Tuesday, 23 March 2010


building constructing At the top is a pic provided by George Owen showing Rhyl Pavilion being built in 1907 (it opened on Thursday 30th July 1908). Most sources say the building was constructed in only a short time, 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.