Thursday, 18 March 2010


This item was sent by Sandra Williams who says, “The photo was taken in late 1930s and shows a shop on corner of Victoria Road and Ernest Street, Rhyl. The proprietor was Thomas Roberts who lived in Victoria Terrace and had a smallholding down Cefndy Road.

“Thomas had the shop for 18 years and we’re not sure who the two people in the photo are. Thomas’ daughter Dilys worked in the shop; his daughter May later May Williams, my husband Keith's mother, sometimes delivered the milk.

"There was another daughter Cissie (Elizabeth) who worked in the small-holding. His son Glyn H. Roberts (a Rhyl builder) built the house next door to the shop, in Victoria Road, and lived there. Thomas died in 1945.”