THIS IS THE BLOG OF COLIN JONES, RHYL TOWN COUNCILLOR: BODFOR WARD
The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and not the views of the town council.
The undated postcard above is probably from late 1920s and shows the children’s cycling area on the promenade (in Queens Gardens opposite the Queens Theatre and Ballroom, now Queens Market). In the background to your left is the original Rhyl Pavilion theatre, which opened in 1908.
Cycling the same way round a roundabout in that rather sedate fashion may seem old hat in this skateboard era, but simple pleasures endure. The cycling was still there 30 years later when I was going large on the prom. Some of the tricycles had minds of their own, I recall – like supermarket trolleys of today.
SUN 10th JAN 2016 UPDATE: Here are alternative views of the cycling track on cards, both postmarked 1932: