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 Record Office and the William Salt Library in Stafford are closed for restructuring.  The new History Centre is expected to open in Spring 2024.  The staff have moved across the road to Eastgate House.  Access to the Archive Collection is limited and available only for specific reasons.

There is no normal public access.




Saturday, March 23rd, 2024. Staffordshire Archeology Day. Staffordshire Museum & Art Galley, Bethesda Street, Hanley. 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Organised by Stoke on Trent Museuem Archeological Society and The Potteries Museum. Five speakers will give presentations on recent archeological excavations and finds from the Staffordshire area. Free but donations to the Museum are encouraged. See Eventbrite web page for advance booking or at door on the day.






Staffordshire Record Office has now completed the project to digitize the Enclosure Maps and has published them on the Staffordshire Past Track website.

Please note that whilst the enclosure maps have been digitised, the awards have not, due to their size and complexity. For further enquiries please contact Staffordshire Record Office.

The images are reproduced by kind permission of Staffordshire Record Office and FoSSA Enclosure Map Digitisation Project. Funded by a Midland Ancestors grant from its Kemp Legacy Fund.

However note that each of Tithe Maps published on the Staffordshire Past Track website has a resource link taking you to an Index Page where the plot name or plot number from the map can be entered and the resultant search gives the name of the owner and occupier of the specified plot. 






“Knowing where you stand” a course covering the 7th to the 21st centuries, divided into two terms, run by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage service and Keele University.  Cost £100 a term.  At Stafford Rugby Club.  Further information from Margaret Neal or FoSSA..






Don’t forget we are always looking for short articles to publish in City Life magazine.  It can be on any local subject and about 400 words, A couple of photographs would be useful.  Please speak to Marion Kettle or Margaret Neal if you can help.  


Your Society receives copies of the periodicals “The Local Historian, “Local History News”, “Staffordshire History" and “West Midlands Archaeology”.  The current editions are taken to each meeting at Sneydlands and may be borrowed by paid-up members.  Back copies and most of the other books and ephemera belonging to the Society may be borrowed by members at the discretion of the Librarian.  Please see Margaret Neal if you wish to borrow an item.