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Llandudno on the telly
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:06:16 AM »
There is a programme on Channel 4 this evening about the Victorian past of Llandudno called "How Britain worked", according to the write up it is about returning the resort to it's former Victorian glory.  Looks well worth a look.

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 12:51:23 AM »
It was an excellent programme, I enjoyed it immensely.

The hard graft involved by the guys involved illustrates what is required to keep Llandudno's Victorian attractions open and viable.

Long may it continue.  $walesflag$
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 07:53:51 AM »
I was a tad disappointed that we didn't see Llandudno's Town band playing and that we didn't see a bit more on trams.  Also, it might have been televisual, but the focus on the helter skelter implied it was on the prom throughout the season. The stuff on the pier was excellent, though.  All we now need is for Wrex to contact the produers to get them to do a segment on Llandudno and Christmas lighting.  WWW WWW WWW
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 07:55:52 AM »
We enjoyed it very much, must be great publicity for Llandudno  $good$
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 08:31:22 AM »
An excellent prog., but our thoughts were like Ian's-- hope people don't think that the mini fairground is a permanent thing. Mostyn Estates would throw a fit !
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 08:35:01 AM »
Thought Llandudno looked great and looking at the comments on twitter while the program was on many, many other people thought so too.  Agree with Ian that it did imply that the steam fair and helter skelter were there all Summer long, wish they were, would be fantastic to have them all season in Prince Edward Square.

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 11:34:33 AM »
I've recorded the programme so I'm looking forward to seeing it later.



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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 02:01:07 PM »
The chap who was the host reminded me of a younger version of Fred Dibnah. ZXZ
Was great listening to that broad Yorkie twang. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 03:15:29 PM »
Yorkie, I always thought Mr Dibnah was from Bolton.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 03:18:59 PM »
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Yorkie, I always thought Mr Dibnah was from Bolton.

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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 04:04:08 PM »
Sorry folks, Guy Martin was born Lincolnshire 1981 I believe.
The programme was fantastic, I've only been left 4 days and I feel homesick already.

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 04:30:47 PM »
We met Fred some years ago at a steam rally, he was just the same in real life as on the tv, a great chap, sadly missed  :(
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 05:13:04 PM »
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Sorry folks, Guy Martin was born Lincolnshire 1981 I believe.
The programme was fantastic, I've only been left 4 days and I feel homesick already.

I only said he REMINDED me of Fred!   :P
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 05:17:14 PM »
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We met Fred some years ago at a steam rally, he was just the same in real life as on the tv, a great chap, sadly missed  :(

I once met him at the Deganwy Castle Hotel where he was the After Dinner Speaker at a Conwy Round Table Charter Night.

Fred looked a sight dressed in a dinner suit and a flat cap on.

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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 06:55:04 PM »
Missed How Britain worked last night, I didnt know it was about LLandudno. Its repeated tonight at 7pm, & tomorrow at 8pm, & again on Wednesday, all on freeview channel 47 (4seven) I will watch it tonight in a few minutes. :-)