Past topics of meetings of the Society

2018 - 2019

 ‘Uncovering a Medieval Castle; excavations at Tomen y Rhodwydd

Fiona Gale

The Buildings of Ruthin.

Gareth Evans

The Quest for Cymer-in-Edeirnion and its Barons: from medieval Plas Uchaf to Eighteenth Century Gwerclas’

Jenny Lees

Ruthin’s Building Materials – Sources and History 

Brian Hubble

Colonel William Salesbury of Rhug before the Civil War

Sadie Jarrett

Welsh Historic Gardens in Clwyd

Glynis Shaw

Who was Jones?

Alister Williams

Thank you  for Rhiw Iâl  Chapel, Llanarmon yn Iâl 

Emrys Wynne

Society visit to Caerfallen

2017 - 2018
Ruthin Castle - history, archaeology and conservation

Will Davies


The Chirk to Holyhead Road

David Richards

The Last Ruthin Brewer

Gareth Evans

Catrin of Berain

Helen Williams Ellis

History in the Making - changes in Ruthin 2005-20015

Peter Daniels

Hidden History - Roman Ruthin

Adrian Waddelove

2016 - 2017

The Lost Watermills of the Upper Clwyd

Arnold Hughes

Undiscovered Treasures - Tudor and Elizabethan Houses

Margaret Dunn

The Vale of Clwyd Railway, 50 Years On..

Brian Hubble (Video presentation)

The Castles of the Welsh princes

Rhys Mwyn

Porth y Dwr, Ruthin

Carol Smith

Parks, Gardens and Designed Landscapes of Medieval Wales and Shropshire

Spencer Smith

2015- 2016

 

2014 - 2015

 

2012 - 2013


Cledrau coll: the lost railways of the Vale of Clwyd
Arnold Hughes
 
“Ruthin’s War Dead in the First World War – Part II (1917-18)”
 Geraint Owen
               
The history of the Castle Hotel, Ruthin
Gareth Evans                  
             
The Roman presence in North East Wales
 Jeff Spencere
 
Dating old houses in Denbighshire
 Margaret Dunnonday,

Life in Medieval Ruthin

Dr Matthew Stevens
 

2010 - 2011

 The History of Well Street, Part 2
Roger Edwards

Aspects of Stuart Ruthin
D. Gareth Evans
       
Thomas Telford Civil Engineer Supreme

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“More Vale of Clwyd Writers”
John Idris Jones
 
The Drovers
Idris Evans
 
Edward Pugh – A Ruthin Artist 

Professor John Burrell

2013 - 2014

The history of the Castle Hotel, Ruthin
Gareth Evans


How well do you know our War Memorial?
Gwynne Morris
                   
William Alexander Madocks of Llangwyfan and Porthmadog
John Idris Jones      

              
Ruthin in the time of Edward Pugh
 Arnold Hughes


History of the Ruthin Football Club
Roger Edwards

 

2011 - 2012
 
A Brief History of Mwrog Street
Arnold Hughes
 
Ruthin’s War Dead in the First World War
Geraint Owen
 
The Star, Clwyd Street, an early Victorian Inn
 Gareth Evans
 
Wordsworth and Hopkins in the Vale of Clwyd
John Idris Jones
 
The Ruthin Tithe map - Researching Field Names in the Ruthin Area
Brian Hubble
 
Lloyd George as Wartime Prime Minister
Rufus Adams

2009 - 2010

 
The POW Camp at Pool Park
Arnold Hughes

“The Vale of Clwyd and Literature: an overview of writers and their location”
John Idris Jones

The Clwydian Range of Outstanding Natural Beauty
David Shiel
 
From Banff to Ruthin:Dr Edmund Ivens Spriggs and Duff House
David Castledine
 
Llangwyfan Hospital
Dr Buddug Owen
 
The History of Well Street

Roger Edwards

2008 - 2009

Ruthin’s Lost Town Walls
Arnold Hughes
 
Houses of Noble Poverty
Dr Raymond Bailey

The Past and Future of Nantclwyd  House
 Philip Ebbrell



The Ruthin English Presbyterian Church
Gwynne Morris
 
Heather and Hillforts
Fiona Gale
 

The Gentlewomen of Erddig

Kathryn Ellis

2019 - 2020

Old Boys of Dewnbigh County School and the Great War 1914-1918

Dr. Paul Evans