In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
July 3, 1915
The new war loan is being taken up very well in deed locally by small investors through the Post Office. The £5 multiples are the most popular form of investment. At the Rugby Post Office the staff have done quite a good amount of business in relation to the loan this week, the amount subscribed running into some hundreds of pounds. At a meeting on Wednesday the Directors of Willans and Robinson decided to subscribe for £15,000 of war loan and made application for it the following day.
July 2, 1965
Although Rugby Borough Council claims that the Minister of Housing and Local Government’s decision to reject a housing development plan on a 164-acre site at Brownsover will ‘seriously retard’ the housing programme, they have refused to reveal figures supporting the statement. The council are appealing against the decision on a site on which nearly 2,000 new homes could be built. The plan was rejected on the grounds that the site is cut off from the town by two rivers, a canal and the main railway.
June 28, 1990
A project to raise more than £500,000 for Harris School has been officially launched. The money is needed to fund the future plans of governors, staff and pupils past and present. They want to relaunch the Church of England school ready for the 21st century. The ambitious project, called Harris 2000 got underway on Saturday. The launch began with a keyboard challenge, in which the school tried to set a world record, with Phantom of the Opera star Dave Willetts there to witness the attempt.