Early Carnival Pictures
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Crowds passing the Coffee Tavern
c1900 - possibly after a parade?
A Busby & Co
Note the gates and railings c1900
Another Band in the same place.
take these photos from an upstairs window?
In the 1920s?
H G Hope
's shop in the early 1920s
The Fire Brigade - perhaps in 1928?
Tea Drinking Day - 1921 - St Mary's Sunday School leading
This parade is passing the old Coach & Horses and going to the Rectory Field for tea
Thought to be
St Mary's Girls' Club
in the 1920s - dressed up perhaps for the carnival?
The tallest girl is Ethel Shortland.
These two boys are Jack Waller and Sydney Norman entered
as no. 57 in Class I. The date is given as 24/9/1921 and was
taken in the same place as the picture below
This is titled Ring O Roses 1921 Rushden Fete
This comes as Denton's entry - Henry VIII - but which year?
The photo was taken by W Lacey
Entry No. 35 - HMS Lawrence - but which year?
Could this be from Knight & Lawrence shoe firm?
This is believed to be taken in 1919
These two maybe from the same year
The first has a boy with no. 70 on his hat and a man in the other has a no.71
This one is a little later in the 1930s marching past the
This one is thought to be 1950 - the children are not wearing coats yet it appears to be raining - all the adults have overcoats on!
This photograph by C F Chapman is captioned United Sunday School Treat 1913
The banner centre picture reads "God Bless Our Queen"
An unknown parade again photographed by C F Chapman
Scouts passing the church and Arthur Robinson's undated