Rhyl, Donkeys On The Sands 1891
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Donkeys are awaiting the arrival of the day's holidaymakers on the beach. A fisherwoman in a tall hat stands behind the donkey boys and their mounts. The Victoria Pier behind them cost £23,000 to build in 1867; in 1891 a grand pavilion was built at the entrance, capable of seating 2,500 people, and one of the largest organs in Britain was installed behind the stage. Rhyl Sands are famous as a great windy expanse of beach facing into Liverpool Bay. They were painted with vigour by David Cox in 1854.

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A Selection of Memories from Rhyl

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Could be mistaken, but this doesn't look like Rhyl to me Thank you for this - we are looking into it and will adjust the website in due course - regards, Editor.
How lovely to take a trip down memory lane and see old postcards of Rhyll. My mum, dad, l and my younger sister enjoyed many happy holidays in Rhyll during the 1960's. There was always so much to do; we loved the paddling pool and hiring the bikes. l can remember how eagerly we waited to choose our bike, not all of them were in good working order, we often came away with oil over us off the chain. We used to stay in a B ...see more
My father’s family moved to Rhyl in 1891 and my mother’s family in 1925. My parents fell in love on Rhyl Golf Links. Even though they settled in Portsmouth after their wedding, family bonds held fast and we spent every summer and chunks of other time in Rhyl in the family homes of my mother in Highfield Park and my father in Conwy Street. I was born in 1935 and even though I do not remember much of pre WW2 ...see more
Our family used to go to the Derbyshire miners camp every year in the late 50s and 60s. I had a disabled sister and they always put us in a ground floor family chalet. We also got front row seats in the theatre for the shows. We walked over the 'H' bridge into Rhyl where we would walk along the prom and go shopping for souvenirs. We always had a good holiday, even if it rained! Happy days!