On this site we try and provide some information about the history of the town and where to find more. The school and its game have produced a high international profile for Rugby but here we concentrate on the story of the town itself. 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 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 the 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.