Tom Swindall came to Rushden with his wife Margaret, from Northampton, in about 1887. They first settled in Lancaster Street, and Tom established himself in the business of a carpenter and builder.
Soon they moved to 28 Moor Road, 'The Nest', and built extensive workshops behind, with access from Wentworth Road. Tom also worked hard for the community, being a member of the Urban Council, and served as chairman in 1906, 1915, 1922 & 1928.
Tom and family c1895 by Sam Powell
Son Thomas as a boy c1900
A Christmas Card with photo of the family c1905
The sons are named on the back as Tom, Fred, Bert & Alec
Tom senior with Alec & Tom junior in Naval Uniform
Four sons - Alec, Gunner Fred (RHA), Bert and Thomas c1916
Rushden Echo, 5th January 1900, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mr. T. Swindall, president of the Rushden Allotments Society, entertained the committee to supper at his residence on Wednesday. A very pleasant time was spent.