|The Rushden Echo and Argus, 8th August, 1941, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Is Rushden watching the Kettering anti-queue measures? Has Rushden any ideas of its own for ending a nuisance and an evil?
There is a growing criticism of the unbridled queue habit in this town, and the critics include some of the people who feel they must stand in queues because other people are there.
Up to the present the Rushden queues have a fine-weather history. The virtue of patience, the joy of gossip, and to some people the excitement of the chase are elements which have tended to hide the worst aspects of this wretched form of provisioning.
Soon, however, the autumn will be here to blow through the illusions with its cold and dangerous blasts. Soon the practice will have to cure itself or be tackled by organised public action.
At Kettering the lead came from the Town Council. It may have proved wise or unwise, successful or futile. Someone ought to be enquiring on Rushden’s behalf. We should very much like to know what Rushden Urban Council is thinking or doing.