Retro: Rushden then and now

High Street, Rushden, 1982 or 1983
High Street, Rushden, 1982 or 1983

What a difference a few decades makes!

These pictures, unearthed by former Telegraph chief photographer Glyn Dobbs, show Rushden High Street and College Street in the early 1980s, and also how they look now.

The former Eaton shoe factory has made way for Wilkinsons and the Post Office, while in High Street the only establishment which seems not to have closed down or relocated over the years is Natwest Bank.

If you have any old pictures of the town where you live, you can email them to us and we’ll put them on the website.