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Early Local Businesses
We have just a little about these businesses, most of which traded in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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Name Trade Address
Established by
Year
Abbott, James M nurseryman

c1890
Allen, Arthur corn dealer - shopkeeper 26 Newton Road Allen, Arthur
c1920
Allen, Bertram artifical teeth maker various Allen, Bertam
1906
Ashby & Ellis tailors 80 High Street Ashby & Ellis
1910
Auger, Harry general store 25 Grove/45 Newton Road Auger, Harry
c1920
Barwick - Tinkler - Wanklyn watchmaker & jeweller 125 High Street Joseph Barwick
c1890
Bates' Fish Shop fried fish shop & cafe 107 & 139 High Street Henry Bates
c1910
Battersby, G W grocer 68 High Street Battersby, G W
1899
Bennett, Charles cycle maker 45 Moor Road Bennett, C
c1905
Berridge, A general stores Birchall Road

Betts, F (& Sons) seedsman & florist Queen Street Betts, F
c1896
Blunsom Son & Co tailors and outfitters 39 High Street Blunsom C H
c1907
Buckle & Christian tailors Queen Street Buckle, Jas & Christian, Jn
1900
Bunker, C B draper and haberdasher High Street Bunker, C B
1890
Burton - Lyne bakers and beer sellers High Street - Crabb Street Burton, Robinson
c1870
Busby, A & Co boot stores High Street ?
c1893
Bush Bros. fancy drapers, general warehousemen ? at Long Sutton
?
Burgess, J tailor High Street/West Street ?
?
Butcher, R O grocer, wine dealer, brickmaker 22 High Street South Butcher, R O
1852
Butling, Elsie children's outfitter 116 High Street Butling, Elsie
c1922
Buttling, Ada milliner Alfred St/Church St Buttling, Ada
1914
Button, Percy F draper 93 High Street South c1905
Carter, George grocer

c1660
Carter, R H ironmonger 131 High Street Natrass, J
1908
Caswell, Frederick plumber & decorator Wellingborough Road Caswell, F
c1898
Checksfield, Harry upholsterer 77 Spencer Road Checksfield, Herbert
c1882
Chettle, Albert Edward grocer 42 Crabb St Chettle, A E
c1892
Chettle, George knacker Fitzwilliam Street Chettle, George
c1898
Chettle, Samuel fruiterer & fishmonger High Street
c1861
Chettle, William grocer, beer seller 20 Cromwell Road Chettle, William
1890
Clark & Sanders carpenters, builders, funeral furnishers 9 Church Street  
c1912
Clark, John hosier & hatter 114 High Street
c1903
Clipson Bros. & Co. ironmongers/builders' merchants 131 High Street
c1914
Coleman, Arthur fruiterer & fishmonger 91 High Street South
1917
Cook, J F  printer 5 Church Street Cook, Jesse F
1910
Cook's ice cream 80 Newton Road

Cowley, Fred fancy draper 23 High Street
1890s
Cox, E engineer 65 Moor Road Cox, Edgar
c1935
Corbett's Bakery bakers 118 High Street South Corbett, John
c1875
Croft, Edward (Croft & Nichols) Printer, stationer, bookseller etc. 74 High Street Mark, Wm
c1900
Danby, W E hairdresser Partt Road, Newton Road Danby, W E
c1892
Darby, Fred oil and petroleum merchant  
 
?
Darnell, W H house furnisher 16 Church Street Darnell, W H
c1882
Dartnell, W J newsagents 4 Station Road Dartnell, W J
c1903
Desborough, family bakers, shoemakers, dressmakers 19 Higham Road

Dunkley's hairdresser & tobacconist 71 High Street Dunkley, Edwin J
c1912
Eagle, Joseph hardware dealer 93 High Street South Eagle, Joseph
c1910
Eastmans butchers 70 High Street
<1898
Ellis & Everard coal and builders' merchant 28 High Street
1848
Ellis, George & Co upholsterer, furnisher 125 & 127 High Street
c1897
Fairey Bros. ironmongers 7 High Street Fairey Bros.
1921
Fortescue, W E baker and confectioner 192 Wellingborough Road
c1912
Francis, Alfred & Elizabeth wardrobe and general dealer 40/42 Higham Road
c1903
Gates, Herbert fruiterer 208 Wellingborough Road Gates, Herbert
c1910
Geary, C W printer 36 Griffith Street Geary, C W
?
Gramshaw, A (& Son) house furnisher 40 High Street Gramshaw, A
1899
Green, Joseph & Sons grocer, grindery dealer, pork butcher High Street & W'boro Rd Green, Joseph
c1890
Hastings, Warren textile stick maker ?
<1916
Haigh, I & Son outfitter, house furnishers 67 & 125 High Street Haigh, I
c1922
Hutchinson, Samuel draper 45 High Street
c1903
Hodge, H P builders' merchant 14 High Street Hodge, H P
1914
Jackson, H W seedsman & florist 76 High Street
1930
Jones, M & Sons Ltd fruiterer 10 Wentworth Road
1894
Joseph, Wm upholsters, furnisher, blinds 125 & 127 High Street
1908
Jowitt - Phillipson - Hunt printers 30 High Street

Keller, B & Son greengrocer various
c1895
Kent, John decorator - general dealer Duck Street

Knight & Son jewellers & furniture dealers 20 & 22 High Street
1885
Knight, C E butchers 12 High Street
1880
Knight, Harry carpenter, undertaker, surveyor, builder etc Old Temperance Hall Knight, Harry
c1890
Knight, James baker Moor Road Knight, James
1884
Knight, Jim hairdresser & fishing tackle supplies 1 High Street Knight, Charles H
1880s
Knight, Samuel carpenters, joiners, undertakers W'boro Rd & Newton Rd
?
Knight, Samuel draper High Street then West Street
1880s
Knight, Walter Ltd printers 28 Oswald Road Knight, U Walter
c1908
Knowlton, George timber merchant 92 Moor Road Knowlton, George
c1896
Lawrence's Fashions ladies wear 36 High Street
1960s
Lawrence & Richardson Spencer Park Garage

1920
Litchfield, Jeremiah greengrocer 21 Newton Road Litchfield, Jeremiah
c1901
London Central Meat Co butchers 113 High Street
Macdonald & Co furniture dealers 3 Church Parade

Meadows and Rattley fish, rabbit & poultry salesmen 17 High Street
c1910
Meller, Charles music shop & piano tuner 32 Griffith Street

Moody, Wm Henry tailor 27 High Street Moody, W H
c1903
Natrass, John ironmonger 44-46, 131 High Street Natrass, J
c1895
Nicholson, Winifred milliner Higham Road Nicholson, W
c1917
Nix, J F jeweller High Street
c1912
Noble, George ironmonger & tin plate worker 23 Church Street Noble, G
c1895
Okins cycle and motor engineers 16 High Street South Okins, Albert & Arthur
c1908
Page and Ladds tailor 91 High Street ?
c1910
Page, Joseph J Ltd outfitters 118/149 High Street Page, J J
c1920
Paragreen, James coal & coke merchant 71 Duck Street Paragreen, J
c1905
Parson's, E (W Russell 1919) pork butchers 72 High St & Irchester at Rushden c1908-1919
Payne, Sydney J W baker 112 High Street Payne, Sydney
c1924
Perkins, John Glover plumber & decorator 51 Moor Road Perkins, J G
1901
Poole, C F fancy goods 93-95 High Street Poole C F
1922
Roe Bros drapers 120 High Street Roe Bros
c1906
Sargent, W E ironmonger 54 high Street Sargent, W E
c1903
Seckington, Jonathan seedsman & florist 36 High Street Seckington, J
1878
Sedgman, W J clothier and juvenile outfitter No. 3, Victoria Buildings, 114 High Street Sedgman, W J
c1890
Smeathers, A pastry cook and confectioner 33 High Street Smeathers, A
1900
Smith & Cottingham opticians 29 High Street ?
?
Smith, Holyoake, Cooke, Toms hairdressers 180 Wellingborough Road Smith, Porter
c1901
Spencer Park Tea Rooms cafe (also lodgings, catering etc) 172 Washbrook Road Smith, Charles
c1920
Walker & Everard carpenters & undertakers Newton Road
c1895
Wargate Motors motor engineers Wellingborough Road
c1920
Warren, Ed butcher Pratt Road/High Street
c1895
Webb, William saddler and harness maker 51 High Street Webb, William
c1875
Wheeler, R A butcher 12 High Street Wheeler, R A
c1905
Whittington & Tomlin carpenters, builders, funeral furnishers Queen Street Whittington, E & Tomlin, J
1881
Wilmott, Wm G contractor Fitzwilliam Street Wilmott, Thomas
c1867
Windward Cycle Co.
30 Church Street ?
c1901
Woodhead & Linnitt photographers 128 High Street Powell, Samuel
1889
Wooding, F K grocer 59 High Street South Wooding, F K
1910
Wright, William chemist 100 High Street Wright, William
1920-40
Wrighton, J carter 58 Harborough Road Wrighton, J
1918
Yates, George picture framer 115, then 121 High Street Yates, Geo
c1895


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