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Rushden - People & Families

Amy Savage
William Sparkes - footman at Rushden House
Granny Hensman 100th birthday

The names of people and families appearing below are not intended to be part of an exclusive list. This page exists to record the stories of all Rushden people and families whose lives and experiences deserve to be shared with a wide audience. As well as the personal details, the stories also capture parts of the town's history, and reflect the age in which these people lived.

If the stories are not set down, they will only live on in the memory of friends and relatives and will ultimately be lost. We can only feature those on whom we have details, so please help us to preserve the precious memories. If you have friends and family who you feel could be included, please get in touch with us.

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People by Surnames

Birthdays Emigrants
Index of Birthday Celebrations Emigration - mainpage
GI Brides' Parents' Association
Families Brides of U.S. & Canadian Soldiers
Index of Families 'Russians' meet in Australia 1947
'Rushdenites' meet - Bermuda 1928

Celebrations - Wedding & Anniversary Groups
Index of Wedding Reports
Rushden Men in Canada 1912
Index of Gold & Diamond Weddings Rushden Veterans 1906
Christmas Weddings
Wedding Gift Lists House & Home & Fashion

Silk Stocking Secrets
Obituaries, Inquests, etc. Gas Cooker Exhibition 1898
Index of Obituaries
Home Hints 1930
Inquests Index (N'pton Mercury reports) House Transformed 1959
Deceased's Creditors & Debtors
Local Authors
Memories Writers and Poets
see History section - Life in Rushden
Snippets from the Newspapers
Autograph Collection? "Peeps" Into Other Days (photos)
“Ole Tom” has the Electric Light Treats for the Poor

Unidentified Photographs - Help needed!
INDEX Gallery

Even if you don't feel that the story of your family has much significance, or not enough to be featured here, but you have memories of Rushden as it was in the last century, please consider setting them down for us, or recording an interview. Maybe you can tell us the things you remember most about the town: the factories, the shops, the fairs, schools, sports, pubs and clubs, travelling by bus and train - to name but a few. To read what others have already contributed, look also at the memories in the History, Education and Shoe Trade sections.

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