Sunday, 17 May 2009

RHYL SUN CENTRE

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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Heulfan Y Rhyl/Rhyl Sun Centre opened in June 1980.

In terms of the number of paying visitors the Sun Centre is the biggest success in the history of Rhyl. It is on the promenade opposite Conwy Street. The choice of location was criticised initially for being a long way from the attractions at the western end of the prom.

This £4.5 million complex of indoor swimming pools had tropical storm effects (which were uncommon at the time at that time) and its indoor surfing pool was the first in Europe.

The postcards above are from the 1980s. Recently came an announcement that a lot of money would be needed needed to bring the entire facility up to date.

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