|Workmen clearing a site in High Street, Rushden, on Tuesday uncovered this old well, which must have been concealed for at least 50 years.
The men, employed by Arthur Sanders Ltd., were clearing a site next to E. Warren Ltd., butcher's shop, for the building of a new shop for that firm, when they uncovered the old well. They knew it was there.
The well, which was in general use in Rushden's village days, was found to be 22 feet deep and contained 18 feet of water. It was lined with brick near the top and stone in the lower parts, and had a lead pipe running to the bottom.
The well will not be filled in; the workmen will re-seal it.