14 Feb 2009

New local history website

Already we have the Stroud History website which is building into a great local resource but now comes the History Journal by local Ruscombe resident Guy Ellis with the aim of 'bringing history alive'. It does.

On the website already is the history of Bread Street, Ruscombe which was compiled for our Street Party last year and makes great reading. Plus there is the fascinating story of the Wellington plane that ended up crashing in the Ruscombe valley in 1943.

The current project is a write up Edward Smith - the only military grave at Randwick and Canadian at that - and Richard Covignton a landlord at The Woolpack Inn in Slad, who was a Battle of Britain pilot and apparently had an interesting war to say the least.

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