Thursday, 6 August 2015


This advert for Royal Floral Hall, Rhyl, is from early 1970s when the town knew it was a holiday resort and was proud of itself. The Floral Hall was a principal attraction located on the stretch of promenade that would be - in today's terms - between the Seaquarium and Events Arena. 

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In the Floral Hall were hundreds of varieties of flowers, plants, shrubs and cacti - and staff to give you advice on growing your own. There were tropical birds to say hello to, and a Continental Zoo which I think had a separate entrance at the rear. Readers will know, readers will tell me.


FRI 7th AUG 2015 UPDATE: Just arrived here at Jones Towers is this undated image of the Royal Floral Hall interior:

And some comments from Dilys Bagnall who writes: 

“When the Floral Hall first opened it was managed by the Henleys who also ran the roller skating rink. My late husband Peter's pals Mike Dean and Stan Williams worked there. I recall George the parrot - he was very naughty and swore at little old ladies.
"I remember going to a flower show at the Floral Hall and touching one of Bill Steed’s chrysanthemums and all the petals fell off!!!! I didn’t hang around. I still have a key ring bought there, which has a viewer with pictures of my two children. Happy, happy days.”


WED 21st MAR 2018 UPDATE: From the 1960s - an unused postcard showing birds outside the premises:

The seller comments: “There always used to be two birds as you entered the Royal Floral Hall, outside if it was warm enough, just inside the entrance doors otherwise. On this postcard the birds are outside; you can see the 2nd bird in the background. Visitors were able to go up close.”


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