In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
November 23, 1918
The real feeling at the cessation of hostilities was manifested by crowded congregations at the churches on Sunday last. At the Parish Church and the daughter churches, the special form of services authorised for the occasion was used. In all the village churches, too, there were special services. At the Baptist Church, the Rev JH Lees said they would be more than conquerors if they took two lessons that victory had taught them: the cost of victory and that victory was a Divine gift rather than a human accomplishment.
November 22, 1968
The open space at Oakfield in Bilton Road at present occupied by Rugby Town Football Club will not be absorbed for housing development, if Rugby Borough Council accepts a plans committee recommendation next Tuesday. The committee will ask the council to refuse planning permission following an application by the owners of the land, Rugby Co-operative Society. They are supported by the County Planning Officer.
November 18, 1993
Top TV actor Bill Maynard has a soft spot for Rugby because it always brings him luck. Bill, who used to live in the town, was sighted in the Rugby Tavern the other day, thumbing through a script. He told the Advertiser: “Everything I have done that has been arranged in Rugby has been a fantastic success.” Bill, 65, who now lives near Hinckley, was in Rugby meeting Barri Parker-Tweedale of Stable Productions considering what he described as a “pivotal role” in a “major film” .