95,000 cigarettes were stolen from the wholesale warehouse of Miller Stain and Polish Co Ltd off Victoria Road, Rushden. The value of the haul was £750.
Warm ‘Siren Suits’ in wool and nylon fur could be purchased from 39/11d at Bon Marche, Newton Road.
British Railway notices appeared on station walls advising customers of the intention to close passenger services, and to consult information about additional bus services.
The WVS in Rushden was providing about 40 dinners a week for their “Meals on Wheels” service, using 14 private cars.
Council house rent increases were announced. Two shillings a week for 801 pre‑war houses and three shillings a week for 846 post‑war houses.
Entrance fees on special days (Wednesdays and Saturdays) at Rushden swimming baths were raised from one pence to two pence.
Mr Hugh Gaitskill, leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party, visited the John White factory in Lime Street.
Rushden Old Tyme Dancing Association were the hosts when competitors from all over the Midlands danced at the Windmill Hall.
Rushden Town Band had a big contest victory in the Midland Area brass band contest at Leicester.
The greenhouse at Rushden Hall was opened for inspection by the public on Sunday afternoons.
The number of unemployed at Rushden during May totalled 103, 78 men and 25 women.
The last passenger train ran from Higham Ferrers.
Mrs L.E.Struggles ended her 46 years’ teaching career in the county having spent the last 15 years at Alfred Street Junior School, Rushden.
1st Rushden Boy Scouts, who had built their own headquarters over the previous 10 months, saw the building declared open.
Women and girls employed by Sanders and Sanders Ltd, the Rushden shoe firm, returned from holiday to find their closing room had been fully modified.
Some boys investigating the story of a ghost in Rushden St.Mary’s churchyard saw a white figure. It turned out to be a bellringer who had heard the boys and walked out in his cassock.
A foundation stone was laid for the new Sunday School at Park Road Baptist Church.
Rushden UDC took proceedings against two youths for breaking windows at Rushden Hall.
The Waverley Hotel on the corner of Coffee Tavern Lane and High Street was demolished. It had been there for over half a century.
The one-way traffic scheme began in Rushden town centre.
Rushden Urban District Council were confident that road improvements at the junction of Skinner’s Hill and Church Parade would not spoil the appearance of the Green and the War Memorial.
Mr.E.Tompkins, newsagent, claimed to have lost orders of 600 newspapers with the introduction of one‑way traffic.
Birch Bros. advertised a non‑stop coach service between Rushden, Bedford and London via the new M1 motorway with “improved facilities”.
Police warned that it was an offence to push a bicycle against the flow of traffic and anyone doing so in Rushden High Street would be doing it “at their own peril”.