|Rushden Echo, 7th June 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
PRESENTATION - On Tuesday evening, on the lawn at the Old Rectory, the employees of the firm of Mr. Fred Knight presented Mr. R. F. Knight with a salad bowl and silver egg stand on the occasion of his recent marriage. Mr. Flood, in a few well-chosen words, spoke of the high esteem in which Mr. Knight was held by all employees and of the good feeling that always existed between them. He had known Mr. Knight for over 30 years. Mr Knight was one of his first friends when he came to Rushden as a boy. He had worked for the firm for 23 years, and for these reasons he supposed he had been asked to perform this duty. It gave him very great pleasure in doing it, and he was sure every employee was delighted to be associated with this presentation, and on behalf of them all he wished Mr. and Mrs. Knight long life and every happiness. Mr. Underwood then formally made the presentation and spoke of the long association he had had with the firm and of the happy relations that had always existed between the employees and Mr. Knight.
Mr. Osborne and Mr. Dickens in a few words supported and endorsed what Mr Underwood had said. Mr. Knight then thanked all for their very great kindness in giving him this handsome present. He should always treasure it not only for its value but for the spirit in which he knew it was given. It has always been his opinion that if it was our lot to have to work for a living, by all means let it be carried out happily. This had always been his chief aim, and he could assure them that so long as he was in business would always do his best to continue to increase if possible this pleasant relationship between employers and employees. Mr. Fred Knight then brought the pleasing ceremony to a close by expressing the sincerest thanks of himself and Mrs. Knight for the handsome present they had given to his son and daughter-in-law, and for the very kind wishes that had been accorded to them.