More than just a History Book

Ex-Rugby Radio Station manager and local historian, Malcolm Hancock has spent years compiling a vast selection of documents, photographs, records and artifacts relating to the history of Rugby’s famous radio station site.

With so much material collected, the obvious next step was to bring it all together in a book. A serious undertaking but, thankfully, a challenge that Malcolm was ready to accept.

The History of Rugby Radio Station makes fascinating reading. As well as meticulously charting the major achievements of Rugby Radio Station, and being packed with a wealth of facts and technical details, Malcolm’s book contains personal recollections and frames great events within a vibrant social history.
From top secret operations during the Second World War to a 24-hour charity Skittles Marathon in 1969, the design and operation of atomic clocks of incredible accuracy to the genuinely moving eye-witness account of the demolition of the station’s iconic 820ft masts. It’s all here, a legacy to be appreciated by future generations.

The History of Rugby Radio Station is available to order online at

The book is also available from Hunt’s Bookshop in Rugby,the Tourist Information Centre in Rugby and The Visitor Centre at Houlton.

All proceeds are donated to your local Air Ambulance. 


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