From the Rugby Advertiser archives - February 13, 2020 edition

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Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:31 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:32 am

February 13 , 1920

Letter to the editor: In London and the large towns, the shops close for the Easter holidays on Thursday evening until the following Tuesday morning. Why could this not be adopted in Rugby? At Christmas it was possible to close for four consecutive days without the least dislocation of trade. Then why not at Easter? Shop assistants should enjoy the privileges already accorded to those employed in other ways. I am sure employers as well as assistants would welcome the change.

Mabel E Frost, Bridget Street, Rugby.

February 13 , 1970

It looks as if the inmates of her Majesty’s Prisons could pretty soon be finding themselves at a loose end. Mail bags appear to be a dying species.

Replacing them in Rugby - and also lightening the postmen’s back-stiffening tasks - are new trolley postal baskets. Six have so far been introduced on some of the bigger delivery rounds.

The trolleys are being tried out following experiments in several parts of the country. And their success here so far suggests they will be brought into use.

February 9, 1995

Rugby landlords are being urged to help stem an increasing problem of drinking in the street. The appeal came from Supt David Whitehouse, Rugby’s police commander at the annual Brewster sessions in Rugby yesterday. And licensing magistrates have joined the call, requesting a meeting with publicans about public order offences. He said licensees could play a vital role in curbing people drinking from bottles in the street.