Tuesday, 9 February 2016



Rhyl was part of Flintshire from the very beginning of the town until the mid-1970s. This book was compiled by staff at Flintshire Record Office (Hawarden) and published in 1996.

The 10 chapter headings are: Flint, Mold, Buckley, Prestatyn, Rhyl, St. Asaph, Hawarden, Holywell, Industrial Deeside, Flintshire Villages.

The Rhyl chapter runs to 12 pages containing 20 illustrations, of which the following is my favourite.
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Pictured is White Lion Hotel in High Street, Rhyl, c.1900. The White Lion was replaced by a Crosville Bus Station (whose fuel smells linger in the memory) and then by the present Jobcentre Plus.

This book's text has inaccuracies as in the companion volume about Denbighshire, but the pictures can be enjoyed for what they are. You would find both books in local libraries.

These references are added here for indexing purposes: T Parry publican, Roberts bakery.

MON 20th FEB 2017 UPDATE: Just arrived here at Jones Towers is this 1903 photo of White Lion Hotel's stable and coach yard.
Seems reasonable to suppose that the yard was in what we now call St. Helens Place and that we looking towards High Street: