Howard Kendrick

My Father Howard was born in Northampton in 1875 and moved to Southampton road in 1930. He was a batman to Lieutenant Mulliner and is pictured here with Mulliners cars outside Delapre Abbey gates and finally with Mulliners coach, reputed to be the first in Northampton.

I remember during the second world war there were bomb shelters down the middle of St Leonards Road. They were brick built with a concrete slab roof. On each corner was a paraffin lamp. The lamps had little wicks with a straight glass flue. My fathers job was to fill the lamps with paraffin from a lorry. One day a lamp spilt and the lorry caught fire and burned down to the ground in Thirlestane Road.