sheep St in Chipping Campden, two doors away from singer Mary Ann Clayton, who sang ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ to Sharp. Dennis died July qr 1926 (Shipston 6d 689) aged 59.

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