Click here to return to the main site entry page
Click here to return to the previous page

Kingsmead Park
Some of the homes at Kingsmead Park
Today Kingsmead park is a residential park, with mobile homes - 2011 taken from Jubilee Park

The sign The drive
The sign at the entrance Kingsmead Park - Brittania Parks & the driveway into the park area

J W "Bill" Houghton was a small holder, and long serving St John Ambulance man. One of his hobbies in the late 1960s and 1970s was amateur filmmaking. In his commentary about the new Rushden Rider service he gave this little potted history about Kingsmead Park:-

"At Kingsmead Park, memories of the 1940s came to mind. There were 6 caravans on the site known as Rushden Caravan Park, owned by Bert Fowkes, who lived in a small cottage situated where the main offices are now. Access to the site was a cart road, with allotments on the left. The water supply was from a well, replenished by the council’s water cart, loaded from a standpipe near the Tecnic shoe factory, and drawn by a ... mare Dolly on contract to the Rushden Urban Council."

Listen to Bill

To see the control panel in Internet Explorer, you may have to click
on the yellow bar at the top of the screen and "allow blocked content

More of Bill's films

You will need the Quicktime Player to view the movie. If you don't have it installed on your machine, click here to download it.

The movie will open in a small new window. It may take a short while to load, even with a DSL/broadband connection. Once it has loaded, click on the "Play" icon to view the film.

Internet Explorer users may find that the browser blocks the movie content on this page and the movie page, and they may be asked to allow the content. (A yellow info bar appears at the top of the web page). It is safe to allow the content.

Click here to return to the main index of features
Click here to return to the Land, Property & Tax index
Click here to e-mail us