This video brings back very pleasant memories for me of the Rhyl of my youth.
The little boy featured in the cine film is my old friend from secondary school Gareth Williams and I would say that this film was taken in 1960/61.
It features the hairdresser’s, the Marine Lake, Punch and Judy and the Beach, just as I remember them when I used to go to the fair with my family on Easter Monday.
Gareth was a gentle soul who is alas no longer with us. He followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Merchant Navy.
I first came across this film a few years ago when Mrs Gaynor Williams, Gareth’s mum, gave us permission to use it as part of a community film and documentary. Mrs Williams retains the copyright on this film.