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The Ruthinian

The Last School Magazine, The Ruthinian was issued by School in 2010, never printed and circulated - this edition was like the preceding ten Volumes available on the Internet. This 'News Sheet' will take the name, as like the Old Magazines it should spread School news.

Ruthin School has changed! A blunt statement maybe, but true, and the present and future School will continue to change. Many Independent Schools have already disappeared, and sadly that list will continue to grow.

So, what are the changes?
School has climbed from a position somewhere in the 400s to number 15 in the A-Level Times School List!
School Roll has risen from just over one hundred six years ago to 361 today.

School bought the Anchor Inn, which had been closed for some years and converted the three story building into thirty-seven single occupancy en-suite rooms occupied by 6th Formers. There is a large fully fitted Kitchen and Common room for the Students and two Adult Flats provide accommodation for two House Parents.

Situated alongside the C.C.F. Rifle Range on the School Drive leading to the Main Road behind the Pavilion, a New 6th Form Accommodation Block opened in May 2016 providing forty-four en-suite rooms for Senior Girls.

A well designed campaign for attracting Local Students has shown an increasing number through the past five years and these Students will strengthen School further.

The School so many Old Ruthinians remember was cold, in the depth of winter very cold. The School Heating System has been up-dated and the buildings are now un-affected by poor weather. It's warm, very pleasant.

School Food well remembered by O.R.s, is also a thing of the past, and the School Chefs productions are of a very high standard and excellent is an in-adequate description.

This growing School Roll has resulted in about fifteen Temporary Classrooms being sited on Graham's Close. The number will shrink shortly, as School has gained planning permission to demolish the 1962 Vic Hallam Block consisting of six classrooms on the ground floor and a School Hall above, with a new Dining Room and Classroom Block.

School Boarders seemed to me to originate from a small group of Nations little distant from each other. Today's Students now come from across the World, Russia - Chile, and every Nation in-between.

If you have not followed Ruthin School on the Internet, you have truly missed something, and to entice you further, the O.R.A. has re-formatted the O.R.A. Web Site.

The next Old Ruthinian event is the Annual Dinner.
This will be held at Ruthin Castle on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 7.00 p.m., for 7.30 p.m.
Tickets are £32.00.
It will be the 170th consecutive Annual Dinner!

The noisy Dinners of the past have been replaced by an evening spent in good company. This year will be the fourth where Old Ruthinians are welcome to bring their partners.

Richard B. Aldrich,

Recorder, the Old Ruthinian Association

The establishments listed are advertised on the Internet, I have never stayed in any of them.

Accommodation in Ruthin

Ruthin CastleCastle Street Ruthin01824 - 702664
The Castle HotelSt. Peter's Square01824 - 708950
Sarum House2 Record Street01824 - 703886
Sir John Trevor HouseCastle Street01824 -703176
Eyarth Station Guest HouseLlanfair Dyffryn Clwyd01824 - 703643
Fir Grove Country HouseLlanfwrog01824 - 702677
Plas Efenechtyd CottageEfenechtyd01824 - 704008
The Golden Lion InnLlangynhafal01824 - 790451
Tyddyn Chambers
Farmhouse B.&B.
Pwllglas01824 - 750683


The Ruthin School Magazine

No 44 – October 1897



Maddocks John Vronyw M.P., Chancery Bar President

Williams John Junior President

Chambres-Jones John Bryneisteddfod

Clough Thomas Rector of Denbigh

Edwards Thomas Captain

Griffiths Pwllheli Rev'd.

Hughes Gabriel

Hughes John Spier

Hughes Thomas D.D., Rev'd., Canon Residentiary of St Pauls

Humphreys Robert Rev'd.

Jones Plas yn Llan, Llangynhafal

Jones John Plas yn Llan, Llangynhafal

Jones John Cefn Coch

Jones Peter M.A., Rector of Derwen 1781 - 1809

Jones W. Attorney – Marshal of the King's Bench

Jones Rev's. Castle Street, Ruthin

Lloyd Ambrose

Maurice Robert Rev'd., B.A. Llanelidan 1796 - Rhuddlan 1800 Llanbedr D.C., 1807

Morris Robert Rev'd. Rector of Llangwyfan 1770 - 1790

Owens Robert Llanbedr

Parry Thomas

Parry William M.A., Late Headmaster Warden of Ruthin 1784

Roberts Rev'd. Newmarket

Roberts Denbigh

Salusbury John Galltfaenan

Salusbury Thelwall

Salusbury Thomas Captain Eldest son of Sir Robert Salusbury, Bt.,

Cotton Hall and Llanwern

Shuckforth David Captain, Royal Navy Retired 1796

Walters John Headmaster, Fellow of Jesus Col., Oxon.

Rector of Efenechtyd 1789

Wynne Thomas Mold