In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
August 28, 1915
Anticipations of a successful show at Rugby were abundantly realised on Wednesday, when the Warwickshire Agricultural Society again honoured the town with a visit. It is eight years since the last show was held at Rugby and arrangements had been made at Eastlands, for an amalgamation with the Rugby and Dunchurch Agricultural Association. The 16 acre-site with its perfectly level nature, and proximity to the town and railway stations made it ideal.
August 27, 1965
Rugby will soon have a new mobile library. The first is to be provided by the WVS in October. And people to help with the library are just a few of the many, including men drivers and knitters, that Rugby Centre Organiser, Mrs P Miller looks to for help. There’s no end to the sort of help people can offer - from collecting washed milk bottle tops to men’s old collarless shirts. Trained nurses are also needed as escorts to invalids travelling from one hospital to another.
August 23, 1990
Coventry Bees star Tommy Knudsen is making a sensational comeback for his former club after almost two years away from speedway. Knudsen, of Barby, was almost crippled in an horrific Australian track crash at the start of 1988 and many feared he would never walk, let alone ride again. Doctors said the multiple breaks in his spine had come within one eighth of an inch of leaving him wheelchair bound. But his spine is now as strong as it has ever been.