In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
June 28, 1913
Goodlys furniture shop, Regent Street, advert (see below): Rugby’s Furnishing Co’s schemes for Dining Rooms in modern ‘Jacobean’ style are models of taste and very inexpensive. Rooms furnished ‘en suite’ are a special feature with Goodlys, but every article they supply is guaranteed top quality at lowest prices. Catalogue sent free. 5 ft wide solid oak sideboard, finished antique, 2 deep drawers and 2 rooms cupboards, 8 1/2 guineas; carving chair to match 28/- and chair in oak with pegamoid seat 17/6.
June 28, 1963
Goodlys furniture is advertising its sale at 18 Regent Street (see below): The Empress Suite,3-piece suite in uncut moquette, with 3-seater settee and luxury foam cushions, this is a really remarkable buy at this double saving price of 39 1/2 guineas. Symphony 4’6 divan only 18gns; complete double bedding set only 9 1/2 guineas; Richmond bedroom suite, spacious dressing table, full size wardrobe and choice of either gents wardrobe or 5 drawer chest, exceptional value 42 1/2 gns; Princess radiograms 291/2gns.
June 23, 1988
Steve Hallard has already sent off the measurements for his Great Britain uniform to wear at the Seoul Olympics in October. The 23-year-old GEC Rugby draughtsman, due to marry in January, has been warming up for Olympic qualification with a trio of recent successes. Early last month he set a new British record of 1,310 points for a Double FITA event, shooting for the West Midlands at Lilleshall. Steve’s archery has gone from strength to strength since he joined Rugby Archery club as a youngster.