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Kettering, Parish Church c.1960
Memories of Kettering
During the mid-sixties I worked for Bell and Billows, the ironmongers in the left of the picture. A large part of their business was horticultural equipment, and many spring and summer evenings were spent demonstrating mowers and cultivators to prospective purchasers. Sales and repairs of sporting weapons were also (...Read full memory)
The shown photo is how I remembered it circa 1955 when I was 10 years old. Very popular venue for Sunday brassbands and the occasional visiting magician/children's entertainers. When the bandstand was not in use during weekdays, folding chairs would often be stored within it. Prior to an event, council workers (...Read full memory)
I spent many a happy hour in this, then very new, building in the early 60's., ostensibly studying for GCE's. But much to my everlasting regret, failing to take anything seriously, and with scant regard for the future, despite the best efforts of "Mac" McKinley and his excellent teaching staff. How the years have flown (...Read full memory)
Can anyone remember the name of the shop on the corner of market St which is now Barclays Bank. It was a haberdashery shop. I remember going in there with my nan and aunt in the 60's. Thanks.