In 1942, three bombs fell around Willmott's Farm, Bedford Road, Rushden.
One bomb dropped in "Night Horse Field", another in "Big Field" and the third in an unnamed field . "Big Field" runs to the rear of Manor Farm and at the side of houses in Harborough Road. At that time, Mr. Wiilmott had a herd of cows in the field but fortunately none were killed.
The bomb left a crater measuring 75 feet by 30 feet deep in "Big Field" and a photograph of it is kept at Northamptonshire Record Office (REF. P8047-55).