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Compass Inn - The Compasses

Compass Inn c1902

Compasses Inn

Thomas F Newberry was landlord of the Compass Inn when this was taken. He was born in Luton, Bedfordshire in 1866; his wife Elizabeth was born 1868 in Stafford.
The Compass Inn sign in 2010 is Three Compasses but is now known as The Compasses.
Previously the sign was "Keep within the Compass". It was rebuilt in 1904.

c1905 The sign:

Good Stabling
The Compass Inn
T F B Newberry

c1910 1970s
c1910 - Phipps' Noted Ales and Ratliffe's Stout
and in 1970 by A J George as a "Then & Now"

Wellingborough & Kettering News, December 31st, 1881, transcribed by Kay Collins

CLUB FEASTSOn Monday the Compass Inn Club sat down to a capital dinner, when, there were 21 members present. The club had paid £6 10s. as sick pay, and had a dividend of 7s. 9d. each.—The Club at the New Inn dined on Tuesday, when 56 sat down. The club had paid £6 10s., and had a dividend of 7s. 9d. each.

At St Mary's Church 16th September 1920

Extract from the Register: Fred, son of Charles Henry Ballard, publican of the Compass Inn, married Dora, daughter of Herbert Hirons, publican of the Wheatsheaf.

1943 wedding - the only daughter of Mr and Mrs A S Folwell, The Compass Inn, Rushden.

Ron Burnett and his wife Audrey were the landlords in the 1960s & 1970s.
Audrey was well known for her musical talents. Ron died in 1977.

Music night
A music night at the Compass Inn
Under the clock "R A O B Sandwell Lodge"

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