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The Moors
1900 Map showing The Moors marked green, railway across bottom of map with Washbrook Road marked pink, and Hayway marked blue

04 September 1875 - Northampton Mercury

Picnic—On Wednesday week a picnic was held in a field adjoining Rushden Moors, kindly lent by Mr. Thomas Sanders, when nearly 100 availed themselves of the opportunity of visiting that picturesque......

21st July 1877 - Northampton Mercury

.... waggon, kindly lent by the employer, was called into requisition to convey the men and their belongings to a field besides the Rushden Moors, where it had been arranged to play at cricket, quoits, &c., but rain coming on, rendered the shelter of a hovel acceptable ......

1880s map
1880s Map showing Skue Bridge, The Moors with Osier Bed, and Hay Way,
Rushden Hill, is Spittle Hill, and the old
windmill in what is now Windmill Road.

Wellingborough & Kettering News, August 27th, 1881, transcribed by Kay Collins

CUB HUNTINGCub hunting was commenced by the Oakley pack on Monday last, the bitches being taken to Henwick where the first blood of the season was tasted. From thence they were taken to Rushden Moors, at which place the pups were no sooner in than it was evident some sport was in store as they gave tongue, and after some good brushes up and down the cover a fine cub was killed inside the cover. They were again put in and several more were soon on the move, but the master wished every opportunity to be given for them to go away and after some had left up the clover field, and the cover had had a good storming up, the hounds were called out.

Wellingborough News, 14th November 1890, transcribed by Kay Collins

THE OAKLEY HOUNDS met at Rushden for the first time this season on Tuesday. There was not a large number of horsemen present, but this was counter-balanced by the hundreds of footmen who put in an appearance. From the "Oakley" a move was made to the Moors, where foxes proved plentiful, and a redskin soon broke cover, and made off in the direction of Knuston spinneys.

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