Thursday, 15 October 2015


Gareth Morris has sent in the mid-1960s adverts shown in this post. Thanks, Gareth! 

Starting in Bodfor Street, above the premises now occupied by Domino's the pizza place, was Ansdell Business Training College (Mollie Ansdell Brown) teaching shorthand and other office skills . . . 

shorthand typing

. . . and on ground floor beneath Ansdell's was the car showroom Grosvenor Motors, part of Automobile Palace Group of Llandudno:

R. L. Davies

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The Strand Salon, High Street (above right) was established by Councillor R. L. Davies who a couple of decades earlier had donated the clock tower that stands currently at top of street.
Now at the Strand Salon address is Bodycare trading in health and beauty products:

Greggs, Bodycare, Age Cymru

Pilkingtons glass

The children's clothes & school uniforms shop B .& G. Stores, Queen Street (above left) brings memories.
The street has been renumbered since the mid-1960s. If the shop were there today it would be part of Home Elegance furniture store - the part beneath the fascia:

Home Elegance

[Interesting to see alongside the B. &. G. advert a reminder of the Chance-Pilkington glass factory I mean optical works in St. Asaph, a big employer at the time.]


The premises of G. Wyn Jones the chemist in Wellington Road, are now split into two: Crazy Cards on your left, Oldhams Bakery on right, in a run of shops opposite the former Post Office on corner of Water Street.
Full Monty Cafe, Crazy Cards, Oldhams Bakery, Barnett's

The colour photos in this post were taken a few days ago by Yours Truly.

Colin Jones / email:

These references are added here for indexing purposes:
Greggs, Age Cymru,
St Asaph Grammar, Rhyl Grammar, Fairholme St Asaph, Ysgol Glan Clwyd in Rhyl at the time, Glyndwr School, Clawdd Offa Prestatyn, Ysgol Llywelyn, Christ Church School, Ysgol Dewi Sant in Morfa Hall Rhyl at the time, Ysgol Mair, Ysgol Emmanuel,
Tudor Buildings, Fuller Monty Cafe, Barnetts domestic appliance shop.