From the Advertiser archives - September 17 edition

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September 18, 1915

Letters: We very greatly regret to inform you that the quantity of eggs now being contributed is falling far short of our necessities. The success of our appeal for a million eggs in one week has led people to think we no longer need contributions. We urgently beg every member of the public who can send us eggs to do so immediately, or a small cash sum would be equally welcome. We can only succeed by the realisation of what real benefit a fresh egg accomplishes in the restoration of a wounded man to complete health.

September 17, 1965

The memory of a former chairman of Rugby Divisional Executive Committee, Mr Henry Hinde, may be perpetuated by the naming of a new school after him. A recommendation by the executive, for the new school off Nelson Way, has been sent to the County Education Office for approval. The school for 280 children will cost £60,919 and it is hoped to begin building in March. Mr Hinde was headmaster of Hillmorton Paddox County Primary School for 20 years before his retirement in 1958. Four years previously he was awarded the MBE.

September 13, 1990

A dream has become reality for the Christian community of Brownsover with the opening of the new Christ Church. The church was officially opened on Sunday with a special dedication service. The modern church will aim to breathe new life into the estate’s thriving population. The ecumenical project, an ambitious scheme, cost £300,000. Brownsover parishioners will no longer have to conduct their services in the confines of the local community centre.