Thursday, 26 March 2015


School time again! Firstly, here is a cricket team from Epworth College, Rhuddlan Road (now Ysgol Dewi Sant) in 1905 with a jolly nice mascot!

Ysgol Dewi Sant

Next is Colet House, East Parade (now St. David’s Residential Home) in 1914. I wonder whether the young women were teachers or servants:

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Finally, girls of St. Mary's Convent School, Russell Road, circa 1955. Some are holding sports trophies bearing the name HMS Capetown; the reason for this maritime connection is lost in the sea of time:

Left to right:
Back row: Marion Jenkins; Dilys Nelson; Sylvia Parr; Judy Cocks; Antoinette Heysham; Margaret Thomas; Valentine Newton.

Middle Row: Don’t know; Don’t know; Anna Kavanagh; Cynthia Evans; Pamela Threlfall; Eileen Roberts; Joan Barnard; Valerie Hobson; Pat Walker; Jean Hands.

Front Row: Diana Nicholas; Mary Higgs; Don’t know; Pat Jones; Nora Watts; Angela Cummings; Bernadette Howarth, Valerie Burrow.

Thanks to Diana Nicholas, now Diana Davies of Canada, for some IDs. (Cute shoes, Diana!)

The photo belongs to Valerie Burrow, now Valerie Lovibond of Abergele.
I was delighted to meet with her and her husband this week. Val has loaned me a little album of her previous school, Arcville College, Rhyl. Images from therein will appear on blog in due course.


Rhyl Life was closed from September 2010 to February 2015. Even so the site has clocked up well over a quarter of a million page views (260,233 when I last looked). 

Its sister site RhylTime is less well known. RhylTime is a YouTube channel created by Yours Truly. So far it features 44 videos and photo slideshows of Rhyl past and present. You can see RhylTime's Top Ten here:

YouTube can be a bit of a jumble, so I always feel it necessary to point out that only the items labelled RhylTime are mine.

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