Melton Mowbray, Market Place c.1950
Memories of Melton Mowbray
I remember we used to walk from my grandma's house in Nottingham Road opposite the Fire Station down through the park, cut through to Burton Street and about halfway up Burton Hill. I was never quite sure why we went there - probably some place my grandmother had stayed or someone she used to know. She said it ...Read full memory
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 ASSISTANT POSTMASTER OF MELTON. HE NEVER HAD A CAR AND WALKED FROM HIS HOME AT 217 ASFORDBY RD IN THE ...Read full memory
I think he had a shop on Leicester Street. For us this was one of the best shops in Melton. We built our radio (and crystal) sets and transmitters using parts from him, and also 'Exchange and Mart' and 'Practical Wireless'.
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.