Sunday, 25 June 2017

TUCK IN


London-based publishers Raphael Tuck & Sons started producing picture postcards in 1900 and continued for more than half a century. The Tuck company lost a lot of its original material during World War 2 and merged with other companies in 1959.

The following are Rhyl examples of Tuck cards - Foryd harbour, the pier, Open Air Bathing Pool ('The Baths') and sandhills opposite East Parade. The photos would have been taken circa 1950.





From the same source and of a similar date are these shots of Palin's Ideal Holiday Camp, Towyn near Abergele:



The camp certainly looks a lot different now and has been renamed Palin's Holiday Park:
http://www.palinsholidaypark.co.uk/

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WED 26th JUL 2017 UPDATE: An undated multiview postcard of Cambria Holiday Camp in Towyn, with an intriguing reference to Radio Cycles bottom left:


Happily, this camp is still operating as Cambria Caravan Park:
http://cambriacaravanpark.com/

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