Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Why visit Rugeley?

Colin Ross reports the welcome news that the Lib Dems have retained control of Rugeley Town Council, even if it is because 16 0f the 19 councillors have been returned unopposed.

My chief memory of Rugeley is that it is the only place that a ticket clerk has ever tried to dissuade me from travelling to. It was back in the early 1980s and I was trying to buy a return from Lichfield Trent Valley to Rugeley Trent Valley. "You don't want to go there," he said. "There's nothing there."

But it was famous in the 19th century - as the home of Palmer the Poisoner.

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