gets unfair treatment to be honest and its nowhere near as bad as
you've probably heard!
Co-Op once dominated the town.
born (24 years ago) and bred in this small town, which for me still
has that village atmosphere. The town has grown and grown over the
years and still seems to keep on expanding, with new houses being
built all the time.
gone are the days when the Desborough Co-Operative ruled the town
with a near monopoly and finally weíre beginning to see some decent
investment in the town centre with modern street furniture, a weekly
market and so on.
saw a slide show of what Desborough used to be like and was horrified
at what we lost during what can only be described as the mindless
vandalism of the sixties and seventies, when sandstone cottages
were bulldozed under the dubious guise of progress.
down the rec: Peter Cox and Beth.
recently moved back into the town after a four-year absence and
so now when I walk around the town with Beth (my parentsí black
and somewhat overweight Labrador) itís her who is recognised with
a pleasant smile and hello, rather than me!
town boasts two excellent schools for primary children, the oldest
of which, Havelock, is responsible for my start in life and making
me what I am today! We lost out on the secondary school to our arch-rivals
in Rothwell, where Montsaye is still thriving.
place: Havelock Infants.
never quite understood the rivalry that exists between the towns,
but it still seems as real as ever. In fact, Iím rather hoping that
weíve managed to get ourselves on this website before them!