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October 21, 1916
Rugby Urban District Council: A letter was read from Mr Ralph on behalf of the BTH Company, drawing attention to the tendency of parties, such as whist drives and dances, etc to be continued till one or two o’clock in the morning. In the present crisis this was much too late to allow the workers to get reasonable rest before resuming work. He suggested that 12 o’clock midnight was quite late enough. The chairman said this action was outside the sphere of action of the council.
October 21, 1966
The Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr Michael Ramsey), speaking in Rugby Parish Church on Friday, asked for a closer link between theology and industry. Dr Ramsey was in Rugby to commission the new principal of the William Temple College, 45-year-old Rev Leonard Tyler, former Archdeacon of Rochdale. The Archbishop is the college visitor. Dr Ramsey said in his sermon that Archbishop William Temple, whose birthday was on Saturday, helped people to believe, understand, care, love and serve. The college was a true monument to him.
October 17, 1991
A little African girl is coming to Britain to have her face rebuilt - thanks to teacher Colin Humphreys. Mr Humphreys, a member of staff at Rugby’s Lawrence Sheriff School, first met Sheilaac Ncube when he was visiting his son in Zimbabwe. The little four-year-old was born without bone structure in one side of her jaw and can only eat through a straw. Now, with the setting up of a special trust fund, Sheilaac can look forward to a brighter future.