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October 4, 1913
Three weeks into the Moulders and coremakers’ strike there is no likelihood of an early settlement. Local firms are getting a few men from other places and the pickets are still doing their best to intercept them. Strike leaders obtained information that a number of moulders were brought from the Nottingham district by motor-car on Tuesday. About 40 men met it at the Gibbet and seeing them the driver turned into the Watling Street and we understand the workmen were successfully picketed.
October 4, 1963
Rugby Seals Swimming Club are making a determined effort to induce Rugby Borough Council to give priority in their development scheme to a new indoor swimming baths. From a meeting of members this week went out an appeal for support from all schools in the borough to all school associations and to youth organisations. More than 5,000 stickers will make their appearance this weekend in shops, houses and cars , appealing for support with the words : ‘Rugby needs a public swimming baths.’
September 29, 1988
The decanting of Overslade tenants has now begun as the borough council launches its most important housing programme for Rugby this decade. And MP Jim Pawsey has spent time this week on the estate with Conservative councillor Edward Binns assessing people’s reaction to the scheme.
After canvassing opinion and seeing for himself the condition many of the tenants in unmodernised homes are facing, Mr Pawsey is fully behind the council and its dream for a future Overslade.