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.
|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|
||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
||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|
||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
|William Blair-Bell, Pioneer Gynecologist|
|Kenyons of Pradoe
Telephone +44 (0)1939 261 121
|Ruyton XI Towns village website||Ruyton XI Towns Local History Society||Shropshire Archives||Oswestry Town Museum|
|Shropshire Family History Society||Oswestry and Borderlands History and Archaeology Group||Shropshire Regimental Museum||War Memorials Trust|
|Oswestry Borderland Heritage|