The Wellingborough Post, 4th June 1886, transcribed by Kay Collins
DIVIDEND DECLAREDA dividend of 5s. in the £ has been declared, re William Spencer, house decorator, painter, &c., Wellingborough-road.
FAILURE IN THE SHOE TRADEMr. Charles Maddison, shoe manufacturer, Wellingborough-road, Rushden, has failed to the extent of about £25.
The bakers here have reduced the price of bread from 4½d. to 4d. per quartern loaf.
|Wellingborough News, 8th August 1890, transcribed by Kay Collins
THE NEW BANKThe handsome new Union Bank has this week been opened for business.
WE have received a communication from Mr. Andrew Groome giving his version of the recent dispute between himself and the Co-operative Society, but as the question has been settled, we do not think it necessary to re-open the matter.
|Rushden Echo, 22nd December 1899, transcribed by Kay Collins
Grand Opening This Week
The Star Supply Stores
Will Open Their Rushden Branch,
Central Buildings, 66 High Street, Rushden.
At a Council Meeting March 1899
A Pawnbroker’s Licence was granted to Mr. Beaverstock, of Church-lane.
At a Council Meeting May 1899
Licence Mr. G. Chettle’s knackers slaughter licence was renewed.
At a Council Meeting September 1899
A Game Licence was applied for by Mr. George Willmott, of High-street, and was granted on the motion of Mr. Cave.
|Rushden Echo, 29th June 1900, transcribed by Kay Collins
An Unwelcome Visitor entered Messrs Edwards and Son’s china shop, High-street, in the shape of a pig, which was being driven along the street towards the church. The lady in charge discreetly withdrew, while a lad with a broom unsuccessfully endeavoured to repel the invader. Then the drover got to work, and after the pig had done a little damage it was coaxed by means of the man’s cudgel to the right path. Even then its porkship was not satisfied, for it evidently wished to thoroughly inspect Messrs Cave’s factory. Its efforts were in vain, however, and after it had visited Mr C G Ward’s store-room and seen the bacon flitches it seems to have sobered down.
Rushden Echo, 15th January 1904, transcribed by Kay Collins
Weights and Measures OfficeYesterday at the meeting of the Northants County Council Finance Committee, in view of the need, the county had acquired additional room within the police station at Rushden. Some difficulty had arisen as to the weights and measures office at Rushden; recommended that the County Surveyor be instructed to find land suitable for weights and measures and to be at a cost not exceeding £150.
|Rushden Echo, 16th June 1905, transcribed by Kay Collins
Drapery Club TeaStaniland’s special blend of Drapery Club Tea at 2/- per lb. is the finest quality tea on the market. A cheque is enclosed in each packet, value as under:- 52 ¼lb. Cheques, 6s; 52 ½lb, cheques, 12/-. By purchasing Club Tea you get a grand tea for your money and your drapery Free.H. Staniland, High-street, Rushden.
Rushden Echo Friday, March 11, 1921, transcribed by Sue Manton
The Death occurred yesterday of Mrs. Mary Ann Dunkley, widow, aged 78, of 28 Pemberton Street. Mrs. Dunkley will be remembered as having for many years kept a sweet and general store now occupied by Mr. C. Bennett.
|The Rushden Echo, 17th August 1962, transcribed by Jim Hollis
People price-conscious when it comes to sales
How many times has that magic sign “Sale Reduced Prices” lured people into a shop and caused them to spend more money than they ever intended? The sales at Rushden are drawing to a close, and the “Echo” decided to visit some of the shops concerned and test the reactions of shopkeepers and customers.
“It is a fact that people spend more in sales,” a reporter was told at Flavell Hart’s, the High Street drapers and outfitters. “The sale really attracts. Many people will come into the shop just because there are reduced prices, to see if they can pick up a bargain.
The weather had made a difference to their sale. Before the sale takings had been down, but now things were looking up.
Mr. G. W. Hyde, of Hyde's Shoe Shop, said: “This has been one of the most successful sales I have ever held. I am practically clear of all my old stock. You can be sure that when there is a bargain people will buy the extra pair to go with it.”
H. Wills and Son, High Street radio and television dealers, reported the selling off of three-quarters of their sale stock through a “five shillings reduction in the £” sale.
“People are very price conscious, and want quality and the best possible value at competitive prices. This reduction method is proving very successful,” said Mr. R. Wills.
At Rose’s Fashion Centre Ltd, the assistants told us that while it was hard work planning and getting the shop ready there was nothing to touch the atmosphere once the sale got under way.
“People have just poured in,” it was stated.
One elderly woman said she had never bought anything at the sales. She said she did not think there were any real bargains to be had.
Another, Mrs. I. Smith, of Denmark Road, said: “There are bargains at the sales, but you have to be there early if you are to get any of them. I had some this year, but I had to be at the shop as soon as it opened.”
The sales will very soon be over, and shops will be busy taking in new autumn stock.
But even if you have missed your bargain this year, don’t worry. The January sales will soon be here.
|Rushden Echo, 5th January 1973, transcribed by Kay Collins
30 Made Redundant at Factory
More than 30 people were made redundant this week at the Rushden factory of Taylor-Woodrow-Anglian on the Sanders Lodge industrial estate. This follows the company’s statement that a staff reduction was inevitable due to a lack of suitable local authority orders for industrial building.
A company spokesman declined to comment on rumours that the Rushden factory was due to close completely in the future.