Wednesday, 3 March 2010


Time we had something about tennis on this blog. Above (TOP) is a card titled ‘New tennis courts and bowling green Rhyl’ and postmarked 1925. Chances are that the picture was already a few years old, because the buildings at the shore end of the pier look like wooden structures and one would be the Pier Amphitheatre which was rebuilt in brick in early 1920s.

The other card is undated but would be from around the same time; the photo is by Rhyl photographer Rae Pickard. The seafront has been the chosen location for many sports way back to farm labourers wrestling and fishermen playing games on the sandhills before the town existed.


TUE 5th MAY 2015 UPDATE: This grubby card is postmarked 1925 and was sent to a Mrs. Hardman in Leigh, Lancashire, by Albert who writes, “Just a line to say we are enjoying ourselfs at Rhyl. The weather broke down this morning.” 

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