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Sport / Re: Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2019
« Last post by SteveH on May 22, 2019, 01:22:11 PM »
Full route for Wales Rally GB 2019 announced - and it will start in Liverpool.

The annual international competition - which brings thousands of people into North Wales - will also see the opening speed test being held in Cheshire.

The autumn event - which is being held from October 3 to 6 - last year began in Tir Prince, Towyn , but will this year open on the Liverpool Waterfront.

"We feel strongly that by moving the start to Liverpool and Thursday evening’s curtain-raiser to Oulton Park, this year’s Wales Rally GB will not only get off to its most accessible and exciting start for many years but also entice more people into Wales for the incomparable action which follows in the forests."

The rally base has been moved from Deeside Industrial Estate to Llandudno this year, and a family-friendly Saturday evening street stage will also take place on the promenade at Colwyn Bay.

Mr Chambers added: "The addition of Colwyn Bay will further assist us in our efforts to showcase this remarkable sport to even wider audiences - a quest that’s endorsed by our decision to move the central Service Park hub into Llandudno town centre.

"We must thank the Welsh Government , our principal funding partner, for its willingness to embrace these changes and for its ongoing enthusiasm and support which allows us to bring the World Rally Championship to these shores.”
Following the opening event in Liverpool, an early evening special stage will take place at Oulton Park near Chester.

The event - which is marking its 20th year in Wales - will return to North Wales on the Friday.
It will return to the Aberhirnant forest near Bala for a stage in the darkness - the only forest stage run after dark on this year's World Rally Championship calendar.

On Saturday, the event will move to Mid Wales and the forests of Dyfi, Myherin and Sweet Lamb Hafren.
Sunday sees two more forest tests, on the Denbigh Moors, including Brenig which will be the points-scoring Wolf Power Stage finale.

The morning will also see a dash around the Great Orme in Llandudno, with a ceremonial finish taking place within the town.

Ticket information
Early bird tickets are now on sale, with an adult day pass providing access to all stages on the selected day.
Tickets will cost £32 for Friday and Sunday and £35 for ‘Super Saturday’ for those taking on the early bird offer.

Adult tickets for Saturday evening’s seafront showpiece in Colwyn Bay are available in advance for £15.

Oulton Park tickets can be purchased for £25 per adult, with a £25 Grandstand upgrade option also on offer.

The early bird price of the premium four-day World Rally Pass, ensuring access to all 21 competitive special stages on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as Thursday’s pre-event Shakedown, is priced at £109.
Children under 16 can access the event for free.

This is what the route will look like
Thursday, October 3:
Shakedown:  Gwydir
Ceremonial Start:  Liverpool
SS1:  Oulton Park
Overnight:  Llandudno

Friday, October 4:
SS2:  Elsi 1
SS3:  Penmachno 1
SS4:  Dyfnant 1
SS5:  Aberhirnant 1
Service:  Llandudno
SS6:  Elsi 2
SS7:  Penmachno 2
SS8:  Slate Mountain
SS9:  Dyfnant 2
SS10:  Aberhirnant 2
Service and overnight:  Llandudno
Saturday, October 5:
SS11:  Dyfi 1
SS12:  Myherin 1
SS13 : Sweet Lamb Hafren 1
Regroup:  Newtown
SS14:  Myherin 2
SS15:  Sweet Lamb Hafren 2
SS16:  Dyfi 2
SS17:  Colwyn Bay
Service and overnight:  Llandudno
Sunday 6 October:
SS18:  Alwen 1
SS19:  Brenig 1
SS20:  Great Orme
SS21:  Alwen 2
SS22:  Brenig 2 (Wolf Power Stage)
Ceremonial Finish:  The Promenade, Llandudno

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Hobbies and Interests / Re: Gardening
« Last post by Bri Roberts on May 22, 2019, 01:05:24 PM »
Mine from yesterday
Hobbies and Interests / Re: Gardening
« Last post by SteveH on May 22, 2019, 09:46:53 AM »
Bodnant Garden's Laburnum Arch has flowered early to put on this stunning display.

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Fix My Street / Flytipping, 12th May
« Last post by Nigel The News Bot on May 22, 2019, 01:03:51 AM »
Flytipping, 12th May

Rubbish bag in storm drain

Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 42 Chapel Street, Mochdre
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Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by Hugo on May 21, 2019, 07:20:37 PM »
My mother's father was also a carpenter like his relations were and her maiden name was Hughes too,     That would be a coincidence if they were related
Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by SteveH on May 21, 2019, 06:24:18 PM »
Thank you H. not an easy one, for a change  :roll:     nice to know your Grandfather did the carving, something for posterity , by the way, my great uncle was a carpenter who carved church furniture in the area, I believe he was a Thomas Hughes, at the time living in Old Colwyn.
What's On / Re: Cars and Coffee Goes Large
« Last post by Hugo on May 21, 2019, 05:50:28 PM »
Thanks very much for letting us know, I'll mark it in the calendar so I don't miss it as I really enjoyed the last one I went to
Games, Jokes & Quizzes / Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Last post by Hugo on May 21, 2019, 05:41:54 PM »
Well done Steve, you worked really hard for that one.      $good$

After Meleri posted something on here  about Joseph Hughes,  I was having a chat with my brother and it turned out that our G Grandfather  Joseph Hughes did the inscription.    He is Mereri's  G G Grandfather who at one time lived in Penmachno
What's On / Cars and Coffee Goes Large
« Last post by Gavel on May 21, 2019, 04:54:54 PM »
Here's the front and back of the flyer, supplied by Colwynbid, to promote Cars & Coffee Goes Large on June 16. Colwynbid have funded closure of the entire length of the Cayley section of the prom at Rhos on Sea (our traditional venue) and there'll be room for 300 cars. I do hope you can join us.
Obits / Niki Lauda RIP
« Last post by SteveH on May 21, 2019, 03:59:56 PM »
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died this week, his family confirmed.

The 70-year-old Austrian, who was at the forefront of the sport in the 1970s, died peacefully yesterday surrounded by his loved ones.

In a statement, the racing star's family paid tribute to his "tireless zest for action" as well as his "straightforwardness and his courage."
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