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November 15, 1913
Local football enthusiasts will hear with regret of the death of Albert Goode, a promising young Rugby footballer, which took place at Harborough Magna Isolation Hospital from enteric fever last week. The deceased boy, who was only 14 years of age, was a sturdy youngster and gave great promise of developing into a capable footballer. Last season he was the captain of St Matthew’s School XV and in March played for England against Wales at Leicester, in which he distinguished himself.
November 15, 1963
Since April 1945, 3,121 privately owned houses and 1,928 council houses have been built in Rugby, according to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government returns for September. With only 191 houses demolished or closed in the same period, the statistics show the rapidity with which the town is expanding. A further 423 houses are being built, 307 privately and 116 by Rugby Borough Council. Similarly in the rural district of Rugby 2,366 new houses have been built and 348 more are under construction.
November 10, 1988
To sing in front of the Queen must be the dream of every chorister and this Saturday the dream is to come true for seven members of St Andrew’s Parish Church Choir. The seven have been asked to take part in the annual British Legion Festival of Remembrance, which will be watched by the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall. Pictured were Stephen Robinson, Andrew Davey, Nigel Bullock, Josh and William Mulraney, Scott Fisher and Daniel Pratt. “It is a great honour to be asked,” said director of music Arnold Pugh.