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« Reply #105 on: February 10, 2011, 01:25:27 AM »
If you go forward in time, little has changed in Llandudno.

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« Reply #106 on: February 10, 2011, 02:33:41 PM »
Yes you're right Dave.  I think in the 50's the Pier Master was  a Robin Williams (not the band) and he word a navy uniform with white peaked cap.  Don't remember the crew though.

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« Reply #107 on: February 10, 2011, 02:47:46 PM »
If I remember correctly an old lady, now long gone, used to chat to us as she took her daily stroll. She lived permanently at the Royal in Church Walks and said that her son had been pier master. Wonder if it was the same?
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« Reply #108 on: February 11, 2011, 12:11:43 AM »
Thats interesting Nemesis...
In my day there were always ''residents'' in hotels,  who lived there permanently.
Shades of Mrs Tibbs and The Major on Fawlty Towers?

What happened to permanent hotel residents?   How did it come about in the first place?

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« Reply #109 on: February 11, 2011, 08:25:29 AM »
Back in those days, hotel costs were probably relatively cheaper, as staff costs were not nearly as high as they were now. So little old ladies on a decent pension or with investment income could afford to live in a hotel. The hotel benefits by having the guaranteed income and the residents gets a discount on the normal room rate. I'd love to live in a hotel, no cooking or cleaning to do.

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« Reply #110 on: February 11, 2011, 08:49:46 AM »
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What happened to permanent hotel residents?   How did it come about in the first place?

I think it still happens, but in slightly odder ways. There was an article some time ago about a couple who actually live in a Premier Inn, and I also know that there are people who live full-time in London hotels;  they simply move around when the fancy takes them.
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« Reply #111 on: February 11, 2011, 04:34:51 PM »
It was not unknown in the first half of the last centaury for a guest to book a particular room or suite in a Hotel for the entire season, but only turn up and occupy it when the fancy took them, often without giving the Hotel prior notice of their arrival. It would as a by product provide various Hotel Managers with a very lucrative source of supplementary income by letting the room to passing trade when they were empty..... I think you will all be able to see where this thread is leading......  ))*
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« Reply #112 on: February 11, 2011, 10:14:13 PM »
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Back in those days, hotel costs were probably relatively cheaper, as staff costs were not nearly as high as they were now. So little old ladies on a decent pension or with investment income could afford to live in a hotel. The hotel benefits by having the guaranteed income and the residents gets a discount on the normal room rate. I'd love to live in a hotel, no cooking or cleaning to do.

Dave ... I can make your dream come true....  I hear that the The Clarence and The Tudno Castle have vacancies!!!!  L0L L0L L0L

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« Reply #113 on: February 12, 2011, 12:59:26 AM »
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Back in those days, hotel costs were probably relatively cheaper, as staff costs were not nearly as high as they were now. So little old ladies on a decent pension or with investment income could afford to live in a hotel. The hotel benefits by having the guaranteed income and the residents gets a discount on the normal room rate. I'd love to live in a hotel, no cooking or cleaning to do.

Dave ... I can make your dream come true....  I hear that the The Clarence and The Tudno Castle have vacancies!!!!  L0L L0L L0L


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« Reply #114 on: February 15, 2011, 04:09:37 AM »
Evening illuminations summer 1963:
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« Reply #115 on: February 15, 2011, 05:19:40 AM »
Not as busy as the 50's, 60's or 70's, but this scene from June 1982 shows Llandudno was still a popular holiday destination:

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« Reply #116 on: February 15, 2011, 05:26:35 AM »
Enquiry booth on Llandudno promenade, 1929. Two women bathers wrapped in towels wait at the window of this London, Midland & Scottish Railway promenade booth.

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« Reply #117 on: February 15, 2011, 05:28:57 AM »
August 1935: Holidaymakers enjoying a game of leap-frog on the pier at Llandudno.

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« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2011, 06:24:25 AM »
Bathing machines on the beach circa 1880. The Baths Hotel is visible in the distance.

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« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2011, 06:25:43 AM »
The bandstand circa 1880:

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« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2011, 06:25:43 AM »