The town, historically known as 'Rudgeley', is listed in the Domesday Book and it is thought that the name derives from 'Ridge lee', or 'the hill over the field'. This historic market town lies midway between Stafford, Cannock,Lichfield and Uttoexeter. Around Rugeley From Old Photographs offers a captivating glimpse into the history of Rugeley, providing the reader with a visual representation of the townA fs intriguing and chequered history. Drawing upon an eclectic collection of photographs, Joan Anslow presents the reader with an insight into RugeleyA fs history and life in the town. Around Rugeley From Old Photographs provides something for everyone,whether they have lived in the area all their lives, or whether they are just visiting this beautiful town. It also shows how photography has continually evolved to keep up with an everA ]changing society.
Joan Anslow is keenly interested is local history. She has produced several books about Stafford and the immediate area as well as numerous articles for magazines and the local press. Joan lives in Stafford and, although retired, she enjoys working voluntarily for the Archives Service.