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Wollaston

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Wollaston is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. The population at the 2011 census was 3,491. The name is derived from the Saxon "Wulfaf's Town" - named after a Saxon chief of that name.Wollaston todayIn 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.Wollaston itself has a population around 3,600 located on a hill around 2 miles from Wellingborough town centre in Northamptonshire. Wollaston has both a primary and a secondary school (Wollaston School), local shops, post office, library and public houses. There are also four churches: Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and a Salvation Army Citadel. The Anglican church was at one time held by the Abbey of Delapré in Northampton.At the north end of the High Street there is a village museum which displays and curates a record of Wollaston life.
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