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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
Village Green 'Hearts & Soles'
Windmills Growth of Non-conformity alongside the Shoe Trade 1881-1901
Grade II Listed Buildings Parochial Committee
Brief history of Higham Park
See also the main section on Higham Park
Lighting the Town 1880
Roundhouse Footpaths 1880
The Court Estate Proposed Baths and Warehouse 1895
History by J Bridges 1791 Roads - Government Enquiry 1895
Wymington Road Windmill 1793-1915 Water Supply
History of Rushden - John Cole - 1838 Road Widening 1909
Hamlet of Knuston - 1838 High Street Improvements 1902-1910
Mop and Pail Riot 1846 Road changes (mainpage)
W Green - Memories of the 1860s Housing Problems 1913
Whellan's Parish History 1874 John Street area 1920
Census Act 1881 Prospect Avenue 1924
Retrospect of 1889 Snippets
Rushden and Its Industry 1891 & 1900 Refuse Tip 1927
The Fire 1901 Park Avenue Estate 1931/32
1911 Rushden Town Guide Public Utilities - see Commerce Section
Cemetery Report 1919 Culverting the Sidney Brook 1969
History by Dr C R Fisher 1920s

Town Lit Up - 1949

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

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

94 High Street South

Property Sale 1929 Feast Remembered
Hall & Grounds Open 1930 Pleasant Memories from 1895
Saving the Hall 1967 Ladies Column in the "Argus" 1897
The Hall in 1971 High Street complaint - 1889
Hall - News & Notes Memories of the Town in the 1890s

Memories 1890s - R E Bayes

Rushden from the Air 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
Rushden in the 1920s & 1930s
Memories of the 1930s - Freda Parker
Memories of the Baker Brothers 1928
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
Memories - Mollie Smith 1940s
Memories - Wm S Ladds 1942
Officials & Establishments 1928 Memories - Sheila Doherty - Duck St
Refuse Collectors Strike 1890 Dinah van der Werf - poem
Politics 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
Town for Hard Work - 1955
Polling - Northern & Southern Districts 1959 - optimism
Polling District L - Rushden Court 1910 Teenagers' Opinions!
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

Election 1937 High Street Remembered 1986
Dustmen's strike 1948

Grace Ashby

A Xmas Card 1962 Hall Park Gate House
Rates Memories of High Street - Joyce Moore
Skeleton Found 1864
Ratepayers' Assocation 1908
Snippets
Referendum E U 2016 Nuisances
Rubbish Tip News reports
Memories of a clerk
Lighting Rights of Way

Foothpath Closed

County Council Sales
Works done at Rushden Sales - mainpage

Dialect of Rushden Street Names & Surveys
“Ole Tom” Has the Electric Light Surveys & Notes
R W Norman Street Names in Census Records
Ruzdin Feast Street Names - Origins
Street Names - 1899
District Council - East Northants

Street Names since 1901

Chairman Greets The Queen in 1985 The High Street 2008/9

Memorials Surveys of Buildings & Lost Buildings
Amenities Society - Notecards Some Lost Buildings

Blue Plaques and Walk

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

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


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