Melton Farmers hardware shop was opened by TV personality and Derbyshire farmer Ted Moult in 1963. It was on the site of the Blue Anchor, a small pub which closed in 1961. For many years in the 1980s and 1990s it was Plamore Sport which closed in 2002. Next door was Geoff Siddaways motorcycle shop. The Blue Anchor was run by the Richardson family from the 1890s until the 1950s.