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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2010, 10:27:32 pm »
Utterly fascinating ...  but I bet the arcade on there was rubbish!

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2010, 06:26:17 am »
Utterly fascinating ...  but I bet the arcade on there was rubbish!

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You should have seen the size of those Penny Pusher machines!  L0L


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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2010, 09:04:54 pm »
Noticed this photograph from 1922 on the fotoLIBRA website. I've never seen a child seat of that nature atop one of the Llandudno donkeys before.

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2010, 11:56:13 pm »
That;s a a good find, mate!

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2010, 08:02:24 pm »
Here's that photo of the original 1858 Llandudno Pier:
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2010, 08:16:45 pm »
Nice shot of Llandudno Pier circa 1890:
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Compare with this modern shot:

Llandudno Pier, Llandudno, North Wales
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2010, 04:26:53 am »
 
 Hi Trojan!  I notice that photo number 2 of the old penny, happens to be a ''Honolulu Penny'' - my old man, used to show them to me!

 It was many years before I realised what he was saying.

The Trident the Queen was holding, was,  yes!

You've guessed it  - honolulu.     

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2010, 09:08:14 pm »

 Hi Trojan!  I notice that photo number 2 of the old penny, happens to be a ''Honolulu Penny'' - my old man, used to show them to me!

 It was many years before I realised what he was saying.

The Trident the Queen was holding, was,  yes!

You've guessed it  - honolulu.     

Dontheturner

Welcome to the forum Don.....I'm glad the penny dropped.  ;D

Pennies had Brittania sitting on her throne on the 'tails' side of a penny, holding a trident in her left hand, (thats as in Neptune, not Triumph bikes), and a shield with the union jack on it down at her right side.

Now the position of the trident varied with different issues of the penny, with most, the end of the trident most definitely rested on the ground just in front of her.

With other issues the end of the trident rested on her..... er........well, 'honolulu'.
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2010, 07:50:56 pm »
I've got a photo with a similar seat, which I had not noticed before!

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2010, 07:58:43 pm »
That looks like the same man! 1920's maybe judging by his hat?  *&(

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2010, 08:36:03 pm »
Perhaps we should revive the fashion for wearing straw boater hats...  ?{}?

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #56 on: October 20, 2010, 09:31:37 pm »
Totally agree...
Especially if this is what you find underneath one !!!
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #57 on: October 20, 2010, 09:39:04 pm »
Boater Hats are becoming popular in other areas. 

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Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2010, 09:05:29 pm »
Not seen this Postcard of the Pavilion's interior before - the Pier Orchestra is playing:

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Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2010, 09:33:16 pm »
Grand Hotel & Pier in 1932:

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