|Rushden Echo, 22nd February 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
The Annual Meeting of the Higham Ferrers Association for the Prosecution of Felons was held at the Green Dragon on Wednesday evening, when there were present Messrs. F. Knight, J.P. (in the chair), W. Hirst Simpson, B.A., C.C., F. D. Brazier, A. Clifton, W. Hector, W. L. Beaver, and Wadsworth, with Mr. T. Browning (clerk). The Chairman read the financial statement for 1917, which showed that the year was started with a balance in hand of £8 18s. 3d., and finished with a balance of £20 14s. 7d. The investments included £50 mortgage and £100 of 5 per cent war stock. The balance sheet was adopted. It was decided to invest £15 in War Bonds in connection with the Tank campaign at Northampton next week. The following gentlemen were elected members, Messrs. R. Payne (Irthlingborough), Nurrish and Pallett (Rushden). It was reported that there had been one prosecution during the year, viz., for damage to property belonging to Mr. Eady Robinson. The offenders were fined 5s. each. It is believed that this was the first time since 1810 that no dinner was held in connection with the annual meeting.