Kettering, Grammar School, Windmill Avenue c.1965

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Caption for Kettering, Grammar School, Windmill Avenue C1960

The newly-opened Grammar School at the end of Windmill Avenue. A ceramic mural on the front by William Mitchell demonstrated the progressiveness of the architects. The school was to close, and the building then became the Art Department of the Tresham Institute.

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Pleasure Park Bandstand

The shown photo is how I remembered it circa 1955 when I was 10 years old. Very popular venue for Sunday brassbands and the occasional visiting magician/children's entertainers. When the bandstand was not in use during weekdays, folding chairs would often be stored within it. Prior to an event, council workers (possibly ...Read full memory

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Jock Bone's Used Car Sales

Opposite Morrissons below where Windsor Gardens is now situated in Lower St. was a car sales lot known as Jock Bone. I bought my second car from him, a Standard 10 after trading in my Ford Prefect. He sat in a caravan at the rear of the lot and would pounce upon you as soon as you drove or walked in. He was very ...Read full memory

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Driving Test Centre

At the junction of Station Rd. and Northampton Rd. was the much feared driving test centre. I took driving lessons during 1962/3 in the instructor's car an Austin A40 or A45. The usual matchstick was placed in the rear window to aid reversing. A simple idea but it certainly worked. Satisfying my instructor that I was ready ...Read full memory

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Working In Kettering Careers Office

I spent an enjoyable month in Spring 1988 working for Kettering Careers Office as part of my training during a post grad year for my Careers Guidance Diploma. I remember Tresham College, lovely shops, friendly people, a comfortable bed and breakfast for the month arranged for me by the college, and my ...Read full memory

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