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November 29, 1913
Settlement of the Moulders and Coremakers strike: Success has attended the renewed efforts made this week to bring an end to the strike at Rugby. Although they men do not resume work till Monday, they have already laid down their weapons of warfare. Eleven weeks ago the men struck in the hope of securing the recognition of the local foundries as society shops. They have now agreed to relinquish this demand and to accept the terms of settlement recommended by a conference held in London on Tuesday.
November 29, 1963
Residents at Clifton-on-Dunsmore are so worried about the danger caused by motorists speeding through the village, that they plan to take the unprecedented step of collecting the registration numbers of speeders and reporting them to the police. At the parish council meeting last Friday, members expressed their concern about the matter and it was decided to take this action. The Parents and Teachers Association of the junior and infant school also discussed the matter at their last meeting.
November 24, 1988
Preparations are underway for the first street market around Rugby’s Clocktower in more than 40 years. A Victorian Street Fair is to be staged on Sunday, December 4. The event has been organised by the Friends of Rugby Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme. Running from 4pm to 8pm the fair will feature a host of attractions. The general market was held there until the 1940s, but this will be the first major market on the site since then. There will be 40 stalls representing local charities.