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September 9, 1916
Lady Dorothie Feilding, the Earl of Denbigh’s youngest daughter, is first on the list of the British women military medallists. The honour is awarded for her gallant service with Dr Hector Munro’s Field Ambulance. For months she tended the sick and wounded in the cellar of a house close to the Belgian trenches. The situation became so dangerous that she and her companions were at last persuaded to move. Ten minutes after they had removed their belongings a German shell crashed on the house and destroyed it.
September 9, 1966
Tradition was broken on Rugby AEI apprentice’s Rag Day on Saturday, when for the first time ‘a typical Rugby man’ was included on the judges panel. Until this year, the judges consisted of well-known local figures and Rag officials. “But this time,” said Rag chairman Joe Sadler, “we wanted to have a typical Rugby man. The man was 65-year-old AEI tool-setter Mr Lambert Collins, of Buchanan Road. He has lived in Rugby all his life apart from nine years with the Black Watch and has been working at AEI for 32 years.
September 5, 1991
Gipsies who set up camp in Brownsover have criticised residents for their spiteful attitude. The travellers consider the estate is “a bit rough” and claim gangs of Brownsover youths have been trying to pick fights with them. They say some even stole their dog. The three families, who are all related, parked their ten caravans on land off Boughton Road last Friday.