Tuesday, 23 May 2017

MILITARIANISM # 2


A post on 8th January this year, now titled MILITARIANISM #1, featured some local military camp pictures from the World War 1 era. These drew a considerable amount of interest so here are more of the same.


I present these as items of social history and would not wish to condone or glorify military conflict in any way. In my lifetime I have not supported the UK's involvement in any war. Peacenik, that's me.

The following images are dated.
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1908 - Cheshire Regiment at Rhyl

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1914 - North Wales Comrades training at Rhyl
(not to be confused with North Wales "Pals")

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1914 - North Wales Comrades training at Rhyl (2)

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1915 - Service Batt. Welsh Regt. (Carmarthenshire)
outside Rhyl Pavilion

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1916 - Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Kinmel Park Camp near Bodelwyddan
Aber. Hut (Aber Where,  I wonder)

The following images are undated but from same period.
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 Church Lads' Brigade - Morning wash at Rhyl Camp No.7
(Magic Lantern slide)

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 Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Church Parade at Rhyl Camp

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Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Kinmel Park Camp

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Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Kinmel Park Camp (2)

To round off this post, here is a rare snapshot of WW1 soldiers in Rhyl, marching down High Street and about to cross the Alexandra Bridge which these days is called Vale Road Bridge:

World War 1, World War One, First World War, The Great War

Furthest right is a tantalising glimpse of the building that was demolished in the 1930s to make way for Odeon Cinema (now Apollo Bingo).
In centre of the picture is William Roberts' corner shop, and to your left of the shop is a hotel; I have it on good authority that the hotel's rooms still exist on the upper floors.

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Colin Jones / email: rhyl.colin.jones@live.co.uk

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