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February 28, 1914
A reception more generous and enthusiastic than that extended to Commander Evans by members of Rugby School in the Speech Room on Tuesday night would be difficult to imagine. When the renowned explorer, the companion of Captain Scott on his fateful journey to the South Pole, entered the crowded room with the Headmaster he was greeted by plaudits loud and prolonged. With numerous lantern slides he related some of the experiences which befell him and others in their hazardous expedition.
February 28, 1964
For the first time in the history of Newbold-on-Avon with Long Lawford parishes, the churches are to have sideswomen to fill the gaps left by the dwindling numbers of sidesmen. At the annual meeting of the Church Council in the Church Hall, Newbold, on Wednesday night, Rev AR Rankine said many vacancies had been left open recently. He added that women were found to be much more reliable. He said that the appointment of sideswomen was practised in a few churches in the country.
February 23, 1989
A pilot scheme for Rugby’s first purpose-built community school moved a step nearer realisation this week. Extra resources and details of staffing for the Brownsover first school project have been approved by county education chiefs. The £2million proposal is currently before Rugby planners. If the go-ahead is given building work should start in the spring and the opening is scheduled for September next year. It will serve a new estate in Brownsover, easing pressure on Boughton Leigh School.