Click here to return to the main site entry page
Click here to return to the previous page

Early Vehicles
in Rushden

John Clipson, inventor, engineer and businessman, is thought to have owned the first car in Rushden.
John Clark, shoemanufacturer and brickmaker, who instigated the electricity company, also had a car in 1907. John also sent a parcel to his chauffeur in 1914, when he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery.

BD210 outside the Post Office c1908

In their first car?
James Hyde and family

Mrs Smith's car
Thought to be Mrs Smith and with her mother. If you can help us identify this lady we'd be pleased to hear from you.

BD 1039
BD 1039 - this picture comes with caption "at the White House"

motor cycle car
These two vehicles belonged to the Allebone family who lived at "Mentmore" in Wellingborough Road
BD 2694 & BD 1126

Click here to return to the main index of features
Click here to return to the Transport index
Click here to e-mail us