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Ruthin Local History Society Programme
2019-2020   

Awelon, 7.30


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.’

Next Meeting:


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


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


19th February 2019. Paul Mason: ‘The Estates of the Vale of Clwyd -  historically mapping their boundaries’.

Due to the closure of Awelon the two final meetings will be held at the new Rhos Street School, Ffordd Glasdir.


18th March 2019. Gwynn Price Rowlands: ‘From Beadle and Nightwatchmen to Police Constable. The development of policing in late Georgian and early Victorian Denbighshire ’


15th April 2019.  Gwynn Mathews: ‘Poetic Licence in the Vale’.

 

New on this site:

In Archive:

Thomas Gee : Media Mogul with a Message

The Old Boys of Denbigh County School and the Great War

Who was Jones? The evolution of Welsh surnames

Broadsheet :

More editions (25 to 30) of the old 'Rhuthun Local History Broadsheet', published by the Coelion Trust, now on-line.

Members Papers :

The Lords of Ruthin - an excellent summary by Gareth Evans

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.

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.

Gareth Evans' new book

'The Buildings of Ruthin'

is now available.

To order a copy, e-mail:

garethmachno@yahoo.co.uk

or visit Ruthin bookshops.