Thursday, 28 January 2010


Further to the recent post about Victoria Inn, Vale Road (Greenfield Place) c.1890, the photograph above (TOP) was sent by George Owen. It shows the same building bearing the name Victoria Hotel circa 1950. The photo is an item from Rhyl History Club Community Archive. George says, “In my misspent youth I celebrated my 21st birthday at The Vic. In the houses next door for some years was Rhyl Tyre and Battery.”

Further to posts about Rhyl Football Club, the photo of the club’s Belle Vue ground in Grange Road, was sent by Dave Williams. It is undated but must be from comparatively recent times. Close examination reveals that the red advert far right is for the highly-regarded Roe’s Plaice, fish and chips, 166 Rhuddlan Road, Rhyl.

Previous posts about Royal Floral Hall on the promenade brought correspondence from readers who remember fondly this particular attraction and the slogan ‘Rhyl – the floral resort’. Here is a postcard showing gardens outside Floral Hall on the side facing East Parade. The card is postmarked 1979.

These references are added here for indexing purposes: Burton brewery, Ind Coope brewery.