From the archives: April 4 edition

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April 5, 1913

St Margaret’s, Westminster, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, in which many Rugby people were interested. The bride was Miss Ellen Price-Edwards, daughter of the late Mr Edward Price-Edwards, and the bridegroom Mr Gerald Arthur Steel. The bride was handsomely gowned in ivory satin charmeuse, trimmed with old Irish lace and silver roses. Her ornaments included a valuable pearl brooch. The three bridesmaids wore cream lace dresses, with small coats of flowered taffeta.

April 5. 1963

On the Rounds Gardens site in Oliver Street, work has started on Rugby Corporation’s £667,000 scheme for the erection of three blocks of factory-made flats, eleven storeys high, and four two-storey blocks to help meet the town’s housing problem. And in just 60 weeks, 221 homes with central heating, lifts and the latest electrical equipment, will be completed.Alderman Wetherell said there were so many one-bedroom flats because the council had so many old people to accommodate.

March 31, 1988

Residents in Rounds Gardens were left in the dark this week when they learned that the windows in their “prison cell” flats will not be improved for a year. Around 100 tenants are without part of a picture window in their lounges which it was claimed has a “debilitating” effect on residents. In place of a window, there is an insulation board which was introduced as part of a modernised heating system in the early 80s. Coun Tom Cavanagh (Lab, Newbold) said: “It makes the room feel like a prison cell.”