Sunday, 8 November 2015


Last Sunday I posted the above detail from a photo taken the previous week by Yours Truly.

The question: Where in Rhyl would you find Hollingwood Terrace?

The answer: Wood Road.
It is at the rear of Aldi Supermarket:


Also posted was the house below photographed recently by Yours Truly.
The question: Where in Rhyl would you find this house?

The answer: Wellington Road.

It is No.127 Wellington Road, nearly opposite the Rhyl Naval Sports & Social Club.


Scoring 1 win for each correct answer: Sue Handley 1, Jane Shuttle 2, Dilys Bagnall 1, The Great Gareth 2, Richard & Ceri Swinney 2.

[In this second series of the quiz, Gareth is holding his lead with 52 wins, Jane has 49, Richard & Ceri have 45. Sue has 34, Dilys has 18. All these scores are above-average.]



Couple of months ago in this blog there appeared this version of an image sent by George Owen MBE who said, "The photo was taken in 1903 to mark the opening of the sea wall improvement on the western part of the promenade.
     "The stone plaque had survived until recently but seems to have disappeared ignominiously amidst the current improvement works. I had a closeup of the plaque but it seems to have gone missing.
     "Do you have a photo of the plaque/commemoration stone?"

Sadly, the answer had to be no - but now George has come to his own rescue. He says: "I just found the colour pic of the 1903 Commemoration Stone which I took in 2010 – the plaque could do with a bit of TLC before it’s reinstated in the new sea wall which I am told is the plan."

Click on any picture to see a bigger version.

Sea wall plaque

"Although there are 21 men in the photo of the opening ceremony there are only 11 names on the RUDC Works Committee stone," continues George, "and my relative Mr. Griffiths, who appears in the photo, wasn’t one of them. 
     "Several of the names on the stone also appear on the list of Chairmen above the stairs in Rhyl Town Council Council Offices.
     "By the way, Councillor H.A. Tilby also donated the gates at entrance to Coronation Gardens in 1937 – he had served for a good stretch!"

List of Chairmen

Thanks to George Owen for all that. His MBE was awarded for services to Clapham, London. George has done a lot for Rhyl too, and I am pleased to note the fact here.