Rugeley Rose Theatre Receive Funding Boost!

Rugeley Town Council have received an amazing £94,000 to support Rugeley Rose Theatre develop the popular local venue as a venue for mounting online performances of the Rugeley Fringe Festival and then use the space as a recording space for further online performances using newly training staff. In addition, the money will go to develop […]

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Ravenhill House Hospital – a World War One Sanctuary

By Jono Oates During the Covid-19 crisis the hospitals, and their workers, of Britain have provided excellent care and devotion for their patients, and the ‘clap-for-our carers’ and NHS Rainbow of Hope have become key symbols over the last few months. Several emergency hospitals, named Nightingale after the Crimean nurse Florence, were opened this Spring […]

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The History of Blithfield Sailing Club

This year, Blithfield Sailing Club celebrates its 50th Anniversary of sailing on Blithfield Reservoir, near Rugeley. Commodore Anthony Kurcaba tells us more about the club and its origins. Blithfield Sailing Club is one of several users of Blithfield Reservoir, a beautiful 790-acre manmade lake set in the rolling hills of Blithe Valley, between Rugeley and […]

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Nga Tapuwae – Following in the Footsteps for Anzac Day

Today, 25 April, is Anzac Day, a commemoration of the Australian and New Zealand forces who served and, and who lost their lives, in World War One and other conflicts. In May 2019 the ‘Nga Tapuwae’ New Zealand memorial was unveiled by the Great War Hut at the Cannock Chase Visitor Centre on Marquis Drive. […]

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Beneath the Surface at Blithfield

By Kate Gomez Blithfield Reservoir was opened by the Queen Mother in October 1953. Work had commenced in 1947 after being delayed by the Second World War and in the six years it took to complete, almost 500 people were employed in its construction.  Around one third of the labour force came from a unit […]

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Local School Makes Protective Visors for NHS Staff

We are all in this together At a time when we’re all being asked to help support the NHS, The Hart School in Rugeley is playing its part by making protective visors for local frontline staff. Following widespread reports of a shortage of protective PPE clothing for health workers, the Hart School’s Senior Leadership Team […]

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