Northampton, Northamptonshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Gillian Mayes Of Calico Casa

My mother, Gillian Mayes ran a boutique in Northampton throughout the 1970's named Calico Casa. It sold beautifully handmade women's and children's garments, including long flowing gypsy skirts and crocheted ...Read full memory

Airflow Streamline, Northampton

My dad (RIP) used to work for Airflow Streamline Far Cotton, Northampton most of his life. 1970 onwards and I can remember standing outside the main gates, waiting for him to sneak me into the factory cos you ...Read full memory

The Haunted School

One of Northampton’s now-lost buildings is seen on the right of this photograph, the old Notre Dame High School which was built in 1871 as a school and convent run by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. A former teacher ...Read full memory