John Cutler 1945

A number of references are made to ‘the cutler albums’ in our articles.  These albums, 7 in total, were completed over a number of years by Fred and John Cutler and Jack Headland.  Photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes and much, much more has been carefully inserted into these albums and have provided an excellent source of information for local historians in the village.  Without them the books published by the local history society would not have been as informative as they are.

Fred and John were sons of William Percy Cutler and Kathleen Mary Parr who lived at Barrow House, Main Road. 

William Percy Cutler during WW1

John started the garage business from his parents house on his return from the Royal Air Force where he was an engineer. One of his friends from the air force days was Jack Headland who lived in Cotgrave and joined John in the business. 

Jack Headland and Danny 1940

Fred worked for his father in the lace industry, but kept the books for his brother’s garage.  The company became Lamcote Motors (Radcliffe) Ltd with a works, garage and petrol pumps on the forecourt on Main Road opposite the The Green.

Aerial Photograph of Lamcote Motors

Photograph from Cutler Collection Lamcote Motors 1970

Although Fred did not live in the village during his adult life he still retained an interest in his place of birth and started to compile the contents for the albums.  When Fred died he left the albums to the village and they were housed at the local library.  However in 2017 they were transferred to the Parish Council Offices (thanks to Penny Astill a former parish councillor). The albums were also digitised.