Ruthin Local History Society Programme

16th October 2019. Dr. R Paul Evans: ‘The ‘Old Boys’ of  Denbigh County School and the Great War, 1914-1918’.


20th  November 2019.  Bob Morris: ‘Thomas Gee: Media Mogul with a Message.’

18th December 2019. Annual Meeting, Arnold Hughes:  ‘Pool Park and who lived there’. 

15th January 2020. Iain Grant: ‘Recent field work at Tomen y Faerdre and Tomen y Rhodwydd – the Castles of Ial’.

19th February 2020. Paul Mason: ‘The Estates of the Vale of Clwyd -  historically mapping their boundaries’.


Due to the redevelopment of Awelon the following meetings will be held at the new Rhos Street School, Ffordd Glasdir, at 7.30 p.m.


Next  Meeting:
18th March 2020. Gwynn Price Rowlands: ‘From Beadle and Nightwatchmen to Police Constable. The development of policing in late Georgian and early Victorian Denbighshire ’

15th April 2020.  Gwynn Mathews: ‘Poetic Licence in the Vale’.


Meetings suspended until further notice

Recent Additions to this site:

In Archive:

Tomen y Rhodwydd and Tomen y Faerdre

Pool Park

Thomas Gee : Media Mogul with a Message


Broadsheet :

More editions (45 to 55) of the former 'Rhuthun Local History Broadsheet', published by the Coelion Trust, now on-line.

Members Papers :

Wilfred Owen in Rhewl, and Sir Charles Evans in Rhewl and Derwen.

Rhos Street School Project :

Fascinating photos from 1909-1915 (Scouts, Tug of War etc.) provided by Huw Davies, which include his father, later Dr. Ifor Davies of Cerrigydrudion.

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'

is now available.

To order a copy, e-mail:

or visit Ruthin bookshops.

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.