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


Ruyton war memorial names
Churchyard Condrum - second thoughtsThe Noneley FamilyRay `Willpower` Williams
WW2 Victory ConcertChurchyard ConundrumCharles Howes, Village PostmanArriving in Ruyton, May 4 1969
The Old SchoolFoundation of School & School HouseDerek Riches joins up for National Service
World War I Peace Celebrations Walter T. Burr, Village Schoolmaster

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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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