|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.