Luton, Composite c.1955

Memories of Luton


I was born in Luton in the 1940s and remember well the shops in Manchester Street with WG Durrants butchers on the corner of Manchester Street and Bridge Street. Next door in Bridge Street was a garage and further along Manchester Street towards the town hall was Wilds sports and toy store, Faiman fashions and a pub called (...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)

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)

I moved to Luton as a child in the early 60s. My first school was the St Maria Convent on Rothasey Rd, Later Denbigh Road Juniors, remember our crazy Gibraltren Head Master, then Denbigh High, stern Mr Whittaker and then Luton VIth form college Remember Bikes at the Sun and the Cock Inn, Dances at the Queensway. (...Read full memory)

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