Sunday, 18 September 2016


Last Sunday Question 1 was: 
What is the name of this Rhyl street?

Answer: Eastville Avenue.
The shot is taken from the middle of the road (not recommended) at east end of Eastville Ave, looking towards the bend that leads to Oakville Ave.


Question 2 was: Which statements are true/false?

A: The Britannia Hotel was in High Street.

One of my early essays said there was a Britannia Hotel on the site of the present Co-op way back before Regal Cinema. In fact it was Britannia Inn (later renamed Britannia Forge) which I believe became a garage.

B: The pier was open to the public for a hundred years.

Dates given usually are 1867-1966 during which the pier had several long closures for repairs. It was closed as unsafe for a 13-year stretch between 1913 and 1930.

C: The Skytower came to us from Glasgow.

The Skytower came from Glasgow Garden Festival. Somewhere I said Edinburgh; the slip was spotted by Pete Bethell.
[On Internet correcting errors is no problem. Be nice if we could undo our life mistakes as easily.]

Scoring 1 win for Eastville and/or 1 win for FALSE-FALSE-TRUE:
Dilys Bagnall 2, The Great Gareth 2, Jane Shuttle 1, Sue Handley 1.


Further to the above comments about the pier, the postcard below shows a banner declaring PIER NOW OPEN.

Click on the picture to see a bigger version.

Victoria Pier

The card is undated. Pay booths at the shore end indicate that the pier was still under private ownership at the time.

The banner may refer to re-opening after the pier had collapsed in the middle following a storm in 1909.
It wasn't the luckiest pier in the world.