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Franklins Gardens help.

Post by Scott1 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:02 pm

Hello ladies and gents. It looks like I'm going to watch the Tigers/Saints development game this Saturday at 1pm. Tickets are only £5 adults,£2 kids so I thought id take my now rugby mad daughter!
I'm ok with rail plans,I'm right on top of the Birmingham/Leicester line so will go via Nuneaton. But when I get off in Northampton whats the best plan of action? Bus? Taxi? Walking distance? Any decent pubs en route? Best stand to sit in if all are open? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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Post by Bunchy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:13 pm

its walking distance with a few nice boozers on the way - head down the hill towards the big tower and you can't miss it - and wipe your feet on the way out !!! :smt001
Less is more....

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Re: Franklins Gardens help.

Post by Scott1 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:17 pm

Thanks,wire brush and bleach ready for when I get in :smt005

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Post by happywomble » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 pm

Didnt the massive gas tower structure get demolished for new residential development or were you talking of a different tower?

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Re: Franklins Gardens help.

Post by Mark62 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:53 pm

I think he’s referring to the fireman’s tower, at least that’s what I think it is, right by the ground

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Post by happywomble » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:54 pm

Ah yes, I was thinking of this one - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-n ... e-23144884

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Re: Franklins Gardens help.

Post by merryperson » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:56 pm

Hi
The ground is next to this https://elevation.fandom.com/wiki/Express_Lift and there is a good pub next to the ground

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Post by Dangerous4 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:05 pm

merryperson wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Hi
The ground is next to this https://elevation.fandom.com/wiki/Express_Lift and there is a good pub next to the ground

Yes, if you can get in it. The bar at Saints is pretty good though. Well, it was the last time I went.

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Post by LE18 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:50 pm

The Tower was a Lift test tower belonging to Express Lifts before Otis took them over and closed them down, like they try to do to every company they take over, including the one I worked for! They try to eliminate competition and only want the companies service port folio. I believe its now a Grade 2 Listed building.

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Re: Franklins Gardens help.

Post by Scott1 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:34 am

Thanks for the help guys but I've been stood up! Daughter has deffed me off for Drayton Manor! Typical :smt005

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