Peace Day Celebrations on Rhyl Promenade 1919

As we approach November 11th, this film shows Peace Day celebrations on Rhyl promenade in 1919 – a year after the Great War ended. The grainy pictures show what is probably the Rhyl Silver Band marching along the promenade.

unfortunately, a few miles away, at Kinmel Camp, thousands of Canadian soldiers were left waiting for ships to become available to repatriate them. As they waited Influenza broke out. The military authorities  were worried about a mutiny and the Canadians attacking Rhyl. Several Canadian soldiers were shot or died of the flu in the unrest. They are buried in the Marble Church at Bodelwyddan. A terrible end for these brave men.

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Peace Day Rhyl 1919

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