Tuesday, 1 September 2015


The Foryd is a harbour of two sides, the other side being in Bae Cilmael aka Kinmel Bay which has become known jocularly as "Criminal Bay".

According to Wikipedia, "A ship called "The Italia" sank in the River Clwyd near Kinmel Bay in 1798 with the loss of 90 Tones of Spanish gold coins. These coins are still being found today."

Just Rhyl's luck, having the ship sink on the wrong side!

The card below is unposted; it looks 1940s/'50s. It shows Kinmel Bay's Glan-y-Don camping ground "near Voryd" with tents that may have been for boy scouts and/or girl guides:

A similar place, Ty-Croes Holiday Camp, was further to your left (west).

The house below, 'Belle Vue Foryd near Rhyl' was presumably a guest house/small hotel in 1911 when this card was sent. Voryd or Foryd is the old name for Kinmel Bay and beyond, so I have been over the bridge in search of the house but carn find it.

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Belle View Foryd Abergele near Rhyl

Val Adams of Epworth Road has the same picture with the front label saying 'Mrs. Dawson, Belle View, Foryd, Abergele, Near Rhyl' which suggests that Foryd meant the whole area between Rhyl & Abergele.

These references are added here for indexing purposes: Summerscales Yates Morecambe.

TUE 22nd NOV 2016: Just arrived at Jones Towers - a view of Kinmel Bay from across the water, on  a card postmarked 1963:

Foryd Harbour, Rhyl