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Memories of Wellingborough

Swangate Centre

All the buildings on the left of the picture (nearly all Co-Op shops) were demolished to make way for the new Arndale Centre (now Swangate). Most of the local population still ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by Mick Austin

A View Of The Past

This is a nostalgic picture for drivers of a certain age. The round ‘No Waiting’ road signs seen on the right hand side of the road in this photograph is a reminder of when ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by Julia Skinner

Wonderful Wellingborough In My Early Informative Years!

I lived in Wellingborough from 1952 to 1971. My Father was J N Clark, and with my Mum owned and ran the General Store on Weavers Road ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by Stanley Clark

When My Life Was Innocent And Care Free

I am an American and from 1959 to 1965 my family of seven lived on '9 The Drive', in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. We were there with my ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by Anthony Wynn

The Beatles

I remember 6th November 1963, The Beatles were playing at the ABC cinema in Northampton and word got around that the famous 'Fab Four' were staying at The Hind Hotel. The place ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by Mick Austin

Midland Hotel Midland Road

My name used to be Sue Dear and I was born in the Midland Hotel. My family had been there for 4 generations - my Grandma was Grace Cook and she was the licensee. ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by Sue Brown

Singing In The Choir

My parents, Harry and Nancy were married in this Congregational Church and I was a Sunday School Teacher and sang tenor in the choir in the late fifties before going to ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by David Tall

Would Love Some Help!

I have a dear friend who was born and raised in Wellingborough. I am Canadian and he moved here as an adult after teaching in Africa. Although I am not from ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by Anya Holloway

Life In Wellingborough After The War

My family moved to 121 Midland Road during the winter of 1946 as my father worked in a local paint factory till 1948. There was a huge monkey puzzle tree ...Read full memory

A memory of Wellingborough by Angela Diamond

Wellingborough Congregational Church

I too, remember the High School Carol Services held here, especially singing 'Oh Come all Ye Faithful' at the top of my voice. The church seemed enormous then so I was surprised how much smaller it seemed when my daughter was married here in the '80s. Happy days!

A memory of Wellingborough by Isabel Marchant

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