Northampton, Northamptonshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Northampton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Gayways Pop Band Venue,Northampon

Does anyone remember the Gayways club in Northampton, High Street? I used to go there to see pop bands like Dave Dee, the Hollies and numerous other rock and pop groups! It had nothing to do with actually being Gay, it was just the name of the venue...oh times have changed. I think it was run by a ...Read full memory

Not So Happy Memories

My brother and I were evacuated from London to Northampton for about ten months during WW2. We lived in Alma Street, me at No:21 with an elderly aunt and uncle, my brother at No: 40. I remember the meadows at the bottom end of Alma Street, the park with a stream running into a river, a cinema on the corner by the ...Read full memory

A memory of Northampton by Ron Large

Lodging In Lings

I worked for a company called Biwater. They had a contract at Broadholme sewrage treatment works near Rushdun. I had lodgings with a family in Lings, John and Margaret Conway. John was originally from S. Wales. He worked at Avon cosmetics, Margaret worked at Tescos, Western Faval. It was like home from home. We'd ...Read full memory

A memory of Northampton by Brian James