The trough was spirited away some time ago and is said to be at Bodrhyddan Hall. The photo is from a community photographic archive produced by Rhyl History Club.
Readers have requested pictures of Dom Bierkeller and Dixieland Showbar in West Parade, Cramer’s Sporting Club and The Shoemakers pub in Vale Road, Derbyshire Miners' Welfare Holiday Centre in Marsh Road, and I could go on. Soccer fans please note we could do with some Rhyl Football Club pictures.
Photos of any kind taken in Rhyl before 1980 are of public interest
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Diana Davies [née Nicholas] who lives in Canada writes: My father worked at the Westminster Bank shown in the picture. In the 1930s or possibly late 1920s when Dad was a Junior there, the Juniors from local banks would meet every morning, near the horse trough, to exchange the local cheques. It was known by the banks as The Local Clearing. One of these chaps irritated the others (perhaps he thought himself a bit superior) so when he was being transferred out of Rhyl, on his last day at the Local Clearing, the other lads got hold of him and dumped him in that very horse trough!