Thursday, 7 May 2009

SELLING RHYL

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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What sort of image should Rhyl have? Here are two random examples of promotional postcards. The one at the top was in circulation around 1920; it puts the accent on family fun and the town’s healthy climate. The other card dates probably from the late 1960s/early 1970s when sex appeal was used to sell everything from cigarettes to motor cars; it’s a kind of card that would appear everywhere with the name of the resort changed to suit – like the all-black card that could be captioned ‘Rhyl after dark’ or ‘Swansea after dark’ and still be a good joke.

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