RHUTHUN LOCAL HISTORY BROADSHEET

This  was published quarterly by the Coelion Trust and edited by A, Fletcher, P. Randall, and D. Williams, from Plas Tirion, Well Street, Ruthin, between 1985 and 2002, amounting to some 70 editions.

The Local History Society, in trying to save these articles for posterity, intends to upload the entire output to this site, as far as technology will permit. Articles will be published as they were written, though the font and layout will be altered to suit the website, so these are not facsimiles. This means that some articles contain information which is now thought to be incorrect, but out of respect to the authors these are left as they were written.

Articles will be added gradually as they become available. Those we now have are shown on the list below.

A click on the Broadsheet number will open it.

Many of these Broadsheet feature  Historic Houses in the Ruthin area - to see what is available, click here.

Broadsheet No. 1           March 1985      Bygone Well Street: Ruthin in the Mid-19th century: Ffynnon Sarah: The Ship Inn.

Broadsheet No. 2             June 1985      A Clwyd Man at the funeral of Emperor Charles V: Edmund de Grey: Rev. E.L. Barnwell, Head of Ruthin School.       

Broadsheet No. 3    September 1985      Plas Newydd, Llanfwrog:  Well Street part 2.

Broadsheet No. 4     December 1985      Christ's Hospital, Ruthin : Ruthin Cricket Club : Postal Services : Well Street part 3 : The Wealth of the de Greys

Broadsheet No. 5           March 1986      Local Football : Ruthin's Postal Past : Castle Street part 1.

Broadsheet No. 6             June 1986      Clwydian Saints : The Cocoa Rooms : Castle Street Part 2 : Ruthin's Postal Past (postscript) : Pont Rhydycilgwyn

Broadsheet No. 7    September 1986      Ruthin Fire Brigade part 1 : Nantclwyd House (now known as Nantclwyd y Dre): Ruthin  Races

Broadsheet No. 8     December 1986      Plygain (Christmas past) : Ruthin Fire Brigade part 2 : Music at St. Peter's : Clwyd Street part 1.

Broadsheet No. 9           March 1987      Isaac Clarke - Ruthin Printer : Firemen's Helmets : Early Local gavernment in Denbighshire : Clwyd Street part 2.

Broadsheet No.10            June 1987      Ruthin Gaol : Election reform 1868 : Murder! : Clwyd Street part 3

Broadsheet No. 11  September 1987      Cerrig to Ruthin with the Ruthin Soda Water Company (a tale of survival): The Quaker Baker : Brynhyfryd Chapel

                                                           of Ease : Clwyd Street part 4.

Broadsheet No. 12   December 1987       Ffynogion : Ruthin Charity School : Christmas 1863 : Clwyd Street part 5 : Hard Times - Hubert van Herkomen :                                                                     PSs to Quaker Baker and Ruthin Reformer.(previous issues)

Broadsheet No. 13         March 1988      The Welsh Bible - Ruthin cleric commemorated : Chief Constable Denman : Mill Street part 1 : Dark Age Quest

Broadsheet No. 14           June 1988       Ruthin's Town halls : Ruthin's Organs : Mill Street part 2

Broadsheet No. 15  September 1988       Ruthin's Printers : Traditional; Fairs : Upper Clwyd Street

Broadsheet No. 16   December 1988       Moyle's Mill : James Maurice (part 1) : Early telephones : St. Peter's Square part 1

Broadsheet No. 17         March 1989       John Puleston, Ruthinite at Gettysburg : James Maurice part 2 : Archaeology in Ruthin : St. Peter's Square part 2.

Broadsheet No. 18           June 1989       Ruthin men at Waterloo : Furness Williams, Tenor Extraordinaire : James Maurice part 3 : St. Peter's Square part 3.

Broadsheet No. 19  September 1989       Traders and Tokens : Robert Roberts 1834-1885 : St. Peter's Square part 4 , The Myddleton Arms

Broadsheet No. 20   December 1989        Archdeacon Richard Newcome : Gawen Goodman - A Horse! A Horse! : St. Peter's Square part 5 

Broadsheet No. 21         March 1990        Arrival of the Railway : The Lady of Charlecott : St. Peter's Square part 6, The Old Courthouse

Broadsheet No. 22           June 1990        The Flying Stones [Llangynhafal ropeway] : 'Slogger Williams' and Rugby School : St. Peter's Square part 7, Exmewe                                                               Hall : Bygone Ruthin

Broadsheet No. 23  September 1990        This issue was devoted to various aspects of St. Peter's Church.

Broadsheet No. 24   December 1990        'Eight penn'oth of news' : The Font at Jesus Chapel : Parliamentary election 1868 : Llwyn Ynn - a lost house.

Broadsheet No. 25         March 1991        The King, Parliament, The Salisburys and the Thelwalls : Sussing out the Census : Pont y Gof or Nantclwyd Hall

Broadsheet No. 26           June 1991        Roofs of St, Peters (cont.) : Putting Ruthin on the Map : Plas Enion

Broadsheet No. 27  September 1991        .From Pump to Pipe (Ruthin's Water Supply) Part 1 : Roofs of St, Peters (cont.) : Coed Marchan

Broadsheet No. 28   December 1991        Portrait of Two Artists : .From Pump to Pipe (Ruthin's Water Supply) Part 2 : Bathafarn

Broadsheet No. 29         March 1992        Ruthin Castle Estate Accounts 1852-1858 :  'To the Pious and Immortal Memory', celebrating St. David's Day 1872 :                                                               From Pump to Pipe (Ruthin's Water Supply) Part 3 : Plas yn Llan, Efenechtyd

Broadsheet No. 30           June 1992         The Joseph Peers Memorial : From Pump to Pipe (Ruthin's Water Supply) Part 4 : Roofs of St, Peters (cont.) : Plas y 

                                                             Ward, Rhewl

Broadsheet No. 31  September 1992        A conspicuous encounter during the agricultural depression : The Borough of Ruthin in the 1830s Part 1 : Pool Park

Broadsheet No. 32   December 1992        The Parks and Forests of the Lordship of Ruthin Part 1 : The Borough of Ruthin in the 1830s Part 2 : Rhydwrial

Broadsheet No. 33         March 1993        The Parks and Forests of the Lordship of Ruthin Part 2 : The West Family of Ruthin Castle Part 1 : Glan Hesbin

Broadsheet No. 34           June 1993        Roofs of St, Peter's Part 5 : The West Family of Ruthin Castle Part 2 : Murder! : A  crime and its punishment :                                                                         Bachymbyd, Rhewl

Broadsheet No. 35  September 1993        Electrifying Ruthin Part 1 : ​Outbreak of Fever 1871 : Bachymbyd (postscript) : Plas Uchaf, Graigaddwywynt

Broadsheet No. 36   December 1993        Electrifying Ruthin Part 2 : Ruthin's Town Hall : Bacheirig, Llanfair DC.

Broadsheet No. 37         March 1994        The Greta Pestilence (The Black Death in Rhuthun) : Ruthin's Industrial Revoluition : 998 (The Fire Bell ) : Friends of

                                                             Clwyd Archives : Garthgynan, Llanfair DC

Broadsheet No. 38          June 1994          The Denbigh Poems (Shakespeare?) : Stanley John Weyman 1855-1928 Man of Letters : Caerfallen

Broadsheet No. 39 September 1994          Roofs of St. Peter's Part 6 : Chess ion Edwardian Ruthin : Ruthin in the AA handbook 1927 : Buried Treasure : Plas                                                                 Towerbridge 

Broadsheet No. 40  December 1994          Memorial for Fallen Heroes : Shopping in Ruthin 1884 : Rhydonen, Llanynys

Broadsheet No. 41        March 1995          Dick Nancy part 1 : Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem : Restoration od Nantclwyd House (Nantclwyd y Dre)                                                                : Eyarth Hall

Broadsheet No. 42          June 1995           V.E. Celebrations : Clwyd's Historic Gardens : Dick Nancy part 2 : Pool Park postscript : Woodlands Hall

Broadsheet No. 43 September 1995           From War to Peace (end of WW2 in Ruthin) : In Far Away Places (Gravestones in St Meugan's churchyard) : The                                                                     Good Old Days (Life of the Poor in Llanferres) : Merllyn, Llanrhydd

Broadsheet No. 44  December 1995            Plygain : From the Damp and Dirty Trenches : St. Peter's 18th C Restorations : More Local Historic Houses

Broadsheet No. 45        March 1996           Precocity at Pool Park (Young Eleanor Bagot) : St. Peter's 18th C Restorations part 2 : Plas Einws

Broadsheet No. 46          June 1996           Precocity at Pool Park (Young Eleanor Bagot) part 2 : Ruthin, 18954 : Plas Ashpool, Llandyrnog

Broadsheet No. 47 September 1996           Grace Roberts : 100 years of Going To The Pictures : Plas Draw           

Broadsheet No. 48  December 1996           The Abyssinian Connection (Lord Napier visits Ruthin) : The Church Rate : Llysfasi       

Broadsheet No. 49        March 1997           The Deanery of Dyffryn Clwyd : Hols for Prols : John Davies : Plas Bodidris

Broadsheet No. 50          June 1997           The Llanbedr Stone : Ruthin Castle Rent Audit Dinner 1869 : Borthyn School's Budget 1899 : Fachlwyd Hall 

Broadsheet No. 51 September 1997           Llanfair's General Custer (Rev. FJH Beever) : West and Ruthin Castle (1826 Election Dispute) : Ruthin's County                                                                       Offices : Battles of Maesmaencymro : Ty Gwyn, Llanfwrog : Penbarras

Broadsheet No. 52  December 1997           The Jubilee Organ : Ruthin's Vandalised Heritage : Carols : Pentre Coch Manor.

Broadsheet No. 53        March 1998           Hands Across the Ocean (via a Welsh Bible) : The Church Clock : Goodman Family Memorials : Brynhyfryd

Broadsheet No. 54          June 1998           Rhos Street British School Part i : Ruthin in 1843 : Cefn Coch, Llanrhydd.

Broadsheet No. 55 September 1998           Gee's Printing Press : rhos Street British School Part 2 : Crown House

Broadsheet No. 56  December 1998           J.D.Jones, distinguished Head of Rhos Street School : Y Berth, Llanbedr

Broadsheet No. 57        March 1999           Civil War in Ruthin : C.C and E.M Mott : Plas Llanrhydd

Broadsheet No. 58          June 1999           Pay as you go (Toll Roads) : Effigy Burning (Tithe Wars) : The Adams Family : Plas Newydd, Llanfair