Friday, 27 November 2009


There was a time when Rhyl Urban District Council ran virtually all local services and employed a lot of administrative staff and manual workers to deal with such things as electricity and gas. Our soccer correspondent Dave Williams thinks that the utilities split from the council in 1947; the day of departure was known as ‘Vesting Day’.

Dave has come up with this picture taken before that time. One of the teams is made up of RUDC administrative staff and the other of manual workers. Sitting in the middle of the front row is John Hinder (who went to the Gas Board). In the second row, far left is Merfyn Jones sitting next to Freddie Roberts, and far right is Eric Roberts.

In the third row, 2nd from left is Gwyn Jones (went to Gas Board), 5th from left is Tommy Hughes, and 7th from left is Albert Jones. In the back row, 3rd from left is Henry Williams (went to Electricity Works, Victoria Road), 4th is Bill Williams, and at the end is Eric Armstrong (went to Gas Board).