On this site we will try and provide an introduction to the history of the town and where to find more information. The school and its game have produced a high international profile for Rugby but here we concentrate on the story of the town. The 20th century developments in electrical engineering and other industries would have made the name known around the world without the William Webb Ellis effect.

Rugby School has its own web site. For the development of the sport the English Rugby Football Union has some details, and the International Rugby Football Board has something on international developments.

If you are looking at your family tree then Rugby Family History Group will be of interest. If you are trying to follow up some detail of a your relative's social activities or careers, then we may be able to help.


Details of the Autumn 2020 Meetings for  will be appearing shortly.

Aspects of Rugby Volume 11

Our most recent booklet, Rugby, Aspects of the Past, Volume 11 was published in October 2020

This booklet is available for sale at Rugby Visitor Centre, Hunts Bookshop or see the publications page of this site.


About Us

The group began in 1973 as an adult evening class sponsored by the Workers Education Association. It met in the Percival Guildhouse - Rugby's independent adult education centre. The evening classes lasted for about 6 years building up a small group of regulars.

When the formal classes stopped the regulars continued to meet as an independent group at the Guildhouse and have continued to the present day. The groups principal activity is mutual support in furthering the research of its individual members. However we work as a group when a suitable project, such as the production of a book, has been identified.

The group meets at 2pm on Wednesday afternoons at the Guildhouse during the Autumn and Spring terms. During the Summer term, visits to local places of interest are arranged.