The League of Friends
Formed in 1998, the League of Friends currently has over 150 members from all over the world. The volunteers arrange various fundraising activities including the spectacular sound and light show every Guy Fawkes night, along with classic car shows
With the arrival of the North Staffs Railway in 1849 the Directors saw the great potential for Rudyard to become a tourist destination. They invested very heavily in Rudyard, building two stations and purchasing the bailiff’s house and converting it in to a hotel
Carlos Trower – The African Blondin
Carlos Trower, an Afro-American tight rope walker who called himself ‘The African Blondin’ was born in the late 1840s in New York and began tight-rope walking at an early age.