Sunday, 27 September 2015


Last Sunday I posted the above picture of an exterior wall plaque bearing the inscription F.J.G. 1900The question: Where in Rhyl would you find this plaque?
The answer: Gamlin Street.
It is near the roof of a house on corner of Marsh Road as shown below in a photo taken this month by Yours Truly:

F.J.G. equals F.J. Gamlin who was a prominent councillor at the time. Those early councillors (and the commissioners that preceded them) were fond of naming things after each other.
In Marsh Road, each side of Gamlin Street, are the Lily Terrace and Agnes Terrace plaques that figured in a previous quiz question.The two ladies may have been Gamlins as well.

Also posted was an image of a Rhyl hotel shown on a card postmarked 1926. The question: What is the name of the hotel? 
The answer: Marlborough Hotel.
Here is the card with its caption restored:

The Marlborough still exits in East Parade. In the old picture, the Marlborough's sign is over only the nearest door suggesting the 'end part' was a separate business as it is now.
Here is a photo taken this month by Yours Truly showing the Marlborough in deep blue, flanked by The Kensington Hotel on your left and Portland Hotel on your right:

Also posted was this other photo taken this month by Yours Truly, with a place name blanked out. The question: What is the missing name?
The answer: Arfon Grove.
Here is the photo with the name restored:

So there were three questions, and scoring 1 win for two correct answers or 2 wins for all three, are:
Dilys Bagnall 2, Jane Shuttle 2, The Great Gareth 2, Richard & Ceri Swinney 1.