Thursday, 5 March 2009

THE MONORAIL

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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This is the Monorail that appeared in August 1980 about 15 feet in the air on specially constructed pillars along 600 yards of central promenade. It was the middle section of a proposed longer line. The doomed Monorail’s 40-seater trains ran for only six or seven weeks. The owners were forced into liquidation with debts of more than £650,000. (The early 1980s, like now, was a period of economic recession.)

In the lower picture the clock tower, which now faces the top of High Street, is shown in its original position a few yards to the northeast and on the promenade walkway – with Punch and Judy standing by.

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SUN 21st FEB 2016 UPDATE: A recent arrival here at Jones Towers is this shot of the Monorail:


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