|Wellingborough & Kettering News 18/01/1889, transcribed by Peter Brown
Narrow escapeOn Monday morning, as the men in the employ of Mr. A. Groome were waiting for the signal to commence work, several of them went to the front of the boiler to warm themselves, and a few minutes before time as four or five were leaning against the front of the boiler there was a crash and they were deluged in steam and warm water. It appears the boiler was emptied on Saturday and the plate at the mud hole was not properly secured, and as the water warmed and expanded, it forced off the plate, but fortunately the water was not hot enough to scald, or the consequences might have been serious, as several of the men had a drenching.
|Rushden Argus, 7th March 1890
Persons who wish to Tender for a SHOE FACTORY to be erected on Rushden Hill, Rushden, for Mr Abraham Groome, of Higham Ferrers, must kindly send in their names to my Office not later than noon of Friday the 14th inst.
J E Cutlan