Sunday, 26 April 2015


Last Sunday I posted this nice old image of the prom, but how old is it?
The question was: Would the nearest date be 1890, 1900 or 1910?

The answer: 1910.
You could have arrived at that conclusion in more than one way. The biggest clue is that the Pavilion wasn’t there until 1908.

Also I posted a Rhyl scene, circa 1940.
The question was: What is the name of the avenue/road/street?

The answer: Tynewydd  Road.
Here is the full picture with the caption restored:

You needed to get both answers right to score a win, and the winners are Richard & Ceri Swinney, Jane Shuttle, Dorothy Jones, The Great Gareth.

In this new series of the quiz, nobody has scored ten wins yet so there is still time for new players to catch up!

WED 17th MAY 2017 UPDATE: In the image of the prom you can see on your right the Boer War (aka South African War) Memorial Statue that now stands in our Garden of Remembrance. Here is a closer view.

WED 28th JUN 2017 UPDATE: The soldiers sent to fight in this war were volunteers. Lots of men from Rhyl district offered their services; only eleven were accepted initially. They are listed in 'Rhyl And Roundabout' by J.W. Jones as:
Hugh Hughes, E.G. Jones, John Ellis, Norman Roberts, Vernon Jones, Hugh Wynne, Tudor Ffoulkes Hughes, Hugh O. Hughes, Roger W. Jones, Griffith Evans and Joseph Jones (the author's father). 
They appear in this portrait by Rhyl photographer Wills Jones.

Family history fans who can match names to faces, please get in touch.
Colin Jones /

SUN 9th JUL 2017 UPDATE: David Hughes writes to say that his grandfather, Hugh Owen Hughes, is far right in back row in the picture above and picture below which was taken a week later in Wrexham.

HOH’s medal and pith helmet are in the museum at Rhyl Library:

Thanks, David!