l-r: Mr A Wallis, Mrs E Hale (mother-in-law), Miss S Wilkins (of London), Mr T F B Newbury (landlord).
Wellingborough & Kettering News, December 31st, 1881, transcribed by Kay Collins
CLUB FEASTSOn Monday the Compass Inn Club sat down to a capital dinner, when, there were 21 members present. The club had paid £6 10s. as sick pay, and had a dividend of 7s. 9d. each.The Club at the New Inn dined on Tuesday, when 56 sat down. The club had paid £6 10s., and had a dividend of 7s. 9d. each.
The Compass Inn sign in 2010 is Three Compasses but is now known as The Compasses.
Previously the sign was "Keep within the Compass". It was rebuilt in 1904.
At St Mary's Church 16th September 1920
Extract from the Parish Register: Fred, son of Charles Henry Ballard, publican of the Compass Inn, married Dora, daughter of Herbert Hirons, publican of the Wheatsheaf.
1943 wedding - the only daughter of Mr and Mrs A S Folwell, The Compass Inn, Rushden.
Ron Burnett and his wife Audrey were the landlords in the 1960s & 1970s.
Audrey was well known for her musical talents. Ron died in 1977.
A music night at the Compass Inn
Under the clock "R A O B Sandwell Lodge"