Landor (Local History) Society

Please note that for all meetings held at Sneydlands, Bryans Lane, Rugeley, parking is available behind the Magistrates’ Courts nearby.

The barrier will be manned from about 7.10 till 7.25 p.m.

The very limited parking at Sneydlands must only be used the residents, their visitors and the emergency services and as such, is not available to attendees .

Wednesday, 19th September 2018       Return to Sneydlands                                       7.30 p.m.

Alice Harvey Fishenden, a PhD student at the University of Liverpool  will visit to give a talk on her work with Staffordshire Record Office to investigate drought and water shortages in the county since the Industrial Revolution.  She also runs a volunteer group at the Record Office, exploring the recording of weather in 18th Century diaries and letters.


Wednesday, 17th October 2018                                                           7.30 p.m.

We welcome the Town Crier for Lichfield, Ken Knowles, together with his wife.


 Wednesday, 21st November 2018                                                   7.30 p.m.

Chris Copp will visit us again, this time to give his talk entitled “Shugborough from the Bronze Age to the present day”, concentrating on three periods: prehistory, medieval and World War II.


Wednesday,  16th January 2019                                                           7.30 p.m.

The Society's AGM .
This is your chance to influence the way your Society is run.  Do you have any ideas for speakers or visits?  Please consider standing for election to the committee. Nominations for officers and committee members must be made, in writing, to the Organising Secretary (Glenys Richards) at least 14 days before the A.G.M.  A nomination sheet will also be available at the November meeting.   


Wednesday, 20th February 2019                                                             7.30 p.m.

 ”The Story of Two Crosses” – a presentation on the life of William Coltman VC – will be told by great grandson Tim Coltman.  Awarded the Victoria Cross, DCM and Bar, MM and Bar in WW1 - without firing a shot in anger.                            


Wednesday, 20th March 2019                                                                 7.30 p.m.

Richard Stone has been invited to give his talk entitled “The Body Snatchers” including some local references. 


Wednesday 17th April  2019                                                                   7.30 p.m.

Staffordshire and the Coming of the Tudors” will be the subject of  Steve Booth’s talk when we welcome him back once more.


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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