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Northampton Mercury, 21st January 1804

Wanted, A Young Man, to serve in the Northamptonshire Militia for the Parish of Hargrave. Apply to Mr. Thomas Young, Constable.

Northampton Mercury 13th September 1806

A List of the Certificates that have been issued to Gamekeepers by the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Northampton, between the first Day of July and the eleventh Day of September 1806, both days inclusive, distinguishing the Duties paid in each respective Certificate.

On a Three-Guinea Stamp.
York, Thomas, Hargrave, Yeoman, gamekeeper of the Rev. John Longmire, Clerk, for the manor of Hargrave. Sept. 1.

Northampton Mercury 12th Sept 1846

Wellingborough Petty Sessions
—Two men having a London air about them, and who gave their names as William Smith and Richard Jones, were charged with stealing potatoes from a field at Hargrave, and sentenced to three weeks’ imprisonment in Northampton gaol.

Wellingborough News, 17th May 1884, transcribed by Kay Collins

Stanwick - Confirmation—On Tuesday afternoon a special confirmation service was held in the parish church by the Bight Rev. Bishop Mitchinson, acting for the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. The following candidates from the respective parishes presented themselves for the rite:- Raunds 41 candidates, Stanwick 23, Hargrave 10, Denford-cum-Ringstead 9, Chelveston 3, total 86. After the administration of the rite an excellent address was given by the Bishop. The church was literally crowded by an attentive and earnest congregation. The candidates from Stanwick were subsequently entertained to tea by the Rector and Mrs. Bonner.

Rushden Argus, 9th August 1912

Village Show– Followed by Sports
Keen Interest in Hargrave Exhibition

The fourth annual Hargrave Flower Show was held on Bank Holiday in the schoolroom and adjoining field, by kind permission respectively of the Rector (Rev. F C Boultbee) and Mr. T. Newton, and marked a distinct advance, the numbers of exhibitors being 109, as compared with about 60 last year, while entries were close on 500, compared with about 350 last year. Raunds, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, and other places contributed prize-winners. With the exception of a very wet morning on the day of the first show, the society has been fortunate in the way of weather, and there seems no reason why its career should not be one of increasing usefulness. [part of a longer article]

Rushden Echo, 3rd July 1925, transcribed by Kay Collins

Hargrave - The members of the Women’s Institute yesterday week had a day’s outing to Yarmouth. Leaving at 6a.m., they entrained at Irthlingboro’ at 6.35. The return journey was commenced at 7.50, and Hargrave was reached about 1a.m.

An Injustice?—At a meeting of the Northants Education Committee on Saturday the General Purposes Committee recommended the appointment of the following Managers of the Council School at Hargrave. Messrs W Nicholson, C G Beaumont, A W Gore, T Gates, I Nicholson, and J Calf. Mr W Askew, C.C., proposed that the recommendations be referred back to the committee inasmuch as five out of the six were Nonconformists. He stated that he was a Nonconformists himself, but he objected to the recommendation on the ground of unfair proportion. Mr Askew’s proposition was carried.

Rushden Echo, 31st July 1925, transcribed by Kay Collins

Hargrave—A Joint Trip to Hunstanton was made on Saturday by the Rechabites and the Church and Chapel Sunday Schools, Miss L Nicholson and Miss Hope being responsible for the arrangements. Lunch and tea were given by Mrs W Nicholson, and Mr J R Ackroyd and others helped financially towards a most enjoyable day for the children and adults.

Rushden Echo, 17th June 1927, transcribed by Kay Collins

Boy Kicked by a Horse - Hargrave Child’s Serious Internal Injuries

Serious internal injuries were inflicted on a three-year-old boy at Hargrave on Wednesday by a kick from a horse. The boy, son of Mr. George Peat, of Hargrave, was playing in a field near home and wandered near a horse, which suddenly kicked him in the stomach.

The boy was rushed to Kettering Hospital in a critical condition, and he showed no improvement yesterday.

The Rushden Argus, 3rd August 1928, transcribed by Kay Collins

Coming of Age—The esteemed secretary of local Wesley Guild, Kenneth Green, youngest son of Mr and Mrs R Green, received many congratulations and useful presents at the celebration of his twenty-first birthday on Sunday.

Northamptonshire Advertiser, 10th May 1935, transcribed by Kay Collins

Jubilee Day 1935 - Parade at Hargrave

The celebration of the Royal Silver Jubilee in Hargrave was a memorable one, with flags and streamers at vantage points. And cottages displaying emblems.

Bells of the Parish Church heralded the morning. The thanksgiving service held in the Church was an impressive one. The hymn, “I vow to thee my country,” was given as a solo by a boy chorister, and an address by the Rector. Following the service all children were assembled on the Rectory lawn and presented with suitably-inscribed mementoes.

Frivolity had its fling in the afternoon, when there was a parade in which a large number took part in nursery rhyme, historical and burlesque selections, prizes being given.

Children’s sports followed, and excellent tea was provided for all the village, and adult sports took place in the evening. While a halt was called, loud-speakers broadcast the King’s speech.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 25th June 1948, transcribed by Kay Collins

Old Folks Get Treat
At the old folks' annual treat held in the school at Hargrave, an excellent meat tea was provided by members of the Women's Institute, and about fifty-five elderly folk throughly enjoyed themselves. The president of the Women's Institute (Mrs. A. Gore) welcomed the party, which included Mr. L. G. H. Lee, of Raunds, Canon P. G. Tibbs, of Hargrave, and Mr. Edmund Smith, the farmer.

After tea songs were given by Mr. G. Slope, of Shelton, accompanied by his wife at the piano. Miss Gill Cox also gave songs at the piano, and a duet was given by Gill Cox and Janet York. Mr. C. Berwick played a number of old songs for the old folks to join in.

A beetle drive gave much pleasure and interest, at which Mr. L. G. H. Lee proved an adept, and the champion.

Cigarettes and refreshments were handed round, and after more old songs, one of which was sung by Mr. Blanchard, and "Smiling Through," by Mrs. Blanchard, the party broke up.

Evening Telegraph, Monday, November 2, 1981

Village youth club revived
YOUNGSTERS in Hargrave have their own youth club after a lapse of about four years.

The group, which caters for children aged between eight and 15, meets each Thursday evening between 7.30 and 9.30pm at the village hall.

Mr Roland Winser is the club leader, with Mrs Valerie Coleman (secretary) and Miss Penny Howard (treasurer). The new group held its first meeting on Thursday and 22 youngsters turned out.

Hargrave Parochial Church Council has agreed to waive hiring fees for the hall to help the club with running costs.

Charity Event at the Nags Head c1990
Nags Head fundraisers
The Nags Head at Hargrave held charity events to raise funds and one year they chose to buy splints for Rushden Ambulance Station

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