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Northamptonshire Photographic Memories

Northamptonshire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Wellingborough, Midland Road 1950' appears in this book.

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Note the handsome facade of the Old King's Arms at the top of the street. The inn is now a carpet shop, though the inn signs above it remain. The broach spire of Wellingborough parish church peeps above the rooftops. Inside are stained glass windows by John Piper, Home and Reyntiens.

An extract from Northamptonshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wellingborough, Midland Road 1950

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 1950s, when vehicles could wait on one side of the road on odd days of the month and on the ...see more

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