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May 29, 1915
Letter from George J Wise, HMS Grasshopper: Will you kindly convey my heartfelt thanks to the ladies and workers of Kilsby for the parcels of knitted clothes, tobacco and cigarettes which we chaps of Kilsby have received. It is with pride that I have read the names of my old schoolmates and chums who have so nobly responded to our country’s call for men. I am taking part in the bombardment of the Dardanelles and have been under fire on several occasions.
May 28, 1965
Traffic wardens will be on patrol in Rugby in early 1966 to relieve the vexed parking situation, and also to help keep traffic flowing at peak periods - if a pilot scheme at Stratford-on-Avon is successful. Supt C Jones, head of Rugby Police and a man intimately connected with the Stratford scheme, said he would welcome them and he was sure that the majority of motorists would. And it would determine whether Rugby’s central town area had a waiting period of one hour in two or two hours in four.
May 24, 1990
Retained fire crews at Rugby, Leamington and Nuneaton are virtually certain to be axed today, despite a petition signed by 15,000 people calling for the service to be kept. Members of Warwickshire Public Protection committee will be told that savings of up to £100,000 in a full year would be achieved by reducing one part-time pump and its establishment at each of the three stations. They will hear that fire cover can be met with two fire pumps at each of the three stations.