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Offline SteveH

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Old photos from the archive
« on: February 21, 2021, 11:11:46 AM »
How We Looked: Old photos from the archive

A selection of photos (21)  from the past

Photo 1  Barbara Sandbach as Queen Victoria watches Victorian swimmer Ian Turner and Miss Llandudno Lynne Richards in Llandudno's Happy Valley on May 4 1986

Photo 2   A float at Llandudno's May Day parade circa 1934. Submitted by Cyril Williamson of Tal y bont, near Barmouth. In the picture are Mr Marsh, Cyril williamson, Albert coburn, Norman Hingly and Ronald Jaggard

Photo 3  A float at Llandudno's May Day parade circa 1934. Submitted by Cyril Williamson of Tal y bont, near Barmouth. In the picture are Mr Marsh, Cyril williamson, Albert coburn, Norman Hingly and Ronald Jaggard

Photo 4 The Girls' Bible Class at St Paul's Sunday School, Colwyn Bay in July 1917

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Re: Old photos from the archive
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 03:05:13 PM »
Norman Hingley.  There's a name from the past.  He used to be a plumber and lived in Mowbray Road.

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2021, 09:53:03 AM »
23 old pictures of North Wales which show how we used to get out and about

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Photo No. 3 ........  St George's steamers on Conwy river, which carried passengers between Conwy and the spa resort of Trefriw

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 09:51:22 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2021, 08:56:06 PM »
Old photos, two of the West Shore and one of the North Shore  ( just imagine that plane landing on the quarry waste today )     &shake&

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2021, 10:24:42 AM »
45 fascinating photos of 1960s North Wales
The photographs will transport you back in time


Brilliant images unearthed from our archive and beyond capture 1960s North Wales at work, school and play.

From historic moments to everyday life on the street, these are the pictures that capture a decade.

The majority are from our archives Mirrorpix and show people, landmarks and events between 1960 and 1969.

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photo  The Reverend Leonard Fields at an open air Whit Sunday service near the 6th Century Celtic church of St Tudno on Llandudnos Great Orme on May 30, 1966

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2021, 09:53:45 AM »
Pictures: The people who kept Llandudno ticking during the Second World War ..... Home front museum You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

LLANDUDNO played host to many thousands of evacuees during the Second World War and unlike other Welsh towns the displaced were not children but adults.

Plans were drawn up to move vital government departments out of London to the provinces if war came and Llandudno, with an excess of vacant accommodation, was an obvious choice.

The first to arrive were the Inland Revenue followed by the School of Coast Artillery, who relocated to the lower slopes of the Great Orme.

Later, the Variety Department of the BBC broadcast from the Grand Theatre and in 1944 American troops arrived in the build up to D-Day.

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2021, 09:50:57 AM »
49 fascinating photos that capture North Wales life in the '90s
The photographs will transport you back in time

Brilliant images unearthed from our archive and beyond capture 1990s North Wales at work, school and play.

From historic moments to everyday life on the street, these are the pictures that capture a decade.

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Re: Old photos from the archive ..Llandudno
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2021, 09:51:37 AM »
Nostalgia: Memories of Llandudno in past decades
This week we look at old photos of the Queen of Welsh Resorts.

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Photo 1 .........Geoff Lumb had planned to offer rides in this vintage bus along the Great Orme's Marine Drive in June 1990, but rock falls put paid to this idea

2nd  A young boy on the beach with a big fish. 22nd August 1949.

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2021, 10:05:20 AM »
35 fascinating photos of 1980s North Wales
These photographs will transport you back in time

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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2021, 10:01:52 AM »
Unearthed photos of life in Anglesey from generations gone by
Many of the pictures have been unseen for some time

Brilliant images unearthed from the archives offer a glimpse into life in North Wales around a century ago and beyond.

Taken between the late 1800s to the 1930s, these fascinating photographs show landmarks, streets and people from Anglesey at the time.

A real trip back in time - they capture what life was like in the area for the generations before.

Many of the pictures have been unseen for some time, whereas others offer a comparison to how Anglesey looks in the present day.

Here are 16 historic photos of North Wales from the last century and even further back.

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Postman R. F. Rees climbing the 403 steps to Holyhead lighthouse, Anglesey, North Wales. January 27, 1938

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2022, 10:20:55 AM »
Mostly repeats...........19 photos showing how Llandudno has changed over nine decades

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2022, 09:56:27 AM »
33 photos of priceless artworks hidden inside Snowdonia quarry decades ago
Chambers were isolated and converted into a secret storage shelter during World War II

When efforts to protect priceless artworks from harm were made when war was declared in 1939, Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery, sent the rest of his 2,000-piece collection to Penrhyn Castle near Bangor, Bangor University’s Pritchard Jones Hall and the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth.

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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2022, 09:49:25 AM »
There have been a lot of suggestions (FB) over the last few years, about having a Bowling alley in Llandudno (Pier Pavilion site) but I always wondered why the Superbowl closed down, at the time I suspected lack of customers ?

These photos of Llandudno's lost Seldons Superbowl taken in the 1990s will transport you back in time.
Many generations of children across Llandudno and beyond will remember celebrating a birthday or spending the weekend at Seldons.

Seldons later became known as Llandudno Superbowl - but these images capture what the bowling alley looked like and the people who went there 30 years ago.

In 2014, North Wales Live reported how the owner of Mostyn Champneys in Llandudno said a deal was in place with leading branded clothes retailer TK Maxx to come to the seaside town - replacing the existing Llandudno Superbowl Ltd facility.

Here, we take a look back at eight fascinating photos inside Llandudno's Seldons Superbowl in the early 90s to reminisce.

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2022, 02:49:43 PM »
25 photographs taken four decades ago reveal what life in North Wales was like.

lots of three town area photos........

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2022, 02:49:43 PM »