From the Advertiser archives - October 27 edition

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October 28, 1916

At the meeting of the Rugby Urban District Council on Tuesday evening, it was decided in consequence of the continued increase in the cost of living, and a petition asking for an advance in wages, from the general labourers and road sweepers, that the salaries of all the employees of the council should be reviewed by the General Purposes committee with a view to meeting the hardships imposed by the heavy cost of the necessities of life.

October 28, 1966

Motor-cyclists and scooters are exposed to a greater risk than any other road users. With this in mind, Mr Len Blackmore, leader of the Bradby Boys’ Club, is in the process of arranging with the local police for a series of courses in motor-cycle technique and road safety for club members. Commenting on the high incident of accidents, chairman of the Rugby Bench Col HJ Harris said in court last week these boys on motor-cycles and mopeds do not look to see what is coming. It is no wonder to me that we have had any number of accidents.

October 27, 1991

Postmaster Morris Withers know a first-class replacement was waiting when he retired - his daughter. Mr Withers of St Mark’s Avenue, Rugby took over the family business in 1953 and became sub-postmaster in 1961. The family has now been involved with the Bilton store for over 60 years. Taking over as sub-postmistress is daughter Diane Rushall, who started work there nearly 20 years ago. Mr Withers’ mother Gertrude started the business in 1928 as a wool shop and took in the post office from 1936.