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As remembered by Ken Smith who lived there in the 1940s and 1950s.
Church Street shops

Marked in turquoise is the Congregational Church, in blue the War Memorial, in green the St Mary's Parish Church.

Marked red is Campion's House, demolished for road widening.

The boot & Shoe factory is
being demolished today.
(November 2015)

From the church - right side From Church Parade – left side
Hill – fruiterer Fairey Bros – ironmongers
Baker’s – ice cream and sweets Fleeman – chemist
Hill – warehouse Albert Howes – baker
Oak Lodge & gardens Wheatcroft – electrical
Buttling – millinery & hairdresser Cook – printers
... – ladies’ clothes Wheeler – painter and decorator
Clipson – grindery and toys Singer Sewing Machines
Bates – cabinet maker Wool and baby linens
Cutmore – cycles Smith – Hardware (formerly Cowley's)
Private house Eden – sweets
Congregational Church Desborough – florist
Ministry of Food Loaks – haberdashery
Dr Forrester’s – surgery Hustwaite – tailor
Iliffe – pork butchers Butcher’s – wines and spirits
Private house Osborne – greengrocer
Sanders – sweets Private houses:

Parker, Gilbert, Dunmore, Leeding & Campion’s - demolished for road widening in the 1970s

Morgan – electrical
Brown's – leather
Lightstrung Garage

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