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Messrs. Howes and George

Rushden Echo, 22nd June 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

A New Firm of boot manufacturers, under the style of Messrs. Howes and George, says the “Leather News,” are starting in the premises recently vacated by Mr. Horace Wright, and they will produce boys’ and youths’ footwear. Mr. George has been with the C.W.S. and Mr. Howes with the Advance Boot Co.

Josiah George born at Irchester in 1874 and he was living in Pightles terrace, his wife Sarah J was 24, and their baby son Cecil M was just one month when the 1901 census was recorded.

Mr Josiah George
The album cover
Mr Josiah George at his desk - a 1924 calendar on the wall
Closing room
Clicking department
Lasting department
Finishing & packing department

Rushden Echo, 25th July 1924, transcribed by Kay Collins

Factory Outing—The principals and employees of the firm Messrs. Howes and George Ltd., boot manufacturers, Victoria-road, had their annual outing on Saturday. A party of about 60 met at St Mary’s Church at 8a.m. and set out in two charabancs—supplied by Mr Scroxton, of Rushden—for Oxford, the outward journey being via Olney. The company arrived at their destination at noon. Lunch was served, and the party broke up into groups to do sightseeing. The return journey, via Northampton, ws begun at six o’clock, home being reached about midnight after a very enjoyable day. Mr F Howes was the able secretary for the outing.

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