In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
November 11, 1916
Children’s Court: A boy from Houston Road, Brownsover, was summoned for discharging stones from a catapult to the injury of a person at Clifton-on-Dunsmore. PC Chatwin said the boy gave him about 40 different names and addresses and he had to bring him to the police station to get his correct details. He was riding on a trolley at the time and had used the catapult because some boy had called him ‘ginger’. He pleaded guilty and was discharged and cautioned.
November 11, 1966
Oh dear! What can the matter be? Twenty-five women at Smith Industries Ltd Rugby are up in arms at a notice in their department restricting visits to the toilet in working hours to two a day. The restriction was made after metallising department superintendent Mr R Cave noticed machine operators visiting the toilets eight or nine times a day. Mr Cave believed he had found the reason for a slump in production and an increase in the scrap rate.
November 7, 1991
New hope emerged this week in the bid to bring an all-weather athletics track to Rugby. Recreation chiefs are hoping the borough will set aside a six-figure sum to fund the facility near the Ken Marriott Leisure Centre. Councillors have now backed recreation chairman Graham Hedges in his campaign to win £650,000 of cash from borough leaders. “It is my commitment to have an all-weather running track in Rugby,” he said.