Northampton – Sunday 15th July 2018

Our final stop on the way home from our week away was Northampton for breakfast! We didn’t have a lot of time to explore the town but it has some gorgeous buildings.  The Waterstones is in a pedestrianised area close to a large sculpture of a cobbler’s ‘last’ – the work of sculptor Graham Ibbeson, whose most famous piece is probably his statue of comedian Eric Morecambe which overlooks Morecambe bay in Lancashire.  The ‘last’ is in homage to the shoe industry which was once prevalent in the area.

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Ibbeson’s Cobbler’s Last Sculpture

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Northampton Guildhall

Former building of Malcolm Inglis and Company, leather importers of Glasgow

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Now a sandwich shop, but what a gorgeous building!

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