Tuesday, 30 October 2018


European citizenship is the most valuable thing that
Welsh people have ever been given.
Fight for  second chance to keep it.


It used to be a matter of routine to take a photo of passengers setting out on a day trip, as in the Rhyl & Potteries Motors image above.
Here the background is interesting: Midland Hotel, Rhyl, on your left with Ye Olde Welsh Cafe (not very olde) in basement on right.
Midland Hotel was a Victorian building in East Parade, close to High Street; now the site is part of White Rose Centre.
I am obliged to Philip Lloyd for a reminder of its location.


During October 2018 the following Rhyl Life posts were updated:

Comic postcard, Rhyl -

Kinmel Hall as Kinmel School for boys -

L. Volpé photographer, Rhyl -

Pennaf / Clwyd Alyn, new boss -

Pickard, Rae, Dining Hall at the Alex hospital -

Pickard, seashore picture -

Pickard, WW1 soldiers on parade -

Scottish independence -

guest house
'The Hague' guest house, Rhyl, was at 2a North Avenue, just round the corner
from Butterton Road. The building still exists, still has same name
and is now in residential use.

You may have passed No.36 Eastville Ave and thought it unremarkable, but the very
existence of this late-1940s postcard suggests it was a small B&B.


Photo: Daily Post Wales
Pictured above is Carl Foulkes who is taking over from Mark Polin as Chief Constable of North Wales Police. Mr. Foulkes is from Caergwrle near Wrexham.
Until recently he has been Deputy Chief  Constable of Merseyside so I'm sure he will see many familiar faces in North Wales, especially in Rhyl.

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