Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Luton, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.
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The lovely talented and sophisticated Miss Bartlett took the youngest class. I think she may have been to art school cos she drew a Spanish Conquistador (complete with sailboat steel helmet) in coloured chalk on the blackboard, dressed fashionably and smoked orange filtertipped cigarettes. Mr Cripts next door toiled to improve our (...Read full memory)
Of course l did'nt realise how picturesque the building was when l was a pupil there 1955-1958. Fortunately, Edward Callum did and his painting is "normally" displayed in Wardown Museum. (Hopefully in its entirety cos little more than the janitors cottage is shown on my ph?? On that sunny day in 1969, he managed (...Read full memory)