Monday, 11 May 2015


A young reader has asked what was previously on the site of Jobcentre Plus in Rhyl High Street. Well, in Victorian times the White Lion Hotel stood there. Here is a picture of the White Lion, circa 1908. On your left is Vaughan Terrace, one of a network of alleys in the vicinity:

The hotel was demolished to make way for the Crosville bus station shown below. The image, late 1950s probably, is from the Glyn Rees collection:

On your right in both pictures is No.78 High Street which started as Town Assembly Rooms and became The Old Town Hall (a pub, later a shop). In recent times the building has been a butcher's shop; currently it's Webbers Leisure adult arcade & betting shop operated by Mark Webber: 

Here is the scene captured yesterday by Yours Truly (during road works):

This reference is added here for indexing purposes: T Lewis publican.