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Rushden Echo, 16th March 1928, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mr Wm Bazeley’s Retirement
A Loss to the Rushden Urban District Council
Many Years of Public Service

Yesterday’s nominations of candidates for the Rushden Urban District Council practically marked the close of Mr William Bazeley’s association with that body. It is about 30 years since Mr Bazeley first fought to secure a seat on the local governing authority, and for a long period of years he served the town well and faithfully as an Urban Councillor. In his retirement from the Council he will carry with him the goodwill of the people of all shades of political opinion, for all have realised that he was actuated by a sincere desire for the good of all.

As most of our readers know, he was in the ’nineties, the president of the local branch of the Boot and Shoe Operative’s Union. Subsequently he succeeded the late Mr Arthur Mantle as the secretary of the branch, and on his retirement from the office some years ago he was the recipient of a well-earned testimonial. Mr Bazeley is a Justice of the Peace for the County of Northampton, and he is the vice-chairman of the Rushden and District Old Age Pensions Committee. To Mr Bazeley’s credit stands a fine record of public service—service which has been given unstintingly and which has been at all times in the direction of the people’s uplift.

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