From the Advertiser archives - October 6 edition

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October 7, 1916

The cause of the lifeboat makes its annual appeal to the people of Rugby tomorrow (Saturday). The work of the lifeboats has become a tradition in England and the fact that the maintenance of its excellent work depends entirely upon the gifts of the community constitutes an appeal on its behalf to which no one can turn a deaf ear. Last year the lifeboat flag day at Rugby raised £96 and it is hoped that sum this time will be considerably exceeded for their work as enormously increased with the war.

October 7, 1966

Being kept awake by traffic until one and two in the morning has driven a Rugby couple to apply for a re-assessment of their rates. Retired Mr Alfred Cannon of Longrood Road claims the amount of traffic has intensified in the area since a road leading from Longrood Road to the rest of the Woodlands Estate was opened up. “It is the nearest way to get to Coventry, Bilton and Dunchurch,” he said. “We bought the house when I retired seven years ago and were told the area was going to be a green belt, but things have altered.”

October 3, 1991

Brain cells were working overtime on Thursday night as nearly 300 hardy intellectuals packed the Benn Hall for the Advertiser’s fourth Grand Charity Quiz. As question master Peter Purves - a former presenter of TV’s Blue Peter- bowled out question after tantalising question, fun seekers were not disappointed. Nearly 50 teams - some battling for the title rather more seriously than others - tested their knowledge of everything from music, science and religion to current affairs, children’s books and, of course, the Advertiser.