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Northamptonshire Living Memories

Northamptonshire Living Memories

The photo 'Wollaston, Hickmire c1955' appears in this book.

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Caption for Wollaston, Hickmire C1955: Wollaston is a small market town with a charter granted in 1260 and with the remains of a motte and bailey castle. It slumbered until Victorian times when the boot and shoe industry and the manufacture of rush matting arrived. Expansion continued into in the 20th century. The best of the old village is around the parish church, particularly in the quaintly named street, Hickmire.

An extract from Northamptonshire Living Memories.

Memories of Wollaston

I was born in Wollaston in 1944 and left the village in 1971.I would love to hear from any of my friendswho still live there if they want to hear from me.

One didn't have to travel to London in the past to watch pro bands plying their trade. The Nag's Head public house was a much attended venue during the late 1960s and early 1970s for watching many of the (what was then known as) progressive bands of that era. The pub was run by the a very large man by the name of Bob (...Read full memory)

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