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 William Allan Riddlesworth
Churchyard Condrum - second thoughts Rowland Minton`s Coming of Age
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



Fire Engine and Hearse House
RUYTON HISTORY
WAR MEMORIAL & WAR CONNECTIONS


Why are we here - Ruyton Geology Our Unique War Memorial

MISCELLANEOUS Spreading the news in Ruyton - part 1 WWI Men listed on Ruyton War Memorial
Glorious otter hunt on the Perry Spreading the news in Ruyton - part 2 WWI cartoonist, Bruce Bairnsfather
The Eas Well, Baschurch Ruyton Roads and Transport part1 WWI A Soldiers Diary
Damsons in Shropshire Ruyton Roads and Transport part 2 TOL Wilkinson V.C.
PEOPLE Yoland`s History Books
World War I Peace Celebrations 
Arthur Conan Doyle in Ruyton XI Towns 1911-2020 A Snapshot in Time
War Horses in two World Wars
Bertha Griffiths, Village Poet
WW2 Victory Concert
Charles Howes, Village Postman


Cunningham Family History 
XI TOWNS

Derek Riches joins up for National Service
William Blair-Bell, Pioneer Gynecologist
Charles Wilkes, Life in Ruyton XI Towns in 1926
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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