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Mr Sidney Hawkes

Rushden Echo, 18th July 1924, transcribed by Kay Collins

At the Royal Society of Arts spring examinations in book-keeping held at the Newton-road Evening Schools the following candidates were successful:-
Stage 1, Leonard Smith, Edna Ekins, Edna Bates, M Willoughby, Francis Clark, Sydney Johnson, Sydney Hawkes, Cara Squires; Stage 2, A R Smith, Francis Clark.

Rosemount in 2011
'Rosemount' in 2011
by kind permission of the owner
The Rushden Argus, of 3rd August 1928, tells us that Mr Sidney Hawkes, of Church-street, had successfully passed the intermediate examination of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (London).’ He was then taken into business by his uncle, Fred Hawkes, as manager of the works .

In 1931 Sidney was one of the founder members of the Rushden and District Query Motor Club.

On the 17th April 1933, Sidney, aged 24, an engineer, of 3 Jones Cottages, Victoria Road, son of Ernest, a shopkeeper, and Edith Susan Coleman, 23, a draper's assistant, of 91 High Street South, daughter of Arthur, a fish merchant, were married, at Park Road Baptist Church.

In 1941 he was commissioned as Adjutant of the Rushden A.T.C. Squadron. He gave an address to the Rushden Rotary Club "How the R.A.F. fosters the A.T.C."

In 1949, as a principal of the Rushden engineering firm of Messrs Fred Hawkes Ltd, Sidney completed a round-the-world business tour in nine weeks.

He was President of the Rotary Club in 1950.

Sidney and Edith lived at Rosemount, in Irchester Road. Their son, Roy S. Hawkes was awarded a BSc with second class honours in electronics at London University, in 1964.

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