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Our 2013/4 programme starts in October i:

October 18th 2023. Robert Griffiths,’ Kinmel camp in World War I'

November 15th 2023. Rhys Mwyn 'Archaeology and Sense of Place.' 

December 20th 2023. Short Talk; Arnold Hughes ‘'Banged Up!' Ruthin Gaol's Inmates, 1841-1911'. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

January 17th 2024, Fiona Gale, ‘ Ruthin Castle : History, Conservation and the Future’

February 21st 2024. Bethan Atkinson, ‘Forging ahead: the men behind the development of the Denbighshire coalfield’

March 20th 2024.Nia Higginbottom: Heddwch Nain/Mamgu - the Welsh women’s peace petition 1923


All meetings in Rhos Street School Hall at 7.30 pm.

Last Year's winter programme:



A summary of Prof. Arnold Hughes' talk (October) on 'Houses of Noble Poverty : The Almshouses of Denbighshire' can be seen here.


A Summary of Fiona Gale's talk on Ruthin Railway Station  from 16th November 2022 can be seen here:

On 21st December we held the AGM and Christmas Quiz:, by Bob Ellis and Roger Edwards , followed by an Introduction to the Ruthin Old Buildings Dendrochronology Project, which you can see here.

18th January   Robert Griffiths, ‘Kinmel Camp during World War I’ Postponed due to wintry weather

15th February   R K Mathias ‘Sailing away: the stories of some north east Wales migrants and travellers.’ Summary here


15th March   Gareth Evans ‘Country Houses and Estates in Dyffryn Clwyd’





Using the Drop-Down menus above, you can: (If you are using a mobile phone, click on the 3-bar icon beneath the page title to access he menus.)

  • From the Home page, find out more about our Society, with contact details, and join if you wish!

  • Use the Archive and Members Papers menus to access some 45 topics which relates to the History of Ruthin and the surrounding area. This content continues to grow.

  • The Broadsheets menu will give you a digital 'reprint' of the 79 Broadsheets produced between 1985 and 2004  by a group of local historians.

We regret that we do not have the resources to produce a bilingual website.

After 6 years of operation, we are approaching 35,000 page visits - by a world-wide audience - which we think is quite impressive.!


The Peers Memorial (The Town Clock)

This  landmark in St. Peter's Square is about to undergo a programme of restoration.


As part of the condition survey a drone examination of the memorial was carried out - and this also provides some wonderful views of our historic town centre. You can view the video (silent) taken by the drone here.

You can read Gwynne Morris's story of Joseph Peers and his memorial in the Ruthin Local History Broadsheet No. 30, which is on this website and can be seen using this link.


NEW !!

The Ruthin Local History Broadsheets included many articles, mainly by David Williams, on the historic houses of the Ruthin area. Use this map key to go straight to the appropriate Broadsheet. 

In most cases these articles are the last one on each Broadsheet.

To enter, click on the map.

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