Guided walking tours

Meet your Rugby Town Guide: Ken Waugh

Ken Waugh Rugby Guide


Tell us a bit about yourself: I am retired, happily married and have three grown up children. I have been involved in communications all my life. I served my apprenticeship at Rugby Radio Station and worked in many countries all over the world. I completed my National Service in the Royal Navy.

How long have you lived in Rugby? I was born and bred in Rugby but lived abroad for 20 years. I've since been back in Bilton for 30 years.

What's your favourite thing about being a Rugby Town Guide? Being told by Rugby people that they have learnt more about the town on the hour's tour than they had known all their lives!

Why is Rugby such a special and unique place? It's the 'Home of the Game!' and has a great history. It's also the birthplace of some great inventions.

Tell us a little-known fact about Rugby: Rugby was a primary target for Russian missiles during the Cold War. This was due to Rugby Radio Station transmitting control information to our nuclear submarines. 

Tell us a little-known fact about yourself: I was a good athlete in my youth. I was Victor Ladorum when at Lawrence Sherriff School and represented Warwickshire at All England School Sports.