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Offline Hugo

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Re: Old photos from the archive
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2022, 09:12:15 AM »
I think that it was the Childrens village in Rhyl which was demolished about 13 years after the photo was taken.    I've not seen a photo of the outside of that structure though

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Re: Old photos from the archive
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2022, 10:06:35 AM »
The weird and wonderful reasons Llandudno locals hit the headlines in the 1980s

From a monster hunter to the couple married after the wrong number was dialled - there were many reasons people in the town made the news

Photo gallery  https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/nostalgia/gallery/weird-wonderful-reasons-llandudno-locals-23774068?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589



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Re: Old photos from the archive ...Kinmel Park Camp
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2022, 09:46:17 AM »
MEMORIES
Nostalgia: The origins of Kinmel Park Camp

ORIGINALLY parkland surrounding the 17th Century Kinmel House, the land was requisitioned by the Army for the construction of the then-largest camp in Wales, Kinmel Park Camp.

The camp consisted of 20 sub-camps each constructed with their own accommodation, mess halls and training facilities, all built from timber.

Entertainment was also key for troop morale, with a cinema on site.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/20107513.nostalgia-origins-kinmel-park-camp/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Old photos from the archive
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2022, 09:41:54 AM »
Stunning photos capture Portmeirion in all its beauty back in the 1950s
For years, visitors have travelled from all over the world to enjoy its sights

gallery https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/nostalgia/gallery/stunning-photos-capture-portmeirion-beauty-23869272

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Re: Old photos from the archive .......NW Piers
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2022, 09:47:56 AM »
Memories of piers in North Wales in past years
A popular seaside attraction is the theme of this week's selection of old photos.

gallery https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/memories-of-piers-in-north-wales-in-past-years/

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Re: Old photos from the archive .The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2022, 09:35:55 AM »
THIS week?s Nostalgia takes a look at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway in Gwynedd.

The line dates back to the 19th century, with the line constructed between 1833 and 1836 to transport slate from the quarries around the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog to the coastal town of Porthmadog where it was loaded onto ships.

The empty wagons were hauled back up by horses, which travelled down in special 'dandy' wagons.

Up to six trains daily were operated in each direction, which gave a maximum annual capacity of 70,000 tons of dressed slate.

cont/photos  https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/20182354.nostalgia-ffestiniog-welsh-highland-railways/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

The Welsh Highland Railway's first journey in 1923. Photo: Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

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Re: Old photos from the archive
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2022, 09:41:35 AM »
MEMORIES
Taking a trip through the glorious heritage of Mostyn Street

THIS week?s Nostalgia sees us take a look back at the iconic Mostyn Street in Llandudno.

The street is named after the Lord Mostyn, whose family and estate were instrumental in the expansion of Llandudno and its creation as a Victorian holiday resort.

Running parallel to the Promenade on the beachfront, the bustling street runs from top to bottom of the town, and has long been home to many of the seaside resort?s stores, cafes and eateries.

Iconic stores such as Clare?s, Wartzki?s, one of the original Marks & Spencer outlets, and H. Blairman & Sons once lined the street, which remains a shopping hub to this day.

cont/7 photo gallery  https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/20220846.taking-trip-glorious-heritage-mostyn-street/