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Roe Bros
Drapers
c1905 c1910
Roe Bros shop at 120 High Street c1905 & c1910

Mr. James Roe came to Rushden in 1905 with his brother, Mr. William Roe, and
took over the business of
Mr. H. F. Robinson, draper,
of High-street.

Roe Brothers established their business on the corner of Victoria Road at
120 High Street.

William died in 1931 but the company continued to trade into the 1970s. It moved to
20 High Street about 1950.
Mr James Roe in 1931
vice-chairman of Rushden
Urban District Council
Both played in 1906 for the Thursday Cricket Club.

Obituary of Mrs J Roe 1923

Marriage in 1927
1916 Invoice
Rushden Echo, 9th February 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Draper'€™s Military Appeal—The Northamptonshire Appeals Tribunal on Monday considered an appeal by Mr. William Roe, of Rushden, aged 37, married, of the firm of Messrs. Roe Bros., drapers, High-street, Rushden. Applicant's brother, it was stated, has received conditional exemption. Since his appeal at Rushden was dismissed by the Local Tribunal, applicant has been examined by the Military Medical Board and passed in Category B3. Three months'€™ exemption was now granted, with leave to appeal again.


1917 1918
Invoices 1917 & 1918 from a bundle stored on a 'spike' (a traditional way to keep receipts)

The shop
20 High Street - corner of Coffee Tavern Lane in the 1960s


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