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Rugby Remembered: More Images of Rugby

The Rugby Advertiser

Rugby is one of the fastest developing towns in the Midlands.   Major residential development has been going on for the past 10 years, much is going on currently and even more is planned. One of Rugby's most famous features, its BT masts site, close to the A5 and the motorways, was always a great landmark heralding the town. The site has recently been decommissioned and some of the 820ft high masts have been demolished, leaving just a few to remind us of our heritage. In the next few years it is anticipated that there will be extensive building on the site, of homes, schools, pubs and community facilities. Along with this, the business base of warehousing and distribution, light engineering and manufacturing, and retail has been growing gradually.
Once a railway hub, Rugby continues to be 'in the middle where it matters' with communication links including the M1, the M6 covering routes north and south, and the A14 to the east coast ports. The rail system remains important as many people commute to London, Coventry, Leicester and Birmingham.
At a slightly slower pace, the leisure scene is catered for by the presence of   the Oxford Canal, which meanders through the town, the Grand Union Canal, which is nearby, and the River Avon.
A bustling market town, Rugby encourages a healthy tourist trade. The Close, Rugby School, was the birthplace of the sport and many people from rugby-playing nations visit and follow the town's tourist trail.
Rugby is a constantly changing scene, and the Rugby Advertiser has been at the centre of it all since 1846.
In 1996, The Rugby Advertiser produced the first 'Images of Rugby' in celebration of 150 years' service to the town. This new volume comes as a result of frequent enquiries about further books. We hope it brings back happy and interesting memories for all who read it.





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