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thompson

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Questions about Buildings
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:07:28 AM »
After some local knowledge please....
My husband and I bought Hafod y Mor on Hill Terrace over a year ago now. It's having a lot of work done to try to restore and update it. It was run as letting rooms and then a B&B for many years until we sought and gained planning to convert it to residential use. Because of where it is, I can find 1000s of images of it in the background of promenade and pier shots, however, I cannot find any information to tell or show me how it's front garden/ terrace area looked originally. Does anybody know or have any pictures please? Many thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 11:10:01 AM »
Whilst waiing for the bus today I noticed all the plaster moulding above and below the top windows of Listers Buildings.  I thought that they were all the same until I looked properly.  Under one window is a womans face and the face of a man under another.  I couldn't see one because a tree is in the way.  Anyone know who did them and why it seems to be the only building with that type of decoration?
Got a telephoto lense Dave.?
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 10:16:05 AM »
I shall have a look when next passing. They're probably generic building decorations, as opposed to anything connected with Listers, a few buildings in Colwyn Bay have them.

Jack

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 07:52:19 PM »
Saw this postcard on ebay today, what is the imposing building on Conwy Morfa?  $thanx$

DaveR

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 09:55:45 PM »
Its Dr Garretts childrens home, I think?

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 10:29:55 PM »
Yup.

dwsi

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 11:53:10 PM »
I think that's the Beacons



Jack

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 09:00:41 PM »
Many thanks for the replies. Is the Beacons the same building as Dr Garretts then?

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 09:45:56 PM »
Jack, someone will soon correct me if I am wrong but I believe Dr Garretts is name of the building and the Beacons is the area of land where it is situated.

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 08:51:33 AM »
I think you are correct Bri.  That area together with the slipway and parking area is still known and signed as The Beacons.   :D
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 09:02:11 AM »
I think Dr Garrett's was two properties called "Min y Don" and "Holmfield" further back along Morfa Drive.  The large building in the photo was the Beacons and may have been a hotel at one point before requisition during World War II.  I believe is was largely derelict afterwards and subsequently demolished.

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 06:53:41 PM »
We were out for a walk in the glorious sunshine on Sunday morning and passed by the derelict house on Llys Helig Drive. Looks like its been abandoned for a while, does anyone have more information on it? The land its on must be worth a fortune, if nothing else.

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 07:19:46 PM »
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After some local knowledge please....
My husband and I bought Hafod y Mor on Hill Terrace over a year ago now. It's having a lot of work done to try to restore and update it. It was run as letting rooms and then a B&B for many years until we sought and gained planning to convert it to residential use. Because of where it is, I can find 1000s of images of it in the background of promenade and pier shots, however, I cannot find any information to tell or show me how it's front garden/ terrace area looked originally. Does anybody know or have any pictures please? Many thanks.
Hi, have only just seen this post. I've had a look through some old brochures but all I can find  are photos taken from a distance, this is an ad from 1934. The proprietors in 1954 were F.L. and J Cartwright

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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 07:34:51 PM »
This advert for the Hafod Y Mor in 1941 is in the Forum Gallery:

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2014, 08:08:15 PM »
I can't see it.  :(
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