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
The Rillington Place Myth
Ruston Mews is often confused with Rillington Place and there are numerous web sites that proclaim incorrectly that “Rilllington Place is now Ruston Mews". Below are the extracts from a number of web sites & their URL's:
If you are able, please let the above web site owners know of these errors and hopefully we will have enough voices in our favour to correct the myth.
For those who wish to find out more, click on the link below for a good comprehensive extract of the Christie murders, compliments to the BBC's web site.
Further evidence that may be of interest is a British Pathé film of the demolishing of Ruston Close (formerly Rillington Place) in the early 1970s. Please click on the link to view the video. Unfortunately there is no sound and the quality is only basic but it is interesting all the same. You will clearly see a view of Andrews Garage (at the end of Ruston Close) at about the 1 minute 30 sec point.