We are very fortunate that this small mining village and its locality have produced or developed over the years so many well known residents. Here are just a few of those found so far.
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In no particular order …….
Thomas Carr – Hazel Slade’s first renowned Race Horse Trainer.
Jim Rhodes – a top class Golfer of international status.
William Saunders – Top class Horse Racing Trainer for Dr Palmer, the Rugeley poisoner.
Dougie Bradbury – Amateur National Champion Boxer.
Laurence Rooney – Well respected Horse racing trainer of Irish decent.
Bob Ward - Horse Racing Trainer – known as “King of the Sellers”
Dennis Turner – Football Referee of National repute.
Earl Jones - Horse Racing Trainer – winner of many races.
Tom Coulthwaite – A highly successful Horse Racing Trainer of 3 Grand National Winners
and numerous other top class races.
Alf Newey – Grand National winning Jockey.
Bill Dutton - Jockey and Trainer of the 100/1 winning Grand National “Tipperary Tim”
and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Gerry Hitchens – Footballer of England & Aston Villa fame then transferred to Italy.
Stephen and William Smith – English International Footballers.
Charles Marlow – Prolific winning Jockey and a Derby winner with “Flying Dutchman”
Chubby (Harry) Lane – Footballer at Plymouth and Birmingham & Southend.