Kirkby Sales and Exchange
Kirkby Sales and Exchange are at 80 Station Street currently. Although their Facebook page gives their address as 80 Station Street, they appear to occupy what was 78 Station Street as well. They have been there since November 2015 at least. However, in June 2015, the property appears to have been vacant.
Fidler and Pepper
From at least October 2008 to April 2011, the premises housed solicitors Fidler and Pepper. They appear to still be operating with offices in Mansfield and Sutton.
Built in 1886?
Of interest perhaps, is that there seems to be an inscription of the date 1886 on the front wall of number 80. I presume this was the date this property was built.
Passageway to Snooker Hall
Frank Ball identified that there was a passageway to the snooker hall that was on Kingsley Street, which had previously been a hosiery factory. Initially, he thought this was between numbers 80 and 82. However, on seeing older photos, he recalled that it was between 78 and 80.
There was no listing for this property in 1942 but, in 1928, James Tuttle was a greengrocer at number 80. Tuttles Greengrocer appears on Jacques’ List of Station Street retailers circa 1920-1940. James Tuttle applied to Kirkby Tribunal for an exemption to military service during the first world war.
Based on information in the 1921 census regarding James Tuttle’s daughter Dorothy, it seems that Shepherd’s Dairies may have been operating from 80 Station Street at that time. Based on a notice in the Nottingham Evening Post, in October 1920, it appears that there may have been a link between Shepherd’s Dairies and Home and Colonial Stores. It is of interest that, during the second world war, Home and Colonial Stores were based at 86 Station Street.
Residents of 80 Station Street
No-one was registered as living here in 1939.
In 1921, James Peter and Matilda Tuttle were living her with their two children, Dorothy A (b1902) and Milford James (b1904). Of interest perhaps is that James Peter was born in Geldeston near Beccles. According to the census, this was in Suffolk although it is now in Norfolk. The two children were both born in Neatishead near Norwich. Both James and Matilda were listed as greengrocers. Dorothy was working for Shepherd’s Dairies, whose address was also 80 Station Street. Milford James was an engineer’s apprentice at the Midlands Railway.
In 1911, Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Parnell were living at 80 Station Street with their six children. I wonder if the first three are from an earlier marriage as they have the surname Busby. The children were James Busby (b1890), Mary Agnes Busby (b1892), Joseph Busby (b1894), Alice Elizabeth Parnell (b1903), Thomas Parnell (b1906) and Lucy Parnell (b1910). Thomas (Snr) was described as a general labourer, James Busby was a coal miner hewer and Joseph Busby was a coal miner pony driver below ground.
In 1901, W H and F C Simmons were living at 80 Station Street. He was described as a watchmaker.