Thursday, 26 February 2009

FORYD HARBOUR

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 dates from 1912 or thereabouts – not long before World War 1. It shows a three-masted schooner being towed at Foryd Harbour, which was then a busy place of commerce. (Marine Lake was the preferred destination for those interested in boating for leisure purposes.)

Today I tiptoed over the border into the Foryd ward to see if the harbour was still there. I can report that it is. Nearly £2 million poundsworth of improvements have been carried out, and Denbighshire County Council has bid for money to create office space and work units at the harbour – plus a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.

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