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Staff Notes and Events

Rushden Echo, 29th June 1900, transcribed by Kay Collins

Messrs W Green and Sons’ employees had their annual outing on Saturday, when they visited Ampthill Park. Mr James Sargent provided brakes for the party and a thoroughly enjoyable time was spent. The party was accompanied by a portion of the Rushden Temperance Band. Dinner was well served in the Park by the Rushden Coffee Tavern Company, under the direction of Mr A Martin. After dinner amusements of various sorts were indulged in and there was a short programme of sports. After tea the band played for dancing and the party started for home at 8 o’clock. The arrangements were made by the following committee - Messrs J Wilson, N Gilbert, J Pratt, A Tew, H Roberts, A Elsdown, H Rivett, Misses E Rice, E Chettle, and M Hazeldine, with Mr F W Tomlinson as secretary. The general committee was Messrs W Margetts, C Green, C Betts, W Bailey, B Sears, T Allen, J Wilson, and Misses M Hazeldine and E Rice, and Mr F Green, secretary.

Rushden Argus, 9th October, 1914, transcribed by John Collins

Presentation—A presentation took place at Messrs Wm. Green and Son’s factory on Saturday to Mr J Sexton, of Allen-road, on his removal to Wellingborough. Mr Sexton was foreman of the rough-stuff room, and was presented with a clock from the workmen of that department.

The Grenson Girls
Hospital Parade 1913
‘The Grenson Girls’

Each is holding a ribbon-tied catalogue The badge atop their hats is ‘Grenson’ and on their sash ‘The Grenson Girls’

(l-r) Mrs Prickett (nee Knight), Mrs Dunkley (nee Woods), unknown
Grenson’s 1937 Carnival Float
Entry no 82 'Friends from the Zuider Zee'

Eddie Savage, Tom Lack, Edie Harrison, Doris Dunmore & Hilda Brown

Zooneys Loonies
This picture came with a caption "Zooneys Loonies" 1934 - Group 4a.

Perhaps a late entry by Grenson's - as not listed in the programme?

'Zooney' Green was a member of the family.

Grenson's 1937 float
Grenson’s 1936 Carnival Float

Hazel Shatford, Miriam Willis, Les Mayes, George Burgess, Doreen (Wilford?) Wooding, Joan Myers, Gwen Lenton, Margaret Skinner
A lorry was supplied from P X Transport

in the yard
In the Yard at Grenson's c1947
l-r: Charles Smith, Jack Dixson, Bert Laflin and John Whitaker

Workers at the factory in 1960
Ann Slater - closer
Peggy Wyman, Ann Salter & Kathy Jenkins 1960
Ann Salter 'closing' 1959

This is cut from a larger photo of carnival entries. Although it is only a front view it does give the title of the float: Fashions of Two Centuries.

Possibly from 1959 Carnival.

Grenson's Float
Fashions of Two Centuries


This letterhead was a reference for Mr Arnold who was afterwards employed at
Grenson of Rushden. The letter was signed by Mr H Welford, manager.

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