In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
May 23, 1914
Instruction and enjoyment were pleasantly blended in combined operation by local territorials that took place in the vicinity of Dunchurch on Saturday evening. The object was to ensure co-operation and consistent movement between the different arms in the locality, both in defence and attack, and there can be no doubt from this point of view the practice was most useful. It is at least ten years since similar operations took place. Captain Cecil Nickalls of the Howitzers was the promoter with hearty co-operation by Capt Claude Seabroke of ‘E’ Company.
May 22, 1964
Rugby Theatre Society have been granted a five-year lease of the theatre premises in Henry Street by the owner, Mrs G Morris. The 21-year current lease ends in September. The rent and rates for that five years will be paid in the form of a grant to the Society by Rugby Corporation. The good news was revealed to members at the Society’s annual meeting held last Thursday. The meeting accepted an increased membership subscription to 7s 6d and reported that accounts showed a working deficit of £8 17s 7d.
May 18, 1989
Rugby’s new multi-storey and ‘driver friendly’ car park will cost around £3million. It will double the parking spaces on the eastern side of town, with room for nearly 700 vehicles. It will provide spaces on split levels and will retain some of the surface area between James Street and the market. And developers Christiani and Nielsen plan to start work on site in the autumn to be finished within a year. The scheme was one of several considered by the borough council at Tuesday’s special meeting.