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Avice Vallino Ravetta [Coulby], 26/12/16,

Wishing friends and Old Calvertonians a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and happy 2017​

From: Bourtange Netherland
Email: levara@ziggo.nl



Brian Burbidge, 10/12/16,

I lived in Calverton from 1952 to 2009 worked at the pit from1960 to 1966.

From: Horncastle
Email: 
Brian-Burbidge@btconnect.com



Malcolm Jarvis, 30/10/16,

Hello Yvonne Smith nee Love I played for your dad Jack Loves team in sixties the team was called Calverton Estates and you can find photo of that team under site map football section your dad was a great chap I willl always remember him regards Malc 

From: Oxton
Email: Malcjarvis24@hotmail.co.uk


Kevin Boyle, 13/07/16,

Presently doing research into Durham University Alumni who served in WW1.  Currently working on Rev Willie Alfred Arnold who was vicar in Calverton 1912-26.  Just beginning research and presume he became a T.C.F. (Temporary Chaplain to the Forces) during his time in your Parish.

From: Chester-le-Street, Durham
Email: KBoyle0912@aol.com


Jean Page, 09/07/16,

I have a photograph (early 1900's) of my great grandfather, George Ward standing outside his grocery and provisions The Central Cash Stores on a corner of Main Street West. I believe this was in Calverton. Can anyone confirm this?

From: Sutton in Ashfield
Email: mpage379@btinternet.com


Yvonne Smith Maiden name Love, 25/05/16,

I went to live in Calverton in approximately 1945. I have read one or two comments with regard to Calverton Football Teams. Of course father Jack Love played a big part in organising these teams. Was thinking about my mother today Ada Love and as a result of this I looked at your very interesting site - Went to School at St Wilfrids Church School and then to Colonel Frank Seely. Married St Wilfrids and visit occasionally as both my parents and sister are buried in Calverton. 

From: Winthorpe, Newark
Email: ysmith1@hotmail.co.uk


Ian Slater, 06/05/16,

Lived in Calverton all my life , Played football in the Village for 20 years always played for Calverton sides. Best side ever played in was 1976/77 team. 

From: Calverton
Email: alisontodd2@virginmedia.com


Charlie lane, 20/04/16,

​I live on Collyer Road in Calverton, I was playing out with my friend Abbie Green one day and we saw an abandoned house on Brickenell Road (private street) and we saw an old lady gazing at me and my friend in the window of the abandoned home, we ran but then about 10 minutes later we went back to the house to see if the old lady had gone but then the curtain in the window moved we got so scared and never went on Brickenell Road  AGAIN

From: Calverton
Email: Oscar6633@icloud.com



Carol Dicey Henson, 22/03/16,

I lived in Calverton from 1955 till 1975. I lived at 82, Lee Road then onto 2, Roes Lane. I went to William Lee School then onto Colonel Frank Seely. Loved my childhood there.

From: Calverton
Email: carol1954@hotmail.co.uk


Richard Wells, 29/02/16,

Lifelong fish enthusiast. Cam valley forum.  And Hobson's Conduit Trustee.Would like to visit sometime. No Perch Pollyruffe or gudgeon ?

From: Cambridge
Email: Ermwells@talktalk.net


Robert Gascoyne (formally Griffin), 25/02/16,

​I lived there from 1961 till 68 with my adopted family, my dad Charles Griffin worked at the colliery, me and my brother Russell went to William Lee school. Mrs Tatham was my first teacher there - are any of my generation still living here?

From: Lee Road
Email: Robertgascoyne@hotmail.co.uk


Sonya Morley, 15/02/16,

Calverton Descendant - Just researching the Morley's

From: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Email: sonmor21@hotmail.com


Carl Wilkinson, 29/01/16,

See some name that I know, also I worked underground at Calverton from 1969 until 1993 but had a break in the 80's also lived on Sherwood Grove from 1973 until 1982 have some photo's of the top club with some old faces.

From: Arnold
Email: wilkinson.spragger@googlemail.com


Marc Jarvis, 15/01/16,

Post from Peter Griffin could not contact you through email address you left. Malc Green Dragon footballing days in early seventies.

From: Old Ramsdale Ave 
Email: Malcjarvis24@hotmail.com


Michael Black, 02/01/16,

Lived in Calverton from 1962 till 1982 I still have family living in Calverton  Once Calvo lad always Calvo lad....

From: Farndon near Newark
Email: mickyb56@me.com 


Peter Griffin, 30/12/15,

I was born in Calverton in 1953 (Lodge Farm) both my parents are buried in the Cemetery and I was married at the village church in 1977 by the Reverend Hoyle. So always look in to see what's happening. Had many a pint in the Cherry Tree, Lion and Gleaners.

From: Rishworth, West Yorkshire
Email: griffin.p5@sky.com


Bill Thompson, 30/12/15,

My family moved from Durham to Arnold in 1953. My father, Albert Thompson, was very pleased to be working at the new Calverton pit, which had very modern equipment. We moved to Gedling a year later but Dad remained at Calverton Colliery.   He's still alive and resides at an Old Folks home in Lowdham - there can be very few 90 year olds who spent their working lives under ground!   In the 1950s during sunny weather, we would often go to Calverton Lido, where the water was always freezing. Bizarrely, monkeys were kept there too!

From: Lincoln
Email: bill@c1media.co.uk


Richard Weston, 22/10/15,

Just hello to anyone who reads this. Loved growing up there. What characters it created.....Miss it. Dad Jeff Weston and Mum Freda Weston still live next door to post office. On Crookdole Lane. Visit every year. My how it has changed. 

From: Denver, Colorado
Email: rhdweston@hotmail.com


Niamh Broderick, 14/10/15,

Went to the memorial service today (13/10/15) with cadets. I put the reef down. It was an honour that I was happy and nervous to do. 

From: Calverton
Email: ??


Alison, 11/10/15,

​I was born on Labray Road in 1967, went to Manor Park school before we migrated to Australia in 1973...me dad used to work in the colliery...John Hall, also known as Terry Hall...married to Joan. Had 2 sisters, Susan and Dawn.

From: Labray Road, Calverton
Email: koukla_67@hotmail.com


Malc Jarvis, 05/10/15,

Hi Stephen sorry to hear of Olive Lewis passing , I have fond memories of olive, from Meridian days , lovely lady and unfortunately heard to late to attend, Olive will be in my thoughts. regards Malc Jarvis ex Ramsdale Ave.

From: Ex Calverton
Email: Malcjarvis24@hotmail.com


Michael Shaw, 08/9/15,

Had a lot of good friends and happy times 1958/1966 it's changed big time all the best.

From: Calverton
Email: Shmic58@aol.com


Stephen Daws, 14/8/15,

Great site. Just doing research ready for funeral next Wednesday of my sister Olive Lewis. Her husband Eric Lewis and brother John Farmer both worked at the pit for many years. I got all the info I needed, so thanks.

From: Leyton, London
Email: stephen.daws@btinternet.com


John McGrory, 14/08/15,

Why don't I see more action on this site? It is special to all the people who live and lived in old Calvo. I can not understand why so little interaction and discussion on this site???

From: Auckland, New Zealand


Kevin Sharpe, 27/06/15,

I used to teach at Jonathan Labray school from C 1969 to 1972 when John Bingham was head teacher . I have some photos of my time there and the cavalcade at the schools closure . If you would like to see them please get in touch. Many thanks.

From: Carlton, Nottingham
Email: Kev19482011@hotmail. Co.uk


David Swain, 25/05/15,

​Lived in Calverton 1966-1977 went St Wilfrids school. Still visit Calverton every February and will find me in the Admiral Rodney. COYR...

From: Leduc, Canada
Email: madach@shaw.ca


Adrian Jamson, 18/05/15,

Lived in the village all my life, spent 20 years down the pit, had some great times in the old welfare and great work colleagues.

From: Calverton
Email: adyjamson@hotmail.com


Wayne Braddow, 17/04/15,

Miss the old village time to come home I think.

From: Calverton
Email: jagman66@live.co.uk


Nick C Smith, 29/03/15,

I lived on Seely Ave from 1953 to about 1960. My father was Prep Plant Manager until 1972. My mother was for many years Receptionist at the Drs (Dr Riley and Forrester in the earliest days). She was also conductor of the Calverton Choir - which performed the Messiah in St Wilfrids for many years, entered (and won) choral competitions and put on operettas (mPirates of Penzance etc). Ken Godfrey, whose photo is shown re the Pit elsewhere, was a magnificent Bass/Baritone singer in that choir, and his wife Alma often performed solo with the choir. I left the village in 1969'after graduating from Uni.

From: Carnoustie, Scotland
Email: Editor@consult-csp.co.uk


Gerald Wattam Jyp, 18/02/15,

Great site lots of names I recall will be back soon with my brother Colin.

From: Danesmoor, Chesterfield
Email: gerald.w123@btinternet.com


Rodney Daft, 11/02/15,

Hi my name was Rodney Daft lived in Caverton for 16 years from 1959 would love to hear from anyone who remembers me......

From: Calverton
Email: rodneystevens1959@hotmail.com


Steven Guy, 05/02/15,

I went to school and grew up in Calverton. I had a great time and still visit and enjoy the view from Spindle Lane. Most of all I value the memories of so many wonderful friends. Weren't we lucky.

From: Lowdham
Email: steven.t.guy@hotmail.co.uk


Izzy, 03/02/15,

Love it in Calverton lived in it for 6 years now I am 10 years old now and nearly 11 I go to Sir John Sherbrooke junior school and met Nelson Mandela when I was 5 with my dad.

From: England
Email: lanefiona9@gmail.com


Malc Jarvis, 02/02/15,

Hi Mick Hope you are feeling okay. Enjoyed happy days at the lido and nice to meet you ,after so meny yrs regards Malc

From: Oxton 
Email: Malcjarvis24@hotmail.co.uk


Billy Blake (Blakey), 02/01/15,

20 great years at Calvo pit. Made some great mates down the pit and in the village to. Good to recognise a few old names. Now at Wainfleet near Bateman's brewery cheers!! 

From: Wainfleet Lincs
Email: ??


Gerald Wattam Gyp, 02/01/15,

Super site still looking for old pals Frank and Bill Jackson plus many more around 1950 1960.

From: Danesmoor, Chesterfield
Email: gerald.w123@btinternet.com


Ron Burrows, 24/12/14,

Thank's for the happy memories. Ex Calvo fitter. 1975-1979.

From: Northern Ireland
Email: romarburrows@aol.com


William Dale, 18/12/14,

I started work at Calverton fish farm in 1989 as a YTS student and loved every minute of it, I stupidly left before I had even completed a year this was a real mistake and have regretted ever since. This is a fantastic facility and I often drop into the website to see what is happening, I'm glad Alan is still there a man full of knowledge and always happy to teach young people, if anyone ever gets the chance to work here please remember how lucky you are to work at such a fantastic place leading the way with one of the best teachers in the UK.

From: Nottingham
Email: crockerdale999@gmail.com



Colin Simpson, 16/12/14,

Brilliant to see a place where my dad worked for around 40 years anybody in here remember Maurice Simpson?

From: Pinxton (but live in Denmark now)
Email: crazyball100@gmail.com


Gerald Wattam Gyp, 29/11/14,

Great site bring back old times both work and school days. Steve Hazledine sorry I have lost your contact please reply again would to pass time with you.

From: Danesmoor, Chesterfield
Email: gerald.w123@btinternet.com


Mike Stubbs (the lido), 23/11/14,

Please contact me school friends from 1959-1963.

From: Blidworth (01623 238329)
Email: mikestubbsms.gmail.co.uk


Trevor Hilder, 13/11/14,

It's nice to read all about Calverton Colliery I worked there on the loco's and had a great time and worked with some great people.

From: Turkey
Email: trevor.hilder@live.co.uk


Malc Jarvis, 05/11/14,

Its now over fifty yrs since the fourth yr Con Frank Seely students entered the world of work Pat Clifford, Doris, Rita, Bub, Pep, Pete Mac, Keith Roberts to mame a few, well I hope you all had a happy healthy life. Regards Jarv.

From: Oxton 
Email: Malcjarvis24@hotmail.co.uk


Barbara Baker-Richards (nee Gebicki), 01/11/14,

Hi. Researching the crash of my grandfather, Jan Gebicki, Pilot, 300 Squadron. Barbara Gebicki

From: Australia
Email: connect@connectcoaching.com


Haunted Nottinghamshire, 28/10/14,

George's Lane has made it onto the Haunted Nottinghamshire FB Page! Come over and take a look at the Album see what we believe is haunting the famous route into the village :)

From: Nottinghamshire
Email: Jamesp88@ymail.com


Gillian Birch nee Worthington, 22/9/14,

I spent a happy childhood at Calverton went to William Lee & Redhill Schools

From: Adelaide, South Australia
Email: ggbirch@lifestylesa.net.au


Barry Tuck, 20/9/14,
 
The Tuck family, all 7 kids and Dad, Alun Taffy Tuck, moved to the village when I was 5 in 1960 and, although I moved over the hill into Arnold in 1988, I still call myself a Calvo lad and visit and work there regularly. So many happy memories of past events and old friends, many who still live in the village!!!!
 
From: Now in Arnold
Email: baralarm@yahoo.com
 
 
James Graham, 29/8/14,
 
I used to live in Calverton from 1970 till 1984 and its nice to hear other peoples stories about Calverton
 
From: Nottingham
Email: jamesgraham0265@gmail.com
 
 
Janusz Gebicki, 27/8/14,
 
The memorial has deep meaning for me, because the pilot of the lost plane was my father. I have visited the site a few times and I want to thank very warmly all those involved in maintaining the memorial and for keeping the memory of the event alive.
 
From: Currently Australia, originally Poland
Email: jan.gebicki@mq.edu.au
 
 
Michael Tew, 22/8/14,
 
My father Stanley Tew worked at the Calverton Colliery up to around 1985, when he took early retirement to dialyze his daughter Alison at his address in Coppice Road, Arnold.(Alison had Lupus and had lost both her kidneys) As my father previously had T.B. during the 1950's, he was not allowed to go down the mine at all, but as a Fitter, he repaired the hydraulic roof supports that were needed on the coal face at Calverton. He had his small workshop where he used to refurbish much of the equipment that was needed (He loved his job!) In 1971, I received the bad news that Tony Palmer (my cousin) had been crushed to death underground at the Colliery, by a derailed Diesel Locomotive. As the sirens went, everyone was waiting at the pit head to see who the unfortunate person was, including Bert Palmer (Tony's Dad). As the news passed along, Bert heard the dreaded news that his eldest son was killed and he was beside himself.  Now after 43 years, I have managed to contact Tony's wife again from Australia and Tony's daughter Tracy, who is now 50 years old (was 7 at the time of death).   I hope to reunite with everyone next year when I visit the U.K. again.
 
From: Originally from Arnold, but now living in Melbourne Australia
Email: michael1204@live.com.au
 
 
Karen Fitzpatrick, 20/8/14,
 
Although i work the other side of nottingham,i use the post office as often as i can. Posting, stamps, cards, parcels. i like the fact the post office is open until 5.30 and on saturday morning. i have had my photo taken here for both my passport and driving licence. i have used your foreign currency service and will use it again next month. The post office gives a VALUABLE SERVICE. And yes we are very lucky to have a post office in the village. its great that you can get gifts there as well. thank you.
 
From: Calverton
Email: karen_fitzy2008@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Gerald Wattam, 27/7/14,
 
How nice to go back in time and remember happy times 1950 1970. Looking forward to replies. Also known as Gyp all the very best. I would like to contact Frank and Bill Jackson from Carrington Lane.
 
From: Danesmoor, Derbyshire
Email: gerald.w123@btinternet.com
 
 
Kevin Reed, 22/7/14,
 
Hi my name his Kevin Reed. worked at Calverton pit as a face worker from 1978 to 1991 I do also remember the good times we all had down the colliery with Billy Pinder & Norman Wright & his son Gary Wright who have now sadly pass away.....
 
From: Bestwood Estate, Nottinghamshire
Email: magsbrad51@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Paul Davies, 18/7/14,
 
I was brought up in Calverton. I went to Manor Park primary and Frank Seely Sec Mod and left the village when I joined the RAF in 1970. My Dad, Bob was choirmaster at the methodist church and played cricket for the village. I still visit friends in Calverton but the website is a great idea and has brought back some memories.
 
From: Saxton, North Yorkshire
Email: ipaulus54@gmail.co.uk
 
 
Jayne Jeffery (Clayton), 17/7/14,
 
My lovely Dad was Gary Clayton,cousin to Jack and Dick Clayton, his parents, my Grandparents were Sybil (Bardill) and Wilfred Clayton. My Grandad's sisters were Alice, lil, Florence, Elsie and Brother Frank, My Gran,s siters were Dorothy and Ena who both lived on Burnar Pool, would love it if anyone has any info on my family or are even related to get in touch.
 
From: North Devon
Email: kjt1@pj02.wanadoo.co.uk
 
 
Malcolm Jarvis, 26/5/14,
 
Trying to contact Sue and Alan Dixon, Alan played cricket for Calverton he had brother and moter living in Calverton. I think his mum lives on Alan and Sue moved to USA to live near his children would like to make contact with him . if any one can help with my search please post details thank you Malc
 
From: Oxton
Email: Malcjarvis24@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Margaret Cartwright, 14/5/14,
 
I lived at The White Lion pub from 1953 to 1965, maiden name Hall. My grandparents ran the pub before dad and mum.
 
From: Calverton
Email: cartwright.butterley@googlemail.com
 
 
Keith Bailey, 11/5/14,
 
How much it has changed over the years. From Calverton but moved in 1992.
 
From: Brixham, Devon
Email: keith-bailey33@sky.com
 
 
William R. Lee, 27/4/14,
 
I was drawn to your website while researching genealogy and came across the quaint "autobiography" of Rev. William Lee, of Woodborough & Calverton lineage. Your William Lee story, although interesting, doesn't help my historical quest and I wonder how the inventor Lee could have a claimed lineal descendant named William Lee J.P. (1841-1908) without the mention of a wife in your story as well as other recitations I've seen. Curious.  You have a great Website though. Good luck to you.
 
From: Ventura, California, USA
Email: b2_l5_e3_e6@juno.com
 
 
Julie Shaw, 1/2/14,
 
Amazing web site and photographs of so many bands. I used to be in the Hucknall Yellow Hammers but I haven't seen them mentioned. Just wondering if anyone knows where I might find pictures or anything about the Yellow Hammers junior jazz band, love to share them with our kids.
 
From: Hucknall
Email: jcsavedus5@yahoo.ca
 
 
George Mills, 31/12/13,
 
I would like to wish everyone who new me when i was Training Officer at Calverton Colliery 1982-1992 a Happy New Year.
 
From: Crich Nr Matlock
Email: gmills665@btinternet.com
 
 
Colin Simpson, 30/12/13,
 
My Dad Maurice Simpson worked at Calverton as a driller i would be about 20 years old back then when the strike ended i think it is a great website as i have lived in Denmark the past 28 years it's nice to look back in time anybody out there who knows my dad ? all the best Colin ;)
 
From: Pinxton
Email: crazyball100@gmail.com
 
 
Mark, 21/10/13,
 
Hya. Does anyone remember the discos in the Cherry Tree pub on Saturday Nights in the early to mid 80's?
Please send me your comments as I was the dj every other Saturday and used to have a good craic......till I got married (LOL) and still am! !
 
From: Nottingham
Email: markdbeard@btinternet.com
 
 
Mrs Toni Deverill, 25/09/13,
 
Hi think this is a great website but my information is wrong.
 
From: Calverton
Email: toni.deverill@btinternet.com
 
Webmaster: All info corrected where needed.
 
 
Margaret Doyle, 02/09/13,
 
Hi I am looking for an old friend whom I haven't seen for many years, his name is Michael Black and in 1979 he lived in Calverton. I recently came across letters and photos' from way back then and it would be wonderful to know how he is. Hope someone can help, many thanks x
 
From: Scotland
Email: margaretdoyle1@live.com
 
 
Malcolm Jarvis, 24/08/13,
 
Great website good memories of Calverton in sixties Con Frank Seely happy days.
 
From: Oxton
Email: Malcjarvis24@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Eric Ford, 22/08/13,
 
Just seeing what I can learn about the place my family started.
 
From: Texas, USA
Email: afordhere@gmail.com
 
 
Hollie Astill, 04/08/13,
 
I live in Yew Tree cottage with my mum, step  dad & little sister... I know my house is VERY old so I was trying to look for some history behind my house because a few ghostly things have happened to me but only me in the house, only happens when I'm alone though!  I've spoke to my mum and she just says I'm being stupid which I could be... But I'm just curious and wondering if anyone could find anything about Yew Tree Cottage on Main Street????
 
From: Calverton
Email: hollie.a.1995@live.co.uk
 
 
Mark Bettaney, 06/08/13,
 
I worked at Calverton Colliery as a electrician from 1980-1993 when it was closed by British coal. My father Ron also worked at the pit from 1967 when Bestwood pit was closed until he retired. I have some happy memories of the pit and the people I worked with and still recall these as now working with some old colleagues who also worked at Calverton.
 
From: Bestwood Park
Email: mark.bettaney@virginmedia.co.uk
 
 
ROY STANLEY HOPKINSON, 30/07/13,
 
Hi, I Worked at Calverton Pit for about 10 years. Check no 267. Transferred from Bestwood Pit. Only one shaft, until they sunk another one. no. 2 shaft. Collier, shotfirer, Trepanner Driver, First Aid, Header with Jimmy (Ginger) Watts and most everything else!  30s pick and shovel. 1s left bank power loading. Jack Henrys borer my Father -in-law in the Pits 51 years. Old pals F. Emberton, Harold Varley, Frank Smith, etc. etc. Used to dress next to Jack Buckley in the Baths A SAD time. Many memories!
 
From: Arnold
Email: rshopkinson@btinternet.com
 
 
Karen Aston, 26/06/13,
 
My grandma who is 92 tells me she was always told Newman Street in Calverton was named after her dad (my great great grandfather) Bertram Newman as he was the first man to go down into the mine. It would be lovely if anyone has any information on the story that I could pass onto my gran.I have researched it but not come up with anything much. Bertrams wife was called Lilian. Thanks!
 
From: Leeds
Email: karenelizaston@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Mechelle Sampson, 01/06/13,
 
Found this site on ask Jeeves .. Looking to get in contact with three cousins michael wright, Christopher Wright, Jackie Wright .. Moved away when my mother died Sylvia Wright .. Lost all contact with them ... If anyone reading this knows them please could you pass my email on .., many thanks Mechelle
 
From: Ipswich
Email: mechellesampson@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Dr Elizabeth Oliver, 18/05/13,
 
I am a direct descendent of Rev Samuel Pierpont Oliver 1827-1874, I should welcome any further information you may have about him.
 
From: Bolton
Email: liz.oliver80@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
John Gospel (jnr), 13/05/13,
 
My father "John Gospel"  known affectionately as "Big Johnny Gospel" worked at the mine most of his working life and passed away peacefully on the 7th of May 2013 aged 76,
 
I know he still stayed in touch with a lot of ex miners and friends in Calverton.
 
If anyone wishes to know more then by all means get in touch....warmest regards John Gospel (jnr)
 
From: Arnold, Nottm
Email: johngospel1960@gmail.com
 
 
Brian Daniels, 08/05/13,
 
I worked at Calverton from mid 60s till 1988 had to leave through ill health lot of memories and a lot of characters worked there, Ginger Tom old Ted Noone (not forgetting Nora) Joe Griff. and mamy many more happy days would do it all over again if I could.
 
From: Hemswell Cliff Gainsborough
Email: brian.daniels162@btinternet.com
 
 
David Rosemurgey (Derv), 23/04/13,
 
Lived at Calverton from 1959 - 1967.  Moved back to Northumberland.  Have great memories and great school days at Colonel Frank Seely School.  Any old school chums get in touch.
 
From: Northumberland
Email: davidrosemurgey@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Ernest Sturman, 23/02/13,
 
Very good site , been looking at it .on and off for a while now like it.
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneste.sturman@live.co.uk
 
 
Margaret McMahon (Coxon), 11/03/13,
 
My Dad is 81 and was a miner in  Calverton and North if England.  He told me today that he was a founding member of the Calverton Working Club and told me other stories about your club.  My sister and brother were born in Calverton and in 2012 my sister & I visited Calverton,  took photos of 52 Broome Road where she was born and visited Mrs Win Anthony who was a great  friend of our late mother Helen Coxon. Dad is still of very sound mind and I believe his stories could be of interest.  Warm regards Margaret McMahon (coxon)
 
From: Tasmania
Email: Biltrid25@gmail.com
 
Webmaster: Any memories are welcome Margaret.
 
 
Ernest Sturman, 25/02/13,
 
The Calverton R B Legion are having a Jumble Sale At the Calverton working  Mens CLub on March 16 (SAt ) 10 am, all welcome
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneste.sturman@live.co.uk
 
 
Jason Paul Sullivan, 29/01/13,
 
hello,, ive looked at your site simply because ive bin trying to conclude my family tree,,my father john anthony sullivan,,he was a minor at calverton pit,,i was i think 4years old when he and my mum parted,,ive bin looking for him for some time now,,rearly just to say hi how the hell are you its me,,,remember me your son,,,,, if this gets me any closer to my father or anything then i thank you,,,,yours faithfully jason sullivan....
 
From: Nottingham
Email: jaywilko69@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
John Hanlon, 04/02/13,
 
What has happened to the Cherry Tree ?? now it has closed ??  Have lots of good memories of the place...
 
From: Calvo now NZ
Email: john.hanlon@xtra.co.nz
 
 
Jason Paul Sullivan, 29/01/13,
 
I am trying to track down my father,,,mr John Anthony Sullivan,, he was a pit man all his life... lived in Calverton all his life as i remember,,,his dads name was Jack Sullivan,,,
 
From: Nottingham
Email: jaywilko69@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Sally Hill, 26/01/13,
 
Calling ex SJS pupils!
 
As part of our PHSE topic we are going to be looking at aspirations. We want to enthuse children as to the different career paths that are available to them. We would love to hear from any ex pupils who could tell us what they have done since leaving Sir John Sherbrooke; whether it is a course, a career or a life choice.
 
If you (or someone you know) would like to share their experiences we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email or write to the school.
 
Many thanks
Sally Hill
Headteacher
Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School
Flatts Lane
Calverton
NG14 6JZ
 
From: Sir John Sherbrooke School, Calverton
Email: office@sirjohnsherbrooke.notts.sch.uk
 
 
Ernest Sturman, 22/01/13,
 
A very good site, like it, been a resident in Calverton since 1954, can learn a lot from this site.
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneste.sturman@live.co.uk
 
 
Chris Evans, 20/01/13,
 
I am trying to contact Mike Hope,a councillor, who used to teach at Gedling. Could he e-mail me?
 
From: Gedling-ex Gedling School
Email: evansca48@gmail.com
 
 
Angela Rose, 17/01/13,
 
Family History - related to the Munks family of Calverton
 
From: East Sussex
Email: angierose@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Dave Redden, 13/01/13,
 
I lived in Calverton from 1961 till 1991, and went to Seely School and William Lee.  Classmates in 66 were Douglas Daybell, Pete Smith, David Bagshaw, Steve Guy, Jennifer twizzle Twynham,  Pauline Parsons and many others.  Good memories.
 
From: Melbourne Australia
Email: Sales@refrigeinnovations.com.au
 
 
Linda Newham, 10/12/12,
 
My mothers family were born and raised in Calverton for as long as she can remember her name is Sylvia Newham nee Morley she is the daughter of James William Morley and Lily Wilson (daughter of Emma Wilson and Tom Wilson) any help with my family tree would be greatly appreciated....I was always told that Rev. William Lee was in our past decendants....maybe wishful thinking years and years ago, or true.... I would love to know, any info!!! Thank You All, Linda
 
From: Calverton
Email: lnewhamherve@yahoo.com
 
 
Cyril Cooper, 06/12/12,
 
Looks a very god site and I've enjoyed brousing. I came to the site as I believe my GGGmother was born in the village in 1807. Her name was Maria Patching and I would be intersted to talk with anyone who knows anything about the Patching family.
 
From: Rugeley
Email: cyrilcooper514@aol.com
 
 
William Binch Cooper 26/11/12,
 
An interesting village site. My mother Anne Binch, daughter of Tom Binch  from Hodthorpe near Worksop said the family came from Calverton. I am now too old to travel, so it is nice to be able to make some contact.
Is anything known of the origin of the Binch family. referred to in old cerificates as stocking weavers and lace-makers? I see there is a town in Flanders called Binch and wonder if there is any known connection.
 
From: Lowestoft
Email: seago@blueyonder.co.uk
 
 
Kristen Schaugaard-Green. 24/11/12,
 
My husband and I are looking to move to Calverton in the very near future. I was just doing a bit of research to get a feel for the community and lay of the land. Nice website and very informative!
 
From: Mapperley
Email: k14sgreen@yahoo.com
 
 
Erin Todd. 12/11/12,
 
From: Calverton
Email: Kay.bennet@live.co.uk
 
 
Margaret Hodson nee/ Alvey. 02/11/12,
 
Researching family tree, Family name Wright.  Would any family member who has ancesters named Wright, that has ALWAYS lived in Calverton please contact me.
 
Here are some family names from 1800s and early 1900s
 
William and Sarah Wright parents......Children names  Lucy, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, Stewart, Walter, Herbert and Jim.
 
Have you any family in the past who connect with these names. Hope to hear from you soon.  Thank you.
 
From: Clifton born Calverton 1943
Email: hodsonm@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Lynette Swanepoel. 31/10/12,
 
I recently spent a few days with family in Calverton. It truly is a lovely village and as this was my first visit, I was fascinated with the history, surrounding countryside and cleanliness of the area. A meal at the Admiral Rodney was of outstanding quality and I really enoyed the atmosphere there. 
 
From: South Africa
Email: lynettes@bhfglobal.com
 
 
Dorothy Collard. 29/10/12,
 
I have just discovered that my grandfather, Henry Arthur William Moore, was born in Culverton in 1881 and that his father, Henry Moore was a farmer at The Lodge in Oxton Road. I am still researching how and when my grandfather went to South Africa, but I am descended from the South African branch.  I've almost reverted to source, since I've lived in the UK since 1972 and married an Englishman.  Can anyone add any info about the Moore families in Calverton?  Or about the field known as The Moores, north-east of the village, between the present Carrington Lane and the Doverbeck?
 
From: Hampshire
Email: decollard@btinternet.com
 
 
Gloria Tomlinson. (was Tyson), 17/10/12,
 
Could not resist another look at this great site.
 
From: Bridlington
Email: loglo@btinternet.com
 
 
Tim Oxton, 16/10/12,
 
Last Saturday my grandson and I were at a conference on labour history, held at Witham, Essex.  In a raffle, we had the good fortune to win a plate commemorating Calverton Colliery.  It reproduces the banner of your local N.U.M. branch, which, according to the inscription on the back, now hangs in your parish church of St Wilfrid.  It is numbered 85 in a limited edition of 250.  Although we have no connections with Calverton, which we have never visited, this plate is going to be a treasured possession for us.  Best wishes to everyone at Calverton.
 
From: Colchester
Email: tim.oxton@btinternet.com
 
 
Brian Burbidge, 14/10/12,
 
Moved to Calverton in 1952 with my parents Kathleen and Harold, my father had worked at the pit before then and was employee number 50. I worked at the pit as an apprentice from 1959 till 1966  then I went to work for Dobsons who made pit props. 16 years at Dobsons then to Nottingham Brick.for 10 years till 1992 and since then have run my own business and still working at 68
 
From: Calverton
Email: Brian-burbidge@btconnect.com
 
 
Ernest Sturman, 11/10/12,
 
I lived in the village since 1954, my Wife Rita and I lived at 124 Collyer Road. A brand new downstairs flat then,  Basford Rural district Council were the owners then, rent 16shillings and 4 pence a week, memories ,
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneste.sturman@live.co.uk
 
 
Dave, 07/10/12,
 
Just a long shot that maybe someone remembers the Land Girls Hostel in Calverton village during the summer of 1944,I am trying to trace any Group photographs of the Land Girls billeted there containing any photos of my late wife Betty Barker or has any recollection of her ? Dave
 
From: Devon
Email: daveindevon@talktalk.net
 
 
Christopher Turnbull, 06/10/12,
 
My wife's farther was killed working on the face in 1971 0n her 8th birthday and I wish to find as much information about as possible
 
From: Washington, Tyne & Wear
Email: chris.katybobby.plus.com
 
 
Linda, 05/10/12,
 
Grew up in Calvo, had very happy childhood there, playing in oxton woods in the summer hols, building dams in the stream to make a swimming pool, you always felt safe as everyone knew who you were and kept an eye out for you!  Does anyone remember my Dad - George Walton?  He worked at the pit for many years and was very good fun, cant remember his job title, might have been a chargehand -  sadly he is no longer with us but would like to hear from anyone who worked with him or knew him. 
 
 
From: Plymouth
Email: lindaaidanwalton@hotmail.com
 
 
Margaret Hodson nee Alvey, 28/08/12,
 
I would like to thank Avice Coulby my 2nd cousin for contacting me from netherlands, re my family history.    
I would also like to get in touch with Hazel and Pat Binch, who are also related to me, they lived at the farm on Little Lane, father was called Eric, he was related to me through my grandmother, Ada Wright nee Binch and her sister Agness Binch.
 
From: Clifton formely Calverton
Email: hodsonm@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Bob Drake, 26/08/12,
 
I used to cycle, in the 1950s  from Oakdale Rd., Carlton to Calverton, in the early morning, in summer; beautiful area. Is the Swimming Pool still there ?  We met Malcolm and Janet Nabarro in France, around St Jean de Losne, on a barge.
 
From: Carlton, Notts via Canada to Saint Jean de Losne, France
Email: bobandrosemarie@skynet.be
 
Webmaster: Swimming pool (lido) is now a Chinese restaurant!
 
 
Jason Coutts, 23/07/12,
 
I love your site and the documentary is amazing. It made me feel very sad though and I think what the government did to the mining industry and the damage they caused to the men working in it is totally unforgivable. A fantastic site. I hope it helps all the former miners to stay in touch and enjoy their happy and proud memories.
 
From: Stapleford, Notts (Kent originally)
Email: jasco400@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Jennifer Wright, 21/07/12,
 
My dad moved us all to Calverton in 1954 to work in the mine his name was Fredrick Russell Wright. I lived at 88 Lee Road and later at 15 my mum was Honor and dad was Fred I had a brother called Russell and sis Carole spent my childhood in all schools my best friend was called Rita Mills also Pamela Vernon and Peggy Morley my sister worked at the local hairdressers then owned by Jenny Hallam spent my childhood in Bluebell Wood and Calvo park.
 
From: Calverton
Email: jenny.church1954@gmail.com
 
 
Sarah Arnold-Lees nee Marriott, 18/07/12,
 
Antony Wyatt.. you still around then.. Just wishing you a happy birthday for saturday.. i mite be getting old but i never forget yours.. only because its the day after mine!! Have got lots to tellyou about.. Get in touch with me if you want.. 07565588102.
 
From: Devon now
Email: sarah@geeteesigns,com
 
 
Julie Renshaw, 13/06/12,
 
Hi, I was in the band in the last photo.  Good to see the site.
 
From: Devon now
Email: jurenshaw@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Neil Richardson, 12/06/12,
 
I worked at Calverton pit for 16 years. Made some lifelong freinds and have wonderful memories....
 
From: Hucknall
Email: neilricho@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Kenneth Maher, 03/06/12,
 
My Dad Ken (Patsy) Maher and his brother Rory Maher both worked in Calverton in the late 50's and 60's. Both now past away.
 
From: Wales
 
 
Mary Binch, 02/06/12,
 
I was married to Derrick Binch who was born in Woodborough and was related to the Binch's of Calverton, it would be interesting to hear from other members of this family.
 
From: Woodborough
Email: Marybinch@talktalk.net
 
 
Lisa Cox & Martin Lewis, 21/05/12,
 
This a very good site, have u got any information on names and jobs worked on Thank you take care :)
 
From: Swadlincote/Calvo
Email: lisacox82@live.com
 
 
Tanya, 18/05/12,
 
Hi I don't know if anybody can give me more info....I am trying to trace Ian Jolly,  he had a brother called Keith, and a sister called Kay. Was there a plant hire company called Albany plant hire in Calverton? I think his dad owned it? Ian was friends with Don and Mick...can anybody help....
Thank you for looking....
 
From: France
Email: shamarpainting@aol.com
 
 
Colin Pye, 04/05/12,
 
Anybody remember me, please get in touch. thank you.
 
From: Larkhall
Email: colinpye61@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Ben Moss, 30/04/12,
 
Really enjoyed looking at the pictures. Most of my family worked down the pit and was nice to notice my Grandad Deg Moss on one of them too.
 
From: Calverton
Email: spdmanjr@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
George Mills, 28/04/12,
 
The reunion at the top club on Friday 27th April was brill,i had not been back to the pit site since i left 20 years ago, i met lots of men who had worked under me when i was Training Officer there 1982-1992 the happiest days of my mining career, i would to thank Mick Lloyd for organising everything, well done.
 
From: Crich, Derbyshire
Email: gmills665@btinternet.com
 
 
Dave Layton, 23/04/12,
 
Do you have any photos of William Lee circa 1977-79. I attended this school prior to going to Col. Frank Seely.  I remember Mr Jackson the Head at the time and 2 of the other teachers, a Mr Brodie and a Miss Titherley (?).  After a month or so my family hten moved to Blidworth and subsequently went to Joseph Whitaker.  My surname at that time was Clegg. Hope you can help.
 
From: Originally Calverton
Email: dave.layton@nottscc.gov.uk
 
Webmaster: Keep looking in on us you never know
 
 
Kim Estrvm, 19/04/12,
 
Enjoyable reading.
 
From: Ireland/Sweden
Email: kimastrom@yahoo.se
 
 
Yvonne Smith (Love), 09/04/12,
 
Just happen to be thinking of Calverton and my deceased family and came across photo of Football Team, which, of course my father Jack Love played a great part in organising, what a handsome dad, I still miss him!
Even after all these years.  Kind regards, Yvonne Smith
 
From: Newark, Nottinghamshire
Email: ysmith1@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Jeanmarie, 08/04/12,
 
For my Dad's 89th Birthday, we will be visiting places of our ancestors. Samual Baguley (chr 26 Oct. 1761 in Calverton) and Elizabeth Baguley (chr 18 May, 1755 in Calverton) were married in Calverton on 26th Oct. 1784. Anyone know about these families (yes, they had the same last name and were probably cousins)? I would be interested in the love story and any information (hopeless romantic, I guess!)  Thank you, Jeanmarie Bagley
 
From: USA
Email: brownbag1@hotmail.com
 
 
Wayne Braddow, 24/03/12,
 
Good times with good frends.
 
From: Calverton
Email: jagman66@live.co.uk
 
 
Michael Lloyd, 17/03/12,
 
Following a re-union held in 2011 at Calverton Workingmens Club, we have decided to arrange another. It will be held at Calverton Miners welfare (Top Club) on Friday 27th April at 7pm for 7.30pm. All former Calverton Colliery employees are invited to join us for a curry night, or fish & chips if you prefer. A night to meet former friends & workmates again. I need to know numbers for catering, as they are limited!.  Contact Mick Lloyd email or tel 0115 8477598
 
From: Calverton
Email: m.lloyd97@ntlworld.com
 
 
Judith Rankin, 26/02/12,
 
Loved looking through all the photos. Shame there are not more of St Wilfrids school from 1960 to 1965
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Margaret Hodson nee Alvey, 17/02/12,
 
Trying to do my family tree, mother Florence ada Alvey nee Wright, father John Francise Alvey. Lived 5 top buildings/West End, moved to 26 Ramsdale Ave 1953, brother John still lives there.  Brother Michael Alvey lives on Collyer Road.  My family relatives are Coulbys, Binches and Richard and Sally Wright late of Manor Road. If anyone has any information that may help, please contact me. margaret hodson formely ALVEY
 
From: Clifton born Calverton 1943
Email: hodsonm@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Tom Bown, 28/01/12,
 
I was employed at calverton in 1960 as a loco driver undergrond I lived at 48 Broom Road.
 
From: Cairns Australia
Email: tombon@bigpond.com
 
 
John McGrory, 02/01/12,
 
Happy New year to all in Calvo, I hope 2012 is a great year for you all.  Cheers Mac
 
From: Calverton
Email: john@natiionalglass.co,.nz
 
 
Kim Dexter, 29/12/11,
 
Many of my relatives came from Calverton - I am related to the Harrison and Binch families.
 
From: London
Email: kimdxtr@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
George Mills, 25/12/11,
 
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to everyone who worked at Calverton Colliery when i was instructor at Moorgreen Training Centre 1972 to 1979, Training Officer Moorgreen Colliery 1979 to 1982, Training Officer Calverton Colliery 1982 to 1992.
 
From: Derbyshire
Email: gmills665@btintrnet.com
 
 
Anne Rutt, 14/12/11,
 
Loving the new look website and new articles! Keep up the good work!
 
From: Calverton
Email: anne.rutt@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Yvonne Plumb, 27/11/11,
 
Just moved into the village. Interested in finding out whats going on.
 
From: Calverton
Email: yvonne.plumb@sky.com
 
 
Avis Cooper, 24/11/11,
 
My familly originated in Calverton....Reuben Cooper born 1826 died 1909 there were several coopers living in Calverton I wondered if any relatives were still living there The family go back to the 1600s Any information would be appreciated Avis.
 
From: Worksop
Email: lesliepond@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Ernest Sturman, 15/11/11,
 
Having a browse through, again,
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneste.sturman@live.co.uk
 
 
Mrs. R. D. Savage, 03/11/11,
 
Just dropped in to research the history of Calverton Colliery: thanks for a beautifully compiled document.
 
From: Pre-Construct Archaeological Services
Email: rachel@pre-construct.co.uk
 
 
Colleen Edwards (O'Keefe), 02/11/11,
 
I haven't been back to Calverton since the early 80's. interesting site, Shame about the lido, having spent many a sunny afternoon there swimming in the freezing cold spring water. Can anyone remember newts swimming in the pool with the bathers. I can. Also can anyone remember going on the back of a pit lorry  with a load of other kids at Whitsuntide in Sunday best and going round the village. Some memories never go. Must have been in the 60s as I was only about 7 or 8 at the time.
 
From: Milton Keynes, Bucks
Email: darbomum@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Carlton Humes, 27/10/11,
 
R.I.P Trev, my cousin who was killed on the 28th october 1982 in Calverton Colliery.
 
From: Crook, County Durham
Email: carlton.humes@live.co.uk
 
 
Elaine Williams (nee Waplington), 23/10/11,
 
Love this website, its a trip down memory lane for me. I left in 1976 to attend Liverpool University. I have a large family still living in Calverton, my parents still live in Arnold and my mother can trace her Calverton family tree back to medieval times. I recommend this website to old schoolfriends that i still see and am in contact with. Keep up the good work!!
 
From: Calverton, Notts
Email: elainewilliams2@sky.com
 
 
Bill Newton Dunn MEP, 19/10/11,
 
This is a nice website.  Just to say that if any resident of Calverton needs my help, please get in touch with me by email at bill.newtondunn@europarl.europa.eu by post at  10 Church Lane, Navenby, Lincoln LN5 0EG
 
From: MEP for the East Midlands
Email: bill.newtondunn@europarl.europa.eu
 
 
Chris Sanders, 07/10/11,
 
I don't believe it i bought a random dvd and when I started to watch it I was gobsmacked to see it was in the village I was born in and grew up the film was really good as well thumbs up from me:::::::
 
From: Calverton
Email: candy.chris@hotmail.co.uk
 
Webmaster: 'A Room for Romeo Brass' for a guess
 
 
Robert H Nurcombe, 05/10/11,
 
Born in Calverton - January 1940 - Lived in Calverton for 36 years.
 
From: West Bridgford
Email: robert.nurcombe@ntlworld.com
 
 
Joy Severn was Joy Havill, 04/10/11,
 
I was very moved to see the photograph of my Dad Les Havill on this site and would love a copy of this photograph if possible. If you could send it as an attachment to my e-mail I can download it onto my computer and have copies made for myself and my three remaining brothers. Thank you in antcipation.
 
From: Calverton
Email: joysevern@hotmail.co.uk
 
Webmaster: Picture emailed to you.
 
 
Mavis E. Aguinaga, 30/09/11,
 
I was looking at a photograph of cricketers going onto the field in 1960, saw my cousins Rex and Brian Little, recently attended the funeral of Rex's wife Freda in Calverton, I am in touch with their daughter Anne Rutt.
 
From: Florida, United States
Email: mejs200@yahoo.ca
 
 
Julie Pettit, 29/09/11,
 
What a blast from the past, me and my family often talk about me being in Jazz Band, but it was a great chapter in my life, seeing the main pic and looking at the names i must of been there somewhere but I just cant seem to see my ugly mug so will have to ask mum and dad to have a gander,  Its great that some people still keep these pics well done for the site
 
From: Was Calverton
Email: julieroden98@aol.co.uk
 
 
Jan Gebicki, 27/09/11,
 
I am so pleased to have found this site, purely by accident. I have known of and have been taking pilgrimages to the memorial site since I was a small boy. This was after my Grandmother, (wife of the Captain, Flying Officer Jan Gebicki), found an article in Dzienik Polski, a Polish publication here in the UK.  From that time onwards we used to go up as a family, and now a grown man, I go up by myself to visit the site.
 
Just a point of interest, the site was forgotten and hidden for many years as the plantation grew around it. It was thanks to a local lady, called Betty Lees, who discovered the memorial, and fought off the local quarry from destroying the site, to use for commercial purposes, by letting the press know of it's existence and it's historical value, and also to try and contact any remaining family. But for her efforts we may have never known of this site, for which my family are eternally grateful. A footnote to this, is that we buried the ashes of my Grandmother and his son, (my father, Andrew) by the site. Many thanks, from the family Gebicki, to the contributors of this site and to the British Legion who tend to the site.
 
And one last thing, I was named after my Grandfather, for which I am very proud.
 
From: Dursley in Gloucestershire
Email: wissey2@aol.com
 
 
Jim Weir, 18/09/11,
 
I worked at Calverton colliery from 1978 to 1987 and loved every minute of it.I became a deputy and for a while was in the SJAB which I enjoyed especially the competitions against other teams doing first aid. I left the pit to enable me to move my young family to Wales where we had been for holidays and have enjoyed it here being close to the lovely beaches.My children often talk of the great trips to Alton Towers which were organised from Calverton for miners children and we had around 10 coaches each year.I spent many years underground but have been much happier here working in the open air,but miss the camaradery of the miners.
 
From: Now living in Wales
Email: jimandjo.rhydlewis@btinternet.com
 
 
Philip Toseland, 16/09/11,
 
I worked as an underground fitter at Calverton between 1972 and 1987. It was the best job I've ever had and was sorry when the mine closed.
 
From: Nottingham
Email: philiptoseland@yahoo.com
 
 
Jim Bingham, 12/09/11,
 
Used to know Betty Wragg who lived at 28 Ramsdale Avenue in the early 70's. Believe her married name may be Henderson and now lives in Portsmouth. Tried to contact her by email at the address listed previously in this guestbook. Would be nice to hear from her again. If you read this, Betty, get in touch. If anybody knows her please pass this message on. Cheers
 
From: Queenzieburn, Kilsyth, Scotland
Email: jabingham@talktalk.net
 
 
Lola, 04/09/11,
 
Well, I wanted to do my homework on this website and couldn't find what i was looking for...:/
 
From: Nottingham
Email: lolareeks@live.co.uk
 
 
Stephen Rice, 02/09/11,
 
Please send me more free books and cds
 
From: Gonalson (Mother from Calverton)
Email: steve@riceres.co.nz
 
 
Rev, Amer  Yousaf, 09/08/11,
 
Please send me more free books and cds
 
From: Pakistan
Email: pastorameryousaf@hotmail.com
 
 
Mick Lloyd, 09/08/11,
 
From: Calverton
Email: m.lloyd97@ntlworld.com
 
 
Gaynor Brittle, 03/08/11,
 
Have really enjoyed looking up the history of Calverton, remembering old haunts and familiar faces. Many thanks.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Tina Kenyon nee Blezzard, 27/07/11,
 
What a brilliant site I have thoroughly enjoyed what I have seen it really did bring back very fond memories.  Calverton has changed a great deal since I was there.  The poem with the lido in really made me laugh. Thankyou for a most enjoyable hour I will visit it again.
 
From: Huddersfield. West Yorkshire
Email: tinakenyon1@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Molly Savage, 11/06/11,
 
Hi well I would just like to say I love this place my dad lives here and I love it when I come to stay with him. My dad is Steven Savage I think its very peaceful and just beautiful really thanx for everything x
 
From: Broxtowe, Notts
Email: mes99@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Steve, 04/06/11,
 
What a fantastic website! Well laid out, detailed, interesting and fun. Well done.
 
From: Leeds
 
 
Tanya Swain, 21/05/11,
 
Hi all what a great site you have.I wonded if anybody knows an Ian Jolly? not sure on the spelling.Was there a plant hire firm around 1955 ish? I know his dad and him was bikers in the village and went into the cherry tree pub.any more info would be great please.
 
From: France
Email: shamarpainting@aol.com
 
 
Ernest Sturman, 12/05/11,
 
Still a good site. I like visiting it now and again, memories, got loads of em. Looking forward to the village get together, wanting a good attendance, the R B Legion will have two stalls on site, visit us please, E E Sturman chairman.
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneste.sturman@live.co.uk
 
 
Marie Yates, 04/04/11,
 
I am looking for a gentleman who lives in Calverton. Only know his name is Richard (don't remember his last name) he is separated/divorced and is a trainer for the police.  I know he has a daughter and a dog (Jack Russell I think) If you know him please could you ask him to email me.
 
From: Birmingham
Email: marieyates22@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
James Read, 02/04/11,
 
I was a hosier for many years and I think that William Lee must have been a genius to think of inventing the flat frame knitting machine.
 
From: Christchurch, Dorset
Email: jimi.read@btinternet.com
 
 
Tony Warwick, 29/03/11,
 
I have contacted the library about the following (no reply as yet), but I was wondering if anyone could take a photo for me of the Warwick Cottage on (24?) Bonner Lane and email it to me.I believe it still has the name written on it, but I'm not sure. If anyone has any history about this cottage I would appreciate it (I'm guessing it housed some members of my realtives, the Warwick family, but I wonder who?)
 
From: Perth, Western Australia
Email: t.warwick@bigpond.com
 
 
Michael Thorpe, 19/03/11,
 
Great site spent some happy time in Calverton when I lived there.
 
From: Eastl Linton Scotland
Email: mickthorpe@live.com
 
 
George Thomas, 10/03/11,
 
Dear Father. I wish more information on mass times particularly on tuesdays. and perhaps up to date news on Father Frank. (ps I worked in the Good Shepherd Offuce for twenty Years. So We Know each other well. I am known by the Ladies who work for the church as George.
 
From: Good Shepherd Church
Email: gthomas321@btinternet.com
 
 
Gloria Tomlinson nee Tyson, 1/03/11,
 
Lived in Calverton from 1957 to 1963. went to Col. Frank Seely school. Have wonderful memories of Calverton from the age of 11 to 17. dad  Jim Tyson worked at the pit. We moved into a brand new house, on Broom Road, never forgotten my teen yrs. worked in Hartlys chemist in the village for a time before the new shops were built. lovely to hear other peoples stories and comments on this great site.. If anyone remembers me would love to hear from them.
 
From: Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Email: loglo@talktalk.netli
 
 
Luke Payne, 13/02/11,
 
My auntie used to have a caravan spent most off my holidays there when I broke up from school use to love it just wondering if u can still fish there without having a caravan
 
From: Clifton, Nottingham
Email: lukepayne23@gmail.com
 
 
Margaret Hodson formally ALVEY, 22/01/11,
 
I am trying to do my family tree. if anyone in Calverton can help I would appreciate it. My mother was Florence Ada Alvey formally WRIGHT. She lived at 5 top buildings,her mother was ADA Wright her father was Stuit Wright she had a brother Harold Stuit Wright. Our family moved to Ramsdale Avenue in 1953, we are Shirley, Margaret, Pauline, John and Michael Alvey. Our father was John Francis Alvey. We are related to many families in calverton, Coulbys, Richard and Sally Wright formally of Manor Road. Their sons John and Frank went to Australia with their families, but our cousin Richard lives at 49 Collyer Road our brother john lives on ramsdale still and brother Michael on Collyer road. So if anyone can help please contact me.
 
From: Clifton
Email: mohodson@aol.com
 
 
Howard Moss, 16/01/11,
 
Just saw Sherbrookes comments from cousin Helen.. great team look forward to hear from anyone out there who remembers Hadge Moss.
 
From: Tithe Lane Calverton now in Newmarket area
Email: howard moss@hot mail.co.ukrej
 
 
Mike Wood, 14/01/11,
 
I have been looking at my family tree,and find that my great great grandad came from Calverton according to the 1841 census.I think that the Thomas Wood fined for tippling by the vicar was him.
 
From: Bournemouth
Email: mikewoodconcorde@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Diane Blach (Love), 06/01/11,
 
Looking at the photo of Calverton Estates F.C....Thanks by the way, brought back the memories!!! It was Ray Bonser on the front row. Regards Diane Love (as was!!!)
 
From: Calverton now at Ravenshead
Email: dianblach666@btinternet.com
 
 
George Mills, 20/12/10,
 
Hi to everyone who worked at Calverton Colliery wwhen I was Training Officer 1982-92 many happy memories.I wish you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. George Mills
 
From: Crich, Derbyshire
Email: george.mills9@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
Pam Hadley, 08/12/10,
 
My husband's ancestor , William F Newman was headmaster of Labray's school 1874 - 1910.
Other family surnames are Hayes and Poole.
 
If anyone has any connection with these families I would love to here from you.
 
From: West Sussex
Email: pamhadley@aol.com
 
 
Shaun Evans, 03/12/10,
 
Hello again, just to say thankyou very much for posting my request a short while ago. it was a long shot trying to trace a friend from Calverton from around 35yrs ago and would you believe it, she (Tina) contacted me a few days ago. what a fantastic surprise!! iIt really go,s without saying, what a really good website this is. thank you so much again for all your help. keep up the good work. God bless all and have a brilliant christmas. very best wishes. shaun
 
From: Goole, now Scotland
Email: shaun.evans14@yahoomail.co.uk
 
 
Michael Wright, 28/11/10,
 
This is a stunning village I used to live here years ago with my brother and sister we had so much fun and our dad used to work in the colliery I wish I was living back there miss those days and this site is superb keep up the good work Calverton
 
From: North Yorkshire
Email: ??
 
 
Shaun, 26/11/10,
 
hi my name is shaun. i last visited calverton around 1973/4 and i must admit it really is a lovely village. my main reason for posting this is, i used to go out with a girl from calverton (my first true love) and though ive lost contact with her i always wonder how she is etc. i wonder if anyone could possibly help me trace her?? her name then was TINA WRIGHT. from what little i remember, she had two brothers, one of whom lost a leg in a accident. her father worked at calverton collery. one of her friends was called ILENE or IRENE. i realise its a long shot but i would be extremely grateful if anyone could help me trace her. if anyone do,s have any info could you possibly contact me on my email which is,  shaun.evans14@yahoo.co.uk   thankyou so very much. god bless you all
 
From: Goole
Email: shaun.evans14@yahoo.co.uk
 
Webmaster: Please direct all answers to the email provided - this website does not get involved with personal relationships.
 
 
Noel Beech, 19/11/10,
 
Would love to get in contact with Philip Williams if anyone knows is where about's he may have moved after the pit closed. We went to cfs in 1957 and left 1958  
 
From: York
Email: bcdno10@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Malc Orgill, 19/11/10,
 
Just found this web site and what wonderful memories came flooding back. I was a member of the Calverton Colliery Band fom around 1970 - 1977. I would like to thank everybody associated with the band for a fantastic part  of my life, especially the Atherleys and Richardsons. Great times and great mates! I would love to hear from anybody from that era, my mobile number is 07905 166433. Once again thank you.  Malc Orgill
 
From: Hucknall
Email: malc.orgill@castlecollege.ac.uk
 
 
Tom Dorn, 15/11/10,
 
Lovely website.
 
From: Calverton, New York
Email: sunsetdo@yahoo.com
 
 
Metin Caglar, 7/11/10,
 
Hello, my nane is Metin Caglar. I am living in Turkey. I went to Nottingham-Trent University for Phd from 1994 to 1996. When I was there I used to visit Calverton Fish Warm for my study. So, I met Alan Hanshaw, he helped me so much. I have wanted get in contact with Alan for years. But I couldn't reach him. If possible could you plese send his contact informations to me? THANK YOU SO MUCH SINCERELY...
 
From: Turkey
Email: mcaglar@firat.edu.tr
 
 
Ken Mace, 6/11/10,
 
Good to see some of the old school photos (1957-1967ish). I think there have been others published in the parish mag which would be nice on here. Such a busy place, its surprising how much went (and continues) on. Keep up the good work.
 
From: Calverton of course
Email: kenmace114@gmail.com
 
 
Barbara Peat (nee Reavill), 21/10/10,
 
I am now what you would call an elderly lady living in Cambs. I and my ancestors lived in Calverton for many years, Generations of us! The Shephards, Holmes (Inn Keeper of The Admiral Rodney )also related to many present day residents of Calverton and all I can say is PLEASE stop and think of what you are doing to Dark Lane all for the sake of money which you cannot take with to the next life.
 
From: Formally resided at 122,Main St.Calverton
Email: Barbara@peat2.orangehome.co.uk
 
 
Richard Pulk, 02/10/10,
 
I love walking my local countryside, especially above Epperstone, and have just "discovered" the Calverton Colliery site nature reclamation, with its staggering 500,000 trees planted, and glorious views. Whilst its closure was tragic (and I wouldn't wish to put in print my thoughts re Thatcher and her cronies) at least there's a wonderful consolation, with skylarks for example, threatened in much of the country, in abundance.
 
Thanks for a smashing web site, discovered by chance this morning, including the ten minute documentary about the pit closure. If you've not done the easy circular walk atop the old replanted spoil heaps, get up there! - best access off the "no through road" at the crossroads below Patchings Farm - park in a lay-by and walk up the old (gated, to vehicles) roadway and up the track (the steeper, left one is best) onto the top, through the gates, ignoring the old warning signs. A cracking couple of hours!
 
From: Born Netherfield, now Arnold
Email: richard.pulk@ntlworld.com
 
 
Jeff Winter, 26/09/10,
 
I'm working on my wife's family tree and would be grateful for any info anyone can give. I believe there were lots of families called BLACKNALL in Calverton from way way back...1700's and on.One of the members of the family was Richard Blacknall born in Calverton around 1823 who was married to a Jane Hallum in Calverton 27 December 1813. This is the family line. I have visited the Calverton Museum and people of the village should be very proud of it! Thankyou for any help you can offer.
 
From: South Yorkshire
Email: Jeffwin2@aol.com
 
 
Dave Redden, 22/09/10,
 
Hi Calvo-ite's. I lived in Calverton from 1961 till 1991, many great memories, from the mates I made at Seely school. Class of 66? Anyone still around?
 
I'm in Australia now for many years, and loving it, but would love to hear from old connections.
 
From: Melbourne , Australia
Email: dave@reftrolconsult.com.au
 
 
Mick Westwick, 20/09/10,
 
Just noticed that Keith Meakin was given MBE, Last year, I was at school with keith and wanted to congratulate him would you pass this message on
 
From: Hyson Green, Nottingham
Email: jackieandmick1@sky.com
 
 
Graeme Ellis {son of Bill Ellis}, 12/09/10,
 
Calverton h.s is a good pigeon club with some good flyers in Nottingham north road federation.
We have members that fly pigeons at a very high standard and take a lot of beating. Members like George Bell/Mick Wilson/Steve Childs Dale Brown/Elliott brothers/my self/Allan Roberts
 
From: Calverton
Email: graemeellis@live.co.uk
 
 
Kit Birse, 12/09/10,
 
I have been trying to find out about a machine lace picture I have of the Rev. William Lee his wife and child dated 1589.  This may have been made for an exhibition but I can't find anything relating to the original picture.  It does have a fancy 'P' in the bottom left hand corner which could be a company logo.
 
From: Keighley, West Yorkshire
Email: by@jacknkit.co.uk
 
 
Paul Sandford, 05/09/10,
 
It was great to find on your website one of the pictures from the Charles Coggan & Co book I scanned some years ago for the Nottingham archives. Charles was my gt grandfather. I believe the book of photos was published to mark the 50th anniversary of the firm. Am I correct?
 
From: Purley
Email: apvsandford@aol.com
 
Webmaster: I've no idea where the photo came from Paul. This website has been sent a huge amount of pictures from all kinds of sources.
 
 
Joshua Forrest, 20/08/10,
 
I'm looking for Mark Forrest because I havent seen him in a long time does any one know anything about him?
 
From: Nottingham
Email: joshuamanu@msn.com
 
 
Barry Holland, 8/08/10,
 
Hi. I lived in Calverton from circa 1956 to 1968. So many happy memories. Living in the country but a good bus service so I could go to the "fliks" in Nottingham whenever I wanted. I remember Malcolm Nabarro, we were in the Calverton Choral Society together. Does anyone know anything of Barry Mace, a great friend of mine at Col. Frank Seely. He went to live in Australia about 1964. I wonder what happened to him? Oh, to be that young again! Great site.
 
From: Nottingham
Email: bazza_342@fsmail.net
 
 
Tony Warwick, 7/08/10,
 
I wrote on 26.3.09 but now changed email. If anyone has any family history concerning families connected with mine I'd like to hear from you. Family surnames of Baguley, Wibberley, Cooper, Jallands, Rowarth (see my comments from 26.2.09). The dates from 1750 -1911.
 
From: Perth, Western Australia
Email: t.warwick@bigpond.com
 
 
Margaret Kelly, 1/08/10,
 
My grandfather Thomas T.Barker was born in Calverton in 1876 the second eldest of six children.   His parents were framework knitters and when he was eight years old his mother died and he began work as a human scarecrow chasing crows out of a wheatfield from sunup until sundown for sixpence a day.   Calverton Colliery is situated in that wheatfield. I would like to know when the colliery was started please.
 
From: Western Australia
Email: tm.kelly205@westnet.com.au
 
Webmaster: This PAGE tells you everything
 
 
Mick Thorpe, 18/07/10,
 
Just having a nose about lived in Calverton years ago!
 
From: Scotland
Email: mickthorpe@live.com
 
 
Terry Hall, 18/07/10,
 
Born in Oxton,worked on pit top in loco shop 1965 to 72 then moved to South Aust then to Qld in 2008. Lived on Labray Rd during that time.
 
From: West Bureigh Queensland Australia
Email: jolo37@optusnet.com.au
 
 
MScott, 15/07/10,
 
Hi just to say that Calverton is a great place to live.
 
From: Calverton
Email: peanut1941@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Maureen Hawkins (Jenkinson), 30/06/10,
 
FAO Shirley Oldham: A lot of water has gone under the Bridge remember Shirley when we were at the Jazz Band at Thorn we had our fortune told she said I was going to live over water but ended up very happy in Aus, Married to David Hawkins  it will be 3yrs on the 4th July and 3yrs on oct  since i left Yorkshire, would love to here from you Maureen xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
From: Toowoomba Australia qld
Email: kezmaureen:@optusnet.com.au
 
 
Ernest Sturman, 22/06/10,
 
I like living in Calvo. have done since 1954, was a member of the old welfare. and a founder member of the Calvo Working mens club, I believe that Calverton is an ideal place to live, out in the country and not to far from the city , with a very good bus service
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneststurman@live.co.uk
 
 
George Mills, 08/06/10,
 
Thanks for the information regarding the name of the colliery manager in 1954. Brilliant website I look at it daily and never forget the very happy times I had at the colliery as Training Officer, although I had to travel 24 miles each way daily from Belper, Derbyshire starting at 6am, I felt very privileged to be part of the management team. I worked in 3 different counties Durham, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, but Caverton Colliery was the best pit I ever worked.
 
From: Crich, Derbyshire
Email: george.mills9@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
George Mills, 03/06/10
 
When I was Training Officer at Calverton Colliery from 1982-92 i worked under 5 Colliery Managers Philip Linsey,Steve Wright, Dennis Hudson, Mick Orchiston and ? Hallam, can anyone tell me who was Colliery Manager when Princess Margaret was taken on a underground visit at the colliery on the 7th April 1954.
 
From: Crich, Derbyshire
Email: george.mills9@tiscali.co.uk
 
Webmaster: I think it may well have been WT Elliott - Confirmed by the old codger as definitely Bill Elliott
 
 
Megan Ford, 30/05/10
 
OMG.! Look how many cadets there were at one point!
 
From: Calverton
Email: megan_ford12@hotmail.com
 
 
Jennifer Roberts nee Lycett, 14/05/10,
 
I moved into Calverton in 1953 when I was 5 and my sister Ellen was 3. Our brother Paul was 6 weeks old. Park Road had only 6 houses built when we moved in. The Smiths lived at 2. Holes at 4. Holmes at 6. Toders at 8. Mitchells at 10.  We were 12.Burtons l4. Morleys 16. Walters at 18 and the Taylors at 20. All the children were of similar ages and we all went to school together and "played out". The summer holidays were carefree and we roamed the fields and woods without fear.  Calverton was a back water, away from towns - the last bus from Nottingham was 10.00 pm.  My mother Elsie passed away in 1996 and my beloved father Frank in 2007. Dad joined Calverton Colliery in 1948, the year I was born. He retired when he was 59/60 and had been a collier for 45 years first entering the mines when he was 14.   Mother worked for quite a few years at the Meridian factory.  We had a happy family life and although money was tight we were one of the few families to go away on summer holiday camping trips with the car laden down to the springs. I started school at the old St.Wilfrids and progressed to Manor Park Infants.  William Lee came next and then we were some of the first few year to go to Colonel Frank Seeley. We watched it being built.  Margaret Toder, Stephanie Bramble and myself went on to Arnold and Carlton College of Further Education and have since lost touch. I am now a mother and grand mother. My husband and I are retired publicans and keen outdoor bowlers.
 
From: Formerly Calverton
Email: jenken6@googlemail.com
 
 
Emma Foy, 18/04/10,
 
Biggest memories of Calverton are of my grandad mr Bill Ellis and my nanna Catherine Ellis he loved pigeon racing and both of them was well known in the village both have passed away and visiting the village now just isn't the same with them not being here we all miss you so so much he sadly passed away last yr due to a fight with cancer r.i.p both of you ....your always in my thoughts everyday xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Bill is featured HERE Emma)
 
From: Bestwood Village/Hucknall
Email: emmafoy28@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Christopher Sanders, 14/04/10,
 
Hi all does any1 remember me??????? thanks
 
From: Calverton
Email: candy.chris@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Lynn Garley, 22/03/10,
 
From: Calverton
Email: lgarley@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
John E Graham, 22/03/10,
 
I am looking for an great uncle of mine families William Graham from Howick Scvotland born around 1860 had a farm with horse to sellat Calverton Culkcarin Australia He went there about 1900? He had a brother in Chicago IL. USA another in Hawick Scotland. Would like to find a trace of his family
 
From: Wyandotte Michigan, USA
Email: jeg1103@gmail.com
 
 
Ellen Bennett, 10/03/10,
 
Grest photos sherbrooke football team Simon Bennet, Paul Harrison, Dave Richards. Alan Dixon,
Dave Edwards. Ray Hope, Derek Hutson,. Brian Robinson, ?Berridge, Peter Kendall,
Mr Clifton headmaster, Mr Anderson games master hope this helps.
 
From: Calverton
Email: ellenbennett@live.co.uk
 
 
Carl Wilkinson, 01/03/10,
 
Great site I lived and worked at Calverton, from 1969 until 1982 and worked again at Calverton colliery from 1987 until 1993, both my brother and father worked at the colliery.
 
From: Arnold
Email: actimel2002@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
David, 28/02/10,
 
Born 6 Orchard Drive 1966 then 53 Spindle View left in 1977 for Canada great site going to be in Calverton on March 5th 2010 anyone want to meet at the rodney for a drink who remember me just look for the Canadian shirt or hat...!!! great site keep it up.............my grandma use to run the meatshop on Main Street back in the early 70's can any one remember Dolly Swain?
 
From: Leduc, Alberta, Canada
Email: madach@shaw.ca
 
 
Awel, 28/02/10,
 
Fond memories of calverton, my Dad Owen Griffiths worked at the pit as a blacksmith for many years, does anyone remember him ? I have lived in Australia for over 30years and still love to visit Calverton every few years and recall all the happy times.
 
From: Australia
Email: wawa6651@hotmail.com
 
 
Laura B, 25/02/10,
 
Hi, I'm researching my family tree and would appreciate any information on the Wrights of Calverton.
Saw an old post back in 2003, but was unable to contact. My grandfather was Frederick Wright.
 
From: Carlton
Email: lj_barker@btinternet.com
 
 
Victor Simons, 19/02/10,
 
Can anyone remember the sinking of No.2 shaft using the freezing process? I visited the site as a mining student. I would appreciate receiving information
 
From: London
Email: vic.simons@tesco.net
 
 
Keith Turton, 18/02/10,
 
I was born and brought up in Calverton and remember clearly the original colliery manshaft and what was built before the ar interrupted.  I remember clearly as a three year old pointing to the headstocks
and on being told that it was a pit -  retorted thats not a b....pit, a pits a hole in the ground!!! 
 
I lved most of my life in Australia but returned in 1997 intending to retire but the call of the coalfields soon interrupted that - I carried on a lifetime study of the old railway wagons that were used in hundreds of thousands to carry coal from the pits to the consumer, eventually writing nine books on the subject.
 
I still go through Calverton on occasions to look at my birthplace at 3 woods lane and my old home which was 23 mansfield lane, the church where I was christened and the cemetery where my grandparents are buried. Every time I pass the Admiral Rodney I can still see my grandfather propped up against  the wall opposite
 
Calverton to me as it is now is far from the Calverton I once called home, but there are still fond memories
 
From: Originally Calverton, later Australia and now Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
 
 
Simon Pickering, 18/02/10,
 
Re: Into the Black film: I remember it well, I was on this shift when this film footage was shoot.
 
From: Bilsthorpe
 
 
Old Collier, 12/02/10,
 
It's a bit late to try reopening the mines, as any old collier will tell you ,it was bad enough getting up and running again after the 2 week closedown, so to reopen a mothballed pit would be nigh on impossible, Heseltine is the one who should go to the wall, when he was selling all the pits, he failed to add that he was a major shareholder in the company who were buying them at knockdown prices, another one is Scargill, he went like a lamb to the slaughter taking all the miners with him when he took on Thatcher, Yorkshire born and Yorkshire bred strong in the arm and weak in the head, a true saying where he is concerned.
 
From: Mansfield Woodhouse
 
 
Colin Fenton, 09/02/10,
 
A very interesting website. I am from Nottinghamshire but left Englannd in 1993. Its a great shame what happened to all the mining communities.Certain memebers of the goverment should be put on trial for crimes against human rights! I am certainly one who will never forget. Is it true that the govt have plans for reopening the pits?
 
From: Frankfurt,Germany
 
 
Dave Redden, 05/02/10,
 
I grew up in Calverton, went to Seely School. I emograted to Australia in 1991, and now am running my own business, but still look back on Calv with fond memories.
 
From: Melbourne, Australia
Email: dave@reftrolconsult.com.au
 
 
Monte, 04/02/10,
 
GREAT WEBSITE..Bought back some great memories of growing up in Calverton, allthough I'm pleased i'm not there now as I have been told One Dave Musson now resides in the homelands, WOOOO he's a BIG BULLY....
 
From: Arnold
Email: info@chocolatelabs.co.uk
 
 
Ernest Sturman, 10/01/10,
 
I WAS A CALVERTON MINER FROM 1952, I WORKED AT BESTWOOD COLLIERY IN 1943 AND TRAVELLED UNDERGROUND FROM BESTWOOD TO CALVERTON thE COLLIERIES WERE OWNED BY BESTWOOD AMALGUMATED COLLIERIES(B A C.) WHO ALSO OWNED LINBY, HUCKNALL AND CINDERHILL COLLIERIES, I HAVE LIVED IN THE VILLAGE SINCE 5B, BUT AM NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A LOCAL YET. THE VILLAGE IS A GRAND PLACE TO LIVE IN, MY SON AND DAUGHTER WERE BOTH BORN HERE.
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneststurman@live.co.uk
 
 
Kelly, 09/01/10,
 
I have heard about some of those stories like the Main Street house one and Goeriges Hill.
They don't scare me though.
 
From: Wallesey
Email: kelly_kipples@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Susan Harchut (Wilson), 29/12/09,
 
WISHING YOU A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A MERRY NEW YEAR!
 
From: San Antonio, Texas
Email: Britishaggie@msn.com
 
 
Philip Lee, 28/12/09,
 
Trying to get a new copy of Stockings for a Queen by Milton and Anna Grass published 1967.
 
My sister is tracking us back to William and we believe the book may have a few missing names.
 
From: Cleethorpes
Email: phil.lee@torex.com
 
 
Diane Blach, 25/12/09,
 
Malcom....Is that my Auntie Madges Malcom? Long time no hear!!! Did you both take the cornets with you?? My youngest son was singing with the Bestwood Brass Band earlier this week... IT BROUGHT THE MEMORIES BACK!! Regards to you all Diane
 
From: Calverton
Email: dianblach666@btinternet.com
 
 
Lol who is it, 21/12/09,
 
Sean Pedelty, I have not seen you since you were knee high to a grasshopper, I used to stand you in a waste bin in St Wilfrids square while I was chatting to your mum, I wonder if you can remember that?
 
From: Down your way
 
 
Diane Love, 20/12/09,
 
Seeing a picture of my Jack my late father brought back many memories. I saw the picture of Calverton estates and the man on the front-row is Ray Bonser, many memories of my dad and his football teams. I was taken to most of the matches.
 
From: Calverton
Email: dianblach666@btinternet.com
 
 
Lisa Slater, 18/12/09,
 
Is anyone in contact with Steve Bradley he use to live down the bottom end!
 
From:  Calvo now Sydney
Email: e4lisa@gmail.com
 
 
Gianni Conti, 17/12/09,
 
Your business is very interesting. I am a textile engeneer and I am very fascinated by the inventions of William Lee.I would very plaesed to receive some digital photo of Mr. Lee. Thanks you very much.
 
From:  Florence, Italy
Email: gianniconti45@hotmail.com
 
 
Sean Pedelty, 17/12/09,
 
Hi to everyone i know.
 
From: Calverton  now Portsmouth
 
 
Shirley Lacey (was osborne), 16/12/09,
 
I remember Pepper Road when we all used to be out playing dobby in the street with everyone on a sunday, waiting for Elliots the ice-cream van to arrive lol, Mel cairney ,julie martin, anna martin, shaun long nigel davey, n all them, we always made scott daniels be on, and bev scott (god rest her soul ) miss u bev xxx
 
From:  Arnold
Email: mrscarp7@hotmail.com
 
 
Ray Goodall, 05/12/09,
 
I am wanting to contact Val Blenkinsopp as was, I do not know her married name, we were friends back in the 1960's and I know she went to the west bridgford area, I would love to know how she is.
 
Mansfield Lane used to start at the top end of the Nook, long before Collyer Road was extended, the old Bartons bus used to go through thN nook before going on to Oxto n,as you say the White lion is Main Street, but the part of Collyer Road in front of the Lion and St Wilfrids Square was originally the Lion yard which was gated at either end with big green gates, when the pub was altered the road was opened up as it is today
 
From:  Mansfield
Email: ratallgood@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Leslie Yates, 23/11/09,
 
I WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A POEM OF OLD CALVO ENTITLED "MEMORIES"
  
DO YOU REMEMBER DOXEY
OR PP'S IN THE SQUARE
WHAT ABOUT PETER AND EDWARD POTTAGE
THEY WERE QUITE A PAIR.
 
BARTON'S BUS STATION
ON MANSFIELD LANE
HEADMASTER DIXON
GIVING YOU THE CANE.
 
BINCHES,MORLEYS,HEWITT'S
THE CO-OP ON MAIN STREET
PERRY AND TAYLORS THE BOOKIES
THE COPPER ON HIS BEAT.
 
CAN YOU REMEMBER OUR PROPER WELFARE
THE BEST THERE'S EVER BEEN
ALSO THE EASTER PARADES
WITH THE COAL LORRY CARRYING THE COAL QUEEN.
 
THE ONLY CRIME WAS SCRUMPING
THEIR WAS BONFIRES ON EVERY GREEN
HUNDREDS WATCHING SCHOOL FOOTBALL
THE SWINGING SIXTIES WAS THE SCENE.
 
I COULD MENTION TAYLOR'S AND THE LEAF'S
THE POST OFFICE IN THE NOOK
DOC HALLIDAY'S THE BARBERS
GIVING YOU THAT SHORT,BACK,AND SIDES LOOK.
 
WE COULD WALK TO THE LIDO
NO TRAFFIC ON THE ROAD
BY GOD THAT SPRINGWATER
WAS SO BLOODY COLD.
 
THERE'S LOADS I HAVE'NT MENTIONED
AND THAT'S A PITY
BUT I AM SURE YOU WILL AGREE
IN THOSE DAYS WE HAD A COMMUNITY.
 
From:  Calverton
Email: jales75@live.co.uk
 
 
Bobby's Girl, 22/11/09,
 
Lisa, why don't you post your question in the forum?  You'll probably get a response from there.
 
From: Australia
Email: s_bedding@hotmail.com
 
 
Lisa Slater, 20/11/09,
 
Does anyone know what Terry Bowman is upto? Hope hes happy and well. And does anyone know Steve Bradleys email address he lived down the village.
 
From: Calverton Now Australia
Email: e4lisa@gmail.com
 
 
Peter Richards, 11/11/09,
 
My father George worked as a shotfirer at Calverton for a short period1953/54
 
From: Worksop
Email: reliant@gotadsl.co.uk
 
 
John Ward, 09/11/09,
 
I worked at the pit from 1955-56, straight from school, I am trying to find two friends of mine who left school at the same time and worked at the pit. there names are Dennis Musson and John Raven. any information would be helpful. Thanks.
 
From: Canada
Email: ejjd@shaw.ca
 
 
Val  Gotliebson, 03/11/09,
 
I have been to Calverton only twiCe for forty years on visit, i had my lodgings with mrs,and mr.gouland on Pepper Road and was engaged to Anne edwards for two yers .annes perents name was cyril and joan and her smal sister and brother mary and john.I laied the first brick on the corner of your selfservisestore south east corner and as I visited the building on flats lane twice in the forty years Ipointed out the bricks to my wife.She is by the way from Bulwell.it was our golden wedding last time we hollidayd in the U.K. I have lots of memoreys from caverton.ps.Iworked down the pit for about three yers, and then we went to denmark and have lived here ever afterIlove you all and bless you.val ginger lad on the triumph mc with clocks[footweqar] bye bye for now.
 
From: Denmark
Email: val.eileen@webspeed.dk
 
 
Doreen Steiner, 30/10/09,
 
My family grew up in Arnold but my brother John and wife Mary live in Calverton. I have visited from NZ twice and on both occasions had the good fortune to spend time in Calverton, I absolutly loved it and would live there in a heartbeat, convincing my entire family to do the same is proving to be a bit difficult,,,Hello to everyone that I met.
 
From: New Zealand
Email: dorrie47@hotmail.com
 
 
Rachel, 24/10/09,
 
I am trying to find out the name of a large house with a small green dome that has been demolished a few years ago. You could see it from the A60 & from Ramsdale Golf Club. I think it was accessed from Georges Lane, & I think it was used as a school for the handicapped in the 60s & 70s. Can anyone help
?
From: Sherwood
Email: rachel.coates2@ntlworld.com
 
Webmaster answer: I think it was called Ramsdale House - now it is called Calverton Hill.
 
 
Helen Huddlestone, 13/10/09,
 
I WAS JUST SITTING IN MY OFFICE TRYING TO BOOK THE CHRISTMAS WORK PARTY FOR MY STAFF AND THOUGHT I WOULD LOOK UP THE VILLAGE I GREW UP IN AND GOT ON TO THIS SITE,ITS ALL GOOD INIT! FOUND A FEW THINGS INTERESTING AND SOME PEOPLE I DNT MISS,THANKGOD I LEFT THE VILLAGE WHEN I DID.WOULD LOVE TO GET INTOUCH WITH OLD SCHOOL FRIENDS IF ANYONE IS OUT THERE WHO NEW ME B 4 I LEFT BACK IN 1995 .
 
From: Nottingham
Email: midlandroofline2009@live.co.uk
 
 
Pete Ramsey, 04/10/09,
 
Great to see all the photos of the village and pit. my Uncle worked at the pit in the office. His name was Archie Hamilton he once took me to the pit head and down to the face in the cage,showed us the wash house etc . nice to come back on this site and see all again.Thank You.
 
From: Hertfordshire
Email: prams@hampstead,fsbusiness.co.uk
 
 
Matthew Wright, 20/09/09,
 
Well its been about 18 years since i left, hello all ;>)
 
From: Mapperley
Email: mattandaimi@hotmail.com
 
 
Betty Henderson, 20/09/09,
 
I loved all the ghost stories, I lived in Calverton from the age of about 2yrs till I was 30, never saw a ghost, but wish I had, I thought we used to play in the derelect Manor house as children, but I would have been just 6 in 1961, and I'm sure I would have been older than that, but you never know, I could be a ghost, Betty Henderson, nee Wragg
 
From: Portsmouth
Email: betty_henderson@sky.com
 
 
Dan Taylor, 09/09/09,
 
My great, great grandfather (Turton) founded the Calverton Industrial Provident Society in (I think) 1868. Does anyone have any more information about him? (I don't even have his first name!). Interesting website!I am researching my family tree and would be pleased if anyone can put me in touch with anyone from the Turton Family in Calverton.
 
From: London
Email: danieltaylor58@btinternet.com
 
 
Sue Richardson, 3/09/09,
 
I was trying to find a map to send to make the point that Mansfield Lane starts at the junction with Carrington Lane and ends at Main Street,but to my amazement both Google and yourselves show Mansfield Lane ending at the junction with Collyer Road.  This is wrong.  The street sign as you turn in at St Wilfrids Square, from Main Street, definitely reads Mansfield Lane.  The Calverton Working Mens Club's address is Mansfield Lane, Calverton.  Perhaps you would like to confirm this with other sources and then amend your map. Regards Sue.
 
From: Calverton
Email: susan.richardson3@googlemail.com
 
Webmaster answer: White Lion is on Main Street, Calverton. Working Mens Club is actually 178 Collyer Road. Mansfield Lane commences at numbers 11 and 6 (there is no 1,2,3,4,5,7,9)- 11 is the first one on the left after the right turning opposite Geordie, number 6 is the first one on the right after the entrance to Crookdole Lane. So really the Mansfield Lane signpost should be moved to where the William Lee memorial is just before the club. Unbelievably Sue, Google and I are correct!
 
 
Dave Stevens, 26/08/09,
 
I used to play baritone in Calverton band when I was younger (14 till 16 year old 1969/71). To my regret I stopped playing. I have recently bought myself an instrument again and I am now playing better than I was when I was in the band. But at 54 year old Im full of regret at packing in at that early age. If anyone can remember me please acknowlege.The band as I remember it was Norman Brown, Malc + Tony Carter, all the Atherley families, Sheila, Pam, Marie, Barry on Euphonium, Pete on Tenor Horn, even Mr Priestly on Bass Trombone, Geoff on Solo. Kevin Nicholls, Malc Orgill, I cant remember eveyone but if anyone has a photo from about that time I would be interested.
 
Many thanks Dave Stevens.. mobile 07825668035
 
From: Hucknall now Mansfield
Email: david@ihcengineering.co.uk
 
 
Lesley Severn nee havill, 26/08/09,
 
I was surprised to note that you do not mention the Rev Tom Hoyle in your potted history of st wilfrids church, Tom was a long serving vicar at St wilfrids and a very well known and well liked character. His wife taught french at Colonel Frank Seely school and they were both at the forefront of the twinning commitee with longue jumelles. Rev Hoyle is remembered at the miners welfare on hollinwood lane, please could you give him the place he deserves in this historical look at calvertons places of worship. Also Eileen Cupitt who was the founder of the calverton musuem on main street and a well liked parish councillor for many years.
 
From: Originally from Calverton
Email: bobbysgirl2002@hotmail.co.uk
 
Webmaster answer: If anyone wants to write a life story on Rev Tom Hoyle or Eileen Cupitt please feel free and they will be published. We are not a complete font of information you know.
 
 
Angela Rose, 26/08/09,
 
Great site - reseraching family history - looking for anyone with any knowledge of the MUNKS family.  My great great grandfather was Jabez Munks born Calverton in 1825.  I believe he was the son of William Munks and Mary Wibberley.  Any information, past or present, would  be appreciated.
Many thanks.
 
From: East Sussex
Email: angierose@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
David Yates, 25/08/09,
 
Used to live in Calverton until we emigrated to Australia in 1966. Lived in Seely Avenue from 1954-1966.
 
From: Adelaide, Australia
Email: dyates49@gmail.com
 
 
MJ, 24/08/09,
 
I grew up in Calverton. My childhood home was on the Broadfields estate. I went to school at Manor Park & Sir John Sherbrooke. I'm incredibly nostalgic about the place!..nothing but good memories.
 
From: Leicester
Email: mjramoneuk@yahoo.com
 
 
Annette Wright (nee Geeson), 20/08/09,
 
Born in Calverton in November 1965, but brought up in South Africa and now living in New Zealand, I found this a great site to explore "my roots".  My mom was Margaret Webster, daughter of Joe and Ida Webster of Forest Road, Calverton. I hope to visit the UK at some stage and will certainly be spending time in Calverton, not only to explore my birthplace, but also to spend time with my uncle and aunt Joe and Linda Webster and their children.  Fantastic site to learn about the history and even spotted the familiar face of "Nobby" Watson!
 
From: Living Christchurch, New Zealand
Email: ltron@paradise.net.nz
 
 
John Prince, 16/08/09,
 
Hello, my name is John Prince I am your mate Alan Prince's cousin I love the web site and often log on to it because it is my where I grew up keep up the good work I will be loging again soon.
 
From: Bestwood Park
Email: john.prince93@ntlworld.com
 
 
Andrew Haywood, 13/08/09,
 
My Grandad Archer Haywood worked here I believe from the lates 30s/early 40s till his death in the mid 70s. I remember him fondly even though I was very young when he died. He moved to Calverton when it opened from Bestwood. He lived on Bestwood Estate in Nottingham where his son David still lives - my Uncle. RIP Grandad xxx
 
From: Denby
Email: andrew@adhaywood.orangehome.co.uk
 
 
Stuart Havard, 13/08/09,
 
I particularly enjoyed your article on calverton Lido, around 1955 (I was 10 years old at the time)A neighbour would take my sister, myself, and his two sons in his Jowett Javlin estate car to the Lido.I believe I have the odd photo some where.We lived in Swallownest, nr.Sheffield at the time.
 
From: Sheffield
Email: stuarthavard@talktalk.net
 
 
Philip Snodin, 05/08/09,
 
I have some good memories of Calverton.
 
From: Nottingham
Email: kip2409@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Alisa Helmick, 01/08/09,
 
My daughters inlaws live in Calverton. I came to visit in 2006, I loved it there and wouid love to visit again sometime soon. It is a lovely village.
 
From: Columbia, Tennessee, USA
Email: helmickalisa@yahoo.com
 
 
Danial Dabell, 24/07/09,
 
I am trying to gain information on my family tree and I was hoping that someone may be able to help me. My fathers (Douglas Dabell) family are from the village of calverton & my Grand Father (Edward Dabell) Worked in the mine until it closed. He was married to Violet Dabell and they both passed away when I was very young. They had two sons, Edward Dabell better known as Ted who also passed away, and my dad Douglas who left calverton to persue a career in architecture in London. Does anyonwe know where or who I can speak to about trying to get copies of any documents that can assist me in what is becoming a huge project. I try to visit the village everytime I am passing on the M1 to lay flowers in the cemetry. The village has changed so much since my grand parents lived there but I still regard the village as a fantastic part of the country.
 
From: East Grinstead
Email: danialdabell@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Tony Berridge, 21/07/09,
 
Hello, I was Born in Calverton in 1955 and lived there until 1967/68 when we moved to Rise Park. My Dad Roy Berridge worked at the colliery before moving to Bestwood Colliery, sadly he is no longer with us but I hold good memories of Calverton and find it very weird when i walk my dogs on the old site of the Colliery and the land that is now maturing over with new trees and bushes.
 
From: Arnold
Email: Tony.Berridge1@ntlworld.com
 
 
James, 07/07/09,
 
I have recently moved to Calverton and think it's great. Everyone has been so welcoming and it really feels like home. Hopefully we will have many happy years to come!
 
From: Flatts Lane, Calverton
Email: jamesp88@ymail.com
 
 
Amanda Eastwood, 28/06/09,
 
The website of Calverton is great, it was so nice to see a picture of my dad the photo is the 1971 football team my dad was called Jim Hutchinson. It was a pleasaent surprise thanks 2 all that put the picture on!
 
From: Mansfield
Email: amanadaeastwood@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Susan Harchut (Wilson), 15/06/09,
 
Hello from sunny Texas I love this web site. Seeing pictures of my Father (Tom Wilson) & Grandad (Jack Love) brought tears to my eyes. Growing up in Calverton brings back fond memories of the village. I graduated in 1965 from Col Frank Seely I would love to hear from any one that might remember me.
 
From: San Antonio, Texas
Email: BritishAggie@MSN.COM
 
 
John Connelly, 25/05/09,
 
I worked at Calverton Colliery from 1997 to 1980 and would like to know if I could obtain my docket.
 
From: Nottingham
Email: johnconnellyuk@aol.com
 
 
Cynthia Hall nee Payne, 23/05/09,
 
I lived in Calverton from 1953 to 1966 when I got married at St Wlfrids church and came to south Australia. I went to St Wilfrids school and Colonel Frank Seely school. Found this website linked to my husbands Binch family tree website.  Love it brings back lots of memories.
 
From: Kersbrook South Australia
Email: somadale@bigpond.com
 
 
Paul Richardson, 19/05/09,
 
The Richardson family of Deganwy love Calverton village and its people. 
 
From: Deganwy, Conwy, North Wales
Email: p.richardson1967@btinternet.com
 
 
Anne-Marie Richardson, 18/05/09,
 
I found this site thanks to my mum. Born and bred in Calverton I lived there from 1979-2002 and worked my way through Manor Park, William Lee, Sherbrook & Seely. It was great looking through the old school pics, found some of my family.
 
I have very happy memories of Calverton and I come back often to see family that still live there.
 
Thank you for putting together such a great site.
 
From: Fareham (Hampshire)
Email: anne-marie.richardson2@ntlworld.com
 
 
Sue Richardson, 16/05/09,
 
I only found the website today but spent hours looking at old pictures and reading the history of the village etc.I have lived in Calverton since February 1957 and the photographs and stories have brought back many happy memories.
 
Thank you for the time and effort you have put in to make the site so interesting
 
From: Calverton
Email: susan.richardson3@googlemail.com
 
 
Roland Poyzer, 15/05/09,
 
What a great site, it brought lots of memories working there from 1963 to 1973. I did my apprenticeship working as a fitter. I was one the first face fitters on C1's in the Brinsley seam and i remember working on 20's and 48's in the High Main. Any body remember me please email.
 
From: Little Addington, Northants
Email: roll@nildram.co.uk
 
 
Michael Elliott, 14/05/09,
 
My Dad and my Uncle was ex Coal Miners. My uncle Arthur still lives in Calverton and he will be 80 on the 19/5/2009. Nice web site but trying to find the working mens club?
 
From: Nottingham
 
 
Michelle, 03/05/09,
 
Great site first of all, i visited your village on Thursday evening when my son played a semi final football match at Top Club (friendly staff by the way)i was surprised by the countryside and views on offer i will visit again for sure.
 
From: Sutton in Ashfield
Email: michelle07@uk2.net
 
 
Helen, 21/04/09,
 
I was raised in Calvo, went to William Lee school then to Col Frank Seely. Lived on Labray Road, moved to Scotland 1970. Great to find this site, would be great to be in touch with old school buds. Is there a Janet Huthwaite out there?
 
From: Fife, Scotland
Email: helen.duncan517@btinternet.com
 
 
Amanda, 06/04/09,
 
Some fab memories of Calverton gud website x
 
From: Mansfield
Email: keith.knowles60@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
Keith Knowles, 01/04/09,
 
Great Site. As someones who has enjoyed visiting Calverton in last few years, I am looking forward very much in the next month to living there. Great Village with great people. I will feel quite at home there!
 
From: Liverpool
Email: keith.knowles60@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
Tony Warwick, 26/03/09,
 
I lived in Nottingham 1945-1969, and my family were the first Warwicks (Warricks) to settle in Calverton through Samuel Warrick 1749-1835. It seems the population was about 636 in 1801, so familiar family surnames exist with many researching their family tree. We have Coopers and Baguley, Brown and Wibberley as examples. I've just discovered there was a "Warwick House" on Bonner lane (not sure if it still exists), and I've just been given a book inscribed "Thomas Warwick His Booek" (from my great grandfather x 3 1776 to 1857). This was also later in the possession of Ruth Binch ( a well known family in Calverton). I think this Ruth Binch was married to William in the 1870's but not sure. If anyone has any information about this I'd be interested.
 
From: Perth, Western Australia
Email: twarwick@tpgi.com.au
 
Webmaster: Warwick Cottage is still here (24 Bonner Lane)
 
 
Bob Edlin, 21/03/09,
 
In 1947-48 I was stationed at Chicksands, Beds and with me was a young man surname Northedge whos father had the post office at Calverton, I think. Does anyone know his whereabouts ? My home town at that time was Newark.
 
From: Welwyn Garden City
Email: bobandlucy.edlin@ntlworld.com
 
 
Ron Brown, 20/03/09,
 
Instead of letting Dave musson compare the event. You should have let him take the part of Anne Robinson, He's much nastier...
 
From: Arnold
Email: r.brown1@ntlworld.com
 
 
Sharon Milner, 19/03/09,
I actually have a copy of the first meeting of the Bestwood 'Black Diamonds'Colliery Band after their seperation from Calverton Colliery Band in 1946. They did not disappear during the war they had joined forces with the Bestwood Band and became the Calverton & Bestwood Colleries Silver Prize Band. 
 
From: Bestwood Black Diamonds Band
Email: binnie1@ntlworld.com
 
 
Neil Saunders, 17/03/09,
 
Hi i am the team leader on the Calverton Connection bus service operated by Trent Barton and was wondering if you could give me any information about the black Puma sightings in calverton and also famous people that came from calverton including Christopher Dean. The reason for this request is that we are re-launching the service in august and i would very interested in any information you could give me. Thanks.
 
From: Hucknall, Notts
Email: spitfireneil@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Donald Bardill, 15/03/09,
 
I am looking for information on my grandfather born in 1884 and wondering where to start.
 
From: Manchester
Email: dbardill@bluebottle.com
 
 
Keith Fox, 15/03/09,
 
I worked at Calverton for many years in tha shafts. Made many friends ie Nobby Clark etc. Worked for area sinking and tunneling dept. Spent many happy years there.
 
From: South Normanton. Derbyshire
Email: keithmfox@ntlworld.com
 
 
Reverend Robert Ormesher, 20/02/09,
 
Retiring this year after being Methodist minister for 36 years. Served in Calverton 1976-81 living at 210 Main Street, Calverton. I remember my five years there with the deepest appreciation. May I send my best wishes and prayers for a good and wholesome future for everyone there today.
 
From: Seaton, Devon
Email: robertormesher@btinternet.com
 
 
Colin, 11/02/09,
 
Impressed with a thoroughly professional site. One Query though I am tracing (or trying to)the history of my granparents. Helen Alwood and her brother Herbert (who was killed 04/10/1917 in Belgium) both came from the village.The only details I can find and these are sketchy are that Herbert was in the poorhouse at Basford in 1901. I wondered what happened to their parents, who MAY have been John and Margaret. Do you have a local historian who could help, I would willingly pay for any trouble.
The village has changed quite a lot since my last visit in about 1960.
 
From: Leeds,Yorkshire (Ex Mansfield many years ago)
Email: Colin.wright53 @ntlworld.com
 
 
Paul Wright, 10/02/09,
 
Great site to find left calvo 77 used to live on Thorndale Rd all the time I lived there get in touch anyone that remembers me.
 
From: Calvo
Email: paulleftie@googlemail.com
 
 
Marie Court, 03/02/09,
 
I remember those days!!
 
From: Calverton now Rainworth
 
 
Pam Hadley, 03/02/09,
 
I am researching William Field NEWMAN who was my husband's great grandfather. I have obtained a lot of information by a number of helpful people and online sites but I have been unable to fine the year of his death.  Would anyone know this or could point me in the right direction? On the 1911 census he was living at 62 Ena Avenue. Sneiton Dale
 
From: West Sussex
Email: pamhadley@aol.com
 
 
Ernest Sturman (lamp. no. 511), 02/02/09,
 
I worked at Calverton pit in 1952. I was injured in 1972 and never went down again. I got married and have lived in Calvo ever since. I saw the village grow into the place it is now, a great pity the pit closed but life goes on..The wheel memorial is where the pit headbaths used to and my name is on the brassplate along with a lot of my friends.
 
From: Calverton
Email: erneststurman@live .uk
 
 
Tony Johnson, 31/01/09,
 
Hello Mike. Yes I can remember as a kid sitting on the cherry tree wall and waiting for the ambulance to arrive to pick all the bodies up after a small interlude in the music room, that would be in the late sixties,must have been a dozen of us or more watching , truman sisson, radford, turner, smithurst, clarke, gilbert, bell, prince etc etc seems funny now looking back but not for the lads in the brawl!!!!!!! that was the CHERRY TREE well known all over notts for a good punch up, can anybody else remember those days let me know it would be nice to chat. 
 
From: Italy,Sorrento.
Email: alfafiatlancia@hotmail.com
 
 
Mike Purdy, 23/01/09,
 
Just stumbled on this site - blast from the past! Recognise a few names from Seely & St Wilfred. I came through Claverton last weekend on a visit and the place looks identical. Left there for Carlton in
1983, London in 1984 and Ireland in 1993. Married Irish girl and have three kids - Erin 13, Liam 11 & Oisin 7 mths. Couple of old Calvos living over here. Someone mentioned the Cherry Tree discos on this site - too young for that, but remember getting pints in there when they put all the seats and pool table in there! Laters....
 
From: Calverton (Now Cork, Ireland)
Email: mikepurdy@gmx.com
 
 
Tony Johnson, 31/12/08,
 
I would like to wish all who know me, a very happy new year, and all the best for 2009. (from an ex calvo lad 37 and 40 flatts lane )
 
From: St Agnello, bay of naples, Italy
Email: alfafiatlancia@hotmail.com
 
 
Martin Prince, 22/12/08,
 
Hi all like the site had a lot fun going on it a lot of memories there for me even our Alan Prince in some of the pics what a laugh thanks again Martin Prince (if you didn't know Jack Prince passed away on the
12 July 2001) hope to visit there soon xxx
 
From: Calverton (now in Newquay) 
Email: martinprince@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Ron & lydia Knight, 18/12/08,
 
My wife Lydia & I lived in Calverton at 17 Beck Ave. from 1971- 1977 I used to work at the mine (underground) we're still going strong & healthy (knock wood) yow to all those who knew us.
PS the kids have flown the nest lol,
 
From: East Leake, Leicestershire.
Email: rontrom2000@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Pat Law nee Huthwaite, Jacobson, 15/12/08,
 
Fabulous site. Really enjoyed it, brought back lots of memories. Found some relatives emails on here and will be in touch with them. Thanks. Keep up the good work. Anyone who knows me and wants to get in touch, my emails on here.
 
From: Lyulyakovo, Bulgaria
Email: pat_law107@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Nina Bennett, 12/12/08,
 
I was just browsing and noticed your site on ghost sighting's.im origionaly from calverton i was born there in 1984 and left in 2004.i cant remember the year exacley but me n a friend walked along the bridal path that brings you to the top entrance of the main street park. when we enterd the park there was a little girl bitween the age of eight n ten playing on the round about.as we started walking down the hill towards the entrance on main street we looked back as we were curious as to who she may have been calverton was a small place back then n everyone new everyone but she had vanished there
was no way she could have gone anywere the round about was still going round n theres nothing but a massive cricket pitch behind it n she wasnt on the bridal path as we ran back to see if she was there but there was no sighn of her anywere
 
Why are there no photos of class of 2000 year eleven,would be geat to see 1 cant find mine anywere.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Old Faithful, 12/12/08,
 
Colin Smith ex-Calvo cop does not it seem answer emails, so why leave messages in here!
 
From: Long Island
Email: oldwalk6@bigpond.net.au
 
 
Keith & Linda Sears (Dovey), 07/12/08,
 
Hi, we used to live at 43 Collyer rd, but moved to Bulgaria a few years ago (and love it). My wife linda worked at the caultaulds factory in Calvo then at Ollerton, for the last few years before moving she
worked at Spring lane nursing home. I was HGV1 driver. In my spare time I did match fishing with the top club lads. And could often be seen driving through the village in my red and silver Corvette Stingray. Merry Xmas to all that know us, and if you do why not drop us a line..... Cheers to All, Keith & Linda.
 
From: Varna, Bulgaria
Email: keithmotty1@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Colin Smith, 07/12/08,
 
I was village constable from 1959 to 1963, and lived in the police house at 165 main street.
 
From: Arnold
Email: lizwright61@hotmail.com
 
 
Shaun Wright, 02/12/08,
 
I was born in Calverton in 1961 and we emigrated to Canada in 1970. We got back home in 1975, I haven't been able to get back since. When I was younger I played with Patrica Hackett who lived at the top our street Broom Close. I hope to get back next year for a visit.
 
From: Calverton now living in Canada
Email: shaunyc@rogers.com
 
 
Jane Hughes (nee Wood), 23/11/08,
 
I was born in Calverton in 1960 and grew up there.  I left in 1981 when I emigrated to Canada.  All of my brothers and sisters moved away over the years and so did my Mum but I still love to visit the village when I come home every 2 years. Both of my parents are buried in the cemetary.  I will be coming for a visit in September of 2009 and would desperately love to have a reunion with some old friends.  I am trying to find Joanne Stirland.  We grew up together but lost touch about 10 years ago.  Her parents owned the farm on Bonner Hill and she has a sister Lorraine who may still live in the
village.   If anyone knows her, please let her know I am tring to get in touch...and that goes for anyone else who may remember me.
 
From: Calverton now living in Canada
Email: jdhughes@telus.net
 
 
Vanessa Wells,19/11/08,
 
I am trying to get in contact with Ann Beadsworth who does the walking club.
 
From: Canada
Email: vanessawells567@gmail.com
 
 
Michael Spalding, 31/10/08,
 
I was just looking at the Brass Band pics. I had Trombone lessons from Norman Brown when he lived in Hucknal and he was Conductor for East Kirkby Colliery Band. Is he still around.
 
From: Kirkby in Ashfield now Colchester, Essex
Email: micheal.spalding@ntlworld.com
 
 
Tony Johnson, 31/10/08,
 
I have worked as a musician in many different parts of the world and still love Calverton.
 
From: Sutton in Ashfield
Email: alfafiatlancia@hotmail.com
 
 
Graham Moore, 28/10/08,
 
Hi, will be in Calverton to watch the county cup game against nottinghamshire looking forward to my visit looks like a great place.
 
From: Isle of Man
Email: buildermoore@mcb.net
 
 
Peter R Smith, 02/10/08,
 
Although our family lived in Gedling, my father worked at Calverton Colliery as a face worker for the best part of 40 years. His name was Ron Smith, known as 'Big Ron' to most people, brass tally 280.
A time when men were men and proud of it!
 
From: Gedling Nottingham
Email: smithpr.1@btinternet.com
 
 
Brian Nixon, 21/09/08,
 
Nice to see old photographs of Calvo as I worked there with British Coal on the area salvage and installation team. Also I worked in the headings with RJB Mining until closure in 1999. Brings back happy memories.
 
From: South Normanton
Email: miner49r@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
Judith Rankin ( Nee Hannay), 17/09/08,
 
Hi all who remember me. Only just found this site. It brings back memories of St Wilfrids School. I remember being there, when the new St wilfrids School was being built. Time has flown by. If anyone wants to email me, then please do so.
 
From: Calverton
Email: judith.rankin@nottscc.gov.uk
 
 
Michael Watson, 12/09/08,
 
A beautiful site, thank you so much.
 
From: Coos Bay, Oregon, USA
Email: mmwat@verizon.net
 
 
Bruce Coleman, 10/09/08,
 
Nice site, I was looking at it because I have just enjoyed a holiday with a couple I met in Italy that live in Calverton, to see my town visit www.digital-yarm.com.
 
From: Arnold
Email: coleyb@ntlworld.com
 
 
Sarah Markowski, 07/09/08,
 
Hello, have just bought a house in Calverton so fingers crossed wil be with you soon. Really enjoyed looking at the website and has given me confidence that me and my hubby are def doing the right thing. Allthough if I had known about all the ghosts, I might not have but a bid in. See you soon.
 
From: Arnold
Email: sarahmarkowski@btinternet.com
 
 
Deborah, 07/09/08,
 
I was born in the UK but have lived in the USA since I was three.  I haven't visited the UK in five years so I am overdue!  I don't remember how I came across the Calverton website but I love it and it reminds me of my other home.
 
From: United States and Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Email: willowwood3@yahoo.com
 
 
Andrew Swain, 30/08/08,
 
Born at 6 Orchard Drive in 69 wonderful memories growing up. Went to St Wilfrids. I am in the 77 picture on this site. Wonderful job everyone.
 
From: Born in Calverton
 
 
Gail Knight Nee Griffiths, 29/08/08,
 
Haven't looked at the site for a while, even better than it was! Good looking through photo's but there aren't as many as there used to be. Pity not more photo's of St. Wifrids school, where me and my sister Pat went. Regards to all.
 
From: Bestwood
Email: knighty2@ntlworld.com
 
 
Colin Voce, 26/08/08,
 
Good  site. Recognised a few names.
 
From: Calverton
Email: gvoce@btinternet.com
 
 
Peter Gainsborough, 15/08/08,
 
A distant relative of mine - Sarah Ann Rushbrook nee Foreman - died in November, 1902 at Calverton.
 
Would anyone reading this message have any idea where she would have been buried?
 
From: Croydon, Surrey
Email: PeterGainsborough@BlueYonder.co.uk
 
 
Rosalie Athow (nee Bennett), 10/08/08,
 
Hello there, I have really enjoyed looking through this site, really interesting.
 
I now live in Northampton, but my Dad still lives in Calverton (Moor Farm Caravan Park).  My Mum, Freda was born and bred in Calverton and I have such happy memories of the countryside there which we were always free to explore unsupervised!
 
Sadly my Mum passed away in January 1996, but I know she would have loved looking at all these old photographs you have here.
 
Best Regards
 
From: Northampton - formally of Burnor Pool, Calverton
Email: Rosalie.Athow@virgin.net
 
 
Mary Wragg, 05/08/08,
 
Good web site. Had my son Lee Wragg here in 1971, if anyone has any of the group school photos Manor park, Sherbrooke of him would be great to see.
 
From: Calverton
Email: fruitgum@ntlworld.com
 
 
George Mills, 18/07/08,
 
Would like to have contact with some of the miners who worked at the pit when I was Training Officer at Calverton Colliery from 1982-1992. I have many happy memories of my time I spent at the colliery.
 
From: Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire
Email: george.mills9@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
Dr. Mahudeswaran, 18/07/08,
 
William Lee's invention is remarkable. History will remember him though his life was miserable!
 
From: India
Email: dharaniyarn@eth.net
 
 
Anthony Wragg,16/07/08,
 
Like the site..have lived in Calverton since 1955, Ramsdale Ave for over 15yrs, now live just round the corner on Seely Ave, for over 35yrs. Saw the old William Lee photos, and spotted myself in a photo that I dont even have, great, if anyone has any old photos of the Mr Anderson class of around 1959 with me on, I would love to get a copy.
 
From: Calverton
Email: twragg@ntlworld.com
 
 
Lee Mullen, 11/07/08,
 
Nice website if anyone can remember me get in touch left cfs school in 1989.
 
From: calverton
Email: lee-mullen@live.com
 
 
Mark Moore, 08/07/08,
 
Fantastic video brought many happy days back. I worked at gedling colliery for 10 years. Just a few miles away from Calverton colliery. I still see some of the people from Calverton colliery. proper mates I would call them..people you could trust...great people and good friends. I am proud to have been a miner..many thanks...Mark
 
From: Gedling, Nottingham
Email: kellmarnumber1@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Jeff Anderson, 06/07/08,
 
Never heard of Calverton before! I came your site whilst surfing for something else - Excellent, really enjoyed it - obviously a lot of thought and effort has been put into it, well done to all invloved
 
From: London
Email: jande76959@aol.com
 
 
Steve Hunt, 11/06/08,
 
Hi to all in Calverton if you remember me write back!! I lived in Calverton from 1956 until I left School in 1967and moved to Mapperley.
 
From: Germany
Email: stephon-hunt@t-online.de
 
 
Richard Burton, 02/06/08,
 
Very good site! Lived in Calverton since 1970 and like finding out about the village's history. On your religion page I think you are mixing up Catholic & Baptist' Headings.
 
From: Calverton
Email: Richard.d.burton@NTLworld.com
Webmaster says 'I was wondering who would spot that first!'
 
 
Ray, 23/05/08,
 
re Adele Walker from Gedling outreach,she failed to add that you need to be between 50 and 60 or over 65 to get any help,if you are between 60 and 65 you do not qualify for any help as I have found out recently, perhaps Adele would like to comment in here for all to read.
 
From: Ravenshead
Email: ratallgood@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Ron Jamson, 20/05/08,
 
From: Calverton
Email: jjamson65@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Aimee Brown, 30/04/08,
 
I was brought up in Calvo and spent a very happy childhood there. I just logged onto the site and I don't recognise anyone if ya remember me please get in touch would love to hear from old school mates for a
good catch up.
 
From: Now Lincolnshire but originally Calvo
Email: aimeeebrown@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Fran?oise MARIONNEAU CH?TEL, 28/04/08,
 
Hello, As you know, our town has been twinned with Calverton for years. We come every two years, and this year is our turn to go to Calverton and spend a few days with all our friends. We'll arrive next Wednesday, and are looking forward the event.
 
From: Longue, France
Email: ?
 
Leanne, 25/04/08,
 
I have visited Calverton and love the village. Also you have the best chip shop (Main Street Chippy) I have been in, and I should know as my parents owned their own for 30 years. I wondered if someone could help me as a few weeks ago I was driving up Georges Lane and I think I saw a ghostly figure of an elderly man, crossing over the road infront of me, I stopped the car but no one was there. He was an elderly man wearing (it looked like) a flat cap and was bent over with a walking stick. Please could you let me know if anyone else has seen this person?
 
From: Gedling
E mail: leaandjason@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Phil, 17/04/08,
 
I was just wondering if anyone knows someone called Samantha thats got a younger brother called billy. Not too sure on the last name last I heard they lived in Calverton.
 
From: Langley Mill
E mail: philforest@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
David C, 11/04/08,
 
Just like to say how interesting and informative the website is, lived in Calverton for nineteen years, that almost twenty years ago, reading and looking through this site brought back many childhood and school memories, even motivated me to have a drive through to see the old sites and place, a lot of changes but still old Calvo, excellent site, certainly will be a regular viewer.
 
From: Mansfield (ex Calverton)
E mail: davesixfoot@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Stephanie M, 10/03/08,
 
Hi Emily again I dont know my email but if you put yours ill ask my dad to tell me so you can email that one.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ????
 
Webmaster says: Why don't the two of you register on the forum and get in touch that way.
 
 
Emily C, 17/03/08,
 
Hi Steph how u doing? has any one left our class? Hows Jessica Smedley? Whats your email and I'll email u insted of this.I saw on St Wilfrids website you have a new headteacher is he good? How long did Mr Cook stay? Who lives above the post office now? Is the man that owns it alright?plz reply Emily C x x x x P.S tell as many people as you want about this at school I don't mind!!!!
 
From: Whitley Bay
 
 
Stephanie M, 10/03/08,
 
I'm just saying to Emily that I know her. Hi its Steph I hope your ok and I like this site.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ????
 
 
Ashley Bardill, 09/03/08,
 
Hi just to let you know the Georges Hill story was my grandad.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: a.bardill@hotmail.com
 
 
Sean France, 05/03/08,
 
Cool site.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: seanfrance82@hotmail.com
 
 
Emily C, 02/03/08,
 
Hi I don't know if any one I know used this site but my mum and dad used to run the post office and we lived above . I had a childminder called Pauline she was the BEST! I went to St. Wilfrids Primary School. Anyway if you know me say on this site or something.
 
From: Whitley Bay (Used to live in Calverton)
E mail: ?????
 
 
Rob McTait, 25/02/08,
 
Spoken to a fellow radio ham from your village. Got a daughter at Med School at Queens. Best wishes Rob.
 
From: Stevenage
E mail: rob_g2bkz@ntlworld.com
 
 
Fran?oise MARIONNEAU-CH?TEL, 22/02/08,
 
Hello, You know of course that Calverton and Longu? have been twinned for years. And, yesterday,my mother (Suzanne Ch?tel) showed me a site map of Calverton drawn by two young boys (Kevin Hall and David Holgate)in 1974. The two boys offered it to my parents, as my father was the Maire of Longu?, and signed the chart with Roy Bliss. We would like to assure Kevin and David that we still have got their drawing. Perhaps they are still living in Calverton, or not far.  Fran?oise
 
From: Longu?  France
E mail: administration@eegp.fr
 
 
Larson, 16/02/08,
 
We visit the scout camp maybe twice a year with our caravan group the village is very nice.
 
From: Sheffield
 
 
Teena Needham, 14/02/08,
 
Hi I am wondering if anyone can help me with some info for my family tree. I found out my father was born at Hospital house off Surgeys Lane, which I believe is in Arnold. however I have been told this building was originally Ramsdale House at Dorket head, on the outskirts of Calverton. There is a photo of it on your site but i couldn't find any more.Can anyone help me please? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you Teena.
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: teenaneedham@hotmail.com
 
 
John Round, 12/02/08,
 
I served an apprenticeship as a fitter at the pit from 1964 to 1968 and have just written a memoir of my experiences (Calverton Fitter) which Nottm Library Local Interest Centre tell me they have printed with a copy at Calverton Library.  It can also be seen at www.calvertonfitter.com.  I hope it will prove both entertaining and educational and look forward to feedback.
 
From: Wilmslow, Cheshire
E mail: john@round123.fsnet.co.uk
 
 
Lisa slater, 09/02/08,
 
As I said before, just love the site, and thankyou to those who put in the time and effort to make it possible. I was back in Calvo in Nov, but only for 2 weeks so didnt even get to the pub (yeah I know!) would have loved to have caught up with a few people. I would like to get in contact with Paula Woodward and Terry Bowman, if anyone has their email, I would love to say hi.
 
From: Calvo now Australia
E mail: e4lisa@gmail.com
 
 
Deak Clark,  09/02/08,
 
I worked at Calverton Colliery from 1962 to 1969 as a Mine Surveyor and my familly lived in the village for 42 years before moving to France.  The web site brought back many  memories both good and sad.
 
From: North West France
E mail: mdcalv@wanadoo,fr
 
 
Diane Bilsborough, 09/02/08,
 
Just checked out the web page,brings back a lot good memories.Saw pics of Ian Hunt who I used to date a long time ago, still looks good, hey Ian if you check this page out e-mail me. Congrats on your wedding.
 
From: Nottingham now living in New York
E mail: kellymundoe@hotmail.com
 
 
Rachel, 06/02/08,
 
Great site,good to view old pictures of calvo. sad to read the lido copyright comments, (from woodbro) some people need to get a life, don't they. keep up the good work.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ?
 
 
Hutch, 03/02/08,
 
Gud website more photos would be gud lived in Calvo ten years ago has change a lot not the same as the gud old days.
 
From: Mansfield
E mail: ?
 
 
Old Calvertonian, 25/01/08,
 
Papplewick Lido as I recall was more in Hucknall than Papplewick and Carrington Lido was more Sherwood than Carrington, but I dont hear of any jumped up half wit proclaiming copyright breach on behalf of the aforementioned areas, some folk however are so full of themselves, they ought to go in ever decreasing circles and end up vanishing up their own you know where!
 
From: Ravenshead
E mail: ratallgood@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Old Calvertonian, 24/01/08,
 
So Woodborough is up in arms about the Lido huh? They are welcome to it, as a kid I often faced frog spawn in there!! What is the big deal, it no longer exists. Has it not been filled in??? lol stuff the toffee-nosed b***** from over the hill lol.
 
From: Ravenshead
E mail: ratallgood@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
John Hoyland, 22/01/08,
 
I asked you to remove your LIDO piece as it copyright to ourselves. The Lido is not even in Calverton, but in Woodborough Parish. the section is being rebuilt and therefore gives a misleading account. Please remove your link as soon as possible and do me the courtesy of replying.
 
From: Woodborough
E mail: enquiries@woodborough-heritage.org.uk
 
Webmaster answer: Asked? more like shouted at us. Copyright does not apply to linking pages I'm afraid. This site has never claimed to have written that article or copied it. Woodborough, our neighbours, now claim the Lido as well as William Lee - What next? Does that mean the Fish Farm and Caravan Park are Woodborough property too? I wonder if the Calverton postmen and women would like Woodborough to take it off their hands? I'll ask the Post Office.
 
 
Michael Stimson, 16/01/08,
 
An excellent, first class website. Keep up the good work.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: michael.stimson2@ntlworld.com
 
 
Martyn Black, 15/01/08,
 
I now live in London and work in TV production.  My latest contract is a new production for Living TV and will be called 'Living with the dead'.  My role in this is to find ordinary people who find themselves in a position where they are scared of their own house as they truly believe it to be haunted.  If anyone who reads this knows of anyone that may fit this bill then it would be smashing to hear from them.  Since I spent 20 years in Calverton I would love to it in a story.   Regards
 
From: Grew up in Calverton (Spindle view)
E mail: MartynB@originalproductionsuk.com
 
 
Kirsty, 13/01/08,
 
I want gitar lessons.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: x-kirkii-xd-x@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Margaret Duck, 11/01/08,
 
Lived in Calverton from the 1960's to 1978 when I married and returned to Sheffield. Have many happy memories including the youth club at Frank Seeleys and discos at the welfare.Still keep in touch with friends and really enjoyed the site, keep up the good work
 
From: Sheffield
 
 
Adele Walker (Community Outreach Advisor, Gedling), 04/01/08,
 
Hello,
 
I am writing to let you know about an invaluable free service* Age Concern Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is delivering to older people in the Gedling area. It is called 'There For You' and is a Community Outreach Service supported by the Department of Work and Pensions and Linkage Plus. 'There For You' is for anyone who is 50 years old or over and who is isolated from goods, services, help, advice, information and/or social interaction for any reason. Typically our friendly, well trained and CRB (police) checked advisor will visit the person then follow up that visit with further visits and/or a telephone call to check that things are going well. Our advisor always carries a current and verifiable ID card. If the person does not wish to be visited at home, however, signposting and help can of course be given by telephone and post. I and my colleagues are very happy to give a short talk or presentation on There for You to your team or group meeting at which staff can get to know the service or where clients can directly access this invaluable service.
 
If you would like to receive more information and leaflets for this new service:
 
Please freely contact me on 0115 9194879 Mob. 07872839583
Email cann@ageconcernnotts.org.uk
 
Or the advisor for Gedling on 07872839624.
 
Every good wish
 
Mary Cann (Manager)
 
*the service itself is free. Some services about which information is given may make a charge.
 
From: Age Concern Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
E mail: walker@ageconcernnotts.org.uk
 
 
Lisa Hilton, 30/12/07,
 
I was born in Calverton on Moor Road in 1967 and have lovely memories of a great childhood spent in the village. We had such freedom and spent many great times in Oxton Woods, Foxwood, The Strawberry Farm, roller skating round the village and cycling all over. I remember the snow in the 70's and sledging down Bonner Hill and the fields at the Strawberry Farm. It was a great place to grow up and I will always hold Calverton dear to my heart.
 
From: Woolsthorpe by Belvoir
E mail: nickandlisahilton@btinternet.com
 
 
Jean Inger, 28/12/07,
 
Thanks for the lovely reminder of Calverton, we both miss the area and local shops and farming community. It was nice to catch up with calvo ! So here's wishing all our friends and who know us a very happy new year 2008. Kind regards from Jean Peter Inger.
 
From: Fivepenny. Port of Ness. Outer Hebrides. hs2 0xg
E mail: ingerfivepenny@btinternet.com
 
 
Ian Glover, 11/12/07,
 
I'm next 2 last in the dream team. I see its fixed again as the usual people r at the top again ha ha.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ianglover250@btinternet.com
 
Webmaster answer: The current leader as of 11/12/07 is Mr Dave Riley. His score can be checked by anyone online by pressing here DreamTeam.html   Alternatively this is the breakdown of the top sides official score of 845.
 
Player Team        Value Points
HOWARD EVE 3 35
TOURE ARS 4.5 95
DISTIN PORT 3.5 96
CARRAGHER LIV 6 94
EVRA MU 3 82
GERRARD LIV 8 134
FABREGAS ARS 5.5 32
PETROV MC 2 14
MARTINS NEW 5 21
TEVEZ MU 5 105
BENT TOT 4.5 42
 
= 750 points
 
Points transfered out at first transfer window = 95
 
Total: 50 million 845 points in total
Player: DAVE RILEY 3
 
 
John Hanlon, 05/12/07,
 
To Sam:  Hi girl tis really good to find you. Hello to your MUM.  Get her to talk to me. John
 
From: New Zealand
E mail: john.hanlon@xtra.co.nz
 
 
Samantha Tomlinson (nee Handley), 04/12/07,
 
I lived in Calverton on Collyer Road for 20 years and moved to Forest Town Mansfield 13 years ago when I got married. I recently spent time with a very good friend Lisa Slater who now lives in Oz who suggested I look on here, so I did. It has been ages since I have seen anyone from the village apart from my Mum and Sister who still live there. Does anyone remember the mint disco that used to happen at the Cherry Tree on the weekends, ahh the good old days of youth!!!
 
From: Now Forest Town Mansfield
E mail: samtomlinson@btinternet.com
 
 
FRED NEWTON, 23/11/07,
 
DOES ANYONE KNOW KATH (WARDLE) FROM KIRKBY MARRIED TO MICK (BRISTOL ST MOTORS) DON'T KNOW MARRIED NAME SHE WILL BE ABOUT 62 WORKED AT FRANCIS'S SHOP IN 60'S. HAVE NEWS FOR HER.LAST SEEN AT HER 50TH AT CHERRY TREE PUB. ANY INFO WELCOME THANKS
 
From: KIRKBY-IN-ASHFIELD
E mail: fred@newts22.fsnet.co.uk
 
 
Richard Weston, 21/11/07,
 
What a great web-site. Lived in Calvo for 18 years. Mum and Dad are still there. Freda and Jeff Weston, next to the post office. Still get home from time to time. What memories the photos bring back. Great to see the development in football at the Top Club. Cheers everyone.
 
From: Denver, Colorado
E mail: rhdweston@hotmail.com
 
Webmaster: Does everyone know that this fellow, Richard Weston, still holds the record for the fastest ever 100m to be ran at Colonel Frank Seely school!
 
 
Carl  Wilkinson, 21/11/07,
 
Good site I like it, My dad myself and brothers work at Calverton.
 
From: Arnold, Nottinghamshire
E mail: actimel2002@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Malcolm Nabarro, 06/11/07,
 
Wonderful to find this site. Particularly poignant for me the Calverton Band photos!
 
From: France
E mail: info@bargeanthonia.com
 
 
Sandra Bedding (nee Powell), 05/11/07,
 
This brought back so many memories.  I have the photograph of Manor Park School 1959. I was one of those students.  Many of the names are wrong (including mine) if I can I will try to correct.  What a wonderful site
 
From: Watchwood Grove, Calverton (now residing in Sydney Australia)
E mail: s_bedding@hotmail.com
 
 
Laura, 28/10/07,
 
I was born in Calverton from Laura.
 
From: Ireland
E mail: lauracracknell456@hotmail.com
 
 
Pam Hadley, 15/10/07,
 
Could anyone tell me where I might obtain a copy of 'Portrait of a village school 1718-1973' Alan Wilkinson. My husband's great grandfather was headmaster there for many years.
 
From: Midhurst, West Sussex
E mail: pamhadley@aol.com
 
Webmaster: As far as I know its out of print. But it can be borrowed from Calverton Library or Nottingham Central Library on Long Row.
 
 
Joanne Pearson (nee Downing), 12/10/07,
 
It's really great seeing all of the old names and faces.  I'm a true Calvo girl, born and bred.  Moved out of the village in 2003 but still come 'home' to visit family.  If anyone remembers me - get in touch.
 
From: Nottinghamshire
E mail: jojo_dp@hotmail.com
 
 
Deborah Roberts Nee Hoyle, 06/10/07,
 
My Father Rev Tom Hoyle was vicar of Calverton for 29 years and collected a lot of these stories from people who told him directly. Do you Know about the ghost of Spring Cottages Georges lane (as told by a Quantos Air hostess who used to lie there )or the Water sprite who used to live on Mansfield Lane called Little Tommy who used to walk alongside people - you could tell when he was there because of the sound of frying chips. I was also present when the demolition crew were frightened by the sound of crashing crockery and footsteps when demolitioning the Old Vicarage on main street - saw and spoke to them.
 
From: Sutton In Ashfield (lived in Calverton 29 yrs)
E mail: piglet_roberts@hotmail.com
 
 
Lisa Slater, 04/10/07,
 
Just love looking at the photos, what great times! If possible has anyone got anymore school photos and could they please put the names of the students at the bottom. As I have been away so long I have forgotten some names (sorry). Also loved the jazz band photos, what a laugh. When I met up with Julie Wait and Denise Slater (was Fish) a few years ago we had a laugh talking about the jazz band and why our skirts were so short, and how our parents had to sit for hours sewing on the tassles.Just love the site. If anyone wants to contact me would love to hear from them.
 
From: Calvo, now Australia
E mail: e4lisa@gmail.com
 
 
Maureen Bladen/Hawkins, 03/10/07,
 
This is a cheerio for now, I want to thank this site for my meeting up with a friend from Calverton, who I visited when she was over from Australia we met in Nottm. I have now Married David Hawkins he went to Australia 40 yrs ago he lived at Bonnor Lane and I was at Windles Square and Park Road East, you may know me as Jenkinson, and Pamela is my daughter she was born in 1959, you can read my story  On www. Daily Mirror.co.uk.  (married 50yrs after he stood me up, we are very happy I fly out to him on  the 22nd Oct 07  thank you   Calverton Guest Book   will get back to you when in Australia.  Love to all who know me.
 
From: Barnsley, S Yorks
E mail: kezmaureen@btinternet.com
 
 
Danielle and Lucy and Nicola, 02/10/07,
 
Well we are all 12 and we have lived here for 12 years and lots of thing have changed.
 
From: Calvo
E mail: ???????
 
 
Mike Preston, 15/08/07,
 
I am researching my family tree and have traced my maternal grandmother's parents and grandparents to Calverton(44 Main St.at the 1851 census).They are listed as framework knitters.I would be interested in any information about the Hind family history in and around Calverton and am keen to learn more about the hosiery industry in which they were involved.Enjoyed website, good luck with your campaign to save the greenbelt in the area.
 
From: Long Ashton, near Bristol, England
E mail: mikes.preston@blueyonder.co.uk
 
 
Noel Beech, 5/08/07,
 
While looking at the pictures of the village  I saw Labrays school and memories came flooding back. I was at that school from spring of 1952 till I went to Redhill at Arnold in 1954 They were the best years of my time at any school. Came back to do my final year at CFS 1957.
 
From: York
E mail: bcdno10@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Sarah, 4/08/07,
 
I have now lived in this lovely village for six and a half years,The people young and old are great, I hope to live here a few more years yet as my three girls attend school here, great site, keep it up.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ??
 
 
Rachel, 1/08/07,
 
I was so shocked - I always thought that Calverton was a housing estate - not really what I would call a village!
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: pumpkinpalace@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
John Maxwell Hayes, 27/07/07,
 
My Great Grandfather (WILLIAM HAYES) settled in Calverton from Ireland sometime between 1841 & 1851. I am trying to trace my Irish ancestry but need to know where he came from. He married (In Calverton?) had three children. One, RICHARD HAYES, married CHARLOTTE LILIAN NEWMAN daughter of Calverton Schoolmaster. They moved to Haslemere Surrey at about 1910 or before. Can anyone help me? 
 
From: Haslemere, Surrey & Johannesburg, South Africa
E mail: jhayes@global.co.za
 
 
Michelle Downing (Hackett), 27/07/07,
 
Nice site some great photos, I lived in Calverton from 75 until 2001 its nice there is a record of the place.
 
From: Calverton now Retford
E mail: ??
 
 
E.C. 23/07/07,
 
Great webpage! I moved from Calverton to Stoke in 1993, I'm now 23 and I'm sad to say I hardly recognise any of the pictures in the gallery. I remember Westons (for sweets) and where 'Mousetrap' bakery used to be (for cake) and just about remember the schools... I suppose that's all the important stuff to a 9 year old! I'd like to go back and have a walk around - I can't remember the geography of the village. I hadn't remembered Calverton with much affection previously but having seen the website I've changed my mind. 
 
From: Stoke-on-Trent
E mail: ??
 
 
Patricia Miller, 16/07/07,
 
Great site - very interesting. I am planning a visit with friends in the near future. Could anyone recommend a local B&B/Guest house?
 
From: Abernethy, Perth
E mail: WhiteJoyce34@aol.com
 
 
Josh Wilson, 11/07/07,
 
I find the stories facinating and helpful as im writting about paranormal experiences from 1837, i was wondering if you had any stories that date from in and around the year it would be a great help for my story as Calverton is going to be a main part, I will use its history of the hooded figure and the myth of the underground passage leading from the pub to Calverton Hall. I would appreciate your help if you could send in some true story's around the year. Thank You.
 
From: Warsop, Nottighamshire
E mail: shorty10005@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Andrea, 04/07/07,
 
What a 'brill' site. Informative but also fun.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Danza,  28/06/07,
 
Ah the good old times in Calverton, its a shame the chav estate ruined about 50% of it :O
 
From: Sneinton
E mail: ?
 
 
Naomi, 27/06/07,
 
Nice website.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: nci20@cam.ac.uk
 
 
Elizabth Tombs, 16/06/07,
 
Congratulations to mrs Eileen Cupitt for your MBE.
 
From: Originally from Bonner Lane
E mail: liztombs@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Joy, 06/06/07,
 
As an ex villager i wondered if anyone could give me a reason why Dorkets Head is so named.
 
From: Arnold
E mail: joy140951@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Lisa Slater, 31/05/07,
 
Luv the site!
 
From: Was from Calvo now Sydney
E mail: e4lisa@gmail.com
 
 
Chris Whelan, 30/05/07,
 
Looking for Sarah n Cyril but didn't spot them in the photo's. Would like to be able to read about the film that was made in your village with Bob Hoskins - A room for Romeo ?
 
From: Rainy Rochdale
E mail: chris@whelan555.wanadoo.co.uk
 
Webmaster says: Romeo Brass is located here
 
 
Patricia Watson (nee Moore), 29/05/07,
 
I was very interested to read about Broom House Farm, Calverton as my family (William Moore) were tenant farmers there from about 1851 to 1870.  I came to the house several years ago with my cousin and the present owner invited us in which was very kind of him.  The house looks very impressive.  Best wishes.  Pat.
 
From: Lincolnshire
E mail: patriciaawatson@btinternet.com
 
 
Wayne Hufton, 27/05/07,
 
Thanks Paddy for putting my face on your web site of Calverton. I worked with Dave "Paddy"  Melaugh at Calverton Colliery until 1993. Please note that particular photo is being used as the front cover for a book entitled "The Good Old Days #3" due out late summer 2007 price? £10.99 by the local author from Annesley, Martin Weiss. It will be packed with pictures of the old pits and railways of the Nottinghamshire area. Having got the first two editions, I can strongly recommend for great reading if you are into the history of the local pits and railways. If you would like a copy set aside please email me or ask Paddy and he will phone me.
 
From: Annesley
E mail: wanh007@msn.com
 
 
Guy Barlow, 26/05/07,
 
Now feeling very old after seeing some of the pictures!!!!
 
From: Calverton (now Manchester)
E mail: prop1@btconnect.com
 
 
Abi, 20/05/07,
 
I live in Calverton & been to Manor Park, at St. Wilfs and going on to Seely this year! Calverton is
really cool!
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Pam Smallman (Jenkinson), 14/05/07,
 
I grew up in calverton,went to Manor Park, Sir John Sherbrooke, Col Frank Seely school. Anyone wants to get in touch can.
 
From: Sutton in Ashfield
E mail: pamsmallman@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Jane, 10/05/07,
 
Hi, I've found this site really interesting.  I have recently discovered that my Mum is decended from a family named Frogg who came from Calverton.  Does anyone know if there are any Froggs (not the amphibious kind) still in the area?
 
From: Shropshire
E mail: jane.statham@taw.org.uk
 
 
Jeffry, 05/04/07,
 
Nice website,and nice to see my Market Garden video is on it too! Greetings...
 
From: Holland
E mail: gothicjeff@hotmail.com
 
 
Liz Tombs, 05/04/07,
 
I WONDER do the SO CALLED BUILDERS THAT IS PLANNING TO BUILD ON RENALS WAY REALY CARE ABOUT WILDLIFE AND GREEN BELT SPACE, OR ARE THEY MORE INTRESTED IN MAKING A PROFIT I THINK THE LATTER KEEP CALVERTON,
 
From: Formerly of Bonner Lane
E mail: liztombs@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Jordanne, 05/04/07,
 
I am in french class and I would like to say HI and I love le frenche language?
 
From: Calvo
 
 
Robin Berkshire, 04/04/07,
 
I found the web site most interesting, I have not yet perused all of it, but did enjoy reading about the goings on at he Newark & Nottingham courts!
 
From: Resident in Calverton Buckinghamshire
E mail: RobinEBee@aol.com
 
 
Cathy Burnell (nee Yates), 23/03/07,
 
Lived in Calverton up until 1966 when we moved to Australia.  I'd like to catch up with Pat & Linda
(nee Smith) they lived on Seely Ave also, they were twins.  They'd be in their 50's now.  or anyone else that knew us.
 
From: Seely Ave, Calverton
E mail: cathieburnell@bigpond.com
 
 
Linda Jarvis (nee Elliott), 08/03/07,
 
Hi to all that know me, I have lived in Calverton all my life and have just become a nana to my wonderful grandson Kyle born on 11/12/2006. I have three children all now grown up Darren the eldest Lee next (father to baby Kyle) and our youngest Vanessa who will be 18 this year and going to Uni.Celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary this year. I would love to hear from Michelle Clarke who used to live on Mews Lane, her father was a policeman and I think they moved down south about 74/75?.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: lin.jarvis@ntlworld.com
 
 
Lisa Slater, 07/03/07,
 
Oh my God, I bet Julie Waitt sent that bloody terrible photo of me! Good laugh though! Well I could only get better from that, I will send a recent photo in. I'm out on a boat in beautiful Australia and viewing the Calvo web site. How good is that! It was great fun to view the site, and see a few old faces, infact I wouldn't have recognised most of them. Really Enjoyed the site, and will post a photo asap to clear my name.
 
From: Calvo, but now living in Australia
E mail: e4lisa@gmail.com
 
 
Sylvia Wheeler, 28/02/07,
 
My great grandmother, Charlotte Desborough of Woodborough, married a Wiliam Brown and they lived in Calveton -I have found them on the 1901 Census with their son Nelson.  I know my Great-Grandmother had two further sons but I don't know their names.  I know that one son was killed in WW1, one son was killed in a mining accident and the third son was killed in a motor-bike accident.  Does anyone know this family and would they have any information for me. Thanks very much.
 
From: Benllech, Anglesey
E mail: sylvia@sbkc.de
 
 
Rob Walsh, 27/02/07,
 
Just taking a look through the guestbook for familiar names. Calverton still holds a fond place in my heart from my childhood. Would love to get in touch with anyone who is still in contact with Chris Yeomans or Justin Guy. Take care.
 
From: Derby
E mail: rob.bec@btopenworld.com
 
 
Margaret Hodson (nee Alvey), 10/02/07,
 
I have lost the email address of my second cousin Sally Cecil formally Wright from Calverton, who moved to Australia with her parents John and Margaret Wright, her Uncle frank and his wife Jenny and families. Sally did contact me through the village guestbook, but I have lost contact with her. If you read this Sally, take note of my new email address and please contact me again. Looking forward to hearing from you, my regards to your father and all the family, there must be at least 60 members in Australia by now. Regards Margaret.
 
From: Cotgrave, originally Calverton
E mail: mohodson@aol.com
 
Webmaster says: About time you registered on the forum Margaret - Here
 
 
Janine Toulson, 06/02/07,
 
I am related to William Lee.  If anyone else is a Lee and thinks they are too, please get in touch.  All my Lee family were from Calverton.
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: janine.toulson@ntlworld.com
 
 
Alessandra Gioanola, 02/02/07,
 
I'm looking for my son's grandfather whose name is John Godward. He's got three sons: Mike, Andrew and Martin. Thanks
 
From: ???
E mail: alessandragioanola@lycos.com
 
 
Shirley Brown, 28/01/07,
 
Just found your web site and it brought back many memories.  My family lived there from Dec. '53 until 1957.  At that time it was a pretty small village. I remember the Admiral Rodney also the Gleeners inn. My sister, brother and I were all too young to go there but we did go to the lido with family friends in the summer and the adults would have a beer at the Gleaners we kids would play in the back yard with a glass of orange juice and a packet of potato chips.  They used to keep pigs in the back field.Somewhere I have a photo taken of my brother at about age 6 walking in the village to school it was taken by a local photographer and turned into a village postcard. Gosh, what a lot of memories came flooding back.  One of my school friends aged 16 ran of to Scotland with a local village boy and they got married, her name was Chris Chalmers and his was Alan Wright. Wow, what a trip down memory lane. Thanks.
 
From: Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
E mail: shirleybrown@telus.net
 
 
Phil McGrory, 14/01/07,
 
Hello Kev
 
How's the family?  it's great to hear from you and I'm sure our John will answer this message, maybe we'll get messages from Sharon and Jane, and our Irene and Ann we could keep this website very busy. Well you're a long way from Park Road East, Ken lives there still same house Bob's in Bulwell and I'm sat here in the office in London and just checked the website while at lunch. Well nice to here form you, what you doing in Brazil? All the best Phil.
 
From: Newmarket, Suffolk
E mail: phil@cen.org.uk
 
 
Kevin Oldham, 14/01/07,
 
G'day Phil and John Mcgrory and all in Calvo, next we're gonna have your Ken or Bob writing in eh! I'm a bit further away at the moment John, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Hard to keep tabs on the cricket but we sure see a lot of football. Say Hi to those other Calvo ex-pats who picked the wrong Island!! Cheers
 
From: Brazil ex-Calvo
E mail: kjnoldham@yahoo.com.au
 
 
Helle W, 11/01/07,
 
Hi Calverton! I just want to say hello to my Grandad who lives here.on the 14th of January its my Grandad's birthday, and mine to, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Even though I'm in Denmark, and youre in England, Grandad, I think of you every day. say hi to Uncle Owen for me. Helle xxx.
 
From: England and Denmark
E mail: jegerhelle@yahoo.dk
 
 
Ian Austin (Murph), 10/01/07,
 
I am one of the best bricklayers (builders) in the UK, trainer of many young apprentices over the last 20 years. One of my first apprentices was young James Perkins, who is today building on his own, which Murph is so very proud of. However, the late Bob Garley was a great friend and also a great bricklayer very much respected (Murph).
 
From: Calverton
E mail: emlaustin@hotmail.com
 
 
Phil McGrory, 10/01/07,
 
Hello Calverton happy New Year thought I would have a say as my big brother always seems to be writing messages on this site. I was thinking of an old friend and I'm hoping that I may get in contact with them through this site so anyone who knows the where about of Rich Ward son of Barry Ward he used to be in to Football in the village back in the 70's could you please let him know  I was asking after him. Well that will do for now take care all my old friends and Ako there's more to life than TOP CLUB.
 
From: Newmarket, Suffolk
E mail: ps.mcgrory@ntlworld.com
 
 
John Mcgrory (Mac), 07/01/07,
 
Happy New year to everybody in Calvo. Just browsing the site to keep up to date.
 
From: New Zealand
E mail: john@nationalglass.co.nz
 
 
Mark Pettit, 29/12/06,
 
Great site that brought back many memories. Thanks
 
From: Calverton
E mail: PettitM&aol.com
 
 
Pam Wilkinson, 28/12/06,
 
I visited the website in November, I am now showing my sister, We lived on Flatts Lane 1956 -1966. I had two friends Linda Lewis and Sandra Yates. Did anyone know and remember our Dad  and MUM John and Iris Wilkinson?
 
From: Leeds
E mail: pamwilkinson22@btinternet.com
 
 
Tony Glover, 22/12/06,
 
I found your website while looking for information on the loss of the Polish aircrew during WWII. I am very impressed with the amount of info.
 
From: Mapperley, Nottingham
E mail: anthony.glover@ntlworld.com
 
 
John Round, 04/12/06,
 
Lived Calverton 1957 to 1968 and served apprenticeship at the pit as fitter from 1964 to 1968. Father was Bernard Round a Back Ripper ex Thorne Colliery.
 
From: Wilmslow, Cheshire
E mail: john@round123.fsnet.co.uk
 
 
Old old villager, 04/12/06,
 
No good living in the past, some is good and some not so good, the village I knew back in the 1940's/60's was far superior to the one now, barely any crime, loads of work all round, no drugs and violence, ahh take me bak 'ome.
 
From: Long and far away
E mail: longin4home49@ananzi.co.za
 
 
Nelly E, 28/11/06,
 
Calverton its so amazing! I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I have lived here since the old times and I have seen it change over time..... the mines aren't there anymore which is very sad. They were the eye on Calverton. Long live Calverton!
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Mike Yates, 21/11/06,
 
Just another message on the guestbook. Born in Calverton in 1962 on Newman Road. I still have relatives there. Have been doing a bit on the family tree, my grandfathers buried in the cemetery, Lawrence. Have been back twice and will go back again. Hi to all who live there, and have lived there.
 
From: Cairns Australia
 
 
Ben, 14/11/06,
 
Calverton is the best village in the world, the people are great and we got the best Indian takeaway around. So pop in and get some food. Calverton Balti 0115 9655525.
 
From: Calverton Balti
E mail: info@calvertonbalti.co.uk
Webmaster reply: 'Re: 'Best Indian takeaway around' I can vouch for that myself - Scouse Dave and I used to go all over Nottinghamshire trying different Indian Restaurants out. Then, we tried the Calverton one!!! Easily the best by a distance - second 'Anila's' and third 'Mem Saab'. The latter would have been a place higher but for serving very small portions of food. I recommend either the Rogan Josh or Jalfrezi at Calverton Balti - simply delicious.
 
 
Jordanne, 07/11/06,
 
I have to apologise to my man with a camera who took this picture of my house.
 
http://www.calvertonvillage.com/FlattsLaneFarm.html
 
I think i may have told him to get lost. I was only about eleven. I thought he was a private detective or a person who wanted to burgle us. Sorry.
 
From: Flatts Lane Farm
 
 
Pam Wilkinson, 07/11/06,
 
I lived in Calverton on Flatts Lane, It was good to go down memory lane and learn a lot about its history I did not know. I enjoyed the ghost stories, its a fun site!
 
From: Leeds
E mail: Pamwilkins@aol.com
 
 
Kara Hutchinson, 04/10/06,
 
My name is Kara Hutchinson, I used to go to Colonel Frank Seely in Calverton. I left in 1990 to move to Canada, I was best friends with Nathalie Joshua. If you remember me ...e-mail me.
 
From: Canada
E mail: kara_d_murray@hotmail.com
 
 
Little old me, 26/09/06,
 
Come on you Calvertonians, use the message board in the site, if you don't you are gonna lose it, once its gone it will never return.
 
From: Ravenshead
E mail: dingbats45@hotmail.com
 
 
Lynnda, 15/09/06,
 
I love the website, I enjoy coming back to the village but it has changed since I lived there. I saw the message from Joanie about The Pecks who ran the post office for years. I am the daughter of Bill and Tess Peck who built the present post office building after first having the post office on the Nook. I have tried to contact Joanie on the email address but it is bouncing back. If Joanie or anyone else wishes to contact me I would be happy to hear from you. Lynnda
 
From: Beverley
E mail: lynnda@volleyball.karoo.co.uk
 
 
Emma Nyblen, 15/09/06,
 
I really love living in the village there is so much to do like sitting on the park (smoking and drinking but ssssh dnt tell ma mum) somtimes i like to brouse through Londis and thats about it, oh yes i 4got 2 metion Danny the love of my life ;)
 
From: Calverton
E mail: lil_baby_66@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Peter Renshaw, 14/09/06,
 
My dad Tim Renshaw used to be the curate of St. Wilfrid's in Calverton before we left so he could become vicar of Shireoaks in Worksop in february 2001, seing some of the pictures brought back very fond memory's and made me want to go back. I used to go to St Wilfrid's school and remember it fondly.
 
From: Originally Nottingham but live in Worksop, North Notts
E mail: p_renshaw124@hotmail.com
 
 
Stuart Noall, 07/09/06,
 
Calverton born and bred had to leave for a few years now married to my lovely wife and now bought a house in calverton. nothing has changed!!Brilliant website!!
 
From: Calverton
E mail: stuart_noall@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Justin Guy, 06/09/06,
 
My wife, Dena, and I only left Calvo in April to live here in Canada but already I hardly recognise any of the names!I will keep looking though!!!
 
From: Vancouver Island, Canada
 
 
Joanie, 02/09/06,
 
My family the Pecks ran the post office for years, any of them left now??
 
From: ??
E mail: oldwalk6@bigpond.net.au
 
 
The Wheatleys, 31/08/06,
 
Tell your friends to pop in to the Post Office for a chat and if your lucky maybe a cuppa. We love the village and we like the fact that everyone is kind to you. THANK YOU!!!
 
From: Calverton Post Office 
E mail: notts_county_4lyf@hotmail.com
 
 
Ken, 29/08/06,
 
Very good site easy to read well written and interesting. Will be back to visit.
 
From: Yorkshire 
E mail: bycroft21@aol.com
 
 
Graham Steele, 22/08/06,
 
My Grand parents lived in the Village. Mr & Mrs Jack Bland. I spend many a good day there and would love to visit. Any ideas where I could stay are there a nice hotel? Regards.
 
From: London/ Essex 
E mail: lifecote@hotmail.com
 
 
BRIAN WILLIAMS, 10/08/06,
 
I WONDERED IF ANY OF THE CALVERTON RESIDENTS RECALLED THE MAYHEM I CAUSED BRINGING HALF OF ONE THOSE FOUR SIDED UNITS TO THE CARAVAN PARK THIS WAS CAUSED BY REPAIRS BEING CARRIED OUT TO THE RAILWAY BRIDGE BY THE COLLIERY {LONG LIVE KING COAL}FORCING US TO TRAVEL THROUGH YOUR VILLAGE ACCOMPIANIED BY A HELPFUL POLICE DOG HANDLER HE AND MYSELF HAD A RIGHT GOOD B********G OFF A POLICE TRAFFIC OFFICER WHO TURNED UP TEN MINUTES TOO LATE, ANYWAY I HOPE THE LADY WHOS BEDROOM WINDOW I SMASHED WITH THE APEX HAS FORGIVEN ME AND MY MATE COLIN, AND THE LOCAL COUNCIL HAS REPLACED THE BENT OVER ROAD SIGNS ANYWAY BEST REGARDS FROM ONE EXMINING VILLAGE TO ANOTHER.
 
From: ABERCARN SOUTH WALES
E mail: BRIAN.WILLIAMS18@BTINTERNET.COM
 
 
Bill, 31/07/06,
 
Just thought i'd say hi to fellow Calverton folk.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Adam Leach, 23/07/06,
 
I would like 2 say that i am very proud of my brother Mark Leach 4 having a beautiful baby girl Bethany Leach and he has made me a very happy uncle. Well done to u both Mark and Tiffany on the birth of your lovely baby girl.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: adamleachy8@hotmail.com
 
 
Noel Beech, 23/07/06,
 
Does anyone remember when the paper shop at the bottom of the village was a wooden hut, and the owner was named Claud Alvey. Then it moved into the precinct.The morning papers came to a cottage on main street to e made up into rounds, I had Main Street down needed 2 bags took ages.
 
From: York
E mail: bcdno10@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Lee, 06/07/06,
 
Was just playing cribbage on POGO and met the Granny of the twins who INSISTED I see their pic on your website....Looks like a very fun village!
 
From: Dakota Dunes, SD, USA
E mail: leeboy@iwon.com
 
 
Kev Hatton, 27/06/06,
 
Hello all at Calverton.  I worked in Calverton at the Severn Trent water reclamation plant for 20 years and as I now live and work in Malaga Spain it was nice to see the village again. I will visit this site again some time to keep in touch with my old stomping ground. Best wishes.
 
From: Malaga, Spain
E mail: kev.in.spain@hotmail.com
 
 
Jack, 24/06/06,
 
Site really good. In my home I think I have seen a ghost.
 
From: Calverton, Main Street
 
 
Katie, 23/06/06,
 
I think I seen a ghost when I was walking home past the pub.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ela_allen123@hotmail.com
 
 
Eileen, 15/06/06,
 
There`s a message board now available on this site for interested people to post on a variety of subjects.
 
From: Calverton originally
E mail: e.holmes643@btinternet.com
 
 
Danny Spooner, 12/06/06,
 
Moved to Calverton just over two years ago. It has been a very good place for us to date and we love being here. Really wouldn't want to be anywhere else. We have the same rollong hills as Oxton and Southwell but without the cost. Love it to bits.I am currnetly doing a degree and have needed information on the area, the site has proved invaluable to me in gaining this info.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: dannyspooner@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Liz Tombs, 09/06/06,
 
SAVE KEENWELL, SAVE KEENWELL!!!!!!!
 
From: Bonner Lane ( now living in Wollaton Park)
E mail: liztombs@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Rob Williams, 08/06/06,
 
Just at airport doing FF teams. Will drop round in morning. Back at 3am.
 
From: Aarhus Airport Denmark
 
 
Tony Jackson, 08/06/06,
 
hi to all that remember me and this is a great site I moved from Calverton eight years ago it changed a lot since I lived there the calverton no more but glad to see they still have the Top Club and the Working Mens club spent many happy times in there
 
From: Manchester ( formally Calverton )
E mail: tonyjacksonjck9@hotmail.com
 
 
Noel Beech, 08/06/06,
 
I can remember Calverton when it was 1 main street and an estate which stopped at Flatts Lane beond that it was corn fields. I enjoyed my time in Calverton and was 1 of the first pupils to attend cfs sec. school only did 1 year 1957-1958 then left for the big bad world of work. I enjoy looking at the site, and I must come back to see how thigs have changed.
 
From: York
E mail: bcdno10@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Crimp, 07/06/06,
 
Good
 
From: New Zealand
E mail: hchristian@xtra.co.nz
 
 
James Twigger, 23/05/06,
 
The site is brilliant I hope Calverton has a good reputation.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Isobel Bown, 23/05/06,
 
Beautiful little retreat!
 
From: Calverton
E mail: isobelbown@hotmail.com
 
 
Guy Onyeoru, 20/05/06,
 
Hey up.
 
From: Egypt
E mail: guy@mugu.com
 
 
Brian Daniels, 17/05/06,
 
Lived and worked in Calverton for well over 20 years. Had a lot of fun looking around the site, but don't remember any of the names. Keep up the good work. Brian
 
From: Bethesda North Wales
E mail: briantypink@aol.com
 
 
Awel Knott(Ms), 13/05/06,
 
When my eldest daughter was due to be born in August 1974 we took many walks to Oxton woods and there were masses of beautiful blue-bells in bloom at that time, I will always remember the fragrance and beauty of those blue-bells.
 
From: Perth, Western Australia
E mail: calvogal@hotmail.com
 
 
Griff, 12/05/06,
 
OMG.....love the under 16 pic...but I think the year is wrong....more likely 1976.Where are they all now...I know Kev Allsop is still in the village...saw him the other week I think. Anyway if anyone wants to get in touch, get me on msn for a chat.Griff Now in Derby livin with the sheep sh....rs...You Reds!!!!!
 
From: Calverton (originally)
E mail: iangriffiths_1@msn.com
 
 
Eileen Holmes (Goodall), 12/05/06,
 
Isn't Oxton Woods (is it still called that?) still a bluebell wood? When I lived in the village it was a picture at this time of the year!
 
From: Originally Calverton
E mail: e.holmes643@btinternet.com
 
 
Les Mapletoft, 10/05/06,
 
Hi Roni Dickenson. If you take a ride along the 614 towards Clumber Park the woods on both sides of the road are full of Bluebells. It really is a treat to see them. I hope thats not too far away for you.
 
From: Arnold (ex Calverton)
E mail: lesmapo@ntlworld.com
 
 
Roni Dickeson, 08/05/06,
 
Hi, I have just arrived in Calverton and like what I see so far.  Can anyone tell me please where I might find the nearest bluebell wood? Thanks Roni
 
From: South Wales
E mail: VADickeson@aol.co.uk
 
 
Margaret Hodson ( ALVEY ), 07/05/06,
 
I hope some people who used to live in Calverton will be at the get together on May 20th. Could we please have a contact board, for us to leave messages on? It's nice to keep in touch, and chat about past times. (It was good to talk to you Eileen Holmes on the phone, and some people do put messages on this wonderful guest site. Regards to you from Margaret) Does Linda Brittain (Loveridge)still do the Old school network? If so could she please post the details on your guest site. Thank you Margaret Hodson.
 
From: Cotgrave originally Calverton
E mail: brianhdsnbrn@aol.com
 
 
Eileen Goodall (now Holmes), 01/05/06,
 
I look into the site often and grumble that nobody has signed the guestbook lately - including me! We moved to 36 Ramsdale Avenue in 1953 and then moved down to Salterford Avenue to a bigger house a few years later. I went to St Wilfrid`s and my brother Ray went to the boy`s junior school.  My kids went to Manor Park and then Col Frank Seely and I moved to Derby 20 years ago. I enjoyed looking at the photographs on the site but didn`t see any of myself. I remember doing the `Whit walks` with Sunday School and singing hymns around the village before going back to chapel for tea. I don`t suppose they do it nowadays? In fact I suppose I`d see a lot of changes since 20 years ago!
 
From: Ramsdale Avenue then Salterford Avenue
E mail: e.holmes643@btinternet.com
 
 
Peter Anderson, 11/04/06,
 
I used to play in a band GYRO we rehearsed on top of a pub in Calverton. Steve (married to Sue) on guitar, Neil (george) married to Jenny also guitar, and the famous reedy on drums. I played bass. Neil's Dad was a minor in Calverton pit and once when he got up to shave he saw his mother in the mirror warning him not to work. She had been dead for years. He stayed at home. That was the day of the pit disaster when a bunch of men died. He would have been one of them. Also remember driving up the hill in the dark scared to death.
Would love to hear from the band
 
From: Toronto, Canada
E mail: peter@peteranderson.ca
 
 
Helen  Simmons, 11/04/06,
 
Would like more info on sites and birds in Calverton.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Liz Tombs, 10/04/06,
 
To the Methodist chapel congregation where I used to go to. have a very nice Easter from Liz Tombs
 
From: Wollaton Park (grew up in Calverton)
E mail: liztombs@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Kirsty, 01/04/06,
 
Gud syte Calvo.
 
From: Calvo
E mail: its_all_k-babe@hotmail.com
 
 
Maureen Bladen, 31/03/06,
 
Through you site met up with Rita Petts, and I am going to Australia in Sept. 06.
 
From: Late of Calverton, at Barnsley  S. Yorks
E mail: kezmaureen@btinternet.com
 
 
Eileen Holmes (nee Goodall), 24/03/06,
 
Found the site via Margaret Alvey. Very interesting, esp the pictures. Just spent a couple of hours browsing and will return!
 
From: Calverton 1953-1984
E mail: e.holmes643@btinternet.com
 
 
Pat Smith (nee Mitchell), 20/03/06,
 
Really enjoyed the site.  Our family used to live at 10 Park Road.  Left in 1965 for Canada.   Neighbours were Jennifer Lycett on one side and Margaret Toder on the other. I think Mrs Toder still lives at #8.  The Carter's were our neighbours on the back - Susan, Malcolm and another boy.  Christine Morley lived a little further down. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers us. I was the Calverton Coal Queen in '65. Pat and Lynne Mitchell.
 
From: London, Ontario Canada
E mail: psps101@hotmail.com
 
 
Steve Stuart, 20/03/06,
 
Great site, pity about the Liverpool connections though otherwise it would be superb!
 
From: Calverton
E mail: toffeemansteve@hotmail.com
 
 
Margaret Hodson (Alvey), 12/03/06,
 
Can you recall Jillian Carby?
I have been asked by the daughter of Jillian Carby, who lived on Cod's Row/North Green with her parents Joe and Vera Carby, to try and find anyone who remembers her mother as a youngster. Jill died in 1982 of cancer whilst in Canada, her daughter has returned to England and is trying to build up a picture of her mums early years. I went to the village school with Jill,so did Pat Walters,Sandra Whiting, Jacky Carter,Pat and Hazel Binch, Claris Whitehouse and Valerie O'Keefe. If anyone from 1943 onwards remembers Jill, please get in touch and I will pass on details to her daughter. Our teacher was Miss Floyd, later Mrs Sheila Gretton. Jill passed her 11 plus and went on to a Grammer school.
 
From: Calverton now live in Cotgrave
E mail: Brianhdsnbrn@aol.com
 
 
Maria Sanders, 07/03/06,
 
Just caught sight of myself in your May Queen photograph Pauline Gamble (Gam) is on the left then myself Maria Sanders followed by Jack but cannot remember May Queens name lived in Calverton from age of 5 and went to Manor Park, Sherbrooke then Frank Seeley can remember loads of people best friend at the time was Bev Knight from Labray Road. Great website.
 
E mail: DTheclayton@aol.com
 
 
Janet Levey, 07/03/06,
 
The Admiral Rodney Inn:
 
My grandparents, Harry and Connie Holmes kept the pub. from 1936 until 1954 or 55, I was told that it was built using the timbers from the ship "The Admiral Rodney" hence its name. There  was a huge curved beam in what was then the tap room and when the  Rodney was modernised in around 1960 that beam was built into a  bungalow at Toton by one of the men working on the alterations and as  far as I know he still lives in the same bungalow. As for ghosts I've spent many happy days and holidays there and I never saw or heard tell of anything unusual. There certainly is the entrance to a tunnel - bricked up - in the cellar which is for the most part cut out of rock.
 
E mail: janetlevey@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
Sue Knight, 05/03/06,
 
Nice informative website. The Knight family lived in Carrington Lane and Windles Square before heading to New Zealand in 1964. I'm interested in any family history to do with the Knight family. My late father-in-law Len worked at the Calverton Colliery 1946-47 and again 1956, also at Charles Coggins & Co.
 
From: Prebbleton, New Zealand
E mail: sknights@xtra.co.nz
 
 
Pauline Ellis, 01/03/06,
 
looked at your site got told about it recalled some very old memories and pictures of the jazz band would love to hear from any of my old school mates I have 3 kids now there is Emma who is 24 Patrick who is 20 and Frances who is 18 so Melanie Strickland, Judith Bradley would be nice to hear from all you gang again. Let me know what you are all up 2 nowadays you can e mail me at the above email its emmalou4982@yahoo.co.uk hope to hear from you all very soon xxxxxx.
 
From: Hucknall used to live in Calverton
E mail: emmalou4982@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Richard Slack, 26/02/06,
 
Hi great site. I worked at Calverton Colliery from 1983 'til 1993. I would like to say hello to George Bell, Dave Riley, Pike.
 
E mail: dickie@r201home.fsnet.co.uk
 
 
A. Knott, 23/02/06,
 
Looking forward to reading the Calverton Echo on-line. My sister sometimes sends me a copy. This is an excellent website, keep up the good work.
 
From: Perth, Australia
E mail: calvogal@hotmail.com
 
 
Aimee Brown, 22/02/06,
 
I grew up in Calverton I went 2 Colonel Frank Seely before I moved to Kirkby in 2002. I have enjoyed this site very much I never realised exactly how haunted Calverton was I just thought that it was all a myth but reading about what people have said about Calvo maybe it is as haunted as people say.
 
From: kirkby in ashfield
E mail: aimeeebrown@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Kirsty Caine, 22/02/06,
 
I had a very strange experience whilst on may way home. I had been visiting a friend in Calverton. I had decided to head home so at about midnight I left. I was driving up Georges Hill when I felt like I should not have been there it felt as if someone was watching me I looked in my rear view mirror and I saw what can only be described as a monk like figure staring back at me I just put it down 2 the fact that I was tired until I got home and told my husband what I had seen and he told me that many years before I had seen it he lived in Calverton and he said that there is a ghost on top of Georges Hill and if you are alone in your car it gets in the back seat this experience freaked me out after finding out I never drive along Georges Hill alone anymore.
 
From: Arnold
E mail: kirstyscaine@yahoo.com
 
 
Mary Austin, 21/02/06,
 
Great site absolutely love it darlings thank you.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: emlaustin@hotmail.com
 
 
Kerry Austin, 16/02/06,
 
Amazing!
 
From: Calverton
E mail: kezrae@hotmail.com
 
 
Betty Charnwood, 02/14/06,
 
Just looking it is very good, needs more pictures and maps of streets love Betty xx
 
From: West Bridgford
Webmaster reply: 'Street map?' errm whats this on this page here?
 
 
Maureen Bladen (Jenkinson),  02/10/06,
 
Through your questbook I would like to thank you. I met Rita Petts from Australia in Nottm Wed 1st Feb 06, she is over here on holiday, had not seen her for 40yrs we had a wonderful day, on the 2nd Of Feb met Ray goodhall and his wife. also a wonderful time, thank you.
 
From: Barnsley, South Yorks
E mail: kezmaureen@btinternet.com
 
 
Kathleen Timmermans, 02/10/06,
 
My father, Joseph Timmermans, just recently passed away.  I did a search on Timmermans Roses yesterday, just for fun, and this website came up!  I didn't even know that Christopher Dean worked at our nursery!  I did know that he was a policeman in Mansfield because he worked with my aunty (Audry Fenton).
 
I lived in Woodborough at Timmermans Roses until 1970 when I moved to America.
 
Best Wishes.
 
Kathleen.
 
From: Wichita, Kansas, USA
E mail: ka112748@prodigy.net
Webmaster reply: Christopher used to borrow my brothers bike to get to his Roses job!
 
 
Anelise Thomson, 02/10/06,
 
Hi there, I was born in calverton in 1974 to Philip and Awel Knott. Our family, ( Philip, Awel, myself and Melvyn) moved to Australia in 1979. Im interested to chat to anyone who remembers us!.....
 
From: Australia
E mail: anelise@bigpond.net.au
 
 
Connie Skills, 02/09/06,
 
i go 2 skool ere innit. gd site, very helpful n stuff more pics of colonel frank seely plz and ova places.
 
From: calvo
 
 
Wendy  Fraser, 01/29/06,
 
The site is very well done. I Was told about it by someone who is doing their Family History as we both have Grandparents from this area. Have learnt a lot about Calverton from this Web site.
 
From: Australia
E mail: lwfraser@catchnet.com.au
 
 
Linda Vernon, 01/28/06,
 
Hi, Looking for anyone that remembers my dad. We lived in Hucknall from about 76 onwards and my dad worked at calverton colliery as a security guard, although I don't know the dates. His name: James Vernon (would have been known as Jim or Brian probably). Great web site, wish I'd thought of looking sooner but only came across it by mistake.
 
From: Hucknall originally, now Scottish Highlands
E mail: linda@lclaxson.wanadoo.co.uk
 
 
Val Riches, 01/27/06,
 
Plan to visit in the summer for family history purposes - researching the name of Baguley (my 5 x g.grandmother).  All I know is that she came from Stoke Bardolph.
 
From: Thrapston, Northamptonshire
E mail: val.riches@freeserve.co.uk
 
 
Margaret Hodson nee: - Alvey, 01/18/06,
 
Thank you for the website, through it I have been in contact with a distant cousin, a schoolfriends daughter, and relatives who emigrated to Australia many years ago. In fact at the last count I had 50 plus relatives in Australia. We hope to meet up when they next come over to Calverton in four years time, (I hope they don't all visit at once).  I am looking forward to this, as I grew up with the father who is a second cousin and he is now 79 years young.
 
From: Cotgrave/ born in Calverton 1943
E mail: Brianhdsnbrn@aol.com
 
 
Leon, 01/10/06,
 
Good site.
 
From: Harrogate
E mail: purple_kat9@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Jeff Miller, 08/01/05,
 
Hi  I have just logged on to the website which I find to be very interesting. I worked as an electrician from 1954 to 1962. The electricians I remember were: Unit electrical Engineer Jack Butler, Underground shift assistant Engineer Selwin Murfit, Shift chargemen Harold Cherry, Ray Murfit, Alan Staples. Some of the electricians I remember: Trever Bailey, Peter Owen, Tony Eaton, Les Inger, Howard Maddox, Jimmy Dodds, Alan Barlow, Kevin Macfarlane, Chargeman Greaser Roy Truman. Best Regards to all
 
From: Mansfield Woodhouse
E mail: george.j.miller@btinternet.com
 
 
Vickeh, 07/01/05,
 
I've lived in calverton all my life and i have hear all bout these storyes i have neva seen any goshts but 1 of my dads friends was goin down georgias hill 1 night he was a taxie driver aswelll n he felt the car go cold and he looked in his rear mirro and saw a white woman he looked again i dont like going up on georgias hill at night because we have herd storys about it the white lady we call her and shes always hitching rides.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: x_babhee_vikki_x@hotmail.com
 
 
John & Cathy, 06/01/06,
 
Hi, my name is Cathy Burnell (nee Yates).  I lived in Calverton until my family left in 1966 when I was 11 yr old. I was really good friends with the Smith family, they lived on Seely Ave (we lived at 17 Seely Ave, on the corner of Newman Rd) There was George & Miriam Smith, then their children, Pat & Lynda (twins), I think they had a son also. If anyone knows where they are now, I'd love to know,regards Cathy Burnell.
 
From: 6 Fergusson Crt, Wynne Vale, South Australia, 5127
E mail: c4catt@hotmail.com.au
 
 
David Pickles, 01/05/006,
 
Fab views, I think I'll come for my holidays.
 
From: Leeds
E mail: dpickles@nhs.co.uk
 
 
Paul & Jenny, 01/05/06,
 
Spooky.
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: ghost_hunter05@hotmail.com
 
 
Les Johnston, 01/05/06,
 
Terrific great loved it.
 
From: Carlisle
E mail: benles@ntlworld.com
 
 
Zachariah and Joshua, 01/03/06,
 
1. Wot a **** web site
2. Learn how to drink
3. Tell Dave Riley to get letters here on time slow boy
 
From: Calvo
E mail: joshriley@hotmail.com
 
 
Mark Truman junior, 12/23/05,
 
Very good I very much enjoyed the ghost story's as a young lad I loved the storys that where told when I was landlord of the Admiral Rodney people said how much it was haunted I heard the story's before like I've said I like the story's but I was never a believer untill I lived there after a year living in that building there was plenty of things that went off like where I had a relief manager in he went to bed after a drink the next day he came downstairs and all the chairs where on the tables and he didnt put them up and one time I was in the celler and the buzzer went off I come up the stairs and the bar staff said wot did u buzz me for so I was like I haven't went down to the cellar and my buzzer was pressed in after that I must of had the record for the fastest barrel changer in Notts!!
 
From: Calverton
E mail: junior_truman@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Maureen Bladen/Jenkinson, 12/22/05,
 
Made comments before about the site, I think its great, I still visit Calverton, Have a walk round Thorndale Road, Broom Road, Park Road East, and Crookdole Lane look where I lived, sadly not many people left who was there when I moved to Barnsley,in 1978, Have got a good friend through your site in Ray Goodall and his wife, so I am very happy to have found your site, will keep searching if anyone wishes to make contact it would be nice to hear from them, Catherine and Paul Wright are me cousins that may ring some bells Bye
 
From: Barnsley, South Yorks
E mail: kezmaureen@btinternet.com
 
 
Wendy Kjellgren, 12/15/05,
 
I was born in Calverton in 1957 to parents Tony Eaton and Doreen Alma Eaton nee Little I have 3 sisters Linda, Shirley and Julie we moved to Australia in 1965 other relatives from Calverton are Brian and Pat Little and son Mark who now live in WA also Pauline and Tom Willis who have moved to Hucknall and Rex and Freda Little. I attended St Wilfrids school I remember a few girls from school Susan Lockwood, Sandra Swanick and Josephine Hunt my parents were friends with Les and Rose Inger who had sons Tony and Paul.
 
From: Perth, Western Australia
E mail: wckjellgren@hotmail.com
 
 
Colin Sansom, 12/12/05,
 
I would like to contact Richard Hoyle son of the Reverend Hoyle of St Wilfrids rectory circa 1962 to 1967 anybody knowing the whereabouts could you contact me. 
 
From:  Perth, Western Australia
E mail: carmelryan@iprimus.com.au
 
 
David Comrie, 12/08/05,
 
Visited my sister this September in Paddock Close.  Had a very enjoyable stay.  It's always pleasant to visit Nottingham (my birth place) and the surrounding countryside.  I have visited Calverton every two years or so for the past 20 years and the place really does not seem to change that much.  Looking forward to my next visit.
 
From: Nottingham originally, now Grand Coulee, Washington State USA
E mail: comrie@bigdam.net
 
 
Karen Hayes, 11/29/05,
 
This is a really good site i was filled with amazment!!! or not!!
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Sandy, 11/28/05,
 
Have you got any images of Yew Tree Cottage on Main Street?
 
Try here
 
From: Nottingham
 
 
Stacey, 11/26/05,
 
Gd web site
 
From: Calverton
 
 
 
Russell Sansom, 11/25/05,
 
I was 7 when I left Calverton and we used to live at 39 Seely Avenue, I have a brother Colin and two sisters, Sandra and Karen. I have memories of going to Labray School and Bonfire nights at a park near our house. I would like to hear from anyome who remembers me or  my siblings. We left Calverton in 1967.
 
From: Perth, Western Australia
E mail: russ.jules@westnet.com.au
 
 
Mike Rickett, 11/21/05,
 
Father Arthur had a bike shop 1946-1952 in Robsons shop just along from the Co-op. I attended Jonathan Labray for a while and was mates with Geoff Turrel and Dan Martin.
 
From: Whangarei, New Zealand
E mail: amric@xtra.co.nz
 
 
Peter Bartley, 11/14/05,
 
It's a shame that the Colliery history isn't a bit "fuller" Does anyone remember the visit by a group of Russian miners? Or the TV film that was shot at the pit? My father spent many years there and knew everyone. Several of my relatives also worked there at various times. I never worked there but did spend a little time on the picket line in 1972 and had many opportunities of visiting underground.
 
From: ?
E mail: peterbartley47@yahoo.fr
 
 
Peter Finch, 11/07/05,
 
Re: Calverton Estates FC late 60's
 
I was also in the team but not playing that day (injured). We were from Arnold (as was Carl Armstrong). My dad knew Jack Love and Calverton were short of good players so we helped Jack out. Also know No. 4 but can't remember his name. I moved to Calverton in 1981 and have been there since (wife + 2 children now grown up).
 
From: Calverton
E mail: peter.finch@constructionplus.net
 
 
Keir & Luke, 11/05/05,
 
Hi!! (pudding)
 
From: Calverton
E mail: s.covington@btinternet.com
 
 
Jez Hayes, 11/04/05,
 
Good lad.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: jez_hayes@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Alex Wheelhouse, 11/03/05,
 
I am trying to find an old friend, If anyone reads this and they know the girl please could you contact me thanks. Hi I am Alex Wheelhouse I know u will probably not be able to help me but I am trying to track down my old freind from when i was about  6, 18 now. I don't know her last name but I know she has a younger sister called Bethan, her name is Rhiannon and last I heard she moved to Calverton. So if you know anything could please e mail me on alexwheelhouse83@hotmail.com or alexdavid79@aol.com thanks a lot Alex David Wheelhouse now living in Sutton Bonnington 79 Park Lane.
 
From: Sutton Bonnigton Loughborough
E mail: alexwheelhouse83@hotmail.com
 
 
Stuart Clark, 10/13/05,
 
Great, I enjoyed the site, as a potential buyer for the Calverton Fish Bar I have struggled finding visual information for Calverton, but found the photo archive informative and amusing, seems like a great place to live and more important bring up my kids.
 
From: Sutton In Ashfield
E mail: StuClark0@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Kara Hutchinson, 10/10/05,
 
I used to go to school at Colonel Frank Seely school, I left and moved to Canada in 1990. I was 13 at the time, and I used to be best friends with Nathalie Joshua. Just wondering if anyone remembers me!
 
From: Burton Joyce
E mail: kara_d_murray@hotmail.com
 
 
Chris Dixon, 10/10/05,
 
Great site; many memories, grew up in Calvo 1961-76 until I joined the RAF. Still have great memories of going back home for leave; drinks in the White Lion and Rodney, nights in Nottingham with Mal Bowman, Sue, Elaine & Russ to mention a few.
 
From: California, USA
E mail: flyingttcd@hotmail.com
 
 
Elizabeth Tombs, 10/10/05,
 
Well done to the CALVERTON foot ball team.
 
Friom: WollatonPark (previous to this Bonner Lane)
E mail: liztom744@hotmail.com
 
 
Maureen Bladen, 10/09/05,
 
I lived in Calverton for many years, and thanks to this site, I have made an email friend, @ we knew one another in the 50s so thank you, keep up the good work, so people can stay in touch. Very interesting very nice to go down memory lane. I left in l977 last address Collyer Road.
 
From: Barnsley
E mail: kezmaureen@btinternet.com
 
 
Becky, 10/06/05,
 
I like the little man he makes me laugh hehehehehehehehe.
 
From: Calvo/Oxton
 
 
Maureen Bladen (nee Jenkinson), 10/01/05,
 
I lived in Calverton from 1959 -1979. I lived on Crookdole Lane, Windle Square, Park Road East, then Collyer Road. Still have family in Calverton. Very good site, been intouch with Rita Petts(Hawkins)after 2yrs, also saw Jane Oldham on site, she was a friend of Alison and were in the Calverton Rascals Jazz Band, she the lived on Flatts Lane, anyone remembering me, I would like to here from them, my relatives were named Coulby of Forest Road.
 
Re: Princess Margarets colliery visit in 1952
 
I was there when HRH came to the colliery, my father was working in the pit head baths at that time, we stood outside the wooden hut that was the top club then, it was situated on the bank on the left hand side as you went down the drive faceing the pit head bath, his name was Frank Harston, and he worked with my uncle Samuel Coulby.
 
From: Barnsley, S Yorks
E mail: kezmaureen@btinternet.com
 
 
Kara Hutchinson, 09/23/05,
 
Hi!  I went to Colonel Frank Selly School and left the country in 1990. I was friends with Nathalie Joshua!  Does anyone remember me! Let me know if you do! I am 28 years old!
 
From: Burton Joyce
E mail: kara_d_murray@hotmail.com
 
 
Matthew Cardwell, 09/21/05,
 
I like the ghosts part of the website.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Maureen Bladen, 09/19/05,
 
Nice to see photo I lived at Windles square 1963 neighbours Kath Wood and the Knight family. I was involved with the band during the early 1970's.  I helped to make the uniform when Margaret Moore was leader. My daughter Alison Jenkinson was in the band, they were good days. I left Calverton in 1977 and moved to Barnsley South Yorkshire I have still relatives in the village, take care
 
From: Barnsley South Yorkshire
E mail: kezmaureen@btinternet.com
 
 
KDSping, 09/13/05,
 
Calverton, Hello! I am a mining engineer from China. I got to know there was a colliery in Calverton about 13-year ago. I want to know, how did you treat the subsidence area due to coal mined from underground. Thanks!
 
From: China
E mail: kdsping@126.com
 
 
Leah, 09/10/05,
 
The nursing home opposite Georges Lane has been closed down due to staff being disturbed on their night shifts. Me and my neice went to visit my mum at that nursing home. She was very mentally ill, but she is quite stable now. We were walking down the corridors and we used to hear people screaming because the staff locked them in a room.We felt sorry for them. We carried on walking down the corridors and got to my mums room right at the end. We walked in and she was under the covers, I pulled the covers off her head and she sat up sweating. She said, "I'm safe, she's gone." She would never tell us who she seen but she did say that it was a little girl sitting at the end of her bed singing...We didn't believe her because she was mentally unstable at he time. But then we believed her when we seen it for our self.  A few years later me and my friend were walking by and noticed the home had been closed down. We wanted to find out why and went to call the manager. There was no number and we went home . I came back that way later on that night to drop my friend off home. We walked by and we heard screaming coming from the direction of the nursing home, the sort of screaming when the staff locked the patients in their rooms , I knew I had heard it before but where, and then it hit me it WAS the nursing home.....
 
From: Calverton
E mail: kiddiwinkies@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Heather, 09/10/05,
 
I am a very scared little girl I've seen a ghost in my house but I don't dare tell any one please help me.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Derrick Goodman, 09/04/05,
 
Tell Riley to buy some ink for his printer tight XXX!!  Very good site impressed.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: degss@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
Sharyn Farrar, 08/11/05,
 
My mum's family grew up on Calverton - and her dad worked at Calverton Colliery.  Does anyone remember Jill, Vera or Joseph Carby?
 
From: Kendal, Cumbria
E mail: sharynfarrar@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Rebekah, 08/10/05,
 
Trying to trace direct descendents from Calverton and Basford. Namely, Reuben Marriott (born 1898) who married Eliza Smith, they had a son called Clifford; Cornelius Marriott (b.1849) who married Maria Cooper; and William Marriott (b.1819) who married Caroline.
 
From: Mansfield
E mail: rebekahm28@aol.com
 
 
Matt Wright, 08/05/05,
 
Hello all Matt Wright 7 The Hollins 1984 1988 remember me anyone I like the pic of Toddy lol
 
E mail: mattandaimi@ntlworld.com
 
 
Oscar Woolley, 07/04/05,
 
Hello, I’m a former resident of 19/20 Burnor Pool. My Ma still occupies the house and I thought you may like to know that (I think) that house is listed.  Apparently it’s the oldest ale house in the village. We never had any real proof, just a nice bit of hearsay. Anyway, Nice one, keep it up.
 
From: Belfast
E mail: oscar.woolley@ntlworld.com
 
 
Ian Coxon, 07/02/05,
 
Just visited your site after after hearing about it from my sister Margaret McMahon (Coxon).we moved to Calverton from North Shields in '61 and left for Australia in '66. My parents are John & Helen Coxon and we lived at 52 Broom Rd. Dad worked at the pit as a fitter and played a part in starting up one of the working mens clubs .brother and sister Alan and Sheila both born in Calverton. Memories of Calverton include Bills Bus (a mobile shop selling anything&everything, dad still has a large butchers knife bought off the bus), Oxton Woods where we spent all our spare time,and two training planes having a mid-air collision over Calverton (65-66?) and all the kids heading to the crash site after school to try and grab a bit of plane. The class photo of Sir John Sherbrooke 1968 should be 1966, thats me bottom row extreme left, the one with the big ears. Other people in the photo I can remember are; Robert Garley, Terry Prince, Pauline Corah, Pauline Swift, Isobel Turner?, John Poznanski & David? Woods.apologies to anyone whose name I got wrong, misspelt or have forgotten. keep up the good work.
 
From: Perth, Western Australia
E mail: ian.coxon1@bigpond.com.au
 
 
Young Taylor, 06/30/05,
 
Love this site, when ever I feel homesick I come and have a look at the pictures and frighten my new friends by showing them the pictures of my big brother. It's nice to have a web site that really sums up Calvo and makes me feel a little closer to home!!
 
From: Australia
 
 
Brian Daniels, 06/24/05,
 
Lived and worked down the mine from 1960 till 1988. Still got fond memories of the Village especially Top Club. Nice looking at the photos of the village.
 
From: Bangor, North Wales
E mail: briantypink@aol.com
 
 
Margaret McMahon (Coxon), 06/22/05,
 
I have just visited your site out of curiousity. I lived in Calverton from 1961 - 1966 when my family emigrated to Western Australia. My dad worked at the Pit, my older brother and I went to Sherbrooke school and my sister and brother were born in Calverton. I lived on Broom Road and have some fond memories of my early childhood years in Calverton. Will keep checking you site.
 
From: Tasmania Australia
E mail: jaminglis@aapt.com.au
 
 
Ray Goodall, 06/22/05,
 
Where are the real old calvertonians? most of them now are pretenders
 
From: Durban
E mail: dingbats45@ananzi.co.za
Webmaster reply: I think they've all moved to South Africa!!!
 
 
Christine Gilmour, 06/22/05,
 
Just found your site GREAT keep up the good work, I've lived here from the age of five.  And I still live here. I saw myself in one of the pic's hahahahaha great.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: christine.gilmour1@ntlworld
 
 
Rita Petts, 06/11/05,
 
The photos of May parade are great. Does anyone know what has happened to John Fosters site on Calverton? It's come to a stand still. Maureen Can you get back in touch now we have this new e mail address. Also Kath Ward if you are still in Calverton. I miss Calverton heaps I bet it is looking lovely at this time of the year.
 
From: Southbrook, Australia
E mail: karpets@primus.com.au
 
 
John Prince, 06/11/05,
 
A good site a few names I remember will look at it again
 
From: Ex Calverton now Bestwood
E mail: john.prince93@ntlworld.com
 
 
Laura Walker (previously Dixon), 05/27/05,
 
Hiya just thought I'd say I really enjoyed looking at the site. I was brought up in Calverton but moved when I was 7. My parents have since moved back they loved it that much and my Mama has always lived there. First of all she lived at Patchings Farm now she has moved into a bungalow in the village itself. Hopefully one day I will get back to bring my children up in the lovely village.
 
E mail: laura_walker2@msn.com
 
 
Josie Hennell, 05/26/05,
 
We moved to Calverton from Durham in 1953.  Dad - Thomas Henry Simms was killed by a rock fall in 1955.  His name willl be on the memorial that is being built. My nephew - Mick Dodd (local builder) and a friend (Colin Moss) have donated time and bricks to build the base for this. I worked at Meridian and my husband John who came from Oxton worked at the pit. We had some great times 1957-65 at the Old Top club, Cherry Tree, etc.  Friends were especially Pete and Linda Nettleship and all the girls in the knitting room.  We had motorbikes and went to Matlock on Sundays. Happy days.
 
Regards to you all  Josie Hennell
 
From: Lincoln, England
E mail: john.hennell@ntlworld.com
 
 
Aleasha, 05/24/05,
 
Good site loving ma dad on ya site in school. very good. and ma mum in jazz band. have you got Calverton schools 2 day????? That would be good.its good how ya can print pictures because many people haven't got them pictures no more and its good how you have got peoples names. Could ya get a pic of schools in 2005???? you have got some but only football teams. People don't know this site i do because i seen it in the calverton echo because ma mum wanted to see her and ma dad on it. Is the ghosts true????. How do you know all this about the ghost? Do you give pictures back because i've got a old one. Do you want only if you give it back ok
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ela_allen_123@hotmail.com
 
 
Jane Hughes (Nee Wood), 05/21/05,
 
I love to visit the site every few weeks to see who has visited and if I remember anyone. I was born in Calvo in 1960 and lived there till 1981 when I moved to Canada with Stuart Pilkington. My brothers and sisters are John, Pat, Rob, Richard, Julie and Anita Wood. I have a 21 year old daughter from my marriage to Stuart. I have since remarried and my husband Darren and I have an 8 year old daughter. I Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or any of my family.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: jdhughes@telus.net
 
 
Yvonne, 05/20/05,
 
From: Calverton
E mail: tumtumtwo@aol.com
 
 
Simon Wooldridge, 05/19/05,
 
Does any one know if Billy Mulholland stills lives in the village we used to call his dad Bunty. We worked together in the pit would be good to hear from him.
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: n.wooldridge@btinternet.com
 
 
Diane Brown, 05/14/05,
 
Well I haven't had a proper look at the site yet so I will let you know when I've had a peep. Thank you Diane.
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: dianewb@hotmail.com
 
 
Aleasha, 05/10/05,
 
I like this site because my dad is on it in the football team in 1977.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Ellen, 05/09/05,
 
Great site. Seeing the Rascals brought back memories of weekend visits to Aunt Margs and watching our Tracy (Brearley) practice her baton throwing out on the street (Foxwood Grove).  Loved the pics of Dennis Inger and Kev Burbidge. To Nathan Todd you did a great job at the reunion the other week! Will visit again.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ellen@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Barry Nyblen, 05/08/05,
 
Hello to all you Calvo lot even those of you who now live way down under, and looking at the emails there are a lot.  A big hello to Joe Clark who used to live on Thorndale Road until he moved to Townsville. I've lived in Calvo for 44 years, attended Manor Park, Sir John Sherbrooke and then Colonel Frank Seely. We have often thought about moving but have now lived on Mansfield Lane for 25 years, not one for change. If anyone can remember Pauline Wilson or Barry Smithurst we would love to hear from you.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: barry.nyblen@ntlworld.com
 
 
Linda Jarvis (nee Elliott), 05/05/05,
 
Hi to all who know me, I have since changed my e-mail address so anyone wanting to get in touch please use new address. As before lived in calvo all my life married with three children although they are not so small now. Dad worked at pit (better known as Speedy I think it was something to do with how quick he went through the showers) anyone wanting to contact my dad or any of my five brothers can do so via me. thanks for a great site.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: lin.jarvis@ntlworld.com
 
 
Howard Rice, 05/05/05,
 
From: New  Zealand
E mail: rickhoward@paradise.net.nz
 
 
Samantha Daisy Rhodes. 04/16/05,
 
This village sounds very peaceful. I am 13 but if I was 70+ I would move there. I think this is an extraordinary village, with it's UFO sightings and it's ghoulish features.
 
From: Haltwhistle
E mail: anwyn05@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Alice, 04/13/05,
 
My name is Alice Hobbs, I am 17 years old and I have lived in Calverton my entire life. I really like it here and the local comprehensive school is really good! (I go to the sixth form there). I shall soon be leaving to go to University but I am looking forward to coming back here from time to time.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: virgo3_87@hotmail.com
 
 
Adam Clamp (Clampy), 04/12/05,
 
What a brilliant site, lived in calvo for 22 years a sweet place to grow up. went to Seely (class of 96). Did nothing but play football at the Top Club, it is a pity there are no photos of the Alan Charlton\Trev Carr managerial era (good times) I'm sure they will agree. anyone want to get in touch that will be sweet!! Long live Calvo and the people who reside in her!!!!!!!!!
 
From: Calvo
E mail: clampy_1@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Ann Moss, 04/11/05,
 
Lived in Calverton for 20 years. Moved to Newmarket when married. Miss the village loads, although think it has changed from when we were younger. My maiden name was McGrory - Kenny, my brother, is still in the village. The rest of the family moved on. Anyone coming to Newmarket races please get in touch.
 
From: Newmarket
E mail: ann.moss@rht.net
 
 
David  Swain, 04/08/05,
 
Admiral Rodney  Great place to drink beer miss the place Calverton that is!!!! lived in Calvo 1966-1977 moved  to Canada lived at 6 Orchard Drive and 53 Spindle View, I know Lisa Barnes, Steve Burton,
Tim Wood, Steven Palander hope some remember.
 
From: Leduc Alberta Canada
E mail: daswain@telusplanet.net
 
 
Val Gotlieb, 04/08/05,
 
Hello there. This is a born Brit but has lived in denmark about sixty years of and on, I am a bricklayer and I came to Calverton to make the brickwork on the shop corner Flatts Lane and Colliery Road I was engaged to Anne Edwards in number twenty siks I had my best years of my life there so I feel very grateful to Calverton. Forgive my spelling but you know so many years away from the UK. If you see any of Edwards family please give them my love yours.
 
From: Denmark
E mail: val.eileen@webspeed.dk
 
 
Ron & Shirley Haines (nee Heath), 04/02/05,
 
I've always liked Calverton, especially the Miners welfare and The Cherry Tree. We still have rellies there.
 
From: Australia
E mail: shironic@optusnet.com.au
 
 
Margaret Hodson nee Alvey, 03/07/05,
 
ALVEY RICHARD-Anyone who is a relative of, or who may have any information about Richard, who emigrated to CANADA in 1912 with his young son George, leaving behind in CALVERTON, his baby son JOHN FRANCIS ALVEY who's mother died in childbirth, his mothers name was CHARLOTTE WRIGHT. John was brought up by his maternal grandmother Mrs Wright, who lived on Main Street opposite Binches Bakehouse, just below Flatts Lane, in a row of cottages. Johns cousin Richard Wright lived on Manor Road when he married, his children are John, Kathleen, Frank and Richard. Any information would be useful as we are trying to build a picture of JOHN ALVEYS family, for relatives, both here in UK, and Canada. Regards Margaret Hodson.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: Brianhdsnbrn@aol.com
 
 
Christina Simons, 03/06/05,
 
My name is Chris, and I work as a nurse in a hospice in Birmingham. I am a direct descendent of William Lee from m mothers family, the Woodwards. I should be so grateful if you could let me know if the Lee family is buried in your church minus William of course. And if there are any parish records pertaining to the mother and father of William or siblings. If any money is involved I would gladly reimburse you for any expenses you incur, With Gods Blessings and many thanks.
 
E mail: chris.egyptmania@blueyonder.co.uk
 
 
Alan Bramley, 03/01/05,
 
Great sight, I lived on Salterford Avenue and Holt Grove prior to immigrating to Canada in 1962. I am sending my school pic taken about 1961 I think.
 
From: Vancouver, Canada
E mail: alanbram@telus.net
 
 
Leisha Laird, 02/24/05,
 
Great site!!
 
From: Calverton
E mail:  leisha_laird@hotmail.com
 
 
Jeff Wheat, 02/17/05,
 
I was informed of this site by an old friend, I am an ex-Calverton lad worked at the pit for fifteen years before eventually moving out, still get up there most weeks to see my parents who still live there. Not a bad site brought back some memories, especially the old CCE football team of the early 80's! (under ex pats) Anybody wants to get in touch I still like the odd jar or two!!
 
From: Calverton
E mail: j.wheat2@ntlworld.com
 
 
Margaret Hodson nee:- Alvey, 02/04/05,
 
Born in Calvo 1943 lived 5 West End also known as Top Bldns/moved to Ramsdale Ave 1952/53. Mother Flo Alvey nee;- Wright/grandmothers name was Binch from Bakehouse Main Street. Great aunt Agnes Binch, great uncles Billy and George Binch. My 2nd cousin is Michael Binch, Renals Way. Anyone with information regarding my birth father or any details of my birth please contact me.  
 
From: Cotgrave Nottingham
E mail: brianhdsnbrn@AOL.com
 
 
Tom, 01/25/05,
 
From: Calverton
E mail: tom_court_306@hotmail.com
 
 
John Cartwright, 01/17/05,
 
Trying to find websites where we can tour and get historical background of area villages. We visited with friends at Calverton and like the area very much in 1990.
 
From: Ft Wayne, Indiana , USA
E mail: Blackhorsejcc@aol.com
 
 
Linda Cook, 01/15/05,
 
I lived in the village until 1970.  It is fantastic to go back again.
 
From: Wolverhampton
E mail: reecewwe@aol.com
 
 
Andrew Needs, 01/13/05,
 
What a brilliant website!! I lived in Calverton from 1952 to 1964 and this site bought back loads of memories. I lived in Flatts Lane for this time before moving down to Cardiff.
 
From: Cardiff
E mail: Badgern@aol.com
 
 
Wayne Leonard Binch, 01/12/05,
 
Hello to everyone with a connection to Calverton. My great-great grandfather was William Binch who came to Australia from Nottingham in the 1840's. For the past 8 years I have been trying to do the Binch family tree. I believe the Binch family has roots in Calverton and would love to find out who they were and who the descendants are from those roots. Should anyone be able to help then I would really appreciate it and you are quite welcome to visit me in Australia. Yours truly Wayne Binch
 
From: Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia
E mail: waynebinch@yahoo.com.au
 
 
Steve Barson, 01/11/05,
 
I'm a former resident of Calverton. Love the site. Great to find this site. It brings back fond memories of my childhood. I grew up and was schooled in Calverton until I was 14 years of age whwn we left for Australia. That was in 1967. My dad was a collier his name was Johnny Barson married to Lillian. I was there only son Steven. I can still remember the house at 15 Newman road top estate very well. It was a great place for a boy to grow up. I will explore more later but for now hello and goodbye I must get some sleep.
 
From: Townsville, Nth Qld Australia
E mail: bargrad@iinet.net.au
 
 
Claire White, 01/08/05,
 
Nice site
 
From: Calverton
E mail: zamba.white734@ntlworld.com
 
 
Richard White, 01/08/05,
 
Nice site, daughter wants to know why the same lady is in the ghost stories?
 
From: Calverton/ Mapperley/ Sherwood/ Tidworth
E mail: zamba.white734@ntlworld.com
 
 
Be Harrison-Mace, 01/06/04,
 
Lived in Calverton when I was a baby, have lots of family still living there its great.
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: Becharrisonmace@hotmail.com
 
 
Granville Yates  (Gran), 01/06/05,
 
Born in Hucknall--Chequers Yard, worked at Bottom and Top pits on the stores and Purchasing side. Stores Inspector at Bestwood with Basil Varley in the early 60s. Stores Manager at Newstead when R.O.L.F. was introduced. Emigrated to Adelaide Australia in Sept.1966 Lived on Seely Ave. Calverton until 1966. Wife Joyce nee Hammond, 5 children - David, Ann, Cathy, Barbara & Michael.
 
From: Australia
E mail: grantjoy@visp.com.au
 
 
Cathy Burnell (nee Yates), 01/05/05,
 
Love to catch up with anyone that knew any of my family, My parents are Joyce & Granville Yates. My Dad worked at the pit & I went to William Lee County Primary School from 1959-1966 then we emigrated to South Australia where we now live.
 
From: Corner Seely Avenue & Newman Road Calverton
E mail: c4catt@hotmail.com.au
 
 
Allan H Burbidge, 01/02/05,
 
Came to Calvo in 1952 worked on local farm in area for 30 years plus moved to east coast 1995 still know a lot of people who are on this site.
 
From: Anderby Creek
E mail: allan@allanburbidge.wanadoo.co.uk
 
 
Robin Weatherall, 01/01/05,
 
Hi, just had a look on your site. Its the best calverton site ive seen in a good while. Keep up the good work. (Put some information about the nature reserve that we might be getting (old spoil heap))
 
From: Calverton
E mail: robin.weatherall@ntlworld.com
 
 
Shirley Lacey nee Osborne, 12/31/04,
 
Great site had a laugh lookin at old photos, pop in 2 Calvo quite often to see my sis, although I may as well go straight 2 Top Club as thats where I often find her ha ha Trish.
 
From: Arnold
E mail: mrscarp7@hotmail.com
 
 
Samadul, 12/30/04,
 
I really like the website.
 
From: Sherwood
E mail: shaque985@hotmail.com
 
 
Mal Parker, 12/21/04,
 
Hi, Just browsing and thought I would check up on the old place, glad to see it hasn't fallen off the edge of the world. Was born in Calvo in 1960 went to Manor Park, Sherbrooke, and Seely (didn't get out much). Managed to escape working down the pit by following my brother Dave into the navy where we both had a bit of a tangle with the Argies in 82 (but thats another story) Haven't been back for many years but still recognise some names and faces on the old pics, what a state we were! Anyhow great site, take it easy.
 
From: Dorset
E mail: malcolm.parker3@ntlworld.com
 
 
Danielle Gratton, 12/20/04,
 
Hi, I'd just like to ask why there is no mention of Waterworks Cottage in your website. this is my house it was built in 1902. Colonel frank Seely gave Calverton the well that is built in my house, this well supplied water to the entire village, yet you seem to have missed this information. The water was sent through pipes to 12 indiviual taps to which people had to go to to collect there water.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: a_favour_house_atlantic@hotmail.com
 
 
Robin Dutt, 12/15/04,
 
Great site, wish we had the same for Ravenshead.
 
From: Ravenshead
 
 
Graham Croome, 12/11/04,
 
I lived in Calverton for about 5 years first off Crookdole lane (No 2 The Bainbridge), then moved to Moor Road (last house on the left). Loved the village and the people were very friendly. Moved to New Zealand about 12 years ago and to Australia about 2 years ago. Still miss Calverton, a great place to live and bring up a family. Any pictures of Moor Road or The Bainbridge? A great Website.
 
From: Brisbane, Australia
E mail: gcroome1@aapt.net.au
 
 
Doug Wood, 12/05/04,
 
I worked at the pit when it first opened on 2's face in the 50's. I knew a lot mates I suppose most have gone by now. I left Calvo in 68 and went to Australia, my son Kevin went to Frank Seely school my wife betty worked at meridian, we lived on Seely Avenue. I like this web page very much keep up the good work.
 
From: Tasmania, Australia
E mail: douglasw41@aol.comI
 
 
Gus de Silva, 12/04/04,
 
A very interesting and useful site as a newcomer to Calverton. Still get the feeling its a locals only area though. For instance I have been warned to stay away from Cherry Tree. Hardly much fun for someone who invested money in this area. Think you should add a column on the local talent too (i.e. good looking women and men).
 
From: Calverton
E mail: gus@yours.com
 
 
Barbara Peat - nee Reavill, 12/04/04,
 
From: born Crookdole Lane, Calverton
E mail: barbara@pe292lz.fsnet,co.uk
 
 
Sofia, 12/03/04,
 
I'm trying to find relatives in the UK, my Great Grand Mother was from England, her name was Caroline Lambley and his father name was William Lambley.
 
From: Castellanos
E mail: scre16@hotmail.com
 
 
Ray Goodall, 11/26/04,
 
Just passing through.
 
From: Originally Calverton 52-79
E mail: euro_sleuth45@ntlworld.com
 
 
Rodrigo Alfonso, 11/13/04,
 
That I have a uncle called Francisco Gonzalez Swain he died but he told me that his grand family are from England sorry for my English. I wish to know about this tree. I will appreciate if you can tell me some about. Even I have some family from Spain, from Palacio.
 
From: Mexico City
E mail: arqrmagana@hotmail.com.mx
 
 
Adrian Dixon, 11/02/04,
 
Great website! I was born in 1961 and lived in Calvo till I was 21 - 22ish then moved to the US. Left Seely in 77. It would be great to here from anyone who recognizes me.
 
From: California, USA
E mail: AdrianD137@msn.com
 
 
John Hutton, 11/02/04,
 
Liked the read, found a few old school mates, are any more still around Calvo??????
 
From: Devon
E mail: jhutton028@aol.com
 
 
Linda Jarvis, 10/25/04,
 
I have lived in Calverton all my life and think it is a great place to be brought up, although it has grown over the years most people know each other even if it's only to say hello, so I would like to say Hello to Michelle Clarke if she ever looks this up, she used to live on Mews Lane and we were at seely together in early 70's we both used to help out at riding school, my maiden name was Elliott, any one else that remembers me can also get in touch.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: l.jarvis@ntlworld.com
 
 
Dee Reynolds, 10/24/04,
 
Researching ancient sites.
 
From: Wakefield
E mail: Deereynolds1@aol.com
 
 
Eileen Swain, 10/23/04,
 
Thanks to the person who put the photo of st wilfrids school on your web site. We live in Canada, and in the move lost all school photo's. But l have to say the date is wrong, we moved to Canada in 1977. My son is in the photo, front row second from the left. It was lovely to see it again, l hope you get more. My boys went to school from  1970/77.
 
From: Canada
E mail: f.swain@shaw.ca
 
 
Geneva Viaclovsky, 10/19/04,
 
Great Web-site....I have visited your village. Very beautiful..
 
From: Wharton, Texas
E mail: geneva5sbcglobal.net
 
 
John Ward, 10/11/04,
 
I worked at Calverton Colliery up until I joined the Navy in 1958. I worked on 1's-2's-3's as a supply lad, I did my face training on 1's face and ended up ripping on, I think, 45's with a great bunch of Geordie lads from Gedling. Does anyone know where my old school mates Dennis Musson and John Raven, who also worked at Calverton, ended up? I had great times at Calverton. I am now retired.
 
From: Canada
E mail: ejjd@titanlink.com
 
 
Mike Yates, 10/11/04,
 
I Lived on Seely Ave/Newman Road in late 50's till 1966. Someone out there may remember the Yates's? Granville & Joyce are my parents. 
 
From: South Australia
E mail: mikeyates25@hotmail.com
 
 
Kate Adams (nee Hunt), 10/10/04,
 
Great site, I lived and went to school in Calverton in the 60's there were quite a few names that caught my attention of people I used to know as a school girl.
 
From: Ohio USA
E mail: kateyadams@msn.com
 
 
Derek Buxton, 10/05/04,
I found your site after looking up the old colliery band, I played in the band 1968 to 1972 before joining The Band of HM Grenadier Guards. I then looked up your ex pats page and recognised the Carter family now living in California and a reunion they attended back in 2002. It would be nice to contact the Carters in the States just to see if they remember me, your photographs surely rolled back the years thank you.
 
From: Florida, USA
E mail: buckoz@earthlink.net
 
 
Philip Hutcheon, 09/30/04,
 
I used to work (Ripper) at Calverton Colliery and thought I'd look at your web site.
 
From: London
E mail: Philiph@barrister.fsnet.co.uk
 
 
Gail Knight (Griffiths) and Sheila Buczko (Griffiths), 09/30/04,
 
Enjoyed looking at the site, which brought back many happy memories. Good to see Sue Rhodes has aged well!
 
From: Paignton
E mail: nickandgail@hotmail.com
 
 
Nichole Parkes, 09/29/04,
 
Good site.
 
From: Calverton
E mail nickiparkes@hotmail.com
 
 
Helen Huddlestone, 09/26/04,
 
I've lived in Calverton over 10 years was brought up in Calverton and attended the Colonel Frank Seely school this web site is brilliant xx
 
From: Calverton
E mail: helenhuddlestone96@msn.com
 
 
Doug Wood, 09/22/04,
 
I lived on Seely Avenue. I worked at the pit on 2's face, my wifes name is Betty Wood and my son Kevin went to Frank Seely school, until he left in 1968, when we came to Australia. We left a lot of good friends I hope someone will remember us. Doug and Betty
 
From: Tasmania, Australia
E mail: douglasw41@aol.com
 
 
Rob Williams, 09/16/04,
 
How come JK Willow is top of the Dream Team? Why is Kev Burbidge still laughing? Will Dave Riley be razzed this weekend? Is Gary Watson going to 'double' for Ginger Prince Charles?
 
From: Hucknall
E mail: robewilliams@hotmail.com
 
 
Jacqueline Kingsford, 09/15/04,
 
My Shaw family came from Calverton England. I was looking for genealogical and cemetery information when I came across this web-site. Does Calverton have a genealogical society?
 
From: El Segundo, California
E mail: jacquekingsford@socal.rr.com
 
 
Jim Reilly, 09/01/04,
 
A former visitor to the village. Just browsing.
 
From: Glasgow
E mail badbaby@freeuk.com
 
 
John, 08/31/04,
 
Worked at VF (Wrangler) from 1991 to 1996. Calvo is a very nice village & I have some happy memories from my time there. Congratulations on a superb site, bravo.
 
From: Paris France
E mail: john@allezredstar.com
 
 
Bernd John, 08/29/04,
 
Hello, very, very interesting site I found here. I had a great visit on your page. I wish you only the best for your life and health. Kindest regards from Germany. Bernd
 
E mail: john-burgthann@t-online.de
 
 
Lorraine Javines (Dixon), 08/27/04,
 
Enjoyed looking at the website.  Left Calvo in 1982 for San Diego. Anyone who remembers me please write ljavines@cox.net  I left Colonel Frank Seely in 1978. Bye for now.
 
From: San Diego, California
E mail: ljavines@cox.net
 
 
Jo-Anne Watts, 08/19/04,
 
Well hello I've just spent a good 30 mins on this web site its very good and I was scared at the ghosts and will not be able to sleep tonight.
 
From:  Calverton
 
 
Anne-Marie Jones, 08/19/04,
 
I thought this website was pathetic and it didnt give the real facts about calverton I was quite intriged about the ghosts and I enjoyed that and that only, however I would rather there was more stories. My grandfather was a member of the community for years and I'm sure this website would put him to shame. Not really I was only kidding this website was on and I will be visiting it soon.
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Ann Flynn (Osborne), 08/11/04,
 
Great site, funny to see some of the old faces, embarassing to see some others too!!! Would love to hear from any old friends.
 
From: Calvo  now Netherfield
E mail: ann.flynn@ntlworld.com
 
 
Roy Loton Gadsby, 08/07/04,
 
Very,very interesting website. Anyone around in 1940's that knew my late father/mother Joseph Loton Gadsby/Aileen, mum and dad moved from Hebden Bridge to what mother said was the middle of the moors - often very lonely as my father's occupation was a chick sexer since outbreak of WW2 after the Japs were removed. I was born in the cottage called Elmscroft addressed as Ollerton Road. Calverton. We moved to Clipston Road. Forest Town. Mansfield. Father then worked often for a company called Helmsalls, this company in  the  1950's went into debt with the owner taking off to Spain...leaving people unpaid. I have lived in Carlisle. England (The Border City) for at least 50 years with my mother choosing her hometown (instead of moors!) for the birth of my sister and brother. I know very little of my birthplace other than through websites such as this excellent one. Best Regards
 
From: Elmcroft, Ollerton Road, Calverton - Now: Carlisle, Cumbria
 
 
Mark Shaw, 08/02/04,
 
Are there any surviving members of the Binch family still living in Calverton? Does anyone have any information about a "Nellie (Sarah Ellen) Binch" (married:Shaw - my great grandmother), "Norman Binch" (late of Woodborough?) or Bertha Binch?.
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: calvertonvillage@amadis.freeserve.co.uk
 
 
Katy, 07/21/04,
 
Just had a great 2 hours on your site will definitely be back
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Claire Parnham, 07/15/04,
 
Buying a house in Calverton with my husband, can't think of a better place we want to live!  The site is fantastic and very informative, really looking forward to being part of what seems such a fabulous community. Be seeing y'all soon... and I'm up for a ghost hunt!
 
From: Netherfield, soon to be Calvo!
E mail: onzachick@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
John Waudby, 06/30/04,
 
Looking for an old mate who used to work at Calverton Colliery. His name is Gordon Palmer. We served our electrical apprenticeships together from 1963 until 1968. Anyone knowing his whereabouts these days please let me know or get him to contact me.
 
From: Nottingham, living now in Missouri, USA
E mail: lecko2000@yahoo.com
 
 
Chris Taylor, 06/29/04,
 
Like the pic of the ref, its brill
 
From: Hucknall
E mail: chrisluvscars@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
Pat Dawson, 06/27/04,
 
Very good web site. My granddaughter has just moved to Calverton and we would like to join her but we need sheltered housing our transfers arranged (we live in housing assoc property) Keep up the good work. Mrs Dawson
 
From: Luton
E mail: patricia.dawson1@ntlworld.com
 
 
Sarah Austin, 06/21/04,
 
Hello to everyone in the Tree.
 
From: Calvo
E mail: dirtygerty917@yahoo.com
 
 
Elaine Walker (Nee Barker), 06/15/04,
 
I think I have been before .. but had to laugh at some classic parts...return the favour sometime and go look at my school days page on my site. I need help remembering the names from my class photo (senility is setting in)
 
From: Originally from Calverton
Website: www.lizzynnarn.com/lizzy/
E mail: lizzy@lizzynnarn.com
 
 
Ray Goodall, 06/13/04,
 
There used to be a hollow tree on the bottom side of foxwood called the Penny Tree, legend had it if you dropped a penny into its hollow, you were granted a wish, does anyone remember it, this was when I was a child in Calverton in the early 1950's, it must have rotted away by now,someone might remember it though.
 
From: South Africa (ex calvo)
E mail: dingbats45@ananzi.co.za
 
 
Awel Knott, 06/11/04,
 
I lived in Calverton between 1969 to 1979 when I came too oz to live. I have been back a few times to visit family who still live in the area. I would love to hear from  anyone who remembers me I was married to Phil Knott. I love the Calverton web site and will check for any updates.
 
From: Perth, Western Australia
E mail: calvogal@hotmail.com
 
 
Ray Goodall, 06/10/04,
 
I am ex Calvo, nobody seems to remember me though, perhaps its best I stay in Sunny Durban HUH
 
From: South Africa (ex calvo)
E mail: dingbats45@ananzi.co.za
 
 
Mick Scott, 06/03/04,
 
From: Calverton
E mail: mick.scott1@ntlworld.com
 
 
Katie & Sian, 05/29/04,
 
We went on your syt looking for Top club info, ( which isnt there!!) n thn we had an urge to look at the ghosts page! even tho we dint see any, ur little pictures! Scared us soo much!! and becuz of u were gonna hav nytmares!! lol Thank You very Much!!
 
From: Arnold
 
Reply: Info on the Top Club can be found on this site here I hate text messages!!!! so bone idle. Here is an ENGLISH language translation, of the above, for normal people: We went on your website looking for Top club information,( which isn't there!!) And then we had an urge to look at the ghosts page! Even though we didn't see any, Your little pictures scared us so much!! And because of you we are going to have nightmares!! Laughs out loud. Thank You very Much!!
 
 
Zoe Johnson, 05/13/04,
 
Hi there, stumbled accross your site from the link on Ghosts of Nottingham.com, fab site I might add! any way just like to say it's a great site is this and I only wish Long Eatons' site was just as interesting but that's Long Eaton for you!! Ha ha, thanks again Zoe xx
 
From: Long Eaton
E mail: zoedypops@hotmail.com
 
 
Angela Warwick, 05/10/04,
 
Hello,
I am researching the Warwick family from Calverton (also spelled Warrick). I wondered if you knew of any records relating to any of them? My earliest gentleman is a Samuel Warrick, born in Calverton in about 1749, and I've found successive generations of the same family born in the village up to about 1848. The most notable of this family was the Rev. John Warwick, a Methodist Minister, although it seems he entered the Ministry after leaving the village in the early 1850s. Also, are there any published Church Records or monumental inscriptions available? I've managed to track down a CD-rom of Calverton marriages from the 16th century to 1812, but have had no luck with baptisms or burials. I would be grateful for any information, no matter how small! Best Wishes,
 
E mail: angela.warwick@tesco.net
 
 
O Solomio, 05/04/04,
 
Re the man in the Lion - Was it Shutty?
 
From: Italy
 
 
Jonathan Kenzie, 05/01/04,
 
I was sitting in the Calverton White Lion about two weeks ago by myself at about 11pm no-one was in except me and the barmaid and I saw an old grey man in a tweed jacket sitting on the left side towards the door, but when the barmaid made a slight noise in the kitchen he was gone! am I seeing things or was this true?
 
From: Mansfield
 
 
Irene Andrews, 4/23/04,
 
Hi! Just wanted to say that as a local resident and member of St Wilfrids Church, I have been asked to do some research about the village and I am most impressed with the quality and content of your site it will assist me in putting a 'picture' together of the village and its history.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: ireneandrews29@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Susan Harchut (Wilson), 4/17/04,
 
I really enjoyed the Web Site!!! Nice to see so many familiar sights. Although the village has grown since I left it in 1971.
 
From: Universal City (San Antonio) Texas
E mail: britishaggie@msn.com
 
 
Linda Ward (nee Brewer), 4/08/04,
 
I stumbled across this website whilst on friends reunited. It's a real trip down memory lane!!!!! My parents and sister still live in the village, I don't know if we should still call it a village though??  I thought things looked smaller the older you get, but Calvo just keeps growing!!!! And yes Rob, why does Kevin Burbidge appear on this site?????? ha ha!
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: lindaward6@hotmail.com
 
 
Ian O'Keefe a.k.a Beef, 4/05/04,
 
Keep up the good work, nice to read when miles away, any fisher men from Calverton club (that my old man and me was in along with Mick Lakin, Martin and Andy Bettison etc) if you still have things to do with the calvo club could you email me, I need a question answering.
 
From: Gosport
E mail: beef7822@hotmail.com
 
 
Gnr Nash (Para Commando), 4/05/04,
 
Hey I'm Liam Nash! I have been in the army for about 9 months now and I'm missing the village a bit but getting annoyed with how bad it is getting. I have been trying to come home on leave but it doesnt happen because the army is demanding all the time. I am down on Easter leave on thursday 8th april. I will be looking forward to be seeing some ghost's and Ghoolies again. If any one was in my year then email me if u wish ;) see you all soon i hope.
 
From: Holt Grove (based in Salisbury plaines)
E mail: MC_spookes@hotmail.com
 
 
Paul Horton, 4/04/04,
 
Great Web Site. I lived in Calverton from 1964 to 1971.
 
From: Morgantown WV U.S.A
E mail: boatswain1998@yahoo.com
 
 
Mario a.k.a. Maz, 3/25/04,
 
Nice site fun to see old Calvo again....used to come several times a year now I haven't been for years. But think I'll go over again soon.
 
From: Holland
E mail: maasdebaas@hotmail.com
 
 
Nathan Todd, 3/24/04,
 
I think it is ok if you could mention the resident DJ's at the top club, myself and Gerry Nelson just to spice up the web site. Has Mick Waitt played football all his life?
 
From: Calverton
E mail: toddyjnr_4@hotmail.com
 
 
Angela Keane (McGee), 3/16/04,
 
Living in Ireland and a brill site to look at when so far away. Great info about village and photos.  Keep up good work.
 
From: Park Road East
E mail: angiekeane@hotmail.com
 
 
Aubrey Jones, 3/10/04,
 
Interesting site, kept me busy for a couple of hours. My Mothers family originated in the village, the family names are Meads/Binch and they lived at the farm at Bottom Building on Main Street. Also Gerty Binch lived on Flatts Lane. I am trying to research my family history for my Grandchildren any information would be very much appreciated. Also a friend of my wife's lived in the village during the 1940/1950's  Jean Gretton I think she lived at 17 Main Street. My wife's maiden name was Doreen fox and she lived in Sutton-in-Ashfield at the time. She worked with Jean at Samual Smith's. Thanks for a wonderful site. Kind regards Aubrey Jones.
 
From: Mansfield
E mail: d.jones29@ntlworld.com
 
 
Rob Williams, 3/04/04,
 
Why does a picture of Kevin Burbidge come up when I sign the guestbook? When is the Dream Team going to be updated Dave Riley?
 
From: Calverton (now Hucknall)
E mail: robewilliams@hotmail.com
 
 
Don Simmonds, 2/26/04,
 
The Late Roy Marriott Character of Calverton
 
I am surprised that this gentleman has not been included in your list. He was Bulwell born but after he married he resided in Calverton. Roy who worked at the pit was at one time Bankrunner on 44s District on which I was an Official. Later, I believe that he may have had to leave working underground due to ill-health, and may have gone to work in the Colliery Canteen. He was sometimes referred to as Chinny. When I left Calverton In 1960 I lost touch with the village. I did however return for Roy's funeral, where into a packed St Wilfrid's Church, his body was borne in by six young men. I understand that they were former player's in the football team that Roy helped to run. Such was the ESTEEM in which he was held. I am sure there will still be people in the village, that could offer more information on such a popular figure. Regards, Don Simmonds.
 
E mail: donald.simmonds1@ntlworld.com
 
 
Naomi and Keighley Rout, 2/18/04,
 
I have two suggestions:
 
1. Could you put Colonel Frank Seely up for the vote of Greatest Villager?
 
2. There aren't enough cotches for young people to chill out at. Because they don't have somewhere to go, it results in drugs, alcohol and vandalism. People in Calverton always complain about young people but if there were more cotches then there would be nothing to complain about.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
E mail: naomi_676@msn.com
 
Reply: I agree, so Colonel Frank Seely is now included in the poll. But he has a lot of catching up to do!
 
 
Judy, 2/10/04,
 
Hi, I came across your Website today looking for info on Calverton. I lived in Calverton with my fiance from Aug. 25, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2004. I have been back in the States one month today. I have a fiance living in the caravan park, on Moor Lane. I want to say that during the five months that I was in England I saw a lot of countryside, It's a beautiful country. I had to come back to the States because I need a visa, I'm hoping to get my fiance a visa for the USA soon. If not I will be obtaining one for the UK and I will be proud to live in England with my soon-to-be husband. I'm missing him like crazy.
 
From: USA, Illinois
E mail: jnj8803@hotmail.com
 
 
Ian Griffiths (Griff), 2/06/04,
 
Great web site. Brought back a lot of memories. Good to see a lot of friends on here. Keep it going.
 
From: Calvo born & bred
E mail: iangriffiths7520@tiscali.co.uk
 
 
The Pie, 2/03/04,
 
Very good site. I've spent the last hour on it, it is full of fun and articles.
 
From: Nottingham
E mail: thepie@ntlworld.com
 
 
Stephen, 1/30/04,
 
A fascinating and comprehensive site.  A pleasure to see Calvertonians taking such pride in their historic and varied village! I am researching folklore, legends and stories about Calverton and the surrounding area. I'm planning to be in the area towards the end of March.  Could anyone give me any pointers please or tell me of any knowledgable persons?  I was very taken with Calverton when I passed through five years ago and would be very interested. Thank you!
 
From: Ferndown, Dorset
E mail: stephenbeebee@yahoo.co.uk
 
Reply: People you need to get in touch with......mmmmm......Try Chris Peck of the Calverton Preservation & History Society. Contact him here pressoc@ntlworld.com
 
 
Sharon Barnes, 1/21/04,
 
We moved to Labray Road in December and I would be very interested if you have anymore info on Mr. Labray. Many thanks.
 
From: Calverton now
E mail: gerrybarnes@tvalley48.freeserve.co.uk
 
 
Frank, 1/11/04,
 
If any one sees the window cleaners can you ask them to do the corners please.
 
From: Australia
E mail: lampwood.10@ntlworld.com
 
 
James Nelson Binch, 12/23/03,
 
I found this site googling my name. I believe there is some mention of my Great Grandfather, William Binch and possibly an uncle who is my ultimate namesake.
 
From: Charlotte, NC, USA
E mail: nelsonbinch@prodigy.net
 
 
Stanley Unwin, 12/21/03,
 
Regarding the hugely successful Calverton Cricket team. Can you tell me how many of them actually live in Calverton? I've tried putting an entry into their Guestbook to ask, but the webmaster of that site refuses to enter it in the book for some reason. Could it be I've hit a nerve?
 
From: Gedling Village
 
Reply: Looking at some of the players names I've got to be honest and say that I only recognize about 2 or 3 myself. Could it be possible that the Calverton CC is Crickets version of Chelsea Footy Club? Anyway we are the kings so who cares who plays - I have it on good authority that they are thinking of signing Steve Waugh next year to lessen the strength of the side!!!
 
 
Eddie Musgrove, 12/16/03,
 
I was looking on the internet to find out how much Calverton had changed in the years since I left. I spent 5 or 6 years there, we used to live on Thorndale and my dad worked at the pit. Any idea where I can get some updated photos?
 
E mail: Eddie.Musgrove@Halliburton.com
 
Reply: Try Boots the Chemist
 
 
Rob Williams, 12/03/03,
 
Please could you advise whether Dave Riley has bought you that pint yet and paid his taxi fare????
 
From: Hucknall
E mail: robewilliams@hotmail.com
 
Reply: Yes Mr Riley paid up, but on sufferance, he was that sloshed he swore blind he'd paid the lot!!
 
 
Roger Philpot, 11/20/03,
 
A very nice web site. I can identify the theme. I also have a site about coal mining.
 
From: USA - Indianapolis, Indiana
E mail: rphilpot@sbcglobal.net
 
 
 
Keith Taylor, 11/18/03,
 
I am researching my family tree. My great grandfather John Wright was born in Calverton approx 1854, son of John & Rebecca Wright According to the 1861 census they lived on Crookdole Lane. He had elder brothers Henry & William. His father John Wright snr was a farm labourer. Any knowledge of the family would be appreciated.
 
E mail: Keith.Taylor53@btinternet.com
 
 
Danny Cranwell, 11/17/03,
 
That phrases quiz on the Bits and Bobs page is ace. I think I got 6!!
 
From: Shepton Mallet
 
 
Patrick Shaw, 11/17/03,
 
I wonder if you could help? My ancestor Great-Grandfather William Shaw was born in 1848 at Calverton, Notts to Ann Shaw. Have you a History Group in the District who could point me in the right direction? We are members here in the Midlands of a History group and get requests of the same nature, asking advice of their family connections. My Great- Grandfather finally lived and died in Sheffield...I shall visit Calverton in the New Year...Thanking You  Patrick Shaw...
 
Email: patrick@sylviapat.freeserve.co.uk
 
 
Deborah Huthwaite, 11/16/03,
 
From: Calverton
E mail: deborahhuthwaite2000@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Eileen Swain, 11/14/03,
 
We used to live in Calverton. And our boys went to St Wilfrids school from the early seventies until we came to Canada in 1977. I visit your page from time to time, just in case you post some school photo's from this time period. We misplaced all our school photo's, and would love to see if anyone has any.
 
From: Canada
E mail: f.swain@shaw.ca
 
 
Dave Alcock, 11/09/03,
 
From: Calverton
E mail: david.alcock7@ntlworld.com
 
 
John McGrory, 10/29/03,
 
I check the Calvo site every month or so to keep up to date with the village. It is a great web site. Can anyone who knows Bob or Rob Smith tell him its about time he contacted me again!! Or he can let me have his new e-mail number and I will make contact. Cheers from NZ. Mac ( John McGrory) PS - All Blacks will win the Rugby World Cup.
 
From: New Zealand
E mail: john@glaziers-supplies.co.nz
 
 
Willow, Wednesday 10/29/03,
 
Sorry John but there is only one side going to win the Rugby WC. I even predict that they'll face the Aussies in the final. That team? England of course
 
From: Calvo
E mail: carrotcrunch@hotmail.com
 
 
Maria Walton, Saturday 10/25/03,
 
I've just had the most fabulous couple of hours on the Calverton website how interesting. Having left Calverton 22 years ago to emmigrate to New Zealand then coming back after 7 years over there my husband and I saw lots of changes in those 7 years. The school photos for CFS are excellent when our sons went there in the 80's there doesn't seem to be any for then. I shall try and find some and put them on the site. My husband John came to the village when he was 8 from Co. Durham and I am from Bulwell. Excellent couple of hours spent.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: johnmaria.w@ntlworld.com
 
 
Rupert Simmington-Snodgrass, Thursday 10/23/03,
 
Is it true that Calverton Swimming Baths has the least percentage of human urine despached in it each year? Thats according to Government statistics you know.
 
From: Rampton
E mail: NutteronwardG@loopyville.com
 
 
Clare Mead, Monday 10/05/03,
 
From: Worksop
E mail: meadaudrey2@aol.com
 
 
David Mulvey, Tuesday 9/23/03,
 
I lived in calvo for most of my life , it was a nice place too, most of my family still live there. I have just looked at the class of 89 photos. I can remember some of the faces and put names to them they were the days. If anyone can remember me get in touch  
 
From: Bestwood
E mail: dpm73_97@hotmail.com
 
 
Jane Ellis-Laycock, Tuesday 9/16/03,
 
This is an apology to Gester.....I didn't investigate far enough into your details, and I asked which part of Nottingham you were from. DUR! Great website, very real and very funny (in parts). I think I get you!!
 
From: Telford
E mail: janeellis63@hotmail.com
 
 
Ian O'Keefe, Thursday 9/11/03,
 
Hello my name is Ian O'Keefe, my family and I lived in the village from 75-93. My Nan lived there even longer on Ramsdale Ave on top estate. I would like to say what a fantastic site this is especially as I now live in Gosport( Army life).  My dad ,Dennis (Pat) would have loved this site but he died in 98...... so keep up the good work....Ian
 
From: Gosport
E mail: beef7822@yahoo.com
 
 
Mike Smith, Sunday 9/07/03,
 
Great site. Sorry that I never lived in Calverton (from Bulwell) but my Father, Grandfather and Uncle all worked at the pit. I did spend many a night in the Cherry Tree during the mid to late 60's where I made some good friends. I had close friends that lived on Labray Rd and Flatts Lane and I worked with people from Calverton at Metallifacture Ltd in Arnold. This site brought back many memories. Thanks
 
From: Virginia USA
E mail: zdriver40@hotmail.com
 
 
Jack Hallam, Wednesday 8/27/03,
 
Is it possible that you know where the Blacksmith's premises where.??? My reason for asking, is that my dear grandfather possibly lived within the area at some time and was also possibly born there. I know that he was employed by Mr Patching possibly at the farm which is now the Art Centre. I do remember that in his last years of work he was still working with Mr. Patching at a premises opposite the Porchester Pub on Mapperley and have a photograph with them both on it as featured in the Nottingham Evening Paper. My Grandfathers name was Henry Oliver Hallam and was the son of my Great Grandfather John Hallam who did come from Calverton, he too was a Master Blacksmith and Wheelwright. It is thought my Great Grandparents married at Calverton. I have managed to trace that in the 1881 census...John was 36 years old ....my great grandmother Mary was 31 years old. My dear grandfather was 9 years old followed by John (6 years) ..Fanny  (4years)... Annie (6months). At some time of my Grandfathers working life he possibly also worked at Woodborough and Ilkeston/Shipley Hall for the local Squire Mundy. (dates unknown).  I am Jack Hallam, was from Ilkeston, now Sherwood.  If you have any information re. the Blacksmiths Shop, I would be very interested.  Also I beleive that there may be a strain of the Hallam  clan still in the area. Would be nice to think so. Cheers for now. Jack.
 
From: Sherwood
E mail: mail@g0dme11623.freeserve.co.uk
 
Answer - 'The Blacksmith's was at 135 Main Street, This place is even called 'Old Forge'
 
 
Michael Bell, Monday 8/25/03,
 
Great web site - God I think I'm in the football photograph with me spec's on........Belly
 
From: Calverton(originally) now USA
E mail: llemba1@hotmail.com
 
 
Betty  Henderson, Saturday 8/23/03,
 
Living  in  Portsmouth  Hampshire  I  was  intrigued  by  your  Calverton  web site. I  was  born  and  grew  up  in  Calverton  I  left  in  1985 .  I  was  especially  interested  in the  Carter  get  together  as  I  went to  all  three  schools  and  all the  way  through  I  remember  a  class  mate  by  the  name  of  Marilyn Atherley.  She  was  I  recall  a  member  of  the  Colliery  brass  band  also.  I  have  very  often thought  about  a  school  reunion  and wondered  if  any are  planned  for the  near  future.  I  would  have  attended Colonel  Frank  Seeley  around  1967 to  about  1970-71,  my name  at  that  time  being  Betty Wragg. I would be grateful for any feedback on this thank you.
 
From: Portsmouth
E mail: bettyhenderson97@msn.com
 
 
Peter Purvy, Friday 8/22/03,
 
Re: The previous message - Please could you arrange it for me to ride William also?
 
E mail: purvyman@hotmail.com
 
 
Paige Rhodes, Tuesday 8/19/03,
 
Hello, I like riding at your riding school, I especially like riding William. Hello Catherine!
 
From: Bilborough
 
 
Daniel Pendered, Sunday 8/17/03,
 
A former Calverton lad I'm now 22, been left Calverton for about 12 years.. Nice to see some cool comments and some names that I remember(family friends) the site is wicked!! please keep up regular information, so I can still be nosey!!! many thanks, Dan
 
From: Arnold
 
 
Jess, Thursday 8/14/03,
 
Calverton is boring - don't come here
 
From: Calverton
E mail: Secret
 
 
Heather Howieson, Sunday 8/10/03,
 
Great fun looking at the site, has anybody got school photos from 1969-1979?
 
From: Lambley
E mail: heather@themusicfactory.screaming.net
 
 
Jeanette Froggatt Thursday 8/07/03,
 
I came across your site when I was trying to find information for my family tree. I believe my great great grandfather was born in Calverton in 1874.  We always thought his name was Henry Froggatt but now suspect he could have changed it from Frogg.  Are there any Froggatts or even Froggs out there that could help me?  Thanks
 
From: Dinnington, Sheffield
E mail: jfroggatt@aol.com
 
 
Lara Mellors, Friday 8/01/03,
 
Gud website!! nice to see myself and old schoolmates were included in your collection of pics!!!!
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Emily-Paige Noall, Tuesday 7/29/03,
 
I enjoyed the web site
 
From: Calverton
E mail:shootin_star2002uk@msn.com
 
 
Danny P, Tuesday 7/29/03,
 
I can't even use the PC without seeing Rob Taylors face, Is there any hope?
 
From: Cherry
E mail: dansuki10@hotmail.com
 
 
John Gil, Sunday 7/20/03,
 
Great (big) site! Loads of stuff to keep you entertained and calverton looks a great place to live.  Love the 'Only Fools and Horses' Pictures, great stuff. Keep up the good work.
 
From: Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, UK
E mail: johngill2@hotmail.com
 
 
Fran, Friday 7/18/03,
 
Thank you for making this website such a great read. I really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: francine.sisson@ntlworl.com
 
 
Daz Todd, Friday 7/18/03,
 
Great site!! I'd been Wandering what you'd been doing since retiring from football. Nice to see me at No.1 in who's baby. All the best
 
From: Calvo
E mail: daztodd1@ntlworld.com
 
 
Nixon, Monday 7/14/03,
 
My My, Calverton looks like a charming place. I will be sure to visit next time I'm in the area.
 
From: Nottingham
 
 
Roger Philpot, Wednesday 7/09/03,
 
Very nice web site. Beautiful pictures. I wish my pictures were as nice as yours. I understand your site was built with LPX. I intend to use the LPX soon and re-do my site.
 
From: Indianapolis, Indiana
E mail: rphilpot@sbcglobal.net
 
 
Rob Williams, Saturday 6/17/03,
 
Anyone who knows me will know that the previous entry was not made by me, as in fact Phyllis arrested me at least 4 times!  (And Gary Watson at least 10)
 
From: Hucknall
E mail: robewilliams@hotmail
 
 
Bob Needham, Saturday 6/14/03,
 
Today I spoke to a very old friend Derrick Hutson who told me about this site. I went to school in calverton before moving. People would know me as Noddy. I will have a look around the site please email if you remember me
 
From: Reading Berksjhire
E mail: bobneedhamrg1@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Rob Williams, Saturday 6/14/03,
 
Does anyone know whatever happened to Phyllis, Calverton's very own Plastic Gun-Toting Sheriff, of the early 1970's. She arrested me three times at least!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
From: Calverton now Hucknall
E mail: robewilliams@hotmail
 
 
Andy, Friday 6/13/03,
 
Nice to see the Cherry Tree Pool team getting some recognition at last.
 
From: Calverton
E mail: N/A
 
 
Webmaster, Tuesday 6/3/03,
 
Re Steve & John's Comments below - Thank you lads for your input. Its now impossible, for immature 'school kids', to post on here without being fully vetted. Its been a lot of work, but its worth it I think.
 
 
John Bell, Monday, 6/2/03,
 
I had the same problem once on my site although I never resolved the problem - I think a bot was set up to keep "spamming" my board. Eventually I gave in and closed. But I am planning on opening a whole new board which you have to register to post any comments. I'll let you know when I find a decent board of which you could probably use and eliminate these idiots. Regards John
 
From: Nottingham
E-mail:  j.bell@ntlworld.com
 
 
Steven Cross, Monday, 6/2/03,
 
I see your GuestBook has been attracting very immature comments recently. Well some people are just morons aren't they? Getting kicks from swearing, when will these 'KIDS' ever grow up? Aaaah well, let them keep entering their childish remarks mate, because at the end of the day its easy to delete rather than keep writing!!!!!
 
From: West Bridgeford, Notts
 
 
Linda Watson, Sunday, 5/4/03,
 
What a brilliant site!!!
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  lrw3@hotmail.com
 
 
Danny Dempster, Tuesday, 4/29/03, 
 
I am now in the army and missing my home calverton a lot, if you was to look on the news, not long back, calverton was on there, because we have the most people in the gulf and we are now known all over the country and all over the army. If there is anyone that is thinking of joining the army, and you are around 16, try for the A.F.C Harrogate. I love it here best thing I've ever done. and if older try Catterick, I'm off there soon. Well have to go wish I was home with you lot Pte. Dempster
 
From: Calverton, Nottingham
E-mail:  ParaBoy2002@Hotmail.Com
 
 
Ken Mace, Wednesday, 4/23/03, 
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  ken_mace@iclway
 
 
Wendy, Tuesday, 4/22/03,
 
Love the photos, my brother in law outside top club was a surprise couldn't guess anyone else though, also mum in law having a good time in the Cherry. Look forward to more photos in the future.
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  wendy.sisson@btopenworld.com
 
 
Derrick Hutson, Thursday, 4/17/03,
 
New to the internet, just typing things in to have a look. Impressed to find this site
 
From: Born Hucknall Raised Calverton
E-mail:  rockyhutson@hotmail.com
 
 
Dan O'Reilly, Sunday, 4/13/03,
 
Being from the Emerald Isle I thought this site would be boring when I stumbled across it. More fool me - Being a quiz lunatic I took part in the add ons to the Site - WOW that page called character test was superb - Livened up my Saturday no end - I had all of the family trying to solve the when they were young quiz - boy that is hard !!!!! Top of the morning to yer
 
From: Belfast Northern Ireland
 
 
James Kent, Wednesday, 4/9/03,
 
Why the hell did they close the video shop!!
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Ian Harrison, Monday, 4/7/03,
 
The photo of Hannah Harrison of Windles Square, she is my Great Great Grandmother. By coincidence my current address is Windlass Close.
 
From: DONCASTER,
E-mail:  ianmharrison@aol.com
 
 
Sam Stevenson, Saturday, 3/22/03,
 
Ula people
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  samstevo@hotmail.com
 
 
Jane Wood, Monday, 3/17/03,
 
Hi, what a trip down memory lane. I was born & raised in Calverton from 1960 till 1981 when I moved to Canada. My Mum stayed in Calverton till just a couple of years ago & I was there for a visit in 1998. Does anybody know the names of the five girls in the picture of the teenage girls standing by a wall?. I am sure I know at least 4 of them but just cannot put names to the faces, any ideas?. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. j&dhughes@telus.net
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  j&dhughes@telus.net
 
 
Tracie Butler (nee Dick, Sunday, 3/16/03,
 
From: Colwick
E-mail:  tracie-butler@ntlworld.com
 
 
Peter Rolland Thursday, 3/13/03, 
 
Hi I have now had a chance to see your site and it's great! I have been to Calverton before and its a stunning village. I am just wondering why you don't have a picture of the main St Wilfrid Sq shopping centre. Thanks and keep up the good work Peter. Webmaster comment 'St Wilfrids Square is on Images page 2.'
 
E-mail:  Rolland22@aol.com
 
 
Terry Hope Thursday, 3/13/03,
 
Dear All, What wonderful memories I had when I looked at the website to see so many people from my brass banding days in the late 60s. I still have Calverton connections as my parents still live there, but I live in North Yorkshire now and work in London. I also still play, although trumpet rather than soprano. Send all my regards to the past and present band members and good luck for the future. All the best Terry Hope
 
From: North Yorkshire
E-mail:  terry_hope7@hotmail.com
 
 
Barbara Pinning Thursday, 3/13/03,
 
Hi thanks for the web site. Perhaps you could link yours to the calverton official one. I would love it if you found more school photos. I was in England from 58 to 66 ta. Barb
 
From: Australia
E-mail:  b.pinning@uws.edu.au x
 
 
Michael Yates Tuesday, 3/11/03,
 
Hi, Just found this site, Fantastic!! Our family lived there from 1953/54 to 1966. Dad (Granville Yates) worked at the colliery as did his father Lawrence and brother Roy. I'm doing the family tree and this has been very helpful. My brother David is in the school photo 1959/60 football double winners. I would be intrested in contacting Les Yates who drew some pictures on this site of colliery. Thanks Mike
 
From: Adelaide, Australia
E-mail:  mikeyates25@hotmail.com
 
 
Julie and Jane Wood Monday, 3/10/03,
 
Lived in Calverton from birth to adulthood. Went to Manor Park, Sir John Sherbrooke till the late 1960s, then on to Carlton le Willows, leaving in 1974 (Julie) and 1977 (Jane). We have another sister (Anita) and four brothers (John, Pat, Robert and Richard). Julie lives in Whitby, Nth Yorkshire and Jane lives in Vancouver, Canada. Anita and Robert still in Nottingham area but the rest of us all live elsewhere. Anyone knowing any of us, please e-mail.
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  jash@dracula68.fsnet.co.uk
 
 
Duncan Bladen Wednesday, 3/5/03,
 
I originally left a message, hoping to contact any former miners from Calverton colliery. My Uncle [ Jack Batey ] was a deputy there, he worked there from about 1972-? he now lives in Burton on Trent, but alas has had 2 strokes - he lived in Arnold. Also my younger brother worked at Calverton pit from about 1985-86 till? His name was Andy Bladen, he also lived in Arnold, the reason i wrote this was to let any ex- collegues of his know, that sadly andy died suddenly aged 36 [ on 28/02/02] sorry if this has upset any one - thank you
 
From: originally Sherburn , Co Durham
Web Site:  n/a
E-mail:  duncanbladen@hotmail.com
 
 
Dave Friday, 2/28/03,
 
Lived in Calverton 1966-1978. Went to St Wilfrids School. Love the Rodney beer !!!!! MISS CALVERTON
 
From: Canada
E-mail:  daswain@telusplanet.net
 
 
Ian Taylor Monday, 2/24/03, 
 
I'm a Calvo lad myself currently doing my family tree,my great-great Grandfather was a Joseph Turton born in 1871 and his father was Samuel. Trying to find any literature on births, marriages or deaths. Any information would be appreciated. I can be contacted via the E Mail below or 07980 590660, many thanks
 
From: Calverton 
E-mail:  Ian.Taylor@Comau.Co.Uk
 
 
Steve Sunday, 2/23/03,
 
A question for the web master: What made you make this Website?
 
From: Calvo
 
Webmaster Answer, 6/02/03
 
Purely because I thought all of the other efforts were so tame. In fact if you look in one particular Guestbook, you can actually see where I was challenged.
 
 
Melanie (Strickland) Cunningham Friday, 2/21/03, 
 
I left Calvo about 18 years ago, I visit sometimes. Anyone who left Seely IN 1978, there is a reunion on Saturday 14th June 2003 at the Top Club.  If you are interested get in touch.
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  s.cunningham1@ntlworld.com
 
 
Duncan Bladen Sunday, 2/9/03,
 
Any one who knew or worked with andrew bladen at calverton pit. from about 1986 ,please contact me. 0191 4276985 or e-mail me db002c4707@blueyonder.co.uk MANY THANKS
 
From: South Shields , Tyne /Wear
Web Site:  n/a
E-mail:  db002c4707@blueyonder.co.uk
 
 
Gary Douglas Watson Saturday, 2/8/03,
 
Very interesting web site. But who gave you permission to use my photo!!!!!!!
 
From: Calverton Notts
E-mail:  garywocko@hotmail.com
 
 
George Wilson Friday, 2/7/03, 
 
Hello people,nice 2c some names i remember.could do with a night out 4a reunion,still working hard & getting nowhere,hope 2 here from someone soon.ttfn
 
E-mail:  georgewilson@ntlworld.com
 
 
Steven Holz Monday, 2/3/03,
 
Very Good Website, thats a ground more to make a journey to the United Kingdom.Very Nice Homepage. Greetings from the Continent
 
From: Berlin, Germany
 
 
Danny Saturday, 2/1/03,
 
From: calverton
E-mail:  daniel_atkinson@hotmail.com
 
 
Timothy Dawson Friday, 1/31/03,
 
I have a friend who was going down Georges Hill the other month. He was sat in the back of his car and saw his pencil case rise and drop in front of his eyes. Another claims to have seen a hooded figure whilst driving down the hill, they nearly crashed!!! Great Site, Keep it up.
 
From: Arnold
Web Site:  38th Nottingham Boy's Brigade
E-mail:  timothydawson2003@hotmail.com
 
 
Deborah Woodward Thursday, 1/30/03,
 
Very interesting and good pictures
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Leisha Laird Wednesday, 1/29/03, 
 
I think it is good to put things on the net about calverton as many people dnt even know were it is and can learn a lot by going on this site!!!
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  leishalairdncn@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Tracey Bodkin Thursday, 1/23/03,
 
Great website
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  tracey.bodkin@ntlworld.com
 
 
Azman Bin Mohd. Suldi Thursday, 1/16/03,
 
Your homepage for Calverton is great, full of informations. I think it should be better if u include a map which shows all the exciting places.
 
From: Malaysia
E-mail:  mano525@hotmail.com
 
 
Roger Tinkler Sunday, 1/12/03,
 
Web site looks great, hoping to get to your standard in the near future,We left Calvo about 1991. I have been back in the country about 8 years now living in Nottingham, still visit the Geordie when I am over that way.Keep up the good work Roger
 
From: nottingham
Web Site:  under construction
E-mail:  pagroove42@hotmail.com
 
 
Alan Edwards Saturday, 1/11/03,
 
Hi I lived in calveton from 1969-1981 (great village) my dad keith aka nasher worked at the pit or should i say turned up occasionally my brother andrew aka pip went to manor park and sir john sherbrooke as i did i was in mr windibanks class and mr hurst anyone remember me drop me a line
 
From: sherwood
E-mail:  alaneddy@ntlworld.com
 
 
Barry Thomas Thursday, 1/9/03,
 
No comment at the moment just dropped in
 
From: ushaw moor
E-mail:  barry@thomas5466.freeserve.co.ukno comment
 
 
Sally Tinkler Monday, 1/8/03
 
I lived in Calverton from 1953-1992. Very interesting. Well done
 
From: Corfu,Greece
E-mail:  sallycorfu@hotmail.com
 
 
Andrew Staples Monday, 1/6/03,
 
This is totally awesome - A credit to your village.
 
From: Rainworth, Nottinghamshire
Web Site:  No Web Site?(too dumb I guess)
 
 
Ian O'Keefe Sunday, 1/5/03,
 
What a fantastic site. deserves an award ....brings back great memories. those who know me drop me an email.
 
From: Kent
E-mail:  beef7822@yahoo.com
 
 
Robert Tinkler Sunday, 12/29/02,
 
From: Nottingham
Web Site:  robgroove.8m.com
E-mail:  robgroove@hotmail.com
 
 
Joyce Swainston Saturday, 12/28/02,
 
I used to live in calverton for 20 yrs my husbands name was john who died recently. he worked at calverton pit , I have 4 sons and 1 daughter. The daughter, whose name is dinsley still lives here with her husband Malcom and has family of her own now.Also two more sons who live here, John and Patrick.
 
From: Durham
 
 
Thomas Grace Wednesday, 12/4/02,
 
There's a genius behind this Site obviously. Ive had 3 hours on here normally I get bored after 10 minutes.
 
From: Suffolk
 
 
Cliff Buxton Wednesday, 11/27/02,
 
This site is so entertaining. I found myself trying to guess all the hidden tunes. Your Kids must find it very funny and educating at the same time.
 
From: Johannesberg, South Africa
 
 
Liam Nash Friday, 11/15/02,
 
Hey i just thought that the website was coo! but whu actually made the site mail me ASAP. thank you alot!!!!
 
From: Calvertone (lol)
E-mail:  spookes_is_the_master@hotmail.com
 
 
Steve Millership Monday, 11/4/02,
 
Very good site. Although I am from Ilkeston I was looking for images of the Lido as it is one of my earliest memories, going there when I was 3 years old in the mid sixties. I was saddened to see how it looks now, I would be grateful if anyone had any pictures of it in it's prime to jog my memory of a great day out. Thanks
 
E-mail:  steve.millership@warthog.co.uk
 
 
Chris Monday, 10/21/02,
 
Does anyone know of a site where I can find out more about the Foxwood iron age fort?
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  roo22__@hotmail.com
 
 
Elaine Storey Friday, 10/18/02,
 
Fab Web Site - It was great looking and the photos of the rascals jazz band - My kids thought the uniforms were hilarious!!! Happy Days?? Marching at Berry Hill and being terrified of the Washington Greys. Would love to hear from any one who remembers me.
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  e.storey1@ntlworld.com
 
 
Eileen Swain Friday, 10/18/02,
 
I lived in Calverton from 1964/77. My husband 1954/77 My boys born 1966 and 1969 went to St Wilfrids school. Is there anyone who has school photo's of the early seventies. Mrs Griffiths, Mr Jones, Mrs Britten. Can't seem to remember the rest. When we moved to Canada we lost them. By the way we love this site, in fact Franks old house is on it.
 
From: Canada
E-mail:  f.swain@shaw.ca
 
 
Algernon Cunningham, Friday, 10/18/02, 
 
I note that Dave Holland races pigeons. Has he beaten any yet? I race whippets youth, but find them way too fast for me. Ee, must go now, missus has got me bread and drippin ready! Yippee! Hope there's some stout in!
 
From: Mansfield
Web Site:  www.thickyouth.com
E-mail:  algernon@mansfieldyouth.co.uk 
 
 
Michael John Cooper, Thursday, 10/17/02, 
 
I am researching my family who lived in the town from around c.1770. I believe that they settled there during a period of change at the Priory in Thurgarton. I would like to know if this enquirey could be passed on to the administrator of the Church(s) in the town. I cannot be sure, but believe that those born in Calverton up to c. 1835, were Baptised in the Priory Church in Thurgarton. I am sending a similar enquirey to the administrator of the Thurgarton Church. Please use the "E" address given. Thank you for any assistance, or advise, you can give. Sincerely yours, Michael J. Cooper.
 
From: Birmingham---now in the U.S.A.
E-mail:  19cooper39@totalink.net
  
 
Ray Goodall Wednesday, 10/9/02,
 
Surprising,lads you went to school with send you a tentative e mail,but lack the manners to keep in touch by e mail,still hardly surprising ,living in a community like Calverton ,spoiled by the northern invasion
 
From: South Africa
E-mail:  dingbats45@ananzi.co.za
 
 
Norman Peck Friday, 10/4/02, 
 
I found your site most informative and well presented. My interest in this site is that one of my ancestors came from Calverton. His Name was William Pecke, he married Elizabeth Lynn in November 1599 and they moved to Arnold where the family settled and expanded into a large number of branches. I am researching the peck family history and would be grateful for any information on the subject. Norman .E.Peck
 
From: Wollaton
E-mail:  peck@ntlworld.com
 
 
Cherryl and David Holland, Monday, 9/9/02, 
 
Dave lived in Calverton 40 year started on Salterford Avenue and progressed through the Village to Collyer Road then Ramsdale Avenue, I started Mansfield Lane and progressed to Ramsdale Avenue then Seely Ave then Ramsdale Ave just before we moved to Arnold 4 years ago this Feb 2002. Dave a ex Miner of Calverton Pit. and keen Pigeon Racer.
 
From: Arnold
E-mail:  holland.25@ntlworld.com
 
 
Mary Monday, 9/9/02, 
 
What a wonderful site
 
From: Calverton
 
 
Mr. & Mrs. James Leonard, Saturday, 8/31/02,
 
We are going to visit Calverton this Christmas with Ella Carter who was from Calverton. Placentia, California is about 10 miles from Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
 
From: Placentia, California, USA
E-mail:  jklmfg@earthlink.net
 
 
Frances Rankin Monday, 8/26/02,
 
One of the funniest sites I've seen and about just an ordinary teensy weensy village out in the sticks
 
From: Just Surfed In
 
 
Margaret Beardall Sunday, 8/25/02,  
 
I am researching my husband's family tree and have discovered that his family lived in Calverton during the 18th and 19th centuries working on the stocking frames in "Town Street". Your web site and St Wilfred's web site has provided me with a wealth of background information on Calverton helping to bring the area where they lived alive.
 
From: Croydon
E-mail:  mags_beardall@lineone.net
 
 
Ashley Fielding Monday, 8/19/02,
 
Superb Nostalgia trip. Gotta say some of the adverts are 'WICKED' especially the ones for the Dentist and Woodview Farm
 
E-mail:  ash.field@fsmail.net
 
 
PATCHECK Monday, 8/19/02,
 
Great Web site it's a pity a couple of brains cannot work out how to put a fridge /freezer door back on. Still it was a good laugh. Please, if you are asked again can you refuse politely! Stupid Joke time:What is the difference between David Beckham and a shopping trolly? The shopping trolly has a mind of it's own!!! O.K. I AM THE WEAKEST LINK GOODBYE.
 
From: NEXT DOOR
 
 
Ray Goodall Thursday, 8/15/02,
 
I didn't recognise mick Lloyd unless he is a different Mick who I palled around with years ago
 
From: South Africa
E-mail: dingbats45@ananzi.co.za
 
 
Sharon Green nee Oldham, Saturday, 8/10/02,
 
What a great site. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
 
From: Sandiacre
E-mail: sharon.green@vpplc.co.uk
 
 
Elaine Williams nee Waplington, Monday, 8/5/02,
 
From: Formby, Merseyside
E-mail: Elaine@w7form.freeserve.co.uk
 
 
 
John McGrory Sunday, 8/4/02,
 
Hello from Auckland NZ. I grew up in Calvo, my brother Ken still lives there. Loved the website, I have some great memories of Calverton, it was a special place to grow up in back in the 60s & 70s. ( But you had to speak at least 3 languages to be understood, English, Scottish & Geordie!!!) If anyone knows Rob Smith my old best mate (Whiff) get him to send me a message please. Will have a look at the site every month from now on. Cheers, John
 
From: New Zealand
E-mail:  john@glaziers-supplies.co.nz
 
 
Frank Swain Friday, 8/2/02,  
 
Just visited the site. having lived in the village for many years, we left in 1977, It brought back lots of good memories. keep up the good work.
 
From: Alberta. Canada
E-mail:  f.swain@shaw.ca
 
 
Susan Potter Stephens Monday, 7/29/02,  
 
I'll let you know after I check out the sight some more -- just got here!
 
From: Nottingham, origionally
E-mail:  sjps1964@hotmail.com
 
 
DEL Saturday, 7/27/02,  
 
Can anyone help me contact Donna Titterton from Plumtree GardensS? Thanks Del.
 
From: Kirklington
E-mail:  dj@mitch91.freeserve.co.uk
 
 
Malcolm Carter Tuesday, 7/23/02, 
 
Ex Calverton - love the historical pages / pictures. Good job..
 
From: California. USA
E-mail:  ukmc@hubhasit.com
 
 
Al Cope Tuesday, 7/23/02,   
 
This Site is very funny and very refreshing in its content. I even like the witty comments on all of the images (sorry I tried to whip one). Good work for a limey.
 
From: Buffalo New York
 
 
Ann Lymm nee Pitwood Monday, 7/22/02, 
 
Looking for old friends from Woodborough and Calverton. 1953 -
 
From: Woodborough
E-mail:  john.lymm@ntlworld.com
 
 
Ron Lindley Friday, 7/19/02,  
 
From: Nottingham Twp. Washington co, Pa. USA
E-mail:  ronl65@msn.com
 
 
John Waudby Thursday, 7/11/02,  
 
When I started my apprenticeship as an Electrician with the NCB way back in 1964, one of my mates was at Calverton Pit and lived in the village, his name is Gordon Palmer. Be nice to catch up with him after all these years!! He went to Colonel Frank Seely School - Any Ideas?
 
E-mail:  Lecko2000@Yahoo.com
 
 
Steve Maycock Tuesday, 7/2/02,  
 
How come Calverton seems to have got a top designer to do their village site ? , Their seems to be more to Calverton than meets the idea judging by all the subjects on here , God Blidworth must be boring , there is not much to write on the web about us . and we had a colliery too ! Even the youngsters seem to enjoy your pages what is the secret ?
 
From: Blidworth Nottinghamshire
Web Site:  no web site
 
 
Marcus Monday, 7/1/02,  
 
Hello 2 ya Hi Lorna Hi Jaki this site is Brillllllllll don't ya think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! :) (:
 
From: Calverton
Web Site:  MSN0
E-mail:  marcus232323@hotmail.com
 
 
Frank Thursday, 6/27/02,  
 
Great site. My parents live in Australia along with my brothers and sisters, they too think its a good site . Well done. By the way if you see the window cleaners could you ask them to do the corners. cheers.  
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  lampwood.10@ntlworld.com
 
 
Marcus Radford Friday, 6/21/02, 
 
I havnt seen the white lady hhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa foooooooooool'd yaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 111
 
From: calvo
Web Site:  msn
E-mail:  marcus232323@hotmail.com 
 
 
Marcus Radford Friday, 6/21/02,   
 
I live here at plumtree gardens and i have seen the white lady before andI think ure site is brill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yours sincerly marcus radford xXxXxXx
 
From: calverton
Web Site:  msn
E-mail:  marcus232323@hotmail.com
 
 
Rita Petts Saturday, 6/15/02,  
 
I have enjoyed a couple of hours touring your website while watching the world cup match between England and Denmark. Great website. and of course a great match. My two sons went to Manor Park school 1964-67.Hawkins. I am sending them a link. I shall be back for a more thorough look and try the quiz. My Father went to school in Calverton and there is a boy in one of the old photos who is the image of one of my grandsons.I wonder. Wonderful website. Thanks again Rita Petts  
 
From: Southbrook Qld Australia
E-mail:  ritaalyson@primus.com.au 
 
 
Andrew Brown Friday, 6/14/02,  
 
My G-Grandparnets were from Calverton. The were Thomas Brown and Betsy Serven and the lived on the Gleaners Farm. They had 4 children, one my grandfather, Johnathan Brown, William, Jack and I think George. If anyone in Calverton remembers this family, I would appericate any info that is known. I grew up in Bestwood and Hucknall but I am now in the USA in University. It is nice to be able to visit the old area with sites like this. Keep up the good work.  
 
From: Hucknall
E-mail:  abrown3476@aol.com
 
 
Julie Lloyd (nee Baker) Tuesday, 6/11/02,
 
Have spent a couple of hours looking through the Calverton Homestead page; it is informative, educational and thoroughly entertaining; it certainly brought back memories of my days in Calverton, especially looking at the old school photographs. Keep up the good work!  
 
From: New Zealand - born in Calverton
E-mail:  m_jlloyd@xtra.co.nz
 
 
Julie Anderson Sunday, 6/9/02,  
 
Hi my name is Julie and I used to work in Calverton in the little clothes shop in about 1986-88. It was called West End in the row of shops where the Coop is. Anyway I had a good friend who lived just up from the shop and I would love to know if she is still around that area. Her name was Jane Freeman (nee Edwards)her husband at the time was Rob but Iknow they have split up, she had 2 girls Lisa and Haley and a boy John, her sister Mary also lives in the village any information would be great Thank you
 
E-mail:  darren@wilde4998.freeserve.co.uk
 
 
Daniel Morrison Sunday, 5/19/02,   
 
I said I would return and I don't break my promises. This site is now at least 5 times better than the last time I came here. That Who's Baby is a good idea but it will rile some people I think. Others will take it in good spirit. I like the idea of the Cartoons I think I'll pinch that if you don't mind for our village. Cheers thanks for the free ideas.
 
From: Milton Keynes
E-mail:  danmo55@hotmail.com
 
 
Bernard Schoolar Sunday, 5/12/02, 
 
I got to say it. This site you have made is ACE well funny and interesting. I love the pic of Kev Burbidge (nice chest wig).  
 
From: Calvo
Web Site: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/cmwfc/
 
 
Christine Henderson Sunday, 5/12/02,   
 
Lovely site-and everything is so colourful-Its unlike you British to be flashy its usually my compatriates who do that kinda thing. 
 
From: Calverton nr. New York
 
 
Geoff Pollard Tuesday, 4/23/02,   
 
My great grandad and great great Grandad were both named Jack Farley and lived in Calverton in and pior to the early 1900s and one was known as the "Water man" because, I assume, he delivered fresh water. My great grandad also apparently was a cricket umpire. Before my parents emigrated (from Nottm)I can remember visiting my Grandma Grundy, who was great grandad Jack Farley's daughter, at the cottage where both Jack's had lived. All I can remember about the cottage was that it was joined to another (semi- detached is the English term I think) with matching adjacent front porches. Right next to a main(ish) road that had a brick or stone wall on the other side which had a church (I think) behind it. If you walked from the cottage and away from the "main" road you went up a gentle hill and were almost immediately clear of the houses and into the countryside. Not like that now I'll bet!! Among our heirlooms is a large sampler signed by Eliza Farley, aged 11 years, Calverton Seminary, 1840. My mother told me that Eliza went "into service" in Ireland - in more ways than one as it turned out - and returned wth a Jack Farley predecessor! All the best hope I haven't bored you too much.  
 
From: Napier NZ
E-mail:  ThePollards@xtra.co.nz 
 
 
Jacqui Tuesday, 4/9/02,  
 
I had a good nose around Great site very Informative keep up the good work.
 
From: East Leake U.K
Web Site:  Taxi Gossip 
 
 
Jane Oldham Monday, 4/8/02, 
 
Nice photo of Frank!  
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  janeyanne@BTopenworld .com 
 
 
Wendy Thursday, 4/4/02,  
 
I lived in Calverton from 1970 - 1974, attending St Wilfrid's and Seely comp. Looking through your site brought back many memories, thank you for letting me relive those times.
 
From: Grantham
Web Site:  Destiny Designs
E-mail:  curlytop10308@aol.com
 
 
Kevin Oldham (Spoony) Thursday, 4/4/02,
 
Great work, brings back some fond memories having left Calvo in the early 80's and UK in late 80's.
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  kajdu@dingoblue.net.au
 
 
Richard Ward Sunday, 3/31/02,
 
Thanks for the Photo of the under 14 Football team I'm on there it was my father who ran it.
 
From: ?
 
 
Dave Scowcroft Tuesday, 3/26/02, 
 
I emigrated to Australia 33 years ago after living in Calverton for about two years. I never knew there was that much about the little place good on yer mate.
 
From: Perth AUSTRALIA
E-mail:  scow333@hotmail.com
 
 
Gary Monday, 3/11/02,
 
Very nice web site
 
From: Phila,Pa.U.S.A.
Web Site:  Listening To ProstateCancer
E-mail:  the4thday@msn.com
 
 
Lorna Frances Cox Wednesday, 3/6/02,
 
From: Calverton
E-mail:  pitpants@hotmail.com
 
 
Penny Tuesday, 3/5/02,
 
What U B saying I enjoyed a looking at all those familiar faces keep up the funny quips there brill catch  ya later.
 
From: calvo
E-mail:  princepenny@hotmail.com
 
 
John Watkinson Friday, 3/1/02, 
 
My Grandpa used to live in Calverton in the 1930's, Does anyone remember him I wonder, his name was Gerald Watkinson. If you do I would love to hear from you.
 
From: Jersey
E-mail:  JAW101@hotmail.com
 
 
Mr Trivia Wednesday, 2/27/02,
 
Did you know that Calverton is not an anagram of 'Huge Melons'.
 
From: ?
 
 
Michael Bell Monday, 2/25/02,
 
From: Calverton
Web Site:  NA
E-mail:  llebma1@hotmail.com
 
 
Stan Winston Monday, 2/25/02, 
 
Our Calverton Web Sites (Milton Keynes) are all boring. Can you come down and show these old fuddie duddies how its done?
 
From: Bucks
 
 
Stuart Watson Sunday, 2/24/02,
 
What is it with my brother on the site I thought that you would like more people to go to the site, you will have better look putting that photo in front of the fire to keep the kids off.
 
From: London
E-mail:  swatson66@hotmail.com
 
 
Charles Barton Friday, 2/22/02,
 
From: Chillwell
E-mail:  charlieb1@yahoo.com
 
 
Christopher Dean Friday, 2/22/02,
 
An Entertaining trip down memory lane for me or what. That Boy Photo on the Quiz page was easy for me! - Keep up the good work - and all the best to those people in the village who I went to School with . Au Revoir meducks.
 
From: Formerly A Calverton Lad Now Living in The U.S.
 
 
Daphne Richards Sunday, 2/17/02,