The Rose & Crown in the early 1900s - this postcard is titled "Post Office"
The Rose and Crown in 2008.
This public house was built in the late 1850s in the centre of High Street, on the corner of College Street. It survived the fire of 1901 when Cave's factory was burnt to the ground. The picture above has a Saloon Bar with a leaded window to the right of the door. Note the gas lamp standing on the very edge of the footpath. The Post Office was built in 1903 and the wall beyond that was the boundary of the garden of "The Cottage", residence of John Cave who owned a large shoe factory to the right of the Rose and Crown. In 1910 the High Street was widened and the wall of the garden was rebuilt in line with the Post Office, so the picture can be dated to between 1902 and 1910.
The Rushden Echo, 12th May 1905
At Wellingborough Police-court on Friday, Alfred James Dyke, landlord of the Rose and Crown Inn, Rushden, was summoned for permitting drunkenness on licensed premises at Rushden, April 24th.Click here to read the case