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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

2019 - 2020

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

Dr. Paul Evans

Thomas Gee: Media Mogul with a Message.

Bob Morris

Pool Park and who lived there

Arnold Hughes

Recent field work at Tomen y Faerdre and Tomen y Rhodwydd – the Castles of Ial.

Iain Grant 

Spring Meetings Cancelled.

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

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


2010 - 2011

 The History of Well Street, Part 2
Roger Edwards

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

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

Professor John Burrell

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

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

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

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