Tuesday, 28 July 2009

NOW AND THEN

Shown above (TOP) is a recent picture of Hafan Deg Day Centre for Older People, Grange Road, Rhyl. At the rear of the day centre in a horseshoe shape is War Memorial Court which comprises 44 flats in sheltered accommodation. The complex is owned by Denbighshire County Council.

The other picture is from Gaynor Williams and shows what was there before: Prince Edward War Memorial Hospital, a general hospital built in memory of local men who died in action in World War 1 (1914-18). This opened officially in 1923 and was demolished 60 years later - not a long life for a hospital.

Further information about The War Memorial Hopistal can be found in ‘Memory Lane Volume 2’ by Harry Thomas. The book was published in 2004 by Gwasg Helygain, Rhyl, tel (01745) 331411. The email address is:
info@gwasg.com

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SUN 19th JUL 2015 UPDATE: Here is an item from Rhyl History Club. Click on it for a clearer view:


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