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.


Useful links to other websites:



Abbots Bromley Nostalgia Team

The Abbots Bromley Nostalgia team consists of four individuals who dedicate their time to keeping the history of Abbots Bromley alive for our future generations.



Armitage-with Handsacre Parish, One-place Study

Richard Ewing's ongoing project provides wealth of interesting interesting information. 



Burntwood Family History Group

Our aim continues to bring together those who are interested in the research of their family history.  We cover:

Armitage - Boney Hay - Brereton - Bridgetown - Brownhills - Burntwood - Cannock - Cannock Wood - Chadsmoor - Chase Terrace - Chasetown - Chorley - Churchbridge - Edial - Farewell - Gentleshaw - Hammerwich - Handsacre - Hazelslade - Heath Hayes - Hednesford - Lichfield - Littleworth - Longdon - Lynn - Muckley Corner - Norton Canes - Ogley Hay - Pelsall - Pipehill - Pye Green - Rawnsley - Rugeley - Shenstone - Stonnall - Upper Longdon - Wall - Wimblebury - Woodhouses



Colton History Society

Colton is a small village in Staffordshire, a mile North of Rugeley. It boasts a long and vibrant history, with many people, traditions and buildings of historic merit. The web site  has been created to share the work of the group with the villagers and with anyone else who has an interest in the area.



Friends of Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service (FoSSA) was founded in 2003 with the aim of bringing together the many different kinds of users of the Archive Service. 

The Society offers a warm welcome to family, local and national historians as well as to those of us who simply want to find out more about the county's past. Our members are individuals or organisations who appreciate the role of the Archive Service in preserving our history, have benefited from its facilities and wish to support its wor in the future.


Friends of Cannock Chase

"... Most of the public see our programme of walks and visits but we have a hard working committee monitoring all aspects of events on the  Chase.



Prison History

A resource to expand our knowledge of the practice and experience of imprisonment in the British Isles between 1500 and 1999. Its also has information about lock-ups and Police Stations including several in Staffordshire especially Rugeley (currently).



Ridware History Society

The website of a society dedicated to the history of the parishes of Hamstall Ridware;  Mavesyn Ridware and Pipe Ridware in the County of Staffordshire in the English Midlands.  The Parish of Mavesyn Ridware includes Hill Ridware and Blithbury: Hamstall Ridware and Nethertown.



Staffordshire Archeological & Historical Society

Dedicated to the study and preservation of antiquities across the county of Staffordshire.



Staffordshire Heritage Group

Staffordshire Heritage Group is an Umbrella organisation for local groups and societies interested in various aspects of our local Heritage. It publishes a combined diary of events. It meets regularly to exchange ideas and information and sponsors joint events which are normally beyond the individual groups, such as lectures, seminars and visits.



Staffordshire Historic Churches

A group of enthusiasts compiling information on all of Staffordshire’s historic churches. They also put out regular news articles on the world of historic churches.


Staffordshire History

This is a large and developing site devoted to Staffordshire's history (i.e. pre-1888 boundaries).  It is not only an important reference and information resource for researchers, both professional and amateur, but is also now the home of the new Staffordshire History Association, whose aim is to encourage Local History groups throughout the old historic county and to publicise their activities, meetings and  achievements.  Hopefully, it will also increase individual group's membership and thereby encourage more people to study, learn and carry out research into Staffordshire's long and exciting history.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service


Gateway to the Past

is an online catalogue containing descriptions of the holdings of: Staffordshire Record Office; Stoke on Trent City Archives; William Salt Library; StaffordStaffordshire County Museum.



Staffordshire Record Office

N.B. Lichfield Record Office has been closed and the majority of contents transferred to Stafford Record Office


Staffordshire BMD

One of  the UKBMD free BMD websites. This site is ongoing but could help you locate birth, marriage and death certificates from within the county.  Good coverage of Cannock area marriages and some Rugeley deaths. There is also a West Midlands BMD site (see UKBMD for links to this site and others).