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Rushden Echo, 10th August 1917


Give NOTICE that on and after AUGUST 20th
the minimum charges will be as follow:





Boys’ Haircutting


Beard Trimming



4d. and 6d.



Razor Setting

4d. and 6d.

Rushden Echo, 1st January 1909
The Noted Shaving and Hairdressing Saloon and tobacconist’s shop – under entirely new management.
Choice selection of cigars,
cigarettes and tobaccos.
Wm Chettle, 24 Higham-road, Rushden.
Kelly's Directory
At 48 Duck Street

Thomas Gostick Jervis

1910 advert in Phillipson's Directory -
Porter B Smith also did knife, scissor and razor sharpening, umbrella and jewellery and china repairs and engraving.

He died in 1912.

Arthur Smith's - hairdresser
The Rushden Echo, 29th October, 1915, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Rushden Recruit - Now The Regimental Barber

Pte. A. Dicks, 65718, 104th Field Ambulance R.A.M.C., of Orchard Place, Rushden, who enlisted a few weeks ago, writes from the Y.M.C.A. camp at Eastbourne, to say that he is now the regimental barber. Before he enlisted he was employed by Mr. A. Smith, hairdresser, High Street, Rushden. He says that he likes the Army life all right. He gets good food and plenty of hard work, but he likes being under canvas. Recruits have been coming so fast at Eastbourne this last few days that many have been sent back, as there is nowhere to put them.

Another view of Arthur Smith's

Arthur and wife Kate were born at Shefford. He opened here c1900.
They lived at 37 Moor Road, and son Arthur was born 3 days before the 1901 Census was taken.

Rushden Echo August 1917 : For a Nice Clean Shave:
Midland Hairdressing Saloon. Also tobaccos, etc,- Arthur Smith, 130 High Street Rushden.

Rushden Echo, 14th June 1918

Arthur Smith, aged 40, Grade 3, a tobacconist and hairdresser, of Rushden.  Mr. J. C. Wilson said his client was willing to give up the hairdressing and learn munition work. – On this condition six months’ exemption was allowed.

Rushden Echo, 2nd June 1916, transcribed by Gill Hollis

Rushden Decisions Challenged To The Central Tribunal

Rufus Bradley Jephcote, a Rushden hairdresser and tobacconist, whose claim has been dismissed by the Rushden Tribunal, asked for absolute exemption, on the ground that he would be ruined if he went into the Army. He said he was unable to be present when his appeal was before the Rushden Tribunal, a sudden rush of business keeping him at home. Appellant was married in June, 1914. The appeal was dismissed.

Maison Constance
Maison Constance
This shop (left) was a ladies hairdressers, at the corner of Irchester Road and W'boro Road. It was taken over by a flooring company in the 1990s, but soon closed and the site was sold, and redeveloped as a block of flats.

Snippers hairdressers at the corner of Newton Road and Pratt Road closed in 2007 - used to be Putnam's Grocery.

looking into Purvis Road
Looking from Wilson Road into Purvis Road 1975
'Hairstyles' at No 37

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