Sunday, 23 May 2010


These pictures are postcards from the collection of Ann Hayes. The one at the top looks the earliest; note the glider – you could take trips from the sands in one of those if you dared. The middle one is another from the pre-World War 2 period.

The final one dates from after 1951 when the eastern promenade was extended to the Prestatyn boundary. The sight of those salty, sandy steps brings a wave of nostalgia that not even photos of the old Pavilion and pier could match. I can smell those steps and feel their texture . . .

TUE 10th JAN 2017 UPDATE: Regarding the 1951 promenade extension, here is a snapshot of workmen laying the first portion. Photographer unknown.