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Ionawr 2017

Adroddiad y Cadeirydd 2016

'We have come to the end of a very interesting and successful year which would not have been possible without the full support of our membership and visitors throughout the year. So, before I reflect on 2016, I would like to thank you all for that support and also take this opportunity of wishing you a Happy New Year.

In our January meeting we had a talk and slide presentation by George Petry MBA on the life of Philip Jones Griffiths a Rhuddlan born lad who went on to become a renowned journalist and photographer recognised the world over for his photographs, in particular the ones he took while covering the Vietnam war. February saw a talk by David Waller on The Royal Mail in North Wales, it made you think how lucky we are today. In March we had a talk by Jane Brunning retired archivist from the records office entitled Crime and Punishment which included the story about the only man to be hanged in Ruthin jail.

April saw a presentation by our own Chris Grier who gave an interesting talk on Bodelwyddan Castle and some of its previous owners. May is the month we have our AGM, this was followed by a talk about Tool Makers entitled “The Early Beginnings” by Howard Green explaining that before you went to chop some wood you first had to make the axe. Although we did not have a meeting in June we did in fact organise a coach trip to the Ironbridge Museums at Telford including Blists Hill Victorian Town, this turned out to be a very enjoyable trip so much so we are thinking of running another one later in the year to a different venue, look out for it.

July is the holiday month when everyone takes a well deserved rest but no sooner it started it’s over we have August upon us and we had our fund raising Saturday afternoon in Rhuddlan Community Centre where the society puts on a film show containing photos of Rhuddlan how it was 50 to 100 years ago and also stories were told of happenings during that time.

A very enjoyable afternoon which was followed by light refreshments served by some of our members and staff of the centre.

September saw a talk by Fred Hobbs of Prestatyn formerly of Rhuddlan on the local industries in and around Prestatyn. At over ninety years of age Fred told the story all from memory, no props whatsoever a very entertaining evening. Hope I can archive that at that age.

In October we had Rufus Adams giving us a talk about Lloyd George entitled “His Early Years” Lloyd George was considered by university historians to be the greatest prime minister this country ever had, after hearing the talk they may have a case. November saw Jerry Bone give a power point presentation on WWI entitled “Trench Warfare”. To finish the year off we had Fiona Gale, Denbighshire’s senior archaeologist who gave us a talk supported
by a slide show about Archaeology in our local area. This was followed by our Christmas Quiz hosted by Reg Davies which consisted of items of yesteryear along with a few old photographs of Rhuddlan. A team of ladies, Molly Blake, Dorothy Sutcliffe, Deirdre Roberts and Jean Draycott won the quiz with total points of 22.

To end the year on a high we again published a calendar which was well received, so a big thank you to all who bought one. Our events for 2017 start at Wednesday 11th January at 7pm in Ysgol y Castell where our guest speaker is Marshall Morris and the topic will be “The Story of the Titanic”

So come along you might enjoy it’s £2.50 to non members.'

Y cadeirydd, Dai Thomas.

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Rhuddlan mewn Heddwch a Rhyfel 1911-1922
Pennod 8/16 - Rhan y Merched

Rhuddlan

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Mae'r llyfr ar gael am £5.00 oddi wrth Dai Thomas ar 01745 590900.

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Rhuddlan mewn Heddwch a Rhyfel 1911-1922
Pennod 7/16 - Ffermio, Bwyd a Bywyd Gwledig

Rhuddlan

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Rhagfyr 2016

Rhuddlan mewn Heddwch a Rhyfel 1911-1922
Pennod 6/16 - Iechyd a Lles

Rhuddlan

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Tachwedd 2016

Rhuddlan mewn Heddwch a Rhyfel 1911-1922
Pennod 5/16 - Ffowndri Rhuddlan

Rhuddlan

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Hydref 2016

Rhuddlan mewn Heddwch a Rhyfel 1911-1922
Pennod 4/16 - Llongau, Siielau a Siopau

Rhuddlan

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Medi 2016

Rhuddlan mewn Heddwch a Rhyfel 1911-1922
Pennod 3/16 - Cyn y Rhyfel

Rhuddlan

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Awst 2016

Rhuddlan mewn Heddwch a Rhyfel 1911-1922
Pennodau 1&2/16 - Cyflwyniad a chydnabyddiaeth
Achos a hynt y rhyfel


Rhuddlan


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Cystadleuaeth Ysgol y Castell

Rhuddlan

"The society decided to sponsor year six at Ysgol y Castell Rhuddlan this year and future years,this idea was well received by the Headmistress Mrs. V. Cotgreave and Deputy Head Mrs. J Evans.

The project was to photograph something of historic value in Rhuddlan and the society would ask two members of a local photography group to judge them and award a first prize and runner-up. All the photographs were of a good standard and it made judging a difficult task, after a period of time they came up with a winner and runner up.

The winner Bethany Hughes who received an engraved cup which she will hold for one year and an engraved plaque which she will keep, the runner up was Erin Roberts who also received an engraved plaque.

By sponsoring year six that means that every pupil who attend Ysgol y Castell and reach the final year will have an opportunity to win the cup, although the topic for the project may change each year." D.T.

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Gaeaf 2016

George Petry Talk
Llun: © Barrie Mee

Ar y 13ddeg o Ionawr bu George Petry yn cyflwyno ei argraffiadau am Philip Jones Griffiths ei gyfraniad fel photograffydd yn enwedig yn y cyfnod yn ystod rhyfel Fiet-nam. Darlith ddiddorol iawn, croesawyd ef i neuadd Ysgol y Castell gan Mr David Thomas, Cadeirydd Cymdeithas Hanes Lleol Rhuddlan a diolchwyd iddo gan y Maer, Arwel Roberts a'r Faeres Awen Roberts. Braf oedd gweld brawd Philip, sef Gareth Jones Griffiths, yn ein mysg.

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Hydref/Gaeaf 2015

Rhuddlan
Calendr, 2016. Llun: © Barrie Mee

Calendr (pdf)

"With this year coming to a close we would like to reflect on our achievements and success that the society has experienced.

The year started with a slide show and talk about “Old Rhyl” this was given by Maggi Blythin & Ruth Pritchard from Rhyl History Society, February saw a talk and slide show about the “Bone Setters of Anglesey” given by Dyfrig Hughes Roberts, followed in March by a talk about the justice system in 18th century Denbighshire given by the retired county archivist Jane Brunning.

April saw a sequel to a slide show given the previous year about local hospitals by our member Stephen Cooper, Ian Grant gave us an archaeologist’s and re-enactor’s view on “ Early Medieval Rhuddlan” in May, the AGM was also held the same evening. June / July no meetings were held. August saw a slide show and talk about “How Rhuddlan Was“ this was given by our chairman Dai Thomas. The August event gave the society the opportunity to raise funds for new equipment, which was very well supported and was much appreciated.

We started again in September with a talk by Jerry Bone this was about WW1 and was accompanied by a display of artefact from that period, also there was a display of Medals from both world wars brought in by Andrew Miller. In October we had Gwynfor Williams who spoke on the Foundry/ Iron Works circa.1860- 2000 which was also supported by a slide show relating to that time.

Mr Derek Bond [No relation to James] gave us an interesting talk and slide show about “The Belgian Refugees in North West Wales” and to bring our programme to a close, in December we have our annual quiz which is hosted by our Reg, followed by a talk from Phil Ebbrell about comparing “ Rhuddlan & Denbigh” historically.

We think everyone who came to the talks/slide shows will agree that we covered a very comprehensive range of subjects so a big thank you to all our guest speakers who have all been exceptional and to all our members and visitors who attended.

This has been a busy year, we have produced a booklet about Rhuddlan before, during and after ww1 which has been very well received by all who have read it. A pamphlet naming all service personnel from the parish of Rhuddlan who served in ww1 and a Roll of Honour was created to honour those who went and that hangs in our community centre. This has been archived by a team of dedicated people, members and non members, as for the financial aspect of the project it would have been impossible without the backing of the heritage lottery funding.

Did we stop no we did not, to finish this year off we have manage to produce a calendar, this was introduced at our November meeting. The calendar shows photographs of old Rhuddlan, along with some events and of some well known and respected people from Rhuddlan.

This limited edition is on sale at £5.00, this alongside our book which is also on sale for the same price would make an ideal Christmas gift. Any one requiring any of these two can obtain them by contacting – Dai Thomas on 01745 590900.

The front cover of the calendar is here for you to see Acknowledgements to Kenneth Derringer & Barry Mee for their kind permission to use their photographs."

Dai Thomas, Cadeirydd

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Haf 2015

Rhuddlan
Sylwadau agoriadol gan Dai Thomas, Cadeirydd adeg lansio'r llyfryn. Llun: © Barrie Mee

VJ Day 70  RHUDDLAN
Dai Thomas, Cadeirydd, gyda Maer Tref Rhuddlan a Chynghorydd Sir Ddinbych, Arwel Roberts
adeg lansiad y llyfryn.
Llun: © Barrie Mee

Rhuddlan
Jerry Bone a Paul Young o flaen y llyfryn newydd. Llun: © Barrie Mee

Rhuddlan
Dr Jeanne Seager yn derbyn y llyfryn cyntaf oddi wrth y Cadeirydd, Dai Thomas. Llun: © Barrie Mee

"The launch of our booklet which has been funded by The Heritage Lottery took place on Saturday 12th Sept. at the Community Centre, Rhuddlan. It was a well attended afternoon which included our Mayor, Cllr. Arwel Roberts, Lady Mayoress, Awen Roberts, Members of Rhuddlan Town Council, the trustees of the community centre, invited guests and members of the public.

This launch was a culmination of a project which started with three elements over a year ago, comprising of creating a Roll of Honour for all the men from this parish who went to WW1, producing a pamphlet detailing not only their name, rank and service number but also their home address and finally the booklet which tells about life here in Rhuddlan before, during and after WW1.

The booklet which is bilingual was very well received by all who saw it and the comments received were very encouraging although that does not mean we will be writting another book any time soon, but we do have another project in mind so watch this space. The sales of the booklet which is priced at £5 have also been very encouraging and we will have stalls selling the booklet where ever we can including a stand at the open doors at St. Mary's Church Rhuddlan on the 26/27th Sept.

Any one wishing to buy the booklet can contact the chairman on 01745 590900 or email:
rhuddlanhistorysociety@outlook.com" 

Dai Thomas, Cadeirydd

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VJ Day 70  RHUDDLAN

Rhuddlan

Lluniau: Hawlfraint, Barrie Mee

Wedi gwaith aruthrol lanswyd llyfr gan Cymdeithas Hanes Lleol Rhuddlan, Rhuddlan mewn heddwch a rhyfel, 1911-1922. Gweler y Maer yng nghwmni Cadeirydd y Gymdeithas, Mr David Thomas.

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Diweddariad y Prosiect: Llyfryn

"As you know the Society has for the past year been very busy writing a booklet about how Rhuddlan was before, during and after WW1.

The good news is, it has been completed, and the launch of the booklet will take place at the Community Centre Rhuddlan 2:30 pm on Saturday 12th September 2015.

The booklet, which is bilingual, will be on sale at a very modest price of £5.00, also on the day, there will be a pamphlet naming all the people from this parish who went to the War. There is no charge for this pamphlet, but if you would like to make a donation in the box provided, the proceeds will be given to the 2015 Poppy Appeal.

In order for as many people as possible can have a pamphlet, please refrain from taking more than one copy."

Dai Thomas, Cadeirydd
Cymdeithas Hanes Lleol Rhuddlan

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VJ Day 70  RHUDDLAN

Dai Thomas, Cadeirydd, yn cyflwyno sgwrs ddarluniadol ar Goffâd 70 mlynedd ers Buddugoliaeth dros Siapan,
pan ildiodd Siapan, a daeth yr Ail Ryfel Byd i ben.


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Haf 2015

"Project Update: The Roll of Honour has been completed.

The presentation of the Roll took place on Monday 13th July at the Rhuddlan Community Centre. The Roll was unveiled by Sarah Hodnett, a researcher with the History Society. Cllr. Arwel Roberts, the Mayor of Rhuddlan, received the Roll on behalf of the local community.

In addition to the Mayor and Mayoress, the event was attended by Lady Langford, Members of Rhuddlan Town, Council, Trustees of the Community Centre, invited guests and members of the public.

Also, there was a pamphlet produced which listed all who went to war from this parish, including their home address, this was given free to all who attended. It was suggested that if anyone wished to make a donation this would be given to this year’s poppy appeal, many responded to that suggestion.

The launch of the booklet is expected to take place in early September 2015.

Dai Thomas, Chairman"

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Aelodau Cymdeithas Hanes Lleol Rhuddlan yn digwyddiad ail-greu hanesyddol yng Nghastell Rhuddlan.

Rhuddlan

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Dadorchuddio Rôl Anrhydedd Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf Rhuddlan, yn y Ganolfan Gymunedol.

Rhuddlan

Rhuddlan

Rhuddlan

Rhuddlan

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Mehefin 2015

Mae Rôl Anrhydedd wedi ei orffen, ac yn barod i gael ei gyflwyno i gymuned Rhuddlan. Bydd y Rhôl yn cael ei dderbyn gan Gymdeithas Hanes Lleol Rhuddlan gan Faer Rhuddlan, y Cynghorydd Arwel Roberts, ar ran y gymuned.

Bydd y cyflwyniad yn cael ei gynnal am 11.00am ar fore Llun 13 Gorffennaf 2015 y Ganolfan Gymunedol, Stryd y Senedd, Rhuddlan.

David Thomas
Cadeirydd/Ysgrifennydd

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Mai 2015

From the Chairman

The Booklet & Roll of Honour
At last we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not that of an oncoming train. All the English version has been proof read and all alterations have been completed and now is awaiting delivery to the printers, this has been made possible by a great deal of hard work by our committee and researchers which I as chairman is very grateful.

The Roll of Honour is now complete and has been framed all that remains with the Roll is for us to make arrangements for the presentation to be made to the people of Rhuddlan from the Rhuddlan Local History Society, this hopefully will be within the next three to four weeks.

As I am sure you are aware that the fete at Ysgol y Castell takes place on Saturday 6th June 2015 and our history society will have a stand there and will have some old photos on display. So if you are a member or not and can spare an hour to man the stand we shall be very grateful.

Also on the weekend 18/19th July Cadw are holding an re-enactment in the castle grounds, again we are displaying a stand there, another opportunity if you have an hour to spare it would be appreciated.

David Thomas
Chair/Secretary

Rhuddlan David Thomas – Coffau diwedd yr Ail Ryfel Byd. Llun:SR Hughes, 2015.
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Chwefror 2015

"We have been successful in our application to the Heritage Lottery for funding to a project which we as a society embarked on and were granted an amount of £7,100. There are stringent conditions applicable to accepting the grant which we as a society must adhere to.

The project which we put forward was to gather information about our village of Rhuddlan before, during and after the First World War and when we had the information, was to go about producing a booklet both in English and Welsh. All the information was got by a dedicated team of researchers headed by Dr. Jeanne Seager. Before we could use the information gathered we had to check and re-check to make sure the booklet when published was as accurate as we could possibly get it. The position at present is that the booklet has almost been completed in English text and the translation into Welsh will begin shortly.

In addition to the booklet, we are also going to produce a Roll of Honour, naming all the men who went to the war from Rhuddlan. This was a much more complex operation than was first thought, it meant going through no end of documents and record cards in the county archives to make sure the names were correct and the forces numbers were also correct and above all to make sure they were from our village, there were a lot of Jones’, Roberts’ and Williams’. At present the roll is nearly complete and when it is, the trustees of the local community centre have agreed to have it hung in a prominent place in their community centre.

We will keep you informed when the presentation and the launch of the booklet will take place."

David Thomas
Cadair/Ysgrifennydd

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Ionawr 2015

RhuddlanWilliam de Freney, Eglwys y Santes Fair, Rhuddlan. Llun: DO Hughes, Redstone Creative, 2012.

Mae ffotograff o William de Freney sydd ar ein gwefan, a dynnwyd gan Redstone Creative, yn cael ei gynnwys mewn llyfr academaidd am fynachlogydd y DU gan ymchwilydd sy'n gweithio yng Nghaergrawnt.


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Rhagfyr 2014

RhuddlanPhilip Jones Griffiths, tua wyth mlwydd oed, (yn gwisgo sbectol) tu allan i'r ystafell dywyll Stiwdio Fron Deg gyda Mr Humphreys a ddosbarth Ysgol Sul y Tabernacle. Llun: JR Hughes, Fron Deg Studio, 1944.

Cysylltodd myfyriwr ymchwil PhD o Ganolfan Ewropeaidd ar gyfer ymchwil Ffotograffig ym Mhrifysgol De Cymru y Gymdeithas am fywyd cynnar Philip Jones Griffiths, y ffotonewyddiadurwr byd enwog.

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