Wednesday, 19 May 2010


The questions:
Where was the roller skating in the colour postcard above?
The other picture shows a Rhyl lifeboat. It was on station from 1968 to 1990 and saved 28 lives. Was the lifeboat’s name Har-Lil, Mary Gabriel or Lil Cunningham?

The answers:
The roller skating was on the site of Queen’s Palace, later Queens Theatre / Ballroom, sometime after the former had been destroyed by fire in 1907 and before the latter opened in 1926.
The lifeboat’s name was Har-Lil. Author Jeff Morris says that the cost of building the lifeboat was provided by the legacy of Miss Janie Watt of Renfrewshire, and was named in memory of her late parents Harry and Lilian.

The winner:
Sue Handley. Sue’s second win.

TUE 22nd NOV 2016 UPDATE: Just arrived here at Jones Towers is this undated postcard of the Har-Lil.
Click on it to see a bigger version.

FRI 3rd AUG 2018 UPDATE: Har-Lil again, this time on a postcard published by RNLI.