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Fix My Street / Fallen tree blocking footpath, 6th October
« Last post by Nigel The News Bot on October 15, 2018, 07:00:41 PM »
Fallen tree blocking footpath, 6th October

Fallen tree blocking footpath

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Pentre Isaf Pen Y Garreg Lane, Penrhyn Bay
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Last post by Ian on October 15, 2018, 06:58:41 PM »
I think without a doubt that greedy landlords are the main culprits.  But I also think businesses are going to have to adapt to the new reality.  They can't simply ignore the likes of Amazon, but they can start to think of ways they can compete. There are some things that you don't want to buy on Amazon.  They've never succeeded in Groceries, clothes still dominate the high streets, along with shoes, and all manner of eating places.

But if you visit Harrods, for example, on the toys floor you'll always find a chap demonstrating something: DIY plane kits, magic kits, building sets - there's a still room for that on the high street. Jewellers are still doing well but it's businesses offering services that are ideally suited to become the new high street shops. Bespoke glass ware, for instance; Llandudno would be suited to that sort of thing where the public could watch the glass artist working.

Indoor theme parks are also perfect for places like Llandudno but all these ideas have the same problem: no one willing to put up the cash and try. So it's not all down to the Landlords. We need some entrepreneurs.
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Last post by wrex on October 15, 2018, 05:45:22 PM »
Need buisness rates sorting,greedy landlords need to encourage instead of sitting with empty shops and CCBC need to clean up the pavements
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by Hugo on October 15, 2018, 04:32:32 PM »
We saw it from a distance when we had a walk in Llanystumdwy but there were notices saying that it was private land so we didn't attempt to get there.  I'm sorry now because it would have been good to take photos   of it as it looks very impressive
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Local News & Discussion / Re: Everything to do with Shops
« Last post by SteveH on October 15, 2018, 04:29:56 PM »
Claire's possibly closing, ...........not Clare's of Mostyn St.

Claire's fear that the UK chain of fashion accessories shops could disappear from high streets, mounted earlier this year after its US parent, Claire's Stores Inc, filed for bankruptcy.

I was in the Victoria Centre yesterday, and Store 21 has emptied, closed down again ?, now the threat of Claire's, the centre was looking quiet, but so was the town. the old Mothercare however will be opening soon as a toy store.

Bearing in mind the above...........

The shocking shopper figures that should be a 'wake-up call' in Wales
The latest footfall statistics make grim reading for the Welsh retail sector.

"These figures ought to serve as a wake-up call to policy makers, beginning with a far greater focus being brought to bear on reducing the costs of doing business."    You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Genealogy & Research / Re: Pensarn Farm Llangystenin Conwy
« Last post by Cambrian on October 15, 2018, 03:22:34 PM »
annelaine

I think Victory Yard may be Victoria Yard.

This was off Back Madoc Street.  There were five of these yards which contained workshops and small dwellings.  The area has been re-developed a couple of times since the 1930s and now forms the Victoria Shopping Centre.
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Genealogy & Research / Re: Pensarn Farm Llangystenin Conwy
« Last post by anneelaine on October 15, 2018, 03:00:03 PM »
Been looking  for victory yard in Llandudno in 1911 for   Jane Ann Davies was working or living here
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Anneelaine
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by SteveH on October 15, 2018, 02:54:58 PM »
Thank you, a very lucky find, I had glanced at the headline this morning, and did not take much notice, it was only by chance looking through the Daily Post site later, I spotted the picture,............ it would be expensive but a great project.
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by Hugo on October 15, 2018, 02:26:08 PM »
Not sneaky enough to beat you Steve so very well done.

It is Plas Gwynfryn in Llanystumdwy     

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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by SteveH on October 15, 2018, 02:19:49 PM »
Gotcha...... I hope,.......... sneaky, I thought you had cropped the photo very small, not one of your travel finds, ...... Plas Gwynfryn at Llanystumdwy, near Criccieth
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