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February 6, 1915
Bombardier W Hudghton, Royal Field Artillery, of 21 Jubilee Street, New Bilton who is at present in Lincoln Hospital suffering from injuries received while acting as a dispatch rider, passed through a very unpleasant experience and was only saved by his own coolness. Galloping across ploughed fields his horse was shot. He was pinned under it and two Germans, thinking him incapacitated advanced towards him. They failed to perceive him take his carbine from its place and he managed to get his shots home first and account for the pair.
February 5, 1965
Hundreds of Rugby people, civic dignitaries, representatives of local organisations and members of the public filled St Andrew’s Church on Sunday to hear an eloquent address by the rector, the Rev DM Davies, in a special service of thanksgiving for the life of Sir Winston Churchill.
The service was preceded by a parade from the Town Hall, headed by a detachment of Rugby Police. It included the Mayor, Ald WH Bradley, several aldermen and a large number of councillors.
February 1, 1989
Hundreds of Rugby people turned out to support the ambulancemen at a rally in the town centre on Tuesday. Marches left from the Avon Mill and Mill Road, arriving at the Clock Tower around dinnertime. And speeches were then given by Rugby Labour party chairman John Airey, and NUPE’s Bob Arnott and David Fox.
The ambulancemen were joined on the march by members of several other unions, including those representing railwaymen, post office workers and nurses.