A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Looking along the High Street past the beleaguered Burton Memorial, one would see little change today in the buildingscape. Danetre Bakery (left) has long gone, and the building society on the extreme left in this photograph may be the old Anglian Building Society before they became the Nationwide and moved across the road. The Milk Bar (centre right), built in 1952, has replaced the tobacconists seen in picture D83004. It was a favourite meeting place for Grammar School pupils, and is still in business today. The adjacent Lion and Lamb, however, is now called Friday's.

Memories of Daventry, High Street c1965

I remember a sunny day in 1940 a 10 year old London kid alone nervous scared alone except for a bunch of other kids, We had been scurried away from war torn London having gone through the Battle of Britain German airraids. The British goverment had devised a plan given the secret name "Pied Piper" the ide to protect Britain's future generation . So here I m swinging on a garden gate leading up the path to a Red door, the ...see more

Currently researching the history of the building which now houses First Light Photographic & Dawn Branigan Photography at 3 & 3A High Street. Have traced it back as far as 1836, when Leigh's Bakery was founded by one John Leigh. His son, Samuel George Leigh carried the tradition on well into the 20th Century. Does anyone know when Leigh's closed and the Danetre Fancy Bakery was opened? According to the ...see more

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