|Rushden Argus, 24th August 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
Shop OutingBy the kindness of Mr. H. F. Jaques, of Messrs. Jaques and Son Ltd., who is now on leave, a shop outing took place on Saturday to Turvey and Bedford. About 90 employees took the journey, which was made more pleasant by gifts of chocolates, cigarettes, and cigars which Mr. Jaques had provided. The outing, which was arranged by Mr. J. Spencer, J.P. (Manager), and Mr. A. Lawson (secretary), was of a most enjoyable order, the weather being all that could be desired. Mr. Jaques paid the men’s wages for the outing, the expenses, and made each a gift of 2s. The party arrived home at 12 midnight.
|Rushden Echo, 26th July 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
AN ACCIDENT occurred on Tuesday at the factory of Mr. James Jaques, Fitzwilliam-street, to Mr. E. Joyce, who, whilst working a press, had the misfortune to get his left hand on top of the knife, with the result that has lost the top of his thumb. Mr. Joyce, however, since the accident has made a plucky attempt to continue at work, but this (Friday) morning had to relinquish his good intentions in this respect, although he is making progress as satisfactorily as can be expected.