Rushden Echo, 12th August 1921 , transcribed by Kay Collins
Damage by DroughtA stone house on the west side of the Bedford-road, occupied by Mrs. Scroxton, has been seriously damaged as the result of the prolonged drought. The house, which is situated at the southern extremity of the town, stands in a garden a little higher than the roadway. The drought has affected the sub-soil of clay, and a spring has dried up. The walls of the house show serious signs of bulging, and a number of props have had to be used, whilst the southern bed-room ceiling has dropped in.