Rushden Schools League football match: Intermediate ‘A’ 13 Alfred Street 0.
600 people attended a dance at the Windmill Club arranged by John White Impregnable Sports Club. It went on for six hours.
The British Legion AGM heard that membership had increased to 398. The greater part of relief money was paid out to non‑members.
Thieves broke into a house in Irchester Road. They ignored most of the valuables but locked the dog in a cupboard and made off with £1.
RUDC again discussed a Harborough Road and Pightles Terrace link road but Mr Willmott said the question had been discussed on and off for 20 years. It was still deferred because of the cost of £1,700.
At the Annual Parents’ Tea & Scholars’ Prize-Giving at Park Road Methodist Sunday School, the number of children awarded 1st prize was 44; 2nd prize, 22; 3rd prize, 35. A total of 101. Mrs W.E.Capon presented the prizes.
The Echo & Argus reported that a notice in The Times said that Rushden Hall was likely to be demolished.
Mr & Mrs T.W.Cox were host and hostess at a Hospital Night at the YMCA. A humorous talk was given by Mr C.H.Battle of Northampton and a collection realized £2.17s.6d.
Advert: Webb Bros. Outfitters Sensational Clearance Sale. Astounding bargains. Men’s pullovers 2/5½d. each. Special value: Boys’ tweed knickers: 2/5d. for ages 29.
A booklet was compiled by Rev T.S.Stoney and Mr J.Enos Smith regarding the 7th Centenary of the first Rector of St.Mary’s Church and contained the more outstanding features of the church’s history.
At a tree-planting ceremony held in St.Mary’s Churchyard a tree was planted by Mr Childs, the Sexton, who kept the churchyard in beautiful order.
At an RUDC meeting a letter was received from the Highways Commissioner Alan Cobham Aviation Ltd regarding the provision in the districts of all local authorities of a landing ground for aircraft in the vicinity of the town. No action was taken!
For the first time in living memory a Free Church Minister preached from the pulpit in St.Mary’s Church. He was the Rev C.J.Keeler, Minister of High Street Independent Wesleyan Church.
Rushden Allotment Society met for tea and a social in the Windmill Hall. The Association had reached a membership of 1,000 which was all the rules allowed. Before the Society was formed, allotments were at Wilson’s pits, Nippendale, and Bedford Road. The land belonged to Mr A.H.Sartoris and was let out to men of the town.
Mr S.C.Brightwell was appointed the new Secretary of Rushden & District Boot & Shoe Manufacturers.
At the AGM of Rushden Mission Cricket Club, a balance of £12.2s.7d. was reported. Arrangements were made for the forthcoming season in the newly‑formed Rushden & District League.
Rushden Choral Society gave ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ at the Royal Theatre. Unfortunately a shortage of tenors and basses did not help the performance. Mr William Wright ATSC was the Conductor.
The operetta ‘Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs’ was given at a British Legion children’s party.
The Fire Brigade was called to Rollie Cox’s café where a fire had broken out under the fish and chip pan. Mr Cox was painfully burnt on the hands. Capt R.F.Knight was soon on the scene with his crew.
The TB After Care Committee was progressing. Other town representatives had been asked to join from various organizations, and also two members of the general public.
Rushden was without a Chamber of Trade, after it was decided, in view of the poor attendance at a meeting called, when only four people attended, that the Chamber would close.
The RUDC decided to buy Rushden Hall at a cost of £5,000. They awaited the approval of the Ministry of Health but the chance to purchase was so exceptional that no difficulty was likely to arise.
Choral Speakers of Kettering led by Hylda Gates gave a concert in Park Road Methodist Hall. Miss Rose Peck was at the organ and proceeds were for the Rushden TB After Care Committee.
A large plan was shown of Rushden’s fine new park, hall and grounds.
In spite of constant warnings, a child climbed on to the Washbrook Road railway bridge and fell to the ground below and was seriously injured. Dr Greenfield was called.
The existence in Rushden of St.James’ Hospital was brought to light in an interesting article by Dr C.R.Fisher. It might have been in the Higham Road area.
Mr B.Ladds presided at the 33rd AGM of Rushden Ambulance Brigade. The balance in hand was reported to be £31.
TB After Care Committee received two more members. The town was divided into wards and visitors were allotted to each ward.
Rushden rates went down 4d.
Mr G.W.Coles became the new Chairman of RUDC.
It was reported at the AGM of the Rushden Choral Society that new members were joining and the future looked more hopeful.
Two people caught breaking and entering the Tecnic Boot Co. had stolen five pairs of boots and 3 shillings in money.
St.Peter’s Vicarage was completed after 20 years of effort.
Rushden Boot & Shoe School held a 2‑day exhibition of work done by students.
Rushden Adult School Women’s Section travelled to Birmingham to visit Cadbury’s works. It was their annual outing.
Gramshaw’s advert: New 3‑piece suite for 19 guineas [£19.19s. (£19.95p)]
Rushden Swimming Club requested a separate evening for their activities, otherwise no‑one would want to join the club.
An RUDC meeting discussed plans to build more houses on the Irchester Road site.
Water cost the town of Rushden £6,186 during the financial year.
One of the best attended meetings of the Conservative Ladies was held at the Co‑op Hall. The Chairman was Mrs Walter Robinson.
A good contingent of young men was expected to attend the annual Territorial Camp at Shoreham-on‑Sea.
The Gas Company opened a new showroom in Rushden High Street.
Miss Nellie Gamble of Cromwell Road was awarded a vocal scholarship to the Clifton Cooke School of Singing, London. She was a mezzo‑soprano.
The Talkies featured at Rushden. The Royal Theatre showed ‘Say it with songs’ and ‘Three Brothers’, and at the Palace, ‘King of the Kyber rifles’ and ‘Woman to woman’.
An Infant Welfare Centre for Rushden & Higham Ferrers opened at Queen Street Schoolroom. A large number of mothers attended.
The annual outing of the Rushden branch of the British United Shoe Machinery Company went by charabanc to Bedford and took the ‘scenic route’.
The Annual Conference of the Free Gardeners was held at Bridlington. First prize for the best progress in 1929 was awarded to the Myrtle Lodge of Rushden.
The Rushden Temperance Band wore their new uniforms on Whit Sunday when they gave two concerts in Spencer Park.
The Rushden & District Blind & Crippled Fund held a successful Garden Fete. They paraded from Spencer Park to Rushden Town Sports Gound.
At the age of 56, Mr W.S.Bull scored 50 for Rushden Town Cricket Club 2nds.
Two large pictures of John White employees were spread all over Newton Road near the factory. There were 800 operatives shown.
Rushden Town Football Club organized a grass‑track motor cycling event at the Town Ground.
Rushden & District Free Church Council, representing the Non‑Conformist churches & Salvation Army, arranged an open air Service at the corner of Trafford Road & Oval Road.
The Annual Show of the Fur & Feather Society was held at the Trades Club. 103 entries included caged birds, pigeons, rabbits and poultry.
A Baby Show, organised by Rushden Temperance Band, was held at Eastfields. One prizewinner (3rd) was Mrs C.E.Cook of Cook’s Ices, High Street, and her son, Gordon.
Claims for loss of crops were received by the RUDC following building operations being started earlier than expected on the Irchester Road site, and the Allotment Holders’ Association complained that they had not been given warning to remove their crops.
Advert: Portable Wireless Sets, Columbia: £17 guineas; Dorian: £13.12s.6d. Come in and hear them. Fraser, Son & Mackenzie, High Street.
The extension to the West End Club was opened. The work had been done by Sanders of Rushden and was claimed to be one of the best proportioned, suitably adapted clubs in the district.
Rushden Scouts recently‑acquired premises were re‑opened after decoration and refurbishment.
The Registrar failed to appear at a Rushden wedding at St.Peter’s Catholic Church. The ceremony had to be postponed until the following morning.
Rushden Boys’ Brigades joined the County Battalion at camp at Skegness.
Youths did damage in Rushden Hall. RUDC Meeting said that the Hall Grounds were very valuable to the town and they did not want anything done likely to cause damage or distress.
A pair of ornamental vases, the gift of Mrs Hensman, were missing from the Memorial Chapel at St.Mary’s. It was discovered when a lady went to fill the vases with flowers.
Rushden Salvation Army held a festival of music in Queen Street Schoolrooms and was attended by Army bandsmen from around the district. A guest Conductor from Shields was in attendance.
Wives and sweethearts of members of the Windmill Club held an Annual Tea with entertainment. There were 430 guests.
The death, at the age of 79, was reported of J.Enos Smith, organist at St.Mary’s Church for over half a century. A tribute was paid by Rev T.S.Stoney. Mr Smith had served under six Rectors and was one of Rushden’s best‑known residents and premier musicians.
The Independent Wesleyan Choir visited Paulerspury to give a concert in aid of the local Congregational Church. Mr W.T.L.Flood was the choirmaster.
Thousands flocked to the opening of the Hall Park in spite of rain. The 35 acre site was opened by Mr G.W.Coles, JP, Chairman of RUDC.
Work started on the extensions to John White’s factory at the rear of the premises in Park Place.
At the Rushden Baptists’ 208th Anniversary the guest preacher was Rev R.G.Fairbairn, BA, of Reading, who led the devotions.
Rushden Swimming Club held its first Swimming Gala.
Advert: Plot of land in Bedford Road 1/6d per yard. This was a bargain and could not remain at this low price.
Mourners from Rushden and District went in their thousands to Cardington for the funeral of the R101 victims.
The Rev. C.J.Keeler, Minister of High Street Independent Wesleyan Church, celebrated 21 years in Rushden. He was President of the Hospital Week Committee, a Governor of Northampton General Hospital, an Ex-President of the Temperance Society and a member of the Executive of the Society, Secretary of the County Federation of Free Church Councils and Chaplain to Rushden House Sanatorium patients.
The Annual County Fruit Show was held at Rushden Windmill Hall.
The Rechabites celebrated their Diamond Jubilee at Rushden.
The concert version of ‘The Rebel Maid’ by Montague Phillips was given by Rushden Choral Society at the Co‑op Hall.
46 more houses were built in Tennyson Road by RUDC.
Brilliant dresses were seen at the Windmill Club at a dance for local charities arranged by Rushden branch of the National Provincial Bank.
Advert: Fish Supper ‘the goods’ at Rollie Cox’s café.
Rushden Congregational Church held a bazaar in the hope of clearing the debt of £700 outstanding in their funds.
Advert: Wanklyn’s Jewellers: 18 carat diamond rings with platinum settings from £2.7s.6d. to £7.
Rushden’s new Masonic Hall was opened by Deputy Provincial Grand Master Bro. G.F.E.Wilkinson.
Rushden branch of British Legion proposed to go on a battle‑field tour jointly with the Kettering branch.
The RUDC discussed a bandstand for the Hall Park but deferred consideration of this to some future date.
A Bazaar was held by the Salvation Army. Stallholders dressed in all different National costumes.