The Rushden Museum opens on Saturday 5 May 2018 at 2 p.m.  Our exhibition for this year is WWI – 1918 and The Co-op in Rushden.

For WWI we will be displaying all the 420 plus Rushden men who made the ultimate sacrifice, with medal rolls, extracts from the War Diaries, and other photographs to enhance the display. We will also have a collection of items relating to Bernard Vann VC, and Walter Tull.

Private 20830 Fred Brudenall

Dead Man’s Penny

19 September 1918

Northamptonshire Regiment – 6th Battalion

5 a.m. The Battalion approached MAY COPSE from two directions and occupied it without resistance. Our whole line here then advanced.  Our whole line MAY COPSE corner ENFER WOOD to Ridge Reserve Trench at F.15.b.6.8 still maintaining touch with 11/R Fusiliers on left.

11 a.m. 53rd Brigade passed through us.  Their barrage was supposed to be on East edge of ENFER WOOD but it fell on N edge and we had 3 casualties.

Private Fred Brudenall 20830 died on this day.

For the Co-op we will be displaying our collection of photographs of the many Co-op shops round the town, with an assortment of artefact’s from our store of items which would have been sold in the various Co-op shops.

High Street

Higham Road

Hove Road

As usual, Osborne’s Sports and Toys have done us proud with their display of shop related toys and advertising material.

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