100 years ago April 28, 1911

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A WARNING: Edward Ford, of Oliver Street, Rugby, went into the ladies’ lavatory at Caldecott Park, which is an offence under the bye-laws. Defendant’s father said his son did not notice, upon entering the lavatories, that it was for ladies only. Arthur Nash, park keeper, said he followed defendant out of the park and that he refused to give his name until a policeman was called. Defendant was fined £1 including costs. The chairman said he hoped it would be a warning to others to desist from such disgraceful practices such as going into the ladies’ lavatory.

Irregular Attendance at School: Thomas Sargent of New Bilton was summoned before court for not sending his child to school regularly. He was told by the chairman that it was his duty.

The attendance officer said the lad was the ring leader of the truant playing lads of New Bilton, and was most irregular in his attendance. Mr Sargent said he did not know his boy was not at school. An attendance order was made and the boy was told that if he did not start attending school, he would be sent to an industrial school. He was fined 2s 6d.