Thursday, 2 April 2015


This Rhyl May Day shot is from Val Lovibond.

On the back it says Photograph by W. Renshaw, 117 Wellington Road, Rhyl. The address is a small shop on corner of Ffynnongroew Road, recently occupied by Sovereign Funeral Services.

The photo was taken in the 1960s in Wellington Road, probably from an upstairs window of No.117; that terrace of cottages in the background is still there.

On display are young ladies from the Keep Fit Club which was above Jack Hughes’ cycle shop in Bodfor Street (now flats above Thomas Estates). Val is the brunette sitting on the car chatting through a hula hoop.

WED 13th JUN 2018 UPDATE: On the subject of Rhyl May Days, here is a May Queen new to this blog - Miss Beryl Stanley who was crowned in 1937.

Without the requisite facts at hand, my reading of the picture is that Beryl is the one with the head-dress. I imagine she is holding hands with the previous year's May Queen, Miss Eileen Savory who is about to relinquish the crown.
Standing far right, with the remains of a dead animal around her neck, would be Mrs. Sefton-Fiddian who would receive the crown from Eileen and then place it on Beryl's head.

If this reading of the picture is incorrect, do let me know:
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