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Offline DaveR

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« Reply #90 on: July 11, 2011, 09:19:57 PM »
The Allen & Sons shop in Station Road, Colwyn Bay, in the 1880s. Now the Original Factory Shop, it was the Litten Tree pub for a few years.

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« Reply #91 on: July 13, 2011, 01:40:51 AM »
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« Reply #92 on: July 27, 2011, 10:51:26 AM »
The Metropole Hotel, at the bottom of Penrhyn Road in Colwyn Bay. After declining during the 1960s and 70s, it ended up as the Flight Level Zero nightclub in the early 1980s until it was eventually shut down. The building was then bought by a Housing Association and converted into flats.

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« Reply #93 on: September 08, 2011, 11:17:06 AM »
The Tan Lan Estate, Old Colwyn, early 1960's

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« Reply #94 on: September 20, 2011, 09:41:26 AM »
The Dingle

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« Reply #95 on: September 20, 2011, 09:43:53 AM »
Pwllycrochan Woods

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« Reply #96 on: January 19, 2012, 09:20:19 PM »
The Cosy Cinema in Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay, now Matthews Hardware Store:

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« Reply #97 on: January 19, 2012, 10:46:39 PM »
What a great collection of postcards $good$

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« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2012, 12:30:13 AM »
is that car an austin eight, 1940ish?

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« Reply #99 on: January 20, 2012, 07:56:18 AM »
I would say yes (after a google search)
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« Reply #100 on: January 20, 2012, 09:31:39 AM »
I do believe that was like the 8 tourer which had the accelerator pedal BETWEEN the clutch and brake pedals.   Bit awkward at first but great for heel and toeing!    ;)
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« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2012, 07:06:24 PM »
A later view of the Cosy Cinema after closure, the entrance was where the Telefusion shop is in the photo. The tiny Newsagents shop to the right is still there today:

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« Reply #102 on: February 06, 2012, 01:34:49 AM »
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This is a view I'd not seen before...Colwyn Bay looking from the First Pier Pavilion Roof circa 1900:

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That is a fantastic view!

Brilliant photo - also shows part of the newly opened enlarged railway station at Colwyn Bay.

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« Reply #103 on: February 06, 2012, 08:37:32 AM »
Yorkie mentions the Austin 8 having the accelerator pedal in between the clutch and foot brake. I didn't know that but my first car, a 1926 Humber, had pedals in those positions. Also the handbrake was on the right hand side and throttle and advance and retard quadrants on the top of the steering column. Mike

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« Reply #104 on: February 07, 2012, 08:45:34 AM »
One of my first cars was a Standard Flying 20 (pic below) which with its Frog Eye headlights was a fore-runner to to SS Jag.   I also remember the old Lanchesters and Daimlers with their Fluid Flywheel  clutch giving a sort of automatic drive facility.  And we also had the Freewheel knob that let you disengage the drive and freewheel down hills to save fuel!  Those were the days!

The advance and retard on the column was to aid starting (by retarding) and improve higher speeds by advancing the distributor spark to the cylinders.   :D
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« Reply #104 on: February 07, 2012, 08:45:34 AM »