Sunday, 14 June 2015


Last Sunday I posted the above photograph of High Street, Rhyl.
The question: Was it taken in 1973, 1978 or 1983?
The answer: 1983.
It is a Daily Post picture in which there are not many clues, so well done
if you got this right!


Also I posted the above showing three comedians with a Rhyl connection and something else geographical in common.
The question: What is the something else?
The answer: They were all born in Liverpool.

Incidentally, the capital of North Wales is Rhyl. Right?

On your left: Robb Wilton (1881-1957) who was born in Everton.
Mr Wilton lived in Rhyl for a while during WW2. In 1942 he crowned our May Queen Doreen Lawley - there is pic of the event in this blog under the label MAY DAY/ROSE.

In the middle: Tommy Handley (1892-1949) who was born in Toxteth Park.
In 1944 he and the cast of his radio show It’s That Man Again (ITMA) performed at our Queens Theatre to raise funds for Rhyl & District Salute The Soldier Campaign.

On your right: Arthur Askey (1900-1982) who was born in Dingle.
‘Big-hearted Arthur’ performed a summer season in 1964 at Rhyl Pavilion where, despite his fame, audience numbers were disappointing. Television had lured them away.

Scoring one win for the right answer to High Street question, and/or one for comedians question are: Richard & Ceri Swinney 2, DilysBagnall 2, Jane Shuttle 2, The Great Gareth 1, Sue Handley 1.