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New book - Crime and Calamity in Old Rugeley and Cannock
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 09:06 BST (UK) »
We have just published 'Crime and Calamity in Old Rugeley and Cannock' which refers to hundreds of individuals in those towns during the 19th century. A list of surnames mentioned in the book is available on this page:

The book is available for purchase on-line at:


This book details hundreds of events that happened in and around Rugeley and Cannock in the Victorian era. Almost none of these stories have appeared in print since they were first reported upon.

Separate chapters cover accidents on the railways, roads and canals as well as mishaps in the workplace and at home. Discover remarkable happenings which took place at some of the best known places in the vicinity and get a glimpse into the lives of real people of the age, from the highest positions in society to the very lowest.

Read fascinating stories about fires, floods, crashes and explosions, accounts of cruelty, neglect and squalor, and details of crimes ranging from petty theft to murder. Learn of suicide pacts and accidental shootings and follow the trail of dangerous stalkers and brazen fraudsters.

You'll meet fighting vicars, heroic firemen, a naked bridegroom, rabid dogs and thieving children as well as uncovering the exploits of one of the most remarkable women Rugeley has ever produced!

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