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.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

Memories of Northampton


We left England when I was ten years old and migrated to Australia. I have lots of memories of my childhood there. The Mayorhold had a pub on nearly every corner and yet we hardly ever saw any drunks. We were close to The Old Jolly Smokers and I remember the smell of beer on a hot summer's night and the patrons (...Read full memory)

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 in Northampton in 1940, and lived there until December 1953. Both my dad and mum were Northampton born and bred, but while my mum's family go way back in time in the area, my dad's family mostly originated from London. However, dad was fairly well known due to being in the (...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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