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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #210 on: April 10, 2016, 05:10:32 PM »
'Llandudno pier is ok for a walk,  but the only problem with it is the arcades and the other things that require money'.

A Trip Advisor review from today,
If you leave aside the fact that as a private business, it HAS to make money,  this is another indication of the pervading culture that everything has to be free!
Another lady was boasting earlier today that her family had been here all day, had a fantastic time all around Llandudno, and it had cost them NOTHING except the £3 parking fee! 
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« Reply #211 on: April 10, 2016, 06:48:53 PM »
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'Llandudno pier is ok for a walk,  but the only problem with it is the arcades and the other things that require money'.
A Trip Advisor review from today,
If you leave aside the fact that as a private business, it HAS to make money,  this is another indication of the pervading culture that everything has to be free!
Another lady was boasting earlier today that her family had been here all day, had a fantastic time all around Llandudno, and it had cost them NOTHING except the £3 parking fee!
That last comment is putting the boot in...   &shake&

I had a quick look on Trip Adviser, the first thing I saw was the ad. to "book a trip for £9" it gives the impression of an entrance fee, I found this misleading and wondered if it was just me?

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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #212 on: April 11, 2016, 09:26:49 AM »
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I had a quick look on Trip Adviser, the first thing I saw was the ad. to "book a trip for £9" it gives the impression of an entrance fee, I found this misleading and wondered if it was just me?
It's very misleading; it actually refers to the tickets for the Sightseeing Bus but comes across as being some sort of admission charge for the pier.  &shake&

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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #213 on: March 27, 2017, 10:51:21 AM »
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Good write up in the Telegraph - lots more to Llandudno than just Prov and Johnny Dough's mind.
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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #214 on: March 27, 2017, 12:47:31 PM »
It might be, but as was said yesterday, no one can read it without subscribing.
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« Reply #215 on: March 27, 2017, 04:14:45 PM »
Fester, it is free to subscribe and read the write-up.

Btw, the author noticed all the empty kiosks currently on the pier. :o

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« Reply #216 on: March 27, 2017, 05:21:59 PM »
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Fester, it is free to subscribe and read the write-up.

Btw, the author noticed all the empty kiosks currently on the pier. :o

Ha! Very observant, nobody else has!
I had a regular online customer this morning who attached a message saying 'Hi Peter, we popped on to the pier this weekend and were surprised to see your shop all closed up, why would that be?'

The answer to that lies in the fact that they are a 'regular online customer'

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« Reply #217 on: March 27, 2017, 06:05:04 PM »
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Fester, it is free to subscribe and read the write-up.

Btw, the author noticed all the empty kiosks currently on the pier. :o

Perhaps I should have raffled my hard copy rather than passing it to a neighbour ! WWW
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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #218 on: August 02, 2017, 01:17:41 PM »
I was just reading about Llandudno on a website compiled by and photographed by the late Noel Whalley and in it Noel had this to say about Llandudno's North Shore beach:-

Donkey and Pony Rides have been popular on Llandudno’s sandy beach for over 125 years and continue to appeal to the children of all ages.  They were introduced by Elizabeth Hughes (the Donkey Lady) and her family continue the tradition with others to the present day.
At Llandudno there are usually donkey rides available on the immaculate north beach on all sunny summer days, subject to the tide tables.

I've just read the August edition of the North Wales magazine and it's very interesting magazine and better still it's free.    Among the many interesting features is the listing of the 10 best beaches in North Wales and Llandudno's North Shore beach is listed there at No 8
It's always nice to see photos of the town but the description of the beach is disturbing.    How on earth were CCBC allowed to do this?

Two beaches in the town and the Council has ruined them both.

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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #219 on: August 02, 2017, 04:06:54 PM »
Forgive my ignorance - what's wrong with West Shore?
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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #220 on: August 02, 2017, 04:24:24 PM »
That's an interesting question.  Since I was a toddler I remember that the North shore always attracted the crowds.  Possibly there were more attractions; boat trips, the pier, deckchairs, the lifeboat, hotel proximity and less wind for most of the time.  Locals, however, often went to West shore, which was inevitably quieter but almost always breezier.
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« Reply #221 on: August 02, 2017, 04:28:03 PM »
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Forgive my ignorance - what's wrong with West Shore?

costs 20p to use the toilet!

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« Reply #222 on: August 02, 2017, 05:30:48 PM »
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Forgive my ignorance - what's wrong with West Shore?


Tom, Tom,  where on earth have you been since the early 1990's ?   

Just to give you an idea, I've enclosed four photos of the West Shore, can you guess which two were taken before the 1990's and which two were taken after?

No prizes for guessing correctly but if you guess wrongly then welcome to the world of the CCBC

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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #223 on: August 02, 2017, 05:41:10 PM »
Well I was born in 1992 and moved to North Wales in 2013 so...
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Re: The Changing Face of Llandudno
« Reply #224 on: August 02, 2017, 05:56:28 PM »
Well in that case Tom,  I'll let you off with that one but I'm sure that you would have guessed correctly anyway.