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Talbot InnThe Talbot Inn
Known to have been on its present site since the late 18th Century. Its signs show the Talbot hunting dog which was the emblem of the Earls of Shrewsbury.

Useful Links

Ruyton XI Towns Council
http://www.rxit.org.uk/pc/index.html
Provides Village information
Shropshire Family History Society
http://sfhs.org.uk
A meeting place for those conducting local family history

Articles on the Eleven Towns
http://eleventowns.uk/history.html
Historical contributions by local people.

Shropshire Archives Online Catalogue
http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk
Advanced Search for Shropshire
Shropshire Archives
http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf
Information on the County's archive service
Discover Shropshire
http://www.discovershropshire.org.uk
A Shropshire Council guide to social, sport and cultural activities
Darwin County
http://www.darwincountry.org.uk
Educational resource

The National Archives
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a
Database of local archive catalogues

Ancestry.co.uk
http://www.ancestry.co.uk
For tracing family history

Historical Directories
http://www.historicaldirectories.org
Digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales
Victoria County History
http://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk
An encyclopaedic record of England's places and people
Ruyton Castle
http://www.rxit.org.uk/castle

War Memorial Trust
http://www.warmemorials.org

Whittington Castle
http://www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk
Welsh Marches Castles
http://www.castlewales.com/march.html
BBC Domesday Reloaded
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday
Enter place name in the 'Search' box, and
select 'Content' to find entries for 1986.

Oswestry & Border History and Archaeological Group
Tel: 01691 654358
http://www.pastcaring.com/obhag

Rhydycroesau Local History Group
Jessie Hanson on 01 691 654698

Oswestry Borderland Heritage
http://www.oswestry-borderland-heritage.co.uk
A repository for industrial and historical information collected from various sources around the area.

Llansilin Local History Society
Secretary: Mrs. Mary Morris
on 01691 662569

Shrewsbury Chronicle Press Cuttings
1774-1950
Ruyton XI Towns area, (Obituaries,
property sales, local events)
Chris Dudley on 01939 261453