Click here to return to the main site entry page
Click here to return to the previous page

Newsagency, stationery, printing, craft supplies
Facing Wood Street at 2 Market Square the shop far right was kept by Henry James Gadd, a hairdresser and tobacconist, in the early 1900s. After WWII it was Mr Bird's newsagents.

John Coleman worked with Mr Bird, and eventually took over.
Later he expanded by taking over several other businesses.

a similar view 1930s
Colin Bryant Collection - Courtesy of Rushden Museum
John Coleman took over Charlie Robinson's
A 1970s 'Admat' by the
Frank Eady Press
John Coleman also took over that business in the 1980s
The Rushden shop was closed, the Higham shop moved down into High Street and another branch opened at Oundle. A craft shop and warehouse is the latest venture at Crown Park, Rushden, where craft workshops are well attended.

Click here to return to the main index of features
Click here to return to the History index
Click here to e-mail us