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Rushden Echo, 21st January 1944, transcribed by Peter Brown
John White - Royal Visit 1944

RUSHDEN extended an especially cordial welcome to the Duchess of Gloucester on Wednesday afternoon, when she paid an official visit to A R P centres and toured the roomy boot and shoe factory of John White (Impregnable Boots) Ltd, where H R H showed great interest in the making and finishing of footwear. Our happy picture was taken after tea at the conclusion of the Royal visit.

The Royal visitor had a special word of praise for the Nurses of the First Aid post, all spick and span and trained for any emergency.
Duchess & John White
The Duchess is leaving the factory canteen with
Mr John White and the pleasure of her visit is reflected in the smiles.

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