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Offline Michael

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« Reply #105 on: February 08, 2012, 07:30:48 AM »
I'm not too sure of my memory here but no doubt Yorkie can put me right. I think this model of Standard, was it prewar? If so, I think it was fitted with Bendix brakes. These were revolutionary in their day inasmuch as the brake shoes "floated" so as the brake shoes expanded when the brake pedal was touched and they came into contact with the rotating brake drum, the shoes themselves rotated slightly so the harder the pedal was touched the greater the braking effect. Grand---best brakes around.
Unfortunately if you happened to want to brake when reversing the exact opposite occurred , the harder you pressed the less brakes you had. It was o k if you knew the car, but absolutely lethal in reverse if you didn't know it Mike

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« Reply #106 on: February 08, 2012, 08:39:21 AM »
The Flying 20 was 1939 I think and when I had mine in the mid 1950's I was not technically minded  as far as cars were concerned - I had discovered girls!   And they were complicated enough for me!    :D

I was also doing my bit of National Service with the RAF.
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Offline DaveR

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« Reply #107 on: April 03, 2012, 10:27:17 AM »
Not an old postcard, but a very interesting YouTube video about Colwyn Bay:
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Offline Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #108 on: February 13, 2013, 11:43:24 AM »
from a Sixties guide book, it all looked great then!



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« Reply #109 on: February 13, 2013, 11:45:28 AM »
Yes, the final years of Colwyn Bay as a successful holiday resort. Great postcard.

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« Reply #110 on: April 23, 2013, 06:51:32 PM »
Miniature Railway that ran between the Pier and Eirias Park:
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Offline Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #111 on: April 23, 2013, 07:30:17 PM »
Many excellent old pics of Colwyn Bay appearing on Facebook.
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Offline viv

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« Reply #112 on: April 23, 2013, 09:56:49 PM »
new contributor on Facebook - group Colwyn Bay Past and Present by Colin Gorgan; also Residents of Old Colwyn - photos by Brian Owen

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« Reply #113 on: May 09, 2013, 01:25:12 PM »
Nice shot of the second Colwyn Bay Pier Pavilion:

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« Reply #114 on: May 14, 2013, 10:54:54 PM »
More from my old book
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Offline DaveR

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« Reply #115 on: May 15, 2013, 08:16:40 AM »
You can see the raised stump halfway along the prom that was to be the entrance to the yet to be built Pier.

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« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2014, 01:57:38 PM »
Interesting aerial photo of Colwyn Bay from 1920 (click image to see full size). There's a lone railway siding that runs behind what is now Wetherspoons as far as Station Square, never seen that before:

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« Reply #117 on: September 17, 2014, 10:00:16 AM »
"Colwyn Bay's Pier and Pavilion is rapidly taking on a new look, as work continues on a large scale modernisation for the structure, Clwyd. 20th May 1969"

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« Reply #118 on: September 17, 2014, 10:03:21 AM »
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"Colwyn Bay's Pier and Pavilion is rapidly taking on a new look, as work continues on a large scale modernisation for the structure, Clwyd. 20th May 1969"


It should be a crime that it was allowed to go from that to what we have today in less than 50 years!!!
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« Reply #119 on: September 17, 2014, 10:13:40 AM »
You can almost sense the optimism that the Pier's new owners had by building the new Golden Goose building, a feeling that they would be able to revive the pier's fortunes with a contemporary entertainment and amusements offering.

I like how the various turrets on the pier reflect the three ages of the structure. At the front, is the original pineapple style turret of the entrance kiosk, dating from 1900. Behind the new build section are the two art deco style turrets, dating from the rebuilt Pavilion in 1934. In the middle is the new building in 1969, with a geodesic style roof, reflecting seaside sandcastles.

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« Reply #119 on: September 17, 2014, 10:13:40 AM »