From the Advertiser archives - March 23, 2017 edition

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March 24, 1917

It is thought that the time has arrived for the creation of a Rugby War Memorial Fund, having for its objects (1) the erection of a permanent memorial of all Rugbeians who have fallen in the War and (2) provision for enabling the sons of Rugbeians who have fallen or been incapacitated to be educated at Rugby. It is proposed that the bulk of the fund be devoted to the second object. It is hoped that at least £50,000 will be contributed. A meeting for the consideration of the scheme will be held in London shortly.

March 24, 1967

J Parnell & Son Ltd of Oliver Street, established in Rugby as building contractors for over 150 years, announce that they have entered into an association with Miller Bros & Buckley Ltd of Hayes, Middlesex, who are building and civil engineering contractors operating throughout the United Kingdom and executing works of considerable magnitude. They have operated in Rugby for many years, carrying out works for such clients as English Electric, the Rugby Joint Water Board and Rugby School Authorities.

March 19, 1992

VS Rugby manager Jimmy Knox continued the celebrations for his tenth year in charge with a successful testimonial dinner on Thursday. The 230 diners at the Benn Hall were entertained by two speakers - former Manchester United star and England international Nobby Stiles and Paul Fletcher, an ex-Burnley player and now chief executive of Huddersfield Town. Jimmy’s brother Archie Knox, who is assistant manager at Rangers, was another soccer celebrity at the evening, which raised more than £2,000.