Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Melton Mowbray and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Sage Cross Street

I lived with great aunt Elizabeth in the wonderful and strange hexagonal houses belonging to the Sage Cross chapel. I worked in Melton as a window cleaner and had a great time, sadly the powers that be let the houses ...Read full memory

My Father (Captured In Time)

THE MAN ON THE RIGHT WITH THE RAINCOAT IS ALBERT TOMAS DIXON. HE LIVED IN MELTON ALL HIS LIFE . HE WAS BORN IN 1910 AND DIED IN 2001. HE WORKED FOR THE POST OFFICE AND STARTED AS AN ERRAND BOY RISING TO ...Read full memory

My Dad Never Had A Shop

ALBERT DIXON NEVER HAD A SHOP IN LEICESTER STREET. THE SHOP IN LECESTER STREET I THINK YOU MEAN WAS A JUNK SHOP OWNED BY A MR CHIPPY DIXON (NO RELATION TO MY FATHER) IT WAS A VERY INTERESTING SHOP OLD RADIOS GASMASKS AND A VERY LARGE STEAM ENGINE IN THE WINDOW.