Ruthin Local History Society Programme

Our 2020-2021  series of talks, all by Zoom, has been completed. these have proved to be popular with about 50 participants, compared to the 70 or so who have attended our normal meetings in previous years



Please keep an eye on this space for our 2021-22 programme.







Recent Additions to this site:

Our April meeting by Zoom featured Gwynn Matthews, with the title 'Poetic Licence in the Vale' - a scholarly and wide ranging examination as to how the works of professional Welsh poets might be used to interpret the history of people and places in the Vale of Clwyd.

You can enjoy his talk HERE

Broadsheets :

We are pleased to announce that all 79 editions of the Rhuthun Local History Broadsheet are now on line, thanks to the skill and efforts of Arnold Hughes, Gareth Evans, Graham Welch, Brian Hubble, and the technical support of Fineline. It has been a mammoth undertaking!

The Broadsheet was published quarterly between 1985 and 2004 by the Coelion Trust, a group of local historians. 

They can all be accessed HERE



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.


Gareth Evans' new book

'The Buildings of Ruthin'

- a few copies are still availale.

To order a copy, e-mail:



National Library of Wales                     On-line resources

We recommend these resources for research or just general interest:

Welsh Tithe Maps: excellent interactive site for 1839 tithe maps. You can overlay contemporary maps with 1890s OS maps and the actual tithe maps. You can locate particular fields by name (in many cases), owner, occupier (if different), field use (arable or pasture), land area, and amount of tithe.

The People's Collection. OS maps from 1874-5 edition. Zoom in/out facility, hybrid maps allows to see contemporary maps against historical ones.

Welsh Newspapers on line. Again you can navigate to specific newspapers by typing in a particular newspaper title or specific topic, which will then be yellow-line highlighted for one newspaper or all the collection.