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Northamptonshire Photographic Memories

Northamptonshire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Woodford Halse, School Street c1965' appears in this book.

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Caption for Woodford Halse, School Street C1965: Before the dawn of the railway era, Woodford Halse was a sleepy community untouched by time. With the cutting of the Great Central line through the Midlands towards the end of the last century, the place changed almost beyond recognition. Around the time this photograph was taken, the village station and the line were axed, and a stillness descended on Woodford Halse once more.

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Memories of Woodford Halse

Each day my journey either was via the cinder track (there was the old reservoir running alongside and the iron railway bridge stood in those days, the railway was still operating I think or in the stages of being dismantled) or we walked over a somewhat ricketty wooden bridge at the bottom of Castle Hill, (...Read full memory)

My early memories of Woodford, were being taken by bus, from Byfield Primary School, to the Moravian church, in Parsons Street, for the polio injection, also of going to the cinema, which was opposite the Post Office, to see the Big Country. Some of my relatives, worked on the railway, I spent a lot of happy times, (...Read full memory)

My mother and father (Charles and Lilian) ran the Club from 1954-1957 approx. We lived in just one part with a large living room, a kitchen which led to the back area of stables and grass and 4 bedrooms. Most of the upstairs rooms in the rest of the Gorse were unused except for the Billiard room, (...Read full memory)

I remember as if it was yesterday, walking from 7 Manor Road, the house I was born in. My grandad and granma, the Peasnells, lived there for some time. I used to walk with my cousin John, he was a few years older than me, down the road to stone bridge, just before the (...Read full memory)

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