Photo from Colin’s blog of a pre war Birmingham family enjoying themselves on Rhyl Beach
I’m not the first to have a lasting affection for my home town that has turned online.
One of my inspirations has been Colin Jones’ blog, which has been a constant source of amusement, memories and enjoyment.
I feature in one of the posts together with the Rhyl Junior High School Rugby team of 1969. My abiding memory of that team was playing on a frozen pitch at Glyndwr (then the Junior High School) and performing what others described as a ‘brave’ blockage of a long kicked ball with a rather sensitive part of my anatomy. I knew I had dome some serious damage, but it was thirty seconds, due to the cold, before the agony kicked in.
The blog is a compendium of key places, events and people that makes up the historical fabric of the town. Strange to think that so much of what was our daily lives as children now forms historical records, of which, without people like Colin, would be lost in faded memories.
I send Colin my thanks and best wishes as he scales down the blog and concentrates on new challenges. Thank you for your research and insights into our great town.