Sunday, 10 July 2016


Last Sunday I posted this picture of the old Pavilion. The question: What is the nearest date - 1913, 1923, 1933 or 1943?
The answer 1933.
If you clicked on the image to see a bigger version you might have noticed the name Syd Seymour over the main entrance:

Mr. Seymour and his Mad Hatters Band played a number of seaside resorts in that year and Rhyl was one of them. The show was broadcast on BBC Radio; the following is from BBC Archives:


Funny to think there was a comedian named Lenny Henry long ago! The Ten Hazel Hastings Girls were a resident act at the Pavilion, not part of the touring show.

If you are wondering what the crazy Mad Hatters Band was like, you could see them on YouTube:

Also I posted the following 1970s photos of Rhyl buses. The buses are NOT in Rhyl and NOT in the same other place. Question: Where are they?

The answer: St. Asaph (upper photo) and Denbigh.
Many times I stood at that bus stop in Lenten Pool after visiting my parents who used to live in Denbigh, Bryn Garth at first and then Bryn Seion.

Scoring 1 win for 1933 and/or 1 win for the two buses: Richard & Ceri Swinney 2, Sue Handley 1, The Great Gareth 2, Jane Shuttle 1.

The following references are added here for indexing purposes:
Leonard Henry, Jaqueline piano, Billy Rawson, Alfred Grant singer, Leslie Glenroy, Norah Savage, Ten Hazel Hastings Girls, Ed W Jones producer.