Calverton Village Online

1946 Memories
Amenities in Calverton, when I came in 1946, By M. Ancliff

Water Works
Coggans (now Springwater Nursing Home)
Dovey's (Factory that made stockings for the Prince of Wales....now 130 Main Street)
Bob Martins Garage also ran a Taxi service as well as selling petrol!
Lido (this was actually in the Parish of Woodborough)
Fish Farm (this was actually in the Parish of Woodborough)
Egg Farm (Grococks)
2 Schools; St Wilfrids Church School and Labray Boys School
1 Church
4 Chapels
Catholics held services in a house on North Green
3 Public Houses; Admiral Rodney, White Lion and The Gleaners
4 Shops; Shepherds, Bardills, Browns and, I think, Parrs
Northages, Beer Off-licence and General Store etc.
Billy Severn came in from Oxton with meat
Post Office
Mr Kemp the Cobblers
3 Butchers; Leafe's, Wright's and Fisher's
Leafe's and Wright's had their own slaughter houses
Shaws Hardware Van (came from Lowdham)
1 Co-operative store
1 Ladies Hairdressers
1 Barbers which is still going
Fish and Chip Shop
2 Bakers; Binch's and Milner's
Mr Kirk came from Lambley selling bread
Calverton Colliery
Barton's Bus Garage
Bus came from Mansfield to Bingham and back
2 Doctors came into the village one from Epperstone and Dr John Francis from Arnold.
The Doctors sat at Milner's opposite the Admiral Rodney three mornings a week
Lansdale the Optician
Blacksmith Milner's
Pictures (flicks) at the Institute also a baby clinic there
Chimney Sweeps; Sol Knight and Mr Bennett
Flowery Pekoe Tips Tea Van
Mr Spencer from Arnold Clothes etc.
Dentist sat in a house near Shepherds every so often
Ricketts the Bike Shop
Wiggett's Builder and Undertaker
Wiggett's Painter and Decorator
Miss Parker Piano Lessons
Bernard Casterton Painter and Decorator
Jim Berridge delivered papers from Oxton on a bike
Brooks Coal Merchant and Garage
Len Gretton, Coal Merchant
Pat Withers Greengrocery at home and a mobile van (went around Sherwood)
Mrs Rhodes mobile van (we do not know where she went)
District Nurse/Midwife lodged with Eric Birch at Farm
Dr Napier, Eye Specialist lived at Calverton House
Mr Shervington was the water man
Buckley's Ice Cream van came from Arnold