|Rushden Echo, 13th April 1908, transcribed by Kay Collins
Rushden Volunteer Company Protest against the Disbandment
A meeting of members of the disbanded Rushden Company of Volunteers was held at the Drill Hall on Wednesday to discuss the new scheme. Adjutant L. J. Wyatt attended, Captain Claridge presided.
Capt. Wyatt addressed the men, dealing with the new local proposals. Asked as to why the Rushden Company had been disbanded, it was stated as one reason that four Companies were wanted at Northampton, with two instructors.
It was felt by the men that this was a very insufficient reason for the disbandment of the Rushden Company, and very strong feeling was expressed respecting the matter.
It was agreed to adjourn the meeting for a week. In the meantime it was hoped to get a definite answer from the County Association with respect to a letter which had been forwarded by Mr. F. Knight, J.P.
Capt. Dulley, it is said, will take over the command of the H Company, which will be formed of part Companies at Irthlingborough, Higham and Rushden.