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Journal 23 (2013) Now available RISING BROOK RUGELEY IRONWORKS Contents 1. EDITORIAL 3 2. THE ROLLING OF IRON IN RUGELEY FROM 1713 & OTHER ACTIVITIES ON THESE SITES TO 1890 Jim Causer and Anne Andrews 4 3. EXCAVATIONS AT HORNS POOL, SLITTING MILL Stoke Museum Archaeology Society 67 4. BYGONE IRONMASTERS OF AMBLECOTE AND RUGELEY AND THEIR INDUSTRIAL LEGACY OF GLOBAL ACCLAIM (INCLUDES THE HOPKINS FAMILY AND THEIR ACTIVITIES IN RUGELEY) Harry Thornton 79 EDITORIAL This journal is a tribute to the many years of research by Jim Causer, one of the most senior members of the Society, into the legal papers of Addison, Jesson & Cooper Solicitors of Walsall at Staffordshire County Record Office. The results of this research, which illuminated the ironworking along the valley of the Rising Brook at Rugeley, have been reported in their geographical and historical context in the first article. Following this research we were anxious to try and establish if and when ironworking took place below Horns (previously known as Duttons Pool) at Slitting Mill. Members of Stoke Museum Archaeology Society kindly agreed to carry out a geophysical survey of this area. This showed some areas of interest which they subsequently excavated and their report is given in the second article. Finally we have obtained a lot of information and advice from Harry Thornton for the first article, and he subsequently agreed to allow us to republish his article on the Hopkins and Hill families and their activities at Rugeley and Blaenavon in South Wales. Publication of this journal has been possible thanks to the support of a grant from the Staffordshire Local Community Fund through the local, Rugeley County Councillor Geoffrey Martin who represents Etchinghill & Heath in the Cannock Division. Anne Andrews 2013 To buy see sales Page

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