|Transcribed by Raylee Burton from an article in the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph dated Tuesday, November 26th 1974|
If you said that Burton Latimer was two-faced you would be wrong. It is at least three-faced, if not four.
There is that quiet scene near the church where you could well imagine yourself in a well preserved village with the A6 a hundred miles away.
You could travel to its outskirts and see evidence there of expansion, growth and a modern setting for living.
You could visit its works and factories and realise that
You could take a look at its main street, seeing much that is the same and much that has changed. Burton Latimer, more than many towns of its size, has kept pace with modern ideas.
There are buildings that have fringed the A6 for years, there are others, now serving a useful social or civic function.
It would seem that the best plan is to get above it and take a look down. That’s what this picture does. When it was taken isn’t really important. If it was taken last week, there would have been some minor changes since then. If it was taken several years ago, it would still reveal the same pattern - the trunk road,
It is natural that a town that is so busy and has so many facets will be well provided with good shops.
One of the virtues of
You might call
Burton Latimer is just the right size small enough for the independent shop to thrive, small enough for these to be a personal touch to your visit to a store, big enough to have enjoyed urban status for generations. (Now of course the urban status has given way to its new role as part of
Whatever changes the civic authorities have made, no matter what new status they may have given the town,