Fourteen patients remained in their beds in the wards of Rushden House Sanatorium while seventy others were having a gay time with the nurses and staff at a party.
They could not be with the others, but the unlucky fourteen were not forgotten. They had a special tea and they were visited by some of the guests of the afternoon.
The principal guests were the chairman of Rushden Urban Council, Mrs W.M. Lean, who was accompanied by Dr O.B. Lean, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Higham Ferrers, Mr and Mrs A.E. Tilley.
Others attending included Mr A.C.A. Colton (chairman of both Rushden and Higham Ferrers Tuberculosis After-Care Committee, which organised the party), Mrs Colton, Ald. and Mrs H.R. Patenall, Mr and Mrs G.H. Crapper, Dr G.B. Lord, Dr and Mrs E.O. Fisher, Dr and Mrs K. Gerrard, Miss G. Millgate, Miss Lane and Miss M. Dickens.
A concert was given by the Charles Thacker Band, the Select Trio, Jean Spencer, Ted Bunning, Reg Cox, Pauline Griggs, Ron and Fred Cook, Joe Keller, and Mr Soutar and partner. The M.C. was Mr Charlie Jones.