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HCHOM = Henrietta Cavendish Holles (of) Oxford & Mortimer
9-11 Market place was Burtons menswear for many years until it’s move to the four seasons centre in c1978. After that it became Motorist Discount Centre.
I used to live in the flat about the old Westminster Bank at 1 Market Place. from 1969 to 1973. Accessed via Halford Chambers. If possible I would love to go up the approx 65 steps to see our old flat again. The impressive green dome on the corner was a storeroom in the flat. My husband painted cartoon characters around the walls. I would love to see if they are still there.
The Bank prior was a large house and shop below the shops confectioners a Mr Mrs Boler had it, Frank Vallance lived in The Park off Woodhouse Rd, Westwick family lived in the house on Chesterfield Rd opp the civic centre the former Bolsover Council offices, Westwick has a large memorial in the cemetry, Mr Ellis became the bank Manager, I knew his daughter they lived in part of Newstead Abbey, I know the family quite well, Mr McMahon later took over who I also knew.
This building was once about 1890 lived in by Herbert North Bingham his eldest son Herbert later had The Portland Arms died in WW1 his other son North Bingham, was a baker and became an apprentice at 1 Leeming St. North trained by Mr Mrs Boler, North had a family and built 22 Watson Avenue. I knew Edward very well and his sister, Edward farmed lower Oakham farm, now the industrial est, I can say alot more on this the food that was unsold was taken to the Workhouse and the prize cake in the central widow was on a Saturday, Edward told me he could remember cattle coming down Leeming St from farms to the cattle market. The family moved to 22 Watson Avenue after it was ready to move into as they had the house built, Edwards sister Dorothy who I knew was engaged to a Mr Witham whose family lived in The Park he was killed in WW1, it wasn’t appropriate to re marry!! There is a memorial in St Peters with Mr Withams name on the list, the Withams had the Market Hotel, Edwards other sister married Robert Moss who eventually took over the family firm Eyres furniture shop.
Hi Steven. Thanks for the post (and the corrections). If you have any stories to share about the property and its history we’d love to hear them.
The shop has internal shutters. Also, collectables is spelt collectables.
Wonderful to read and look back at the many memories in the 70s for us all. I used to help my mum on Saturdays. We would sometimes visit the Swiss cafe for a milkshake and toasted teacake, shop in Woolworths, go on market and have peas and cockles. Mum always enjoyed her peas and cockles. Sadly lost my mother and father so to see and read all the wonderful stories is bliss. Brings back all those good feelings.
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Brilliant to see what all the children have done
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