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October 16, 1915
With a view to obtaining a number of cakes for members of the Rugby Territorial Unites, a cake-making competition was arranged by local ladies and the Territorial Comforts Committee, in conjunction with McDougalls of London. Considerable interest was evinced in the venture and 138 competitors entered for handsome prizes offered by McDougalls, who also supplied the recipe by which the cakes were to be made. It was held in the St Andrew’s Girls’ Schools.
October 15, 1965
Some 150 pupils from the fourth, fifth and sixth form of Bishop Wulstan School formed a guard of honour outside St Marie’s Roman Catholic Church on Monday for the funeral of Mr Leslie Charles Taylor, former headmaster of St Marie’s Senior School and later Bishop Wulstan, who died last week aged 67. After the cortege had passed, the pupils were led into church by head boy David Nichol and head girl Anne Ellis. The celebrant at the Requiem Mass was Father Peter Taylor, a nephew of Mr Leslie Taylor.
October 11, 1990
Councillors have criticised the ‘squandering’ of £1,800 of poll tax money on a painting. It was displayed to Rugby Recreation and Amenities Committee members on Tuesday and all sides are in agreement it is a waste of money. “I think it is outrageous,” said Cllr Reg French). “I have never seen anything like it and I certainly would not want my name associated with it.” Borough council leader Gordon Collett claimed: “My ten year old grandchildren could have done as well,”