This afternoon I took a stroll and paused to admire the Territorial Drill Hall in John Street - on corner of Crescent Road. Speaking architecturally, this has always been a favourite of mine:
Within the Drill Hall the Army Careers Office appears to have closed down and I am not sorry about that. Recruiting in an area of high unemployment seemed cynical.
Further up Crescent Road - on corner of Gordon Avenue - is the former MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) which was controversial and disliked by some residents because games tend to be noisy.
The place has been closed for some time, and now raised beds for growing things can just about be seen. Somebody must have decided horticulture was better than keeping fit.
Regenerative works continue in Abbey Street. The entire scheme for the Abbey Street-Aquarium Street area has attracted negative comments but
I believe it will turn out worthwhile.
At 29-35 Queen Street, the gift shop Dixie Deans has reverted to using that name after a spell of being called David Michaels. My best wishes to David and his family there:
In Queen Street, next door to Rossini's Italian Restaurant, we now have Mieshqah's Gelato, a 1950s-themed ice cream parlour. [Sidoli's is still open in Wellington Road, by the way.]
On the prom between Queen Street and High Street are lots of rides including the bumping cars shown below. Noah Robinson (ex-Ocean Beach Fun Fair) has created Rhyl Family Fun Fair which includes mini- versions of the Gallopers aka Bobby Horses, the Waltzer and more. Ucangoandavalook!
Finally, welcome to a new shop opened recently in White Rose Centre's entrance off High Street: a branch of Warren James cut-price jewellery.
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