In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
May 6, 1916
On Saturday a football match between Coventry Ordnance Works and an eleven chosen from Rugby and district was played on Willans and Robinson’s Athletic Ground in aid of the Rugby Prisoners of War Fund. The afternoon was an ideal one and there was upwards of 1,000 present. The Ordnance team was a strong one and included several players well known in the footer world. It was the most brilliant display witnessed in Rugby for some years.
May 6, 1966
For the third year in succession, audiences at Rugby Theatre Society’s productions have risen, reported general manager Mr Robert Mills at Wednesday’s annual meeting. Last year audiences rose by five per cent, the year before by 1.5 per cent. This year, said Mr Mills the increase was about seven per cent. About 3,200 more people came to the productions. Musical shows accounted for most of the increase, as there had been a slight fall in the number attending plays.
May 2, 1991
Some Rugby people could be paying £305 for two people living in a modest house for their local government services under a Tory plan announced this week. But if the house is worth more than £160,000, the new rates bill would be £752. The top band will not be more than two-and-a-half times the lowest band. The idea that everyone should pay has been dropped and there is no extra charge for more than two people living in the same house.