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J Seckington
The shop
The shop at 86 High Street

The Argus dated 1st August 1889

The business was founded in 1878 by Jonathan Seckington who was born at Helmdon on 13th September 1849, and his wife Sarah born at Moulton.

Jonathan was also a postman, first at Higham Ferrers and then at Rushden. He retired in 1907.

Their son Harry worked in the business all his life and took over when his father retired.

Jonathan died in January 1924, aged 74 and his wife died six years later. They are buried in Rushden Cemetery grave C422.

1889 advert

The Argus dated 1st August 1890 c1893


High Street, Rushden

Has for Sale a large quantity of
Vegetable Marrow Plants.

Also Conservatory, Flower and Vegetable Seeds.

Now ready, and in good condition.

Bedding Geraniums, Calceolarias, Dahlias, Etc., Etc.

Coat Flowers, Hair Sprays, Hand Boquets, Wreaths, Crosses, etc.

Flower Pots, Pans, etc., from 2s. 6d.
of the best make.

All orders promptly executed.


Advert from the Phillipson's Directory 1908
Courtesy of the Colin Bryant Collection
Shop decorated for King George 1911

1920 invoice
This invoice dated 1920 tells us that the greenhouses & nurseries were still at Woburn Place & Rectory Road.

They were agents for the Native Guano Company, and made up bouquets, wreaths and crosses to order. They also and supplied cut flowers and could ‘furnish evening parties’ with plants.

It is for supply of 36 English Yews at 2/- each, and a hundredweight of King Edward seed potatoes at 16/-, supplied to Mr Joseph Knight who lived at Rosemount, Irchester Road.

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