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Offline white rabbit

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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2010, 07:08:35 pm »
Just been reading through this thread - very nostalgic!  There was in fact another butchers on Everard Rd - Cutlers and a greengrocer Newtons and didn't Westwells have an off licence?

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« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2010, 07:40:12 pm »
You are correct.  Ray Cutler in the butchers (his elder brother Syd had a butchers in the West End of the Bay. The sign English Butcher is still there).   Jack Newton, the greengrocer, although the shop worked under the title of "Barnwells." if I remember correctly. Westwells had an off licence run by a lady who lived in Penrhynside. They also had one opposite bog island in Llandudno and in Old Colwyn, on the right at the bottom of the hill  Mike


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« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2011, 06:03:17 pm »
A flooded Penrhyn Ave in Rhos in the early 1980s. I remember those days well!

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« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2011, 07:53:49 pm »
This photo shows up well what happens when a high tide gets over the top of a manmade high prom 'railway etc. The seawater here is hellbent in going downhill i.e. inland. If the photographer had moved say 200 yards to his right, he would have been knee high in water.

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« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2011, 08:00:38 pm »
I also saw a photo from the time of the Towyn Floods in 1990 today. I hadn't realised it, but Rhos was badly flooded at that time as well in the usual places, it was if the breakwater wasn't there.

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« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2011, 01:32:52 pm »
I didnt know that, but I think it was the sheer height of the surge in the tide that did the damage. I do know that on the same tide, midday on Monday, Ffynongroew and the east end of Rhyl (the coastal area towards Prestatyn) both suffered damage---bad enough but overshadowed by Towyn. I seem to remember maybe a couple of dozen bungalows in Rhyl were affected. I also saw a photo of the quay in Conwy with a couple of large boats tied up and looking as if any moment they would be dropped onto the roadway. Conwy is protected from North winds so it was obviously the height of the water.  Mike

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« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2011, 07:38:10 pm »
Prom in (I think) the 1950s.

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« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2011, 08:50:15 pm »
The Swimming Pool in the 1940s. Rhos Abbey Hotel (now demolished) visible to the left:

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« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2011, 05:15:44 pm »
Tram on the Prom in front of the Cayley Arms pub:
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« Reply #69 on: March 20, 2011, 09:06:04 am »
Aerial view of Rhos from 1934:

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« Reply #70 on: March 20, 2011, 09:15:16 am »
I also noticed that there appears to be a miniature golf course on the site of the present day childrens play area by Rhos Point:

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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #71 on: March 20, 2011, 09:41:19 am »
Aerial view of Rhos from 1934:




Such a shame that the pier has gone, it looked very impressive!  But if it was still there would it be in the same state as Colwyn Bay's pier?
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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #72 on: March 20, 2011, 06:00:29 pm »
More than likely-- the prom between the little church and Rhos point has gone down the nick since we last walked there, it was littered with debris from the mussel fishing, not to mention great smelly sacks of said creatures and the edge of the sea was full of discarded net bags--not good for the marine life I wouldn't think either.
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« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2011, 09:33:49 pm »
I happened to spot a lot of what looked like red sandbags at the top of the slipway opposite Aberhod. Was this something to do with this mussel fishing? And are they really collecting mussels off Rhos beach to eat? If so------I used to enjoy Moules in France------but count me out in future

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« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2011, 08:34:45 am »
Those are the ones, they were swilling around in the sea along the tideline yesterday. Wouldn't fancy of the mussels as they looked very muddy and dried up.
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