|These two 1950s aerial views were in the Evening Telegraph; we don't have the date, but in the 1980s.
Eavesdropping on Rushden! MORE Rushden rooftops this time in an aerial picture dating back to the 1950s.
The shot was taken looking south over the town. In the bottom left-hand corner you can make out the old railway line serving Rushden and Higham with its bridge over the end of High Street. It is obvious that the picture was taken on a sunny day the High Street shops all have their blinds down.
In addition to High Street, stretching away south through the town is the parallel Rectory Road, stretching into Park Road. Then in the distance you can make out the A6, snaking its way past what is now the rugby ground, heading towards the county boundary.
One thing becomes immediately apparent on studying the picture just how many footwear factories the town has lost over the past 30 years. And many older Rushden residents will doubtless be able to name them all...