A glass panel over the door
and a date stone on the gable
and two stones either side of the
windows, enhance this property.
The Rushden Echo and Argus, 1st August, 1958
Two more groups of housing property, both brick-built, have incurred the disfavour of the Rushden health authorities and are now listed as clearance areas. The eventual disappearance of Kilburn Place, below right, will leave a gap on the western side of Higham Road but only temporarily, because the Urban Council favours redevelopment of the site. Woburn Place, below left, stretching from Rectory Road towards High Street, is one of a series of “rows” which have branched out from Rushden’s old “Backway.”
One the right is the house that became a Co-op Butchery about 1960
On the left the garage of David Nicholson. Later the site was Calor Gas,
then became Netto, and today is Home Bargains (2015).
The road centre now called Peck Way joins into North Street.
Rushden Echo & Argus, 8th April 1955
A view taken looking up Higham Road, Rushden, towards Higham Ferrers.
This picture was taken at the request of Mrs Lilian Coleman, who address now is Aurora, Ontario, Canada. She wrote saying how much she had appreciated the pictures we printed of the southern end of High Street, Rushden, and that she would like to see some of the other end of the town.
An early hand coloured postcard c1910 - similiar view to the above
Offices of the Boot and Shoe Trade Union at the corner of Hayway and Higham Road
built in 1957, demolished 2017
Courtesy of Mervyn Wood, 2006
Nos 1 & 3 rear view
A view taken from Marriott's Yard, shortly before Asda was built. It is the rear view of the pair of houses opposite the Asda Garage, formerly Bridge Service Station.