Horrabridge, The Bridge 1898

Horrabridge, The Bridge 1898

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Memories of Horrabridge

Everything You Needed Except Furniture

1950's to 1960's There were two butchers (Chinn's was one), two bakers (Toops and Hancocks), two barbers (Mr Colwill and Stansbury's who also had a Christmas Club for toys) numerous grocery shops. A ...Read full memory

Bagpuss

A section of this photograph was used by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate for one of the opening sequences in the programme Bagpuss. This was confirmed in 1978 when a Horrabridge resident wrote to the Bagpuss programme and received ...Read full memory

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History

Further south, Watling Street widens to form a market place complete with town hall and a corn exchange. The town received a market charter before 1220 and was an Anglo-Saxon fortified 'burh' since 917 AD. The town hall, built in Italianate style in 1865 with a central clocktower, is now divided into the offices belonging to the town council and other commercial concerns. To its left is the post office, located in an imposing brick fronted building of 1799. The market place still serves as a car park.

This is an excerpt from Northamptonshire Living Memories, by Martin Andrew

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