Ruthin Local History Society Programme

We are hoping that the COVID-19 situation will improve to the point where we can recommence our monthly meetings.

All we can say at present is 

"Watch This Space"



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 (56 to 65) 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.


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.


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.