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Our 2013/4 programme starts in October i:

October 18th 2023. Robert Griffiths,’ Kinmel camp in World War I'

November 15th 2023. Rhys Mwyn 'Archaeology and Sense of Place.' 


December 20th 2023. Short Talk; Arnold Hughes ‘'Christmas Day in Ruthin Workhouse'. (this is a change of topic) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and ANNUAL QUIZ.

January 17th 2024, Fiona Gale, ‘ Ruthin Castle : History, Conservation and the Future’

February 21st 2024. Bethan Atkinson, ‘Forging ahead: the men behind the development of the Denbighshire coalfield’

March 20th 2024.Nia Higginbottom: Heddwch Nain/Mamgu - the Welsh women’s peace petition 1923


All meetings in Rhos Street School Hall at 7.30 pm.



1. Ruthin's Timber-framed Buildings. A leaflet describing a Heritage Trail to see these historic buildings has been produced, the relevant parts have been scanned and can be viewed here.

2. Gareth Evans ‘ paper on 'Country Houses and Estates in Dyffryn Clwyd’ which he presented to the Society in March 2023  can be seen  by clicking here: This is not a summary if his talk, but a full and learned piece of research.





Using the Drop-Down menus above, you can: (If you are using a mobile phone, click on the 3-bar icon beneath the page title to access he menus.)

  • From the Home page, find out more about our Society, with contact details, and join if you wish!

  • Use the Archive and Members Papers menus to access some 45 topics which relates to the History of Ruthin and the surrounding area. This content continues to grow.

  • The Broadsheets menu will give you a digital 'reprint' of the 79 Broadsheets produced between 1985 and 2004  by a group of local historians.

We regret that we do not have the resources to produce a bilingual website.

After 6 years of operation, we are approaching 35,000 page visits - by a world-wide audience - which we think is quite impressive.!

Country Houses and Estates

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.

Country Houses and estates are also the subject of some archived papers - see the menus.


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 this link

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