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Bri Roberts

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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012, 05:20:53 PM »
Well done, Andy.

You may wish to consider naming the first house in C-y-D as Ascot because I have an idea a large block of apartments built on the same site may have a similar name.

BTW, there are small typos for 1902, 1969 and 2012.

If you care to walk into the clubhouse of the C-y-D Bowling Club there is a photograph on the wall celebrating the opening of the bowling club and giving the actual year.

There are also plenty of cheap postcards available for purchase on e-bay that will certainly help enhance your site.

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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2012, 05:43:46 PM »
Thanks Bri
Should have spell checked.
Andy

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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2012, 07:01:11 PM »
Andy, it may be worth adding that Queen Elizabeth Court opened in 1979.


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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2012, 11:36:00 AM »
Didn't there used to be an Ascot Hotel on that site?

Bri Roberts

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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2012, 12:19:03 PM »
Which site?

Welshmaid

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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2012, 02:42:18 PM »
My late great aunt used to run Craiglands Guest House on Carmen Sylva Road back in the 1950s early 1960s.   She was organist at St. David's Church in Craig-y-Don for many years.

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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2012, 05:46:19 PM »
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Didn't there used to be an Ascot Hotel on that site?

No the Ascot Hotel was on the Promenade / Carmen Sylva Road corner whereas the Queens Court was on the site of Jacksons Farm in Jackson's Lane ( now Clarence Drive)



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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2012, 05:57:26 PM »
Where Ascot Court is today.

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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2012, 09:55:55 AM »
Thanks for the tip off Bri. No plaque in the bowls club but I was lent a copy of a booklet produced in 2002. Take a look at
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2012, 10:38:36 AM »
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Thanks for the tip off Bri. No plaque in the bowls club but I was lent a copy of a booklet produced in 2002. Take a look at
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Great article and photos.  $good$

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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2012, 04:04:42 PM »
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Thanks for the tip off Bri. No plaque in the bowls club but I was lent a copy of a booklet produced in 2002. Take a look at
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Excellent.

Founded in 1913 by Mr A E Vollam of the Post Office in C-y-D.

By coincidence, it was probably the same Mr A E Vollam who paid my subscription to join the Llandudno Bowling Club in 1966 and gave up his place for me in the club’s Happy Hours Cup, which I eventually won.

Mr Vollam also gave me a summer job that year in his Post Office in Gloddaeth Street.

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« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2012, 05:05:15 PM »
The actual date of founding is a bit confusing. The booklet and photo in the club house say it is 1914, although it appears the club had meetings before that.

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« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2012, 10:37:34 PM »
That is understandable, Andy, because there were meetings recorded in late 1913 for the new club but the clubhouse had to be built and was unlikely to open until the spring of 1914.

The late Bill Hitchinson was the former Honorary Secretary and Bill has put 1914 on the front cover of his book so 1914 it is.

Incredibly, four months later Britain was at War and fighting on the Western Front.