All Saints Church is opposite Rockingham Rd Pleasure Park (affectionately known for many years at the "Church in the Park") 

The Parish of All Saints is almost entirely residential; comprising late Victorian and Edwardian terraced housing in the south; a central area which was developed progressively over the first half of the 20th century; and a still larger area of recent housing to the north and west, which has substantially increased in the last decade. We have a population of about 11,000. A full range of backgrounds, experiences and age groups are well represented within the boundary.
Repainted in Park School colours October 2016

photo by Malcolm Wallace
                                                 photo by Malcolm Wallace
                                                 Photo by Nadine Jane Brown
Kettering evolved from a medieval agricultural market town (elements of which still remain in the town’s ‘Heritage Quarter’ which contains the church of St Peter and St Paul and a small museum) to a manufacturer of woollen cloth in the 17th century. It expanded rapidly in the late 19th century, as Northamptonshire became a major centre for boot and shoe manufacture, supplemented by the engineering and clothing industries. The shoe industry has all but disappeared, with All Saints Parish containing one of the last remaining factories; but several of the former factory buildings still remain, converted for other industrial use or into flats; and the thousands of terraced houses in the town date from that era.  

Photos by Nadine Jane Brown

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