Tuesday, 7 March 2017

LITTLE ACORNS


"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.


Click on any image to see a bigger version.

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:
http://www.lyonsholidayparks.co.uk/caravan-parks-north-wales

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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!



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


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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:
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/top-welsh-restaurant-holiday-park-14870183

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