Looking Back: Transports of delight!

There's always somewhere to go and places to see, but how to get there? Sometimes the journey is as much fun as the destination.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 4:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 5:07 pm
Two young pilots (and a puppy ) pose next to an army helicopter at the Northampton Show, August 5, 1966

A future filled with trips by jet-packs, monorails and rocket ships never materialised so taking a bus, train, boat or a trusty push bike was the only way to travel unless you had access to your parent's car or could cadge a lift in a helicopter. Trips to the countryside on your racer, with a pack up and a cagoule (just in case) or a jaunt to the seaside with family and friends - what wonderful ways to while away your time.

Two young pilots (and a puppy ) pose next to an army helicopter at the Northampton Show, August 5, 1966
Coaches gather on Northampton Market Square outside the Peacock Way arcade on September 10, 1964

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All smiles, Bective Secondary Modern School, Northampton, boys off on a rugby tour, March 28, 1960
Fiat car ready for export on June 6, 1967, outside PE & P J Crawley of St Michaels Mount, Northampton
A queue of shoppers, wrapped up against the cold, wait with shopping bags in Mercers Row, Northampton
A police officer undertakes a thorough bicycle check at Bective Middle School, Northampton, April 14, 1967
Northampton Boat Club, originally Weston Boat Club, was formed in 1911 and seen here in September 1987
Northampton Corporation Transport employees ready to leave for a TUC rally meet at St James bus depot in 1980
Childrens TV legend Brian Cant hands over a new minibus to pupils at Highfield School, Northampton, in June 1983