Rhyl History Club

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You can’t beat the enthusiasm and passion of local volunteers researching the history of their district.

Rhyl History Club comes into that category. They represent the combined wisdom of many years. This is a typical post of theirs…

Rhyl Carnival 1929

 

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Rhyl Lifeboat and my cousin, Gerald

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April 9th 2017… Special day today as my cousin Gerald’s ashes were scattered at sea off the coast of Rhyl.

A magnificent gesture by his RNLI family brought the boats from Llandudno and Hoylake to the town. There were six coxswains on board and none could remember when three lifeboats and the Rhyl inshore boat had appeared off Rhyl, let alone entered Foryd Harbour. The family were able to accompany the boats out on a fishing vessel. These are some of the photos of the event… you can see some pictures here

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How lucky we are to have such a dedicated team of volunteers in our town.

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Rhyl Positive

Rhyl Promenade and Pavilion 1974

Rhyl Promenade and Pavilion 1974

 

The old home town takes a bit of a battering at times and it can be difficult to see the positives in all the negative press.

Like many British seaside resorts, Rhyl has experienced many economic and social woes since the heyday of tourism. Since the 1970s the town has had to try and re-invent itself with a broader based economy. The former local MP and Welsh Assembly Member Chris Ruane, and Ann Jones have been particularly successful in winning development resources for the town, but it has been a long and difficult task and some locals have grown very impatient with the long lead times for new investment. Recently there have been significant developments on the promenade and this perhaps signals a more diverse and prosperous future.

This article was a riposte to a very negative article posted about life in the town…

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Rhyl Holidays 1960s

A great film of life in Rhyl in a 1960s summer posted by friend and collaborator Chris Turner…

Click here to watch…

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