Wellingborough, The Hind Hotel c.1950

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Caption for Wellingborough, The Hind Hotel C1950: At the top of Sheep Street is the largely 17th-century Hind Hotel, perhaps the best secular building in the town. It serves as a reminder of the distinction of this stone town before it was transformed by industrialisation in the 19th century. Oliver's cocktail bar and coffee lounge is now next door (left).

An extract from Northamptonshire Living 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)

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, The Hind Hotel C1950: At the top of Sheep Street is the largely 17th-century Hind Hotel, perhaps the best secular building in the town. It serves as a reminder of the distinction of this stone town before it was transformed by industrialisation in the 19th century. Oliver's cocktail bar and coffee lounge is now next door (left).

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

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