On this day in … 1873

17 April 2021

17th April 1873

Mr John Wyatts begs most respectfully to inform the inhabitants of Loughborough and it’s vicinity that he has recently purchased two SHILLIBEERS (horse drawn hearses with room for mourners).  NB coffins supplied on reasonable terms.

Snippets from the Loughborough Advertiser, Loughborough Herald and Loughborough Monitor.

Collated by Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers
Source: Matthew’s Local Newspaper Extracts Vol. 1

A horse-drawn hearse turning into Ashby Road from Regent Street in about 1905. Photo from ‘Bygone Loughborough in Photographs, Vol 2’ (Pub. Leics Libraries.)