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

The Mounts Area

My grandparents lived in Earl street next to the morning star pub , of which I can find no info. There was a Chinese laundry opposite and I remember collecting their Chrisp White sheets wrapped in brown paper. I attended St ...Read full memory

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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

Memories Of Granparents Harry Hill Lily Richardson

My grandparents hailed from Kingsthorpe and Northampton. They came to Toronto, Ontario in 1907. Grampa ran his own business plaster ornamental mouldings. He did work all around Toronto ...Read full memory

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

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History

Further south, Watling Street widens to form a market place complete with town hall and a corn exchange. The town received a market charter before 1220 and was an Anglo-Saxon fortified 'burh' since 917 AD. The town hall, built in Italianate style in 1865 with a central clocktower, is now divided into the offices belonging to the town council and other commercial concerns. To its left is the post office, located in an imposing brick fronted building of 1799. The market place still serves as a car park.

This is an excerpt from Northamptonshire Living Memories, by Martin Andrew

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