Thursday, 10 September 2015

BOATING ON THE PROM

Pedal boats

In the 1950s in Sunny Rhyl, if you tired of tricycles and bikes on the cycling track opposite the Queens, you could pedal the boats on the boating pond/lake/pool as shown in the foreground above.

The boating pool was in a central location near the pier and Amphitheatre. In the following image, at the side of the pool is a closed cabin of an oysters seller and a photographer's booth selling holiday snaps:

Pedal boats

The boating pool moved to just west of Coliseum Theatre as shown in next picture which is a postcard from 1960s - and it remained in this location:

Pedal boats

Click on any picture to see a bigger version.

The card below is postmarked 1977. The businesses in West Parade include the Sands Arcade on corner of John Street - and to your left of that is The Lucky Strike:

Pedal boats

The card below is postmarked faintly, may be 1991. The message refers to a car stunt show. Would that be at Tir Prince? Readers will know and readers will tell me.

Pedal boats, Skytower

In its final years the boating pool was operated by Peter Daly of ‘The Grapevine’ bar in Water Street. Eventually it was rubbed out to make room for the present Drift Park development. 

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This reference is added here for indexing purposes: Menzies Dalry.

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