From the Advertiser archives - September 29 edition

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September 30, 1916

At the end of this week we shall revert to Greenwich time. It will be necessary to put all our clocks and watches back one hour on the night of Saturday-Sunday, just as we put them forward one hour on the night of May 20-21. We have now had a summer’s experience of daylight saving and although the Act is only a war time measure, the universal opinion is that it has been a great success, that the evils foretold by some regarding the adoption have not come about.

September 30, 1966

Boys are being turned away from cub packs and scout troops and several scouting groups are amalgamating because of a severe shortage of trained scouters in the Rugby area. Mr KJ Pointon, who next April will succeed Mr KJ Pedley as District Commissioner for Rugby, told a reporter that as scouters moved away from the area so the shortage grew worse. Areas where scouters are particularly needed are central Rugby, Bilton and Abbotts Farm, where a new scout headquarters is to be built by Christmas.

September 26, 1991

Mark Mapletoft, Rugby Lions’ 19-year-old fullback notched up another milestone in his already illustrious career this week. The ex-Lawrence Sheriff youngster, who goes to Loughborough University next month, received the call to attend training with the England Under 21 squad at Castlecroft school of excellence. Mark has already shown great promise with the Lions, displaying sound defence and exciting attack in recent games. His goalkicking has also been encouraging.