I am Ann’s son and have like many others been astounded at the bravery and thought for others displayed by my mom. It is a credit to her upbringing in a town that even though it has seen many changes, still has a deep rooted community feel and residents that care about Northampton.
I lived there from birth into my twenties and visit with my daughter Charlie, so she can see for herself what a great town I came from.
The “Gold Street” incident highlighted Northampton for it’s best and worst features. The worst being a target for outsiders to come and abuse and the best, a member of the community stepping up and making a stand.
Though I would be the last to suggest anyone try to do the same thing, we must all ask ourselves when we should stand by and watch and when we need to do what mom did and get involved.
Fortunately, there were no injuries and it all worked out well. So if you see a Red haired pensioner with a bright red coat on, look out, it might be “Supergran” or just another passionate Northamptonian, who wants to preserve what is good about the town.