|Rushden Echo, 13th September 1907, transcribed by Kay Collins
Dr Crew’s Resignation
Considerable regret was expressed at the meeting of the Wellingborough Board of Guardians on Wednesday upon receipt of a letter from Dr John Crew, resigning his position as Medical Officer for Higham Ferrers district of Wellingborough Union.
In this letter the doctor refers to the pleasant relations that existed between the Guardians and himself. Mr Spong said that Dr Crew had carried out the duties of the office in the interest both of the poor and of the ratepayers. The Clerk said the officer’s pension would have to be fixed on a basis of 34½ years service.
Dr Crew had done medical service in the Oundle and Thrapston District before he came under the Board. On the motion of Mr Palmer, a committee, consisting of Guardians from the parishes in the doctor’s district, was appointed to consider the question of filling the vacancy, and also of dividing the district.