Rushden Echo & Argus, 26th February 1937, transcribed by Kay Collins
ElectricityAn increase of nearly 13 per cent, in the number of units sold is reported by the directors of the Rushden and District Electric Supply Co. Ltd., whose 25th annual meeting will be held next Monday. The number of units increased to 7,604.478, and the maximum load was 4,210 kilowatts. Three miles of distributing mains were laid, making a total of 75½ miles, with 68 miles of extra high tension mains. A sum of £6,896 has been set aside for depreciation, together with £500 as a special provision for depreciation of buildings; £1,500 has been carried to the Reserve Fund and £200 to the Employees' Benevolent Fund. A final dividend of 4½ per cent., making 8 per cent, for the year, will require £4,050, leaving £2,723 to be carried forward. Principal receipts in 1936 were: Sale of current £47,734, public lighting £1,083, rental of meters £2,407.