Sunday, 23 August 2015


Last Sunday I posted the following photo of a cul-de-sac comprising a couple of dozen flats.
The question: What stood there before the flats were built?

The answer: Young Men's Christian Association or YMCA or The Y.
The place in the photo is Plas y Brenin where I Iive (off Kings Avenue). Here is a reminder of the YMCA.
Click on it to see a bigger version.

The YMCA was about developing a healthy "body, mind, and spirit."  My Mum used to go there dancing.

Also I posted was the following photo taken by Yours Truly.
The question: In what road or street was I standing?
The answer: Bedford Street.

The Skytower is tall enough to be visible from several streets but the yard in the foreground is a clue, it's a private car park used by drivers that pay a subscription to the land owner.

Also posted was this one my photos partly masked.
The question: What is the name of the street/road/whatever?
The answer: Howell Drive.

Scoring one win for correct answers to all three questions are:
The Great Gareth, Richard & Ceri Swinney, Sue Handley, Jane Shuttle, and Geoff Hughes.



A reader wonders why in this blog there is no picture of the bridge for cyclists and pedestrians at Foryd Harbour, Pont y Ddraig (Dragon Bridge) which opened in 2013.

The bridge attracted the usual public hostility that accompanies anything new but has helped to transform what I described once as “a clapped-out old harbour” into something quite impressive:

Foryd Harbour

Copyright in the image above belongs to Denbighshire County Council, and the image below is an alternative view from an unknown source:

Foryd Harbour

Via the following link you can see a video of Pont y Ddraig’s opening day on the website of Sustrans, an organisation that promotes sustainable forms of transport: