Monday, 9 February 2009

FOR HEAVENS SAKE!

THIS IS THE BLOG OF COLIN JONES, RHYL TOWN COUNCILLOR: BODFOR WARD
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The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and not the views of the town council.
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The photo above was taken on November 10th 2008 of the Baptist Church, Sussex Street. At the front of the building are 3 large metal attachments to each of the pillars, and cables are wrapped round the pillars, and 2 rusty- looking loudspeakers sit high above the main entrance.

The overall appearance is tatty and there are weeds in evidence. I set out to discover whether council permissions had been given for the external alterations; three months later still no reply. Is there a conspiracy of silence about the disgraceful state of this Grade II Listed Building?

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SUN 17th JAN 2016 UPDATE: Just arrived here at Jones Towers is this old stereoview or stereoscopic card of the building. Through a special viewer you would have seen a single image which would be very lifelike.
Click on it to see a bigger version.


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SUN 5th MAR 2017 UPDATE: Originally the building was known as the English Baptist Church. It opened in 1863 and operated only in summer seasons to cater mainly for holidaymakers.
[The Welsh Baptist Chapel was in Water Street, the building now named the Islamic Culture or Cultural Centre.]
By the way, the Baptist Church, Sussex Street, is still Baptist but currently uses the name Sussex Street Christian Centre.
All clear?
Good.

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