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September 23, 1916
Shopkeepers and other engaged in retail trade who dissent from the resolution by the Chamber of Trade last week, in regard to the deferred holiday lost no time in getting a meeting convened by the Urban District Council. The Chamber wish to defer the extra closing in substitution of the Whitsuntide and August Bank Holidays until Christmas, whereas a section of traders desire to have a general holiday for shopkeepers in the town at an earlier date.
September 23, 1966
Older pupils at Rugby schools will shortly have an additional incentive to success - an opportunity to travel abroad on scholarships created through a new trust fund. Rugby solicitor Mr N Edyvean-Walker has formed a company under the name of Edyvean-Walker Travelling Scholarships Ltd to act as trustee of the fund. He said it had been created for the educational benefit of young people in Rugby. They would be able to travel, especially to the Continent, primarily to aid their education and also further international friendship.
September 19, 1991
A former waste tip in Ryton on Dunsmore is set to be transformed into a 100-acre countryside park by 1994. Warwickshire County Council has hatched plans for a £350,000 facelift at the Ryton Pools landfill site on the A445 - including car parking, a visitor centre and nature trails. The county council is also applying to build a small power generating station on behalf of East Midlands Electricity. The methane emissions from decaying waste would be used to generate electricity for the national grid.