Northampton, Market Square And Mobbs Memorial 1922

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Caption for Northampton, Market Square & Mobbs Memorial 1922: Though no longer in the Market Place, this fine monument to Lieutenant-Colonel Edgar Mobbs was once a famous landmark in Northampton. Mobbs was a noted Midlands sportsman; having enlisted as a private during the First World War, he rose through the ranks to command his battalion. As well as bearing his bust, the monument also depicts football and battle scenes. Crowning the pedestal is a bronze figure carrying a torch and wreath in memory of Mobbs.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Northampton


goint to the Savoy Cinema to see and hear the Compton Organ, the cinema has now been bought by thr Jesus people & restored to its 1930,s decoration. the name of Alan Ashton rings a bell, was he conected to the Savoy/ABC cinema years ago. the town has altered quite a lot since those days of the 1940/50,s not as i like it these days. i am in my late years now (75) but love the past.

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)

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)

It is as if my grandmother Gwendoline Edith Hunt, nee Hodges, has ceased to exist. For years and through various forums I have searched for information about her and her family (Wooton locals....Horace and Ethel Hodges who lived at Resthaven Road for many years) yet have had no luck. She is listed as having died at the (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Northampton, Market Square & Mobbs Memorial 1922: Though no longer in the Market Place, this fine monument to Lieutenant-Colonel Edgar Mobbs was once a famous landmark in Northampton. Mobbs was a noted Midlands sportsman; having enlisted as a private during the First World War, he rose through the ranks to command his battalion. As well as bearing his bust, the monument also depicts football and battle scenes. Crowning the pedestal is a bronze figure carrying a torch and wreath in memory of Mobbs.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

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