Album of photographs and press cuttings, previously belonging to Alderman Thomas John Roberts (1869-1952) 29 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, pharmaceutical chemist at 2 Well Street, Ruthin; Ruthin borough councillor and local historian.

Scope and Content

Page 1. Wedding group, possibly T J Roberts and Jennie Hughes of Penstryt, Llanfwrog [1897]. Five unidentified photos, c.1900. People in Upper Well Street, Ruthin, from Crown House towards the Wynnstay Arms. c.1900. Festiniog, looking towards the mountains. c.1900 (8 items).

Page 2. Front of Tabernacl chapel, Well Street, Ruthin with decorated archway and flags and the words 'Bendith Duw A'i Dangnef' [blessing of god and his peace] [?at the time of the religious revival in 1905] Four unidentified photographs, one possibly showing a bridge over a stream in Castle Park, Ruthin. c.1900 (5 items).

Page 3. Miscellaneous unidentified newspaper cuttings, c.1900.

Page 4. Four royal photographs, c.1900:- Edward VII; George V as Prince of Wales; (?) Princess of Wales; three children of the Prince of Wales. (4 items).

Page 5. Newspaper cutting from the Denbighshire Free Press - death of Hugh Hughes, Penstryt farm, Llanfwrog. 2 May 1896; In Memoriam to Hugh Hughes, Penstryt (1896) [father-in-law of T J Roberts]; newspaper cuttings from the Denbighshire Free Press or North Wales Times:- marriage of Councillor T J Roberts and Jennie Hughes of Penstryt [1897]; return of Councillor and Mrs T J Roberts from honeymoon in Scotland [1897]; Margaret Roberts daughter of Revd Thomas Roberts of Venedocia, Ohio, formerly of Hendre Isaf, Pentrefoelas, who had recently graduated at Ohio Wesleyan University (in Welsh) c.1900 (5 items).

Page 6. Newspaper cutting from North Wales Times on the election of Councillor T J Roberts as mayor of Ruthin. 11 November 1911(1 item).

Page 7. Newspaper cuttings about marriage, fidelity and conversation at home, c.1900 (2 items).

Page 8. Newspaper cuttings on preserving white flowers and the use of ammonia.. c.1900 (2 items).

Loose photographs from the album:-

Page A. Sergeant Edward Roberts of the Denbighshire Constabulary, c.1895; Testimonial from Ruthin Temperance Society to Sergeant Edward Roberts on the occasion of his departure from Ruthin. October 1895; Nantclwyd House, Castle Street, Ruthin, c.1900; Iwerddon at the corner of Castle Street and Record Street, Ruthin, c.1900; five unidentified photographs, c.1900 (9 items).

Page B. (?) Official opening of Bethania chapel, Mwrog Street, Ruthin, c.1897; four unidentified photographs, c.1900 (5 items).

Page C. Exterior of St Peter's church, Llanbedr, c.1900; unidentified man, c.1900 (2 items).

Page D. Group of people, some in regalia (?) members of friendly society in St Peter's Square, Ruthin, and sheep c.1940; decorated arch in Borthyn, Ruthin, with the words, 'Welcome Home from the Boer War', [c.1902]; three unidentified photographs, c.1900 (5 items).

Page E. View from Crispin yard towards Pont Howkin, Gaol and Clwyd Street, Ruthin, c.1900. Three unidentified photographs c.1900 (4 items).

Page F. Montage of five photographs of official opening of a chapel (?) Bethania, Mwrog Street, Ruthin [1897]; Members of Ruthin United Choral Society in the grounds of Ruthin Castle, June 1896; two unidentified photographs, c.1900 (4 items).

Page G. Interior of chemist's shop (?) T J Roberts' at 2 Well Street, Ruthin, c.1900; four unidentified photographs, c.1900 (5 items).

Page H. Three unidentified photographs, c.1900 (3 items).

Page I. Two unidentified photographs, c.1900 (2 items).

Item J. Crowd attending ?an eisteddfod adjudication in the open air c.1900 (1 item).

Loose photographs from the album:-

Envelope K. St Peter's square, Ruthin, looking towards St Peter's church, c.1880; Halfway house, Moel Fammau, near Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, c.1900; Thelwall monument in Llanrhudd church, c.1900; exterior of Roberts' chemist and optician, 2 Well Street, Ruthin, for local guide book, c.1910 (4 items).

Envelope L. 'Beating the bounds' :- townspeople and councillors walking the boundaries of the borough of Ruthin, 1922 :- (i) Clwyd Street, Ruthin; (ii) and (iii) crossing streams /river Clwyd on the outskirts of Ruthin. 1922 (3 items).

Envelope M. Bandsmen and town councillors, mayor and town clerk in procession in St Peter's Square, Ruthin during (?) Silver jubilee celebrations for George V. 1935 (2 items).

Envelope N. Negatives of Revd. R Ambrose Jones, Emrys ap Iwan (1851-1906); Ezra Roberts, mayor of Ruthin in 1895; Ioan Jones (?), c.1900 (3 items) [Envelope dated 1933].

Envelope O. Ten miscellanous photographs (10 items).

Envelope P. Two miscellanous photographs (2 items).

Item Q. Old town hall, St Peter's Square, Ruthin, c.1850; St Peter's Square, Ruthin, c.1895; upper Mwrog Street, Llanfwrog, c.1895. Ruthin borough coat of arms; Ruthin Castle (?) from 1742. Buck print; Exmewe House, Ruthin; Old Cross Keys, Llanfwrog [painted by Frederick Walmesley, son of governor of Ruthin Gaol] c.1985 (1 item).