Wellingborough, Market Street c.1955

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Caption for Wellingborough, Market Street C1955: Mentioned in the Domesday Book and briefly a spa town in the 17th century, Wellingborough was granted market rights by King John in 1201. Cromwell stayed here en route to Naseby during the Civil War. The 1928 building on the left of the picture is now an optician's - the date has gone.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

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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, Market Street C1955: Mentioned in the Domesday Book and briefly a spa town in the 17th century, Wellingborough was granted market rights by King John in 1201. Cromwell stayed here en route to Naseby during the Civil War. The 1928 building on the left of the picture is now an optician's - the date has gone.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

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