Wednesday, 9 May 2012

CURTAINS

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Message from Colin Jones, author of Rhyl Life: This blog is closed. Thanks for reading.  My email address is:
rhyl.colin.jones@live.co.uk

Now see my Rhyl videos on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/RhylTime
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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

SUSIE LIDDLE


Susie Liddle is a member of RhylCreate, a consortium of local artists and craftspeople. Susie is from Sale, Cheshire (now part of Greater Manchester) and has been in North Wales since 1971.

She has trained in various aspects of creating and teaching art. She gained a Foundation Degree in Art & Design at Llandrillo College and continues to train for a professional print-maker’s qualification.

Susie is a multimedia artist; she does screen printing, print-making, ceramics, paper cutting, cyanotype and painting. One of the many threads in her work is a Victorian influence as shown below.

She is based at the Regional Print Centre in Wrexham and often has items on sale at RhylCreate’s Gallery 36, 36 Kinmel Street, Rhyl, and Scala, Prestatyn, and other places. Here are more work samples:


Susie Liddle can be contacted by email: susielid@aol.com or by mobile phone 07787 567 892. Please click here to see her blog:
and/or here for her Facebook page:
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

ODDS AND ENDS

Click on any image to see a bigger version.

These pictures were received some time ago. They are postcards from the collection of Ann Hayes.

The one at the top would be another scene from the legendary ‘Sunny Rhyl’s June Carnival 1929’ which has been the subject of previous posts. It was published by J Smailes & Son Press Photographers of Grosvenor Avenue.

The soldiers card was published by Mr & Mrs Jno Williams of Rhyl. Ann says, “I hope they weren't real soldiers as they look very young to me. The postmark is not clear but the period must be around World War 1.”

Finally, a card showing St Thomas’ Church, Russell Road, the parish church where Ann was christened. She went to Sunday school there in the 1950s.

Nice pix! Thanks, Ann.
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QUIZ QUESTION # 80

This photograph was taken last month in Rhyl by Yours Truly. Right of the centre of picture is a street name blanked out. The question is:
What is the missing name?

No second tries accepted!

The closing date is Tuesday 28th September 2010 at 12 noon and the result will be published on this site the day afterwards. Please send your answer by email to:
rhyl.colin.jones@live.co.uk
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QUIZ QUESTION # 79

This photograph was taken last month in Rhyl by Yours Truly. The question is:
What is the name of the street in which I was standing?

No second tries accepted!

The closing date is Tuesday 28th September 2010 at 12 noon and the result will be published on this site the day afterwards. Please send your answer by email to:
rhyl.colin.jones@live.co.uk
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A HIGH TIME

This picture is from Rhyl History Club Community Archive; please click on it if you wish to see a bigger version. The caption says Rhyl High School Sixth Form 1975. Of the girls sitting, Vanessa Nash is fifth from the left. I wonder who else have we here. Come on, own up! Send your confession by email to:
rhyl.colin.jones@live.co.uk
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QUIZ ANSWER # 78

Last Wednesday's quiz was as follows:

Q: Is this Tom Wood and his Merrie Men, E.H. Williams’ Merrie Men or Gilbert Rogers Jovial Jesters?

A: Gilbert Rogers Jovial Jesters. They appeared in summer seasons from 1907 until the 1920s on the minstrel pitch which was on the sands opposite High Street. They were the longest-running troupe to perform there. The photo was taken within the enclosure and is dated 1914.

Q: Near the middle of the picture is a street sign blanked out. What is the missing name?

A: Eastville Avenue.

Q: Where in Rhyl would you find this scene?

A: You would be looking underneath the Vale Road Bridge (Alexandra Bridge) from the bus station side.

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This week the following readers score a win for each correct answer:
Dave Rowlands THREE WINS
Dorothy Jones THREE WINS
Jane Shuttle THREE WINS
Richard & Ceri Swinney THREE WINS
Sue Handley TWO WINS
The Great Gareth TWO WINS

For the first time we have two co-leaders running neck and neck!
24 Jane Shuttle
24 The Great Gareth
19 Sue Handley
18 Dorothy Jones
18 Richard & Ceri Swinney

Geoff Hughes, Pauline Hammans and The Legendary Lloyd & Kerry have all achieved double-figure scores. Comparatively new players Dave Rowlands and Wayne Chadwick are making rapid progress.

This is getting exciting!
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