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Offline Trojan

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2010, 06:17:57 AM »
Double-headed "Black 5" locomotives passing through Conwy, summer 1960.

It's remarkabe how "Long Shanks"  $uk anticipated the building of the railway, by adding that arch to the castle walls, some 600 years before the actual tracks were laid. Now that's what I call a visionary!  ;D
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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2010, 10:57:30 PM »
Trojan,
Longshanks  $uk was even cleverer than that!  (Or maybe it was the Savoyard castle builder)

He even anticipated the advent of hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream, by building a fantastic little upstairs cafe adjacent to the castle gates!

Yummmmm.

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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2010, 08:15:22 AM »
He even anticipated the advent of hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream, by building a fantastic little upstairs cafe adjacent to the castle gates!

Yummmmm.
This one?
http://www.stdavidsproperty.com/asp/detail.asp?l=&p=204&o=1   ;)

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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2010, 09:36:21 PM »
"Longshanks"  $uk would have a fit if he saw those PVC windowframes.

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2010, 09:44:36 PM »
Loading Fish on Conwy Quay 1961
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Honey Fair Conwy Black Lion 1959
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Honey Fair Castle Steet Conwy 1959
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Conwy Quay in 1959
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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2010, 09:53:39 PM »
Excellent photos!  :)

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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2010, 10:03:40 PM »
Excellent photos!  :)
Cheers, mate! Here's a few more...all from Conwy Honey Fair in 1959:

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2010, 10:09:52 PM »
Excellent and very interesting. Thanks

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« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2010, 08:10:20 AM »
Excellent - and very good resolution.
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« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2010, 08:31:30 AM »
I suppose I should reveal my source, it is the website of the National Library of Wales:
http://cat.llgc.org.uk/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon?skin=eresources&lng=en&search=KEYWORD&function=SEARCHSCR
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« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2010, 08:52:54 AM »
That's quite a treasure trove of photos, Dave.   
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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2010, 09:25:02 PM »
It's an excellent website. A couple more old photos:

Conwy in 1795 (what is that large building behind the town to the right?)
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Conwy from Bryn Corach in 1885
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Castle Cottage Conwy in 1885 (is this the one that was demolished when they built the new entrance to the castle a few years ago?
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« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2010, 09:26:57 PM »
A rather uncomfortable looking Mr T J Hughes, Conwy's Town Crier in 1875:

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2010, 11:57:54 PM »
Would that large building be the Council Offices at Bodlondeb?
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« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2010, 08:08:40 AM »
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A rather uncomfortable looking Mr T J Hughes, Conwy's Town Crier in 1875:

Did he found a department store in Liverpool?
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.