Northampton, Market Square c.1950

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Caption for Northampton, Market Square C1950: Few buildings remain untouched by the passing of the years in this sunny picture of the Market Place. The impressive Royal Insurance building and the premises of Abel's Pianos have both gone; the Admiral Rodney pub, Household Linens, the Queen's Arms and Victoria House, at the very end of the row, have changed hands and been refurbished over the years.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Northampton


One of Northampton’s now-lost buildings is seen on the right of this photograph, the old Notre Dame High School which was built in 1871 as a school and convent run by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. A former teacher at the school was believed to haunt the building. The ghost was only seen from the knees up, and (...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.

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)

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Caption for Northampton, Market Square C1950: Few buildings remain untouched by the passing of the years in this sunny picture of the Market Place. The impressive Royal Insurance building and the premises of Abel's Pianos have both gone; the Admiral Rodney pub, Household Linens, the Queen's Arms and Victoria House, at the very end of the row, have changed hands and been refurbished over the years.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

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