Landor (Local History) Society

View of Rugeley from the A51 bypass showing St Joseph & St Etheldreda (R.C.) steeple and the towers of St Augustines (C. of E.) and the 'Old Chancel' churches.


The Society is a focus for those who wish to learn more about the history of Rugeley and its surrounding parishes.  It was founded in 1953 and was named in honour of Walter Noble Landor, local and county historian, who became the Society’s first President.


Our members are not necessarily experts, but are enthusiastic people with an interest in local history, a willingness to share what they learn and a desire to preserve our local heritage.  Some are able to be active in local research; others are content with attending our meetings.


The Society has published several booklets written by members.  It also has an ever expanding collection of local photographs, literature and ephemera.


Our monthly meetings normally include a guest speaker or, in the summer months, visits to local villages and other nearby places of interest.


The society also organises occasional short courses on historical subjects.  Details of our current programme can be found on our ‘PROGRAMME’ page.


Might you be interested in joining our Society?


Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings for a fee of £2.00 per meeting* but we of course hope that you like us and become a member.


Our annual subscription (2024) is currently £10.00

* Unless there is an advertised charge  (e.g. for a 'special' event or trip) when it will be £2.00 more than members are charged.

Principal officers:



Chairman  -Mrs Sandra Turner              




Mr John Bennett



General Secretary

Mrs Marion Kettle

1 Bilberry Close


Staffs WS15 2SH

Tel: 01889 576674





Librarian (local history & publication enquiries)

Mrs Margaret Neal

38 Fortescue Lane


Staffs WS15 2AE

Tel: 01889 582709



Organising Secretary & Treasurer

(enquiries about meetings and visits)

Mrs Glenys Richards

20 Penk Drive North



Staffs WS15 2XY

Tel: 01889 586040