Northampton, Market Square c.1955

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Caption for Northampton, Market Square C1950: The buildings on the left, the west side of the Market Place, mostly survive today, apart from the two at the far left. Unlike a French market square, the south and west side of Northampton's market place in particular have a delightful informality and physical variety, with no building the same as its neighbour.

An extract from Northampton Town and City Memories.

Memories of Northampton


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)

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)

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.

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)

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Caption for Northampton, Market Square C1950: The buildings on the left, the west side of the Market Place, mostly survive today, apart from the two at the far left. Unlike a French market square, the south and west side of Northampton's market place in particular have a delightful informality and physical variety, with no building the same as its neighbour.

An extract from Northampton Town and City Memories.

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