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Late News: The Railway Crane

This relic of Ruthin's railway past, next to the Craft Centre, is also undergoing cosmetic restoration. There will be a talk on this, and Ruthin's railway past, by local historian Fiona Gale ,as part of this summer's Gwyl Rhuthun / Ruthin Festival, sponsored by this History Society.  The talk takes place on Sunday June 26th. at 7pm. It will be in Yr Henlys, which will have a full house, but you can also join in on Zoom using this link:

THIS WAS VERY WELL ATTENDED AND WE HOPE TO REPEAT THE TALK LATER IN THE YEAR.

Ruthin Local History Society Programme

Our October talk, by Arnold Hughes : 'Pool Park PoW Camp', is now on-line hereand the November talk by Dr. Craig Jones 'Owain Glyndwr and the Battle of Pilleth'  here.

 

Gareth Evan's Christmas talk on Victorian Businesses of Ruthin is to follow shortly here..

The January topic, Dr Sara Elin Roberts, ‘Mediaeval Welsh Law in Northeast Wales’ is here.

For the February address by Mr. Toni Vitti, ‘Belgian Refugees in Ruthin’, click here.

The March meeting was:

Philip Hume, 'The King's Writ does not run here': The Welsh Marcher Lordships. Here

That completes our winter programme - we look forward to returning to our normal meetings in the Autumn of 2022.

 

 

 

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.

 

Gareth Evans' new book

'The Buildings of Ruthin'

- a few copies are still availale.

To order a copy, e-mail:

garethmachno@yahoo.co.uk

 

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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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