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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
Rushden's Only Thatched Property Footpaths 1880
Brief history of Higham Park
See also the main section on Higham Park
Proposed Baths and Warehouse 1895
Roundhouse Roads - Government Enquiry 1895
The Court Estate Water Supply
History by J Bridges 1791 Road Widening 1909
Wymington Road Windmill 1793-1915 High Street Improvements 1902-1910
History of Rushden - John Cole - 1838 Road changes (mainpage)
Hamlet of Knuston - 1838 Housing Reports
Mop and Pail Riot 1846 Parks
W Green - Memories of the 1860s John Street area 1920
2 Photos in 1861 by H Sartoris Prospect Avenue 1924
Whellan's Parish History 1874 Snippets
Census Act 1881 Refuse Tip 1927
Retrospect of 1889 Park Avenue Estate 1931/32
Rushden and Its Industry 1891 & 1900 Public Utilities - see Commerce Section
High Street c1903 (church end) Culverting the Sidney Brook 1969
The Fire 1901

Town Lit Up - 1949

Digging a Round Barrow 1906 Roads - 1949
1911 Rushden Town Guide Links with Old Rushden 1950
Cemetery Report 1919 Car Parks
History by Dr C R Fisher 1920s The Church Clock 1952
Notes by J E Smith Building Boom 1955
Ditchford Bridge 1924 New Street Lights 1956
The Town in 1926 Growth & Development - 1958 study
History Lecture - Councillor J Allen 1927 Overspill?
Church & War Memorial Pictures House Building 1960s
Rushden Enlarged & Beautifed 1930 Redevelopments
The Budget 1931 Save a Factory
Roman finds in 1953 & 1970 Tree Planting 1992
"Spotlight on Rushden" 1955 The High Street 2008/9
Growth & Development - 1958 study Regeneration 2011
Amalgamation? 1964 New Lighting 2013
The Town in 1979
Industrial Archaeology - WEA Course 1982 Statistics
A6 Bypass 1993 Civil Registration
Rushden - book published 1985 1892 & 1898
Timecapsules District Births & Deaths
Industrial Architecture - Essay 1999 Employment
The Vyne - Architectural Study 1999 Census
Some Postcards
The Views from St Mary's Tower 2008 Life in Rushden
(interactive e-book feature) Memories 1850-1937 Henry Hobbs
Benchmarks Memories of Concerts 1858 - TC Clarke
Listed Buildings Memories of the 1860s - Walter Green

Christmas 1877 - 1882

Rushden Manors

Notes by J E Smith

Rushden Manors
Deeds - Introduction & Transcripts Some Old Customs
Courts Memories 1875-1885 - Walter Green

Memories of 1879 - John Mead
Rushden Hall Letters - ref Queen Victoria's Jubilee 1887
Introduction Rushden in 1887
Early Days

94 High Street South

Sale of Rushden Hall 1836 Feast Remembered
Hall Park Gatehouse Pleasant Memories from 1895
Contents Sale 1929 Ladies Column in the "Argus" 1897
Property Sale 1929 High Street complaint - 1889
Hall & Grounds Open 1930 Memories of the Town in the 1890s
Saving the Hall 1967

Memories 1890s - R E Bayes

The Hall in 1971 High Street snippets
Hall - News & Notes Fire Relief Fund 1901

Passive Resistance - Education Act 1902
Rushden from the Air

Christmas Games - 1903

Aerial picture c1920s High Street 1905
Queen Victoria Hotel area in 1979 Agricultural Show 1907
The Town in 1984 Postcards of High Street
Aerial Views 1950, 1988 & 1991 Rushden's Sorrow - King Edward VII
DVD - A History of Rushden 2009 Mrs Clayson - King's Christmas Tree 1909


Rushden & the New King 1910
Parish Vestry Meetings Women's Suffrage - Meeting 1910
New Vestry Hall - Setting up Out of Work in 1910
Building the Vestry Hall 1875 Memories of George Skinner 1911
Vestry Meeting 1887 Memories of Mrs Smart 1914
Response & Letters - ref Queen Victoria's Jubilee 1887 Memories of Doris Watts 1918
Charities

News Snippets August 1919


House damaged by drought c1920
Council & Local Government Unemployed Marchers visit Rushden 1922
Electoral Roll 1834 Blackberrying 1926
New Vestry Hall 1875 Memories of 1920s - Stella Reynolds
Rating Property 1878 Memories 1850 - 1927
Highway Board Report 1882 Fern Road 1925-35 by Peter Waring
Urban Status 1881 & 1890 Memories of the Baker Brothers 1928
Urban District Council 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
Memories - Mollie Smith 1940s
Memories - Wm S Ladds 1942
Memories - Ken Allen - The Lockies
Memories - Sheila Doherty - Duck St
Officials & Establishments 1928 Dinah van der Werf - poem
Refuse Collectors Strike 1890 Mud in Quorn Road - 1948
Politics 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
Town for Hard Work - 1955

1959 - optimism
Teenagers' Opinions!
Polling - Northern & Southern Districts 1960s problems
Polling District L - Rushden Court 1910 Litter
High Street Improvements 1969
Official Inquiries 1912

Memories 1970s - Peta Jellis

Housing Report 1913 TV - "Hunter's Walk"
National Register 1915

Visit the Feast - "Ruzdin" style

Electoral Rolls - mainpage High Street Remembered 1986
Absent Voters - mainpage

Grace Ashby

Rates Assessment 1928 Hall Park Gate House
Dustmen's strike 1948 Memories of High Street - Joyce Moore
A Xmas Card 1962 Skeleton Found 1864
Rates Snippets
Ratepayers' Assocation 1908 Nuisances
News reports
Referendum E U 2016
Rubbish Tip Rights of Way
Memories of a clerk Foothpath Closed
Lighting
Sales
County Council Sales - mainpage
Works done at Rushden
Street Names & Surveys
Dialect of Rushden Surveys & Notes
“Ole Tom” Has the Electric Light Street Names in Census Records
R W Norman Street Names - Origins
Ruzdin Feast Street Names - 1899

Street Names since 1901


Street Re-numbering 1947-69
District Council - East Northants The High Street 2008/9
Chairman Greets The Queen in 1985 Lightstrung area 2018

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 Town
Weather Decorated Cycles
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
Unidentified Buildings
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