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10 January 1902 - Northampton Mercury

CHEAP EXCURSIONS. On SATURDAY, Jan. 18th. to LEICESTER (Pantomime, &c.), leaving NORTHAMPTON at 1.50, Higham Ferrers 1.35, Rushden 1.40p.m.; Returning 11.0 p.m. Fare, 2s. 3d. Bills, Week-End Excursion Programmes, &c, may be had the Midland Stations and ...

04 April 1902 - Northampton Mercury

On Friday and Saturday, April 11th and 12th to LEICESTER (Spring Races), leaving NORTAMPTON at 9.15. HIGHAM FERRERS-RUSHDEN 9.40 a.m. Returning 5.0p.m. Fare. 2s. 9d. Bills, Week-End Excursion Programmes, may be had at the Midland Stations.

29 August 1902 - Northampton Mercury

CHEAP EXCURSIONS. MONDAY, Sept. 8th, to SHEFFIELD, LEEDS, and BRADFORD, leaving Higham Ferrers 4.45. Rushden 4.50 a.m. Returning as per bills.

A rhyme by Reg Norman


This very day, twelve months ago,
Five thousand faces were aglow
In Rushden Town with happy thought
That once more Father Time, had brought
The holidays around again.
So off we trekked across the Fen
To paddle with a timid leg
At Mablethorpe, Hunstanton, Skeg.

Throughout the sunny August days
We were content to sit and laze
In deck chair on the golden sand—
The nipper digging; close at hand;
Content to view our sunburned skin
And watch the curling waves roll in,
0r, for a change, we turned about,
And watched the selfsame waves go out.

Three times a day, a year ago,
We watched the Punch and Judy show,
And listened, with parental zeal
To infant laughter, peal on peal.
Salt water spoiled new flannel bags.
We smoked innumerable fags,
And, doing nothing in a haste,
Put on two inches "round the waist".

Ah, well, p'raps e'er another year
The hapless waves of war will veer
As, from our shores, across the sea
Sweeps out the Tide of Victory;
And then we'll gather in some "dough"—
Off to some sandy beach we'll go,
And, in the sunshine, all go gay
Upon our "Victory Holiday".


Wellingborough News, 5th September 1902

MR. ARTHUR CAVE, of Messrs. Cave and Sons Ltd., is a passenger on the Ivernia, which left Liverpool on Tuesday for New York. Mr. Cave is on a holiday tour, and will probably take the opportunity of visiting the boot and shoe centres of the United States with a view to making himself acquainted with the latest methods of production in America.

Rushden Echo 6th August 1915, transcribed by Kay Collins

The Holidays–The factories are closed for the week and there has been a great exodus of the population, the holiday resorts of North Wales this year being much favoured by the people of Rushden.

The Holidays– A copy of the “Rushden Echo” will be sent by post to any address in the British Isles for 1½d., paid in advance. [1915]

Rushden Echo, 15th August 1919, transcribed by Kay Collins

Holiday Crowds returning home reached Rushden in large numbers last Friday, and by Saturday most of those who went to the seaside were back again. A train from Yarmouth on Saturday came right through to Irthlingborough L. and N.W. Station without the trippers having to change. Not a few people decided where they were given the chance, to remain at the seaside until Monday in view of the splendid weather. We understand that at Yarmouth the tradespeople and others prepared to cater for 100,000 visitors, and that of that number 70,000 were estimated to be in the town during Bank Holiday week.

Rushden Echo, August 10th 1923, transcribed by Kay Collins

Holiday Railway Traffic—Mr. J. C. Gregory, stationmaster at Rushden L.M.S. Station, informs us that the holiday bookings from Rushden were far in excess of any since the war. On Friday and Saturday over 2,500 passengers left Rushden Station for seaside and inland resorts. Anm excursion train early on Saturday morning took to Blackpool more than 200 passengers; and tourist and week excursion bookings to South Coast towns numbered over 550. Most of the people who selected Yarmouth for their holiday travelled by the L.N.W. division from Irthlingborough, but over 100 availed themselves of the Midland route. Bookings to all other parts of the country were exceptionally heavy, particularly to Bournemouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Margate, and Ramsgate. On Bank Holiday the trains were laden with people for the day or half-day. An excursion to London attracted 120 passengers. For Bedford, 400 people left by the mid-day train. Cheap tickets to Northampton and Leicester attracted many passengers. Early on Tuesday 50 passengers left Rushden to join the Kettering and Wellingborough District Band of Hope excursion to Yarmouth.

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