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August 12, 1916
The observance of the second anniversary of the declaration of war by the Church people of Rugby on Friday was very impressive. In the evening special intercession services were held in all the churches in St Andrew’s parish. A procession to the School Close to hold a brief united service started from the Parish Church at 8.30pm. It was headed by a cross-bearer, followed by the Rector and clergy. Then came the choir and Messrs GE Over and W Brooke acting as marshals.
August 12, 1966
The Automobile Association are to make an on-the-spot investigation of complaints by motorists living in the Crick and West Haddon areas about the condition of a section of the Rugby-Crick road where, according to Mr W Letts of West Haddon, 49 accidents have occurred within the past two years. An AA spokesman said: “This seems to be a high figure. We shall be looking at the surface dimensions, cambers and the bends in the road with a view to the taking the question of possible improvements up with the highway authority.
August 8, 1991
Early census figures which showed Rugby’s population going into decline have been questioned by the borough leader. Cllr Gordon Collett said the council has no evidence to suggest Rugby is losing people. “The general view is that Rugby does not have a declining population,” he said. He suggested one reason for the apparent decline could be people not filling in their census sheet because they thought it would lead to them being registered for the community charge.