When I (Oliver Harper) and Doog Moody decided to transform the old Methodist Chapel of the Green Bank Studios into a residential area, the Green Bank Row 49 -55 Cobden Street project was born.
Gertrude Morris has been an impressive, independent pianist, that lived in Luton until her death, in 1970. She performed in different venues and composed about 20 tunes herself and had them published.
At the end of the 19th century, Harry Moody was one of the few photographs in Luton. He distinguished himself as Frederick Thurston's assistant and opened his own studio in his home in York Street.
For those living in High Town, between Cobden Street and Hitchin Road, it might be surprising to discover that at the turn of the 19th century, an Iron Foundry was located in the area.
A gallery with pictures of historical pubs in High Town
Perhaps the most unusual business in High Town was that undertaken by Powdrill’s. The founder, George Powdrill, built up a business as a builders' materials merchant, coal merchant, furniture remover and farmer.
With a history of 150 years, St Matthew Church's ongoing renovation brings to life the heritage of a construction raised through a rich variety of resources.
The article is part of Mr Hobbs' memories, kept in his diary, which form the subject of future editorials published by Luton News in 1933.
"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.
Deep under lower High Town is a huge but little known relic of World War 2. Protected by decades of secrecy, this welcome escape from the horrors above still exists in remarkable condition.