My Grandfather and Grandmother at his Bicycle Shop.

Sid Wolfe & Sons.Bicycle shop and repairs .Columba st. Mansfield. His wife Beatrice is standing behind him. The shop passed on to their son John Parker Wolfe.

Sid Wolfe and in background his wife Beatrice. When Sid died his youngest son John took over the business.  When he married they lived above the shop, later to become a store, I remember a penny farthing and a wooden bone shaker up there.

I bought my first race bike from him a Carlton, I went to the Raleigh cycle works to pick it up, about 1963. About that time they sold mopeds as well. I travelled from Birkenhead Woodside to Mansfield by train, walked through the marketplace to the bike shop in Columba St. I understand the shop is not there anymore.

My grandfather (full name Arthur Sydney Wolfe) was a very keen cyclist. He gave me a three-wheel bicycle for my fifth birthday. Sid and John also did bike repairs and wheel building at a rear workshop. Sid and his wife lived in Worksop.

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  • I remember the name and the business from my teenage years long ago,’50’s, but don’t recall the shop being on Clumber Street. Was there another branch elsewhere in town? I lost track in ’63 when I moved away from town although Nottingham, Carlton, Lenton and more remain vivid, as does the Raleigh name, ever popular and reliable.
    Interesting bit of history, thanks!

    By Steeve Cee (15/02/2022)

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