From the Rugby Advertiser archives - November 28, 2019 edition

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From the Advertiser archives - November 28, 2019 edition

November 28 , 1919

The newly erected hut in Albert Street for the use of the servicemen of Rugby was opened under the most pleasing auspices on Friday evening by Mrs Arthur James, who has taken such an active interest in the establishment.

The Discharged Soldiers and Sailors’ Association have had to contend with many difficulties in seeking a permanent home, but now they have a building worthy of them.

It started in quite a modest way and until recently its home was at the Eagle Hotel. The recent sale of this place, however, necessitated the officials seeking new quarters and they were eventually able to purchase the site in Albert Street.

November 28 , 1969

As Rugby schoolteachers finally decided on strike action this week, 34 schools in the area were disrupted or brought to a standstill and over 8,000 school children were sent home for an unexpected half day holiday.

Militant members of the local National Union of Teachers, not satisfied with the moderate views expressed last week, were responsible for a meeting on Monday at Dunsmore School which brought swift action. Half day strikes were called in all schools where more than two thirds of NUT members voted in favour. In many cases the National Association of Schoolmasters came out in sympathy.

November 24, 1994

We’ve done it! Generous Rugby Advertiser readers have answered an urgent call to fill a massive truck with goods for an Albanian orphanage.

In just four weeks, mountains of items ranging from blankets to teddy bears have been donated to fill the 32 ton lorry which will bring happiness to children and adults this Christmas.

Around £3,000 has also been given to help pay for the journey to the former Communist country.