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Crabb Street in 1919

The wet weather was not going to spoil their tea party!

Looking down Crabb Street towards the Bedford Road Looking uphill towards the Baptist Chapel
Looking down Crabb Street
Front right is Bert Britten, with a clay pipe
The Rushden Argus, 25th July 1919, transcribed by Kay Collins

The Crabb-Street Tea Party

One of the novelties that distinguished the Rushden festivities from those of other towns in the county was the number of streets which arranged a “beano” for the day “on their own”. Our snapshotter has here caught the patriotic residents of Crabb-street at their own particular tea, the enjoyment of which was not marred in the least bit by the persistent rainfall.


The two photographs above show Crabb Street Armistice Day Celebrations in 1919










(right) The Roll of Honour for the Street



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The Rollof Honour for Crabb Street

The picture below is thought to be the celebrations in 1935 for the Silver Jubilee of King George V.
No 39 Crabb Street is written on the back of this picture

It was taken outside
No. 39 Crabb Street.








The man behind the girl who is waving is George Sail.

The little boy 2nd from the right in the front row is Harold Line.



Crabb Street took its name from Crabb Lane which dates back to about 1400.

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