Memories of Luton


I spent many hours in this library until its closure in the early 1960s. Immediately inside was the section where books were handed in on return and new loans were issued. No bar codes and scanning in those days, each book had a card inside which was retained by the librarian after stamping the book. When the new library (...Read full memory)

I was born in Luton at the St Marys Grove Road Maternity home in 1959. My parents had moved to Luton in 1949 following my paternal grandmother who had been bombed out of the East End. We lived on Humberstone Road, me and my parents and my four older half sisters. I attended Beechwood Road Primary School ( I remember (...Read full memory)

When I was a very young man and I lived in Luton in Bedforshire. I remember my who my Godparents were but only by their surename of Ingham. My fathers name was E dward Shotten Stuart and my mother's was Dorris Stuart. Dad worked for Vauxhall all his life. Mum left there when I was a teenager and (...Read full memory)

I also recall the days when the old tramp used to go around the bins in the old market hall looking for food, and old Les the deaf mute who used to hang around the taxi rank on Market Hill, he used to go to Warwicks fish shop on Park Square for the taxi drivers and get fish and chips for them. The good old days (...Read full memory)

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