Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Last Wednesday I posted the picture (TOP) and said that the door seemed to have a bit of character about it, and that the property was on a main road in Rhyl and appeared to be unoccupied. So where was the door?

The answer is Marine Drive. The door is the main entrance to Sunholme, 17-18 Marine Drive. Until recently Sunholme was a residential home for the elderly.

Back in the 1950s it was a private hotel with a regular full-page illustrated advert in Rhyl Urban District Council’s annual tourist guide book. The 1953 version speaks of 20 bedrooms all with hot & cold water and electric fires, electric lift to all floors, interior sprung mattresses throughout, plus television and garage. Resident proprietors were Mr. & Mrs. R. Gibbins.