Northampton, Mercers Row 1949

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Caption for Northampton, Mercers Row 1949: Note the stylish lettering of T C Palmer on the left-hand corner (we also see it on the right of N40003 below). This view was taken looking west down Gold Street from in front of All Saints' Church. Boots the Chemists have now left County Chambers on the opposite corner.

An extract from Northampton Town and City Memories.

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My daughter's great aunt lived at Nazareth House in Northampton and died there a spinster in the 1970s. I have contacted them several times but have never got a reply. The lady's name was Margaret Durden and she was a servant all her life after leaving the workhouse as a teenager. I'd love to find out more about her. Does anybody recognise her name?

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.

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 was a bus conductor and then a driver on the United Counties out of Derngate in the 1960s. It was a great job and the Northampton people were a happy bunch. Does any one remember the Swan pub where we would drink or the St.Giles Working Men's Club which we also used? As a busman I would go to all the small (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Northampton, Mercers Row 1949: Note the stylish lettering of T C Palmer on the left-hand corner (we also see it on the right of N40003 below). This view was taken looking west down Gold Street from in front of All Saints' Church. Boots the Chemists have now left County Chambers on the opposite corner.

An extract from Northampton Town and City Memories.

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