Tuesday, 7 March 2017


"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." - Proverb

Recently when passing Lyons Robin Hood Camp I mean Holiday Park on Rhyl Coast Road I was reminded of what a big spread it has become.

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The pix below from earlier eras capture a couple of stages in development.

1930s - Lyons Camp
1950s - Lyons Camp

For present day details of this and other Lyons Holiday Parks (including Winkups in Towyn near Abergele, and Lido Beach Prestatyn) see web:

MON 19th JUN 2017 UPDATE: These two cards of Lyons Holiday Camp were published by Raphael Tuck and are dated 1935. Already, comparatively cheap camping holidays were the seeds of destruction of Rhyl's boarding houses!

TUE 22nd AUG 2017 UPDATE: An image of Winkup's on a card postmarked 1937.

TUE 10th JUL 2018 UPDATE: In early July it was revealed that Lyons Holiday Park Limited, Denbighshire LL18, was one of many companies that failed a check on whether the law on minimum wage was being complied with. Lyons owed a total of £7,321.01 to 12 workers.
See WalesOnline: