Around Rugeley From Old Photographs, by Thea Randall and Joan Anslow

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Around Rugeley From Old Photographs, by Thea Randall and Joan Anslow
Around Rugeley From Old Photographs, by Thea Randall and Joan Anslow

Published by Amberley in 2009, 128 pages. Paperback (N5407)

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This book is a fascinating pictorial history of Rugleley, which lies on the edge of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, and it is packed full with lots of wonderful black and white photographs showing the people, buildings and streets of the area in decades gone by.

From the rear side cover: This book is a wonderful collection of old photographs of Rugeley and its surrounding villages of Longdon, Armitage with Handsacre, Mavesyn Ridware, Hamstall Ridware, Colton, Blithfield, Colwich, Brindley Heath, Stowe-by-Chartley, Fradswell, Gayton, Weston and Hixon.

Covering a period of some ninety years from 1860 to 1950, this pictorial record represents a microcosm of England over three generations: aristocracy and ordinary folk; industry and agriculture; transport by water, steam and wheel; schooldays; worship; leisure and those occupations so typical of English life.

The compilers have drawn together this album of photographs largely from private collections. They provide an evocative memory of the past life of a town famous for its horse fair, and of a rural England long-since vanished.


The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Rugeley, as well as people with a more general interest in the history of this part of Staffordshire and beyond in decades gone by....
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