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Ian

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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2010, 01:42:36 PM »
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The Zig-zag Toll is NOT being manned this year.

It has been, because one day I gave the chap manning it a lift to his booth :-)))  That was probably the day you got nabbed, Fester  ))*
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2010, 02:01:00 PM »
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The Zig-zag Toll is NOT being manned this year.

Apparently it was felt that the revenue did not justify cost of manning.

They are wrong of course!  To beat the toll just drive up the tram track, past the cemetery and you get a free run!!  Lots of people now do this instead of using the main toll gate.   _))*
 

Thats the route my father always took us on in the Sixties to save the toll :) D)
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2010, 09:21:41 PM »
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The Zig-zag Toll is NOT being manned this year.

Apparently it was felt that the revenue did not justify cost of manning.

They are wrong of course!  To beat the toll just drive up the tram track, past the cemetery and you get a free run!!  Lots of people now do this instead of using the main toll gate.   _))*
 

This is what I was told by the chappie on the main gate.

I heard Mike pop's down there when the golf course is slow, to make some extra cash.  L0L

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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2010, 05:13:08 PM »
 *&( Driving down the zig zag is indeed hazardous.  Getting through the gateway at Anglesey Road is the first challenge and one has to be very careful which way to turn when one reaches Invalids Walk. An 87 point turn is indeed an achievement - well done.  &well&
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2010, 05:30:01 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2010, 11:08:31 PM »
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*&( Driving down the zig zag is indeed hazardous.  Getting through the gateway at Anglesey Road is the first challenge and one has to be very careful which way to turn when one reaches Invalids Walk. An 87 point turn is indeed an achievement - well done.  &well&

Not the bloomin zig zag path .... the bloomin zig zag road,  from St Tudno's to the toll booth ..

But something tells me you already knew that ...
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2010, 12:37:40 AM »
 :) I was watching the Coast to Coast programme on the Yesterday channel on Saturday when the presenter was taken too the cave with the alter inside it ,very interesting.Apparently one of the Mostyns had it built in 1718, as a fishing retreat for himself,i would love too visit the cave,anyone got some rope.  ;)



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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2010, 12:46:28 AM »
Opinions and theories are divided on the purpose of that incredible cave.

One says it was an illicit or clandestine place to worship,

Another says it was a brothel,  again for the Mostyn's only.

We shall never know .... but if my knees were up to it, I'd be abseiling down there with you.

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2010, 09:05:50 AM »
And me !
I have it on a DVD on Fishlock's Wildtracks when our house was featured.
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2010, 07:19:16 PM »
Interesting late afternoon activity at Black Gate today. Simultaneous arrival of 2 police cars , 2 ambulances and a fire engine all on blue lights. The police cars and ambulances zoomed into and out of Prospect Terrace while the fire engine stood on standby at the traffic lights. Never a dull moment!

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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2010, 07:43:28 PM »
They must have had a squeeze if they all went in at the same time especially on a Sunday when all the residents are at home. My sister lived there up to March this year the tight turn to get out again is awful.

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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2010, 08:48:47 PM »
Correct. It should be on the driving test route. If you can drive in and out of there then you've passed. Not the first time this has happened. The paramedic was again  hanging around on Ty Gwyn Road for 10 minutes waiting for the police cars to arrive before he went in. Once he'd been in there the police cars cars came out with one additional passenger and the ambulance arrived.

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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2010, 01:40:40 AM »
Oh heck!
I shall keep me eyes on the Weekly News then.
It sounds like someone has done someone in!

 ))* :twoface: WWW
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2011, 12:46:21 PM »
Some of the new lambs at Pink Farm.  They look so sweet at this age. 


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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2011, 10:14:12 PM »
Yes....they look.....DELICIOUS !!
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