In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
March 14 , 1914
The monthly meeting of the Public Library Committee was held at the Wood Institute on Monday. The Librarian (Mr Kenning) reported that during February there were issued 64 new borrowers’ cards, 61 school children’s tickets and 13 student tickets. 5,320 books had been issued, averaging 221.6 per day, against 211 last year and 213 in 1912. 141 readers made use of the reference library. The museum had opened 12 times during February, and the visitors counted numbered 195 males and 100 females.
March 13, 1964
Speaking at the golden jubilee dinner of the Caldecott Park Bowling Club, held at the Craven Arms, Southam, Albert Williams president made a plea for the revival of an old custom. He told the 70 members and friends present that before the war the winners of a national championship received a gold medal and their club received a silver cup. Responding to the toast of the club proposed by Harry Reynolds, Jack Thompson, junior vice-president paid tribute to Reg Berry and Albert Williams who had served the club for 29 years and 38 years respectively.
March 9, 1989
The countdown is underway for the new Christ Church in Brownsover. The diggers will move in May and services are expected to begin in 12 months time. But the public’s help is needed to help reach the £300,000 cost of construction and materials. Worshippers currently use the community centre, with the congregation numbering up to 40 for Sunday services. The new church will be able to hold 200 for regular services with facilities to cope with 350 at special times like Christmas.