From the Advertiser archives - September 11 edition

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September 12, 1914

Dear Sir, in your issue of the 5th you state that during the past week the Government have provided refreshments for intending recruits. This is not correct. The attention of the Chairman of the Council was called to the fact that the recruits had to wait a long time before their departure without any refreshment. So with the liberal help of several friends the present arrangement was organised. It is purely a local voluntary effort and all the lady helpers are relatives or friends of the Council. Yours faithfully, Arthur Morson, Clerk of the Urban District Council.

September 11, 1964

Between 2,000 and 3,000 ‘first time’ voters may hold the key when Rugby goes to the polls in the October General Election.

Some of them have had the opportunity of voting in municipal elections, but there is a hard core of 611, who have become 21 between last October and June 16th this year, who will be voting for the first time.

The Conservative party has a slim 47- majority over Labour in the 1959 General Election so it is obvious the 611 first timers are a vital factor in deciding which way the decision will go.

September 7, 1989

Oh no it’s Selwyn Froggitt - or rather Bill Maynard at Withybrook fete on Saturday. The comedy actor was appearing on his first public engagement with his fiancee Tonia Bern, widow of speed ace Donald Campbell. Bill and Tonia were married on Monday. Bill, from Sapcote,Leicestershire, gave his support to Withybrook’s money raising efforts to restore the village hall. “Every penny you contribute this afternoon goes towards the £20,000 target, so do try and spend as much as you can,” he urged villagers.