From the Advertiser archives - March 10 edition

In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago

Saturday, 12th March 2016, 8:26 am

March 11, 1916

When soldiers of the 87th Brigade were billeted in Rugby last spring, townspeople derived great pleasure from their concerts in Caldecott Park. Most of the gallant fellows have since had to do their bit with rifle and bayonet in the Dardanelles and one has been writing to a friend in Rugby, mentioning several interesting incidents of the evacuation of Gallipoli and concludes: “Now that I am the only one left with the Regiment out of the band we had in Rugby, I must thank you for what you have done for us all.”

March 11, 1966

Young people should concentrate on getting properly qualified to take advantage of the opportunities which existed in this country today, said Lord Nelson, chairman of English Electric when he formally opened Fareham High School on Wednesday.

The first pupils moved into Fareham in September, most transferring from St Andrew’s Murray CE High School for boys, which discontinued last year and St Andrew’s Benn CE High School for Girls, which is being converted into a primary school.

March 4, 1991

Villagers are continuing their battle to save themselves from the heavy traffic they expect when the new A1-M1 link opens next year.

And Clifton Parish Council is considering doing its own traffic survey in the village. The county has thrown out plans supported by the borough and parish to declassify the B5414 Rugby to Market Harborough road.

It says traffic through Clifton will be reduced anyway when Leicestershire declassify their stretch and place a weight-limit on the A5 to the link roundabouts.