Northampton, Abington Street And Notre Dame High School 1922

Northampton, Abington Street And Notre Dame High School 1922

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Memories of Northampton

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

Twentieth Century Club And Memories Of Bygone Times

I was born in Northampton in 1940, and lived there until December 1953. Both my dad and mum were Northampton born and bred, but while my mum's family go way back in time in the area, my ...Read full memory

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History

The tram lines and the traffic have long disappeared, and now Abington Street is pedestrianised. Today, most of the buildings date only from the 1960s and 1970s - the street looks better in this photograph than it does now. On the right is the Notre Dame School, founded by two sisters in the mid 19th century. The school closed in 1975, and the building was later demolished.

This is an excerpt from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories, by Nick Channer