|The Wellingborough News, 24th January 1902
The New Postmaster of Rushden
Mr. Sidney Field, who has been a clerk in the Northampton Post Office for sixteen years, has been promoted to the office of postmaster at Rushden, vacant through the retirement, in August last, of Mr. Charles Hewitt. Mr. Field, who is a native of Bedford, and went to Northampton at an early age, won a scholarship from Kettering-road Board Schools to Northampton Grammar School. Leaving the Grammar School at Christmas 1885, Mr. Field entered the Northampton Post Office, and in May, 1886, was appointed a sorting clerk and telegraphist, and has ably occupied these positions ever since. He leaves Northampton Post Office on Saturday next, and takes up his duties at Rushden on Monday. The postmastership of Rushden has never before been held by a man holding a civil service appointment. The work at the Rushden Office has been going up by leaps and bounds, and new offices are about to be erected to cope with the ever-increasing work. Mr. Field is exceedingly well known in Northampton. He is a keen cricketer, and has on various occasions done good work as a member of the Northamptonshire eleven, while in Northampton League cricket he has been one of the most useful members of the Clarence team.
Pending the appointment of a permanent postmaster, Mr. W. A. Jones, of Leamington Spa, was temporarily appointed, and has carried out the duties in a zealous and courteous manner. Mr. Jones returns to Leamington on Wednesday to resume his duties at that town.