is a large village in the borough of Wellingborough
. in Eastern Northamptonshire
. The name is derived from the Saxon "Wulfaf's Town" - named after a Saxon
chief of that name.
In common with the rest of Northamptonshire, Wollaston is noted for its shoe industry. Until 2003, the famous Dr. Martens
boots were made in Wollaston. In 2007, manufacture of the "Vintage" line of Dr. Martens footwear was resumed in the Cobbs Lane Factory in Wollaston.
Wollaston also has the head office of an international chemical company, founded by the Quaker Ernest Bader
(1890–1982), which is now a common ownership factory, the Scott Bader Commonwealth, making advanced resins and composite materials.
The recent zero-budget Zombie movie Colin
used the Wollaston local residents fields to film some shots. In a homage to Night of the Living Dead
by George A. Romero
, some shots are of the fields overrun with living dead though these shots are few and far between in the finished film.
Wollaston is a large village (population around 3600) located near the market town of Wellingborough
. The village has a primary and a secondary school (Wollaston Secondary School), local shops, post office, library and public houses. The village supports four churches, these being Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and a Salvation Army Citadel. The Anglican church was at one time held by the Abbey of Delapré
The village has a museum... Read More