Memories of Rugeley

Jack Hills Toy Shop

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley by David Richards

Bolton House Song

The secret love between Mr G and Miss W.

A memory of Rugeley by Heather Hillier

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

Barbers

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

Rugeley Boyhood

My family moved to Rugeley in 1954 from Northumberland. Dad worked at Brereton Colliery and Mum at Birmid Metals. I attended Aelgar school and about that time got my first job delivering newspapers for the 'Burnthill Press' ...Read full memory

Rugeley

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Rugeley by Carol Arnall

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.

A memory of Rugeley

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