Thursday, 4 June 2015


Roy Lance drew cartoons for Rhyl Leader newspaper, such as these  of promenade entertainers. The item below featuring Billie Manders of Pier Amphitheatre appeared on 27th March 1948, and the one featuring Will Parkin of Coliseum Theatre on 19th July 1948.

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Bill Ellis says, “Roy Lance lived in Kinmel Bay. His surname was Roylance. He provided illustrations for Rhyl Liberty Players and appeared on stage in variety shows at Pier Amphitheatre and Coliseum drawing cartoons. I have heard that Roy was colourblind."

The cartoons in this post and the next are from files of the late Glyn Rees who may well have seen them first time round and would have enjoyed them to the full!

THU 4th AUG 2016 UPDATE: An email has been received from Dawn Brown saying, “Roy Lance was my grandfather, he died 10 years ago. Lovely to see some of his cartoons. My mum has loads more. His name was actually Gordon Roylance and you are right he split his surname for his stage name, hated the name Gordon. He was indeed colourblind, he had all his chalks and paints in marked spaces.”