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Emigration
From time to time we come across news articles referring to those
who have emigrated. Below are some short newsclips found so far .......
Some of the longer articles have fascinating details of the journey made,
others tell of the community, and mentioning several Rushden families.
Short Reports
Longer Articles
Articles mentioning several people in an area
INDEX to Longer Articles



Rushden Echo, 12th March 1909

Free Farms of 160 Acres, good crops, healthy climate, light taxes. ”Mr. T. Swindall, emigration agent, Rushden, has arranged with Mr. R. F. Page, of Olds, Alberta, Canada, to give the fullest information regarding the prospects of employment for workers in Canada, at the office, 53 High-st, Rushden, on Wednesday March 24, from 6.30 to 8.30p.m., and on Thursday March 25, from 10a.m. to noon.

Rushden Echo, 19th March 1909

Free Farms of 160 Acres, good crops, healthy climate, light taxes. Mr. T. Swindall, emigration agent, Rushden, has arranged with Mr. R. F. Page, of Olds, Alberta, Canada, to give the fullest information regarding the prospects of employment for workers in Canada, at the Temperance Hall, Ringstead, on Thursday, March 25, from 4.30 to 5.30p.m.

Rushden Echo, 27th August 1909 & 4th February 1910

Canada and New Zealand
Employment guaranteed: Agricultural and Domestic. Other trades busy. Assisted passage to Australia and New Zealand. T Swindall, 28 Moor Road, Rushden. Information free. Passengers booked to any part of the world.


Rushden Echo, Friday 5th October 1917

A Rushdenite now in Queensland, Australia, calls one of his horses "œRushden Echo" after Rushden'™s own newspaper ”because it is so smart and goes so well!


Rushden Echo, 30th January 1925

Canada, and the great opportunities she offers to the intending settler, will be the subject of an interesting lecture to be delivered in the Co-operative Hall, Rushden, on Monday next. The lecture will be given by Mr T E Hockley, of the Cunard Line, who has recently returned from an extensive Canadian tour, and will be illustrated by slides and films. There will be no charge for admission, and questions on the subject of settlement will be cordially entertained at the close of the lecture.
Further particulars may be obtained from Mr Tom Swindall, 28 Moor-road, Rushden, local agent of the Cunard Line.




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