Ruthin Local History Society Programme

The first mneeting of the 2021/2 winter programme will be held on 20th October in Yr Hen Llys.

Arnold Hughes will be speaking on Pool Park Prisoner of War Camp.

Attendance will be limited but it will also be possible to participate remotely through Zoom.

Members will be receiving full information from the Secretary in the near future. 

17th November 2021 Dr Craig Jones, ‘The Battle of Pillell’

15th December 2021 AGM, Gareth Evans, ‘Former Businesses of Ruthin’ and a Christmas Quiz by Robert Ellis and Roger Edwards

19th January 2022 Dr Sara Elin Roberts, ‘Mediaeval Welsh law in Northeast Wales’

16th February 2022 to be arranged

16th March 2022 Dr Philip Hume, The King's Writ does not run here': The Welsh Marcher Lordships


Gareth Evans' new book

'The Buildings of Ruthin'

- a few copies are still availale.

To order a copy, e-mail:



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.


The Peers Memorial

(The Town Clock)

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

A public exhibition can be seen currently in the adjacent Yr Hen Llys.

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.