Trading Stories, Working Lives: William and Samuel Whittle of Charnwood

Two attempted murders – fifty years apart – add a dash of drama to the latest episode in our occupational history series: Trading Stories, Working Lives. This time we look at  the Whittle family – rabbit warreners of Beamanor and yeoman farmers at Holywell Hall.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the revelation that the Whittle family might have given their surname to the hill upon which they worked as warreners for over two hundred years.

Download the full story here: William and Samuel Whittle, yeoman farmers and rabbit warreners of Charnwood

You might also like to take a look at the other articles in our Trading Stories, Working Lives series:

Nathaniel Orringe, miller and baker of Shepshed

Tom Crew, football referee and broadcaster

Samuel Taylor, beadle of Loughborough

Thomas Norman, elastic web weaver

John W Barker & Son, painters and decorators

Mary Ann Norman, Victorian laundress of Paradise Place

John Collins, Victorian fishmonger and game dealer

John and George Firn, monumental masons

Polkey boatmen of Loughborough

The Harrisons: gardeners, nurserymen and seeds merchants

George Robinson, Victorian letter carrier

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