Shopkeepers were angry at the Council’s sudden decision to enforce the law which stopped them from trading for six days a week.
The whole of the town centre was to be torn up for the relaying of the sewers. Chaos was expected to continue for nine months.
The Skin Unit was moved from Rushden Hospital to Kettering. The General Administrator at Kettering said there were no plans to close Rushden Hospital.
Bernard Green, of Rushden, became the General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland.
BBC Radio 4’s programme “Any Questions” was broadcast from Chichele School. The team included Roy Jenkins MP and Tony Marlowe MP.
A retired member of the Diplomatic Service, Mr Raymond Duffy, spoke to the Rushden Central Townswomen’s Guild.
Work began on the conversion of part of Rushden Hall into offices.
The Adult School in Wellingborough Road and which had been founded in 1900, was demolished to make way for a roundabout at the junction with Duck Street. The School had been closed in 1972 when the County Council make a compulsory purchase order.
The C.W.S. shoe factory in Rectory Road was put up for sale.
In four short years Rushden Sports Centre Gymnastics Club had grown from just an idea to a membership of thirty-five 716 year olds, plus a ‘babies’ group of twenty 47 year olds.
The popular Windmill Club Sunday Markets were closed after several traders were fined by Wellingborough Magistrates.
Elderly residents of Ebenezer Terrace in Newton Road feared that the Council had decided to demolish their homes. East Northamptonshire Council insisted there were no such plans.
Using special techniques, a two-bedroomed bungalow was built in three days at Higham Ferrers.
New residents in the Cemetery House smelled cigarette smoke when no one was smoking. A ghost perhaps?
Rushden Lions Club presented Rushden Boys’ School with a single decker bus to be used for the pupils’ outings.
Emma Allen, born in Crabb Street in 1881, celebrated her 100th birthday.
Peter Bayes, auctioneer from Irthlingborough, sold an assortment of photographs and autographs from celebrities in aid of the Hayway Clinic’s children’s Christmas party.