You can be a Dentist in Wolverton if your name begins with “W”

There were three dentists in Wolverton in the 1950s and by a curious coincidence that nobody could have planned, the surname of each began with “W”. Montague Watts had his surgery at No: 36 Stratford Road – it is still a dental practice. At numbers 57 and 58, side by side, were S R Warden and G N S Weller. Both had been there since before WWII began.

At number 56, now returned to residential use, was Griffiths Brothers, shoe retailers. They also had another shop in Stony Stratford. In the 1950s the business was run by Norman Cosford. I met him a few years ago at my Uncle’s funeral, still looking very fit.