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Rushden Echo, transcribed by Kay Collins
Wartime Savings WWI

28th July 1916

Rushden’s War Savings - A present to the Workers of Nearly £14,000
A meeting was held in the Co-operative Hall, Rushden on Wednesday evening, under the auspices of the committee of boot manufacturers and workmen’s representatives which has been formed in connection with the "Rushden Boot and Shoe and Leather Trades War Saving Association".

The committee comprise Messrs. C. W. Horrell, W. Sanders, Isacc Cunnington, F. Sharwood, F. Corby (manufacturers), C. Bates, W. Bazeley, J.P., Horace Bland, F. Short, and H. Thomson (workmen’s representatives). Councillor C. Bates presided.

Able speeches were made by Mr. Bates and Mr. Bazeley.

Mr. Horrell estimated that in Rushden at the end of twelve months they could save £12,000 and the interest on that would be £2,925. In five years Rushden could invest £65,000 and the total interest on that would be £13,775. This would not be a manufacturers’ association. It would be an amalgamation of employees and employers.

Mr. G. A. Porter moved that the scheme be adopted as suggested.

Mr. J. Spavins seconded and it was carried.

A fuller report will appear in our next issue.


Rushden’s Contributions

4th August 1916

The Sinews of War—The following are the amounts subscribed for the first week as a result of the inauguration of the war savings scheme in connection with the Rushden Boot and Shoe and Leather Trades Association.

 
£
s
d
J. Cave and Sons Ltd.
4
12
0
E. Claridge and Sons Ltd.
13
8
0
William Claridge
2
11
3
F. Corby
3
12
0
Crick and Petenall
2
4
0
Cunnington Bros.
11
18
3
W. H. Davidson and Co. Ltd.
1
13
9
B. Denton and Sons Ltd.
10
3
0
W. L. Duncan
3
15
3
Eaton and Co.
4
2
3
W. Green and Sons
7
10
9
A. Groome and Sons
7
3
6
C. W. Horrell
27
11
3
Jas. Hyde Ltd.
6
6
6
Jaques and Clark
11
6
11
Jaques and Son Ltd.
4
15
6
Knight and Lawrence
5
8
9
B. Ladds
3
16
6
Robinson Bros.
2
6
6
T. Robinson and Sons
 
18
6
Radburne and Bennett Ltd.
1
2
6
Sanders Bros.
6
18
3
W. Sargent and Co.
2
12
6
A. Sargent and Sons
2
17
0
Skeeles and Co.
2
18
0
Tecnic Boot Co.
13
19
0
H. E. Willmott
1
3
3
E. Wrighton
1
9
0
C. Bull and Co.
1
6
9
 
£169
10
8

Rushden Echo, 28th December 1917

While Rushden, as stated in our last issue, subscribed £7,700 in War Bonds during the week ending December 15th, the borough of Northampton contributed only £7,680.


Rushden Echo. 11th January 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

War Bonds—Rushden’s quota, based on a population of 13,354, is £6,000 a week for the purchase of National War Bonds. The amount actually subscribed last week was £450m and the week before £200, making a total of £26,125 for the last 14 weeks.

Rushden Echo, 15th February 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Tank Week—In view of the visit of the Tank to Northampton, and to encourage the sale of War Savings Certificates, Messrs. John Cave and Sons Ltd., offer to add 1s. to every 14s. 6d. subscribed by employees for War Savings Certificates up to the number of ten certificates for each person during Tank Week. In addition to the gift of 1s. to each certificate, Messrs. Cave will also give prizes for the number of certificates taken up as follows: For under 500 certificates taken up prize War Certificates to the value of £15. For over 500 certificates taken up prize Certificates to the value of £35, as follows: 1st prize, ten Certificates; 2nd prize, five; 3rd prize, three; and 27 other prizes of one Certificate each.

Rushden Echo, 1st March 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

The Schoolchildren of Rushden have contributed £102 for investment in War Loan at the Tank at Northampton this week.

Rushden Echo, 12th July 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

WAR BONDS to the value of £250 were purchased in Rushden last week. The total for the 40 weeks is £165,400.


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