Rugeley, Staffordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Rugeley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Bicycle Storage

I was born and lived at Longdon Green. I started work at West Cannock Colliery No.5 in 1951. I used to cycle to Rugeley every morning and store my bicycle in Jack Hill's shop doorway along with other miners' bikes, then catch ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley by Carl Linney

Pear Tree Estate

My family (the Millers) lived in Hillary Crest on the Pear Tree Estate. Dad, Bill, was an electrician in the mine (possibly Coppice). He also had a 2nd job at the Pub at the bottom of the Estate where he sold ales & played ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley by Sue Slatcher

The Parrot, The Monkey And Tennis On The Lawn

My mother was sent away to boarding school in 1921, when she was eight years old. For various reasons, she could not go home (to Cardiff) during the summer holidays and so she and her four brothers ...Read full memory