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


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)

I worked for a company called Biwater. They had a contract at Broadholme sewrage treatment works near Rushdun. I had lodgings with a family in Lings, John and Margaret Conway. John was originally from S. Wales. He worked at Avon cosmetics, Margaret worked at Tescos, Western Faval. It was like home from home. We'd (...Read full memory)

I was born inNnorthampton in 1963, and I left Northampton in around 1981. I've seen a lot of changes in Northampton - buildings being pulled down etc.. roads now unrecognisable - a lot has changed to the town.I know we can't stand in the way of progress but it's a shame so many things from the past have disappeared (...Read full memory)

My brother and I were evacuated from London to Northampton for about ten months during WW2. We lived in Alma Street, me at No:21 with an elderly aunt and uncle, my brother at No: 40. I remember the meadows at the bottom end of Alma Street, the park with a stream running into a river, a cinema on the corner by the (...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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