Northampton, Gold Street c.1955

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Caption for Northampton, Gold Street C1955: At the junction of Gold Street and Bridge Street, with The Drapery to the right, this view looks west from the end of Mercers Row. Note the splendid 1930s period lettering of 'T C Palmer', the clothes shop, advertising its hand tailored clothes. Most buildings here survive, although further down Gold Street, around the Horse Fair, there have been dramatic changes.

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Memories of Northampton


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.

I went to Weston Favell Upper School in 1966 aged 11 of which I have very fond memories. I left at the age of 15 in 1970. In that time Weston Favell was on the Eastern edge of Northampton in Booth lane, The school was so small it only had 9 classes, 2 in each of the first 4 years and 1 in the fifth (...Read full memory)

I worked for a company called Biwater. They had a contract at Broadholme sewrage treatment works near Rushdun. I had lodgings with a family in Lings, John and Margaret Conway. John was originally from S. Wales. He worked at Avon cosmetics, Margaret worked at Tescos, Western Faval. It was like home from home. We'd (...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, Gold Street C1955: At the junction of Gold Street and Bridge Street, with The Drapery to the right, this view looks west from the end of Mercers Row. Note the splendid 1930s period lettering of 'T C Palmer', the clothes shop, advertising its hand tailored clothes. Most buildings here survive, although further down Gold Street, around the Horse Fair, there have been dramatic changes.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

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