Tuesday, 23 March 2010

SAFE HOUSE

building constructing At the top is a picture provided by George Owen, showing Rhyl Pavilion being built in 1907 (it opened on Thursday 30th July 1908). Some sources say the building was constructed in only 10 weeks, which might account for why it was rumoured to be unsafe from the start. It proved safe enough to stand foursquare until it was demolished with some difficulty in 1974.

Flintshire County Council created the Pavilion and destroyed it; Rhyl Urban District Council was unable to save it. A few weeks later both authorities went out of existence because of changes in local government. The postcards above are from my own collection; they seem to be pre-World War 2 photos coloured artificially.

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