Rugeley

We are now in the historic town of Rugeley on a 7 day mooring. We arrived on Thursday and have had 2 little excursions around the town.

Rugeley market square.

It’s a quaint little town with a lot of amenities for its size. It is mentioned in the domesday book and has a fair amount of old buildings. The church of St Augustine was rebuilt in the late 1800’s when the original went into disrepair.

original chancel built in 1600’s

newer version on opposite side of the road. Unfortunately it was locked so we couldn’t look inside

Rugeley is dominated by the power station which is still in service, but sadly it is no longer served with coal that used to be mined locally at Cannock chase.

bit of a dark picture but you can see Breakaway dwarfed by the power station chimneys.

One of Rugeleys famous people Is the subject of an ITV drama this coming Monday called Arthur and George. The story of how Arthur Conan  Doyle helped to clear the name of  George Edalji who had been wrongly convicted. Quite  apt we should be here now.

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