Wellingborough, Market Street c.1955

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Caption for Wellingborough, Market Street C1955: This view looks south along Market Street past the Midland Road junction towards Sheep Street. Most buildings in the foreground survive, albeit with their shopfronts altered and with different tenants. The tall domed building on the left survives as a Burton's clothes store, but the building beyond, with the conical roofed turret, was demolished as part of the 1990s Swansgate shopping centre redevelopment.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

Memories of Wellingborough


From the mid thirties until the building of the new swimming pool in Wellingborough. After the war in the late forties, fifties and sixties, the boys of Wellingborough Grammar School regularly had swimming lessons and their annual swimming gala here. Is this a picture of a swimming lesson?

The pub on the left of the picture was renowned for a few brawls in it's time, originally called The Globe (now known as Raferty's) I recall walking down Cambridge St and seeing a man being hurled through the window into the street. The United Counties Bristol bus is parked outside the old Palace Cinema (better (...Read full memory)

I remember walking to the Lido from Earls Barton, with my sister May. We would take a picnic of cheese sandwiches and a bottle of water and stay there all day. As we got older it was the ideal place to eye up all the boys. Happy days! Isabel Marchant (then Wilson)

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)

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Caption for Wellingborough, Market Street C1955: This view looks south along Market Street past the Midland Road junction towards Sheep Street. Most buildings in the foreground survive, albeit with their shopfronts altered and with different tenants. The tall domed building on the left survives as a Burton's clothes store, but the building beyond, with the conical roofed turret, was demolished as part of the 1990s Swansgate shopping centre redevelopment.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

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