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October 23, 1915
Letter to the editor: Sir, while some ratepayers are complaining that the roads which pass their dwellings are not being tarred to their satisfaction, I should like to call attention to the numerous accidents which have happened recently to horse-drawn vehicles on roads that have been so treated. Tar is very nice for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, but the poor horses dread it . Five horses came down on the road between Stretton and Coventry the other day and Mr Watson of Stretton was thrown out of his trap through his horse slipping.
October 22, 1965
Barry Arthur Pritchard, lead guitarist and vocalist with the famous Fortunes beat group, married a Rugby girl at St Mark’s Church, Bilton. The couple met almost three years ago at a beat dance at the Town Hall. There will be no honeymoon yet though, for the Fortunes have to meet TV and radio commitments. The couple hope to obtain a flat in London.
October 18, 1990
Daytime parking problems in Rugby should be over tomorrow (Friday) with the opening of the multi-storey John Barford car park. Some 13 months after the James Street car park was closed and work began on site, the 580-place eight-level building will be officially opened. The ceremony will be performed by long-serving borough councillor John Barford, after whom it is named. The council hopes the ‘user friendly’ car park will win a national design award.