Northampton, The Drapery 1949

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Caption for Northampton, The Drapery 1949: This very detailed photograph depicts one of Northampton's busiest streets. On the right is the splendid facade of the old Northamptonshire Union Bank, which became the National Provincial Bank and today is Nat West. The buildings to the right of it remain, though the Chamber of Commerce sign has gone. Peeping above the rooftops is the dome of All Saints Church.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic 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)

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)

One of Northampton’s now-lost buildings is seen on the right of this photograph, the old Notre Dame High School which was built in 1871 as a school and convent run by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. A former teacher at the school was believed to haunt the building. The ghost was only seen from the knees up, and (...Read full memory)

Our whole family were evacuated from Bow, London, to Kingsthorpe in November 1940. This was following the sudden sad death of my father in July 1940 and the blitz that began in September 1940. On our arrival the family was split up and taken to three different council houses. Mum was with a widow Mrs. Rose (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Northampton, The Drapery 1949: This very detailed photograph depicts one of Northampton's busiest streets. On the right is the splendid facade of the old Northamptonshire Union Bank, which became the National Provincial Bank and today is Nat West. The buildings to the right of it remain, though the Chamber of Commerce sign has gone. Peeping above the rooftops is the dome of All Saints Church.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

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