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Offline DaveR

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2010, 08:54:45 pm »
Three shots taken from the Liberal Party Conference held at the Pier Pavilion in 1962:

Back of the Auditorium - not quite as I remember it...
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The ornate plasterwork of the Proscenium Arch can be seen at the left of the photo:
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Outside the Pavilion...still looking smart in those days:
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2010, 05:47:21 am »
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2010, 07:07:08 pm »
Excellent detailed shot of the Pavilion - lots to see at full size:

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2010, 07:10:30 pm »
Grand Hotel circa 1910:

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2010, 07:33:24 pm »
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #65 on: October 24, 2010, 07:36:09 pm »
excellent Dave, I love old photos
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2010, 08:33:10 pm »
One of the original Promenade shelters - can we have these back please?  D)

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2010, 08:54:42 pm »
This is one of the clearest old photo of the Pavilion I have, click on it to see the full size version. Must have been taken prior to 1890 as the Pavilion still has its Glass Roof which was replaced by a zinc one in 1890, owing to the fact the glass one made the Pavilion too difficult to heat.

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I also recently found out that, in 1969, the remains of the original swimming baths in the basement of the Pavilion were being removed to make way for a Ghost Train Ride - workmen uncovered a plaque marking the completion of work on the pier back in 1878, it read:

Engineers: James Brunlees C.E., Alexander MacKerrow C.E.,
Resident: H. Neal C.E.
1878
John Dixon C.E., London
Contractors

I wonder what happened to this plaque?

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Promenade & Pier
« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2010, 11:17:19 pm »
Funny you should say that........

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #69 on: October 27, 2010, 02:27:40 am »
What does Montserrat signify on the gable-end of the pavilion Dave?

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2010, 02:34:54 am »
Here's one of the pavilion under construction:

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #71 on: October 27, 2010, 02:37:40 am »
Victorian ironwork at it's best:

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #72 on: October 27, 2010, 02:42:19 am »
A B&W photo of it's destruction by fire in 1994:
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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #73 on: October 27, 2010, 02:45:52 am »
Some colour ones:

I remember it was a chilly evening and there was a frost in the air, however, even standing near the Ted-yr-Ogof memorial on the promenade, the heat from the fire was immense.

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Re: Old Postcards - Llandudno Pier Pavilion
« Reply #74 on: October 27, 2010, 07:23:56 am »
Two views of an empty pavilion interior. Note the stage is set for the resident orchestra.