In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
March 25, 1916
An advert: Kill that insect, Tommy!: Send your pals ‘out yonder’ some tins of Harrison’s Nursery Pomade - they’ll be very acceptable. When you haven’t time to wash, there’s a big chance you’ll have ‘companions’. A little Harrison’s Pomade kills every insect on hair and body. Tins of Comfort 4 1/2d and 9d.
Sold by all Chemists or by post fromHarrison, Chemist, Reading - Agent for Rugby: JT Fleet, Chemist, 24 Sheep Street, Rugby.
March 25, 1966
There were no surprise condidates at Rugby when nominations for the General Election closed on Monday. Three will be contesting the division. Mr AR Wise (Con) - who has held the seat since 1959 - and Mr WG Price (Lab), 30 years old, a Leamington Spa journalist fighting his first campaign; and Mr AS Fros, Independent and Social Credit.
Mr Frost, an AEI Inspector, of Lyndhurst Road, Rugby stood in the 1959 and 1964 elections, collecting only a handful of votes on each occasion.
March 21, 1991
Newbold residents have been celebrating their high school being saved and allowed to run its own affairs. It has been given grant maintained status, which cuts off its relationship with Shire Hall. Newbold Grange is due to change its name to Avon Valley and will not be subject to the county’s budget fortunes - governors will manage the school’s fortunes alone. The school will now receive its funding from the Department of Education and science.