Rushden, Northamptonshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Rushden, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Rushden

Historic Maps of Rushden and the local area.

I started at Kettering Tyres, Wellingborough, in 1979 after leaving school. I loved that job, worked with Peter. They had an old petrol pump outside where the bosses used to fill their Jags, as head office was over the road was taken over by tsGB not the same.

I joined Kettering Tyres in Newton Road in the late sixties, as assistant to the late Cedric "Tiny" Guilford - "Tiny" was a larger than life character in every way - twenty-odd stone and with a personality to match. The Socialist Minister for Transport , Barbara Castle, had just introduced a new law requiring tyres to have a minimum depth of tread - our problem then was not selling tyres but being able to get ...see more