Servant steals from mistress, campaign for new swimming baths and Rugby’s new bypass: From the Archives, October 17 edition

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October 18, 1913

Domestic servant’s downfall: At Coventry on Saturday Elsie Maud Young, Northants, domestic servant was sent to prison for three months for stealing three shillings belonging to her mistress. 
She was sent into the town to make some purchases and absconded with the money. She was arrested at Rugby. Although only eighteen years of age she had previously served a month’s imprisonment, and was given a very bad character. Her parents, it was stated, refused to recognise her.

October 18, 1963

Support for the campaign for new indoor swimming baths in Rugby is growing. Local doctors, members of the Rugby division of the British medical Council, are making a plea for their provision on the ground of health. Rugby’s senior medical practitioner Dr CR Hoskyn, a Freeman of the Borough, comes down on the side of those campaigning on the need to teach swimming to save lives. He said: “The present baths are hopelessly inadequate. They were built when the population was about 15,000.”

October 13, 1988

Big business is drawing up plans for the long awaited north-south bypass of Rugby, the price of which would be huge new housing and commercial estates. The four-mile-long road linking the Leicester Road in the north to the Rugby-Leamington road in the south would run west of Rugby, following the line of the disused railway. Wolvey-based Gallifords have released details of a study. Plans for a short-term relief-road connecting Parkfield Road and Newbold Road have also been announced.