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Rushden 'O' Company Volunteers
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Volunteer Training Corps

Extract from 'Winding up of Club' - Mr. S. Hirons proposed that one of the silver cups be given to the Rushden Volunteer Company, to be the perpetual property of the corps, and to be competed for annually by the recruits in range firing, and to be called the "Beaumont Cup".

Rushden Echo, 25th March 1904, transcribed by Kay Collins

Volunteer Orders - Rushden (O) Company

For Period Commencing 28th March 1904.

Monday Nos. 1 & 2 Sections, will parade at the drill hall at 7.30p.m., in drill order.
Tuesday All Recruits will parade at the drill hall, at 7.30p.m. in drill order.
Wednesday Nos. 3 & 4 Sections, will parade at the Drill Hall at 7.30p.m. in drill order.
Thursday All Recruits will parade at the drill hall, at 7.30p.m. in drill order, for Morris Tube practice.
Saturday All Recruits will parade at the drill hall, at 1.45p.m. sharp, in drill order for class firing.

Register keepers:—Sergt. Mead and Evans, Corpls. W Wood and Wooding.

By Order (Signed) C R Claridge
Capt. Commanding Company.

Rushden Echo, 8th December 1905, transcribed by Kay Collins

Volunteer Orders - Rushden (O) Company

Period Commencing Monday Dec 11th. 1905

The fourth annual dinner and distribution of prizes will take place on Thursday evening, 14th December, 1905, at the concert hall, Rushden Athletic Club (Newton-road). Dinner at 7pm. Full Dress Uniform.

Recruits Wanted - Smart young men desirous of becoming members of the above Company must apply to Clr.-Sergt. Inst. Bettle at the drill hall, on Tuesday evening next, between 7.30 and 8.30pm.

By order (Signed) C R Claridge
Capt. Commanding Company.


The drum declares "Rushden Company"
The photograph was taken outside the Rectory c1905

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.



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