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The Local => Ask a Local => Topic started by: Llechwedd on October 19, 2010, 12:09:18 PM

Title: Questions about people
Post by: Llechwedd on October 19, 2010, 12:09:18 PM
Anyone know what happened to the Modell family?  Mr Modell was the Rabbi at the synagogue in Church Walks in the 50's.  Susan attended St. George's School.  I think they moved to Bristol but it's a vague memory
Title: Re: Susan Modell
Post by: Alice on October 19, 2010, 12:41:18 PM
Sorry cant help, it was before my time I was in St Georges in the 60s ....
Title: Re: Susan Modell
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 04:03:36 PM
I believe this was the synagogue. It's now used as a retreat centre.
Title: Re: Susan Modell
Post by: Yorkie on October 19, 2010, 04:34:40 PM
Trojan - your belief is correct, it was indeed the Synagog!  Shalom!    :Sisyphus:

(NB to Ian - Can we have a Star of David smiley please?)
Title: Questions about people?
Post by: Ian on February 10, 2011, 07:59:32 AM
Trying to find someone or have a question about someone living or working in the area? Post it in here.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Bellringer on February 21, 2011, 04:20:53 PM
Miss Heaton

I have had a request about an elderly lady known only as Miss Heaton at this stage, but who is believed to live in Llandudno. Her late brother returned from Zimbabwe about 10 years ago and he possibly had some connection with bell ringing there.

If anyone can help, I shall be grateful as this enquiry is related to the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the Zimbabwe Guild of Church Bell Ringers to be held in Reading. Ringing is not possible at Harare Cathedral because the ringers there have been locked out of their tower for more than two years now.

Stan
Title: Waldini at Happy Valley
Post by: DaveR on March 21, 2011, 08:10:55 AM
I've been contacted by someone whose Father was a member of Waldini's band at Happy Valley and they were wondering if there was any footage of them performing available anywhere? I couldn't think of any or even of many still photos, to be honest. If anyone knows different, please let us know.  $thanx$
Title: Re: Waldini at Happy Valley
Post by: Yorkie on March 21, 2011, 11:39:21 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Waldini_at_Happy_Valley_Llandudno_c.1956.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Waldini_at_Happy_Valley_Llandudno_c.1956.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldini)

http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=55.msg242#msg242 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=55.msg242#msg242)
Title: Re: Waldini at Happy Valley
Post by: DaveR on March 21, 2011, 12:26:58 PM
Well done for finding them, I will add the two photos into the Forum Gallery with the necessary attribution.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Orme Vixen on April 13, 2011, 04:40:10 PM
One of my great grand parents lived in a house named Grassendale in Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno.  I have walked up and down the street but cannot see it anywhere.   Can anyone help in locating it please, even if it has had a name change.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Hugo on April 13, 2011, 05:30:43 PM
Orme Vixen, the Conwy Archives in Lloyd Street has Street indexes for many years going back to 1911 and these Street indexes also list People's names alphabetically in them.  If you look for the names of either one of your G G Grandparents it might tell you where they lived. Alternatively look at the houses in Mostyn Avenue and see if you can see the name Grassingdale and that will give you the location.
Suepp has a 1929 Street Index and she has been great in locating info quickly so perhaps she may be able to find something for you.  I'm hoping to be in Llandudno tomorrow so I'll have a look for you if you haven't had the answer already.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: suepp on April 13, 2011, 05:36:53 PM
Orme Vixen, Grassendale was number 50 Mostyn Avenue in 1929, the home of  R.C.Baxter, Draper. Looking at Google earth it seems to have been converted into flats, and where the front door was is now a window.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Hugo on April 13, 2011, 05:52:24 PM
That was quick Suepp.

   &well&
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Orme Vixen on April 13, 2011, 06:03:48 PM
Very quick service, thank you very much.    $thanx$
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 06:10:58 PM
Welcome to the forum Orme Vixen.  :)
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Orme Vixen on April 13, 2011, 06:14:19 PM
Thank you Trojan
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Trojan on April 13, 2011, 06:16:25 PM
I always get my man  :-*
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: suepp on April 13, 2011, 06:36:05 PM
I now  keep my directory open by the side of my keyboard Hugo, it's starting to look a little bedraggled!
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Micox on May 17, 2011, 09:35:38 PM
Its nasty to have a bedraggled directory Suepp, I'm told the Brazilians have the answer.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Llechwedd on May 18, 2011, 04:34:11 PM
Anyone remember "Paddy" who used to ealk up and down the pier carrying a large basket with seafood for sale in it c. 70's
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Paddy on May 18, 2011, 09:14:17 PM
Llecwedd, I vaguely remember him but I was very young. When I was a bit older (early 80s) there was a chap going round the pubs with a similar basket selling cockles, mussels, prawns etc.

Could it have been the same person?
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Trojan on May 18, 2011, 10:37:53 PM
I remember a "Paddy" - mid 70's early 80's. Slim build, brown hair, thin face with a boxers' nose. He'd often wear brown trousers with a red bomber jacket.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Llechwedd on May 19, 2011, 12:20:35 PM
Yes that's him although I don't remember the bomber jacket.  he was short, weather beaten.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Trojan on May 19, 2011, 03:44:26 PM
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Yes that's him although I don't remember the bomber jacket.  he was short, weather beaten.

I think the jacket was from Horesh.  :laugh:

I'm not sure what became of him - maybe he went "back home".
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Llechwedd on May 20, 2011, 01:16:37 PM
Horesh!  Gosh that takes me back.  My brother's favourite shop - Ben Sherman etc.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 01:45:07 AM
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Horesh!  Gosh that takes me back.  My brother's favourite shop - Ben Sherman etc.

Brutus jeans........

(Click link below)

hores quality clothing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79242264@N00/3398902394/#) (the 'h' disappeared after it closed down)  

:laugh:
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Fester on May 22, 2011, 01:48:24 AM
I used to be an aquaintance of the man who owned the name of Brutus Jeans... Mr Ernie Sheldon.

Ernie could put his beer away, and he knew how to protect his brand..  A good guy.

I bet he (or his family) still own the rights to Brutus.
Title: Re: Questions about people?
Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 01:52:50 AM
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I used to be an aquaintance of the man who owned the name of Brutus Jeans... Mr Ernie Sheldon.

Ernie could put his beer away, and he knew how to protect his brand..  A good guy.

I bet he (or his family) still own the rights to Brutus.

I'll never forget the 70's television advertisements:

Brutus Jeans "Jeans On" Television Advert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmJ3Lo4FBQw#)
Title: Chris Draper Local Historian of Penrhyn Bay
Post by: pboulton on September 23, 2011, 07:12:22 PM
Hi
Could someone please help me. I need a contact no or email for Chris Drayer as I wish to ask him if he would be willing to research the history of our house as we have recently moved to the area. Many Thanks and Best Wishes. Paul
Title: Re: Chris Draper Local Historian of Penrhyn Bay
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 23, 2011, 07:56:38 PM
Is that Chris Drayer or the local historian and author, Chris Draper?
Title: Re: Chris Draper Local Historian of Penrhyn Bay
Post by: Hugo on September 24, 2011, 09:17:28 AM
Chris Draper the author and historian lives in Penrhyn Bay and there is a C Draper from Penrhyn Bay in the phone book.
I can't confirm that this is the same person but you could try phoning that number and find out. 
Title: Re: Chris Draper Local Historian of Penrhyn Bay
Post by: Bri Roberts on September 24, 2011, 10:20:46 AM
Hugo, that is exactly what I thought but one would have expected pboulton to have first checked the BT phonebook before posting on here.

That is why I think it is C Drayer being sought.
Title: Re: Chris Draper Local Historian of Penrhyn Bay
Post by: Hugo on September 24, 2011, 10:56:59 AM
Perhaps Paul will confirm the correct surname and then we may be able to get the info for him.
Title: Re: Chris Draper Local Historian of Penrhyn Bay
Post by: Michael on September 24, 2011, 09:24:24 PM
As this thread is entitled "Chris DRAPER" right from the original post, I think the first poster must have made a typing error---he got it right the first time.
Title: Re: Chris Draper Local Historian of Penrhyn Bay
Post by: DaveR on September 24, 2011, 09:56:26 PM
As risk of sounding like a football chant...there's only onnnnnne Chris Draper!
Title: TERRY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Post by: joness62 on November 20, 2011, 08:14:44 PM
Hi, Does anyone know how to get in touch with Terry Taylor, he was  a photographer in Craig-y-don
in the late 70's, his shop was on Clarence road if i remember correctly. I'm trying to get a copy of my wedding photo but nobody will do it as Terry has his copyright stamp on the back of them. Hope somebody can help.!!!!!!
Title: Re: TERRY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Post by: Pendragon on November 20, 2011, 09:00:52 PM
Hia Joness62 could you scan the photo?
Title: Re: TERRY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 20, 2011, 09:13:15 PM
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Hi, Does anyone know how to get in touch with Terry Taylor, he was  a photographer in Craig-y-don
in the late 70's, his shop was on Clarence road if i remember correctly. I'm trying to get a copy of my wedding photo but nobody will do it as Terry has his copyright stamp on the back of them. Hope somebody can help.!!!!!!

The NWWN might do it, they allegedly don't seem to worry about copyright  ;D  (only joking, I would scan it for personal use only)
Title: Re: TERRY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Post by: hollins on November 20, 2011, 09:27:36 PM
I don't know if this is the same one but I did a google search and it came up with,
Terance Taylor 01492 876263   21 Clarence Road
and
Martin Taylor 01492 544302 1 Marine Terrace Penrhyn Bay

(both photographers)
Title: Re: TERRY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Post by: Bri Roberts on November 20, 2011, 10:24:55 PM
As a last resort, you can always call into the North Wales Badminton Centre in Deganwy one evening to make enquiries as I believe Terry is still involved in that sport as he has been for many decades.
Title: Re: TERRY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Post by: DaveR on November 20, 2011, 10:28:12 PM
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Hi, Does anyone know how to get in touch with Terry Taylor, he was  a photographer in Craig-y-don
in the late 70's, his shop was on Clarence road if i remember correctly. I'm trying to get a copy of my wedding photo but nobody will do it as Terry has his copyright stamp on the back of them. Hope somebody can help.!!!!!!

The NWWN might do it, they allegedly don't seem to worry about copyright  ;D  (only joking, I would scan it for personal use only)
Indeed. If you paid for the photos, you're entitled to make copies of them for your own use. Why would a wedding photographer wish to retain the copyright anyway, no-one would be interested in them apart from family surely?
Title: Re: TERRY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Post by: Fester on November 20, 2011, 10:34:28 PM
I have received information from on high!!  (well, from three doors up the street)

He who knows ALL things and ALL People in Llandudno, says...

Make your way to Molly's Cafe (by The Train Station) at 8am each day, and you will find Terry Taylor!

Title: Re: TERRY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHER
Post by: joness62 on November 21, 2011, 07:35:29 PM
Thank you everbody for your reply's, it looks like i'm off to play badminton then to the cafe for breakfast but will try the phone number as well, Thanks again.
Title: Richard Sutton
Post by: Nigel H on April 28, 2012, 07:51:20 AM
Good Morning,
This is a bit of a long shot!
I am researching the history of a Mini Cooper S. It was first registered in 1969 to a Richard Sutton of Llandudno.
Does anyone know him?
Kind Regards
Nigel
Title: Re: Richard Sutton
Post by: Nemesis on April 28, 2012, 08:28:52 AM
Hi Nigel,
There used to be a Mini club locally called Welsh Rarebits-- we were members when we still had Classic Minis. There are still Minis in the area with the logo on the windscreen---perhaps you could find a member who knew Richard Sutton through them.  That is if the club is still active.
Good Luck
Nemesis
Title: Re: Richard Sutton
Post by: Dwyforite on April 28, 2012, 01:37:12 PM
Richard Sutton/sooty lives on the estate at the back of the links on conway road,if you approach from deganwy side and turn left onto the estate from conway road,he lives in the second or third house on the left. i believe Richy is the designated historian for this site
Title: Re: Richard Sutton
Post by: Nigel H on April 28, 2012, 07:46:12 PM
Many thanks for the information.
I will follow up the mini car club and see if anyone knows him.
I'm afraid I live in Devon, so it will be a bit difficult to pop round to Conway Rd! So if anyone is going that way could you see if he lives where Dwyforite says?
I've spent the last 6 months rebuilding the Cooper S and recon I have another 4 months to go.
Richard Sutton bought the car on 1/8/1969 then sold it to Stella? Anne Morris of Conway Rd Llandudno in the early '70s. She then sold it to David Jones of Mill Drive Colwyn Bay on the 1/2/1977. The car then moved in 1980 to Rhosneigr.
Any way many thanks again for the leads.
Regards
Nigel
Title: Re: Richard Sutton
Post by: Karen and Derek on April 29, 2012, 08:40:00 PM
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Richard Sutton/sooty lives on the estate at the back of the links on conway road,if you approach from deganwy side and turn left onto the estate from conway road,he lives in the second or third house on the left. i believe Richy is the designated historian for this site

Lon Gwalia. That's where I grew up.

Karen.
Title: Re: Richard Sutton
Post by: Nigel H on April 30, 2012, 08:34:22 AM
Many thanks to you all. Richard has been in touch!
He was the owner of the mini, which is great. He is sending me information regarding its history.
Again thank you.
Kind regards
Nigel
Title: Lady Agnes 1896
Post by: Debbie on June 18, 2012, 02:03:00 PM
Hi,

Would anyone have an image of The Lady Agnes 1896 I could use as part of the summer maritime exhibition at Llandudno Museum please?

Or know where there might be one?

Full credit will be given.

Thanks,

Debbie       
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: llandudnotrust on September 05, 2012, 01:16:28 PM
Anyone got a cotact number for the "Sick Bath Man" he repairs sinks and baths ??

Many thanks
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: masseycheryl on June 13, 2013, 05:05:56 PM
Hi I am new.
I am wondering if anyone has some old photos of dyffryn road school pupils during the early 1940,s
My mum lived in kings road llandudno and she has no childhood photos her name is Laura Massey nee Thomas . I would be great full if anyone remembers her and has any photo,s as she now has dementia so doesn't remember what happened 5 mins ago but remembers her childhood clearly. I would really like to be able to show her some photos as I now she would enjoy a good chat about who she knew .
Any Info would be great.
Cheryl
Title: Re: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 13, 2013, 07:37:34 PM
Welcome Cheryl.

I am sorry to hear about your Mum.

This photo is not quite 1940 but Mum may recognise some of the boys who were born around that year.

.
Title: Re: Re: Welcome!
Post by: masseycheryl on June 20, 2013, 09:53:33 PM
Thanks for the photo I will try and print it off to show her. Màny thanks
Title: Re: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bri Roberts on June 20, 2013, 10:34:23 PM
Please do.

I have some names to help if Mum is stuck.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Micox on July 13, 2013, 06:23:59 PM
 ???Hi Bri.
Tantilising. I know John Holmes, John Pritchard, and one of the Roberts brothers. The rest are also my generation and I recognise some faces and should know them but they have fallen through the holes in my brain! I don't know the strip either.

Can you help pleeeease?

 :-X Mike.
Title: Dyffryn Road Football Team 1950-51
Post by: Bri Roberts on July 13, 2013, 07:50:30 PM
Mike, I thought you may have got Archie Kipling and Colin Mullin?

The full team in no particular order is:

John Holmes, John Pritchard, Archie Kipling, Colin Mullin, P Owen, D Brookes, M Jones, J Stockton, E Hughes, J Pritchard and L Henson.

P.S. - That was your first post, Mike, for six months. Have you been poorly?
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Micox on July 14, 2013, 05:30:54 PM
Hi Bri.

Missed Archie because I was looking for Tommy and Woggsy (Collin Mullen) because I would have been looking for Gary. Which dates me as one or two years older than most of those there. I wouldn't have recognised Les although the Henson twins were a regular part of our Kings Road/Dyffryn Road gang. John Holmes was frequently with us although Marie was nearer my age.

A few years ago when we were home on holiday I managed to get into the archives in the old Lloyd Street School. I had a look at the old school registers for my time in Dyffryn Road (and a spell in Lloyd Street). I was amazed and ashamed at how many names I had completely forgotten. I could have spent the whole holiday there! I did promise myself more research there sometime to build a social history of the West Shore Council Houses but so far it's gone the way of many similar promises.

Thanks for your concern but I have been peeking from time to time and generally, I'm fine and have been very busy with voluntary work campaigning for disability rights. I've seen some interesting topics and lovely photos but mainly they're outside my experience.

Mike.   $walesflag$     
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Bri Roberts on July 14, 2013, 07:36:14 PM
It is good to hear you are keeping well.

Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: dmr on October 21, 2013, 03:55:31 PM
Does anyone remember Miss Williams who was an infant teacher at Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd in late 1960s or early 1970s? I have very fond memories of her.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Rosy on November 13, 2013, 03:43:03 PM
Does anyone know where it was Carmen Sylva stayed when she visited Llandudno? Internet searchs drawing  blank ... :(
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: DaveR on November 13, 2013, 04:11:23 PM
She stayed at the Marine Hotel.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Rosy on November 18, 2013, 10:11:24 AM
Thanks Dave!

(What a woman. And what a life! - 'hardd, hafan, hedd' indeed! $walesflag$)
Title: WALDINI / MAUREEN EVANS
Post by: roy on December 02, 2013, 05:08:05 PM
Some time ago one of your members said they had had the good fortune to buy a cine tape at a boot sale including Waldini Gypsy band in 1956.
I'm married to Maureen Evans and would love to get a copy.
(I have a video of a reunion which included a number of band members --- which I would happily make available)

Have you got that 1956 cine? Or any other relevant film for 1955,1956 or 1957?
Please help
Roy
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Bri Roberts on December 02, 2013, 06:06:42 PM
Is this link any help, Roy?

http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,55.msg64291.html#msg64291 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,55.msg64291.html#msg64291)

I may be able to put you in touch with Craig Ollerton, if you wish.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: iain789 on February 21, 2014, 11:39:09 PM
Hi people,  do any of you people remember the bailey family frin the orme.
And reg bailey who was a boat builder/ joiner
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Quiggs on February 22, 2014, 03:11:30 PM
There is a Reg Bailey living at Bishops Gate, block of Flats at the West end of the Oval llandudno, he has a daughter Mandy, who is/was a seamstress, who lived in a Flat in Madoc St. a few years ago. Hope this helps.   ££$
Title: Clifton Road
Post by: nettieaugusta on September 12, 2014, 01:59:58 PM
I have found out that my Great Grandmother Elizabeth Cartwright had a boarding house in Clifton Road in 1911, the family lived at Mount Haled, Clifton Road also her son and daughter in law Eddie and Victoria Cartwright had a boarding house in the same street named Glen Dale.  I have recently been in Llandudno and found the street but now the houses as they are numbered.  Can anyone help me identify the numbers of the houses.
Many thanks
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Hugo on September 12, 2014, 04:25:08 PM
My G Grandparents also lived in Clifton Road and many of the houses there have also been renamed over the years.    At the end of Clifton Road is the old Lloyd Street School and that now houses the Conwy Archives,
In the Archives are Street Indexes and these may help.  The ones they have that may help to trace your relatives old houses are the ones for 1911, 1914, 1922,  1926 and 1929.    These Indexes list the name of the "breadwinner" and will be easy to find.
I'll have a look for you when I next visit the place, unless someone on here can help you beforehand.
The Archives are open Mon - Thurs so it will be next week before I can go there.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Hugo on September 12, 2014, 07:04:44 PM
Put Glendale Clifton Road Llandudno into Google and it comes up as No 25 and also No 26 and then you can do Google Street view and see which is correct
Nothing appeared for Mount Halen when I tried that so I'll look it up next week
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Cambrian on September 12, 2014, 08:00:26 PM
Mount Haled (not Halen) is 40 Clifton Road and Glendale is 26.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Hugo on September 14, 2014, 04:01:15 PM
Thanks Cambrian      $good$

This is what the houses look like today.    No 26 Glen Dale is the one with the pink painting on the outside and No 40  Mount Haled is the other one at the end of the terrace.    The name Mount Haled is on the glass above the main door but is hard to make out in the photo and  the house has now been converted into flats.
Title: Re: Cobbler at Tan Wal, Penrhynside
Post by: Jelly Baby on July 26, 2015, 01:23:02 PM
Does anyone remember the cobbler at Tan Wal in Penrhynside? My Mother used to go there when I was a kid in the early '50s. I used to love going there because the whole shop smelled of leather - one of those never-to-be-forgotten smells of childhood! He seemed awfully old to me as a small child, but I doubt he was much over 40 or 50.....
I can't remember his name but hopefully someone out there might!
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Hugo on July 26, 2015, 06:00:07 PM
I don't know much about Penrhynside but one of my walking books by Christopher Draper goes on to say this
" Tan Y Wal is another cottage with 18th Century origins. At one time this was the home of Huw Hughes, the village cobbler.   He was notorious for his habit of chewing tobacco, and waiting customers had to be alert so as to avoid the soggy projectiles of ejected tobacco"
Whether this is the person you are remembering, I don't know.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Cambrian on July 27, 2015, 08:41:31 AM
I think he would have been fairly old to a child in the 1950s!  The cobbler was Hugh Hughes who died in 1963 at the age of 84.

There was another cobbler at "Sea View", Pendre Road, called John Jones who he died around 1945.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Jelly Baby on August 01, 2015, 07:21:17 AM
Well, I was 7 years old when I left Penrhynside for that huge metropolis down the road - Llandudno, so that would have been 9 or 10 years before he died, so he would indeed have seemed quite ancient to me at the time!
I don't remember the spitting though! I would have been quite shocked!  :o
But I do know Sea View on Pendre Road very well!  ;D
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: mull on August 01, 2015, 10:28:02 AM
Spent many holidays at Tan Y Wal from the late 1940s until about 1960.
At that time my Nain was housekeeper for Uncle Huw the cobbler. After becoming ill she then came to stay with us in Liverpool.
Remember I used to spend a lot of time going around with Ivor Shields who lived on Mount Pleasant and we we spent many days at Lido swimming pool Deganwy and Rhos on sea pool.
Anyone on here remember Ivor Shields ? He was the same age as me born either the day before or after me.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Hugo on August 01, 2015, 10:43:11 AM
That's a name from the past!       I went to John Bright Grammar School and I can vaguely remember that name from somewhere.    If he's the  person I'm thinking of he would be about 69 or 70 now.    I didn't know him personally so have never had any contact with him either.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: mull on August 01, 2015, 09:21:51 PM
Another blast from the past.
Remember Ivor and I going to watch Dam Busters film, ( Released in 1955 ) on a very warm night.
Film was on at the Palladium and we watched it from the "gods".
When we came out can remember talking to the crew on a Toastrack waiting for another tram coming off the Mostyn Street single line. Still light so must have been July/August time.
After getting off the tram at Penrhynside went for Chips from the Fish and Chip shop opposite the Cross Keys.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Jelly Baby on August 05, 2015, 11:33:15 AM
I remember Ivor well. He was a lot older than me; he lived next door to us in Mt Pleasant. His parents were Walter and Edie. He was a nice lad!  $good$
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: Jelly Baby on August 05, 2015, 11:38:54 AM
Mull, you sound as if you knew Huw the cobbler quite well. Did he live or have his shop (or both?) up the laneway off Bryn Gwynt Lane? I remember going there many times but I can't find it on Google maps and it looks as if all that area has been built over. In fact some of the houses there look very "South of France" posh!!  8)
Did you by any chance remember Brian Tench from further up Mt Pleasant (#8 or #10, I think!) I used to do shopping for his Mum.
Title: Re: Questions about people
Post by: mull on August 05, 2015, 09:26:22 PM
I am away in North Yorkshire at the moment staying with my son.
Will be back on Mull either late Sunday or Monday.
Will put a bit more on the site then.
Remember Ivors sister winning a beauty contest at the Deganwy lido. That would have been mid 1950s.
Would like to know if Ivor is still around.