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Offline Fester

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Re: Local History
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2012, 12:45:45 am »
I can't help wondering what else the building was used for, perhaps in the early part of the 20th Century.

It looks a little like a market hall,   I hope cock fighting didn't continue up until recently?
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Re: Local History
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2012, 07:24:45 pm »
The Cockpit was or maybe still is owned by Margaret Williams and her family.  It was used by Margarets father who was an undertaker as a chapel of rest, then a storage space for coffins apparently.  Margatrets father "Bobby Box" as he was known sold the business to Lambert and Son years ago and as far as I know the Cockpit remained in Margarets possesion.  I know that she owns the access to it.

This was on the Georgian Group website inc the photo.

Grade II* eighteenth century cylindrical cockpit, later converted to a chapel of rest and now redundant. Original slate conical roof and later sash windows.
Grant offered: £1000 towards emergency protection for the roof, including marking and storing surviving roof timbers and slates and erecting a temporary corrugated steel sloping roof, pending permanent repairs.
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Re: Local History
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2012, 08:52:57 pm »
Robert the Undertaker.... Bobby Box,  I love it!!   :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Local History
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2012, 11:10:05 pm »
Fester, Llandudno still has its very own Peter Box and Em the Crem.

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Re: Local History
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2012, 11:34:15 pm »
Fester, Llandudno still has its very own Peter Box and Em the Crem.

Ha ha... I assume that is Emlyn Roberts?    Thanks for the best laugh I've had all day Bri!   :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Local History......Gwrych Castle
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