Memories of Rugeley


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

Astbury Butchers

This was the family business. Started in the 1860s by John Astbury who had been a miner in the Brereton colliery, it would have been run by his son Herbert at the time of the photograph. I think they sold to Dewhirsts butchers in the 1970s.

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


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

Anyone Know??

I visited Rugeley only once, with a fellow solder named Jimmy Ball who lived on Cross Roads. That was in 1950. I lost touch with him, but have some great memories of my two-day visit to that lovely town with its fine people. Anyone know the Ball family, please? Thanks. Jac Mills.

A memory of Rugeley by Jac Mills

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

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

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

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.

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