Post-war opportunities in the English employment market saw a steady stream of people cross the Irish Sea. The community then began to organise and provide essential welfare services to support the most vulnerable.
From the late 1970’s to the mid 1980’s Luton had a vibrant Punk scene. Youths with multi-coloured hairdos and worn leather jackets congregated in St George’s Square and attended Luton's early Carnival, Marsh Farm Festivals and the Grapevine or Baron of Beef pubs in the town centre.
A gallery with pictures of historical pubs in High Town
This article describes the Market Hill area of Luton from the middle of the 19th century onwards, when photographs started to become available.
Me and my husband decided to give a new life to the former Engine Hotel. We restored the ornate stained and leaded glass windows which were often admired in the past.
"The High Town Run", was considered to be a local "challenge", consisting in having a pint of beer in every Public House in High Town Road. Although most of the pubs have retained their names, with some exceptions as we will see in this article.