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Rushden
History & Development

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History Demolition & Development see also Surveys

Pre-history to Domesday

Population (census & stats)
Rushden Manors Demolition - mainpage
Rushden & Higham Ferrers Developments - mainpage
Higham Ferrers Hundred Council Plans 1888-1938
A Thousand Years of Rushden Statistics 1878 - 1897
Archaeology 'Hearts & Soles'
Datestones and interesting notes Growth of Non-conformity with Shoe Trade 1881-1901
Sundials & Mass Dials Parochial Committee
Village Green Lighting the Town 1880
Windmills
Footpaths 1880
Proposed Baths and Warehouse 1895
Roads - Government Enquiry 1895
Water Supply
Grade II Listed Buildings Road Widening 1909
Rushden's Only Thatched Property High Street Improvements 1902-1910
Brief history of Higham Park
See also the main section on Higham Park
Road changes (mainpage)
Roundhouse Housing Reports
The Court Estate Parks
History by J Bridges 1791 John Street area 1920
Wymington Road Windmill 1793-1915 Prospect Avenue 1924
History of Rushden - John Cole - 1838 Snippets
Hamlet of Knuston - 1838 Refuse Tip 1927
Mop and Pail Riot 1846 Park Avenue Estate 1931/32
W Green - Memories of the 1860s Public Utilities - see Commerce Section
2 Photos in 1861 by H Sartoris Culverting the Brook 1969
Whellan's Parish History 1874

Town Lit Up - 1949

Census Act 1881 Roads - 1949
Retrospect of 1889 Links with Old Rushden 1950
Rushden and Its Industry 1891 & 1900 Car Parks
High Street c1903 (church end) The Church Clock 1952
The Fire 1901 Building Boom 1955
Digging a Round Barrow 1906 New Street Lights 1956
1911 Rushden Town Guide Growth & Development - 1958 study
Cemetery Report 1919 Overspill?
History by Dr C R Fisher 1920s House Building 1960s
Notes by J E Smith Redevelopments
Ditchford Bridge 1924 Save a Factory
The Town in 1926 Tree Planting 1992
History Lecture - Councillor J Allen 1927 The High Street 2008/9
Church & War Memorial Pictures Regeneration 2011
Rushden Enlarged & Beautifed 1930 New Lighting 2013
The Budget 1931
Roman finds in 1953 & 1970
Life in Rushden
"Spotlight on Rushden" 1955 Memories 1850-1937 Henry Hobbs
Growth & Development - 1958 study Memories of Concerts 1858 - TC Clarke
Amalgamation? 1964 Memories of the 1860s - Walter Green
Town Guide 1965 Memories 1870-1907 - Jonathan Seckington
The Town in 1979

Christmas 1877 - 1882

Industrial Archaeology - WEA 1982

Notes by J E Smith

A6 Bypass 1993
Rushden - book published 1985 Some Old Customs
Timecapsules Memories 1875-1885 - Walter Green
Industrial Architecture - Essay 1999 Memories of 1879 - John Mead
The Vyne - Architectural Study 1999 Letters - ref Queen Victoria's Jubilee 1887
Some Postcards Rushden in 1887 (1937 50yrs ago)
The Views from St Mary's Tower 2008

94 High Street South

(interactive e-book feature) Feast Remembered
Benchmarks Pleasant Memories from 1895
Listed Buildings Ladies Column in the "Argus" 1897
High Street complaint - 1889

Memories of the Town in the 1890s
Rushden Manors

Memories 1890s - R E Bayes

Rushden Manors High Street snippets
Deeds - Introduction & Transcripts Fire Relief Fund 1901
Courts Passive Resistance - Education Act 1902

Christmas Games - 1903

High Street 1905
Rushden Hall Agricultural Show 1907
Introduction Postcards of High Street
Early Days Rushden's Sorrow - King Edward VII
Sale of Rushden Hall 1836 Mrs Clayson - King's Christmas Tree 1909
Hall Park Gatehouse First day at school - 1910
Contents Sale 1929 Rushden & the New King 1910
Property Sale 1929 Women's Suffrage - Meeting 1910
Hall & Grounds Open 1930 Out of Work in 1910
Saving the Hall 1967 Memories of George Skinner 1911
The Hall in 1971 Memories of Mrs Smart 1914
Hall - News & Notes Memories of Doris Watts 1918

News Snippets August 1919

Rushden from the Air House damaged by drought c1920
Aerial picture c1920s Unemployed Marchers visit Rushden 1922
Queen Victoria Hotel area in 1979 Blackberrying 1926
The Town in 1984 Memories of 1920s - Stella Reynolds
Aerial Views 1950, 1988 & 1991 Memories 1850 - 1927
DVD - A History of Rushden 2009 Fern Road 1925-35 by Peter Waring


Memories of the Baker Brothers 1928
Parish Vestry Meetings Rushden in the 1920s & 1930s
New Vestry Hall - Setting up Memories of 1920s-1930s Mary Fennell
Building the Vestry Hall 1875 Memories of the 1930s - Freda Parker
Vestry Meeting 1887 Memories of 1930s - Dorothy Rollings
Response & Letters - Jubilee 1887 Memories of the "BU" - Richard Hall
Charities

New Beauty Spot 1930


Memories - Kim Harris

Council & Local Government

Roy Blenco - Memories of the 1930s and 40s

Electoral Roll 1834

Cromwell Road in World War II

New Vestry Hall 1875 Mr Robins' Chicken Farm 1939
Rating Property 1878 Memories - Margaret Clowes 1940s
Highway Board Report 1882 Memories - Mollie Smith 1940s
Urban Status 1881 & 1890 Memories - Wm S Ladds 1942
Urban District Council Memories - Ken Allen - The Lockies
Memories - Sheila Doherty - Duck St
Dinah van der Werf - poem
Mud in Quorn Road - 1948
Savings 1948
A Fifties Childhood

The Louvre - 1950's

Shilling Shortage 1950
Christmas 1951

Memories - Barb Burns (nee Parnell)
Rushden & Higham Mourn the King 1952
The Church Clock 1952
Margaret Goodwin - Washbrook Rd 1950s
Canteen for USAF men 1953
Memories - Nigel Chettle - 1950s-60s
Mrs Minney - 1954
Officials & Establishments 1928 Town for Hard Work - 1955
Refuse Collectors Strike 1890 1959 - optimism
Politics (index) Teenagers' Opinions!
1960s problems
Litter
Polling District L - Rushden Court 1910 High Street Improvements 1969

Memories 1970s - Peta Jellis

Official Inquiries 1912 TV - "Hunter's Walk"
Housing Report 1913

Visit the Feast - "Ruzdin" style

National Register 1915 High Street Remembered 1986
Electoral Rolls - mainpage

Grace Ashby

Absent Voters - mainpage Hall Park Gate House
Rates Assessment 1928 Memories of High Street - Joyce Moore
Dustmen's strike 1948 Skeleton Found 1864
A Xmas Card 1962 Snippets
Rates
Nuisances
Ratepayers' Assocation 1908 & 1967 News reports
Referendum E U 2016
Rubbish Tip Rights of Way
Memories of a clerk Foothpath Closed
Lighting
Rushden Dialect
Council - District - East Northants Nostalgic Rhymes - R G Thompson
Chairman Greets The Queen in 1985 “Ole Tom” Has the Electric Light
R W Norman
County Council Ruzdin Feast
Works done at Rushden
District Councils 2021 Sales
Sales - mainpage
Employment & Unemployment
Reports (in date order) Statistics
Civil Registration
Memorials 1892 & 1898
Amenities Society - Notecards
District Births & Deaths

Blue Plaques and Walk

Employment
Commemoration Plaques Census
Memorial Inscriptions - Cemetery
Vann V.C. - Forgotten Hero?
Street Names & Surveys
War Memorial Surveys & Notes
Rolls of Honour Street Names in Census Records

Street Names - Origins
Town Street Names - 1899
Decorated Cycles

Street Names since 1901

Street Re-numbering 1947-69
Unidentified Buildings The High Street 2008/9
Help wanted, please Lightstrung area 2018

Walks Surveys of Buildings & Lost Buildings
Town Walks with map Some Lost Buildings
House Transformed 1959
Weather Architectural Survey - 23 York Rd
Weather Industrial Architecture History - Essay 1999
Diary Notes - Mr Eb. Knight 1869-70
The Vyne - Architectural Study 1999
Diary Notes - Mr Crick 1872-1881 Demolition - mainpage
Notes by J E Smith 1927-28 A Window
1931 Earthquake

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