In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
November 7, 1914
At a committee meeting oft he Rugby and District Boot Traders’ Association, a letter was read from the Rugby branch of the Red Cross Society, pointing out how much was being done gratuitously for the 44 wounded Belgian soldiers in the Hospital in Horton Crescent and enquiring if the Association would undertake to do what boot repairing might be required for the men. It was agreed to do the work without charge, Mr F Reeve, the secretary undertaking to collect the repairs and share them out.
November 6, 1964
Wanted: Official recognition by a group who want to help stop hooliganism.
This plea to Rugby Borough Council comes from the newly formed residents’ association in the Rounds Gardens flats. The roof-doors of the three blocks are now locked between 6.30pm and 8am on the instruction of Mr J Hazell, the council’s housing manager. The closure follows an incident in which fireworks were thrown from the top of an 11-storey block. This is not an isolated disturbance for residents who, at a meeting on a nearly car park, elected a committee of 12.
November 2, 1989
Plans to introduce ‘spy cameras’ in Rugby are running into trouble. Proposals from the Chamber of Commerce to site cameras in High Street and Sheep Street, part of the conservation area, will need planning permission. And council leader Cllr Gordon Collett has said it is unlikely the council will have anything to do with the scheme which he considers an infringement of civil liberties. “I believe in personal liberty and it seems to me that even Russia and the Eastern bloc are doing away with this sort of thing,” he said. “We should soon be living in a ‘1984’ type world.”