Sunday, 12 July 2009


PavilionIn response to a request, here are the positions of the memorial statue for military personnel killed in conflicts over the years. The picture at the top is from 1910s showing the statue in its original position – on the prom and facing the sea – just west of Rhyl Pavilion.

The picture in the middle is a copy of a card postmarked 1932 showing the statue on the prom near the top of High Street – and still facing the sea. The picture at the bottom is a photo I took last week showing the statue’s present position in Garden of Remembrance.

These days the statue has its back to the sea and its surrounding plaques continue to be updated with the names of Rhyl’s fallen as one conflict follows yet another. Details of the persons commemorated appear on a superbly researched web site:

FRI 24th NOV 2017 UPDATE: An undated (presumably 1930s) shot of a Remembrance Sunday Service at the Soldier's Memorial as it sometimes called, in its second and least known position, near the pier.
Click on it to see a bigger version.

In the background on your left of the picture, the building bearing the sign Royal Cafe is on corner of East Parade and High St – where B&M is now.