Sunday, 14 February 2016



Last Sunday I posted this photo taken on New Year's Day 2016 in Rhyl by Fred Burns. Hidden behind the big bush is a place name. The question: What is the place name?
The answer: Cramer Court.


Also I posted a cutting from a pre-World War 1 publication, an advert for Vaughan's chemist, with the phrase 1, Vaughan Street removed. The question: What is located there now?
The answer: RSPCA Animal Welfare Clinic.

Here is the advert in full supplied by Dave Williams – thanks, Dave!

The advert says Corner of Abbey Street. The shop is not on the corner of Abbey Street but there was commercial value in saying so because Abbey Street was a busy shopping street with a lot of footfall.

Here is the corner photographed on a dull day last week by Yours Truly:

Bedford Street, Vaughan Street

On your left of RSPCA is Fred Burns' photographic studio (formerly Phoenix photographic studio) in Bedford St and on your right - behind playground - is Bromleys upholsterers in Vaughan St.

Scoring 1 win for Cramer Court and/or 1 win for RSPCA: Dilys Bagnall 1, Jane Shuttle 1, Sue Handley 2, The Great Gareth 2.

Gareth wonders if there was a connection between E.E. Vaughan chemist and the name Vaughan Street.  Possibly In 1880s one of the Rhyl commissioners (forerunners of councillors) was Edward Vaughan who could have been a chemist and may have had the street named after him.



Last year in North Wales a large number of food outlets were checked for food hygiene and rated on a scale of 0-5 with 5 representing the best.

The following Rhyl businesses managed to score only 1:

Brothers Cafe Takeaway, 13 Kinmel Street;
Nash Care Home, 10-12 Churton Road;
Premier Convenience Stores, 135 Wellington Road;
Seagull International Foods, 32-36 Bedford Street.

Hospital patients and visitors should note that the voluntary group League of Friends at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, scored only 1.

See Daily Post for more details of the survey: