George Heath – The Moorland Poet
Glorious Rudyard; gorgeous picture, How I love to gaze on thee, Ever fraught wtth sunny memories, Ever beautiful to me!
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
John Rennie (Engineer)
John Rennie (1761 – 1821) was a Scottish civil engineer. He was the son of an East Lothian farmer, taking an interest in mechanical works at a young age. He matriculated from Edinburgh university which he left in 1783.
Obituary for Jan Delaney
Janice Kay “Jan” Delaney was born July 8, 1941 at Flora, Illinois. She was the eldest of four children born to Robert Francis Delaney and Helen Gladys Boze. Jan received her education at Flora, where she graduated from high school
Isaac & Harry Bailey
Both enlisted not long after the war was declared and after a period of training, both were despatched to France, Harry arriving on 26 February 1915 and Ike two months later, on 24 April. Harry, the younger man, had joined
Volunteering at the lake
Volunteers are needed at Rudyard Lake. The lake and its surroundings and associated buildings need constant upkeep and regular maintenance. Whatever your abilities we need help with clearing litter, laying paths, replacing fence posts, painting and repairing boats, maintaining the
This is a small sample of some of the many postcards of Rudyard Lake and its surroundings. Many date from the early 20th Century. Some have been hand coloured..
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
The famous author Rudyard Kipling owes his name to Rudyard Lake. His father John Lockwood Kipling was working in Burslem and met Alice MacDonald in 1863 and courted her at Rudyard Lake in Rudyard, Staffordshire. Alice was one of the
Schools of Rudyard
Horton St Michael’s is a small rural village First School set in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, close to Leek. It currently has 82 pupils on roll, from a varied catchment of mixed socio-economic groups, largely consisting of a farming community, drawing on the