Sunday, 18 October 2015

QUIZ ANSWER # 113


Last Sunday I posted this detail from a photo taken this month by Yours Truly. Above the window is a rather unpleasant carved face. The question: Where in Rhyl would you find a row of windows like this?



The answer: Wellington Road and/or High Street.
The premises are on the corner presently occupied by Granite Outdoors which sells camping equipment and tough clothing for hiking and climbing and suchlike:

Granite Outdoors camping shop

In Wellington Road there are seven of the windows, 5 over Granite followed by 2 over the charity shop named Breakthrough Foundation.
In High Street there are four: 2 over Granite followed by 2 over the bookmakers Betfred.

The building is remembered as Evans' Cafe - baking downstairs, seating upstairs.It looks fairly modern, but the same building with same windows appears on the following card postmarked 1906:

High Street

The carved face seems to depict a chap in ancient mythology whose side horns (ram horns) have been cut off. Such horns were symbols of virility. What cutting them off symbolizes does not bear thinking about.


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Also posted was this detail from another photo taken this month by Yours Truly, showing an exterior wall plaque. The question: Where in Rhyl would you find this plaque?

Wall plaque

The answer: Millbank Road (Mill Bank Road if you prefer).
The plaque, bearing the inscription Church View Terrace, is above the front door of No. 50, in centre of the picture below:

Church View Terrace

If you stand with your back to No. 50 you see St. Thomas' Church. Below is a photo by Yours Truly of that very view; the street in the foreground is Norman Drive:


Scoring a win for getting both answers right are: Richard & Ceri Swinney, Sue Handley, Jane Shuttle and The Great Gareth.
So far in this series Gareth holds the lead with 48, Jane Shuttle has 44 and Richard & Ceri Swinney have 40. Several others players are doing very well.

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