The three Pearl Insurance Company’s agents in the Rushden district came out on strike.
The result of the card voting for the War Memorial schemes was Cottage Hospital 5,428, Institute Hall 1,296.
It was proposed to erect public conveniences on The Green.
The Pearl Insurance agents’ strike was settled with a minimum wage of £3.
The bus company gave £10 to the Vicar of St.Peter’s so he could build his own bus shelter.
The AA offered to provide road signs if the Council would put them up.
The huge airship R33, built near Bedford, flew over the town.
Thousands of people lined the route from the Station to Spencer Park when the Mark 4 type Tank, a memento from the War, moved under its own power, “waddling” over a great pile of wood which had been placed in the road as a demonstration of its power.
Plans were proposed for lavatories for both sexes at a cost of £1,750 to be erected at the north-west corner of The Green.
“A Secondary School for Rushden is a certainty under the new [Education] Act,” said J.L.Holland BA.
Stamford Football Club failed to arrive to play Rushden as their motor broke down.
Sick and funeral pay for members of the Boot Union was £606 in the previous quarter, and ‘out of work’ benefit was £551.
A minimum wage of 10 shillings per week was agreed for female shoe workers aged 16, rising to 40 shillings [£2] at 20 years.
Rushden Cinema Ltd was formed with a capital of £22,680.
A half-quarter loaf was to cost 6d.
Bricklayers wages were to go up 1d to 1/9d per hour.
The weekly ration of butter was to be increased from 1oz to 1½oz, at a price of 3/- per lb.
The windmill at Wymington was demolished.
CWS clickers went by motor bus to London to see the Cup match.
Rain fell on 23 days of April.
The Sexton of St.Mary’s found a cuckoo in the belfry.
£85 was raised at the Ivy Fair for the Adult School building fund.
The Inspector of Nuisances bought a Remington typewriter for use in his office, at the price of £11.10s.0d.
The estimated population of Rushden was 14,428.
Rushden Cricket Pavilion caught fire during a match but was soon put out.
A party from the Windmill Club went to Epsom to see the Derby.
Due to a shortage of work it was suggested that factories should close on Mondays and Saturdays.
Rushden Golf Club held its first AGM. The cost of a pavilion and the laying out of the course was £1,347.
In the last 110 years there have only been 7 Rectors of Rushden.
The War Memorial Committee practically approved the design for the monument which was to be dignified without being gaudy.
Sylvester’s great two-ring circus and hippodrome put on a fine performance of chariot racing.
Scroxtons bought a 40hp pantechnicon with a Thornycroft engine, capable of carrying 4 tons.
A.F.Knight, of the Old Rectory, riding an 8hp Clyno Combination, secured the gold medal at the Scottish 6‑day reliability trials.
Barclays Bank bought a site on the corner of Church Street and High Street.
A crop of wheat standing 5ft high was harvested near the Wellingborough Road.
W.Perkins, a MR drayman, displayed a stalk of wheat with 6 distinct ears. Many people inspected it with interest.
The conversion of Rushden House into a Sanatorium for consumption [tuberculosis] was approved by the Council.
Dr.C.R.Fisher, author of “Rushden Past and Present”, arrived from Canada.
The new jury list for Rushden contained the names of 68 women. This was the first occasion that women had been eligible for jury service.
61 gun licences and 26 game licences were issue in Rushden, compared with 12 in pre-war times.
The first tenant moved into the Municipal housing the foundations of which were excavated just before Rushden Feast 1919.
News of the miners’ decision to strike was received by telegraph three hours in advance of the evening papers.
Coal was to be rationed to 1cwt per house, and the supply of electric lighting and power was not likely for some time due to the coal strike.
Because of the lack of coal, factories were to work from 8:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:00pm.
Four ex-servicemen and their families moved into the Municipal houses though they were by no means finished.
Mr.Bailey received first prize for catching 63 rats in a Council competition.
Young people had great fun on sleighs on the Wymington Road following heavy frosts.
H.A.Barker, the celebrated bone specialist, operated on the knee of Rushden footballer E.Hodgkins and in a few minutes cured him.
Only two boot factories were working full time.