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 ...Read full memory
I remember the inside of the Baptist Chapel as I attended regularly from the age of 5 until my early teens. A Reverand Exall and a one-armed man called Mr. Chapman were in charge. On Anniversaries they used ...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 ...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'.