Llanrwst and District Historical Society

Llanrwst & District Historical Society

The society promotes interest in, and study of, the history of Llanrwst and neighbouring communities. It meets at the St Crwst's Church on the first Wednesday evening of each month except January and August. It welcomes new members, including junior ones.

The society has produced numerous books on aspects of local history, including studies of individual streets in Llanrwst. These are available from the Bys a Bawd bookshop in Denbigh Street. Club chairman R Glyn Jones' History of Llanrwst Cricket Club is also available at Bys a Bawd.

Contact for enquiries about the society: rglyn50 [AT symbol] gmail.com


HiPoints collection:

Ancaster Square - historic heart of Llanrwst

Former Samuel Jones butcher's shop - he had nine sons serving in the First World War

Former King's Head Hotel - birthplace in 1711 of a harp maker who supplied instruments to royalty

Steam Packet Lane - narrow alley led to river dock, for goods and passengers

Regent House - draper's son once wrote a cinema script which was accepted by Charlie Chaplin

Former Hand Inn - reputedly built as a town house by Sir John Wynne so that he could hold offices in two counties

Former Venedocian printing works - where the smallest-ever Welsh books were printed