Sunday, 13 September 2015


Last Sunday I posted the above photos. Only one is Rhyl.
The question: Is the Rhyl photo at the top, in the middle or at the bottom?
The answer: At the bottom.
At the top is Maes Derwen, Rhuddlan; in the middle is Maes Ffyddion, Rhuddlan. They are both off Vicarage Lane.
At the bottom is Pen y Maes Avenue, Rhyl.


Also posted was the snapshot below taken in 2000.
The question: What are the names of these two people?

Sidoli's ice cream parlour, Rhyl

The answer: Dominic Sidoli (left) and Bill Ellis.

I took the snap in Sidoli's ice cream parlour; it shows Bill in his usual corner seat.

Scoring 1 win for locating the Rhyl photo and/or 1 win for the two names: Sue Handley 2, The Great Gareth 1, Jane Shuttle 1, Geoff Hughes 2, Richard & Ceri Swinney 1.



Mid October sees the departure from Rhyl Library of Shirley Quinn after 45 years' service.

Shirley is taking the opportunity of voluntary redundancy brought about by Rhyl Library having to make space for Denbighshire council's rent office & advice centre from the town hall.

Formerly Shirley Lunt of Christ Church School and Rhyl Grammar, she joined the library in 1970 and has worked under library bosses Patrick Kerrigan, Rhona Aldrich, Lawrence Rawsthorne, Alastair Barber and currently Lucy Williams.

Shirley has family connections that go way back into Victorian Rhyl and a Rhyl history collection of her own. At the library she has been particularly helpful on the subject of local history. When referring enquirers to the library I would always say, "Ask for Shirley!"

She has known all the Rhyl history writers from J.W. Jones (Joe Swan) onwards - and that means all of us.

Best wishes to Shirley and her husband Jack.