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.

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 HouseJames Cooper 19C MemoriesDerek Riches joins up for National Service
World War I Peace Celebrations Walter T. Burr, Village SchoolmasterFamily History - CunninghamsCharter Celebrations 1.
War Horses in two World WarsBurial Under DifficultiesJames Cowper, Village SchoolmsterRuyton XI Towns Borough Charter
WW1 A Soldiers DiaryChurch restoration 1968William Blair-BellBorough Charter explained
TOL Wilkinson V.C.1840 The Good Men of  RuytonSgt Richard Jones, Master TailorGlorious otter hunt on the Perry
Bruce Bairnsfather WWI cartoonistExtraordinary scene in Ruyton parish churchSpreading the news in Ruyton - part 1The Eas Well, Baschurch
WWI Men listed on Ruyton War MemorialSpreading the news in Ruyton - part 2


Contact details

Yoland Brown
Brownhill House
Ruyton XI Towns
Nr. Shrewsbury


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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