Memories - (Cozy Nook)
by Bernard Dennison
On the corner of Bridge Street and Cosy Nook was Johnson’s butcher’s shop. At the time we came to Thrapston this was in the process of being taken over from Shelton’s by Mr. Bert Johnson.
The business was later relocated to the High Street and Bert’s grandson is now the butcher.
The shop was pulled down, presumably after being compulsorily purchased by the County Council for road widening which also took in five or six metres of the other frontages on Bridge Street.
The Town Council has now taken out a lease and it is hoped to establish it as a permanent community centre. (Editor: It is now a thriving community centre)
Eventually, and I’m not clear about dates, these cottages were demolished, the whole of the site was cleared and Douglas Scott erected a very substantial woodworking workshop.
Builder’s Yard and Market Garden
Beyond Cosy Nook was the back land that was the builder’s yard and the market garden. This was eventually developed and became Cottingham Way and is a light industrial estate.
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