In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
September 6, 1913
There exist in the town three efficient fire brigades. That one of these (the BTH Brigade) is particularly smart was proved by the results of the annual competitions of the Midlands district, held on Willans Athletic Ground on Saturday, when the local team came to the front in the hose cart and the steamer drill, not withstanding keen competition, were second in the escape drill and third for ambulance knowledge. The Midland district covers parts of nine counties and embraces 80 brigades.
September 6, 1963
Members of Rugby Chamber of Commerce expressed concern last night that the town centre is again likely to present a bleak picture at Christmas. The report of the retail traders’ section stated that street decoration was out of the question because there was no co-operation from the borough council. In order to get a worthwhile display each shop would have to contribute about £50. It is unlikely those in North Street would contribute that amount for High Street decorations and vice-versa.
September 1 , 1988
Keys to the new Crescent School in Bawnmore Road, Bilton were handed over. Christine Barrett, who has been with the school 24 years was given the keys by Brian Whittaker, a director of Turriff the company who carried out the work on the school. Staff have been working long hours to prepare the building for the children’s return on September 6. Mrs Barrett said: “It is a little sad leaving the old site in Horton Crescent.” The building used to be St Mark’s School, but had been unoccupied for three years.