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Crick & Patenall

In about 1890 Nathaniel Crick and William Patenall went into partnership.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 8th February 1901

Singular Accident — On Wednesday of Messrs. Crick and Patenall's factory in North-street a man named George Sanders went attend to the gas engine which had stopped. On his approaching the engine the asbestos burst and a quantity of the stuff went into his eyes. He was removed to Dr. Owen's surgery where the injuries were attended to.

This picture came to us in 2023 - it is captioned:
1910-12 Foreman Abbott, Finishing Dept., bearded Mr Seamarks (2nd from left seated)
Another caption found: Emigrating to New Zealand in 1910, Mr Hodgkins back row, 3rd from left, with his fellow workmates of the finishing room. Wearing a cap is foreman Abbott,
Henry Seamarks on his left. Back row right is Charles Pickering.

Rushden Echo, 4th February 1910, transcribed by Kay Collins

Presentation to Mr and Mrs Crick
Mr and Mrs Chas G Crick, of the firm Messrs Crick and Patenall, boot manufacturers, are leaving Rushden for Surrey, where they are opening a retail boot business. At the meeting of the Independent Wesleyan Adult Bible Class on Friday afternoon, Mr John Willmott presiding, Mr and Mrs Crick were presented with a silver cream jug and sugar basin. Mr Crick was for some years the secretary of the class, and he and Mrs Crick have been active members for a considerable time. Mr Willmott, in making the presentation on behalf of the members, spoke very kindly of the efforts of Mr and Mrs Crick to promote the interests of the class. Mr W Dear and Mr George Smith also paid a warm tribute to the recipients, expressing regret that they were leaving Rushden and wishing them happiness and prosperity in their future career. At a meeting of the Rushden Temperance Society on Friday night last a resolution was passed, acknowledging Mr Crick's valuable services to the cause of temperance.

Rushden Echo, 11th March 1910, transcribed by Kay Collins

A Portrait of the late Mr Nathan Crick, one of Rushden’s temperance pioneers, has been presented to the Rushden branch of the B.W.T.A., to take its place on the walls of the B.W.T.A. Hall with the photographs of other teetotal worthies. The formal presentation took place on Saturday. Mr W Clarke, on behalf of the family of the late Mr and Mrs N Crick, asked the branch to accept the photograph. Mrs Jaques, on behalf of the association, accepted the gift with thanks, and Mr T W C Linnitt and Mr J Claridge, J.P., C.C., spoke of the character and work of the late Mr Crick.

Rushden Echo, 11th March 1910, transcribed by Kay Collins

Presentations to Mr C G Crick – A Rushden Temperance Worker
An illuminated address has been presented by the Independent Wesleyan Band of Hope, Rushden, to Mr Charles G Crick, now of Cranleigh, Surrey, and formerly of Rushden.

The address, which has been handsomely framed by Mr S Powell, of Rushden, in a beautiful stained oak and gold frame, enriched with ornamentations, is in the following terms:-

Mr C G Crick, Hon. Secretary of the Independent Wesleyan Band of Hope, Rushden.

Dear Sir,—It is with deep regret that the members and officers of the above-named Band of Hope are about to lose your valuable services. We wish to assure you that you are held in very great respect for your high personal character and ability as our secretary, as well as for the consecrated earnestness and untiring devotion during the past 23 years.

During these 23 years you have never once been absent from the Band of Hope meetings—truly a remarkable record.

In addition to the many claims upon you, you have shown a marked interest in the spiritual welfare of our Church. You will be greatly missed by every member of our society. We all sincerely thank you for your services and beg your acceptance of this address as a small token of our united gratitude.

We pray for a rich measure of Divine Blessing on your future life and that the experience you have in Band of Hope work may prove a great blessing to the town in which you are about to take up your abode. May the memory of our association be to you a continual comfort and joy.

On behalf of the Band of Hope and its members.

We are, dear sir,
Charles Geo. Cunnington
John Thos. Mackness
Herbert Cox
James Jaques
Reginald Denton
(Miss) May Haseldine

The Band of Hope have also had a solid silver plate attached to a clock which they presented to Mr Crick on the occasion of his marriage 15 years ago, with the following inscription beautifully engraved on it:-

“Presented to Mr C G Crick by the Senior Members of the Rushden Independent Wesleyan Band of Hope on the occasion of his marriage, as a recognition of 8 years’ services as hon. secretary. August 2nd, 1894.”

The plate was supplied by Mr G A McLeod, of Rushden.

Rushden Echo, 2nd September 1910, transcribed by Peter Brown

The Employees of Messrs Crick and Patenall had their annual shop outing on Saturday last, Yarmouth being the place chosen. The party, numbering about 80, left Rushden by the Midland Excursion at 4.5am, arriving at Yarmouth about 10 o’clock, after a very pleasant journey. After reaching Yarmouth the party soon made for the beach and promenade, which is a very fine one. The morning was rather windy, but after dinner it was quite calm. The different places of amusement were visited in the afternoon, and an adjournment was made to Messrs Goode’s Hotel to partake of tea, kindly given by the firm, and served up in splendid style. After tea, a short toast list followed, under the chairmanship of Mr G Sanders who made a few appropriate remarks about the outing. Mr Fletcher moved a vote of thanks to Mr Patenall, who was sitting at the head of the table, for his generosity in placing such a splendid spread at their disposal, which all had appreciated. Mr Jolley seconded in a few well chosen remarks, and it was carried unanimously. Mr Patenall, thanking them, said it gave him great pleasure to be with them that day, and what he had done he hoped he should be able to do again on some future occasion. Mr W Hinde then presented Miss B Patenall, on behalf of the employees, with a silver buckle and two toilet trinkets for the way in which she worked to make the outing a success. Miss Patenall thanked them and said it gave her great pleasure to do what she could for them, and hoped they had all enjoyed themselves. Should her services be required again she would be very pleased to do what she could for them. The party then dispersed to see the sights of Yarmouth. The homeward journey commenced just before nine, arriving home about 2.30am, after a very pleasant journey, all having thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Rushden Argus, 30th October, 1914

Wanted, a good Man on the Press. A permanency.—Crick and Patenall, North-street, Rushden.

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