From the Advertiser archives - October 8 edition

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October 9, 1915

We regret to announce the death of St Thomas Bucknill, better known as Mr Justice Bucknill, which took place on Monday in his 71st year after a long period of bad health. He may be classed with the judges who held their own, not in virtue of any acquired learning but by the indefinable quality of common sense. He was the second son of the famous lunacy doctor Sir JC Bucknill and his mother was the daughter of Mr Thomas Townsend of Hillmorton Hall.

October 8, 1965

A letter has been written to the Duke of Edinburgh, president of the National Playing Fields Association, protesting against Rugby Borough Council’s decision to allow development on the Newbold children’s playground. This was revealed to the Advertiser this week by Mr Jim Hill or Almond Grove, Newbold, who is also writing to the Minister of Housing and Local Government and the Warwickshire County Council. Mr Hill has petitioned residents in Newbold and has collected about 150 signatures.

October 4, 1990

Rugby people do want a cinema - a survey by the Rugby Advertiser has found. By far the most popular choice to improve the town is to bring back a picture house, with more than half the people who responded to our questionnaire in favour of the project. Other popular choices included a better market, improved postal services with Rugby controlling its own mail, an upmarket department store and better publicised public transport.