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November 20, 1915
Rugby Urban District Council: The chairman thought they out to congratulate Mr Linnell and the Surveyor on getting the street lamps attended to. Mr Linnell said there were 556 lamps in the town. At first they lighted 209 but they had now lit 102 more. He thought this was very passable in the circumstances and they were quite justified in saving 245 lamps at the present time; but if there were areas where it was dangerous to be without light they would be pleased to see into the matter.
November 19, 1965
Tudor Bakeries of Regent Street are opening up their first-floor bakery after a lapse of two years because of today’s bakers’ strikes for increased pay. “We are still getting our deliveries from Birmingham, but the demand has been so great that we have had to open up the bakery again,” said a spokesman for the firm. All Rugby shops relying on deliveries from two Coventry bakeries were without bread yesterday. The strikes by members of the National Union of Operative Bakers will last for 48 hours.
November 15, 1990
Rugby people remembering their war dead were asked to pray for servicemen in the Gulf as they prepare for conflict. The Rector of Rugby, Canon Michael Langrish led the town’s annual Remembrance Day Service at the war memorial gates in Hillmorton Road. The mayor of Rugby Cllr June Parsons laid a wreath on behalf of the borough’s citizens and was followed by representatives of the armed services, emergency services and other local organisations.