Rent was £2.23 and rates 84p a week. This was multiplied by 52, then divided by 48 to give the weekly rent charge, as one week
in each quarter there was no rent collection made. Rent was £3.07
a week: payable £3.33 per week.
Rushden Echo, September 5th 1919, transcribed by Kay Collins
Municipal HouseA start was made on Tuesday with the erection of the first 24 houses to be built under the Rushden Urban Council's municipal housing scheme. The building materials were placed in readiness, but there was no official cutting of the first sod.