|The Rushden Echo, 21st December 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
Town Band ClubA concert was held on Sunday evening last, the proceeds being for the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Tobacco Fund. A splendid programme was rendered by the undermentioned vocalisits: Miss Lottie Gray (soprano), Miss F Whitworth (contralto), Mr Alf Burnett (tenor), and Mr Edgar Payne (bass), assisted by Mr E Whitworth (cornet soloist), and the Rifle Band Quartette. Miss Evelyn Attley accompanied on the piano in a very able and efficient manner. The hall was well filled by members and friends, and judging by the applause given to each item, the concert was very much enjoyed. A good sum was collected for the above fund.