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October 14, 1916
Bilton Parish Council: The Chairman reminded the council that next year was the 200th anniversary of Addison’s residence at Bilton and he thought some steps should be taken to commemorate this fact. They certainly had an Addison’s Road at New Bilton and an Addison’s Terrace in the Bilton Ward, but nothing else. He had spoken to Dr David who was a member of the Addison Society at Oxford and he was quite willing to lend all the assistance in his power.
October 14, 1966
Rugby is to have a trial run with the new traffic wardens’ scheme for at least a fortnight in mid-December. Supt CR Jones, head of Rugby police, told an Advertiser reporter they would be available to help with the Christmas rush period and it will give the public a good opportunity to get used to the new arrangement. He emphasised the wardens would not be armed with parking tickets until the scheme actually became law on January 1st. Four applications have been received so far for the eight vacancies.
October 10, 1991
The message from Rugby School headmaster Michael Mavor to kick off the Rugby World Cup was finally revealed this week. Prince Edward read out the message at Twickenham, just before the opening match - weeks after thousands of people saw Mr Mavor place the message into the special relay ball at the launch ceremony in July. In the last few months the ball has travelled about 6,000 miles, visiting venues where games are being played. The relay also visited the grave of rugby founder William Webb Ellis in Menton, France.