Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Post OfficeWorld War 1, World War One, First World War, The Great WarTHIS 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.

Rhyl used to love parades. Here are two nice examples from Gaynor Williams.

(TOP) is a church parade featuring C. Squadron (Rhyl) of Flintshire Territorial Army which was attached to 5th Royal Welch Fusiliers. Rhyl was part of Flintshire in those days. The rather grand building that they have just marched past is a Post Office in High Street; if the same building were there today it would be opposite Boots chemist. The picture is on a card postmarked 1908.

The other picture was taken outside Men’s Convalescent Institution in Bedford Street while it was temporarily a Red Cross Hospital during The Great War (First World War 1914-18); the staff on parade would be mostly volunteers. International Red Cross and Red Crescent movements continue to carry out essential humanitarian work whenever and wherever war rages.