history
In 1986 I researched and wrote a book about the history of our village, RUYTON XI TOWNS - Unusual Name, Unusual History. In the 31 years since, I have done more research but Irena White, who came to the village a decade ago, has done more extensive research.

Between us, we have so many stories to tell that we thought they should be available to anyone interested in the history of our village, so a website has been created  and we will continue to add stories.

Since the 700th anniversary of Ruyton's Borough Charter in 2008, the Ruyton XI Towns Local History Society has been formed and I have collected a list of Local History Keepers who know about specialist subjects and also surrounding villages.

Contributions to the website will be very welcome.
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Articles on the history of the Eleven Towns


CHARTER 1308 - 2008
PEOPLE
SCHOOL

Borough Charter 1840 The Good Men of  Ruyton Foundation of School & School House
Borough Charter explained Noneley Family The Old School
Charter Celebrations part 1. Ray `Willpower` Williams James Cowper, Village Schoolmster
CHURCH & CHAPELS
Sgt Richard Jones, Master Tailor
Walter T. Burr, Village Schoolmaster
Churchyard Conundrum
Arriving in Ruyton, 4 May 1969

Churchyard Condrum - second thoughts
SHOPS, PUBS & BUSINESSES

Church restoration 1868
Ruyton Business Startups - Morris Lubricants
Burial Under Difficulties
Business Start-ups - Minton`s Paints, Liverpool
Extraordinary scene in Ruyton parish church
Business Start ups - Ruyton Dairy

HOUSES & BUILDINGS



Woodview Lane



MISCELLANEOUS
RUYTON HISTORY
WAR MEMORIAL & WAR CONNECTIONS

Glorious otter hunt on the Perry Why are we here - Ruyton Geology

The Eas Well, Baschurch Spreading the news in Ruyton - part 1 WWI Men listed on Ruyton War Memorial
PEOPLE
Spreading the news in Ruyton - part 2 WWI cartoonist, Bruce Bairnsfather
Arthur Conan Doyle in Ruyton XI Towns Ruyton Roads and Transport part1 WWI A Soldiers Diary
Bertha Griffiths, Village Poet Ruyton Roads and Transport part 2 TOL Wilkinson V.C.
Charles Howes, Village Postman
World War I Peace Celebrations 
Cunningham Family History 
War Horses in two World Wars
Derek Riches joins up for National Service
WW2 Victory Concert
Charles Wilkes, Life in Ruyton XI Towns in 1926





XI TOWNS



William Blair-Bell, Pioneer Gynecologist


Kenyons of Pradoe

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Contact details

Yoland Brown
Brownhill House
Ruyton XI Towns
Nr. Shrewsbury
SY4 1LR
England

 

Telephone +44 (0)1939 261 121
Email yoland@eleventowns.co.uk

Relevant Links


Ruyton XI Towns village websiteRuyton XI Towns Local History SocietyShropshire ArchivesOswestry Town Museum
Shropshire Family History SocietyOswestry and Borderlands History and Archaeology GroupShropshire Regimental MuseumWar Memorials Trust
Oswestry Borderland Heritage


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