Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Towyn is part of the postal district of Abergele but shares a community council with Kinmel Bay; the combined population is about 8,000.

Art enthusiasts may like this picture titled 'The Sands of Towyn, North Wales' by B.W. Leader A.R.A. (Associate of the Royal Academy):

Benjamin Williams Leader (1831-1923) was a landscape artist from the English midlands; he spent quite a lot of time in North Wales. I like the way he turned his name around from Benjamin Leader Williams so as not to disappear in a tide of Williamses.

The following postcard is undated, looks to be 1930s. Underneath it is a detail from the big picture.

Here is another card; this one is postmarked 1955. It carries a message from Rose to her Aunt, Mrs M. Williams of Harborne, Birmingham:

Until recently I had not heard of Howison's Holiday Camp, Towyn, as featured on the multiview card below.

Howison's was a forerunner of the present Whitehouse Leisure Park:


MON 19th JUN 2017 UPDATE: These two Towyn cards were published by Raphael Tuck and date from the late 1930s.

Wilcock's Holiday Camp is a valuable addition to Rhyl Life - the camp has not been mentioned previously herein.