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Rushden Echo, July 20th 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
Outings 1917

The 1st Rushden Troop of Boy Scouts had a route march to Stanwick on Saturday. About 45 turned out under the command of Secretary Scoutmaster Cox and Assistant Scoutmaster F. Parkin. The band was conducted by Instructor Chubb. Mrs. Mackenzie of the Cottage, Stanwick, entertained the lads to tea.
Mr. C. W. Horrell’s employees had an outing on Saturday last, when about 100 proceeded in brakes to Bedford, via Bletsoe and Milton Ernest. On the outward journey a brief stop was made at the latter place for refreshments, the journey then being resumed, and Bedford being reached at 2.30p.m. The party divided, some enjoying the pleasures of boating and others visiting the parks and various places of amusement and interest. The return journey was commenced about 10.30p.m., Rushden being reached about 2a.m. after a very pleasant day.

Ideal Weather prevailed on Tuesday on the occasion of an outing in connection with the Rushden Women’s Adult School.

Brakes were supplied by Mr. A. Abbott, and the party numbering 70, had a very pleasant drive via Souldrop and Sharnbrook to Felmersham, where tea was partaken of. A visit was paid to the interesting old church, the Vicar of Felmersham kindly explaining the noteworthy points and giving facilities for an ascent to the top of the tower, from which a charming view is obtainable. On the way home a visit was, by kind permission of Mr. A. E. Bowen, J.P., paid to the delightful park and gardens at Colworth, Mr. Hoad, the head-gardener, conducting the visitors through the greenhouses and grounds. Rushden was reached at about 9.30, after a most pleasurable outing.

Messrs Davidson & Co’s employees, to the number of about 60, had an outing on Saturday, when they went to Turvey, and subsequently to Bedford in brakes supplied by Messrs. Sargent Brothers. A very enjoyable time was spent at the riverside town in boating etc. The expenses of the trip were very kindly defrayed by the head of the firm, who also presented each of the lady members and boys of the party with a box of chocolates, and the men with tobacco and cigarettes. The return journey was commenced at 10p.m., a brief stop being made at Milton Ernest. Home was reached about 1a.m. after a very enjoyable day’s outing.

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