Wellingborough, Midland Road 1949

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Caption for Wellingborough, Midland Road 1949: The Granville Hotel on the extreme left of the picture closed in the early 1960s. The Midland Hotel next door was demolished and replaced with an extension to the town Post Office, which still occupies the same site today. All the buildings on the right of the street have gone.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wellingborough


I remember 6th November 1963, The Beatles were playing at the ABC cinema in Northampton and word got around that the famous 'Fab Four' were staying at The Hind Hotel. The place was surrounded by fans hoping to get a closer look at John,Paul,George and Ringo....alas they were all deprived of this chance, not only were The (...Read full memory)

I am an American and from 1959 to 1965 my family of seven lived on '9 The Drive', in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. We were there with my father who was a U.S. Airforce Seargent stationed in England. My fondest memories were of that quaint little town and all the wonderful places (...Read full memory)

My parents, Harry and Nancy were married in this Congregational Church and I was a Sunday School Teacher and sang tenor in the choir in the late fifties before going to university. It has a splendid organ with a triumphant tuba stop that David Jones the organist used to good effect in blazing out the melody over new harmonies in the hymn-singing.

My name used to be Sue Dear and I was born in the Midland Hotel. My family had been there for 4 generations - my Grandma was Grace Cook and she was the licensee. My aunt Sybil ran a Driving School from there called The Midland Driving School. I read Angela's account of living in Midland Road and I (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Wellingborough, Midland Road 1949: The Granville Hotel on the extreme left of the picture closed in the early 1960s. The Midland Hotel next door was demolished and replaced with an extension to the town Post Office, which still occupies the same site today. All the buildings on the right of the street have gone.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

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