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Duck Street Shops
At 48 Duck Street in 1914-20 Thomas Gostick Jervis was a hairdresser. The Misses Minnie and Violet Chettle ran it as a sweet shop in the 1920s, and in 1930 they sold the business to Bert Wells. Bert then sold the business to Sydney Tilley in about 1936. Sometime before 1953 V H Partridge became proprietor.
Tilley's Partridge's
S Tilley, grocer/confectioner
V H Partridge was the trader here in 1953
Rushden Echo and Argus, 9th October 1953

This was how a saloon car finished a runaway trip without its driver. At Rushden on Monday morning the car was parked outside the British Legion Hall in steep Fitzwilliam Street. It ran forward into Mr V H Partridge’s shop in Duck Street, sending apples, oranges and other goods scattering as it crashed into the stonework.

In the 1960s, Mr Partridge's is empty, beyond is Hollis'

Hollis' bakery, home, and butchery at 44-46 Duck Street in 2009

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