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Arthur Sanders Ltd.
Formerly Clark and Sanders
Rushden Echo, 26th June 1914, transcribed by Kay Collins

Clark & Sanders

Carpenters & Undertakers

Coffee Tavern Lane, Rushden

Funerals Completely Furnished
Town or Country, Terms Moderate

Private Address:-
195, Wellingborough Road, Rushden

1917 Advert
Advert from the Rushden Echo, 9th Nov 1917

Extract from a Military Tribunal in May 1918

Arthur Sanders, 37, married, Grade 2, carpenter and undertaker, was given six months exemption.


Rushden Echo 2nd September 1921, transcribed by Susan Manton

The employees of Mr. Arthur Sanders, builder and carpenter, with their friends, went yesterday week by charabanc to Sandy show. At St. Neots lunch was taken and Sandy was reached at 1.15pm. Leaving at 7.15pm, with half and hour in Bedford, Rushden was reached at 10pm.


Abbott's bus
Could this be the trip mentioned above? The caption we have is that
it is an Arthur Sanders' works outing in A Abbott's bus, outside
South End old school. Undated.

In 1931 a new road was laid out - Park Avenue - by Arthur Sanders Ltd, and was developed over 5 years.
Newspaper Advert c1931

Park Avenue Estate

Semi-detached houses of pleasing appearance
and design and built and conforming to the latest
standard of comfort and convenience, comprising Sitting Room, Dining Room and Kitchenette,
three Bedrooms, Bath and W.C.
Fitted with Electric and Gas services.
Hot and Cold Water.

Purchase can be made by a
Deposit and Low Weekly Repayments
through a Building Society.

Freehold, Roads and Paths Made £520

Price includes all road charges and all Legal Fees

For further details apply:

Arthur Sanders Ltd
Builders & Contractors - Rectory Road, Rushden. Telephone 121


Apprenticeship deed
In 1946 Donald Mawby was taken on, as an apprentice to learn plumbing, by Arthur Sanders Ltd. The Deed of Apprenticeship has 6 pages of details and rules.

The endorsement above, page 7 of the deed, shows he graduated in April 1951 having gained Theory & Practice Stages I and II and City & Guilds of London Intermediate.

It is signed and sealed by affixing the 2/6 stamp.

letter
1946 letter asking for payment for a house built in Gordon Street.

1980s advert
Letterhead of 1954

Rushden Echo, 9th June 1967, transcribed by Kay Collins

New Sanders’ appointment
The Rushden building and civil engineering contractors, Arthur Sanders Ltd., have broken new ground in the construction industry by the appointment of a service manager to co-ordinate departments dealing with such services as plumbing, painting and joinery.


Arthur Sanders Ltd. of Rushden also built the £3 million Bedfordshire County Hall, Bedfordshire Building Society Offices, Wellingborough Swimming Pool, Factory and Office for Weatherby and other newcomers to the Wellingborough industrial scene. Another large contract is the £2 million Princess Marina Hospital near Northampton, and a Methodist Church in Bedford, as well as factories and housing schemes in the Northamptonshire.
[from an unknown magazine article c1970]

Rushden Echo, 28th February 1969

Big Contract for Rushden Firm
Corby Development Corporation have awarded a £789,689 contract to Rushden building contractor Arthur Sanders Ltd. to build the first phase of the Collyers Estate in the Kingswood Neighbourhood.

Work on the estate began recently and will take 20 months to complete. The scheme was designed by Mr. John Stedman, chief architect to the corporation.

It provided 183 flats and maisonettes, 63 two storey houses, and a shopping centre.

Workshops in Rectory Road
Workshops in Rectory Road being demolished
Workshop on corner of George Street
Workshops in Rectory Road on the corner of George Street

2 Cromwell Road 2 Cromwell Road
Arthur Sanders lived here and another of his builders' yards stretched out beyond.

It was demolished in the 1990s in preparation for Oliver Close.


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