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July 26, 1913
At the Rugby Football Club annual meeting the financial statement discloses a deficiency of £30 7s 4d mainly accounted for by the decrease in gate receipts. A recommendation that the 2nd XV be discontinued as a trial to curtail expenditure by £15 to £20 was considered by not taken up. The president Dr Relton said he wanted to the town to possess a really good Rugby Union Football club, which should be represented by the best players available, who would do credit not only to themselves but to the town.
July 26, 1963
Warwickshire County Council on Wednesday sanctioned a start being made this year on Rugby’s £90,250 fire station to be built in Corporation Street. The County Fire Brigade committee were given permission to accept tenders for the work, which had already been approved by the Home Office. The council’s approval was also given for the building of a new fire station at Fenny Compton at an estimated cost of £7,350, another project which is included in the 1963-64 capital building programme.
July 21, 1988
The congregation in Brownsover is adapting to new challenges and thriving - despite having no church in which to worship. Until the new Christ Church is built next year, parishioners attend services in the community centre and local old people’s home, and are steadily growing. It is partly due to the drive and enthusiasm of the Rev Peter Wilson, who moved to Brownsover’s vicarage two months ago. Christ Church was the name bestowed upon the congregation on Sunday by the Bishop of Coventry.