The Argus, 27th January 1893
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|The Argus, 25th March 1898
Rushden Reading Room and Institute
The First Annual dinner of this organisation was held at the Coffee Tavern, Rushden, yesterday evening, Mr. John Claridge presided, and there were also present: Messrs. G. Bayes (secretary), J. Wilmott, W. H. Darnell, W. E. Sargent, A. Wilmott, E. Cunnington, J. Parker, C. Parker, C. Rogers, H. White, A. West, W. Brown, C. Hobbs, M. Bates, E. Clayton, O. Massom, G. Sanders, T. Parnell, F. Miller, C. Ashby, W. Clayton, W. Howard, W. Parker, R. Clipstone, E. Clarke, J. Spakes, H. Linnett, and A. Will. Miss Cox provided an excellent repast, and a vote of thanks was accorded to her for the manner in which she had catered for the enjoyment of those present. During the evening the following programme, arranged by Mr. G. Bayes, was carried out: Song, "Fatal wedding", E. Brown; recitation, "Hodge and the vicar" A. Vest; song, "The midshipmite", W. H. Darnell; song, "Show me the girl with her golden hair", H. Hobbs; song, E. Clarke; song, "The old musician", A. J. Parker; song, J. Bates; song, "Poor old Joe", C. Ashby.