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Offline Trojan

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2010, 06:34:03 am »
Voryn Hall, Old Colwyn, circa 1954.
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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2010, 09:29:21 pm »
The Peterwood shop in Colwyn Bay in 1963...but whereabouts was it? I had to think about this one for a bit!

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« Reply #62 on: November 24, 2010, 07:45:15 pm »
Looks like on the right going down Penrhyn Road. I'd completly forgotten this firm "Peterwood" but immediately it came back to me that "Dianawood" was named after his wife.  I'm not at all sure but I think they both expanded fast and, as so often happens, came unstuck financially.

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« Reply #63 on: November 24, 2010, 08:04:15 pm »
I had to have quite a think to get the location of this one, it's actually at the bottom of Station Road (on the right, going down) and is now a travel agent. The building on its right is that old derelict shop (Nevilles?) that became a real eyesore and was eventually demolished in the 80s and rebuilt as Boots.

Peterwood (who I must admit I'd never heard of until I found the photos)  also had a branch in Llanrwst, on the corner of the Square where Cafe Contessa is now:

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2010, 08:48:55 am »
Colwyn Bay Cayley promenade in 1925:

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2010, 09:39:30 am »
Couple of train photos from 1964.

Steam train leaves Colwyn Bay heading towards Llandudno Junction. Allen's Depository was demolished to make way for the A55, a pedestrian footbridge now crosses this location at the West End:


Standard Departure by Alastair Wood, on Flickr

Heading towards Mochdre. Taken from what is now the pedestrian footbridge by Lookers:


Colwyn Bay before the A55 by Alastair Wood, on Flickr

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« Reply #66 on: November 28, 2010, 08:51:24 am »
Many thanks to all who posted these great pictures.
Brought back a lot of memories.
Reg.
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« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2010, 08:53:03 am »
Trojan, the picture of Voryn Hall interests me.
Where exactly was Voryn Hall?
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« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2010, 09:02:26 am »
Many thanks to all who posted these great pictures.
Brought back a lot of memories.
Reg.
Welcome to the Forum, Reggie. Just been looking at your blog, very interesting. I'm a little bit younger than you but I went to Old Colwyn Junior School and then Bryn Elian.

Your blog post about Colwyn Bay's cinemas was great!
http://boyfromthebay.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/three-cinemas/
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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #69 on: November 28, 2010, 09:10:18 am »
Couple of train photos from 1964.

Steam train leaves Colwyn Bay heading towards Llandudno Junction. Allen's Depository was demolished to make way for the A55, a pedestrian footbridge now crosses this location at the West End:


Standard Departure[/url] by Alastair Wood, on Flickr



great pic, the engine is a black five looks to be number 73158 and amazingly there is a model for sale on Ebay of the same engine

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/L245-Bachmann-32-501-Class-5MT-73158-BR-L-E-MIB-/140478459765#vi-desc

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #70 on: November 28, 2010, 12:20:15 pm »

Welcome to the Forum, Reggie. Just been looking at your blog, very interesting. I'm a little bit younger than you but I went to Old Colwyn Junior School and then Bryn Elian.

Your blog post about Colwyn Bay's cinemas was great!
http://boyfromthebay.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/three-cinemas/
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Well thank you very much Dave.
When were you there? I went to Old Colwyn Junior School from '75 to '78 and Bryn Elian up 1983. Do you still live in Old Colwyn?
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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #71 on: December 05, 2010, 10:56:23 pm »
Trojan, the picture of Voryn Hall interests me.
Where exactly was Voryn Hall?

No idea Reg......perhaps Dave knows?

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #72 on: December 06, 2010, 08:19:29 am »
I *think* Voryn Hall was on the road going up to Penmaenhead, on the left where some small 70s type blocks of flats are:

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #73 on: December 06, 2010, 11:46:18 am »
Voryn Hall from Penmaenhead

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2010, 03:06:17 am »
As a kid, my friends and I used to play on a patch of waste ground that lay circled by the 70's style flats to the west, Abergele Road to the south, Churchill Close to the north and Tan y lan road in the east. It was called, "The Camp" but nobody knew why, the name had simply been bestowed on the area before our time and passed on through the years.
There was never any mention of Voryn Hall and when I saw the postcard I suddenly knew, after all these years as to why the name, "The Camp" came about.
Thank you very much all  *&(
ps. Yorkie, the row of houses in the middle right of your picture was where my Gran lived as a young girl, many many moons ago.
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