Landor (Local History) Society

Abbots Bromley Nostalgia Team

The Abbots Bromley Nostalgia team consists of four individuals who dedicate their time to keeping the history of Abbots Bromley alive for our future generations.

Colton History Society 

Colton is a small village in Staffordshire, a mile North of Rugeley. It boasts a long and vibrant history, with many people, traditions and buildings of historic merit. The web site  has been created to share the work of the group with the villagers and with anyone else who has an interest in

the area.


Friends of Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service (FOSSA) was founded in 2003 with the aim of bringing together the many different kinds of users of the Archive Service. 

The Society offers a warm welcome to family, local and national historians as well as to those of us who simply want to find out more about the county's past. Our members are individuals or organisations who appreciate the role of the Archive Service in preserving our history, have benefited from its facilities and wish to support its wor in the future. 

Friends of Cannock Chase

"... Most of the public see our programme of walks and visits but we have a hard working committee monitoring all aspects of events on the  Chase.

Ingestre & Tixall Local History Society

The website for the Communities of Ingestre and Tixall near Stafford in Staffordshire, England.

Ridware History Society

The website of a society dedicated to the history of the parishes of Hamstall Ridware;  Mavesyn Ridware and Pipe Ridware in the County of Staffordshire in the English Midlands.  The Parish of Mavesyn Ridware includes Hill Ridware and Blithbury: Hamstall Ridware and Nethertown.

Staffordshire Heritage Group

Staffordshire Heritage Group is an Umbrella organisation for local groups and societies interested in various aspects of our local Heritage. It publishes a combined diary of events. It meets regularly to exchange ideas and information and sponsors joint events which are normally beyond the individual groups, such as lectures, seminars and visits.

Staffordshire History

This is a large and developing site devoted to Staffordshire's history (i.e. pre-1888 boundaries).  It is not only an important reference and information resource for researchers, both professional and amateur, but is also now the home of the new Staffordshire History Association, whose aim is to encourage Local History groups throughout the old historic county and to publicise their activities, meetings and  achievements.  Hopefully, it will also increase individual group's membership and thereby encourage more people to study, learn and carry out research into Staffordshire's long and exciting history.

Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society

Are you interested in Mills, Canals, Steam Engines, iron works, mines, transport, social history etc.? Why not explore our fascinating
industrial past by joining the Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society

Burntwood Family History Group

Our aim continues to bring together those who are interested in the research of their family history.
We cover:
Armitage - Boney Hay - Brereton - Bridgetown - Brownhills - Burntwood - Cannock - Cannock Wood - Chadsmoor - Chase Terrace - Chasetown - Chorley - Churchbridge - Edial - Farewell - Gentleshaw - Hammerwich - Handsacre - Hazelslade - Heath Hayes - Hednesford - Lichfield - Littleworth - Longdon - Lynn - Muckley Corner - Norton Canes - Ogley Hay - Pelsall - Pipehill - Pye Green - Rawnsley - Rugeley - Shenstone - Stonnall - Upper Longdon - Wall - Wimblebury - Woodhouses

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

Staffordshire Record Office

Note that from April 2012, the Stafford Record Office will be closed on Mondays.

Lichfield Record Office

Includes: Reprographic Service; Sources for Family and Local Historians; Staffordshire Records Research Service; Gateway to the Past (online Catalogue of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service, the William Salt Library and the Staffordshire Arts and Museum Service).

Note that from April 2012, the Lichfield Record Office will be closed on Fridays.

Staffs BMD

One of  the UKBMD free BMD websites. This site is ongoing but could help you locate birth, marriage and death certificates from within the county.  Good coverage of Cannock area marriages and some Rugeley deaths. There is also a West Midlands BMD site (see UKBMD for links to this site and others).

The Staffordshire Great War Website provides a central point for people to find out what events and
activities are taking place in Staffordshire over the next five years:

World War 1 Commemorations - What is happening in Cannock Chase District

The Landor (Local History) Society serves Rugeley, Staffordshire and the neighbouring parishes.  We care about the heritage of the town of Rugeley and its surrounding area.
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