Irving Haigh was born in Blackpool about 1876 and came to Rushden about 1900 as manger of a drapery store.
In 1904 he married Millicent Susan Fountain, an assistant school mistress, the daughter of George. By 1908 they were living in Higham Road, and later moved to 30 Griffith Street.
They had a son, Stanley in 1917, but sadly he died aged 15. Irving died 1939 and Millicent in 1948. They are all buried in graves F212-214 in Rushden Cemetery.
The outfitters moved to 67 High Street, and in 1928 the furnishing department now occupied 123, 125 & 127 High Street, and was then titled I Haigh & Son.
Later they took on the old shoe factory, once Nurrish & Pallett, in West Street, just behind the shop, as a store.