We’ve got some cracking pictures of Northampton’s shoe industry and a bus strike which hit the town in the 1930’s
There’s also a very touching moment when child evacuees are re-uinted with their parents during a special meeting at the start of WW2.
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1. J. Sears & Co
The shoe department of the J. Sears & Co True-form Boot Company factory in Northampton, circa 1931. Photo: Express
2. Vintage car race
Motor cars and spectators at Queen Eleanor's Cross, Northampton, on the 10th anniversary of the 1,000 miles trial on 22nd April 1910. Photo: Topical Press Agency
3. Families reunited
Happy evacuee children rush to greet their parents off the special London Midland and Scottish train in Northampton as part of a scheme to reunite families on 3rd December 1939: Photo: J. A. Hampton
4. Northampton Ladies Cricket Club
Cricketer Gwladys Joan Davis, team captain and left-arm medium-fast bowler for the Northampton Ladies Cricket Club team, instructs players in the forward defensive stroke during batting practice in the nets on 6th May 1938 at Northampton cricket ground. Photo: Fox Photos