From the Advertiser archives - October 23 edition

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October 24 1914

The recruits who have joined the Reserve Battalion of the 7th Warwickshire (Territorial) and are now in training at Coventry, seem to be in clover as far as food is concerned. We have had an opportunity of seeing the scale of rations for the current week and the menu is certainly a very liberal one for breakfast, roast dinner, tea and also bread and jam each evening, so that on the score of personal comfort there is every inducement for young men to enrol themselves in the battalion, apart from all patriotic reasons.

October 23, 1964

Work on the new nine-storey £508,000 Rugby Portland Cement Company’s offices at the corner of Corporation Street and Newbold Road may have to be held up because of a shortage of bricks.

Mr R Lodder, site manager for Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons, the contractors, said they had already suffered from minor delays but had managed to keep to schedule. “But I have heard of delays of up to six months in supplying bricks,” he said. “The position is quite serious. It all depends on the priority allocations that the new government gives.”

October 19, 1989

The centre of Rugby is right on course for a complete new look - and work should begin early next year. Years of talk about the transformation of the rundown Chapel Street area have come to an end. Now councillors are hell bent on action. On Tuesday they gave their seal of approval to the latest scheme to develop the area with a brand new shopping centre, car park and office block. Conservative council leader Gordon Collett pointed out that work on the town’s new library was due to start the year after next and he hoped both schemes could be finished at the same time.