Memories of Luton


I lived in Luton from 1958 - 1961 and attended the Grammar School. I have spent most of the rest of my life abroad but returned for a nostalgic visit recently. Luton in those days had a definite Victorian feel about. I remember going to the jug and bottle window at a pub opposite the parish church at age 14 and putting (...Read full memory)

A Lutonian from birth, attended St Matthews Primary School and then Hitchin Road Sec Modern. A favourite past time of mine was dancing. I attended the Barratt School of Dancing in Gordon Street under the tutorship of Mr Gaddesdon. Old Time dancing, Scottish dancing and the Friday night dancing to the pop music the (...Read full memory)

I was in Alexander Hospital as a boy of 8 years old with medical problems. I can recall a Mr Hammonds came every week to take some of us to the local church service. I also remember the teacher Miss Latter who came to teach us, she had an old Austin car. A man came each week on his motorbike and ran a boys cubs group. On (...Read full memory)

I remember going with my Grandma Setchel to the Corn Exchange and going and having a cup of tea in the cafe there, and also the toilets. I also remember Park St roundabout and the dentist there where I had my first tooth out. Just down the road, on the other side, was the Cock Inn and a couple buildings further was the (...Read full memory)

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