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Miss Grace Neillie Harris

144 Wellingborough Road

Frederick and Elizabeth Harris came to Rushden in 1890s, with their children. All the family had been born in Northampton, and lived at 114 Wellingborough Road. Grace was the second daughter, born in 1884, and in 1901 she was not living with her parents, but had returned home by 1911, and was working in a drapery.

By 1914 Miss Grace Neillie Harris was a sub-postmistress, and trading from 144 Wellingborough Road. About this time she published this postcard of the Post Office in High Street, built in 1902.

This postcard was published by G N Harris c1913.
The High Street had been widened in 1910.

Grace also sold stationery and drapery. In about 1926 she moved next door to 146, formerly Elijah West, confectioner's shop. Miss Harris traded there until at least 1940.

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