Sunday, 29 November 2009


Correspondence about skating continues to roll in. Many readers remember this particular activity fondly and pose unanswerable questions such as, ‘Why doesn’t Rhyl have a roller skating rink anymore?’

The larger picture above is from Rhyl History Club Community Archive and shows the rink on the promenade c.1948-49, shortly after it opened. The smaller picture is a detail which shows that among the skaters are a couple of soldiers.

World War 2 ended in 1945 but National Service, i.e. compulsory call-up for military training continued until 1960.

TUE 10th APR 2018 UPDATE: Pix of trainee soldiers at Kinmel Park Camp, Bodelwyddan, after World War 2 had ended -

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Radio training