Wellingborough, High Street 1949

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Caption for Wellingborough, High Street 1949: Looking up the High Street from the direction of Silver Street and Oxford Street shows a quiet street scene with little traffic. Many of the buildings look much the same, though the road here is much busier today. The High Street sign is still there, though the shops below it have changed hands over the years. At the top of the street, at right angles to the shops, is the United Reformed Church.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wellingborough


This is a nostalgic picture for drivers of a certain age. The round ‘No Waiting’ road signs seen on the right hand side of the road in this photograph is a reminder of when and where you could park your car when you went shopping in the past. These signs were used during the ‘unilateral waiting’ period in the (...Read full memory)

I'm pretty sure this photo is the Acorn School which I attended from the age of 3 in 1950 until 1956. I was Diane Weekley then. I have wonderful memories of the two women who ran the School. I think they were sisters. The gardens and grounds gave us endless nature rambles and backdrops for various dramatic (...Read full memory)

I was the Chief Projectionist at the Lyric from approx 1957 until 1963 when I was appointed as Co Chief/Lighting Engineer at the new ABC Blackpool. The Manager at the Lyric was Mr Ron Crabb and when he moved to another ABC Cinema, Mr Ken Porter took his place. Ron Crabb and myself were featured on an edition of (...Read full memory)

When I was still at school I went and helped out in the evenings and weekends at the zoo and one of my jobs was feeding the penguins.

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Caption for Wellingborough, High Street 1949: Looking up the High Street from the direction of Silver Street and Oxford Street shows a quiet street scene with little traffic. Many of the buildings look much the same, though the road here is much busier today. The High Street sign is still there, though the shops below it have changed hands over the years. At the top of the street, at right angles to the shops, is the United Reformed Church.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

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