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May 2, 1914
Albert Dodd, 11 Bennett Street, who appeared in the dock with his face badly cut and bruised, was charged with being drunk in charge of two horses and a timber carriage. He pleaded guilty. PC Riddle said that at 5.15pm the previous day he was in Wood Street and saw the prisoner seemed to be dozing and at the corner of Kimberley Road he narrowly missed an accident. Witness requested the prisoner to get down and found he was very drunk. He must have fallen off before his arrest and so came by his injuries. He was fined 10s, including costs, and allowed a week to pay.
May 1, 1964
Schoolchildren in Rugby who petitioned the local authority to provide a roller skating rink may be able to use a school playground and there might be a rink in the sports centre to be made in Hillmorton Road. Tuesday’s meeting of the Borough Council emphatically rejected an amendment that the construction of the skating rink should be given first priority, Whether there will soon be a place to skate now depends on the Divisional Education Executive to whom the corporation passed the request.
April 27, 1989
First night nerves fail to hinder actress Kathryn Evans because she knows that once you have played Evita in the West End, there is no going back. From her home in Bilton this week she talked about her role as Irene Molloy in the hit musical ‘Hello Dolly’ which opens at the Birmingham Hippodrome this week. Her husband, Blue Peter star Peter Purves, said: “I know she will do well,” he said. The couple moved from London to Rugby nearly two years ago. “It is a convenient place and so central.”