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Arthur Robinson

Arthur Robinson with trophies
This fine array of trophies were all won for Cycling by Arthur Robinson
Bowl
Bowl left is atop the clock on the shelf left in the picture above

The horse right is far right in the picture and it has the name of 'Coustou' on the plinth

Horse
Arthur Robinson lived in Queen Street, Rushden, after his service in WWI.

Nothing is known of his cycling career.
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Arthur Robinson was born 12th July 1891. His parents were Alfred, born 1863 at Olney, a shoe laster, and Elizabeth, born 1865 in Rushden. The family lived at 49 Harborough Road, and the children, Alfred, Lizzie, Sidney, Arthur and Edward went to South End School. From the infant department Arthur went up to the junior school on 2nd May 1898, and stayed until 15th July 1904.

In 1911, Arthur, now 20, was working as a boot operative and living at 49 Harborough Road, Rushden, with his father Alfred, aged 49, bootmaker, born Olney, mother Elizabeth, 48, and two of his brothers, Sidney, 26, bootmaker and Edward, 15, boot operative. .

service record
Arthur's record of service in the RND
He was a mechanic in the shoe trade, and married Ada Minnie Lambert of Higham Ferrers in 1916.

On August 14th 1917, when they were living at 13 Grove Street, Higham Ferrers, Arthur enlisted at Leicester in the Royal Naval Division. His training was on Victory IX, then as a Able Seaman he was transferred to Hood Battalion and served on Victory IV and again on Victory IX. He was discharged on 28th January 1919.

After the war he and Ada moved to 20 Queen Street, Rushden, and Arthur worked at the CWS Boot Factory.


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