Repairs to the Cross on Higham Ferrers Market Square were underway.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food turned down the Council’s compulsory purchase of land at Rushden for allotments.
A motor scooter was donated for use by the curate of St.Mary’s Church Rushden.
John White resigned his offices and directorships at the age of 77.
Thrift Cottages, between Wellingborough Road and Fitzwilliam Street, were pulled down for a new car park.
The new health centre in Rectory Road was almost finished.
The Ditchford Water Scheme was opened.
The 60th Anniversary of the Rushden & Higham Ferrers Water Board.
Sixteen Yugoslav and Italian refugees arrived.
The Carnival made a record profit and record attendances.
The US Air Force began the move from Chelveston to Toul Rosiers, Nancy, in France.
Restoration work of the Chichele College began.
The New Health Centre in Rectory Road, Rushden opened.
Rushden Urban Council adopted a tougher policy on the by‑laws affecting parks and open spaces.
The new Health Clinic was officially opened by Mrs Enoch Powell, wife of the Minister of Health.
The Litter Act was not having much impact in Rushden, according to the Chief Public Health Inspector, Mr H.W.Ellis who said “the standard of cleanliness of streets and houses leaves much to be desired”.
The new A6 by‑pass was welcomed, it was expected to run from 3 miles south of Rushden to near Market Harborough.
Rushden lost its well-known exponent of “Rushdenese” when Mr Reginald William Norman (“RWN”) of 17 Moor Road died.
The 118 years old set of Weights and Measures was returned to its “true” home at Higham Ferrers by the County Council.