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.
|Ruyton war memorial names
||Churchyard Condrum - second thoughts||The Noneley Family||Ray `Willpower` Williams|
|WW2 Victory Concert||Churchyard Conundrum||Charles Howes, Village Postman||Arriving in Ruyton, May 4 1969|
|The Old School||Foundation of School & School House||James Cooper 19C Memories||Derek Riches joins up for National Service|
|World War I Peace Celebrations||Walter T. Burr, Village Schoolmaster||Family History - Cunninghams||Charter Celebrations 1.|
|War Horses in two World Wars||Burial Under Difficulties||James Cowper, Village Schoolmster||Ruyton XI Towns Borough Charter|
|WW1 A Soldiers Diary||Church restoration 1968||William Blair-Bell||Borough Charter explained|
|TOL Wilkinson V.C.||1840 The Good Men of Ruyton||Sgt Richard Jones, Master Tailor||Glorious otter hunt on the Perry|
|Bruce Bairnsfather WWI cartoonist||Extraordinary scene in Ruyton parish church||Spreading the news in Ruyton - part 1||The Eas Well, Baschurch|
|WWI Men listed on Ruyton War Memorial||Spreading the news in Ruyton - part 2|
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|