The show travelled by train, and on Wednesday 27th May 1903 played in Rhyl (for two performances) on a carelessly-described patch of land that I imagine to be the area that eventually became Ocean Beach car park, opposite Marine Lake. Mr Cody’s publicity machine was well-oiled and large crowds gathered wherever he went.
Rhyl’s intrepid film maker Arthur Cheetham was on hand to capture
a fleeting glimpse (just a few seconds) of Mr Cody in High Street on his way to or from a Masonic meeting upstairs at The Lorne pub.
(I wonder if DJ Pete McGuinness knows that Buffalo Bill went there). I’ve seen the film; it’s quite good but not worth staying up late for.