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. A well known, well respected local gent, he had served in the war but came home after suffering a ...Read full memory
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 most of the people. My first school was in Church Street, then moved to the boys school in ...Read full memory
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 spent the summers in Rugeley at their uncle's house. Sadly, none of them are alive now so I don't ...Read full memory
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.
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 the piano for sing-alongs. I remember there were twins living next door (Glen & Glennys??). I went to ...Read full memory
I remeber rugeley I was born there.garden view terrace.moved to birch lane when I was 4 a brand new house number 22.started raven hill school then went to nursery fields when it was first built.oh happy days.live in yorkshire now
The secret love between Mr G and Miss W.
I'm doing research on Rugeley. I'm wondering does anyone have memories of Green Lane Farm? It was sold in 1960. I recently read that you could walk across the fields to Etching Hill from Green Lane. Rugeley has changed so much in recent years. Even the last of our fields are disappearing. It would be such a pity if all our memories ...Read full memory
1958 (ish) - Mum always started paying into the xmas club in February every year for me and my brother Paul. My fondest memory was the toy electric train in the window, when you put your hand over a pad on the window the electric train would work - how magic was that every xmas as a young boy ......brill !
We lived at no 1 Police House, just off to the right of this photo and then in no 3, the wall of which can be seen on the right - this was the police station - a house with a small office attached. I went to the Church School for a while which was just opposite the new parade of shops (which included a Grocutts ...Read full memory
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