From the Advertiser archives - August 25 edition

In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago

August 26, 1916

Advert: In connection with the Red Cross Sale to be held at Rugby Cattle Market on Monday, promoted by the Rugby & District Master Butchers’ Association. To be sold and re-sold, the famous Cock of the Midlands, which Mr Fyson of Warboys, Hunts is kindly sending to assist the sale, which has since October just been the means of contributing to the Red Cross Society the handsome sum of £1,650. This most remarkable bird has made more than seven times its weight in gold and has been sold 1,450 times and has travelled over 1,700 miles.

August 26, 1966

Police patrols are being stepped up in the Alwyn Road area following a warning issued yesterday to children about the dangers of playing on or near a 30-foot deep pit where two years ago a child nearly drowned. Mr E Davies of Meadow Farm, Bilton told a reporter: “The pit is an absolute nightmare and the police have agreed to pay more attention to it.” He said earlier this week children carted the body of a pram to the site and used it on the water.

August 22, 1991

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Former Rugby mayor James Shera has been awarded one of Pakistan’s highest honours. He is to receive the Star of Pakistan - an honour something akin to the British knighthood and he is the first of his countrymen living abroad ever to receive it. Mr Shera was named in the Pakistan Independence Day honours list. He receives it for his services to Pakistan and in particular his role in promoting good relations between Britain and Pakistan.

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