My main memory of Northampton is as a kid going into town shopping on a Saturday with my mum and brother and sister. Getting the bus into Greyfriars and spending a few hours in the Grosvenor centre and diving on the huge pile of cuddly toys in the Disney store. We’d get pick n mix from Woolworths and spend ages going around all the market stalls. Since growing up I don’t really go into town to shop anymore, and my mum certainly doesn’t. It’s just not the same.

By Harrison