From the Rugby Advertiser archives - December 12, 2019 edition

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Thursday, 19th December 2019, 8:01 am
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December 12, 1919

An executive committee has been appointed by the Rugby & District War Memorial Committee to carry through the work of raising the money necessary to give effect to the decision of the town’s meeting held in the spring, to provide a memorial to the fallen and a club and institute for discharged soldiers.

A good deal of vagueness exists as to the actual proposals of the committee and it would probably be a great help to intending subscribers to know the actual form the memorial is to take.

A list of subscribers will be published in the Rugby Advertiser before the end of the month.

December 12, 1969

Pre-Christmas office parties which have been on the increase in the past two or three years create a “grave social problem” according to Rugby’s police.

In an appeal to people not to drink and drive this Christmas, Chief Supt Percy Brown, said many people attending this type of party are not used to alcohol.

“They tend to drink spirits of various kinds, mixing them regardless of consequences. Although they do not intend to partake in any great quantity, they often find the situation beyond their control.”

December 8 , 1994

Controversial plans to build a supermarket at Bernhard’s Garden Centre in Rugby have been defended. The 8,000 sq ft supermarket, about the same size as Kwik Save in Clifton Road, is part of a scheme which includes houses, a health centre and upgrading the existing garden centre and gymnasium.

The plans were submitted in May and, after lengthy negotiations, Rugby Borough Council planning officers recommended approval when it was considered by councillors last night.