Wellingborough, Silver Street c.1950

Wellingborough, Silver Street c.1950

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Many of the shops you see in this picture have changed hands. The shop on the corner with the awning is now McDonalds, and what was United Counties on the opposite corner is now a travel shop. The upper part of the building looks much the same today.

Memories of Wellingborough, Silver Street c1950

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 until 1960. Mum and Dad took me to see my first film at the Silver Cinema on Silver Street sometime around the mid fifties. The film was 'Peter Pan'. I don't recall much about the inside of the cinema except that, looking back now, it was probably quite small. The outside of the cinema was painted white and, as I recall, seemed to have a large arched portico. I really miss those wonderful days. When I return from time to time to the old town I am not at all impressed with the changes made to modernise the town centre and surrounds. Stan

Memories of Wellingborough

Wilby Lido

I remember walking to the Lido from Earls Barton, with my sister May. We would take a picnic of cheese sandwiches and a bottle of water and stay there all day. As we got older it was the ideal place to eye up all the boys. Happy days! Isabel Marchant (then Wilson)

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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 Wellingborough, I have heard such wonderful stories about it. I would truly love to put some pictures and memories together for him of where he was raised. ...Read full memory

Acorn School In The Avenue?

I'm pretty sure this photo is the Acorn School which I attended from the age of 3 in 1950 until 1956. I was Diane Weekley then. I have wonderful memories of the two women who ran the School. I think they were sisters. The gardens and grounds gave us endless nature rambles and backdrops for various dramatic ...Read full memory

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 in the front garden. I was 7 and my sister was 10. We loved that house. We used to belong to the Boots Booklovers library in the town and were ...Read full memory

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