Here are photographs sent by new contributor Elizabeth Espley. The evocative out-of-season snapshots were taken in 1967 just before Elizabeth left to live in Australia. (I am pleased to report that she is now back here.)
The pier was closed awaiting demolition; the basket chairs were approaching the end of their working lives. Elizabeth was about to start a new chapter and the old-style holiday Rhyl was slipping away from us, never to return.