Tuesday, 15 December 2009


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Vale Road BridgeThe black-and-white pictures shown above were sent by George Owen.

At the top is a postcard marked ‘High Street Rhyl, Coronation Day’, referring to the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary on Thursday 22nd June 1911. On the corner of Kinmel Street is the Alexandra Hotel & Motor Garage.

The hotel was demolished in early 1960s and replaced by the building in the middle photo – a more modest piece of architecture: The Alexandra Public House (usually called ‘The Alex’).

The colour picture was taken last week by Yours Truly by which time on the corner was Bar Blu. This photo was taken from a similar angle to the first above, on the Vale Road Bridge – whose original name was the Alexandra Bridge.

Alexandra Hotel, Alexandra Public House, Alexandra Bridge – and of course Royal Alexandra Hospital. Who was this Alexandra? Please click here to find out:

These references are added here for indexing purposes: Bass brewery, Worthington brewery.