In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
November 13, 1915
An interesting meeting under the auspices of the Rugby Women’s Co-operative Guild was held in the Queen Street Hall on Monday, when president Mrs Keene gave an address on ‘The Woman Shopper’. She wished to call attention to the power of the woman shopper because they decided what should be kept in the shops. She asked women shoppers to be tolerant, under existing conditions when there was a shortage of labour and difficulty in the delivery of goods.
November 12, 1965
Parents of 350 Bloxam Primary School children are worried about the present arrangements for their children crossing Bilton Road and are suggesting the construction of either a subway or a footbridge. Mrs JH Gibson, a former children’s crossing warden, describes the section of road as a ‘death trap’ and says the traffic situation is ‘worse than that experienced on the M1.’ The speed limit was totally disregarded. It follows an accident with a car on Monday at the crossing involving a nine-year-old boy.
November 8, 1990
Brainstorming questions, infuriating answers and lots of laughs went to make the third Rugby Advertiser charity quiz a raving success. The Benn Hall was packed when question master, TV personality Peter Purves kept the annual event going with questions on a range of subjects. More than £1,000 was raised on the night towards a hostel for homeless youngsters in Rugby and this is expected to double when sponsorship is collected.