Landor (Local History) Society

Landor Society current publications available from Margaret Neal (01889 582709):

'Looking Back on Rugeley' ... £1.00  By Alec. Neal

'The Murder of Christina Collins' ... £2.50   (The 'Bloody Steps’ Murder on the Trent and Mersey Canal near Rugeley). A reprint of John Godwin's booklet.

“Ironworks of the Rising Brook Valley” by member Harry Thornton (2016)

The meticulously researched A4 book, lavishly illustrated with photos, maps and plans, pieces together the evidence for 300 years of ironworking in the district. It costs £6 and is available from Margaret Neal - 01889 582709 - (also by post + £1.50 p&p); and Rugeley Library.

Blank Cards

based on five differing sketches (series 2), by Edwina Morgan, of historic Rugeley scenes; each pack, costing £2.50 (SALE! reduced to £1.25) (complete with envelopes), contains five different designs: Market Square 1930s and 1950s; Horse Fair 1950s and two views of Brook Square.

They will be on sale at  our meetings, displays and Rugeley Library. 

New 2018!

The Landor (Local History) Society is proud to bring Ernest Toye's unpublished history of Rugeley to a wider audience.

A founding member of the Society and Teacher of Latin and History at Rugeley Grammar School.

Spanning the years from 1700 to c.1850 it contents include:

Rugeley in 1700; Fire and Flood; Local Government in the first half of the 18th century;

The Horsefair and the 'Forty Five'; Local Government in the latter half of the 18th century;

Personalities of Rugeley in the 18th century; The Town 1801-10; After the French Wars 1811-20;

Regency Rugeley; 1830-46.

It sets the minutiae of local life into the context of the wider world of national events.

Priced at £7.00 and available from: Margaret Neal (also by post + £2.00 p&p); Rugeley Library; Rugeley Post Office; Instaprint Ltd, Rugeley; The Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford

New 2019!

Another wonderful piece of research from Harry Thornton relating to the Sneyd family during the period 1787 to 1913; their activities in and around Rugeley; their charitable legacies and also some details of their personal lives and their properties in Rugeley, Ireland and Rhyl

Priced at £2.50 and available from Margaret Neal and Rugeley Library.

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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