Rushden Echo, Friday, May 31, 1901, transcribed by Greville Watson
On Whit-Tuesday the annual pic-nic organised in connection with the Park-road Wesleyan-church was held, permission this year having been received to visit Boughton Park, near Kettering, one of the seats of the Duke of Buccleuch. About 50 journeyed from Rushden, brakes, waggonettes, cycles, and other modes of conveyance being utilized to convey the pleasure-seekers to Boughton. The preliminary arrangements had been made with great care by the Rev.C.F.Groom, and the party assembled at the Park-road chapel in good time, a start being made at about 9.30 a.m. The drive was by way of Irthlingborough, where a party comprising about 70 joined the Rushden friends. The journey was continued through Finedon and on to Weekley, Boughton Park being reached in due course. Cricket and other pastimes were freely indulged in, and a stroll through the lovely park was much enjoyed. Luncheon was partaken of al fresco, and in the afternoon a substantial tea was provided, being served in true pic-nic fashion. The return journey was commenced at about 7 p.m. and Rushden was reached shortly after 9 o’clock.