Sunday, 26 July 2015


Last Sunday I posted the following picture of an old Rhyl badge. 
The question: What do the initials D.M.W.H.C. stand for?

The answer: Derbyshire Miners' Welfare Holiday Centre.
Very minor variations of that wording were allowable. The camp operated in the 1960s and '70s in Marsh Road:

Also I posted the following wall signs of former shops.
The question: In what roads or streets would you find the signs?

The answer: Bodfor Street and Grange Road.

The Bodfor Street shop (above) is the former F. Knowles' at No.32. The Grange Road shop is the former Victoria Wine, more recently the Late Night Shop, at No.12:

With a set of correct answers (one about the initials, and two place names) are: Jane Shuttle, The Great Gareth, Sue Handley and Dorothy Jones.

In this season of the quiz The Great Gareth leads with 29 wins, Richard & Ceri Swinney have 26, Jane Shuttle has 26 and Sue Handley 20.
Dorothy Jones and Dilys Bagnall are in double figures, and there are three more scorers so far!

The Derbyshire Miners' photos above and many other Rhyl pix are for sale on the Francis Frith website:

FRI 1st SEP 2017 UPDATE: A typical shot of the Derbyshire Miners' on a card postmarked 1969.


This multiview card is undated and yet timeless in a way -