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Rushden
History & Development

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History Demolition & Development see also Surveys

Pre-history to Domesday

Population (census & stats)
Rushden Manors Demolition - mainpage
Rushden & Higham Ferrers Developments - mainpage
Higham Ferrers Hundred Council Plans 1888-1938
A Thousand Years of Rushden Statistics 1878 - 1897
Archaeology 'Hearts & Soles'
Village Green Growth of Non-conformity with Shoe Trade 1881-1901
Windmills Parochial Committee
Grade II Listed Buildings Lighting the Town 1880
Brief history of Higham Park
See also the main section on Higham Park
Footpaths 1880
Roundhouse Proposed Baths and Warehouse 1895
The Court Estate Roads - Government Enquiry 1895
History by J Bridges 1791 Water Supply
Wymington Road Windmill 1793-1915 Road Widening 1909
History of Rushden - John Cole - 1838 High Street Improvements 1902-1910
Hamlet of Knuston - 1838 Road changes (mainpage)
Mop and Pail Riot 1846 Housing Reports
W Green - Memories of the 1860s Parks
2 Photos in 1861 by H Sartoris John Street area 1920
Whellan's Parish History 1874 Prospect Avenue 1924
Census Act 1881 Snippets
Retrospect of 1889 Refuse Tip 1927
Rushden and Its Industry 1891 & 1900 Park Avenue Estate 1931/32
High Street c1903 (church end) Public Utilities - see Commerce Section
The Fire 1901 Culverting the Sidney Brook 1969
Digging a Round Barrow 1906

Town Lit Up - 1949

1911 Rushden Town Guide Roads - 1949
Cemetery Report 1919 Links with Old Rushden 1950
History by Dr C R Fisher 1920s Car Parks
Notes by J E Smith The Church Clock 1952
Ditchford Bridge 1924 Building Boom 1955
The Town in 1926 New Street Lights 1956
History Lecture - Councillor J Allen 1927 Growth & Development - 1958 study
Church & War Memorial Pictures Overspill?
Rushden Enlarged & Beautifed 1930 House Building 1960s
The Budget 1931 Redevelopments
Roman finds in 1953 & 1970 Save a Factory
"Spotlight on Rushden" 1955 Tree Planting 1992
Growth & Development - 1958 study The High Street 2008/9
The Town in 1979 Regeneration 2011
Industrial Archaeology - WEA Course 1982 New Lighting 2013
A6 Bypass 1993
Rushden - book published 1985
Timecapsules Statistics
Industrial Architecture - Essay 1999 Civil Registration
The Vyne - Architectural Study 1999 1892 & 1898
Some Postcards District Births & Deaths
The Views from St Mary's Tower 2008 Employment
(interactive e-book feature) Census
Benchmarks
Listed Buildings

Life in Rushden
Rushden Manors Memories 1850-1937 Henry Hobbs
Rushden Manors Memories of Concerts 1858 - TC Clarke
Deeds - Introduction & Transcripts Memories of the 1860s - Walter Green
Courts

Christmas 1877 - 1882


Notes by J E Smith

Rushden Hall
Introduction Some Old Customs
Early Days Memories 1875-1885 - Walter Green
Sale of Rushden Hall 1836 Memories of 1879 - John Mead
Hall Park Gatehouse Letters - ref Queen Victoria's Jubilee 1887
Contents Sale 1929 Rushden in 1887
Property Sale 1929

94 High Street South

Hall & Grounds Open 1930 Feast Remembered
Saving the Hall 1967 Pleasant Memories from 1895
The Hall in 1971 Ladies Column in the "Argus" 1897
Hall - News & Notes High Street complaint - 1889

Memories of the Town in the 1890s
Rushden from the Air

Memories 1890s - R E Bayes

Aerial picture c1920s High Street snippets
Queen Victoria Hotel area in 1979 Fire Relief Fund 1901
The Town in 1984 Passive Resistance - Education Act 1902
Aerial Views 1950, 1988 & 1991

Christmas Games - 1903

DVD - A History of Rushden 2009 High Street 1905


Agricultural Show 1907
Parish Vestry Meetings Postcards of High Street
New Vestry Hall - Setting up Rushden's Sorrow - King Edward VII
Building the Vestry Hall 1875 Mrs Clayson - King's Christmas Tree 1909
Vestry Meeting 1887 Rushden & the New King 1910
Response & Letters - ref Queen Victoria's Jubilee 1887 Women's Suffrage - Meeting 1910
Charities Out of Work in 1910

Memories of George Skinner 1911
Council & Local Government Memories of Mrs Smart 1914
Electoral Roll 1834 Memories of Doris Watts 1918
New Vestry Hall 1875

News Snippets August 1919

Rating Property 1878 House damaged by drought c1920
Highway Board Report 1882 Unemployed Marchers visit Rushden 1922
Urban Status 1881 & 1890 Blackberrying 1926
Urban District Council Memories of 1920s - Stella Reynolds
Memories 1850 - 1927
Fern Road 1925-35 by Peter Waring
Memories of the Baker Brothers 1928
Rushden in the 1920s & 1930s
Memories of 1920s-1930s Mary Fennell
Memories of the 1930s - Freda Parker
Memories of 1930s - Dorothy Rollings
Memories of the "BU" - Richard Hall

New Beauty Spot 1930

Memories - Kim Harris

Roy Blenco - Memories of the 1930s and 40s

Cromwell Road in World War II

Mr Robins' Chicken Farm 1939
Memories - Margaret Clowes 1940s
Officials & Establishments 1928 Memories - Mollie Smith 1940s
Refuse Collectors Strike 1890 Memories - Wm S Ladds 1942
Politics Memories - Sheila Doherty - Duck St
Dinah van der Werf - poem
Mud in Quorn Road - 1948
Savings 1948
A Fifties Childhood

The Louvre - 1950's

Shilling Shortage 1950
Christmas 1951
Rushden & Higham Mourn the King 1952
The Church Clock 1952

Margaret Goodwin - Washbrook Rd 1950s
Canteen for USAF men 1953
Mrs Minney - 1954
Polling - Northern & Southern Districts Town for Hard Work - 1955
Polling District L - Rushden Court 1910 1959 - optimism
Teenagers' Opinions!
Official Inquiries 1912 1960s problems
Housing Report 1913 Litter
National Register 1915 High Street Improvements 1969
Electoral Rolls - mainpage

Memories 1970s - Peta Jellis

Absent Voters - mainpage TV - "Hunter's Walk"
Rates Assessment 1928

Visit the Feast - "Ruzdin" style

Dustmen's strike 1948 High Street Remembered 1986
A Xmas Card 1962

Grace Ashby

Rates Hall Park Gate House
Memories of High Street - Joyce Moore
Ratepayers' Assocation 1908 Skeleton Found 1864
Snippets
Referendum E U 2016
Rubbish Tip Nuisances
Memories of a clerk News reports
Lighting
Rights of Way
County Council
Foothpath Closed
Works done at Rushden
Sales
Dialect of Rushden Sales - mainpage
“Ole Tom” Has the Electric Light
R W Norman Street Names & Surveys
Ruzdin Feast
Surveys & Notes
Street Names in Census Records
District Council - East Northants Street Names - Origins
Chairman Greets The Queen in 1985 Street Names - 1899

Street Names since 1901

Memorials The High Street 2008/9
Amenities Society - Notecards Lightstrung area 2018

Blue Plaques and Walk


Unveiling - Plaque to Mrs. Muxlow 2009 Surveys of Buildings & Lost Buildings
Commemoration Plaques Some Lost Buildings
Memorial Inscriptions - Cemetery House Transformed 1959
Vann V.C. - Forgotten Hero? Architectural Survey - 23 York Rd
War Memorial
Rolls of Honour Industrial Architecture History - Essay 1999
The Vyne - Architectural Study 1999
Walks Demolition - mainpage
Town Walks with map A Window

Weather Town
Weather Decorated Cycles
Diary Notes - Mr Eb. Knight 1869-70
Diary Notes - Mr Crick 1872-1881
Notes by J E Smith 1927-28 Unidentified Buildings
1931 Earthquake Help wanted, please


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