In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
August 21, 1915
The annual treat afforded by the Educational Committee of the Rugby Co-operative Society to children of Rugby and New Bilton took place on Saturday afternoon last. There was some doubt as to holding the treat as to the continuance of the war; but the attendance of about 3,000 showed how many would have been disappointed. Mr W Flint again kindly placed his convenient field on the Bilton Road at their disposal for the programme of sports and games.
August 20, 1965
Faced with the possibility of Rugby doctors resigning from the National Health Service and setting up in private practice, there has been a strong and very definite reaction from members of the public in answers to questions put to them by the Advertiser. Rugby Cricket Club secretary Mr Ray Hayward said: “I would be annoyed if I had to pay normal contributions to the NHS and then find I had to pay for attention as well. Alderman WP Wetherell added: “It would hit the people who couldn’t afford to pay.”
August 16, 1990
Plans for 20 semi-detached homes and 12 two-bedroomed flats on the waterfront at Braunston Marina have been given the go-ahead. The development plan was opposed by three local residents. They spoke of the effect on the A45 junction and in the increase in the number of homes planned for the site since a previous application was granted. The parish council initially opposed the scheme but members heard this was the best of several submitted.