Northampton, George Row 1922

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Caption for Northampton, George Row 1922: On the extreme right of the picture is Northampton's County Hall headquarters. The Hall dates back to 1678, and was the first public building to be constructed after the fire of 1675. The County Hall was designed by Sir Roger Norwich, who was MP for the town. The County Court, part of the building, closed some years ago and was moved to another part of town.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Northampton


I was a bus conductor and then a driver on the United Counties out of Derngate in the 1960s. It was a great job and the Northampton people were a happy bunch. Does any one remember the Swan pub where we would drink or the St.Giles Working Men's Club which we also used? As a busman I would go to all the small (...Read full memory)

I remember my mum Betty working in Lynn's Cafe on the Mounts. Mark and Lynn were the owners and I used to go there after school and spent many happy times in their home which was above (and below) the cafe. There was one couple who I used to nickname 'Sammy sixpence' as he always used to give me sixpence when he saw me. Anyone frequented Lynn's cafe, love to hear from you.

My dad (RIP) used to work for Airflow Streamline Far Cotton, Northampton most of his life. 1970 onwards and I can remember standing outside the main gates, waiting for him to sneak me into the factory cos you wasn't allowed, but I was an exception. When you got to the last gate on Main Road there was a (...Read full memory)

I was born inNnorthampton in 1963, and I left Northampton in around 1981. I've seen a lot of changes in Northampton - buildings being pulled down etc.. roads now unrecognisable - a lot has changed to the town.I know we can't stand in the way of progress but it's a shame so many things from the past have disappeared (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Northampton, George Row 1922: On the extreme right of the picture is Northampton's County Hall headquarters. The Hall dates back to 1678, and was the first public building to be constructed after the fire of 1675. The County Hall was designed by Sir Roger Norwich, who was MP for the town. The County Court, part of the building, closed some years ago and was moved to another part of town.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

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