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Rushden Echo, 27th September 1901, transcribed by Greville Watson

A Bathing Place at Last for Rushden and Higham Ferrers

After a long delay caused by the necessary negotiations with Mr Fitzwilliam a site for a bathing-place for Rushden and Higham Ferrers has at last been selected. A meeting of the joint committee of the Higham Ferrers Town Council and the Rushden Urban Council was held last night at the Wharf to choose the site. Higham was represented by the Mayer (Ald T Patenall), and the ex-Mayor (Mr C S R Palmer). From Rushden, there were present Mr Geo Denton (chairman of the Urban Council), Mr Fred Knight, Mr T Swindall, Mr W B Madin, and Mr G S Mason. The committee, who, as we have previously reported, had received a generous offer from Mr Fitzwilliam, chose as the site the present bathing-place by the side of the Anchor Inn, and Mr Madin has been asked to prepare plans and an estimate of the cost. It is impossible, of course, at this time to say when the necessary work will be put in hand to fit the bathing-place for its purpose, but there is no doubt that when the open-air bathing weather sets in next year the bathing-place will be ready.


19 September 1902 - Northampton Mercury

A meat tea and dance were held the Bede House, for the benefit the juveniles of the Oddfellows' Lodges of Higham Ferrers and Rushden. A good number sat down to tea, after which sports were held the Castle Field followed by a dance, which was largely attended.


Rushden Echo, 23rd October 1914, transcribed by Kay Collins

Higham Ferrers
Rushden Athletic beat Higham Band Club on Tuesday by 29 – 25 in a cribbage league match.


Swimming at the Wharf in 1916

Rushden Echo & Argus, 21st July 1922, transcribed by Kay Collins

At the National Belgian Hare Young Stock Show held at Reading, Mr George H Rollings of Spring Gardens, took first prize and special with his Belgian Hare under four months. This success is noteworthy, as there were 35 entries in the class.


roundabout
This home mode roundabout is being enjoyed by children sometime
after WWII - the Manor House in the background


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