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.

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)

My mother, Gillian Mayes ran a boutique in Northampton throughout the 1970's named Calico Casa. It sold beautifully handmade women's and children's garments, including long flowing gypsy skirts and crocheted tops. My mother, would dearly love to get in contact with anyone who remembers Calico Casa, and has (...Read full memory)

I was born in Northampton in 1940, and lived there until December 1953. Both my dad and mum were Northampton born and bred, but while my mum's family go way back in time in the area, my dad's family mostly originated from London. However, dad was fairly well known due to being in the (...Read full memory)

Gayways was owned by Stan and his wife Gay....hence name Gayways

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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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