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


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.

Does anyone remember the Gayways club in Northampton, High Street? I used to go there to see pop bands like Dave Dee, the Hollies and numerous other rock and pop groups! It had nothing to do with actually being Gay, it was just the name of the venue...oh times have changed. I think it was run by a (...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 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)

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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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