In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
June 26, 1915
Hospital of St Cross ‘Pound Day’: Will you either bring or send a Gift to the Matron from amongst the following articles? A £ in money, a pound of coppers or a pound of tea, coffee, cocoa, Monkey Brand soap, flour, biscuits, figs, potatoes, Lux, jam, marmalade, lump sugar, sultanas, prunes, metal polish, bottled fruit, jelly, honey, Hudson’s Soap, Saxony Flannel, tapes, safety pins. Hospital and grounds open until 5pm, afternoon tea sixpence each, promenade concert 2pm to 5pm.
June 25, 1965
Mr William G Price, prospective parliamentary Labour candidate for Rugby, has asked the prime minister to consider the possibility of introducing legislation to ban the Ku Klux Klan in this country. Mr Price, who as a Midlands journalist has long experience and an intimate knowledge of anti-racial activities, seeks the move “before its sinister motives can be used to sow the seeds of racial strife.” He has written a letter to the prime minister.
June 21, 1990
Tears of joy ran down the faces of two brothers, reunited on a railway station this week after 47 years of separation. Michael Ozminskyj came armed with apples and water for his brother Ivan, who left his family home in the Ukraine when he was just 19 years old. It was a present of great emotion as the apples were from the family orchard and water from their well. Michael was just ten years old when the brothers parted.