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Robert Marriott Ltd
Introduction & Memorabilia

Peter Horn with a cycle

Peter Horn of Rushden Historical Transport Society's museum, with the Marriott's cycle, one of their exhibits.

Cycles like this one were used by tradesmen before WWII to send the apprentice back to the works to fetch things they needed, or when they ran out of nails, paint or the like. They were also used by grocery stores, bakers and butchers for local and home deliveries to cutomers. A large wicker basket was purchased to fit the carrier.

Major R A Marriott was Mayor in 1955 at Higham Ferrers. He was company chairman 1948-1957
branding iron
Above: a branding iron used by Marriott's to mark ladders and other wooden items
Below left: the "R M Ltd" branding mark
RM Ltd brand mark
Below is a trench digger's patten - it was strapped around the boot to protect the
sole from wear during constant digging
Trench digger's paten
Mallet above reads:

Presented to
Brigadier Sir Henry Floyd, Bt., C.B., C.B.E.,

Lord Lieutenant of the County of Buckingham

By Robert Marriott Limited

On the Occasion of the Foundation Stone Laying of the New Buckinghamshire County Council Offices at Aylesbury

22nd October 1964

Above - "Marriott Contractor Rushden" cover

Left - a 1938 billhead

03 January 1902 - Northampton Mercury

SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT. On Monday morning as Charles Oliver, a foreman bricklayer, in the employ of Marriott, builder, Rushden, was at work on Mr. Corby’s factory, fell from scaffolding and received severe injuries his head Dr Baker was promptly attendance…..

Rushden Argus, 16th October, 1914, transcribed by John Collins

Rushden Red Cross Fund - Mr. R. Marriott, of Rushden, is selling the produce of his walnut trees for the Red Cross Fund.

Rushden Echo, 30th July 1920

SoundedMr. Robert Marriott, Rushden, received a cablegram yesterday conveying the somewhat alarming news that his son, Captain Jack Marriott, serving in Mesopotamia, was recently wounded in two places whilst in action near Bagdad. Hopes are entertained that the wounds will not prove serious.

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