Sunday, 21 June 2015


Last Sunday I posted the above photo in which a street sign has been blanked out.
The question: What is the missing name?
The answer is Kingston Road.
Kingston Road is in the west end, off Garnett Avenue. The greenery on your right is in the car park of the Catholic Church.

Ronald Davies, Gordon Overthrow, Eric Davies

On the same day I posted the above showing three former mayors of Rhyl.
The question: Name one of them. (Just one.)

The answer would be one of the following: on your left Ronald Davies; in the centre Gordon Overthrow the glazier; on your right Ronald’s brother Eric Davies. Thanks to Roy Turner for identifying a couple of them.

I met Eric Davies a few times. He and my father were colleagues for a while at MANWEB in Abbey House, Rhuddlan. Eric was a councillor a long time and I liked his gentlemanly ways - even though he was a member of Rhyl Labour Party.

So, scoring one win for the street sign and/or one for mayor are: Jane Shuttle 2, Dorothy Jones 2, Dilys Bagnall 1, Richard & Ceri Swinney 1, Sue Handley 2 and The Great Gareth 2.

Gareth maintains a narrow lead in this season of the quiz with 21 wins. Close behind are Jane Shuttle with 20, and Richard & Ceri Swinney 19.
Sue Handley and Dorothy Jones are doing well, and we have three more scorers.
Everybody is welcome to join in, it's just a bit of fun!

WED 29th JUL 2015 UPDATE: A reader cast some doubt on the identity of the mayor in the middle but my pal Bill Ellis, who knew Gordon Overthrow personally, has confirmed that it is is indeed Mr. Overthrow!

SAT 5th SEP 2015 UPDATE: Re: Kingston Road, the book ‘The Catholic Church In Rhyl 1854-2005’ by Leslie Slee and Mary Owen says that the Rhyl building firm Garnetts built most of the houses near the church in 1920s-30s and named one of the Church's boundary roads Kingston Road after the Kingston family who attended the church every day.