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December 5, 1914
Another crowded meeting, organised by the local Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, took place in the Rugby Skating Rink on Monday night. Although Rugby has admittedly done remarkable well - indeed, probably no town of its size in England has done better with nearly 2,000 - the urgent need that still exists for more recruits led to a further public effort and this was strongly emphasised by the speakers, who included Major JL Baird MP, who came from the front specially to address the meeting.
December 4, 1964
A belated 21st birthday present for Mr Rodney Webb of Newbold is his selection as travelling reserve for the England Rugby trials at Weston Super Mare tomorrow. Rodney, who lives in Newbold Road, played for Newbold before joining Coventry this season. He has scored 13 tries in his first 16 matches. He and three of his brothers played together in Newbold’s first team last season. He told the Advertiser he was surprised and pleased when he read the official notification of his selection.
November 30, 1989
Outspoken former junior health minister Edwina Currie called into Rugby yesterday on the way to address local Conservative ladies. Mrs Currie was going to Crick to address the Daventry Constituency Ladies Luncheon Club. “I will tell the ladies to listen very carefully to the sound of running feet,” she said. “The sound of communism, Marxism and socialism running away. Not just behind the Iron Curtain but within the Labour Party.” At her lunch in the Post House, Crick, eggs were not on the menu.