Memories of Kettering
Can anyone remember the name of the shop on the corner of market St which is now Barclays Bank. It was a haberdashery shop. I remember going in there with my nan and aunt in the 60's. Thanks.
Worked here aged 15 - my first casual job and first real job of any sort - when the pavilion had a 'proper' restaurant, mostly clearing tables, laying cutlery and (on my first day when I had the temerity to wear blue jeans, rather than black) serving orange juice from a jug to a party of ungrateful kids ...Read full memory
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
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