In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
April 25, 1914
The privilege afforded to the public by the Earl of Denbigh of Newnham Paddox and Mr Arthur James of Coton House at this season of the year of visiting their domains to inspect the daffodils and other flowers growing in such delightful profusion is greatly appreciated; and at the weekend the weather being delightfully fine, a large number of people from the countryside found delight in accepting the invitations so kindly extended. Visitors came in all types of vehicles and there were throngs of pedestrians. The flowers were greatly admired.
April 24, 1964
A hose pipe was turned on to enthusiastic autograph hunters and one small girl’s autograph book was torn to shreds, when an excited crowd of teenagers gathered at the side entrance to the Granada Theatre after the show that featured ‘pop’ stars Adam Faith and the Roulettes, The Searchers, Dave Berry and the Cruisers, Eden Kane and other favourites. Many fans risked injury to themselves and to their favourites when they chipped glass from a broken window, so that they could look into the dressing rooms.
April 20, 1989
Hundreds of Rugby people put their names to a protest against the Poll Tax in the town centre on Saturday.
Members of the Labour Party met shoppers to talk about the effects of the community charge which is to be introduced next April. Andy King said hundreds of signatures had been obtained during the day of action - to add to the 3,000 who had already given support. The petition will be sent to the borough council. The event was supported by the Rugby Anti-Poll Tax Union.