From the Advertiser archives - August 14 edition

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August 15, 1914

Mr JL Baird MP goes on active service: Valedictory letter:

Sir, I do not like giving up for the moment my parliamentary duties without sending a line of temporary farewell to my friends in the Rugby division. I have had the good fortune to obtain an appointment in the Intelligence Division of the Headquarters Staff of the Expeditionary Force and expect to be off before these lines are read.

The time of departure and the destination of the Force is properly kept a secret. Whenever I get an opportunity I shall send you news. 

August 14, 1964

Publicans in Rugby fear a beer crisis in the town this weekend as the work-to-rule and overtime ban by 120 employees of Bass Mitchells and Butler enters it third week. Six Mitchells houses have been without draught beer since Sunday and managers of free houses fear that an abnormal run on their beer could further complicate the issue. The last delivery of draught beer from Mitchells was more than a week ago. Hopes ran high yesterday, but the possibility of having this ready for last night was ‘slight’.

August 10, 1989

Rugby has another England Schools cricketer in its midst - 13-year-old Michael Powell. Michael is a pupil at Lawrence Sheriff and will be playing for England Under 14s in Oxfordshire for four days at the end of August. During this summer he was selected for a Midlands coaching session at Lilleshall and was selected for the England session which followed. In his four county matches this summer Michael has scored 199 runs and has made three 50s in Rugby Cricket Club first team matches.