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 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)

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 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)

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?

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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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