“A fascinating conversation with a man who knows his history”
Iolo Williams, Presenter
Dean Powell is a well-known historian in south Wales and remains in demand as a guest speaker on radio and television documentaries celebratory the rich and diverse stories of his homeland.
With a particular emphasis on Victorian Wales, his research into the cultural life of the industrial valleys has made him a popular contributor to magazines and history publications.
His biography of Welsh eccentric Dr William Price is probably his greatest achievement as a historian and Dean is regarded as the leading expert on the topic.
Born and bred in the ancient hilltop town of Llantrisant, Dean plays an active role as Clerk of the Town Trust which manages the rights and lands of the Freemen of the town.
In 2017 he organised the Beating the Bounds ceremony, a £26,000 festival which attracted more than 15,000 to the hilltop town to celebrate an age-old tradition.
For eight years he played a leading role in raising sufficient funds to complete the £1.4million restoration of Llantrisant Guildhall, a 14th century Grade II Listed Building which is now a popular heritage and tourism centre with Dean as Manager along with a team of dedicated volunteers.
As a public speaker, his passion and sheer enjoyment of Welsh history shines through.
Download the complete list of Dean’s lectures and walking tours HERE
“Superb and entertaining.”
Abergavenny History Society
“Your contribution to the programme “Stories from the Street” was invaluable.”
Chris Howells, ITV Wales Director
“I have had so much pleasure and delight in reading your superb collection of information.”
Cliff Morgan OBE, Rugby International & Broadcaster
“Your book has been a great success and I had so much pleasure in reading it.”
Lady Brenda Evans, Widow of Sir Geraint Evans
Stuart Burrows OBE, Operatic Tenor