Sunday, 3 May 2015


Last Sunday I posted this undated image of Voryd Hotel, Rhyl with two street signs blanked out.  
The question: What are the two missing street/road/whatever names?

The answer: West Parade and Quay Street.
The pub’s location was mentioned on this blog five years ago. Below is the image in full from collection of the late Glyn Rees. Click on it if you wish to see a bigger version:

Voryd Hotel Foryd

Quay Street adjacent to the Voryd Hotel may have had a previous name. Wellington Road was Quay Street until it was renamed in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who was big in the early 1800s.

On the same day I posted a larger version of the photo below, taken this month by Yours Truly.
The question: Where was I standing?
The answer: Elm Grove.
I am thinking of starting a Facebook page titled We Love Rhyl Alleys And Old Sheds.

Having both answers right to score a win, the winners are: Richard & Ceri Swinney, The Great Gareth, Dorothy Jones and Jane Shuttle. At this early stage Jane is marginally in the lead, having chalked up an amazing ten consecutive wins!



Glyn Rees’ daughter Janine says, “In the 1960s my mother Pauline was a cook in the Stoke-on-Trent children's home, Rhyl, and I had to go with her occasionally for a day. The staff and the matron were lovely. Do you think anyone that visits your site may have a photo of the home?"
[The home was in Chester Street, the building may still be there. Does anybody know exactly where?]

TUE 18th APR 2017 UPDATE: Consensus of opinion is the location was between Chester Street and Olinda Street. The building may have been a big old house named Olinda which no longer exists.
The following photo was taken at Stoke-on-Trent Children's Holiday Home during a birthday party in 1938:

D.W. Jones

The gent far left I take to be Councillor D.W. Jones, Chairman of Rhyl Urban District Council; the little girl bears a family resemblance to him.
The other chap wearing a chain is the Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent whose Missus is cutting the cake.
A picture of the building is hard to find - can anyone oblige?

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