Friday, 11 December 2009


Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Roy and June Turner who must be one of Rhyl’s most high-profile couples.

Roy moved from Stoke-on-Trent to Rhyl in 1938 at the age of ten, and his father became an upholsterer at the furniture shop Rhydwen Jones & Davies in Queen Street. Later on Roy served in the Royal Navy, then he and his father started a business of their own doing upholstery, lino and carpet fitting.

June (maiden name Houghton) was an evacuee from Liverpool during World War 2. She and Roy met in 1948 at the Queens Ballroom, West Parade, and they married in 1952. June became a primary school teacher and helped with Roy’s businesses which included running holiday flats in Butterton Road.