Duston shown within Northamptonshire
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The area is near the Sixfields leisure site, which includes a cinema and football stadium, supermarket and several restaurants and pubs. Blacks Leisure Group (owner of Blacks and Millets) is based on an industrial estate on Mansard Close.
From 1876 to 1995 Duston was home to St Crispin's Hospital, a county-owned and subsequently NHS mental hospital. During the First World War it was turned into Duston War Hospital for convalescent soldiers.
The Duston School is a secondary school and sixth form located in the suburb.
In World War II a shadow factory was built in 1941 on a green-field site in Main Road, Duston, to produce roller bearings. At its peak over 4,000 people were employed in the factory.
- Office for National Statistics: Duston CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 9 November 2009
- Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
- British Industrial History accessed 1 January 2012
- British Timken to axe 950 jobs BBC News 26 April 2001, accessed 1 January 2012
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