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This from a clip from Northampton Independent but no date given.
Damaged by drought

the house in Bedford Road damaged by drought

The drought has been responsible for many ills, and at Rushden it has caused a fine old stone house on the Bedford Road, occupied by Mrs. Scroxton, to crack and it is in danger of collapsing.  The subsoil of clay on which it stands has shrunk in consequence of the prolonged drought and cracks have appeared which has caused the foundations to shift, with the result that the walls have cracked and are bulging badly, whilst the ceiling of one of the bedrooms has collapsed.  As the photograph shows, the walls are now held up by props and struts.

 (thought to be about 1920)


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