Thursday, 19 November 2009


stationeryesGreen Shield StampsFrom Rhyl History Club Community Archive come these photos which were taken at various times during 1960s. They show shops in Bodfor Street, Rhyl. Above (top) is Hadleys Typewriter Co at No.9 which has remained a similar kind of business, currently Conrad Office & Art.

The middle picture shows Mr. Jack Hughes' cycle and pram shop on a corner of Kinmel Street and Bodfor Street; on the site had once been the Grosvenor Hotel. You would now find Thomas Estates on the ground floor with flats above.

Finally, there is the Tesco supermarket that used to be in the space now occupied by Argos and Help The Aged and what is or was a theory test centre for drivers.

Mention of Tesco still evokes memories of Green Shield stamps!

Readers with a special interest in Bodfor Street should look for the book So What’s So Special About Bodfor Street? by Linda Owen (published 1999). It's a well researched history of the street from 1850 onwards, with illustrations.