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DaveR

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« Reply #105 on: June 03, 2011, 08:49:13 PM »
Ramicone's Ice Cream Parlour, High Street:

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DaveR

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« Reply #106 on: June 03, 2011, 08:53:53 PM »
Eaton & Co, of Ye Olde College, Conwy:

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« Reply #107 on: June 03, 2011, 08:58:33 PM »
Higginbottom, Engineers, Conwy Quay:

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This was the Garage:

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DaveR

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« Reply #108 on: June 03, 2011, 09:08:09 PM »
You have to laugh - this old press clipping from 1992 is moaning about the lack of progress to sort out the derelict bombsite in Conwy after 18 years. Now, in 2011, another NINETEEN YEARS LATER, the place is still a derelict mess!

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Trojan

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« Reply #109 on: September 08, 2011, 10:55:35 AM »
Conwy Castle & bowling green in the early 1960's.

Does anyone know what that long ladder was used for?

It can't be the window cleaner.  :-X

Trojan

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« Reply #110 on: September 08, 2011, 11:09:12 AM »
Conwy from Deganwy 1961.

The scene has hardly changed in 50 years.

dwsi

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« Reply #111 on: September 13, 2011, 06:17:42 PM »

Morfa Drive - 10th June 1993 - The aftermath of the floods


1965 Victoria Drive roundabout


1950 Beach House, Conwy Morfa


1962 Champion Bakeries, Conwy Morfa


1962 - 68 Penmaen Road



DaveR

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« Reply #112 on: September 20, 2011, 09:05:04 AM »
I was looking at the map of Conwy from 1890 and noticed that the Post Office was shown as being on Castle Street - was it the building that is now the Council office next to the NatWest bank, or was it maybe even the bank itself? There is a Post Box and Phone Box outside, which is the usual clue as to the former location of a Post Office.

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« Reply #113 on: September 20, 2011, 09:14:03 AM »
There is also a mention on that map of 'the house with the curious arms on it' - a reference to the Old College. The Arms are the carved wooden supports underneath the first floor window.

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Only a very small remnant of the Arms remains today, above the BetFred shop:
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Trojan

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« Reply #114 on: September 20, 2011, 09:36:19 AM »
Conwy Promenade

Paulakelsall

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« Reply #115 on: October 04, 2011, 09:44:01 PM »
Does anyone know where the house known as Bro Llewelyn on Bangor Road, Conway was? I had relatives by the name of Evans living there between c1901-1929. Any photographs would be great  $thanx$

I also came across another address yesterday in a 'Letters of Administration' document dated 1843 for a John Owen(s) Mariner deceased - Township: Myn y Don; Parish: Conwy; County: Caernarvon; Diocese: Bangor. Any clues as to where Myn y Don is/was?  ???

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« Reply #116 on: October 05, 2011, 01:21:53 AM »
In the 1929 Directory Bro Llewellyn was in between Tower House and Bro Tudwal.  Edward Evans is listed as a Joiner

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« Reply #117 on: October 05, 2011, 01:54:29 AM »
Min y Don was on Morfa Drive in the same directory  - obviously many years later so could be totally the wrong track, but was part of the Dr.Garrett convalescent home and sanatorium which was made up of three large houses

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« Reply #118 on: October 05, 2011, 06:39:50 AM »
Before he passed on at an early age, an earlier home of David ‘Tower House’ was just on the left of Bangor Road immediately after one had gone through the top arch so I am assuming Bro Llewelyn would have been the second house.

The houses were situated just before the left turn up Mount Pleasant.

The properties have long since been demolished.

Paulakelsall

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« Reply #119 on: October 05, 2011, 08:25:36 PM »
Thanks 'Suepp' I had seen the entry in the Trade Directory, unfortunately I didnt know where Tower House and Bro Tudwal where either.

I suspected Bro Llewelyn might have been through the arch before turning up Mount Pleasant but good to have someone else confirm it. Thank you 'Bri'. I know my dad told me years ago that houses around there were demolished when a program of clearing the town walls was undertaken. Just need an old photo now!

Interesting comments on Myn-y-Don Sue, I'll have to look into it further. Had a quick look on the 1841 Census but couldn't see any mention of it.

Thanks again

Paula