Wellingborough, The School c.1955

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Caption for Wellingborough, The School C1955: Here we see an independent co-educational day school for children aged from three to 18 years. This view looks at the first school buildings on the site, built from 1879 to 1895. Many others followed in the 1960s and 70s, and the school occupies most of the south side of the road, with its playing fields extending close to the River Nene.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

Memories of Wellingborough


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?

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 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)

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)

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Caption for Wellingborough, The School C1955: Here we see an independent co-educational day school for children aged from three to 18 years. This view looks at the first school buildings on the site, built from 1879 to 1895. Many others followed in the 1960s and 70s, and the school occupies most of the south side of the road, with its playing fields extending close to the River Nene.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

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