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Merddin Emrys

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Re: Penrhyn Slate Quarry
« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2011, 12:28:11 PM »
Very welcome, I have an interest in the old slate quarrys and the narrow gauge railways that served them!
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Re: Friar Dale, Augusta Street
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2011, 07:24:11 PM »
I remember a Friar Dale but I couldn't pinpoint it.
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Re: Friar Dale, Augusta Street
« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2011, 09:12:27 PM »
I've just had a look through the archive of old adverts etc.

There was a Whitefriars Hotel in Abbey Road:

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..and a Blackfriars Hotel on the Promenade:

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...but no Friar Dale.  :(


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Re: Friar Dale, Augusta Street
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2011, 09:16:18 PM »
OK, thanks DaveR, I will let the lady know  $thanx$

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Re: Friar Dale, Augusta Street
« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2011, 08:34:37 AM »
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I've just had a look through the archive of old adverts etc.

There was a Whitefriars Hotel in Abbey Road:

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..and a Blackfriars Hotel on the Promenade:

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...but no Friar Dale.  :(

Whitefriars is still there.
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Re: Friar Dale, Augusta Street
« Reply #65 on: October 17, 2011, 05:10:07 PM »
Friardale was at 6 Augusta Street. this is from a listing in a 1954 Holiday Magazine

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Re: Friar Dale, Augusta Street
« Reply #66 on: October 17, 2011, 06:36:26 PM »
Thats brilliant Suepp, many many thanks  $thanx$



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Re: Friar Dale, Augusta Street
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2011, 03:06:05 PM »
 :o Good God! And I thought my memory was in ruins.  :'(
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Re: Friar Dale, Augusta Street
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2011, 02:40:43 PM »
I was in the Conwy Archives so I thought that I'd have a look at the Llandudno Street Indexes for Friar Dale.
The 1939 index listed all the houses and Friar Dale was No3 Augusta Street in that year and the breadwinner was Thos R Finnigan.
No6 was actually called Abergevenny House
In the Street Indexes for later years there must have been some renumbering as Friar Dale was then No6.  ???
The house was the 3rd one on the South West side as you go from Albert Street and I double checked it before I took the photo as all the names have changed in the intervening years.  In the photo it is the building to the right of the red bin.
Mostyn Estates owns the property along with No's 2 and 1 and the maintenance man for the Estate was there when I was looking at the building.

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The Baths
« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2011, 11:48:50 AM »
Anyone know when the Baths (now Grand Hotel) were built please?  I have a photo with no puier but the Baths are visible so I'm assuming it's pre 1856?

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Re: The Baths
« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2011, 12:24:16 PM »
The Baths, Reading Room & Billiard Hall was built in 1855, and the western annexe which became the Baths Hotel in 1879.

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Re: The Baths
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2011, 12:56:52 PM »
Baths in 1857:

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Later photo:

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Re: The Baths
« Reply #72 on: November 03, 2011, 12:36:22 PM »
 Thanks for your help Dave.  The photo. I have is taken from the back beach with the Baths up on the right if you follow me.  Most of the hotels on South Parade are there and down past The George although it looks different to what it is now.  No pier though so it must have been taken round about 1857. I thought it must be earlier but they look like your first print but from the side .  I couldn't make out what was jutting out but your print shows it to be a verandah.  Thanks a lot.

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Re: The Baths
« Reply #73 on: November 03, 2011, 12:54:06 PM »
That sounds similar to the photo that was taken from the original pier?

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Re: The Baths
« Reply #74 on: November 04, 2011, 01:18:43 PM »
No there's no pier in my photo but the Baths look sort of the same although it's a different angle.  More from the side .  Where did this jetty/pier come ashore?  Looks like half way up Happy Valley Road much further along than the side entrance of todays pier so maybe it wouldn't show on my photo. because it was behind the photographer>?  Hmmmm.