Clipstone Village

Since these were taken for a Local History Project, some views still look the same but others are now totally different. Some shops have changed hands, structures demolished and replaced. The major difference to the village being the closure of the colliery. (see Clipstone Colliery page for photographs of the colliery taken for the same project.)

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  • Excellent photo, lovely old building, remember it well (as the cinema).

    By Steeve. C. (31/12/2017)
  • Does anyone remember Gene Vincent performing at the old drill hall next to Clipstone welfare sometime in the 60’s?

    By JNG (01/04/2017)
  • My grandad was the steward (Terry Parkin) -have some great memories.

    By Leanne (17/02/2016)
  • That picture just gave a sudden rush of happyness. Very happy childhood memories.

    By bil (27/11/2015)
  • Hi Jim do you have a brother robert?

    By stuart machant (15/09/2013)
  • the pub has almost gone now, might be building houses, it must look better than it’s looked in years

    By pam kitchen (20/08/2013)
  • Nostalgia in a photo? This is it. As a teenager I’d get into the Welfare with the older lads and sit supping brown ale in the shadows. Watching them jiving was brilliant and the ball spinning in the ceiling reflecting light on its travels illuminated the dance floor. The occasional fight would break out when the big hitters turned up but there are great memories about this dance hall in my mind.

    By Jim Smith (27/03/2013)
  • I arrived at Samuel Barlow on 8 March 1961 after moving from Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire. What a difference to my old school in Scotland. Mr Sykes the headmaster was a gent and Mrs Stendall seemed more like my mum than a teacher. She was brilliant. I loved the place and the following year our football team won the Dueries youth league and seven of us went on to play for the Dukeries area team. The school was a pleasure to attend and girls sport was just as strong as the lads. Cath Duncan, Linda Milner, Yvonne George Jenny Dukes, were stars for the netball team. We were lucky to go to Sam Barlow.

    By Jim Smith (27/03/2013)
  • Happy Days. Tuesday and Thursday nights at The Cat normally meant a live group in the 60’s when Roy Womble was the landlord. The Music room at the back of the pub was one of the first to use hi-glow colours and the back wall was decorated with dancing girls which stood out under UV lamps. The Juke Box with all the latest hits from The Birds, The Beachboys, The Beatles et al blared out amidst the sound of breaking glasses and the occasional fight. The good thing was the snog at the bus stop before the girls from outside Clipstone caught the last bus into town or out to Ollerton. Life was so sweet then.

    By Jim Smith (27/03/2013)
  • I was four years old when my parents moved to Clipstone in 1930 and we lived on Church Road across from the vicarage which can be seen in this picture, the Vicar was Rt hon. Rev. Gibbenplet don’t know if that spelling is right. He had two servants, all ways in black dress and white pinnys. He also had two bulldogs and he also had a car which he kept in a garage just a little further along from the house. At this time the whole of the house and the church had a six foot fence around, it went round the side of Church Road and ended with two double gates at the church entrance. Inside this enclosure was an x army hut which was used as a child’s beginner to the church, and functions.

    By Eric Taft (05/06/2012)
  • This sadly is soon to close, so expect to see houses on the land.

    By Pam Kitchen (05/06/2012)
  • This shop was built by A.K Sleath and he ran untill his death. He also built and ran the cinema next door. His death was caused by a fall that he had in the cinema.

    By Eric Taft (02/06/2012)
  • My uncle (Norman Gray) use to run the club. long time ago.

    By Malcolm Gray (27/04/2012)
  • I REMEMBER THE RITZ VERY WELL. AS A YOUNG BOY I STOOD OUTSIDE ASKING ADULTS TO TAKE ME IN.THERE WAS EVEN THEN A FISH AND CHIP SHOP NEXT DOOR WHERE WE USED TO GET (IN A BAG)THE LEFT OVER BITS OF BATTER FROM THE FISH FRYING.HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED

    By stan williamson (19/02/2012)
  • I was born in 1937.I remember having a fight with a lad called Geoff Spencer right outside the gates in the photo. Some of my pals were-John Cardwell, Gerald Caladine, Cathlene Beresford, John Smith and Janet Barker.

    By Stan Williamson (09/02/2012)
  • I was born in Clipstone in 1937 and lived on Station Road until 1962. I was told as a youngster, ( when you could walk down Station Road across a stream up to the railway line), that it was intended to build a station. It never happened.

    By Stan Williamson (08/02/2012)
  • I have an ancestor named Clipstone Hall born in 1817 of a Quaker family from Sutton-in-Ashfield. I don’t suppose anyone might know why he was given that name?

    By Pat Paaradine (14/10/2010)
  • This is the methodist church, that my cousin Val was a Sunday school teacher, we went on a lot of trips to the sea side from hear, but sadly the village as lost all it’s community spirit and now my Mother in law goes when she can, on a Sunday to a dwindling congregation .

    By Pam Kitchen (07/08/2010)
  • This was once the Co-op, then it became a fishing tackle shop. Like a lot of things that have changed in and around the Mansfield Area so have the past times.

    By Pam Kitchen (07/08/2010)
  • Cottons ran this Post office & Chemist for years.

    By Pam Kitchen (07/08/2010)
  • I can remember many a time at the Lido, in the days of good long summers.

    By Pam Kitchen (07/08/2010)
  • These are what we call Cornish houses

    By Pam Kitchen (07/08/2010)
  • Good times on a saturday night,

    By Pam Kitchen (25/07/2010)
  • I can remember going with my friend to see her mum when she went for a game of bingo, then we would go next door to Williams chip shop.

    By Pam Kitchen (25/07/2010)
  • I got married in this church in December 1972. I haven’t been in it for some time. I remember a large lump of coal that sat in a corner of the church.

    By Pam Kitchen (25/07/2010)
  • My old School

    By Pam Kitchen (25/07/2010)
  • This garage is the top of Central Drive, when I lived there. It belonged to Waynes, that’s their surname.

    By Pam Kitchen (25/07/2010)
  • The pub was were I had my wedding reception.I lived on central drive next to the cat, it was a good local pub in the 70s.

    By Pam Kitchen (25/07/2010)
  • And the price of fuel…

    By Rich Hill (29/05/2010)

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