I was told once that it was the birthplace of one of the Bamfords, the family that owns JCB (the world-famous firm that makes earth-moving equipment, based in Uttoxeter) – but I can’t find confirmation of that on the internet. Yet.
I was just reminded of this ongoing puzzle by the news recently that JCB has opened a Story Of JCB exhibition at its factory in Rocester. Sadly, the exhibition is not, generally, open to the public.
Link: The Story Of JCB opens