Without doubt one of his main interests was the study of local history and he always succeeded in transmitting his enthusiasm to others. It was he who was mainly responsible for founding the Merioneth Historical and Record Society in 1939 , of which he became a vice-president . He served as chairman of the Society's Council with devotion from its inception until his death. He was also prominent in establishing the Merioneth Record Office in 1952 and in the appointment of a county archivist . He represented Merioneth County Council on the Court of Governors of the National Library of Wales from 1934 until his death. He was a painstaking researcher and worked unceasingly on local records of all kinds, particularly on the records of the Merioneth quarter sessions court . He published five volumes: The Merioneth Volunteers and local militia during the Napoleonic Wars ( 1934 ); Echoes of old Merioneth ( 1944 ); Sir Love's adventures in Spain ( 1945 ); The treasures of the Mawddach ( 1950 ) and From Merioneth to Botany Bay ( 1952 ). He contributed between 1951-61 numerous articles to the Jnl. of the Mer. Hist. and Rec. Soc . His papers are kept in the Record Office in Dolgellau .
He was unmarried. He d. in Pwllheli 29 June 1961 and was buried in St. Hywyn's churchyard , Aberdaron .
Arwyn Lloyd Hughes, Llandaf
Published date: 2001