In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
April 22, 1916
Good news for Rugby ratepayers was embodied in a recommendation adopted at a meeting of the Rugby Urban Council on Tuesday, that the general district rate for the ensuing half year should be 1s 2d in the £, compared with 1s 7d for the corresponding period last year. Mr Flint said this rate was the lowest for 30 years and the chairman Mr McKinnell made assurances there would be no sacrifice in efficiency.
April 22, 1966
Rugby doctors are supporting tenants from Rounds Gardens flats, Oliver Street who have complained against alleged structural defects in the three 11-storey blocks. One of the main grouses is that the lifts are too small for stretchers. Rugby’s medical health officer Dr DJ Jones said: “We realise to alter the construction would result in fantastic expenditure, but future flats should not be erected with the same idiotic mistake. In this modern age to compel people to walk down ten flights of stairs with a stretcher is the height of folly.”
April 18, 1991
The enormity of Rugby Lions’ victory - against all the odds - in front of a 6,000 crowd at a largely partisan but sporting Coundon Road on Saturday was mostly felt by those who have played or shared the never dull history of this special fixture. Lions won their Courage League Division Two game at Coventry 9-13 but still need a win or a draw next week against Newcastle Gosforth at Webb Ellis Road to take up their place among the top 13 clubs in the country in Division One next season.