From the Rugby Advertiser archives - November 21, 2019 edition

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From the Advertiser archives - November 21, 2019 edition

November 21 , 1919

Council discussions arose from a letter from the Central War Savings Association to the effect that a tank would be presented to the town on December 6. A concrete foundation would be required, so the suggested site of the triangle near the Baths, where a gun was recently exhibited, would not be suitable. Mr Yates inquired if it was too late to refuse the gift. Tanks were not things of beauty and he could not see where they could put it. He knew there were sentimental reasons attached, but they were unwieldly unlovely objects and he was not in favour of putting one in the centre of the town.

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November 21, 1969

A plan for reduced bus fares for old age pensioners in Rugby has been scrapped after the Borough Council heard that the cost would be £20,000 a year. Midland Red would produce token tickets valued at threepence each to be sold in bulk to local authorities for re-issure to old and disabled people. But the council said granting consessions to the value of a shilling a week to a population of 7,000 pensioners would be too much.

November 17, 1994

The future of Rugby’s Hospital of St Cross still lies in the balance, despite publication of health bosses’ long awaited strategy. But Warwickshire Health has given an assurance the casualty unit will be retained at Rugby, a key issue in the Save St Cross campaign. A&E deals with 32,000 patients every year and must be kept – although there is no guarantee it will offer 24-hour cover. The strategy document is short on detail but puts Rugby on a par with other general hospitals in the county. The final details will not be released until January.