From the Advertiser archives - December 3 edition

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December 4, 1915

A scheme in operation for some months, under which magazines and books which have been given by the public for use of soldiers and sailors, have been forwarded by the Post Office to the men free of charge. So far it has been a great success, but with the growth of the Army the demand for literature has increased. If you have only one book or magazine you can spare, hand it in at any Post Office in the town. The Post Office will tie the articles in bundles and despatch them without delay.

December 3, 1965

Mr Frank Dyson on Tuesday became the first man in Rugby who has had a road named after him during his lifetime - at least since the town became a borough in 1932. Dyson Close was the name approved by the Town Council for a road to be built on the former sandpit site off Lower Hillmorton Road. Another road there will be known as Gibson Drive. Mr Dyson, mayor of Rugby in 1946-47, lives in Ashlawn Road. Mr SG Gibson, who was mayor in 1955-56 died on September 14 last.

November 29, 1990

Draycote Water has finally had its official opening. The reservoir was constructed between 1967 and 1970 but had never been officially opened. Rugby MP Jim Pawsey performed the ceremony on Friday when he was there to mark the ending of the controversial works at the site and opening of a new water link to Coventry. The £6 million scheme by Severn Trent will allow water to be pumped between Coventry and Rugby if there is a shortage at either end.