Three Towns Forum - Talk about Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy

Forum Central => Welcome => Topic started by: Ian on September 03, 2010, 02:11:35 PM

Title: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 03, 2010, 02:11:35 PM
Hello, and welcome to the Three Towns community.   We're an eclectic mix of folk in here, and you're very welcome to visit although, as with most forums, to get the best out of the place and to see everything there is to see you will need to register.  Registration is very simple, but  you won't be able to post or see some of the boards until your membership has been approved.

The community comprises a group of folk whose common association is the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Conwy areas.

The forums provide a meeting place for those who wish to debate, stay in contact, chat, keep the brain cells working and generally pass the time in what we like to think of as a convivial, interesting and supportive environment.  There's also an immense fund of help available, from a highly experienced and extremely well-read core user base, and you're welcome to make the most of the combined intellect and knowledge resource available.  Please take a moment to review our "Welcome" page and enjoy your stay.

One small point: if you have questions about the area, either past or present, please post them in the relevant topic, rather than in here, as this is really just a place for introducing yourself. 

Thanks, and enjoy your stay :-)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on September 03, 2010, 04:11:54 PM
Thanks Ian.
I cannot imagine the work that you and Dave put in.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 03, 2010, 04:24:01 PM
You're welcome, N :-))  Good to have you over here :-))
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 03, 2010, 05:52:32 PM
In case anyone hasn't seen the various messages over on the Llandudno Local Forum and is wondering why they are now a member of the Three Towns Forum, I'll explain...

Both the Llandudno Local and Colwyn Bay Local Forums are being absorbed into a single Forum for the towns of Llandudno, Colwyn Bay & Conwy - the Three Towns Forum. As such, everyone with an active account on those forums is being migrated across to the new Forum - which basically entails you receiving an email which will have the same username as you used previously but a new password (because the forum software has changed).

If any members have problems logging in, please feel free to contact either myself or Ian via email at:

dave at threetownsforum dot co dot uk
ian at threetownsforum dot co dot uk
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: suepp on September 03, 2010, 07:04:34 PM
Looking forward to seeing lots of interesting content on the new forum, thanks to Dave & Ian for all your hard work and a fresh new look!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 04, 2010, 04:06:44 PM
Hope you like it!   :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on September 05, 2010, 01:49:25 AM
Fester here..

I just wanted to add my thanks too, to Ian and Dave for the massive and prompt undertaking, in terms of creating this alternative to my beloved Forum.

Its a thankless task, there's nothing in it financially for you and you didn't have to do it...but you did.

I'm not finding it so easy to navigate around this Forum, but I'm sure I'll get my eye in soon...

I hope all the other previous members clamber aboard this lifeboat..and loads of other new members too.

I'm a liitle upset that you won't allow SPAM though, you mention that its annoying or nasty.  Well I love it when its grilled and served with beans and a little brown sauce, so there.

Fest.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 05, 2010, 08:08:25 AM
 :)

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I'm not finding it so easy to navigate around this Forum,

The best way is to use the "Show unread posts since last visit" link a the top RH side of the page. Makes it a doddle to see what's happened since you last visited.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 05, 2010, 10:52:10 AM
Hi, many thanks for getting this sorted 8) I'm still sorting lots out since our move to Penrhyn Bay 6 weeks ago, What a great place this is! Hi to Fester, who we've seen several times in his great shop on the Pier and Mike (of golf course fame ) who we met the other night in our local Co op.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Hugo on September 05, 2010, 11:19:54 AM
A big thanks to Dave and Ian for their hard work,time and effort in setting up this new forum.   I wish the forum all the best for the future and thanks again to you both for the help and advice you have given in the past.   :)

Like Fester, I am having problems navigating around the forum but I am sure that the more I use it the easier it'll get. 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 05, 2010, 12:29:06 PM
Thanks Hugo.  Your walking topic is http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=33.0 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=33.0) here, BTW
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Barbiroli on September 05, 2010, 03:09:20 PM
Well have eventually got on to the new forum, was having trouble with my password. My thanks to Dave and Ian for giving us a new forum all the best to you both.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 05, 2010, 03:14:10 PM
You're very welcome, B;  I was worried about Follow-on and Fun for All if you went missing  :-X
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Barbiroli on September 05, 2010, 03:23:16 PM
Cheeky  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on September 05, 2010, 04:01:39 PM
Can't seem to post on the Classified ads? I get PMs instead. What am I doing ? :-\
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 05, 2010, 04:20:13 PM
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Can't seem to post on the Classified ads? I get PMs instead. What am I doing ? :-\

I shall test it now and let you know.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: craigollerton on September 05, 2010, 07:42:18 PM
All the best with the ThreeTownsForum, hip pip, hooray, hip pip, hooray!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on September 06, 2010, 08:34:17 AM
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Can't seem to post on the Classified ads? I get PMs instead. What am I doing ? :-\

I shall test it now and let you know.  :)

Thanks
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 06, 2010, 08:53:51 AM
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Can't seem to post on the Classified ads? I get PMs instead. What am I doing ? :-\

I shall test it now and let you know.  :)

Thanks
Well, I made a test posting and it all appeared ok. Could you try posting again and see what happens?  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on September 07, 2010, 08:41:35 AM
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Can't seem to post on the Classified ads? I get PMs instead. What am I doing ? :-\

I shall test it now and let you know.  :)

Thanks


Well, I made a test posting and it all appeared ok. Could you try posting again and see what happens?  :)


Any good ? Seems Ok to me Thanks again
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 07, 2010, 08:55:26 AM
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Can't seem to post on the Classified ads? I get PMs instead. What am I doing ? :-\

I shall test it now and let you know.  :)

Thanks


Well, I made a test posting and it all appeared ok. Could you try posting again and see what happens?  :)


Any good ? Seems Ok to me Thanks again
Seems to be ok now. You could always start a new topic just for your ad, if you want, and I will delete the old one. People might not look at 'Test Posting' so much.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Michael W on September 07, 2010, 09:46:30 PM
The new website looks very promising.
Well done to all concerned.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on September 08, 2010, 04:14:52 AM
Good job Dave & Ian!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 08, 2010, 07:58:17 AM
Thanks to both and good to see you here :-)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on September 10, 2010, 12:17:48 AM
This Forum is a little like a lifeboat, rescuing us poor lost souls from the wreckage of the previous Forum.

But...I am a little worried about the wellbeing of a few previous contributors...did they make the leap accross?

I'm thinking about The Medz,  Yorkie ....and the most worrying of all...BrumBob !!, (the biggest contributor in recent weeks)

I'm just hoping they are on holiday or suchlike..?

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 10, 2010, 08:03:50 AM
We did transfer their membership and emailed them with their new passwords.  I suppose time will tell.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Dave on September 12, 2010, 06:38:35 PM
The new set up looks a big improvement and it makes more sense to me to include the three towns.
I like the calendar feature if it can include local events ?
All the best for the future
Dave
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 12, 2010, 09:49:01 PM
The calendar certainly can include local events. 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bellringer on September 14, 2010, 04:36:06 PM
Really finding my way about now but how long does it normally take for a picture to appear in a member's profile?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 14, 2010, 05:07:23 PM
If you upload it  your account related settings, you should see it immediately.  If you send it to me, I can do it for you, if you\re having problems.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: mull on September 16, 2010, 06:20:01 PM
Thanks for the hard work getting things sorted.
Nice to be back.
Mull
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 16, 2010, 06:20:52 PM
Good to have you back, Mull.   :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on September 17, 2010, 07:59:14 AM
Just back from Hols and glad to see the new Forum.    )*)&
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 17, 2010, 08:43:04 AM
Welcome, Yorkie.  Hope you enjoy the  place :-))
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Quiggs on September 17, 2010, 02:05:13 PM
Where's Brumbob? I miss his sense of humour and asides   :'(
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 17, 2010, 02:11:17 PM
Dave and I were wondering the same thing...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on September 17, 2010, 08:19:12 PM
Me too,  I asked about him the other day ....but according to the stats he hasn't even logged on yet has he?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: clemmy on September 18, 2010, 07:40:18 AM
Thanks for the Welcome. Just moved to Penrhyn Bay 11 months ago from Louth in Lincolnshire . Love the area and getting to know some people here now.  :D   I originate from Edmonton in London & my husband from Seaham in Co. Durham.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 18, 2010, 08:53:43 AM
Welcome to the forum  $  Co Durham is a wonderful place.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on September 18, 2010, 08:36:21 PM
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Just back from Hols and glad to see the new Forum.    )*)&

Good to see you around again Yorkie.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 19, 2010, 07:22:39 PM
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Thanks for the Welcome. Just moved to Penrhyn Bay 11 months ago from Louth in Lincolnshire . Love the area and getting to know some people here now.  :D   I originate from Edmonton in London & my husband from Seaham in Co. Durham.

Hi, glad to see you on here and thanks for a very good evening last night too Z**
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 19, 2010, 09:24:21 PM
We seem to be getting a steady stream of new members joining every day - a warm Welcome to you all and please don't be shy in posting if you see something that interests you - all opinions are welcomed and encouraged on here.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 28, 2010, 10:00:50 AM
We've just passed through the 100 members mark, less than one month after opening. Over 1,700 posts, too. Thanks to all that have joined and posted, if you know of anyone else that may be interested in the forum, please tell them!
 $3towns$
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on September 28, 2010, 10:11:51 AM
Many thanks to yourself and Ian for initiating things and keeping the forum well moderated.

 &well&
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bellringer on September 28, 2010, 11:25:04 AM
And so say all of us - well done you guys.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on September 28, 2010, 06:07:49 PM
Hear Hear ....

100 members, but wouldn't it be nice if more than just half a dozen of us actually posted stuff?

Now ... here's an invite to everyone out there,  we ARE interested in what you have to say.

Anything loosely linked with this area of North Wales, whether it be positive, negative or just an observation....LETS HAVE IT !

Having met many of the regulars on the Forum, it is inhabited by some great guys and girls .... so don't be shy,  dive in !

 <:<:<:< $3towns$
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 28, 2010, 06:36:55 PM
In fact, there are 19 regular posters, with a further 20 that have posted at some point. There are also some issues I'm trying to track down.  One such is that Dave transferred quite a few members across, but some of those went on to register themselves separately, although their original user names still exist.  Thee are also a couple of places where I know the members has posted, but the system isn't showing posts against their username.

All in all, however, in forum terms we have a pretty high percentage of our membership posting.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 28, 2010, 06:54:56 PM
I've had some business cards printed up to promote the Forum. Nice, eh?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on September 28, 2010, 07:03:24 PM
So there are 100 odd members .... but two of them are you ..two of them are Dave,  two of them are Trojan,  Two of them are Rex ... etc...

In that case we have one hell of a good ratio of posters to members.

My invitation still stands though ..... and WHERE IS BRUM BOB ????

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on September 28, 2010, 09:40:11 PM
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Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ormegolf on September 29, 2010, 08:13:11 PM
Pity. Ive given Dave a lift a few times in my old banger. I thought I might get a lift back in a Merc!!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on September 29, 2010, 08:33:42 PM
Fred got home from his Sunday round of golf later than normal and very tired. "Bad day at the course?" his wife asked.

"Everything was going fine," he said. "Then Harry had a heart attack and died on the 10th tee."

"Oh, that's awful!"

"You're not kidding. For the whole back nine it was hit the ball, drag Harry, hit the ball, drag Harry."
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on September 30, 2010, 07:38:37 AM
 _))*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bellringer on October 01, 2010, 11:15:10 AM
Congratulations and well done Dave and Ian, and a big thank you to you both ( I'm sure I speak for all the "Users" don't I?)

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ormegolf on October 01, 2010, 07:23:10 PM
I'd like to second that. What pat.ience. And I know Dave does a lot of internet work on his blog and flicker, to mention just two. It was through him on flicker that I came to join this forum.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on October 01, 2010, 08:03:27 PM
Thanks to both of you for your kind words. I was saying to Ian only yesterday that its hard to believe that forum has only been running for a month, it seems like it has been around a long time.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on October 02, 2010, 08:44:52 AM
Thanks from me too, I'm sure I speak for many more when I say we all enjoy all the local info.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 02, 2010, 08:56:39 AM
I'll echo that (that, that, that.... )

Let's hope we celebrate properly when we reach 12 months.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bellringer on October 02, 2010, 07:02:53 PM
BTW how many admirals and lieutenant-commanders can "one ship" have?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 03, 2010, 08:49:44 AM
Well, as many Lt-Cmdrs as warrant the post, the Admirals are just along for the trip and it's only the Captains where things get abut tricky...  _))*

Note: must find some trekkie smileys...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on October 03, 2010, 08:52:00 AM
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Note: must find some trekkie smileys...
*practices finger on delete button*  _))*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on October 03, 2010, 09:00:49 AM
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Note: must find some trekkie smileys...

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Not my subject-- hate to admit it but never seen Star Trek ! Pleb-- Yes I know but you might find something here
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 03, 2010, 09:12:41 AM
Thanks.  They have Stargate and Star Wars but not Star Trek.  Or Babylon 5.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 03, 2010, 09:23:21 AM
There's a surprising dearth of ST smileys but I managed to find a couple 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bellringer on October 06, 2010, 11:05:19 PM
Good to see the number of users tuning in reached 43 today out of a total of 111 registered - that seems a pretty good level of interest by users to find out what is currently going on in the area and what others have to say.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on October 06, 2010, 11:10:45 PM
Positive, indeed.  :)

I'm hopeful that a small piece to promote the Forum will appear in the Weekly News in the next week or so.  $
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on October 07, 2010, 06:14:29 AM
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Positive, indeed.  :)

I'm hopeful that a small piece to promote the Forum will appear in the Weekly News in the next week or so.  $

You'll be starting a magazine next Dave.  :leer:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on October 07, 2010, 08:17:56 AM
Don't even go there, Trojan!   :o
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on October 07, 2010, 08:45:22 AM
OMG !!!!!!!!! :o
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on October 07, 2010, 08:31:16 PM
 8)  _))*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on October 09, 2010, 09:26:56 AM
I see Gaylord Screwsby is logged-in this morning.  :huh1:

Users active in past 15 minutes:
Trojan, DaveR, Yorkie, Gaylord Screwsby


*Edit* Well he was......thanks for stopping by Gaylord.  _))++
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2010, 09:36:03 AM
I was waiting for you to comment upon that!  :twoface:

For the record, he is a genuine member - the username refers to a character from the Dick Emery show in the 1970s.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on October 09, 2010, 09:51:23 AM
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I was waiting for you to comment upon that!  :twoface:

For the record, he is a genuine member - the username refers to a character from the Dick Emery show in the 1970s.  ;D

Oooh, you are awful.....
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on October 09, 2010, 11:25:25 AM
Gaylord Screwsby was a character created by Dick Emery and this is an amusing sketch! 

Dick Emery clips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ8HjDRrHt0#)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Don Meek on October 13, 2010, 02:35:57 AM
Hello Ian,

I am a total newbie, joined as ''dontheturner'' on Monday, and something went awry!  because when I tried to login on Tuesday, it would not recognise my password! 

So I re-joined, as a different person!  Don Meek, 

Please can you re-issue a password for dontheturner, and then cancel, the other one?  donmeek@hotmail.co.uk   

Thank You
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 13, 2010, 08:04:09 AM
I've done that, Don, and assigned you a password which you should change as soon as you get it.   I'll PM it to you via this account, then delet this account when you let me know yu've received it. 

And welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: MrFalafel on October 13, 2010, 04:02:34 PM
Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. I've lived in Conwy town for about 10 years now. If you've had a pint in a pub in Conwy you've probably seen me there at some point.

Looking forward to learning more about the area.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 13, 2010, 05:16:41 PM
Welcome to the forum,MrF!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Alice on October 15, 2010, 02:30:45 PM
Hi ,Dont know if this is the correct place to introduce myself but here goes .
I have lived in Llandudno all of my life ,bought up in the hotel business untill I married ,I live in localy  and I have worked in Llandudno Junction for the same company for the last 18 years .
Looking forward to taking part in the forum .
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bellringer on October 15, 2010, 02:32:48 PM
Welcome Alice - it's a good place to be.

Stan the (bellringer) man
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Alice on October 15, 2010, 02:43:34 PM
Thank you for the welcome  ,I also forgot to say I found out about the forum re- the Weekly News..incase anyone one is keeping track !
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 15, 2010, 02:48:40 PM
We are and welcome aboard, Alice.  Good to have you with us.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 17, 2010, 08:49:05 AM
This is probably as good a place as any to remind you all that the forum is public, and thus we have to be cautious about what we reveal about the members. Things to be wary about include revealing where folk work, where they live, their surnames, occupations and birthdays. It's easy to let slip with things, especially as many of us actually know each other in real life, but this forum is accessible to about 5bn people, and some of them just aren't very pleasant.


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Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on October 17, 2010, 12:49:46 PM
You can say that again. ! :o
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Pendragon on October 17, 2010, 03:42:56 PM
Hia,
I'm Pendragon. I live in Conwy and have done for the last 8 years, I have worked in Llandudno for the last 18mths. I have always worked, owned and managed pubs in the area.
I love meeting new people and enjoy having banter. I'm happily married and have been for 7 years (not sure if my husband is though lol) I have a 21 year old son (he obviously has to call me Aunty when anyone is around) and a 13year old son with my attitude (every day I wake up and thank God he's not a girl)
I love this forum its interesting, informative and funny.  Dave when you get those cards pop some in the club and I'll give them out to the regulars.
Anyway back to posting
Thanx Angie
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on October 17, 2010, 06:10:01 PM
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This is probably as good a place as any to remind you all that the forum is public, and thus we have to be cautious about what we reveal about the members. Things to be wary about include revealing where folk work, where they live, their surnames, occupations and birthdays. It's easy to let slip with things, especially as many of us actually know each other in real life, but this forum is accessible to about 5bn people, and some of them just aren't very pleasant.


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I completely agree, because up the point of me joining this Forum, no one knew that I was a fat, bald bloke, who can't sing.... patronises dives like The Carlton, ... who struggles to sell merchandise on a creaking pier, .. and has no dress sense whatsoever.
And now, due to snap-happy guys like Dave and Trojan, ... 5 billion, one hundred and twenty five people are fully aware of this!

 $lol$    :o

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on October 17, 2010, 07:10:54 PM
Fester, if you can't stand all the adulation, I'll try to forget you so that will only be 5bn 124! ##
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on October 18, 2010, 12:18:02 AM
Damn,  I was hoping to be the first to use that  ## emoticon

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on October 18, 2010, 05:35:57 AM
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Hia,
I'm Pendragon. I live in Conwy and have done for the last 8 years, I have worked in Llandudno for the last 18mths. I have always worked, owned and managed pubs in the area.
I love meeting new people and enjoy having banter. I'm happily married and have been for 7 years (not sure if my husband is though lol) I have a 21 year old son (he obviously has to call me Aunty when anyone is around) and a 13year old son with my attitude (every day I wake up and thank God he's not a girl)
I love this forum its interesting, informative and funny.  Dave when you get those cards pop some in the club and I'll give them out to the regulars.
Anyway back to posting
Thanx Angie

You're not Angie (X) of Thoughts of Oscar fame are you?  8)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on October 18, 2010, 05:44:07 AM
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This is probably as good a place as any to remind you all that the forum is public, and thus we have to be cautious about what we reveal about the members. Things to be wary about include revealing where folk work, where they live, their surnames, occupations and birthdays. It's easy to let slip with things, especially as many of us actually know each other in real life, but this forum is accessible to about 5bn people, and some of them just aren't very pleasant.


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I completely agree, because up the point of me joining this Forum, no one knew that I was a fat, bald bloke, who can't sing.... patronises dives like The Carlton, ... who struggles to sell merchandise on a creaking pier, .. and has no dress sense whatsoever.
 
And now, due to snap-happy guys like Dave and Trojan, ... 5 billion, one hundred and twenty five people are fully aware of this!

 $lol$    :o


Come on Fester......look how many times you've mentioned you work on the pier......look how many forum member's who have paid you a visit......look how many Mason's who have been keeping you under surveillance.

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Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on October 18, 2010, 07:57:06 AM
After I passed his location to everyone at the recent Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting, he should be getting a lot of personal visits.  So far he seems to be checking out OK!       ##
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on October 18, 2010, 09:44:31 AM
Quote from Trojan -...Come on Fester......look how many times you've mentioned you work on the pier......look how many forum member's who have paid you a visit......look how many Mason's who have been keeping you under surveillance.



I KNEW it  !!! ..... its not actually Paranoia when EVERYONE IS REALLY OUT TO GET YOU!  

Errr, where is that 'Paranoid' Smiley..... I'm sure there was one on here before .... nope, can't find it. ...  Though this one kind of fits the bill  aaa.gif ... Plus it makes me laugh.

Trojan,  next time, just take a pic of my best side...(if I had one) ..  or at least wait til I'm awake next time   L0L L0L $lol$ $lol$
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on October 18, 2010, 11:45:28 AM
 ^^^^
I'll put this one for my grandson.

As for the paranoid one----
You're right-- I can't find it either
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Pendragon on October 18, 2010, 12:39:24 PM
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You're not Angie (X) of Thoughts of Oscar fame are you?  8)
Yes thats me (quick flick of the hair) not sure if thats a good thing or not though.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 18, 2010, 12:50:36 PM
Quote
(quick flick of the hair)


 _))* _))* _))*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Pendragon on October 18, 2010, 01:10:17 PM
I like the thoughts of Oscar site, he makes me laugh as he's so out spoken,  bit too much Council fodder there for me but hey the Guy bought me a T shirt from New York, so I suppose you could say I've been bribed.  ::)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on October 18, 2010, 01:19:26 PM
.... and I am the same Fester that has dropped the odd posting on Oscar, ..and I am the same Fester that popped up on YouTube,  and the same Fester that pops in and out of all the pubs around town.
Although I believe that people post on Oscar wrongly using others names...

But I am NOT  the same as UNCLE FESTER who is registered on this Forum, ... but is yet to post anything.

Come on, Unc,   ... lets be having you...   D)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: pebbles on October 18, 2010, 02:34:24 PM
hello hello!

I didn't realise the old forum was closing, serves me right for not being online for a month or so!

My username didn't work so i resigned up with the same - is that right to have done?

And thanks for the hard work of setting this place up  ZXZ :rage:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 18, 2010, 04:08:18 PM
Welcome back, Pebbles :-)))
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on October 18, 2010, 06:15:26 PM
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My username didn't work so i resigned up with the same - is that right to have done?
Welcome back, and, yes, you did the right thing!  :D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Pendragon on October 24, 2010, 02:39:41 PM
Dave how do you quote a line in someones post, I can't seem to grt thr hang of it.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on October 24, 2010, 02:53:34 PM
Either click on "Quote" which will quote the whole mail
or
Highlight the words you want then use Cntrl C to copy and then place where you want with Cntrl V.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Pendragon on October 24, 2010, 03:35:22 PM
How do you get their words in blue then Yorkie ?

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on October 24, 2010, 03:58:40 PM
If you click on 'Quote', the the message box will appear and the previous message displayed something like this:

[ quote author=Pendragon link=topic=13.msg4215#msg4215 date=1287930922]
How do you get their words in blue then Yorkie ?
[ / quote ]


You can delete part of the previous message if you dont want to quote it all, just make sure that the quote begisn with the [ quote ] bit and ends with the [ / quote ] bit. Your reply should always begin after the  [ /quote ] bit.

Then it should look like this:

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How do you get their words in blue then Yorkie ?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on October 25, 2010, 08:40:34 AM
By far the easiest way is this:

1.  Decide the phrase you want to quote
2.  Left-click and drag across all the words you want to quote
3.  Ctrl-C
3.  In your post, click the quote icon
4.  Ctrl-V
5.  Click outside the two [ quote ] things in brackets
6.  Type whatever else you wanted to say.


The phrase will now appear in blue when you post it but nothing else will.

One thing to watch for when using the Crtl-C method is 'framing'.  Sometimes, if you get the position of the cursor slightly out when you're copying, a faint yellow frame will be displayed around the entire post. If you then continue, you'll end up quoting everything.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bellringer on October 31, 2010, 09:40:46 PM
I notice the latest member to the Forum calls him/herself "Grasscutter".
Can I ask "are you really a grasscutter and if so do you do it within the three towns area?"
If so I think one or two of us could find you some work when the grass starts growing again - that is if you are interested.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on October 31, 2010, 09:48:04 PM
Might be worth you sending him a PM, Stan, in case he doesn't see this.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2010, 07:36:26 AM
He ? She could be interested in Cricket!                               $uk
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Post by: ormegolf on November 01, 2010, 07:49:33 PM
Sending him/her a PM!!!!   I'll be sending a goldplated instant personal telegram----or else camping outside his/her door
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Post by: DaveR on November 01, 2010, 08:21:47 PM
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Sending him/her a PM!!!!   I'll be sending a goldplated instant personal telegram----or else camping outside his/her door
I was actually wondering if it might be somebody you already know, Mike...?  ;)
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Post by: Bellringer on November 01, 2010, 09:58:44 PM
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Might be worth you sending him a PM, Stan, in case he doesn't see this.  :)

I did so a little earlier but no response yet. Will post if and when!

Stan
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Post by: Trojan on November 02, 2010, 05:05:24 AM
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I notice the latest member to the Forum calls him/herself "Grasscutter".
Can I ask "are you really a grasscutter and if so do you do it within the three towns area?"
If so I think one or two of us could find you some work when the grass starts growing again - that is if you are interested.

Perhaps it's Patrick Mower?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on November 02, 2010, 12:39:43 PM
Or maybe its The Lawnmower Man?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on November 07, 2010, 08:29:01 AM
Well, we've been open just over a month, now.  Our official one month anniversary was November 5th, and I though it was very nice of Llandudno to hold a firework display in recognition of the event :-))))

More seriously, although it's still comparatively early days, I think it's safe to describe the forum as quite successful in what it sets out to do, and we can only hope that the one year anniversary in eleven months will see us still going strong.  Thanks to everyone who's joined us and who contribute to the various ramblings, jokes, quizzes and debates.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Reggie on November 28, 2010, 09:05:47 AM
Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.
I'm 43 and I left Colwyn Bay in September '83 to join the army, never to return, (sounds ominous, eh?).
I now live in Germany and try to make my way over once a year to see my beloved, if not estranged home town.
I write a couple of infrequent blogs, one of which is about my memories of growing up in Colwyn, it's all very nostalgic and schmaltzy so please don't go there on a full stomach.
And that's about it really, if you're interested my blog is at:

http://boyfromthebay.wordpress.com/ (http://boyfromthebay.wordpress.com/)

And if you're not?
I'm sure I'll survive  ;D
Reg.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on November 28, 2010, 09:44:48 AM
Hi, Reggie, and welcome to the forum. The blog makes an interesting read - if a little sad, in places.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Reggie on November 28, 2010, 12:15:23 PM
Thanks Ian.
The Boy from the Bay blog is more a personal therapy than anything else, as laughable and "American" as that may sound.
There was a time, before we had kids, that I never even gave The Bay a passing thought.
However, children do tend to make one appreciate ones roots more and now, as odd as it might seem when one considers that I left home at 16, I am more homesick than ever.
It isn't the kind of homesickness experienced by the 16 year old me who left to join the army, the pang for known territory when immersed in an alien environment.
No, this is more of an urgent nostalgia, a wish to return to earlier times. A hope that my children will appreciate where I come from.

But I wouldn't take it too seriously Ian, I'm definitely not a serious chap ;-)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on November 28, 2010, 01:57:32 PM
Fair enough;  but you've got a good writing style.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 08:49:47 AM
Well,  Helloooooooooooo there!     ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Pendragon on January 13, 2011, 12:59:10 PM
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Well,  Helloooooooooooo there!     ;D
Hehe what are you like Yorkie,  _))* Newbie is probably a middle aged guy called Barry.  :o giggle giggle

My apologies if that is your pic Newbie  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 01:27:24 PM
And all the links are to advertisments for cars and other junk!     L0L
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ormegolf on January 13, 2011, 02:03:47 PM
I hope I am not being nasty to  perfectly innocent new member. But, I must point out this fact. It is unusual to say the least for an attractive young female to decide to join a forum at half six in the morning. I don't know many people in this category, but all the ones I know have possibly just gone to bed.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 13, 2011, 02:07:27 PM
going by the name of 'Kooncar' whatever that is? seems to be on lots of forums?

http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&expIds=17259,18168,27955,28009,28060,28220&xhr=t&q=kooncar&nfpr=1&ei=FgYvTbHrMMSAhAeWq7jnCg&sqi=2&cp=6&pf=p&sclient=psy&safe=off&aq=0s&aqi=&aql=&oq=koonca&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=d06d8626f9c592a3 (http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&expIds=17259,18168,27955,28009,28060,28220&xhr=t&q=kooncar&nfpr=1&ei=FgYvTbHrMMSAhAeWq7jnCg&sqi=2&cp=6&pf=p&sclient=psy&safe=off&aq=0s&aqi=&aql=&oq=koonca&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=d06d8626f9c592a3)

is this one of those spambots? My apologies if you are real!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Pendragon on January 13, 2011, 02:41:18 PM
I have decided after much consideration to include my real photo on this forum.   L0L L0L

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 13, 2011, 04:13:37 PM
 :o  _))* _))*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on January 13, 2011, 06:21:45 PM
I tell you what Batfink,  You've got a fair rack on you!

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Post by: Pendragon on January 13, 2011, 07:03:32 PM
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I tell you what Batfink,  You've got a fair rack on you!


Yep, not just wings of steel here matey  :-*

Only a man could look at a hideous woman and still admire the "rack"  :o
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on January 14, 2011, 12:03:21 AM
All women, no matter how bad, have got redeeming features to be attractive to men.
That does not apply to men.

It makes one wonder how the human race continues on?

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: brumbob on February 04, 2011, 07:58:05 PM
Hi, I'm a noob  Z@@
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Post by: DaveR on February 04, 2011, 08:30:56 PM
Good to have you back, Brumbob.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on February 04, 2011, 09:54:16 PM
HEY!!!!
Big Bad Bob,   how you doing?

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Post by: Trojan on February 05, 2011, 05:13:37 AM
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Hi, I'm a noob  Z@@

Welcome Robert from Brum.

Nice avitar, did you know the "Torpedo Phaeton" was made in Fallows Road, Sparkbrook?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Quiggs on February 05, 2011, 12:15:41 PM
Great to welcome you back, I've missed your sense of humour.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: brumbob on February 05, 2011, 12:43:31 PM
Thanks all, you've got Fester to blame  :D

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Nice avitar, did you know the "Torpedo Phaeton" was made in Fallows Road, Sparkbrook?
Same avatar Steve and I think they make these in Sparkbrook now  ;)
(http://imageupload.org/?di=1112969095614)

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Barbiroli on February 05, 2011, 01:05:03 PM
Nice to see you back Brumbob. Where have you been all these months?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on February 05, 2011, 04:04:37 PM
He's been around.... spotted him frequently on Oscar, and it has cost me quite a hefty transfer fee to get him back!   L0L L0L

He passed his fitness test and agreed personal terms only yesterday!   _))* _))*

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Post by: Bellringer on February 05, 2011, 04:38:25 PM
Well done, Fester and good to see you again BB
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: brumbob on February 05, 2011, 05:22:06 PM
You're all going to regret it  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Nemesis on February 05, 2011, 06:13:45 PM
Welcome back--why will we regret it.?
Should we attack Fester en masse? :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: brumbob on February 05, 2011, 06:40:46 PM
I think he might rather like that, so no  ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on February 05, 2011, 09:35:27 PM
 _))* _))* _))* _))*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 02:12:17 AM
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Same avatar Steve and I think they make these in Sparkbrook now  ;)

 _))*  L0L
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 02:13:38 AM
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He's been around.... spotted him frequently on Oscar, and it has cost me quite a hefty transfer fee to get him back!   L0L L0L

He passed his fitness test and agreed personal terms only yesterday!   _))* _))*


 _))* L0L
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 02:16:42 AM
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You're all going to regret it  ;D

 8) 8)
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Post by: Pendragon on February 06, 2011, 11:53:32 AM
Erm.................when I signed in this morning, a message came up saying my account had been marked for deletion. Is someone trying to tell me something?  :weeping: :weeping:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on February 06, 2011, 12:25:49 PM
 :) :) :)


Actually, can you remember what the warning said?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Pendragon on February 06, 2011, 12:31:51 PM
I signed in the usual way and this is the text I got. I had to check a box to reactivate my account?
I copy and pasted it here.

Your account has been marked for deletion!
If you wish to restore your account, please check the "Reactivate my account" box, and login again.
Username:    
Password:    
Minutes to stay logged in:    
Always stay logged in:    
Reactivate my account:    
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Post by: Ian on February 06, 2011, 02:32:27 PM
Couple of things spring to mind, but the most likely is that your cookies' file has become corrupted.  If it doesn't happen again, that's what it was.
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 04:19:19 PM
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Erm.................when I signed in this morning, a message came up saying my account had been marked for deletion. Is someone trying to tell me something?  :weeping: :weeping:
How odd, I've never seen that before.  ???
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 08:19:41 PM
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Your account has been marked for deletion!
Some has just logged into your account (8.05pm) from IP 86.23.14.207 (Virgin Media ADSL) and tried to delete your account. Deletion of any account requires Admin approval, so that's why the message popped up previously. I've cancelled the deletion and would suggest you maybe change your password. Had to put this on the Forum as PM could be deleted by whoever is accessing your account.
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Post by: Fester on February 06, 2011, 08:33:03 PM
Sounds very dodgy Angie!   :o :o :o  WWW   :>:> :>:>

I know Gez thinks you spend too much time on here... but thats ridiculous!     

Well done Dave...  Y^^Y Y^^Y
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 08:50:25 PM
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Some has just logged into your account (8.05pm) from IP 86.23.14.207 (Virgin Media ADSL) and tried to delete your account.

Oh no........not again!

 :rage:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 08:52:59 PM
I've ordered security guards into place around the room with the Forum Database Server in it. Instructions are to be on the lookout for anyone with a SoCal accent.  L0L
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on February 06, 2011, 08:53:28 PM
What do you suspect Trojan?  Have you come accross this before?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 09:01:52 PM
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I've ordered security guards into place around the room with the Forum Database Server in it. Instructions are to be on the lookout for anyone with a SoCal accent.  L0L

......and a can of petrol.  8)

Well that's me off the hook. I sound like Llewellyn Ap McCartney on speed.  $
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 09:07:09 PM
Sorry, I should have said SoCal/Cwm Place accent....  L0L
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 09:08:54 PM
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What do you suspect Trojan?  Have you come accross this before?

No, but I believe ex old forum member Frank Ash has. He went from an Aston Villa to an Oakland Raiders fan overnight.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 09:24:51 PM
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Sorry, I should have said SoCal/Cwm Place accent....  L0L

It seems I can't go anywhere without people pointing the finger.  :weeping:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 09:50:30 PM
Hey Dave, I'll have the High Tech Unit on my trail shortly!  _))*
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: brumbob on February 07, 2011, 02:01:49 AM
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There's a surprising dearth of ST smileys but I managed to find a couple 
  •   [""}  @@
quite a few here http://www.smilies-paradies.de/smilies/star-trek/page-4/ (http://www.smilies-paradies.de/smilies/star-trek/page-4/)
(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Smileys/Star%20Trek/spock2.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on February 07, 2011, 09:06:29 AM
Thanks, BB.  I'll take a peek. later.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: happy bunny on February 07, 2011, 12:24:48 PM
Ian, Dave Ive had to create another account (happy Bunny) as when I went to sign in this morning it says my user name doesn't exist. The message I got was in red. What's going on? You said about my cookies yesterday,? how do I get rid of them. Please help me I'm on the outside here (nearly crying)  :o

That username does not exist.
Username:    
Password:    
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Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2011, 01:02:25 PM
Your Pendragon account is still active. Someone knows your password and is messing with your account. I will reset your password and send a PM to your Happy Bunny account.
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Post by: Pendragon on February 07, 2011, 01:50:13 PM
Hia Dave just done an IP check on that number. It came up with Crawley Court? Hampshire. I'll get a tracker programme today and check it out again. All sorted now though. They wont find this password 'cos I'm going to put it in the rotweillers basket  :P Cheers Dave mwah
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Post by: brumbob on February 07, 2011, 02:00:06 PM
Welcome to the forum Pendragon  ;D
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Post by: Pendragon on February 07, 2011, 02:02:56 PM
Aah thanks for that BrumBob.  :P
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on February 07, 2011, 03:35:43 PM
   
Quote
You said about my cookies yesterday,? how do I get rid of them.


We now think someone is messing with your account.  In a case where someone else gains access to your account, there are - generally - only three possibilities:

1. you don't always log off, which leaves your account open to vandalism by anyone who simply manages to open your computer and bring up the log in page.

2.  High security, dark forces backed by the CIA have hacked into your account to assist their quest for world domination.  

3.  Someone you know extremely well and who is quite likely to know your password is having a little 'fun' with you.  

On the cookies front, however, it's always wise to clean out your cookies for time to time, but be careful, as some contain important password information and aid sites you use regularly to recognise you.

Cookies are tiny files placed on your computer by sites which you visit.  This site places one on your hard disc, so you can be 'remembered' by the system when you return.  You can get a free cookie cleaner from here (http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/cookie_software/).  Cookies are generally very useful but sometimes can be used to spy on your web habits.  Dave and I have said this before, but Firefox is probably the most secure browser in the way it deals with cookies ,and IE the worst.   here's a lot of inromatin about cookies here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie).
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Post by: Trojan on February 09, 2011, 03:35:46 AM
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What do you suspect Trojan?  Have you come accross this before?

Also, when "The one that calls himself Trojan" was moderator of the Llandudno Local, one balmy California evening, he was mysteriously  unable to log in. Then, all of a sudden The Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Local's disappeared overnight. Maybe someone was privy to his password, or maybe it was a hacker?

Then Ollerton apparently walks into Kindways the next day, they start laughing hysterically at him and tell him his moderator has eliminated his forums.

I don't suppose this has been mentioned over a few beers in Llandudno town centre has it?
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Post by: brumbob on February 09, 2011, 06:45:09 PM
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Also, when "The one that calls himself Trojan" was moderator of the Llandudno Local, one balmy California evening, he was mysteriously  unable to log in. Then, all of a sudden The Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Local's disappeared overnight. Maybe someone was privy to his password, or maybe it was a hacker?

Then Ollerton apparently walks into Kindways the next day, they start laughing hysterically at him and tell him his moderator has eliminated his forums.

I don't suppose this has been mentioned over a few beers in Llandudno town centre has it?

It's OK, I've found my glasses ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: brumbob on February 09, 2011, 07:08:30 PM
will the truth ever come out  Y^^Y
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on February 10, 2011, 12:03:07 AM
Tonight, I had the great pleasure of meeting TWO more forum members...

MIKETHEWATCH .....and (mr and mrs) ... BLONGB !!!!

Dave R would have also had that same honour, but sadly he fell apart after a mere FIVE hours of drinking !!   ZXZ ZXZ Z** Z** ZXZ


Nice to meet you guys !




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Post by: Blongb on February 11, 2011, 12:05:58 AM
It was a pleasure Fester, shame Dave couldn't stand the pace. Maybe next time
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on February 11, 2011, 12:53:07 AM
Nice one BlongB
It happened all over again tonight.... that Dave R is such a bad influence on me....  L0L L0L L0L   Z** Z** Z**   ZXZ ZXZ ZXZ


Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on February 25, 2011, 09:08:02 AM
Anthony:

Your posts about the Jesmond have been moved here:

http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=403.0 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=403.0)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Anthony.G on February 25, 2011, 12:59:39 PM
Thank you. $thanx$
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on April 13, 2011, 02:04:05 PM
I've moved the OT 'debate' into the Three Towns Arms.  Z**
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fester on April 25, 2011, 01:19:38 AM
Today I met one of the few Forum members (or ex members?) that I have not yet met.... Mr and Mrs BRUMBOB !

I did explain to him that the Forum has been a bit quieter without him,  and I would like to see him back... and not under a false name
I'm not asking again!!

Nice to meet you Bob,  that Steak looked nice.


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Post by: Trojan on April 25, 2011, 04:14:24 PM
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I would like to see him back... and not under a false name

Sparkbrook Sam has a nice ring to it.
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Post by: Trojan on April 25, 2011, 04:19:37 PM
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Nice to meet you Bob,  that Steak looked nice.

I have not had a decent steak since last year in Florida with Oscar.

It was a real steak & lobster Fest........Fest.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Morkins on May 08, 2011, 02:10:29 AM
Hello everyone.   I would like to say what a good weeb site this is, having only joined you all a couple of days ago, there are no comparisons, this is easy to use and informative.    Friendly too.    Morkins  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Trojan on May 08, 2011, 02:18:52 AM
Welcome aboard Morkins.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Ian on May 08, 2011, 08:13:07 AM
Indeed. Hope you enjoy the place for a long time to come.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ConwyKidsMatter on May 17, 2011, 12:36:19 PM
Hello

Not sure if this is the right place to post this message, but here goes...

Just to say hello really!
We are a small charity which helps children and young people in need, within Conwy County.
Like any charity, we're always looking to attract new supporters.
I look forward to participating in the discussion on the forum, it looks great (and I'm thinking, how come I've never discovered it before ??)

If anyone would like to know more about our charity, feel free to have a look at our website http://www.conwykidsmatter.org.uk (http://www.conwykidsmatter.org.uk)
(http://www.conwykidsmatter.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ckm.jpg)
thanks

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Post by: Pendragon on May 17, 2011, 12:50:17 PM
Welcome Conwy KM,  is there a way to get involved with your charity?  Such as voluntary work, I would be more than happy to help.  This is an excellent cause.  ;D
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Post by: ConwyKidsMatter on May 20, 2011, 02:00:24 PM
Thanks Pendragon, I've sent you a PM.
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Post by: RichieC on May 25, 2011, 07:50:27 PM
Greetings to you all from (sunny) Wolverhampton. Newly registered and looking forward to accessing the site whenever possible. I'm in my late fifties and your particular area is of great interest to me having spent very happy times and gained many excellent memories when on holiday with my late parents in the 1950's and early 1960's.Only had the chance of passing through once again during the 1980's in the course of a previous employment but hopefully will get the chance later this year for a one-day visit.

I work overseas quite some distance away on occasions nowadays for several weeks each time so please don't think I've gone missing permanently!

I was for many years employed in the transport business and it is in connection with this that I may be able to forward on to you at times a number of North Wales archive photos from various internet websites; but in particular I am a long-standing cinema and theatre historian locally here, and in that capacity also may well have a good chance of passing on to you a number of items with cinemas and theatres the focus.
Richie.
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Post by: Bellringer on May 25, 2011, 07:57:51 PM
A warm welcome RichieC - we look forward to you joining us when you can.
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2011, 08:11:50 PM
Welcome to the Forum! I'm especially looking forward to hearing about cinemas/theatres.
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Post by: Fester on May 25, 2011, 09:01:39 PM
Nice to have a new member from Sunny Wolverhampton....  Oi loike it there, Oi do !

Only joking... people from the Black Country area make up a large proportion of visitors to this area.

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Post by: Pendragon on May 25, 2011, 10:33:59 PM
Welcome RichieC  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 25, 2011, 10:38:02 PM
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Nice to have a new member from Sunny Wolverhampton....  Oi loike it there, Oi do !

Only joking... people from the Black Country area make up a large proportion of visitors to this area.


  I wonder if he knows Brumbob?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 25, 2011, 10:41:11 PM
Welcome RichieC,  I used to come here from Coventry in the mid Sixties/ early Seventies on holidays and now we live here  D)
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Post by: Fester on May 25, 2011, 10:42:44 PM
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Nice to have a new member from Sunny Wolverhampton....  Oi loike it there, Oi do !

Only joking... people from the Black Country area make up a large proportion of visitors to this area.


  I wonder if he knows Brumbob?

Brum is not Black Country mate!  ... as well you know.. just ask any of the football fans in Brum or Wolverhampton.  ZXZ
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 25, 2011, 10:49:48 PM
you know that i know nowt about football  :laugh:
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Post by: Fester on May 25, 2011, 11:12:38 PM
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you know that i know nowt about football  :laugh:

Or geography!   L0L
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Post by: RichieC on May 26, 2011, 07:21:44 AM
I'm just working out how to post images. Think I have the icon-second from left on the second row of squares. Where do I go from there though? Is there a direct Photobucket connection, or maybe from my own computer?

Thanks.
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Post by: Ian on May 26, 2011, 08:00:47 AM
There are full instructions here, (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=114.0) Richie, but posting an image is simply a matter of clicking 'additional options' (lower LH corner) as you're composing a reply, and that opens up a dialogue from where you can post images.

Good to see we have another early poster on the forum!
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Post by: Ian on May 26, 2011, 08:03:47 AM
How to upload photos to a post.

1) After writing your post, underneath the message box, click on Additional Options.
2) Next to Attach, click on the 'Choose File' button.
3) Select the photo file you want to use from my computer's hard drive (it must be less than 300k in size).
4) If you want to add another photo, click on (more attachments) and repeat the procedure.
5) Click on Post and the message & photo should be displayed.

The photos you have added are are displayed at the end of your post, you dont choose where they go in the post. You can add a maximum of 4 photos per post at present.
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Post by: RichieC on May 26, 2011, 01:18:35 PM
Thanks for that Ian. I'll have a go if I get time later today, otherwise I'll make during this coming this weekend for everyone.

Just be prepared to trim out the mis-hits on the way there! LOL
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Post by: Trojan on May 26, 2011, 04:32:39 PM
Welcome to the forum Ritchie!  :)
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Post by: che guevaras flip flops on June 05, 2011, 08:02:46 PM
Hi.   My name is Andy Williams.  I grew up in the old Colwyn Bay Hotel on Marine Drive in Colwyn Bay in the 1960's  where my father was manager.  At the same time my grandfather - William Williams was manager of the Queens Hotel on the Promenade in Llandudno.

My mother's sister was a teacher in Llandudno - Maureen White - and her an her husband (my uncle Peter ) also ran the Alexander Stores in West Shore for a while and also the corner shop in Rhuddlan Avenue.

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Post by: DaveR on June 05, 2011, 08:04:51 PM
Hi Andy, welcome to the forum. Any tales to tell about the Colwyn Bay Hotel?

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Post by: che guevaras flip flops on June 05, 2011, 08:16:23 PM
Not really - was all a long time ago.  It was actually owned by a family called Quellyn-Roberts who owned several big hotels and a big wine importing business.  The main man then was Paul Quellyn-Roberts who had organised arctic convoys during the war.  They were numbered using his initials - PQ, such as the infamous PQ17.

My arch enemies were the Owen lads from a smaller hotel across the road.  I read on here someone mentioning the private tunnel from the old days that linked the hotel to the station.  I remember as a child that there was a huge network of tunnels and underground rooms underneath the hotel that actually went out quite far.
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Post by: DaveR on June 05, 2011, 08:19:55 PM
Was the 'smaller hotel across the road' the St. Enochs? I happened to be passing during demolition and grabbed a load of photos, of which this is one:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/271399022_1ed448a61b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/271399022/)
Demolition (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/271399022/#) by davidrobertsphotography (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: che guevaras flip flops on June 05, 2011, 08:43:10 PM
Think it was the next one down or the one next to that.  We used to throw stones across the road at each other and other 'boys-will-be-boys stuff'.  On my 8th birthday party me and some friends were stoning them and their mates and I got cracked in the eye and it game up like a golf ball.


Was great times.  The Owens and their gang and me and a lad called Gareth Roberts from Kenelm Drive and our gang used to terrorise that part of town down as far as the swimming pool in Rhos-On-Sea and as far the other way as Eirias Park and the pier.

The pier makes me sad.  Had loads of memories about that.  Climbing over the gate at 8 years of age at 5 in the morning to go fishing.  I learnt to fish off that pier.  Hope the council get the money to buy and refurbish it.

I was a bit posh back then. I went to school at Loretto Convent down the West Shore/Gt Orme end of Llandudno til I was 8 and then went to Lyndon Prep School.     When I was 11 we moved to another of the Quellyn-Roberts hotels - Rowton Hall in Chester then my parents split up not long after and I lived a 'normal' life from then on !!
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Post by: Trojan on June 05, 2011, 10:05:50 PM
Welcome Andy.

I was under the impression that Loreto Convent was a girls school in the 1960's.  :-*
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Post by: Yorkie on June 06, 2011, 07:30:23 AM
Hi and yet another Welcome to you Andy.   :D
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Post by: Trojan on June 06, 2011, 03:02:24 PM
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Was great times.  The Owens and their gang and me and a lad called Gareth Roberts from Kenelm Drive and our gang used to terrorise that part of town down as far as the swimming pool in Rhos-On-Sea and as far the other way as Eirias Park and the pier.

Wonderful memories Andy.

Memories like this should be cherished forever.

Thanks to the  $3towns$ now they can!
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Post by: Trojan on June 06, 2011, 03:04:32 PM
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My mother's sister was a teacher in Llandudno - Maureen White - and her an her husband (my uncle Peter ) also ran the Alexander Stores in West Shore for a while and also the corner shop in Rhuddlan Avenue.

What was the corner shop called Andy?

Your Uncle Peter was a keen sportsman wasn't he?
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Post by: che guevaras flip flops on June 06, 2011, 11:50:54 PM
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Welcome Andy.

I was under the impression that Loreto Convent was a girls school in the 1960's.  :-*

Nope - took boys until the age of 8
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Post by: che guevaras flip flops on June 06, 2011, 11:53:34 PM
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My mother's sister was a teacher in Llandudno - Maureen White - and her an her husband (my uncle Peter ) also ran the Alexander Stores in West Shore for a while and also the corner shop in Rhuddlan Avenue.

What was the corner shop called Andy?

Your Uncle Peter was a keen sportsman wasn't he?

Peter White - He was a golfer. Can't remember what the corner shop on Rhuddlan Ave was called but they still live there across the road. 

Do you know them?
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Post by: Trojan on June 07, 2011, 06:22:09 PM
Yes, nice people.

What's your cousins Carol & Sean doing nowadays?
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Post by: che guevaras flip flops on June 08, 2011, 09:01:58 PM
Shaun was a Royal Marine and now lives in Northampton.   Not sure what Carol and Jane do or where they are - not seen them for years.

Shaun is on facebook - is he a mate of yours?  Do you want his e-mail

Maybe you know my sister Hilary?  She lives in Llandudno as well
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Post by: Trojan on June 08, 2011, 11:12:53 PM
Shaun was a mate many moons ago - I can look him up on Facebook now that I know.

Hilary C Williams yes, used to frequent Bartons with Irene Roberts & Hayley Lancaster.
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Post by: SDQ on June 08, 2011, 11:22:59 PM
Would Shaun be about 44 years old, went to Lloyd St school & John Brights?
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Post by: RichieC on June 09, 2011, 07:22:36 AM
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There are full instructions here, (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=114.0) Richie, but posting an image is simply a matter of clicking 'additional options' (lower LH corner) as you're composing a reply, and that opens up a dialogue from where you can post images.

Good to see we have another early poster on the forum!

Thanks to everyone for the greetings. I've not disappeared-I promise! I would imagine though that due to work/beer/jumping off wardrobe commitments it won't be an everyday posting-every month maybe? :roll:

The administrators by checking my log-ins will notice regular visits however. I'm presently going back over all the previous postings in various categories to try and  make sure there won't turn out to be any duplicate discussions/photographs etc.

Above all though, I'm spending excellent hours reviving memories of the 1950's and 1960's but that in turn only makes less time available to make postings possible!


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Post by: che guevaras flip flops on June 09, 2011, 12:20:42 PM
SDQ - yea that'sprobably the one and the same.

Trojan - small world eh?  Do you know my brother Stephen then?  or even my other sister Sian?
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Post by: Trojan on June 26, 2011, 12:09:29 AM
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SDQ - yea that'sprobably the one and the same.

Trojan - small world eh?  Do you know my brother Stephen then?  or even my other sister Sian?

It certainly is.  :)

No, I'm afraid I don't know Stephen or Sian. Maybe by sight I would though.
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Post by: stephenprudence on July 04, 2011, 02:04:39 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Ste (Stephen), just joined today although I've been browsing the past few weeks. I am planning on moving to Llandudno after August, so this will be a great place to find out stuff! Great form by the way!
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Post by: Ian on July 04, 2011, 03:05:48 PM
Welcome aboard, Stephen. Whereabouts in Llandudno will you be moving to?
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Post by: stephenprudence on July 04, 2011, 04:50:47 PM
Thanks Ian  $good$ At the moment I'm keeping options open but first choice around the Gloddaeth Street/Church Walks area (in that broad area)
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Post by: Music_Hut_Radio_1 on July 05, 2011, 02:35:48 PM
Hi All,

Found your forum through google and thought it was worth a look.

My boyfriend and myself are looking to relocate to Llandudno by the end of this year to early next year. My boyfriend is setting up his own radio buisness so thought I would join to see if anyone had any comments or suggestions.

I also hope to get to know the area a bit better as looking forward to moving near the coast. :D

Gail
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Post by: Ian on July 05, 2011, 02:50:07 PM
Welcome aboard, Gail. When you say
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My boyfriend is setting up his own radio buisness
what will that entail?
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Post by: Music_Hut_Radio_1 on July 05, 2011, 02:59:48 PM
Hi Ian

He's hoping to set up locally on fm and also worldwide on internet. At the moment he is doing the odd show himself and is internet only but he has most of his DJ's and has his experience. All he needs now is a place and buisness sponsors who want to be advertised.
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Post by: Ian on July 05, 2011, 03:55:02 PM
Sounds interesting.  I wish him well;  the radio business can be tricky but rewarding.
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Post by: Ludo on August 17, 2011, 01:25:37 AM
Hello and thanks for the warm welcome. Thanks also for creating this fantastic resource, I stumbled on your forum quite by accident while searching for a hotel in Llandudno. I grew up in the town and now live in Holland. I try to get back to visit when I can and I will actually be in Llandudno on the 24th August (2011). I will post some of my memories and photos when I get a chance. I see my photo is already on here - I have the same photo hanging in my hallway at this very moment!. I bet you're curious now...

Why the name? it is from a joke very well known to all Llandudno folk. I will post it in the (adult) section of you're amusing 'Pub' section but I am sure you will be very familiar with it anyway.

Thanks again for all of your hard work and enthusiasm for what is surely one of the most beautiful places in the world (but then I must confess I am a little biased!)
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Post by: DaveR on August 17, 2011, 09:09:00 AM
Welcome to the Forum, Ludo.  :) Which photo is that, then?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 17, 2011, 10:46:50 AM
Welcome, Ludo.

Many years ago I was told a joke about a gentleman from Llandudno called Ludo.

I guess it is the same one.  :D
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Post by: Yorkie on August 17, 2011, 11:16:27 AM
I think I heard it also.  Gave the nurse a surprise!    ;)
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Post by: Ludo on August 17, 2011, 06:33:16 PM
Thanks all - yes that's the one Yorkie, I have told that joke countless times with as many variations and it always gets a laugh!. I will post some more info and photos/interesting items shortly when I get used to how the forum works, I have to have a good look at the FAQs and get up to speed. It really is a great forum though - my nostalgia has flared up something rotten since I found you...
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Post by: Fester on August 18, 2011, 11:18:03 PM
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I think I heard it also.  Gave the nurse a surprise!    ;)

Mine is long enough to have that REALLY long Welsh place name tattoed on it ..... you know the one .... RHYL.    L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on August 19, 2011, 10:41:16 AM
I can just get my initials on mine - lucky my first name is Ian or I wouldn't be able!     L0L
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Post by: Anthony.G on August 21, 2011, 06:20:17 PM
This 'Ludo' topic reminds me of a fellow who was in the same barrack room as me when I did my National Service over 50 years ago. It would have been possible, not only to tattoo 'Llandudno' on his, but also a panoramic view of the town complete with both Great and Little Orm's, and there would have been room for a Welsh Dragon at one end and a view of Conwy Castle at the other! :o
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Post by: Fester on August 21, 2011, 11:30:02 PM
 :o :o  The man must have been a human tripod!!   :o :o
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Post by: Yorkie on August 22, 2011, 07:28:41 AM
Apparently at fancy dress parties, he would throw it over his left shoulder and go as a petrol pump!    L0L   L0L
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Post by: snowcap on September 06, 2011, 07:01:27 PM
Hi all, its my first time on the forum, my daughter has been with you for some time now and has told me how much she has enjoyed your company. Hope to be with you for some intresting discussions for the foreseeable future . have allready met fester and mike allthough they may not know who i am yet, all will become clear as time goes by, here,s to a long friendship with you all . snowcap.

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Post by: Blodyn on September 06, 2011, 10:09:01 PM
Hello Snowcap, welcome to the Forum.  Thanks for coming to join us and we'll look forward to hearing more from you in the future.   :)
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Post by: Fester on September 07, 2011, 12:46:00 AM
Indeed...Welcome to the Forum MISTER Snowcap .... and please give my best regards to Curly Cap, and your good lady wife also.

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Post by: DaveR on September 07, 2011, 09:42:34 AM
Welcome to the Forum, Snowcap.  :)
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Post by: Trojan on September 07, 2011, 09:55:40 AM
Yes, welcome.  $drink$
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Post by: Ian on September 07, 2011, 10:00:47 AM
Welcome, indeed.
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Post by: CurlyCap on September 07, 2011, 01:40:23 PM
Welcome from me too !  ;D
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Post by: snowcap on September 07, 2011, 07:30:22 PM
well thank you all for the warm welcome, feeling at home all ready, loved the photo of the bee blodyn, looking at some of the posts it looks like il be spending as much time on here as i do on my poker stars.
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Post by: Pendragon on September 07, 2011, 08:13:43 PM
Hia Snow cap and welcome.  I too am a fan of the old Poker I can't seem to get off the facebook one.  Jusrtb a shame it's not real cash I've got over 300k so far.  ;D
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Post by: snowcap on September 07, 2011, 08:26:48 PM
hi pendragon, you must have more luck than me, what ever i win they get back the same night, most ive had is 250k, lost it in four games, still like you said its not real money thank god.
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Post by: Fester on September 07, 2011, 10:32:56 PM
Oh dear, this sounds like a slippery slope to me....
How often will ''innocent'' ficticious gambling lead to a yearning to get rich quick, and do it for real?

If that happens to you, take a look at BETBOO.COM

Not that I have a vested interest in that company, Its not as if I have shares in it or anything...(cough, splutter)

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Post by: DaveR on September 07, 2011, 10:44:58 PM
That's.....www.betboo.com (http://www.betboo.com)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 07, 2011, 11:25:31 PM
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That's.....www.betboo.com (http://www.betboo.com)

 8) D)
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Post by: Pendragon on September 08, 2011, 11:30:22 PM
Shameless you are..........all of you  :-*
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Post by: ormegolf on September 11, 2011, 06:50:55 PM
Hello Snowcap, Welcome to your internet home. A bit late in my sending  welcome here, especially as I saw you and your family struggling against the winds only this afternoon. Mike
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Post by: snowcap on September 11, 2011, 10:12:49 PM
thanks for that mike, we had just left fester and climbed back up through happy valley, thats why we looked a little bit wind swept. We asked the police what the chopper had been looking for, it was a young lady of 46 that had gone missing. Hope they found her i believe your in for a rough night tonight.
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Post by: TheMedz on September 11, 2011, 10:19:32 PM
Call in and say hello when you are next in residence.
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Post by: TheMedz on September 11, 2011, 10:22:53 PM
All the police cars and the helicopter seemed to go away after about an hour of searching. I also saw the searching family in question going down old road looking relieved so I can only assume that they found the lady they were looking for.
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Post by: snowcap on September 11, 2011, 10:26:42 PM
thanks for that, may be back tomorrow
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Post by: TheMedz on September 11, 2011, 10:35:48 PM
See IM
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Post by: snowcap on September 11, 2011, 10:39:01 PM
sorry whats im?
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Post by: TheMedz on September 11, 2011, 10:42:53 PM
Sorry Instant Message. If you look in My Messages on the list above hopefully(not promising cos I'm rubbish with IT) there will be a message in there.
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Post by: snowcap on September 11, 2011, 11:01:50 PM
im with it now sent you a reply, thanks
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Post by: Nemesis on September 12, 2011, 09:33:23 AM
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All the police cars and the helicopter seemed to go away after about an hour of searching. I also saw the searching family in question going down old road looking relieved so I can only assume that they found the lady they were looking for.

Yes-- the lady in question was found.
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Post by: DaveR on September 12, 2011, 09:40:12 AM
Whilst we're on the topic of Personal Messages (PMs), a general comment - please remember that when you get a email notification of a PM, you must  log in to the Forum and reply to it there - trying to reply to the email you've received doesn't work!  $thanx$
 
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 12, 2011, 11:26:41 AM
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Whilst we're on the topic of Personal Messages (PMs), a general comment - please remember that when you get a email notification of a PM, you must  log in to the Forum and reply to it there - trying to reply to the email you've received doesn't work!  $thanx$

Even though I have ticked the box I do not seem to get an email telling me of a pm  ???
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Post by: DaveR on September 12, 2011, 12:31:45 PM
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Whilst we're on the topic of Personal Messages (PMs), a general comment - please remember that when you get a email notification of a PM, you must  log in to the Forum and reply to it there - trying to reply to the email you've received doesn't work!  $thanx$

Even though I have ticked the box I do not seem to get an email telling me of a pm  ???
Perhaps it's getting caught in your spam filter?
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Post by: Veltmeijer on September 21, 2011, 02:30:33 PM
Hello ,

Thank you for adding me to join this forum,
I am from the Netherlands ,  $00$ Yups.....from the other side of the sea ,
but I love to visit England as often as I can.

My first steps in England was when I was 2 years old,
Then I came back almost every year for Holidays,
From the South till the North of Scotland.
England has changed much over the years, but still I love it very much  :)

Forgive me my writting errors, I do my very best , but it is not perfect , I know ;-))
If I write words wrong , just let me know , coz it is a good exercise  to improve my English  $good$

If you want to know something more.... just ask....if I can answer I will do
( oops  ... did I said that well?? )

Have a nice day all,  Seeyah  ;)


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Post by: Blodyn on September 21, 2011, 02:54:22 PM
Welcome to the Forum, Veltmeijer.   :)

On one of your visits to the UK (after you have been to Lowestoft), perhaps you would like to travel right across to the west and visit Wales, which is also a beautiful country.  Here in north west Wales we have mountains close to the sea and many lovely places to visit.  As you look at different parts of the Forum you will see photographs showing just how beautiful the area is. 

 $walesflag$
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Post by: Veltmeijer on September 21, 2011, 03:53:51 PM
I know , it is a shame , i saw so much of England but I never been in Wales ,
My Parents visited Wales twice,   they went to a large Holiday Park in North Wales,
I will try to come to Wales next Year , in the summertime , I 'll look for a good adres,
Or if  anyone of this Forum  knows some good adres to stay , just let me know ;-)

Ok , It 'll be Wales next year , thats for sure now  :D


Seeyah Corine  ;)
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Post by: Blodyn on September 22, 2011, 09:53:51 AM
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I will try to come to Wales next Year , in the summertime , I 'll look for a good adres,
Or if  anyone of this Forum  knows some good adres to stay , just let me know ;-)
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Nemesis, could you help? 

Corine, you'll definitely find a lot to enjoy here.  If you want any advice on places to go or things to see, I'm sure that people on the Forum will be able to help you. 
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Post by: Nemesis on September 22, 2011, 11:12:22 AM
Can't advertise for myself Blodyn when there are other forum members in the same line of business,

http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/llandudno (http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/llandudno)

This could be some help !
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Post by: Veltmeijer on September 22, 2011, 01:56:25 PM
Thank you for the Help ,

Normally I always take a self catering accommodation (minimum 3 people)  when I'm in England.
It could be a Cottage but it can also be a Holiday Park ( caravan park )
I also Travell by boat , so I am in possession of  my own car and not dependent on bus or train.

At the end of this year , we get in the Netherlands the new Brochures at the travel agency,
for the summer holiday 2012.

Meanwhile, I can do a lot of searching on the internet, ... but if someone really knows a nice place ..... let me know.

 $good$

Seeyah Corine  ;)

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Post by: Blodyn on September 22, 2011, 02:21:42 PM
Thanks, Nemesis.  I didn't mean to put you on the spot as you're the only one whom I know is in that line of business, so my apologies. 
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Post by: Nemesis on September 22, 2011, 02:24:46 PM
No probs Blodyn, but there are some very odd people in my trade, possibly not forum members, but would do anyone down if they could. Most of us are very friendly, but there is always one !!!http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/llandudno/business-guide/self-catering-accommodation (http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/llandudno/business-guide/self-catering-accommodation)

If it is self catering that you require the first one on the site is open all year and well recommended.
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Post by: Veltmeijer on September 22, 2011, 02:55:07 PM
Thank you Blodyn en Nemesis,

I'm going to look at the information

Seeyah Corine  ;)
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on October 10, 2011, 07:42:09 PM
Hi!
Just testing I've got this right, never joined a forum before! Looking foreward to being a member of Three towns forum, only took me 30 mins ti fill in my profile, so off to a flying start !!! 
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Post by: ormegolf on October 10, 2011, 07:51:42 PM
Hello Welshmunchkin You will be made very welcome Mike
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Post by: DaveR on October 10, 2011, 08:11:54 PM
Welcome to the Forum, Welshmunchkin. Dont be afraid to ask if you need to know anything.  :)
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on October 10, 2011, 09:03:14 PM
Thanks for the encouragement! So... sorted the avatar and profile, posted a few bits and pieces, now just remember to check my spelling so I don't sound like a complete moron, and I'm away!
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Post by: Fester on October 10, 2011, 09:38:56 PM
Welcome to the Forum WelshMunchkin....from a fellow moron!   Z**

You might like it on here.... now please take a seat in the waiting room, help yourself to the complimentary peanuts!
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on October 11, 2011, 12:09:21 AM
Ok, peanuts finished! Ready and waiting!
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Post by: Pendragon on October 11, 2011, 09:13:35 AM
Welcome Welsh munchkin  $walesflag$
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on October 11, 2011, 10:32:14 AM
Thank you Pendragon! I've been following your comments for a long time, enjoy all your wanderings, both around the local area, and in your own mind!!! :laugh:
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Post by: Pendragon on October 11, 2011, 10:36:20 AM
Ah well how chuffed am I now....that's put a big grin on my face and my head has swelled to twice the size. Thank you
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on October 11, 2011, 10:46:55 AM
You're welcome!  ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on October 11, 2011, 12:02:39 PM
Welcome Welshmunchkin  hope you enjoy our postings
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Post by: Yorkie on October 11, 2011, 12:31:43 PM
I take it by your name Welshmunchkin, that you're not from Yorkshire?   You're still very WELCOME!   $walesflag$
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on October 11, 2011, 06:15:14 PM
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Welcome Welshmunchkin  hope you enjoy our postings
Thanks Nemesis, I'm looking forward to joining in some of the discussions!

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I take it by your name Welshmunchkin, that you're not from Yorkshire?   You're still very WELCOME!   $walesflag$
No, not from Yorkshire! Welsh born and bread, and lived in the three towns area all my life!
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Post by: white rabbit on October 11, 2011, 06:59:31 PM
Welcome Welshmunchkin!!  I'm sure you'll enjoy it here!
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on October 11, 2011, 08:21:26 PM
Did I really type " born and BREAD" in my last posting?  :-[ I meant "bred" of course, and yes I do know the difference! Wish my computer had predictive text -- or maybe not! Thanks for your "welcomes" everyone! I will post more, but it's taking me so long to read everything on the site, except anything remotely to do with sport!Hope to join in more soon.  :)
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Post by: Blodyn on October 21, 2011, 02:33:12 PM
This is a bit late as I've been away but I would like to add my welcome, Welshunchkin.  Hope you enjoy the Forum. 
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Post by: Bellringer on October 21, 2011, 06:40:35 PM
Oh dear, it's spreading!  Blodyn has missed the "m" out of Welshmunchkin too.
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Post by: Blodyn on October 24, 2011, 01:36:29 PM
Oops! Very sorry, WELSHMUNCHKIN, the spell checker isn't very helpful with words like that!
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Post by: Welshmunchkin on October 25, 2011, 04:09:37 PM
Oh I've been called worse! Thanks for the welcome!
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Post by: Fester on December 30, 2011, 11:41:01 PM
Today I met another Forum member, one who is yet to post, but ''lurks'' on here and reads it very regularly.

It was GAYLORD SCREWSBY,  remember that character from The Dick Emery Show?

I was about to say Welcome Gaylord,  but I usually reserve comments like that for Dave R  ..  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: John Oddy on January 05, 2012, 11:11:31 PM
Seems there are a few names I recognise floating around here.......hello to all of you.
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2012, 08:14:38 AM
Good to see you back in action, John!  $good$

For those who don't know, John was a Moderator on the now defunct Colwyn Bay Local forum which, with the also now defunct Llandudno Local Forum, was the forerunner of the present Three Towns Forum.
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Post by: Fester on January 06, 2012, 10:05:12 AM
Hello John,

I expect that there will be a few other people that you know on this Forum, but these days go under different names?

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Post by: Ian on January 06, 2012, 11:32:11 AM
Hi, John;  good to hear from you :-)))
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Post by: gazza on August 01, 2012, 12:17:34 AM
Morning all,not posted for few years wow things have changed a bit
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Post by: Pendragon on August 01, 2012, 11:25:16 AM
Hia Gazza welcome back, I hope you mean things have changed for the better  ;D
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Post by: phil on August 18, 2013, 10:08:04 AM
I left Colwyn Bay about a decade ago but i was born in Nant Y Glyn Maternity Hospital some 62 years ago , i still have a keen interest in my hometown and the surrounding areas and still have Cousins and their families living mainly in Old Colwyn and upper Colwyn Bay, my other connection is i was the chef at the White lion Llanelian for over a decade until i moved in 2001.

So i hope to read more than post as i will get a better idea on whats happening in this area that way.

All the Best

Phil.
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Post by: DaveR on August 18, 2013, 10:20:58 AM
Welcome to the Forum, Phil  $good$
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Post by: Ian on August 18, 2013, 10:23:30 AM
Indeed!  Hope you enjoy the place!
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Post by: phil on August 18, 2013, 10:54:24 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Phil  $good$

Thanks  $thanx$
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Post by: Minime on September 14, 2013, 11:36:27 PM
Evening all.  We're going to be moving into the area next month so just having a mooch round.  We've talked about it for many years and after our last hols took the plunge. We normally head down the peninsula but I've still got work and that would be a bit of a trek to Liverpool so decided on colwyn bay. Had a look round and liked the facilities compared to our own village plus the fact OH started sea fishing so decided he needed a boat as he only caught a crab and dogfish last time.  Of course to use the boat effectively we need to be near water and colwyn bay it is.
I've been watching the a55 traffic which shows up green on Google maps each morning but what's it actually like as I'll commute until I can find something more local.  Normally takes me over an hour now going m6/62/rocket so even if its an hour from CB I'll have a much nicer view.  I do tend to leave pretty early to miss the bulk of the local traffic.

Anyway very excited to finally be taking the plunge!
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Post by: Ian on September 15, 2013, 08:04:55 AM
Hi, Minime. The M6/ M62 / Rocket route can get busy, so you could try the alternative (and usually faster) option of going across the Runcorn Bridge. However, one breakdown or accident there, and you're stuck of course.

But glad you're joining us :-)
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Post by: Minime on September 15, 2013, 09:28:19 AM
Hi Ian I mean that's my current route from where we live now and takes an hour or more. Most of that time is rocket to city centre where I work so Im looking at a55/a41 or a55/m53 route when we move as birkenhead tunnel very close to work
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Post by: Yorkie on September 15, 2013, 10:21:10 AM
You'll have to get a SatNav!   :D
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Post by: Ian on September 15, 2013, 02:50:53 PM
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Hi Ian I mean that's my current route from where we live now and takes an hour or more. Most of that time is rocket to city centre where I work so Im looking at a55/a41 or a55/m53 route when we move as birkenhead tunnel very close to work

Faster but you then have tunnel tolls.
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Post by: Minime on September 15, 2013, 04:24:05 PM
Im on agency so its claimable :). Will be looking more local once we're in though so only short term hopefully
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Post by: Inky on September 20, 2013, 07:15:16 AM
Hi all,

I have lived in this wonderful area for around three years now. Moving from Southern England (be gentle now  ;) ) to live with my childhood friend who is now my wife.

I feel very privileged to be able to be here and have felt a great community togetherness quietly behind the scenes with I assume the local authorities also having a great effort in town life, appearance and events.

In the first time in my life I wish to learn about the history of the area and help in the community as well.

Expect many questions!

Inky :)
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Post by: DaveR on September 20, 2013, 08:40:11 AM
Welcome to the Forum, Inky.  $good$
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Post by: Inky on September 20, 2013, 12:24:25 PM
Thanks DaveR :)
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Post by: fox34 on October 06, 2013, 09:01:46 PM
As a new addition to the forum, I will be looking forward to gaining greater insights into on going and proposed developments that may effect the communities of the three towns.  Fox.
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Post by: DaveR on October 06, 2013, 09:20:54 PM
Welcome to the Forum.  $good$
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Post by: fox34 on October 07, 2013, 03:42:13 AM
Thanks.  :) I've had the pleasure of getting to know the three towns throughout my childhood and I'm very interested in discovering more about the communities and the services provided.  I think the forum seems a great way to network, discuss issues and make new friendships.  I've been following the forum for about a month or so now and I've noted that there are key contributors which on the whole appear to be guys.  My interests include the arts, music, literature and fitness.  I've been fortunate enough to have enjoyed an interesting career, i'm well travelled and have two very rewarding children.  I'm looking forward to coaxing a few more women to step out into discussion on the forum concerning their experiences of community service provision and other local issues of interest. :)
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Post by: Ian on October 07, 2013, 07:20:16 AM
Welcome, Inky and Fox. 
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Post by: Nemesis on October 07, 2013, 08:33:01 AM
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Thanks.  :) I've had the pleasure of getting to know the three towns throughout my childhood and I'm very interested in discovering more about the communities and the services provided.  I think the forum seems a great way to network, discuss issues and make new friendships.  I've been following the forum for about a month or so now and I've noted that there are key contributors which on the whole appear to be guys.  My interests include the arts, music, literature and fitness.  I've been fortunate enough to have enjoyed an interesting career, i'm well travelled and have two very rewarding children.  I'm looking forward to coaxing a few more women to step out into discussion on the forum concerning their experiences of community service provision and other local issues of interest. :)

Hi Fox 34-- I think that you will find that there quite a few women who post regularly, but are not quite as outspoken a some of our lovely men ! :-*  :twoface:
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Post by: ormegolf on October 07, 2013, 08:41:06 PM
Dave---didnt you have  a family connection in Llanelian.?
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Post by: DaveR on October 16, 2013, 10:28:10 AM
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Dave---didnt you have  a family connection in Llanelian.?
Yes, my Mum's side of the family are from there. My Grandfather worked on the Coed Coch Estate and my Grandmother ran the Post Office there back in the 1960s/70s.
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Post by: Rosy on November 06, 2013, 10:38:55 AM
Hello everyone! I am new here and looking forward to getting stuck in! I'll admit that I'm not actually a resident, only inquisitive, and hopefully to become a visitor in the near future! My grandfather was born in Llandudno and I am keen to find out more about the place and his past. There are currenltly many gaps! My son lives in Liverpool, so the trip is possible!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 06, 2013, 10:55:32 AM
Welcome Rosy, you have certainly come to the right place!  Enjoy! :D
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Post by: Hugo on November 06, 2013, 10:44:02 PM
Hope that you enjoy the forum Rosy, there are many old photos on here that will show Llandudno in your Grandfather's day.
If you want to know anything about where he lived etc etc post your request under genealogy and research and someone on the forum may be able to help
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Post by: Arobs on November 14, 2013, 09:48:33 AM
Hi, I'm new to this forum, hoping to move to the area very soon and become 4th generation of Roberts to live in Conwy.
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Post by: Ian on November 14, 2013, 09:54:10 AM
Welcome, Arobs. Pull up a virtual chair :-))
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Post by: Arobs on November 14, 2013, 09:57:02 AM
I fear this may take over my free time lol ;)
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Post by: DaveR on November 14, 2013, 10:01:26 AM
A warm welcome to another member of the Roberts clan!  $good$
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Post by: Arobs on November 14, 2013, 10:07:23 AM
Thanks :) hoping to find some long lost relatives who might still be in the area
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Post by: Fester on November 14, 2013, 11:48:28 PM
There's a fair chance, seeing as EVERYONE is called Roberts!

In fact, I have looked on my phone contacts, and I have added NINE of them in the last four years.

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Post by: thaithyme on December 16, 2013, 02:33:25 AM
Hi,
 This is my first post.
 Many, many years ago we lived in Llandudno way back in the 1940's.I want to school in West Shore, can remember getting the double decker tram to and from school,
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Post by: Ian on December 16, 2013, 07:26:21 AM
Good to see you posting, thaithyme.
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Post by: arthurlloyds on January 18, 2014, 01:22:53 PM
HI, Thank you for letting me enter this forum. I have never lived in Llandudno, but my mother  was brought up here ,. She was the youngest daughter of Arthur   and Maggie Statham , of The Rock Gardens , Queens road. My grandfather ran the nursery  selling alpines  and rock plants  as grown in the Happy valley .As a child we spent our holidays  there . often turning out in our night clothes  to listen to the band and hymn singing on a Sunday evening  on the prom . My uncle Roly Statham was the last member of the family to live in Llandudno.
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Post by: Kearsley Maghull on February 01, 2014, 12:42:29 PM
Working in the area for 6 - 8 months, just saying "Hello"

Maghull
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Post by: Kearsley Maghull on February 01, 2014, 12:44:46 PM
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There's a fair chance, seeing as EVERYONE is called Roberts!

In fact, I have looked on my phone contacts, and I have added NINE of them in the last four years.

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Post by: Hugo on February 02, 2014, 12:32:39 PM
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Working in the area for 6 - 8 months, just saying "Hello"

Maghull

Welcome to the area & hope that you enjoy your stay here,    Maghull reminds me of of when we travelled there to play football,  many years ago and after the game we always went to the Punchbowl Pub and we were there from when it opened until the time it closed.
Gordon West the Everton goalkeeper often served our drinks and always had a pint nearby for himself.   Saw Ian Gallaghan there once and he was drinking fruit juice as he always kept himself in good shape.
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Post by: infinityheating on February 10, 2014, 02:02:45 PM
Just saying Hello. Local plumbing and heating business, always interested on the goings on across the Three Towns area.
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Post by: born2run on February 12, 2014, 10:33:03 AM
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Working in the area for 6 - 8 months, just saying "Hello"

Maghull

Welcome to the area & hope that you enjoy your stay here,    Maghull reminds me of of when we travelled there to play football,  many years ago and after the game we always went to the Punchbowl Pub and we were there from when it opened until the time it closed.
Gordon West the Everton goalkeeper often served our drinks and always had a pint nearby for himself.   Saw Ian Gallaghan there once and he was drinking fruit juice as he always kept himself in good shape.

Gordan West was a great man, very funny and witty. I remember him saying 'If I had earned the money Rooney earns, I would have played for 2 years then buggered on a beach and drink!' Sadly he died a couple of years ago.
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Post by: Big Alan on February 12, 2014, 11:41:25 AM
'Honey West' as the Kop called him! Even presented him with a handbag before one derby match at Anfield!
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Post by: norman08 on February 25, 2014, 10:14:37 PM
thank you bri thought the name rang a bell ,shame he had a bad knee injury what a player ,he was born in blackpool signed for everton 400 a lot in them days, welcome karen.
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Post by: titus22 on March 19, 2014, 09:30:33 AM
Thanks for the effort. Greeting to everyone, hope we can exchange some great stuff here. $good$
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Post by: Ian on March 19, 2014, 10:05:20 AM
You're welcome, Titus. Hope you enjoy the place.
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Post by: Ian on March 20, 2014, 07:16:55 AM
I've moved the research questions into "Llandudno's early Families" in Genealogy and Research.
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Post by: A.L.N. (a local nobody) on April 12, 2014, 02:52:38 PM
Just to say Hello.

Having followed this forum for a long time I finally joined.

Have been a local resident for 15 years now having spent many happy holidays in the area in the sixties (what memories). In the "short time" I've lived here I've seen a lot of that History fall away. That's not a surprise as you can't live in the past. What is a suprise is the lack of any vision to replace it!

Word of explanation "a local nobody" or A.O.L is councilspeak for a resident who wants support for, or questions local activites.
Hence the plural "Those local nobodies" some people translate this as meaning voters.   
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Post by: Bellringer on April 12, 2014, 09:59:49 PM
Nice one A.L.N.

Welcome to the Forum.
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Post by: lizcj on July 11, 2014, 07:14:29 AM
Hi, I discovered this forum last night as my mum is a family history fanatic (I think she plans to join soon too) In the photos section, I met my Great Taid and saw my Great Aunt as a little girl, fabulous, looking forward to trawling through more. I'm not a Llanduno girl but my Grandad was deeply rooted in the town ( though he quife liked Mold for a beer as long as it was Ansells Ale!)
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Post by: Ian on July 11, 2014, 07:17:24 AM
Nice to have you on board, lizcj.
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Post by: matty48 on October 23, 2014, 12:11:49 PM
LLandudno has a special place in my heart and memories.  Me and my wife visited countless times over the years.  Unfortunately my wife passed away 3 years ago, but the memories remain.  Looking forward to being a part of what looks to be a great community.  Cheers.
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Post by: SteveH on October 23, 2014, 12:20:54 PM
Hi Matty.    Welcome....look forward to future chats.. $good$
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Post by: DaveR on October 23, 2014, 04:11:24 PM
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LLandudno has a special place in my heart and memories.  Me and my wife visited countless times over the years.  Unfortunately my wife passed away 3 years ago, but the memories remain.  Looking forward to being a part of what looks to be a great community.  Cheers.
That's lovely to hear. Welcome to the Forum.
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Post by: hollins on October 23, 2014, 09:04:04 PM
Matty48, Hope you will continue to have good memories and happy times in Llandudno and on this forum.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 24, 2014, 09:23:47 AM
A thousand Welcomes to matty48 and also roydun who I also notice has joined our ranks. 
 ZXZ
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Post by: snowcap on October 24, 2014, 10:41:27 PM
warm welcome to both
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Post by: Yorkie on October 25, 2014, 02:14:49 PM
A zero welcome to Alan Bowman, plus interest. $angry$
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Post by: SteveH on October 25, 2014, 03:38:21 PM
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A zero welcome to Alan Bowman, plus interest. $angry$

I think Ian has just given him the "interest" he deserved.... $good$
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Post by: jroberts1960 on November 05, 2014, 06:57:44 AM
Formal introductions a must. Hello everyone. Jim and Maureen here previously of Trinity Ave and now living in the Brecons. Hello to our old neighbours if you are reading this.
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Post by: Ian on November 05, 2014, 07:04:31 AM
Nice to have you here, both.  Hope you like the place.
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Post by: Spleen on November 25, 2014, 09:21:34 PM
Hello
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Post by: Wrinkly48 on March 26, 2015, 08:06:31 PM
We plan to become residents in the next year or so, but I've loved Llandudno and the whole area since a school trip many years ago. We subsequently had several family holidays. Now that we largely live on a narrowboat based near to Nantwich, my wife regularly agrees to us having a "fix" of Llandudno.
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Post by: JoshW on April 19, 2015, 09:44:01 AM
Hello
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Post by: Ian on April 19, 2015, 10:15:31 AM
Hi, Josh.
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Post by: Bellyfloptv on May 29, 2015, 10:27:49 AM
hello! Jonathan here, I'm filming something next week in the Llandudno area and had a visit this week. I was impressed in what a well presented destination it is, so look forward to coming back!
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Post by: Wynnedc on June 14, 2015, 08:12:12 PM

Hello everyone

I am new to the forum. Born in Colwyn Bay in 1948, I lived in Mill Street, Llanddulas and attended Llanddulas school and St Joseph's in Colwyn Bay. In about 1955 I moved with my family to Worcestershire where I still live

My father was Bertie Davies born in Carnarvon in 1923. One of Dad's sisters was Jane Elizabeth Davies, who I believe married Edward Goodey Jones. Their son is my cousin. Another of Dad's sisters is still alive and living in Old Colwyn.

I have been away from the area for 60 years so would be very interested to know if anyone has any information about members of my family. Many thanks.


Chris Wynne-Davies


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Post by: SteveH on June 14, 2015, 08:27:28 PM
Hi. W.  Welcome and  $.... $good$
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Post by: Hugo on June 14, 2015, 10:49:54 PM
If he's the same Edward Goodey Jones then he was a very well known local character.  He was known as Ted Yr Ogof on account of the fact that his ancestors lived in a cave on the Great Orme.
Ted was a lovely guy and sadly died on the promenade in Llandudno at an early age and there is a memorial to him near the spot where he died.       His son, Ed Jones is actually a forum member on here and there is plenty of info about the family in Geneology and Research on here.   Have a look under the title "Jones Family"  and I think there is more info under Miriam Yr Ogof too

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Post by: Wynnedc on June 15, 2015, 06:53:18 AM

Thanks very much. I'll follow this up. Best wishes.

Chris
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Post by: Ian on June 15, 2015, 08:07:38 AM
Chris: you only need to make a post once anywhere in here, for everyone to see it. I've deleted the other two duplicate posts you made and merged this one into the Welcome topic. Thanks.
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Post by: emma silk on June 18, 2015, 11:27:42 AM
Hi, I'm very sorry it's taken such a long time to introduce myself. I didn't have a computer for a while and don't have much spare time. I've finally looked through the forum and found it really interesting, I've been reading things out to my mum who is not of good health and she always has a comment to make as she is a local historian. I've been a member for a while but jumped straight into a couple of your postings as I noticed members talking about my mum's family. Her family are mostly from Conwy, LLandudno and LLangwstenin. I am trying to do my family tree but always get stuck as my mother's maternal and paternal families have the same names and lived next to each other on the Great Orme, Llandudno and Conwy, so I get them mixed up.  The forum has really been a great help. By the way Edward Goodey Jones was my mum's uncle, her mothers brother. Many thanks Elizabeth :)
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Post by: Jelly Baby on August 09, 2015, 11:57:08 AM
I've been a bit slack in not introducing myself, so I'd better make up for it! I was born in Bangor, grew up until the age of 7 in Penrhynside and then moved to Llandudno. I have now been a resident of beautiful Tasmania for the past 10 years, but the previous 30 were spent in Brisbane, in sunny Queensland. Huh, sunny it might be, but they don't warn you about the humidity! Our bit of Tassie enjoys a very Llandudno-like climate, where winds feature very prominently! 8) But when it is good, it is very, very good!
I've been piecing together our Family Tree since I was a teenager, but thankfully, the internet has made things so much easier (not to mention cheaper!) now. Except when the winds get so blustery it blows the typeface off the dratted keyboard!!  :rage:
I went to Bodafon and John Bright's (when it was still a Grammar school!) but I give the greatest credit to Mr Stanley Mason, our Headmaster at Bodafon, for instilling a love of learning that has never left me. That man was a brilliant teacher, way ahead of his time.
As can be gathered from the above, I'm no spring chook, having been born a century ago - well last century anyway! But you know what they say, oldies have the best memories!
I have just come into some amazing photos of days of yore and I'm making concerted efforts to find out more about the folk in them - so expect to see a few more in the weeks ahead! Hopefully someone out there can help uncover their names so we can remember them properly!
Oops! Should this have been posted here?  :-[ Hopefully Ian or Dave could re-position me as appropriate?
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Post by: Hugo on August 09, 2015, 03:29:44 PM
I believe that Stanley Mason was the last headmaster to live in the school house next to the school.   His son Alwyn, a friend of mine was teling me about living in the school house when he was a young boy.
Bodafon School still has a good reputation for education and what a superb view of the town from the school playground.    The old Victorian   letterbox is still in the wall of the school house as it was when you were there.
The school house is now in private ownership after being sold by Mostyn Estates in 1990
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Post by: Jelly Baby on August 10, 2015, 01:14:45 PM
I thought all the Mason boys had names starting with K?! Keith was in my year at Bodafon. We used to go for Nature Rambles and played cricket up on the mountain past Pant-y-Wenol. There was no stupid PC business in those days, both girls and boys bowled and batted. Once when we were playing cricket in the boys' yard, I went in to bat and Mr Mason bowled a very high ball which sailed straight over my head and landed firmly on the bails! Out for a duck, I was - but I've never seem such exquisitely timed perfection! If only the Australian cricket team could have played like that, they'd be bringing the Ashes back - instead of bringing their reputations back in ashes!!  L0L
Thanks for the lovely photo - brought a lump to my throat it did!
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Post by: Hugo on August 10, 2015, 01:50:17 PM
I only know Alwyn and didn't realise the Bodafon connection until he mentioned his father and his time living in the school house.   Alwyn must be in his late 50's but I'm not sure of his exact age.
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Post by: Cambrian on August 10, 2015, 04:27:23 PM
I remember Dr Kevin Mason.  A museum professional, became Assistant Director for North Wales of the former Council of Museums in Wales.  He subsequently became director of the Bodelwyddan Castle Trust.  As far as I know he is still there.
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Post by: Scoobyagriff12 on September 10, 2015, 02:38:26 PM
Hey, thanks for the approval, this is going to be really useful to me and i'm hoping i'll be able to contribute too  :D
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Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2015, 04:27:31 PM
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I thought all the Mason boys had names starting with K?! Keith was in my year at Bodafon.

i saw Alwyn about 2 weeks ago when he was working in the area.   Alwyn said that there were five brothers,  Keith, Kevin, Alwyn and Adrian but I've forgotten the name of the 5th one! 
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Post by: Monica on November 29, 2015, 10:59:38 AM
Hi - I have just joined the forum as I am hoping to retire to Llandudno.    I am useless on computer so don't know how I will fare on the site. I typed in "retiring" on the search box and 'simple machines' keep coming up and not sure what that is about.   Can you point me in the direction of people who have retired to Llandudno so I can read their views.   Thanks so much
 :rage:
Monica
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Post by: Hugo on November 29, 2015, 01:01:46 PM
Welcome to the forum Monica,  Llandudno is a beautiful place to live in and I'm sure that you'll enjoy it here when you retire.

Have a look at "Ask a local" and then scroll down to "Thinking of moving to the area"  and you may get some info there.

I'm useless on the computer too but the Admins here  Ian and DaveR  will help you with any problems as will the other forum members who are good with IT

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Post by: hiraeth on December 14, 2015, 09:17:39 PM
I'm so pleased to be here. I lived in Bryn Pydew for about 30 years with a small gap in the middle. My children all had some of their growing up years there and my youngest son was born in Old Swan. I worked at Llandudno and Conwy hospitals. I loved walks around  Pydew especially Bodysgallen woods. I  loved  days walking in Snowdonia. I now live in dead flat Norfolk hence the 'hiraeth!'
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Post by: squiggle on December 18, 2015, 03:06:16 AM
The only thing I remember about Mr Mason, headmaster of Bodafon was feeling aggrieved with him over a goal I thought our school had scored. I think it was initially awarded but after a debate between him and Mr Williams, my headmaster at Glanwydden, the ball's flight path was judged to be such that it would have gone over the crossbar - if we had such things...
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Post by: mrsides on January 20, 2016, 12:34:01 PM
Hello

Im new today, just thought it polite to say Hello

Mark

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Post by: Chompy78 on January 20, 2016, 08:24:47 PM
Hello everyone. I've just moved here with the Wife and Baby. The Mrs is originally from here, and her family have lived here for a few generations.

John
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Post by: Midmarion on February 21, 2016, 01:25:19 AM
Hello. Been a member for quite a while but just been a guest for a long time. It's good to get up to the minute news of happenings in Llandudno and hope to be able to contribute from time to time.
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Post by: BertyBasset on March 23, 2016, 12:02:40 AM
Hi. From Caernarfon, but love visiting Llandudno. Am particularly interested in the caves and mines of the two Ormes, industrial archaeology, landscape, geography and things in general!
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Post by: Hugo on March 23, 2016, 07:51:28 AM
Welcome to the forum Berty,   The Great Orme Exploration Society has a good website to look at and has some great photos of the mines on the Orme
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Post by: chrisart on July 09, 2016, 02:14:28 AM
Thank you for adding me.  Im researching my grandma who is proving difficult to find so thank you for the ability to search through here too.
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Post by: Ian on July 09, 2016, 08:22:49 AM
Welcome aboard, Chris.
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Post by: Hugo on July 09, 2016, 11:19:16 AM
Welcome to the forum Chris.    I hope that you can find some information about your Grandma and if you post something under Genealogy and Research then someone may be able to help you.
We have the Conwy Archives in Llandudno and there may be something there that can help you to find out more.
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Post by: Fester on July 09, 2016, 01:37:26 PM
Welcome ChrisArt.
I think I saw her outside the Boulevard nightclub last night.
She'd been thrown out for fighting,  at least I think it was her?
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Post by: Brightskyes on August 18, 2016, 02:29:54 PM
Hi, l am new on here, l have loved reading all the posts. I live in Birmingham, but love Llandudno and enjoy reading all about it. Hoping to live there one day.  Have a great day everyone.
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Post by: Brightskyes on August 18, 2016, 02:44:59 PM
Got say to just how friendly all the people are  (well,  99% are) l got talking to many people as l was in Llandudno to check out,  shops, transport links, etc.,  longterm rentals ,  etc., etc.,  and everyone made me feel welcome wherever l went. So nice.
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Post by: Ian on August 18, 2016, 02:56:26 PM
Glad you like the place.
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Post by: barry b on September 06, 2016, 09:13:01 AM
hi-im barry- my wife and myself and also the dog marley often visit the llandudno area from wrexham-it might be just a visit to the beach-a bit of walking or i might come down for a paddle with my kayak-best wishes to all :)
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Post by: Ian on September 06, 2016, 12:03:41 PM
Hi, Barry. D'you come here often?
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Post by: barry b on September 07, 2016, 07:43:53 AM
try and get to the area at least once a month--often more-when we moved up from the south we thought about buying a house in the llandudno area but settled for wrexham for the time being because of work-- im sure im wearing grooves in the A 55 though-lol
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Post by: Ian on September 07, 2016, 07:49:48 AM
Plenty of folk on here will be able to help if you decide to move into this area. Hope you enjoy this place.
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Post by: Moelycrio on January 13, 2017, 09:23:24 PM
Hello!
Met my wife in Llandudno a few years ago and we lived on Lloyd Street for a while. Now looking to move back as we love the area and think its ideal to bring our two young children up. Any views on house prices or schools welcome. If you have a 4 bed semi/detached that doesnt need much work then get in touch.

Thanks, Stuart
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Post by: mondie on March 08, 2017, 11:26:49 PM
Hello three towners,

I joined up a couple of days ago to do some reading on your forum which is full of useful info. We are contemplating accepting a job in Deganwy which would likely see us looking to settle in Llandudno. Looks like a fantastic area with a lot to offer, will have to me make a decision on our future in the next week or so. I might start a separate thread on the area with some questions rather than clutter this welcome thread.

Cheers all,
Simon
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Post by: SteveH on March 09, 2017, 12:09:22 AM
Hello and welcome, ask away............ $good$
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Post by: DaveR on March 09, 2017, 09:37:46 AM
Welcome to the Forum. Feel free to ask away!  $good$
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Post by: mondie on March 09, 2017, 04:23:33 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome Steve and Dave, I have started a thread here:

http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=12.0 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=12.0)
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Post by: Jeff Gill on March 28, 2017, 04:56:01 PM
Hello. Im an American. My wife is from South Wales. Weve lived in Conwy since December 2000 and love it here. This year Im helping to facilitate a project gathering and archiving the town of Conwys food heritage (http://pogim.org/food/ (http://pogim.org/food/)).  I stumbled across this forum when Google showed me DaveRs Pubs of Conwy topic. Thanks for having me in!
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Post by: Ian on March 28, 2017, 04:59:25 PM
Which part of the States, Jeff?
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Post by: Jeff Gill on March 30, 2017, 11:13:51 AM
Tucson, Arizona.
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Post by: Ian on March 30, 2017, 11:47:42 AM
Hot down there.
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Post by: Jeff Gill on March 31, 2017, 12:44:57 PM
Yep! I definitely prefer the weather here.
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Post by: DaveR on April 04, 2017, 10:44:41 AM
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Hello. Im an American. My wife is from South Wales. Weve lived in Conwy since December 2000 and love it here. This year Im helping to facilitate a project gathering and archiving the town of Conwys food heritage (http://pogim.org/food/ (http://pogim.org/food/)).  I stumbled across this forum when Google showed me DaveRs Pubs of Conwy topic. Thanks for having me in!
Welcome to the Forum, Jeff.  $good$
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Post by: daisy on April 10, 2017, 11:46:56 AM
hey all,
I am pondering a move from Cheshire to the area later this year or early next, so just digging around to try and see whats happening there and which area to base in :)
Interests include beach, mountains, walking, camping, music,local events and cinema.
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Post by: daisy on April 10, 2017, 11:50:39 AM
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Hello. Im an American. My wife is from South Wales. Weve lived in Conwy since December 2000 and love it here. This year Im helping to facilitate a project gathering and archiving the town of Conwys food heritage (http://pogim.org/food/ (http://pogim.org/food/)).  I stumbled across this forum when Google showed me DaveRs Pubs of Conwy topic. Thanks for having me in!

this looks good, I am also a foodie and into heritage and traditional recipes and also 'peasant food'! :)
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Post by: llionllan on May 01, 2017, 12:16:30 AM

Hi and thanks for having me. From Ffestiniog but living in Mochdre past 3 yrs. Was Googling Pydew, after going for a walk up there and your site came up. Into walking, mine exploring and anything to do with the history of where I am...or have been. Hope to gleam some info from your site :)
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Post by: Ian on May 01, 2017, 08:29:28 AM
Good to have you join.  If you're into mine exploring you might give GOES a try.

http://www.goes.org.uk/ (http://www.goes.org.uk/)
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Post by: llionllan on May 04, 2017, 10:29:35 PM
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Good to have you join.  If you're into mine exploring you might give GOES a try.

http://www.goes.org.uk/ (http://www.goes.org.uk/)

 Thank you  :)  We have been meaning to get under the Orme for a while now...must do something about it soon...some of the gang know a couple of GOES members  ;)
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Post by: conwytownorchestra on July 07, 2017, 03:49:41 PM
Hello, just set up this account to keep people informed of upcoming concerts etc. for the Conwy Town Orchestra. Previously known as the Conwy Ensemble we changed our name this year after being adopted by Conwy Town Council.

The first concert under our new name is coming up on the 22nd July. We'll post more details in the correct section.
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Post by: SteveH on July 07, 2017, 04:57:36 PM
Hello and welcome, look forward to hearing more details.....  $good$
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Post by: Ian on July 07, 2017, 07:25:49 PM
Great news.  D'you have a website?
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Post by: conwytownorchestra on July 09, 2017, 10:51:16 PM
Hi Ian, yes we do - http://www.conwytownorchestra.org.uk (http://www.conwytownorchestra.org.uk)
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Post by: Ian on July 10, 2017, 08:58:00 AM
Excellent. Might come to the next concert - Sat 22nd July at St John's.
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Post by: Robbie G on August 18, 2017, 08:03:44 PM
Hello pleased to be able to join in the forum , hope I can continue  to read the various topics and add a comment on occasions ,  Chees Robbie G
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Post by: Ian on August 19, 2017, 08:20:14 AM
Welcome aboard, Robbie.
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Post by: Vermilion on September 14, 2017, 10:25:23 AM
Hello!
I feel like a bit of an imposter as I'm not from the area but my husband is and it's his family tree that I'm investigating.

See you in the family history section.. :)
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Post by: Ian on September 14, 2017, 11:31:15 AM
Welcome to the 3Ts.
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Post by: A 7 A on June 03, 2018, 07:44:21 PM
Hi to everyone

Just joined today, the wife and I love Llandudno and have been visiting at least five or six times a year since 1985 the first trip was our honeymoon lol
Both hard working hairdressers/ barbers for 35 years seven days a week a lot of that time

Am hoping to move here very soon for a slower pace of life as my wife is a breast cancer survivor 4 years
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Post by: SteveH on June 03, 2018, 08:26:43 PM
Hello and welcome to the Forum.............   :D
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Post by: Ian on June 04, 2018, 08:05:30 AM
Good to hear about your wife, A7A, and good to have you in here. I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by: A 7 A on June 04, 2018, 06:33:35 PM
Thanks

Some great info here, I especialy enjoyed looking at the old photos of the hotels from the past :D