Thursday, 20 August 2015


Around the time of World War 1, Rhyl United was the short-lived name of what became Rhyl Football Club. There is no connection with the coach company of same name:

The photographs above show Rhyl United vehicles at departure points near Coliseum Theatre on the prom and at top of Water Street. Copyright in the photos belongs to Brian Botley.

Rhyl United Coachways Ltd was comprised originally of a small group of Rhyl West tour operators working on a cooperative basis. They became a freestanding company in 1944.

At the end of the 1960s the company was sold to the Evans family of Llanrhaeadr near Denbigh who ran Pentre Motors; they continued to use the name Rhyl United.

The following advert is from the 1970s:

In 1984 the name was bought by S. & W.M. Kerfoot-Davies of Voel Coaches Ltd which is now based in Dyserth.

North Wales Garage mentioned in the advert may have been the building below currently owned by Voel Coaches. It is known as Wellington Market; the photo was taken today by Yours Truly:

Rhyl United Coachways coaches

More information about Rhyl United Coachways Ltd can be found here: