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 2004, amounting to 79 editions. It was circulated to subscribers.
The Local History Society, in trying to save these articles for posterity, has uploaded the entire output to this site . Articles have been published as they were written, which 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. The font and layout have been altered to suit digitalisation, so these are not facsimiles.
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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
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
Broadsheet No. 59 September 1999 The restoration of Llanfwrog Parish Church 1870 : Vale of Clwyd in the Great Depression 1873-1896 : Rose Cottage and Crown Cottage
Broadsheet No. 60 December 1999 The Drill Hall, Borthyn : Glan y Wern, Llandyrnog
Broadsheet No. 61 March 2000 County School for Girls : The Poor of Ruthin 11851 - 1881
Broadsheet No. 62 June 2000 Llanfwrog Hospital : A Nineteenth Century Wedding : Pontruffydd Hall, Bodfari.
Broadsheet No. 63 September 2000 Owain Glyndwr pre-Ruthin : Ruthin and Bangor Normal College : The Good Ship Denbigh : Plas Draw : Rose Cottage
Broadsheet No. 64 December 2000 Owain Glyndwr in Ruthin part 2 : The Denbighshire Society in London : Floods in Ruthin : Plygain : Bryn Uchaf
Broadsheet No. 65 March 2001 Sir Thomas Exmewe : Southern Dyffryn Clwyd in the late 18thC : Plas Dolben, Llangynhafal
Broadsheet No. 67 September 2001 The 19C restoration of St. Peter's : Southern Dyffryn Clwyd in the late 18thC (concluding) : Derwen and Graig Lelo
Broadsheet No. 68 December 2001 Richard Symond's visit to wartime Ruthin : Isaac Clarke : Ruthin Grammar School and the Schools Inquiry Commission 1870 : Ellis's Mineral Water Company
Broadsheet No. 69 March 2002 Duff House Sanatorium : The Reverend Edward Lowry Barnwell : Ruthin Markets
Broadsheet No. 70 June 2002 Golden Jubillee (Victoria) : Postscripts - Tennis and Ellis's : Bowls : A Civic Occasion
Broadsheet No. 71 September 2002 Counterfeit Coinage in Elizabethan Ruthin : The Table of the Three Lords : Llanfwrog Church Institute : Iron Ore
Broadsheet No. 72 December 2002 Freemen of Ruthin : The Victorian Poor : Duff House Sanatorium (postscript)
Broadsheet No. 73 March 2003 St. Richard Gwyn, martyr : Aspects of a Former Life in the Vale of Clwyd : Freemen of Ruthin part 2 :
Broadsheet No. 74 June 2003 Ruthin - an Industrial Centre? : Freemen of Ruthin Part 3 : The Game Laws and Ruthin
Broadsheet No. 75 September 2003 Edward Jones, Bathafarn, and Welsh Wesleyan Methodism : Ruthin's Musical Heritage Part 1.
Broadsheet No. 76 December 2003 Christmas Shopping 1921 : Ruthin School 1868 : Ruthin's Musical Heritage Part 2
Broadsheet No. 77 March 2004 Llanfwrog New Chapel : Guardians of the Destitute : Ruthin's Musical Heritage Part 3.
Broadsheet No. 78 June 2004 Guardians of the Poor Part 2 - the Workhouse : Leisure and Pleasure in the 19thC. : Two Ruthin Buildings Part 1 (The Old Grammar School and the Naylor Leyland Institute)
Broadsheet No. 79 September 2004 Guardians of the Poor - Additional Functions : Leisure and Pleasure in 19thC Part 2 : Two Ruthin Buildings Part 2