To help you with your research the Clwyd FHS Bookstall sells a wide range of books and historic maps of local interest.
The Bookstall is open at all Clwyd FHS meetings but the books can also be ordered by post or on-line at the Genfair web site.
For full list of all publications available, and ordering details, download a Bookstall Price List & Order Form.
Information on postage and packing charges is included in the Price List and Order Form and on the Genfair website. E&OE.
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The Clockmakers of Llanrwst:
Pre-industrial clock making in a Welsh market town
Colin & Mary Brown (280pp, softback)
"In horological circles, the small market town of Llanrwst in north Wales is renowned as the home of the Owen family, probably the most prolific family of clockmakers who ever worked in the principality. The Clockmakers of Llanrwst provides details on all the members of the Owen dynasty as well as every other clock and watch maker that has been found to have worked in the Llanrwst area. The authors' findings will be of great value to horologists, local historians, social historians and all those families that are fortunate enough to own an Owen clock. This book will undoubtedly become a standard reference work on Welsh eighteenth century longcase clocks."
Heart of a Dragon:
The VCs of Wales and the Welsh Regiments 1854-1902
W Alister Williams (229pp, hardback)
"An in-depth examination of the details of a number of individual VC actions and other significant events in the lives of the men concerned. The thirty-nine men
who appear in this volume (covering the period 1854–1902) are not all Welshmen, but they were either born in Wales, died in Wales, had Welsh parents or gained the Victoria
Cross for an action whilst serving with a regiment that is today associated with Wales. Each entry contains full biographical details of the recipient and an analysis
of his VC action. In addition, biographical details of a further nine men who have a more tenuous link with the principality are included in the appendices.
Amongst the men included here are the earliest award to a soldier (O’Connor), the first man to be decorated with the Victoria Cross (Raby), possibly the first man to be nominated twice for the award (Rowlands), the famed defenders of Rorke’s Drift, the controversial awards for an action in the Andaman Islands and the last man to be decorated by Queen Victoria (Ward)."
An account of the sacrifices of the men and women of Ruthin and district during the Great War, 1914-1918
D W Williams (64pp, paperback)
An account of those men and women of the Ruthin area during the First World War.
A History of the Parish of Marchwiel
Cynthia Rees (128pp, paperback)
"'A History of the Parish of Marchwiel' is a detailed study of a rural borderland parish on the edge of Wrexham in north-east Wales. It covers a variety of topics of interest to both local historians and residents — the Parish Church, local houses and families (most notably the Yorkes, Edisburys and Sontleys), education, poverty, as well as the parish at various periods in history. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, documents and pedigrees, this book fills an important gap in the social history of the area."
Place-Names of Dee and Alun
Hywel Wyn Owen (62pp, paperback)
The history, geography and people of the Dee and Alun areas of Flintshire, with black-and-white photographs and illustrations.