However his main interest was in the life and culture of Wales , particularly the social and economic life of Hiraethog and the Vale of Clwyd . He was an authority on the place-names of these areas and on their famous people — such as the Myddleton family, Galch Hill , Denbigh , the Salusbury family , Emrys ap Iwan , Thomas Jones , Thomas Gee of Denbigh and Owain Myfyr , as well as the connections of English writers, such as Dr. Johnson with the Clwyd valley . He lectured frequently in Welsh and in English at the London Welsh centre , London Welsh chapels and to societies in Hiraethog and the Clwyd valley . He contributed articles on his favourite subjects to publications such as Y Ddinas , Y Drysorfa , Y Traethodydd , The London Welshman and to local papers in Wales . He was prominent in London-Welsh religious life and he was an elder at Clapham Junction Welsh Presbyterian Church for many years. He m. Gwen Storey of Wynnstay , Denbigh and they had one daughter. He d. 19 July 1969 in London .
Lord Hugh Emlyn Hooson, Llanidloes
Published date: 2001