Sunday, 28 February 2010


Here are more Ocean Beach Fun Fair scenes. The colour picture is from my own collection; it is an unused postcard that looks to be 1970s. The circular red, white and blue machine near the centre of the picture was a two-directional tilting round-ride named the Trabant built by Bennetts of Nottingham and owned by Ronald Seldon.

The black-and-white picture is from Rhyl Library’s collection and looks mid to late 1950s. It shows the miniature golf course just inside the main entrance on the corner of West Parade. At that time not all of the Ocean Beach site had been fully-developed as a fairground.

Incidentally, Peter Jones has been in touch to say that he's gathering information about miniature golf/crazy golf in Rhyl and Prestatyn. If you have any pictures, memorabilia, ephemera or information relating to any course past or present, please send him an email: