From the Advertiser archives - April 30 edition

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May 1, 1915

We regret to record the death, on April 23rd, at Lemnos, from the effects of sunstroke, of Rupert Brooke, the poet, a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Naval Division. The son of the late Mr WP Brooke, an assistant master at Rugby School, he was born at Rugby 27 years ago. He played cricket and football for the School and won a prize in 1905 for a poem entitled ‘The Bastille’. In 1906 he went up to Cambridge, where he was elected to a fellowship at King’s College.

(More on our website tomorrow in our Looking Back edition)

April 30, 1965

A former liberal county councillor and a liberal member of Rugby Rural Council have applied to join the Conservative Party. They are Mr Cyril G Handford of Hillmorton Road, who resigned from the party last year and Mr W Sutton of Brinklow Road, Binley, who represents Princethorpe on Rugby RDC. Both confirmed their decision yesterday to an Advertiser reporter. Asked why he had decided to join Rugby Conservative Association, 59-year-old Mr Handford said: “No comment.”

April 26, 1990

Hour-long queues greeted poll tax payers waiting to pay the new community charge at Rugby town hall last week. And officers have warned there is no guarantee the public will not have to queue to pay every month into 1990.

Although the queues have decreased since the official payment day of the 20th, people are still having to wait about a quarter of an hour to hand over the £34.60 monthly payment.