Wellingborough, Midland Road 1950

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Caption for Wellingborough, Midland Road 1950: 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.

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I too, remember the High School Carol Services held here, especially singing 'Oh Come all Ye Faithful' at the top of my voice. The church seemed enormous then so I was surprised how much smaller it seemed when my daughter was married here in the '80s. Happy days!

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)

The Bedford O Type lorry is delivering fruit & Veg and belonged to Mackness Produce (a local firm) on the right is the old 'Cosy Cafe' which I remember 'doing' a great toasted tea cake and cup of tea. The Co-Op buildings are farther down (I bought my first 'stereo' hi-fi system from there on HP) I remember the (...Read full memory)

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)

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Caption for Wellingborough, Midland Road 1950: 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.

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