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November 28, 1914
I am writing to make an appeal for warm socks, knitted gloves, chocolate and cigarettes, which I think many friends of Lady Dorothy Feilding (who is serving at the front as a Red Cross assistant with the Ambulance Corps) would like to send to enable her to cheer her wounded soldiers who are fighting for us. Mr JJ McKinnell, of Sheep Street, Rugby has kindly undertaken to receive such gifts during the next two weeks and I will deliver at the ambulance base. AH Heath, Street Ashton, Rugby.
November 27, 1964
Rugby’s mayoral Rover three-litre automatic saloon, which the Borough Council on Monday decided to trade in for £1,425 for an Austin Vanden Plas Princess limousine, has been badly damaged in a collision with a lorry at Ullesthorpe.
In the car was the Mayor, Ald WH Bradley, who received a cut to the head and Couns John Pattinson and Richard Frost. The Mayor’s assistant was driving. The accident occurred in Watling Street as the party were returning from Connah’s Quay, Chester, where they had inspected some new swimming baths.
November 23, 1989
Brotherhood Hall is to be bulldozed to make way for a string of shops and offices. The decision, made by borough planners ends Rugby Fellowship Church’s long campaign to save the 186-year-old community centre. During their fight a 1,000 signature petition was collected and prayer meetings were held at the building. Bayford Developments, who own Brotherhood Hall, was given planning permission to build a terrace of eight shops with office space above. It was passed by six votes to three.