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Scroxtons' General Carriers
A lorry
The staff?
The family the staff

Rushden Echo, 31st August 1900

E Scroxton & Sons

Furniture Removed by Road or Rail.

Waggonettes and Dog Carts on Hire.

Drays for General use.

Estimates Free. Terms Moderate.

1921 advert

1906 advert
April 1906 advert from the Rushden Echo
1937 advert
Advert from 1937
Taking scouts to camp
Scouts set off to Camp in the 1920s
Scroxton’s son Jack was our driver, standing on the road
with F E Preston, our District Commissioner (left)"

The Argus, Friday 30th September 1910, transcribed by Kay Collins

Transfer of Business – Important Notice
Alfred Packwood, Carting Contractor, Coal and Firewood Merchant, 50, Park Road, Rushden wishes to inform the public that he has purchased the furniture removal business lately carried on by Messrs. Scroxton and Co. of Portland Road, Rushden, and that he has been fortunate enough to secure the services of Mr. Bert Scroxton who has made a reputation as a first-class packer of furniture, and who has had 15 years’ experience in the work to manage this department of his business, and hopes that by careful and prompt attention to customers’ requirements he may have the patronage that has been extended to Messrs. Scroxton and Co. in years past.

Rushden Echo, 3rd May 1918

AN ALARMING ACCIDENT occurred at the junction of Queen-street and High-street on Tuesday, about 6.30 p.m., the premises of the Star Supply Stores being involved in considerable damage.  It appears that a heavy motor lorry belonging to Messrs. Scroxton Brothers, furniture removers, was proceeding up the hill, when for some reason or other the vehicle commenced to run backwards, and on reaching the junction of the streets it mounted the pavement and crashed with considerable force into the north window of the Star Supply Stores, the glass being smashed to “smithereens,” dozens of bottles of pickles and the marble slabs at the back of the window also being pulverised.  The manageress (Mrs. Bradbury) had a very narrow escape, as at the time she was standing at the counter, and it is a miracle that she was not crushed by the falling debris.  Fortunately, however, nobody was hurt, as there were no pedestrians on the pavement at the time.  We are informed that nobody was to blame for the unfortunate occurrence, and the damage we understand, is covered by insurance.

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