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Offline Trojan

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2010, 09:06:29 pm »
Colwyn Bay Station Forecourt in 1979:
  Wow, thats how I remember it and there was a great little fun fair nearby too D)  now all gone :'(

The "great little funfair"  ;)

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« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2010, 09:12:32 pm »
Just think, when you pass Morrisons on the A55, you are passing over the site of that Merry Go Round.


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« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2010, 06:40:06 pm »
This is a view I'd not seen before...Colwyn Bay looking from the First Pier Pavilion Roof circa 1900:

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« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2010, 06:44:39 pm »
Morning after the second Pier Pavilion destroyed by fire in 1933:

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« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2010, 08:42:13 pm »
Maybe hard to believe but this was the centre of Mochdre in 1920. The house on the right is still there today, next to the pedestrian crossing by the shops.

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« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2010, 09:10:06 pm »
NO-----despite any opinions,, I DID NOT take that picture. But the old telephone pole takes me back. I could stand to be corrected here, but I always understood that if you had a phone, your connection was by two large porcelean insulators holding two cables, one for outgoing and one for ingoing messages. So that would mean that pole was connecting 16 telephones.  Anyone like to contradict me?

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« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2010, 11:20:01 pm »
Morning after the second Pier Pavilion destroyed by fire in 1933:

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Looks like a very rainy and poignant day.
Its amazing to think that despite that devastation, those skinny looking cast-iron piles are still holding the structure up 77 years later,  and they will support whatever is constructed there in the future.
Those Victorians knew what they were doing alright.


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Offline barney

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Rare landward side view of the Colwyn Bay Hotel:
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2010, 10:20:26 pm »
What a great picture of the hotel takes me back a bit.
If you look at the right of the picture there is a small building behind the bushes,it was part of the hotel but what was it?
if you went there you must be old. 

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« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2010, 10:26:42 pm »
What a great picture of the hotel takes me back a bit.
If you look at the right of the picture there is a small building behind the bushes,it was part of the hotel but what was it?
if you went there you must be old. 
hey Barney, good to have you back.  :)

I'm too young to remember the Hotel as anyone other than a derelict site but often large hotels had a separate building that was used as a Public Bar?

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2010, 10:39:48 pm »
Just think, when you pass Morrisons on the A55, you are passing over the site of that Merry Go Round.

I do think that Dave, and I always think too that it all seemed much better then, or is that just because I was much younger? ?{}?
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Offline Don Meek

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« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2010, 03:30:47 am »
  Forgive me, as a newbie, Please!

and allow me,just for a moment, to congratulate everyone involved, with putting together, this fantastic web site, and collection of outstanding memorabilia?  Truly very entertaining.  Thanks to one and all.

You should all be justifiably proud.   dontheturner (Aged 80)

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« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2010, 08:19:54 am »
Glad you like it, Don.     :)
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Offline barney

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Re: Rare landward side view of the Colwyn Bay Hotel:
« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2010, 09:16:21 pm »
Bob on it was an old drinking place for young lads of the Bay called the Tavern, it held about a dozen people at any one time and even had a dart board

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2010, 08:37:24 pm »
Here's a photo of the St. Enochs Hotel in Colwyn Bay, taken in probably the 1970s:
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Here's a pic I took in 2006, when it was being demolished:

Demolition by SnakeCorp, on Flickr

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #59 on: November 02, 2010, 08:31:01 pm »
A prosperous looking Colwyn Bay Pier in the 1960s:

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