From the Advertiser archives - July 30 edition

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July 31, 1915

It is 12 years since the Rugby Men’s Adult School was opened in Rugby. The anniversary meetings on Sunday were of an encouraging nature. Each year since the school was initiated there has been something interesting to record. In the morning, and again at the Women’s School in the afternoon, Mr Ernest Dogshun, well known in the North of England movement, introduced the instructive bible session for the day, with the aid of the blackboard.

July 30, 1965

Land at the redundant Church Lawford aerodrome will be offered for sale to the original owners, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (Air) told the Advertiser this week.

If a price is not agreed between the two, the land will be sold by public auction.

The married quarters will be retained for the use of personnel serving at RAF Gaydon, and a further two acres of land will be used by the Royal Observer Corps and maintenance men.

July 26, 1990

Council leaders have been stunned this week to learn that the number plate of Rugby’s civic car is worth a small fortune.

Now they could consider selling it in order to boost the council’s budget. Advertiser investigations have discovered ‘MWD1’ is worth more than £7,000.

It is thought the plate, which doesn’t actually mean anything, was bought some years ago to hide the age of the Daimler and distinguish it was the mayor’s car.