|Rushden Echo & Argus, 23rd February 1951, transcribed by Kay Collins
Rushden Query Club scrambles to be resumed
Representatives from motor clubs of Finedon, Wellingborough, Kettering, Bedford and Northampton attended the annual dinner and prize presentation of Rushden and District Query Motor Club held at the Masonic Hall, Rushden, last week.
Outstanding news of the evening was the fact that Sunday scrambles will be restarted this year. Over the years the club has raised hundreds of pounds for charities as a result of the scrambles which were originally held at Yelden.
Guests included Coun. and Mrs. P. E. Brown, and Mr. George Brown, the Vincent H.R.D. rider who is shortly to attempt to break the world's motor cycle speed record.
Toasts were proposed and replied to by Mr. R. W. E. Paragreen, Coun. Brown, Mr. Ken Maund, Mr. Eric Roe and Mr. George Brown.
Prizes were presented by Mrs. R. W. E. Paragreen as follows: Risdene time trial, ladies' cup and replica, Mr. A. E. Kilsby; Paragreen cup and replica, Mr. C. Brace; tankards to team members, Messrs. A. E. Kilsby, K. Norman and R Brown.
Joyce cup trial: Joyce cup and replica, Mr. D. Norris; tankard, Mr. A. Patenall; supper run, committee cup and replica, Mr. A. E. Kilsby; Query cup and replica, Mr. A. E. Kilsby; tankard, Mr. Ken Maund. Inter-group trial: Ravensmore trophy and replica, Mr. D. A. Foster. Three counties' trial: tankards to team members, Messrs. R. H. T. Blair, G. Bottoms and D. Smith.
Rushden Echo & Argus, 29th April 1955, transcribed by Kay Collins
The Rushden and District Query Motor Club
Motor Cycle Scramble Racing
(The Nook Field, Wymington)
Sunday, May 1st
First Race 2 p.m.
The largest entry of riders we have ever received
Refreshments - Ices
Accommodation, for 10,000 Spectators
Admission 2/- Children 1/-
Scramble has record entry
So many entries have been received for Rushden Query Motor Club's motor cycle scramble at Wymington on Sunday that some have had to be refused.
Among the entrythe biggest ever received by the club, are Bryan Sharp, Royal Corps of Signals star, Bert Sharp, Bill Barley, and a number of works entries.
|Evening Telegraph, undated - possibly 1950s?
First woman vice-president for club
TWO new vice-presidents were elected at last night's annual meeting of Rushden and District Query Motor Club, at the Oakley Arms, Rushden.
One of these, Mrs. Jean Hales, becomes the first woman vice-president, in the history of the club. The other new vice-president was the retiring chairman Mr. G. Willis.
The club pledged full support to the forthcoming Rushden Carnival. The following officers were elected:-
President, Mr. Bill Holt: treasurer, Mr. A. J. Harris: general secretary, Mr Ray Robinson: minute secretary, Mrs J Mobley: sports secretary, Mr D Mobley: main secretary, Mr J Ward: social secretary, Mr E Pellow: club news editor, Mr J Woodford: chairman, Mr C Sharp: vice-chairman, Mr C Wood: committee members, Messrs G Dandy, A Penness, A Patenall, R White, A Woolford, S Joyce, K Willis, G Horn.
All existing vice-presidents were re-elected.