In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
July 11, 1914
Rugby Cattle Market: There was a very fair supply of fat cattle pitched last Monday. Buyers were in evidence, but only a moderate trade was passing, the best cattle only being sold with any freedom, whilst secondary quality and cows were not in request and several lots remained on hand. Stock in the market included 494 beats, 1969 sheep, 82 calves, 112 pigs, 1 horse. The usual supply of poultry was offered, per couple, cockerels 5s, young fowls 5s, hens 3s 6d, ducks 6s, chickens 4s 6d.
July 10, 1964
Baroness Summerskill, P.C, who officially opened Rugby’s housing ‘showpiece’ - the Oliver Street flats - yesterday, met several of the tenants when she toured the site. The Baroness expressed keen interest in their ‘homes from the factory’. Joint developers of the project are Messrs C Bryant & Son and Messrs Concrete Ltd. There are three 11-storey blocks - and four blocks of two-storey flats - a total of 221 dwellings. The total cost is £667, 091. An all-British system there are 21 parts which are assembled on the site.
July 6, 1989
Rugby council services ground to a halt on Tuesday as local government officers walked out in a one-day strike. The Ken Marriott Leisure Centre was closed for the day and Rugby Town Hall severely hit as almost all NALGO members joined the national day of action. Members are protesting at the seven per cent pay offer by employers which they say is really a cut with inflation at over eight per cent. Rugby library operated with only a skeleton staff and local housing and social services were disrupted.