Northampton, Market Square c.1950

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Caption for Northampton, Market Square C1950: A market place since at least 1235, the west side shown here survives much better than the north side. On close examination today, 'Kendalls' (left of centre) was rebuilt in the 1970s as a vague facsimile, and 'Man's Shop' was redesigned in aggressive 1960s glass and concrete frame style. On market days today, the market place is packed with stalls with cheerful green and white striped awnings, and there is no car park.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

Memories of Northampton


That building to the left on the top of Gold Street is now H Samuel. The famous point of the elderly woman who won an award for Britain's Pride when she witnessed a burglarly and hit them with her hand bag. I worked on the right-hand side of Gold Street where that background building jutts out, corner of College Street in Quicksilver between 2003 and 2008.

My grandparents hailed from Kingsthorpe and Northampton. They came to Toronto, Ontario in 1907. Grampa ran his own business plaster ornamental mouldings. He did work all around Toronto specifically The Royal Alexandria Theatre in Toronto. I have many happy memories of my grandparents. (...Read full memory)

Went to this school in 1962, my sisters went there as did my mum....we were all Whiteheads then; Peggy, Christine and me, Charmaine. Remembering Sister Isobel, Mr Cooper, Mr Crick, Miss Southern and my favourite, Sister Bernadette.

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: A market place since at least 1235, the west side shown here survives much better than the north side. On close examination today, 'Kendalls' (left of centre) was rebuilt in the 1970s as a vague facsimile, and 'Man's Shop' was redesigned in aggressive 1960s glass and concrete frame style. On market days today, the market place is packed with stalls with cheerful green and white striped awnings, and there is no car park.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

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