John says, “Attached are two photos of the Westcliffe Garage taken in the 1930s. My father, H. M. Jones – he is in the photos – ran the garage from about 1930 to his retirement in 1949. During World War Two the Army based at Kinmel Park Camp requisitioned the garage for storing vehicles and equipment, so my father ran his business from Brig-a-Don Garage, which was on the other side of Wellington Road facing St John’s Church.
“In addition to doing normal garage repairs Westcliffe Garage could accommodate up to 150 cars as in those days visitors tended to garage their vehicles under cover rather than leave them on the street during their stay. At this time we lived round the corner at 49 Butterton Road and later moved to 145 Wellington Road. At the rear of 145 there were a number of lock-up garages owned by my father and it was in one of these that Mr Albert Gubay set up his Kwik-Save Discount business.
After retirement my father entered politics and was a councillor on Rhyl Urban District Council and Flintshire County Council.”
Thanks very much for the photos and information, John. Plenty there for us to chew on.