Thursday, 7 May 2009

DOLPHINARIUM

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 cards above are a reminder that we used to have a Dolphinarium at the far end of West Parade. It was created in 1975 by First Leisure Corporation which was part of the Trust House Forte group that took over Ocean Beach Fun Fair for a while.

In his book ‘Rhyl At The Fun Fair’ the author Eric Hughes says that eventually the Dolphinarium was replaced by a miniature circus and German-style bierkeller, which in turn were replaced by the present Breaks Snooker Club and Sports Bar. The Dolphinarium pool is still under the floor of Breaks.

These days, Seaquarium on the eastern prom has performing sea lions. For details see web site:
www.seaquarium.co.uk/rhyl.php

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