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February 20, 1915
People will be exceedingly interested to learn that the Rev Bridgeman Boughton-Leigh (late rector of Harborough Magna) has recently become the purchaser of The Little Lawford Hall Demesne-Estate, for many centuries the home of the Boughton family. It is interesting to know that after the lapse of a little over a century, this historical property has reverted to the eldest surviving descendant of the owners, who had previously enjoyed it for nearly 400 years.
February 19, 1965
Rugby Borough Council, who were recently refused permission by Warwickshire County Council to build multi-storey flats on Clifton Road are to appeal to the Minister of Housing. A council spokesman said: “Everyone knows there is some local opposition but we do not know quite how much yet.” The scheme requires the development of 345-389 Clifton Road. It comprises two blocks of 11-storey flats, each containing 63 dwellings, a two-storey block of eight dwellings, and garages or parking space for private cars.
February 15, 1990
New leisure projects in Rugby are to be dumped because of the £200,000 overspend on building the learner pool. Recreation chairman Peter Miller said last night that the overspend was “disastrous”.
The Advertiser was first to reveal that the leisure centre learner pool was way over budget and behind schedule. And policy makers yesterday decided to cut the borough’s planned spending by £175,000.