In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
October 2, 1915
But for a timely rescue two baby boys named Robert Elliott and Albert Newman, would in all probability have been killed on the Great Central Railway last Thursday. The infants had wandered from the back yard of Mrs Elliott’s home in Chester Street onto the bridge just as a train was approaching. Seeing the danger from the woodyard at the bottom of South Street, Harold Meanwell scaled a corrugated iron fence, raced down the line and snatched them out of harms way.
October 1, 1965
At a meeting of Rugby Tape Recording Society on Thursday last at the Central Hotel, recordings were made for the society’s archives of three talks. Member Mr CG Handford spoke about the Salvation Army, in which he is involved. Miss MC Heyes, the Warwickshire County Council home teacher of the blind in the Rugby area spoke about her work and Mr Michael Dawson, warden of the Percival Guildhouse spoke about its history. It was also decided to make a feature tape about the work of the Percival Guildhouse.
September 27, 1990
Rugby police are losing their battle against crime. In the first seven months of this year crime has shot up by more than a quarter in Rugby and a third across the county. This year 2,268 crimes went unsolved in the Rugby area, compared with 1,614 in the same period last year. The highest increases involved thefts from and of vehicles. Of the area’s 22 sexual assaults, 12 went undetected. Last year there were 14 and the files left open on only one.