John Price went to Shrewsbury School , where he was a form-mate of B. H. Kennedy and a school-fellow of Charles Darwin — Darwin aroused his interest in nature , and became a great friend in after years. He graduated, as third classic, from S. John's College , Cambridge , in 1826 . But though he became a master at Shrewsbury and at other schools, he developed an instability and an oddity in dress and behaviour which unfitted him for a normal career. He boasted of his nickname ‘ Old Price .’ He published a number of books (now very scarce), such as Llandudno and how to enjoy it ( 1869 ), and Old Price's Remains , an extremely odd monthly periodical ( April 1863-March 1864 ), of great interest to dwellers in the Llandrillo-yn-Rhos district. The chapter on natural history in the History of Aberconwy by Robert Williams ( 1810 - 1881 ) (q.v.) is by Price . He d. at Chester , 14 Oct. 1887 , aged 84.
Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor
Published date: 1959