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July 25, 1914
The scheme which was set on foot some twelve years ago for adding a chancel to St Matthew’s Church was brought to a completion on Friday when the new building was consecreted by the Lord Bishop of Worcester, the Right Rev Yeatman-Biggs. The first step taken in the matter was the purchase of the two shops adjoining the church at the east end for the sum of £2,000 and since that time great efforts have been made to raise the necessary funds. In January the work was commenced.
July 24, 1964
About 80 junior children from three Rugby schools will be allowed to go on a 12-day educational cruise to Portugal next May as an experiment. The trip will take place during term time and members of Rugby Divisional Executive had a hard time at their meeting decided whether to allow the trip. The headmasters of Bloxam, Newbold Avon and Rokeby County Junior sought permission. Mr PH Brierley said that the schools had vetted the scheme thoroughly. The cost per child would be £30 to £35.
July 20, 1989
Rugby School’s historic outdoor swimming pool is set to disappear under a new indoor sports complex. The school has put in a planning application to build new squash courts, a sports hall and indoor pool on the site off Horton Crescent. But many people at the school are said to be worried at the prospect of the school, affectionately known as the Tosh, being filled in. “There is a strong feeling in the school that the building ought to be listed,” said Robert Macrory of Kilsby, the son of the school’s librarian.