Thursday, 14 May 2009

SOMETHING COOL

pier, ice creamTHIS IS THE BLOG OF COLIN JONES, RHYL TOWN COUNCILLOR: BODFOR WARD
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Further to a previous post on this blog, here is another picture of the big heavy basket chairs that used to be on Rhyl sands. This was taken probably in early 1920s from opposite High Street looking eastwards to the pier. According to Bill Ellis the booth on right bearing the name ‘J. Forrest’s’ was a kiosk selling ice cream. I suppose you would have needed something cool when sunbathing with your clothes on.

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FRI 15th SEP 2017 UPDATE: Two more views of basket chairs I mean Continental-style Basket Chairs with the pier in the background. The first is from the 1950s even though it looks older. 



The above may be 1950s as well. On the beach the long platform with wheels at front is a means of boarding pleasure boats for cruises. I would call it a gangway but it may have another name.

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THU 12TH OCT 2017 UPDATE: Just arrived here at Jones Towers is this enlightening shot of 'gangways' in use.


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