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Wadsworth Bros
Messrs Edgar and Edward Wadsworth, Motor Engineering and Garage business

This company first advertised in Kelly's Diectory of 1910.

Rushden Echo, 19th January 1912

At the County Court on Monday, Wadsworth Bros., coach builders, Newton-road, Rushden, sued Alfred Fleetwood, butcher, High-street, Rushden, for £5/10/0, balance due for a cart ordered by the defendant.

The contra receipt below, tells us that Wadsworth Bros were trading from 63 Newton Road, and that they had been Commended for carts and floats at the Northamptonshire Agricultural Society's Wellingborough Meeting in 1914.

Bert Scroxton & Sons receipt
A contra receipt for shoes for pony and nag for Mr F Knight of Caldecotte

Rushden Echo, 10th November 1916, transcribed by Kay Collins

Flight A.M. Edward Wadsworth, of the Royal Flying Corps, formerly of the firm of Messrs. Wadsworth, coachbuilders, Newton-road, Rushden, passed through the town on Wednesday with an aeroplane, though it could not be said that he paid a “flying visit” to Rushden, as the aeroplane had been “wounded” in action, and was being conveyed in a motor trolley to be repaired. Mr. Wadsworth was accompanied by seven comrades, and their progress through the town evoked a good deal of interest.

 Rushden Echo, 30th March 1928
1928 advert
 Rushden Echo & Argus, 15th January 1932
Wadsworth's advert 1932

17th February 1939

Wadsworth Bros

63, Newton Road &
21, Park Road, Rushden

Tel. 169

Luxurious Saloons

Four, six and seven seaters

Available for

Weddings & Long Journeys
Hospitals, Theatres,
Sports Meetings, Trains Met.


This billhead is from December 1947 for Hire of Cars for Wedding & Journeys as required etc., in the name of Mr Hanger.

They could supply any make of car, but were agents for Austin Cars, and members of the Motor Agents Association.

It was receipted by E Wadsworth, who had not remembered that a new year had begun - it was paid on Jan 3 1947, but the invoice date is Dec 30 1947.

1947 invoice

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