Sunday, 19 July 2015


Last Sunday I posted the above late 1950s/early ‘60s item showing a Rhyl shop named Hubbard’s.
The question: In what road or street was Hubbards?
The answer: Wellington Road. The single-storey building still exists; it is opposite Sidoli’s ice cream parlour.
(Photo from Rhyl History Club)


2) This early 1950s item shows a car park on your right. From 1970 to 1975 there was a special attraction on that site.
The question: What was the special attraction?
The answer: Pentre Bach Welsh Model Village. It was under the same ownership as Ocean Beach Fun Fair.
(Photo from Daily Post)

3) The following picture card is postmarked 1927.
The question: Where in Rhyl was the picture taken?
The answer: Elwy Hall. The front of the building is in Grange Road.


4) In the above photo a sign has been blanked out.
The question: What is the missing name?
The answer: Laurel Court. Not far from Ysgol Bryn Hedydd.

5) In the following photo two signs have been blanked out.
The question: What are the two missing names?
The answer: On your left Trellewelyn Road, and on your right Colin Drive.

Scoring a win for every correct answer: The Great Gareth 5, Richard & Ceri Swinney 5, Dilys Bagnall 1, Jane Shuttle 4, Dorothy Jones 3, and Sue Handley 2.
Well done to the reader who got everything wrong but had a go anyway


With reference to Question 2 here are Pentre Bach adverts, one from Gareth Morris followed by one from Yours Truly:

At the time, Ocean Beach Fun Fair was being advertised as Pleasure Beach, and its location in West Parade was described incorrectly as Promenade. (The promenade is the walkway on other side of the road.)