Northampton, Northamptonshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Evacuation 1940 1944

Our whole family were evacuated from Bow, London, to Kingsthorpe in November 1940. This was following the sudden sad death of my father in July 1940 and the blitz that began in September 1940. On our arrival the ...Read full memory

Now

That building to the left on the top of Gold Street is now H Samuel. The famous point of the elderly woman who won an award for Britain's Pride when she witnessed a burglarly and hit them with her hand bag. I worked on the right-hand ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory