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Article compiled by Robert Clark 2008/9
Businesses 2009

In the Autumn of 2008, Rushden Research undertook a survey to ascertain the number
and type of businesses currently trading in the near vicinity of the High Street.
The list is by streets - in order down each side of the street.
Taken from the 1901 map - it shows how little the town centre has changed
This survey was made in 2008 and each of the businesses was sent a letter requesting information about their business and asking if we might call and take photographs of the staff and the premises. Response was very limited, and our "team" has been busy with an already full "in tray". Robert Clark undertook the initial work during a period of unemployment, but happily he has now found work. The businesses who did reply have been linked to this page, as have several others who had already allowed us access to their records or volunteered to write an article for us. The High Street has changed with several shops closing during the year since the survey. We hope to cover more of these businesses in due course.

Precinct
No.
Name of Business in 2009
No.
Street/Location
Opened
Proprieter/closed
Closed
Tel (01933):
Website/E-mail Address
1
RGC Rushden Graphics Co.
25
Alfred Street
 
 
 
418419
 
2
Waterwise Bathroom/Plumbing Supplies
4
Alfred Street
 
Ron Kentfield
end 2012 
317363
waterwisebath.co.uk
3
A Abbott & Sons Funeral Directors
 
Bedford Road
 
 
 
312142
abbottfunerals.co.uk
4
Steve Horsley Motors
 
Bedford Road
 
 
 
411248
 
5
I & H Freij Newsagents
2
Bedford Road
 
 
 
353709
 
6
Premier Mini Market
2
Church Hall Road
 
 
 
311243
 
7
G D Property Services
11
Church Street
 
 
 
315683
gdproperty.co.uk
8
Messe-s
13
Church Street
 
 
 
418353
 
9
Serve
19
Church Street
 
 
 
315555
serve.org.uk
10
NVCA (Nene Valley Community Action)
23
Church Street
 
 
 
396382
nvca.org.uk
11
Peter Crisp's - Design Studio
 
Church Street
 
 
 
356424
 
12
The Patisserie
31
Church Street
 
 
 
318484
 
13
Hairsclusive
33
Church Street
 
 
 
318829
 
14
J B Noble Opticians
37
Church Street
 
 
 
312551
 
15
Venezia Restaurant
28-30
Church Street
 
 
 
317443
pizzeriavenezia.net
16
Windsor Estate Agents
26
Church Street
 
 
 
355124
windsorestateagents.com
17
The Curry Garden
24
Church Street
 
 
 
314121
thecurrygarden.co.uk
18
Northlands Veterinary Centre
22
Church Street
 
 
 
01536 485543
 
19
Alco Taxis
22a
Church Street
John Street 
 
 
412222
taxinumber.com/uk
20
Salvation Army (charity shop)
20
Church Street
 
 
 
353528
salvationarmy.org.uk
21
The Olive Branch (Salvation Army cafe)
16
Church Street
 
 
 
353528
salvationarmy.org.uk
22
McGuire Sportswear
14
Church Street
 
 
 
411200
 
23
Hakkers Hair Emporium
12
Church Street
 
 
 
419070
 
24
Spoor & Co. Conveyancers
10
Church Street
 
 
 
419499
 
25
Junior Choice
8b
Church Street
 
 
 
316656
juniorchoice.com
26
Stockmill Windows
6
Church Street
 
 
2010 
08000965196
stockmillwindows.com
27
T C Wheatcroft
4
Church Street
 
 
 
312816
 
28
Rushden Café
2
Church Street
 
 
 
411424
 
29
K9 Systems
4b
Coffee Tavern Court
 
 
 
419706
k9spytech.co.uk
30
Evolve
4a
Coffee Tavern Court
 
 
 
413017
 
31
Post Office (inside Wilkinson's Store)
 
College Street
 
 
 
 
postoffice.co.uk
32
Barclays Bank
 
College Street
 
 
 
08456052345
barclays.co.uk
33
Ida's Hair Salon
4
Ealing Terrace
 
 
 
318865
 
34
Wilkinsons
 
Eaton Walk, College Street  
 
418483
wilkinsonplus.com/stry/316
35
T M Autoparts
5
Eaton Walk, College Street  moved to Washbrook Road
358919
tmautoparts.net
36
Eat 'n Enjoy Coffee Shop
4
Eaton Walk, College Street  
2014 
316516
 
37
Tresham Rushden Centre
3
Eaton Walk, College Street  
 
01536413438
tresham.ac.uk/contact
38
Iceland
 
Eaton Walk, College Street  
 
350988
iceland.co.uk
39
Park View Beauty
44
Griffith Street
 
 
 
412345
parkviewbeauty.co.uk
40
Commerce Windows
44
Griffith Street
 
Colin Liptrot
 
313232
commercewindows.co.uk
41
Manfield Crafts
24
Griffith Street
 
Emma Richardson 
 
314920
manfieldcrafts.com
42
Rushden Working Mens Club
28
Griffith Street
 
 
 
312033
 
43
Caffe Storm (restaurant & take-away)
2
Hamblin Court
 
 
 
413827
 
44
R J Smith & Son (shoe repairers)
4
Hamblin Court
 
 
 
358541
 
45
Cards Galore
5
Hamblin Court
 
 
 
317566
 
46
Simply Beauty
6
Hamblin Court
 
 
 
418118
 
47
Iconic Hairdressing
7
Hamblin Court
 
 
 
318800
 
48
Wills
2
High Street
 
 
2010 
353355
willsofrushden.co.uk
49
In The Frame
12
High Street
 
 
 
356082
 
50
Net Affair
12d
High Street
 
 
 
411000
 
51
Brian Watts Carpets
14
High Street
 
 
 
313887
 
52
Wimpy
14c
High Street
 
 
 
395364
 
53
Park Woodfine Solicitors
16
High Street
 
 
 
397000
pwhmllp.com/
54
Peacocks
18
High Street
 
 
 
315522
peacocks.co.uk
55
Rushden Music
18
High Street
 
Rob
 
358088
rushdenmusic.co.uk
56
Bits 'n Pieces (closing down sale)
20
High Street
 

February 2010 taken over by ...........
57
It's A Gift
20a
High Street
 
 
 
312679
 
58
Cancer Research UK (charity shop)
22
High Street
 
 
 
353148
cancerresearchuk.org
59
W H Smiths
26
High Street
 
 
 
313045
whsmith.co.uk
60
Connells Estate Agents
30
High Street
 
 
 
312363
connells.co.uk
61
William H Brown Solicitors
32
High Street
 
moved to Higham Ferrers 2009
410717
 
62
Argos
34-36
High Street
 
 
 
08451657764
argos.co.uk
63
Extra Care (charity shop)
38
High Street
 
 
 
359653
 
64
Birthdays
40
High Street
 
Specsavers coming
on Nov 30 2009
2009 
318719
birthdays.co.uk
65
Help The Aged (charity shop)
40
High Street
 
 
2010 
319220
helptheaged.org.uk/en-gb
66
Superdrug
42-44
High Street
 
 
 
410288
superdrug.com
67
First Choice (Yorks Travel)
46
High Street
 
 
2012 
312327
yorkstravel.com
68
QS (formerly BeeWise)
48-50
High Street
 
2010 Store 21 
 
318046
 
69
William Brown (Estate Agents)
52
High Street
 
 
 
410717
sequencehome.co.uk
70
P W House (Jewellers)
54
High Street
 
 
 
418877
pwhouse.co.uk
71
Thomas Cook (Going Places)
56
High Street
 
 
 
08708530331
thomascook.com
72
Kebab Xpress
56a
High Street
 
 
 
411421
 
73
Thomson
58
High Street
 
 
 
411752
thomson.co.uk
74
Bet Fred
60?
High Street
 
 
 
 
betfred.com
75
Wishbones Kebab House
62
High Street
 
 
 
410010
 
76
Good Nick
 64
High Street
2008
 
 
 
 
77
Pound 4 U
68
High Street
2008
 
 
 
 
78
Baileys Travel
70
High Street
 
moved to W'boro
2012 
410570
baileystravel.co.uk
79
Entertainment Base
74
High Street
 
 
 
350518
 
80
Mark's - Gent Hairdressers
 
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
81
Luvly Jubbly
80
High Street
 
 
 
418130
 
82
Ladbrokes
84
High Street
 
 
 
 
ladbrokes.com
83
Café Bangla
86
High Street
 
 
 
411994
 
84
Maysons
88
High Street
 
 
 
319111
 
85
Task Force Recruitment
90
High Street
 
 
 
313322
 
86
Discount Shoe Co.
92
High Street
 
 
 
315105
 
87
Changing Faces (costume hire)
94
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
88
Coffee Delight
96
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
89
Bargain Booze
102
High Street
 
 
 
318639
bargainbooze.co.uk
90
I-Care Opticians
104
High Street
 
 
 
312632
 
91
Motion Active (designer leisurewear)
108
High Street
 
 
 
312022
motionactive.co.uk
92
Intermouse
106
High Street
 
 
2011 
391277
 
93
Snippers (from 69 Newton Road)
112
High Street
 
 
 
313531
 
94
Krakow Eastern European Food
114 
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
95
Osbornes Sports And Toys
116-118
High Street
 
 
 
312415
toymaster.co.uk
96
Haart Of Rushden
120
High Street
 
 
 
08453386788
haart.co.uk
97
MPT Mobile Phone Trade
122
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
98
Barnes Dry Cleaners
124
High Street
 
ex Barnes & Morphet 
 
358753
 
99
GPS Taxis
126
High Street
 
 
 
355055
 
100
Blue Corner Café
130-132
High Street
 
 
 
353556
 
101
Wok Inn
134
High Street
 
 
 
419696
 
102
USA Chicken and Best Kebab
136-138
High Street
 
 
 
411099
 
103
Travis Perkins
150
High Street
 
 
 
356134
travisperkins.co.uk
104
Peter Crisp - Department Store
7
High Street
1959 
Closed December 2009 except
Bathroom Design dept
356424
petercrisp.eu
105
Moonlight Drycleaners
13
High Street
 
 
 
312097
 
106
Rushden Newsagents and Bakery
 
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
107
Ultima
 
High Street
 
 
 
410234
 
108
Nikkies Fashion Accessories
23a
High Street
 
 
 
313468
 
109
Smiths Florist and Balloon Shop
 
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
110
Jans Floral Boutique
27
High Street
 
 
 
353816
jansfloralboutique.co.uk
111
Boots
29
High Street
 
 
 
312242
boots.com
112
Kinloch's Bakery
33
High Street
 
 
 
411885
 
113
Elsewear
35a
High Street
 
 
 
318085
 
114
Recruitment Agency? (unmarked)
 
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
115
Beautiful Manes
37a
High Street
 
 
 
413660
 
116
Lloyds TSB (ex-TSB)
37-39
High Street
 
 Lloyds 2014
 
 
lloydstsb.com
117
Hallmark (card shop)
41
High Street
 
 
 
418993
cards.hallmark.co.uk
118
National Westminster Bank
43
High Street
 
 
 
08456013366
natwest.com
119
Oriental Gourmet
45a
High Street
 
 
 
419333
 
120
Nicholsons
 47
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
121
Select
49
High Street
 
 
 
317116
 
122
British Heart Foundation
51
High Street
 
 
 
350529
bhf.org.uk
123
Peking Chinese Restaurant
53
High Street
1964
Closed 2009 - re-opened under
new management 2010
353500
 
124
Scrivens Opticians
55
High Street
 
 
 
410554
scrivens.com
125
Mrs B's
55a
High Street
 
 
 
353700
 
126
George Alan
55b
High Street
 
 
 
356183
georgealan.co.uk
127
Yours
57
High Street
 
 
 
411990
yoursclothing.co.uk
128
Evening Telegraph
61
High Street
 
 
2012
 
northantset.co.uk
129
Paul Martyn Properties
63
High Street
 
 
 
418889
 
130
Peter Draper Photgraphic
65
High Street
 
 
 
419909
theweddingbinder.co.uk
131
Creative Hand
 
High Street
 
 
 
 
creativehand-salon.com
132
AFS Recruitment
71a
High Street
 
 
 
311189
 
133
Health Food and Home Brews
71
High Street
 
   
355048
healthfoodandhomebrews.co.uk
134
Nicholsons
 
High Street
 
 
 
419133
 
135
Rose and Crown
73
High Street
 
 
 
312124
 
136
HSBC
 
High Street
 
 
 
08457404404
 
137
Carey Leisure Amusements
81
High Street
 
 
 
418090
 
138
Nationwide Building Society
83
High Street
 
 
 
339100
nationwide.co.uk
139
Mistry's
85-87
High Street
 
 
 
312154
mistrypharmacy.com
140
Embassy Snooker & Billiards Club
85-87
High Street
 
 
 
314528
 
141
Oliver Adams
89
High Street
 
 
 
317356
 
142
Charles Orlebar
91
High Street
 
 
 
313600
charlesorlebar.co.uk
143
Vokes Hair Co.
93
High Street
 
 
 
419439
 
144
T E Brown (butchers)
93a
High Street
 
 
 
350866
 
145
Woolworths
95
High Street
 
 closed March 2009
2009
312428
woolworthsblog.co.uk
146
Coley Thomson
97
High Street
 
 
 
358333
coleythomson.co.uk
147
The Feathers
105
High Street
 
 
 
350251
 
148
Wendy Shoes
107
High Street
 
 
 
312771
 
149
Housewives Choice
109
High Street
 
 
 
355097
 
150
West End DIY
111a
High Street
 
 
 
356392
westenddiy.co.uk
151
Nails
115 
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
152
Omnia (jewellers)
117
High Street
 
 
 
312049
theweddingbinder.co.uk
153
Woodings Bakery
121
High Street
 
 
 
312199
 
154
Tan Inn Tanning Booth
123
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
155
Prime Choice
125
High Street
 
 
 
316131
primechoice.uk.com
156
Stream (off licence)
127
High Street
 
 
 
 
 
157
Copperfields (fish & chips)
129
High Street
 
 
 
395909
 
158
Barry Thomas (newsagents)
131
High Street
 
 
 
353542
 
159
Lloyds TSB (ex-Lloyds)
133
High Street
 
 TSB 2014
 
08450723333
lloydstsb.com
160
The Hair Lab
135
High Street
 
 
 
412737
 
161
Lounge One (old Railway Hotel)
143
High Street
 
Wetherspoons 2011
 
 
 
162
BMW Windows & Doors
 
High Street
 
moved to Higham 2009
350666
bmwhi.co.uk
163
The Original Factory Shop
 
High Street
2008 
   
318452 
theoriginalfactoryshop.co.uk
164
Co-operative Funeral Care
155
High Street
 
   
312030
co-operative.coop/funeralcare
165
Wheatsheaf Hotel
1
High Street South
 
 
 
312305
 
166
Domino's Pizza
3
High Street South
(Precinct) 
 
 
411661
dominos.co.uk
167
Bailey & Black Estate Agents
5
High Street South
(Precinct) 
 
 
458500
baileyandblack.co.uk
168
Taylor Griffin Estate Agents
17
High Street South
(Precinct)
Peter Griffin
 
319288
taylorgriffin.com/
169
CLD Cleaning Services
9
High Street South
 
 
 
413912
 
170
Blue Corner Cars
15
High Street South
 
 
 
411313
 
171
Visage Denture Repairs
57A
High Street South
 
 
 
313123
visagedental.co.uk
172
Aitch Recruitment
59
High Street South
 
 
 
318363
aitchrecruitment.co.uk
173
Stitches (dressmakers)
61A
High Street South
 
 
 
316704
 
174
Texas Longhorn
77
High Street South
 
 
 
314155
 
175
Hair Studio
89
High Street South
 
 
 
358519
 
176
Fish & Chip Shop
91
High Street South
 
 
 
312483
 
177
Grand Indian Take-Away
105
High Street South
 
 
 
412141
 
178
Dragon City
107
High Street South
 
 
 
357695
 
179
Rushden Osteopathic Clinic
109
High Street South
 
 
 
355230
 
180
Zees Second Hand Domestic Appliances
113
High Street South
 
 
 
413755
 
181
The Compasses
127
High Street South
 
 
 
312235
 
182
Edmund Chan Dental Surgery
2
High Street South
 
 
 
312256
 
183
Teza Indian Restaurant
24
High Street South
 
 
 
353555
tezaindianrestaurant.co.uk
184
Thai In Restaurant
26
High Street South
 
 
 
313248
 
185
Imperial Garden Take-Away
38
High Street South
 
 
 
350399
 
186
Barry Millers (hairdresser)
40-42
High Street South
 
 
 
353413
 
187
Conservative Club
44
High Street South
 
 
 
312445
 
188
ASDA
 
Higham Road
 
 
 
417100
 
189
Eternal Image (body piercing)
18
Higham Road
 
 
 
418459
 
190
Bridge Street Service Station
 
Higham Road
 
 
 
 
 
191
Home Suite Home
2
Higham Road
 
 
 
410604
hshworld.co.uk
192
The Higham House
6
Higham Road
 
 
 
411288
 
193
Rockingham Cars
 
John Street
 
 
 
357500
rockinghamcars.co.uk
194
Rushden Fitness & Health Centre
38
Little Street
 
 
 
356173
rushdenfitness.co.uk
195
D W Sherwood Antiques
59
Little Street
 
 
 
353265
 
196
Nursery Needs
15
Newton Road
 
 
 
419898
 Moved to No 17 in 2009
197
Sarah's Barber Shop
17
Newton Road
 
 
 
419899
 Moved to No 19 in 2009
198
Sarah's
19
Newton Road
 
 
 
419899
 Moved to No 21 in 2009
199
Bates' Furniture
21
Newton Road
 
Sarah's 2009 
May 2009
358295
 
200
Rushden Library
 
Newton Road
 1905
 
 
312754
northamptonshire.gov.uk
201
Affiniti Vehicle Solutions
1-5
Park Road
 
 
June 2009 
311146
affinitiuk.com
202
Discount Flooring
2-4
Queen Street
 
 
 
469073
discountflooring.org.uk
203
Cheers
6a
Queen Street
 
 
 
395154
cheersrushden.co.uk
204
Cavalier Upholstery
1b
Queen Street
 
 
 
316487
 
205
Cutting Edge (Hairdressers)
1b
Queen Street
 
 
 
418066
 
206
Andrews & Summers (Accountants)
1a
Queen Street
 
 
 
413581
andrews-summers.co.uk
207
Orbit Tyres
 
Skinners Hill
 
 
 
312511
orbittyres.com
208
Stromag
 
Skinners Hill
 
   
350407
stromag.com
209
HGV Recruitment
 
Skinners Hill
 
   
413344
hgvrecruitment.co.uk
210
Rushden Town Band Club
76-78
Station Road
 
 
 
312587
 
211
Knit or Sew
3
Victoria Road
 
 
 
413133
knitorsew.com
212
Hi Q Tyre Services
 
Washbrook Road
 
 
 
353863
hiqonline.co.uk
213
Pizza 2 Go
1
Wellingborough Rd
 
 
 
319100
 
214
Ocean Blue
2
Wellingborough Rd
 
 
 
410315
 
215
Hot Wok Express
3
Wellingborough Rd
 
 
 
353833
 
216
Mike Neville Estate Agents

Wellingborough Rd
 
 
 
316316
 
217 Calland and Holtom (Furnishing)   Wellingborough Rd    
2009
   
218
Hoben Johnson Solicitors
8
West Street
 
 
 
411375
hobenjohnson.co.uk

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