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Rushden Mutual Model Building Society

Wellingborough News, 7th March 1890, transcribed by Kay Collins

BUILDING SOCIETY—At an appropriation meeting of the Rushden Mutual Model Building Society, held at the Coffee Tavern on Tuesday evening, the sum of £100, free of interest for 16 years, was ballotted to Mrs. Robert Hooper.

Rushden Argus, Friday 4th April, 1890, transcribed by Kay Collins

Rushden Local Intelligence
Appropriation—At an appropriation of the Mutual Model Building Society on Tuesday last, £100 was bought by Mr. John Litchfield for the sum of £60.
In Kelly's Directory of 1898 and Kelly's Directory of 1903 Mr. A G C VANN was the Society secretary. He was head master of South End school from 1885 until 1899, when he moved to Higham Ferrers Grammar school.

James Watts lived at Eastfields Road, Wollaston, and at the time he worked for Robert Marriott Ltd in Rushden.

He opened an account as Share Holder 204 205 and account no.81, with the Rushden & District Mutual Model Building Society on 14th June 1877 and was to pay in one shilling a week. The first payment was on August 2nd, so he paid in 7s. and also a fine of 3s. for the late payments.

A G C Vann, headmaster of South End School, was Secretary of the the Society.

cover first entries
The savings book

The book was filled by 28th March 1895 when the balance had grown to £20.16.0. During the term he was not fined again, but did receive a bonus payment of £1 in May 1892.

Note : James Watts traded at Wollaston until at least 1924 as a plumber, glazier & painter. He was born in Bedford and married Eliza from Buckden HUN and they probably came to Wollaston when they married in about 1871.

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