In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
August 22 , 1914
The machinery for relieving any distress that may arise in Rugby in consequence of the war has already been provided and at a well-attended meeting in the council chamber at the Benn Buildings on Monday of the body that has the arrangements in hand, committees for finance, employment, relief and registration were appointed. Offers of help were received from the Society of Friends, Engineering Trades Federation, Railway Clerks’ Association and the Rugby Women’s Suffrage Society.
August 21, 1964
Wages of about 3,500 hourly-rated workers at the Rugby factory of AEI are to be substantially increased in a move to expand the firm’s labour force, members of the joint production consultative and advisory committee were told on Tuesday. Married men joining the company will receive generous subsistence allowances if they have to maintain their original homes while finding new ones in Rugby. To encourage people who live in surrounding villages, the company are planning to subsidise travel for both present and new employees, irrespective of method of travel.
August 17, 1989
Campaigners have secured the future of an ancient and curious custom threatened by the closure of a local pub. It was feared that the centuries-old Wroth Silver ceremony would die out after its breakfast venue, the Dun Cow at Stretton-on-Dunsmore shut suddenly. But now the celebration of the tithe collection has been moved to the Dilke Arms at Ryton on Dunsmore. “I’m delighted to have Wroth Silver in our village said Ryton borough councillor Eric Smith. “I’ve always been a tiny bit jealous that it wasn’t in Ryton as the ceremony at Knightlow Hill is in our parish.”