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Offline Anthony.G

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Early Hotels - Questions & Memories
« on: February 20, 2011, 08:43:09 pm »
Hello,  I wonder if anyone has any info on the Jesmond Hotel that used to be in Llandudno.
      My Mom and Dad, Arthur and Amy Gee worked in this hotel before the War, All that I know is that Jesmond was owned by a Mrs Morris and during the war was used by the Inland Revenue. After the war the Hotel was turned into flats. Now Jesmond is part of the County Hotel which is on the Prom at the other end to the pier.
      My parents, no longer with us, loved Llandudno and my wife and I do love to visit the town.
     I do hope that someone can help.
     Bye the way, I am impressed with this forum.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 09:41:21 pm »
Hi Anthony.

Well done for joining the happy band of forum contributors.
It seems like you have quite a bit of information already, what would you like to know?
Then the 'brains' of this forum (and there are many of them) will no doubt swing into action on your behalf!


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Offline DaveR

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 09:42:38 pm »
Here's an advert from 1941 for the Jesmond Hotel:

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Offline Anthony.G

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 10:04:29 pm »
Hello Dave R, Thank you for the poster advertising Jesmond. I am very pleased.
 Hello Fester, I would like to find out anything about the hotel, there may be some pictures somewhere.
  I have stayed at the County, and have been in the part that was once Jesmond and it might seem silly, but I find it a bit atmospheric to stand where my parents worked before I was born.

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 10:17:15 pm »
Welcome Anthony, if anyone can find a photo Dave can.

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011, 10:22:51 pm »
I have a postcard of the County Hotel in the 1960s - was the Jesmond on the right-hand side (looking at the photo)?

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 04:21:19 am »
 :) These two are circa 1911 Anthony - a little before your parents worked at the Jesmond in the 1920's & 30's.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 04:22:10 am »
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Offline Anthony.G

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 08:30:05 am »
Hello DavidR and Trojan, Thanks for the photo's. Jesmond was to the right on the photo's. Looking at the inside of the  County Hotel  it would appear that it is made up of three former establishments. Craig-y-Don,    ----------------? and Jesmond. On the 1911 picture the central hotel has a sign but I cannot make it out. Any idea's?     

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Re: Early Hotels - Questions & Memories
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 08:47:54 am »
it would appear that it is made up of three former establishments.

This is quite common on Llandudno Promenade.

The Four Oaks Hotel, further away in the photograph, also comprises three former establishments.

I find it a bit atmospheric to stand where my parents worked before I was born.

By coincidence, I had the same experiece when spending all of the summer of 1993 at the Four Oaks Hotel with my family after the 1993 Flood Disaster and in the section where my Nain had lived and worked at the beginning of the twentieth century

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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 11:14:12 am »
Looking in the 1929 Directory there is some confusing information, :
East Parade:
Craig-y-Don Hotel - Edward Edge,
1 Jesmond (Llandudno Ltd) - (Annexe) Nicholas T Morris,
 2 Miss B.L. Perrin Apartments,
 3 Mrs Mary Williams Apartments
 Ormescliffe Private Hotel, Mrs C Allan Smith,
Here is a Pillar Letterbox.
 Jesmond (Llandudno Ltd.) - Nicholas T Morris, boarding establishment, 
The Craig - y Don Boarding Establishment - Middleton and Wood
Then it goes onto Craig-y-don parade

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 11:15:49 am »
I seem to remember a pic of my father's parents in a group outside the Sunnyside Hotel, these group photos seemed to be the 'in' thing in those days. They used to take the train to Liverpool and sail to Llandudno for their hols.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2011, 05:33:29 pm »
I seem to remember a pic of my father's parents in a group outside the Sunnyside Hotel, these group photos seemed to be the 'in' thing in those days. They used to take the train to Liverpool and sail to Llandudno for their hols.

Here's a group photo outside the Craig-y-Don Hotel:

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2011, 05:38:53 pm »
Hello DavidR and Trojan, Thanks for the photo's. Jesmond was to the right on the photo's. Looking at the inside of the  County Hotel  it would appear that it is made up of three former establishments. Craig-y-Don,    ----------------? and Jesmond. On the 1911 picture the central hotel has a sign but I cannot make it out. Any idea's?     

On the promenade side it said "Boarding Establishment" then to the right "The Craig-y-Don". On the Queens Road side above the veranda it also said "The Craig-y-Don"

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 05:44:28 pm »
Here's a better view from the 1930's of where the Jesmond would have been (just to the left of the saloon car on the promenade) - In between the Craig-y-Don Hotel (today'sCounty) and the Ormescliffe (today's Regency Royal)