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November 21, 1914
The Rugby Town (Association) Football Club wrote asking permission to place a football poster on the cab-stand in Market Place and offering to pay a small fee for the season. Mr Barnsdale moved that permission be not granted. He did not see that they, as an authority in the town, should support a system by which young men who ought to be doing their duty in defending their country, were encouraged to shirk that duty by being enabled to watch football matches. Mr Linnell said they had made other people take advertising boards down several times.
November 20, 1964
More than 120 residents of Long Lawford and Little Lawford unanimously opposed Rugby Borough Council’s proposal to include the two villages in the borough as part of the new boundary scheme, at a special meeting in the new primary school on Monday. Parish councillor Mr W Thomas, who said “It seems to me that the game is mostly Rugby’s”, read the borough’s report of the scheme in which were mentioned various advantages of a closer link. Parish Cllr Alf Greenwood, described the reasons as “silly”.
November 16, 1989
Whitehall has ordered a Rugby firm of solicitors to repaint its window frames at the end of the long-running legal wrangle. A Government inspector has ruled Bretherton Turpin and Pell should not have painted its office window frames black. He said the solicitors have six months to repaint them white. The ruling follows a public inquiry in September over the issue. Officers said the new colour was not in keeping with the Georgian character of the listed building in Church Street, Rugby.