To help you with your research the Clwyd FHS Bookstall sells a wide range of books of local interest.
The Bookstall is open at all Clwyd FHS meetings but the books can also be ordered by post or order on-line at the Genfair web site.
For full list of all publications available, and ordering details, download a Price List & Order Form.
Information on postage and packing charges is included in the Price List and Order Form and on the Genfair web site. E&OE.
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St. Winefride, Her Holy Well and the Jesuit Mission, c.650 - 1930
T. W. Pritchard (423pp, hardback)
Saint Winefride, or Santes Gwenffrewi, was a 7th-century noble-woman of Tegeingl, around whom many historical legends have formed. A healing spring at the traditional site of her death, in Holywell, Flintshire, is now a shrine and pilgrimage site.
Ancient Cathedrals of Wales
Meurig Owen (200pp paperback)
"Music has always been associated with our cathedrals, having an important part in church services. This book encompassed the musical content of our cathedrals here in Wales but also offers a handy and readable guide to these ancient centres of faith and heritage".
Dating the Past in north-eastern Wales
Derek Williams (148pp, paperback).
"An informative look at interesting places and people in north-east Wales, from Roman to present times, gleaned from archaeological field work in churches and castles, houses and other buildings, from sacred relics, natural features, documents and personal recollections".
Denbigh. A pictorial history
R M Owen (96pp, paperback).
"A collection of over 90 black-and-white pictures and postcards from Denbigh, which spans three-quarters of a century, from the end of the nineteenth century to the 1970s. With full and appropriate descriptions".
The Dissolution of Valle Crucis Abbey
Derrick Pratt (75pp, paperback).
"Valle Crucis Abbey, a small Cistercian monastic settlement near Llangollen, founded in the thirteenth century by Madog, Prince of Powys, was one of the numerous religious houses destroyed during the reign of King Henry VIII. Today, 900 years after the establishment of the Cistercian Order in Wales, its ruins are a picturesque reminder of a long-gone way of life. In this thoroughly researched study, the author examines in detail the reasons behind the closure of the Abbey and the process by which it was achieved. Making use of primary sources he provides an invaluable study for anyone with an interest in sixteenth century political, ecclesiastical and local history."
The History of the River Dee
Mike Griffiths (192pp, paperback)
An entertaining portrait of the river Dee from its source in the mountains above Bala to its meeting with the sea at Prestatyn, detailing the historical and legendary richness together with the geography and industries of the area - shipbuilding and sailing, and the heavy industries of coal and lead, iron and steel.
Images of Wrexham
Geoffrey A. Jones (120pp, casebound)
'Images of Wrexham' is a unique collection of nearly 150 full-colour photographs depicting the County Borough at the beginning of the twenty-first century. None of these photographs have been previously published. They show the area through its landscapes and buildings and many of these photographs are certain to become definitive images.
Life in Victorian brickworks of Flintshire and Denbighshire
Andrew Connolly (286pp, paperback)
The first part of the book takes us through all the aspects of brick-making - the geology of clay, how the industry developed, the manufacturing process, conditions
of employment and modes of transport. The treatment is always broadly-based, well integrated and enlivened with quotes from contemporary sources of the period. The
writing captures the entrepreneurial vigor of the Victorian brickmakers and mine owners.
The second part is a detailed account of about 130 of the brickworks in Flintshire and Denbighshire. Each site is identified with an OS reference and is frequently accompanied by a map and photographs. There are numerous photographs of the bricks from these brickworks, illustrating the clarity of the imprints from the brickmaking machines and the variety arising from differences in clay composition and methods of firing.