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Newspapers Circulating in the District - 1908
24th September 1897
The "Wellingborough News" Printed & Published by THOMAS COLLINGS, for Northamptonshire Printing and Publishing Company (Limited), at the Printing Office, Cambridge-st, Wellingborough (1d.) Every Friday. Established 1877
The "Rushden Argus" (1d.) The Oldest-established, Largest, and most Influential in the town.
Published every Friday, "Argus" Office, 30, High Street, Rushden. Established 1889*
The "Echo & Free Press" (1d.) Every Friday. Established 1897
The "Rushden Echo" (1d.) Every Friday. Established 1901*
The "Rushden Times" (1d.) Every Friday.
The "Northampton Mercury" (1d.) and "Northampton Herald" (1d., with Supplement 2d.)
Published Fridays. (history - Chapbooks)
The "Rushden Echo & Argus" Every Friday. *Amalgamated in 1928
The "Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph" (½d.)
Published from the Office, 30, High Street, Rushden, Four editions daily.
The "Football Telegraph" (½d.) Every Saturday during the Season.
Published at 30, High Street, Rushden.
The "Northampton Daily Reporter and Echo" (½d.) Not issued on Fridays.
The "Northampton Daily Chronicle" (½d.) Not issued on Fridays.
Several of the London Dailies, more especially the "Daily News" and "Morning Leader"

Earls Barton, Irthlingborough, Finedon, Wollaston,
Bozeat, Higham Ferrers, and Rushden Advertiser.

No. 1. Friday, June 4, 1886. One Penny.

Printed at the "Post" Printing Offices, by James Wm. Steff, Lower-st, Kettering, and Published by W. E. Peaple at the head offices, Market-Square, Wellingborough. 8 pages. Note: The only edition printed.

Rushden Echo Friday, Oct 10, 1947, transcribed by Sue Manton

“Telegraph Celebrates”

Remember the old-fashioned moving picture machines which flicked over pictures printed on cards and brought them to life? We’re going to look at one today, but it will have just this difference – it will bring something of our own past to life.

This morning, the five weekly papers of the Northamptonshire Printing and Publishing Company extend good wishes to their big brother, the “Evening Telegraph” in its golden jubilee week.

And from its files we have borrowed just a few of the interesting pictures that recall the chief events of the half century.

They are the leaves of the moving picture machine – as you look at them they will bring back the incidents and people they show, but will recapture more. Each one will start up a train of thought that will take you mind back over the years to remember not only the momentous events but personal happenings linked with them.

Most of these historic pictures you will find on the centre pages but there are others elsewhere in the paper each tying up with something memorable in the years since Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

In the half century of files there are tens of thousands of pictures – a huge photographic exhibition in themselves – but 1947 paper limits allow us to publish only a few. We have chosen some outstanding ones, and with them the moving picture machine is ready to bring back its memories. So ....... Over to the centre pages.

A refelction of an advert for tea is reflected in the middle window!
office window
30 High Street
Photo by C Desborough c1906

The newspaper office in High Street was closed suddenly in July 2012, following the Evening Telegraph changing to weekly in May 2012.
The office was built in 1922 and has a blue plaque to commemorate
the 1901 Fire when much of this area was destroyed.

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