No 53 Queen Street was built in 1890
No 131 built in 1898
Date plaque & name plaque No.139
No2 137 & 139 Queen Street.
Rose Cottage built in 1898 and Boscombe House in 1896
Also built in 1900
Nos 133 & 135
Built in 1900 - No 159 to 163
Mabel Cottage is No 163
Nos 147 & 149 May Cottages
May Cottages built in 1891
Phoenix Cottages - Nos 153 to 157
A former danger spot in-as-much that it was a blind corner at the junction of the Rectory Road and Queen Street crossroads, now presents this attractively developed site.
The scarlet geraniums, the white seats-and a pair of shapely legs-attracted our photographer’s eye. The brightening of Rushden’s ‘bare street corners’ is one suggestion for a permanent Coronation memorial.
The Rushden Echo and Argus, 11th July 1952, trans cribed by Gill Hollis
To Citadel’s Memory A letter was received from the Salvation Army at Wednesday’s Council meeting asking that the Corps might have permission to purchase one of the seats on the site of the old citadel at the junction of Rectory Road and Queen Street and to place on it a suitably inscribed plaque.
Councillor O. A. H. Muxlow said it would be a nice gesture if the council gave the seat as a gift to the Salvation Army.
Councillor A. Green, who is an officer in the Corps, said they would wish to purchase it: “It is of sentimental interest to the members,” he said, “and we would like it to perpetuate the memory of our old citadel.”
Councillor J. Allen the chairman, then said that the council would be happy to fall in with the Corps’ wishes.