As a resource intended to be of interest to both old and new residents and as a reference for the future, we have provided a history section to be expanded with more material as the web site develops. A rough chronological framework is used here to structure the information we have to date on Ruston Mews.
- In the beginning
- Ruston Mews up to the acquisition by RMA Ltd.
- The Rillington Place myth
- Ruston Mews in the 1960s
- New development in the 1970s
- Formation of Ruston Mews Association
- Replacement of the main sewer
- Parking enforcement
- The gate & road resurfacing
- Gradual improvements
- Some famous residents
Formation of Ruston Mews Association
There was a great deal of interest from the residents of the mews to form an association to deal with the problems with the street. During 1988 a number of residents began to meet to discuss options for acquiring the mews and these first meetings were fully attended by most that lived in the mews.
After a positive vote to form the association and to acquire the road, 26 residents stumped up £50 each to form the limited company, Ruston Mews association Ltd, which came into being on 19th April 1990.
There were some disagreements in the early years but once these were resolved, the association began to thrive and get on with the work in hand to general satisfaction of all that the mews was eventually being transformed.