Memories of Rugeley

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


I too grew up on the Peartree Estate and have memories of all that Christine remembers. I saw my very first pig at a small farm at the rear of Uplands Green, I think the farmers name was Mr. Duval. I too attended to St Joseph's school ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley by Miriam Lawrence


As a school boy I clearly remember having my hair cut at Heatherly’s barber shop, situated at the top of Upper Brook Street. The shop was run by two old guys (brothers I think) one was named Tom, not sure about the other. A ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley by David Knapper

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

George Masons Employees

My dad informs me that my grandad ran George Mason's in Rugeley for many years. His name was Thomas Parsons and he lived in a large house with my nan, Lillian along the Armitage Road opposite the Brereton park by Thorn. ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley

Jackhills Toyshop

I have great memories of Jackhills toyshop on the Horsefair in the seventies. I used to love going in there and it was the first stop to spend birthday or Christmas money, (usually some Sindy clothes or once - some roller ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley by Vicky Witton

Rugeley Past

I was born in Rugeley. I first lived in Green Lane near the corner of Hageley Road. The old houses have been demolished, there is town houses now on the site. I then moved to Attlee Crescent it was good in them days as you knew ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley by Colin Minshall

Peartree Estate

My dad took us to Rugeley to live in 1954, he had recently trained in Nottinghamshire and we were one of the first to live there, well that's what it seemed like to me as a seven year old. We were always going into new ...Read full memory

Mmm Fish And Chips

My memory of Rugeley was going to town and having fish and chips from Florie's chipshop in Brook Street, they were the best I have ever tasted. Wrapped in newspaper with fish bits in there too, those were the days.

A memory of Rugeley

Harpers Tailors And Outfitters

I understand that my great uncle John Henry Harper had a tailors and outfitters business at 17 Lower Brook st in 1901 until unknown date. Does anyone have any knowledge of this business or what business operated from this address since then. Woul love to hear. Rosemary Holden (nee Harper)

A memory of Rugeley by Rosemary Holden

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