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Wartime in Rushden WWI

Rushden Echo, 7th August, 1914, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Horses From Podington and Rushden Acting upon instructions from the Eastern Command, Mr. Esme Arkwright (Master of the Oakley Hunt), Mr. Roger Bucknill (secretary), and Mr. Woolston, Veterinary surgeon, of Bedford, were on Wednesday morning securing suitable horses for the use of His Majesty'€™s forces. The number of horses they are required to obtain is 450, and amongst those taken was a hunter belonging to Councillor Fred Knight, J.P., of Rushden. Others were purchased at Podington, including two from Mr. W. G. Tye, one from Mr. Franklin, two from Mr. Robinson (Hinwick Hall), and one from Mr. Norman. The animals were taken to Bedford and there entrained for Shorncliffe camp.

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