Category Archives: Rhyl Life

Christmas Bargains on the Reso Trilogy…

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Christmas is coming, and as well as the goose getting fat, now is a great time to buy the Reso books. The prices tend to go down at this time of year and then rise in the run up to Christmas so this is the ideal time to be buying them as Christmas presents. I don’t know how they can afford to do them at this prices as they are way below cost price!

If you go to Amazon and search Ambrose Conway all three books will appear.

Alternatively you might like to buy them in your local bookshop.

Current best prices are:

Resolution 2.83 GBP  (Amazon Prime)

Beyond the Reso  1.65 GBP  (Amazon Prime)

The Reso  5.68 GBP

Find out more here:

Ambrose Conway Books

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Beyond the Reso currently on sale for 2.61GBP on Amazon!

The ideal Christmas present – some great prices on all three Reso books including  2.61 GBP on Amazon!

Check the best prices out here:

 

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Resolution…cheap as chips! 4.27 a book!

The third in the Reso trilogy cheap as chips …

 

 

 

 

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New Beyond the Reso for GBP 3.05

Crikey… I don’t know how they do it but 3.05 for Beyond the Reso! An ideal Christmas steal!

 

 

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Rhyl’s secret passages

As a lad I used many short cuts around Rhyl and assumed that everyone else knew of them.

One of my favourites was pointed out to me by my dad. He grew up in King’s Avenue, and the family continued living in the same house after he got married.

When he moved into the first marital home in Gwynfryn Avenue, he showed me the short cut he used to travel between King’s Avenue and our house in what seemed to be an unfeasibly quick time.

From his house in Kings Avenue he would cross to Oxford Grove and turn into an entry of maybe twenty metres. At the end of the entry was a corrugated iron gate. Once you passed through it you would think it was just another back gate to the houses in the Grove. You were now standing in the much bigger entry which was at the back of West Kinmel Street. When you came out from this entry you were looking at the old Rhyl Engine Shed near the corner of Ffynnongroew Road.

It must be close to fifty years since I last used this short cut. Is it still there I wonder?

It always seemed mysterious to me and I thought it was just my dad and I’s secret passage.

Hardly secret, but the little wooded entry between Mona Terrace and Mount Road which opened out onto Grange Road was always a great short cut.

The footpath over the railway from Lynton Walk gave access to the pathway that bordered the railway and led to some steps onto Grange Road Bridge – short-cutting and trainspotting was always a winning combination with me.

On the Reso was the little footbridge over the Cut at the top end of Gwynfryn Avenue. This was a favourite place to catch sticklebacks and eels. In fact, there were footpaths for much of the length of the cut and if nettles or rats were not a problem you could navigate around the town following the Cut. I even ventured under the bridge where the Cut  went under the railway tracks. My mum would have had kittens as she always gave me morbid warnings of the horrors that would await me if I played in the Cut, ventured near the bottomless brickpond, or messed about in the Foryd. She seemed to suffer from hydrophobia.

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For years I thought  mine was the only solo expedition to venture through there and it was only recently when I mentioned it to Peter Trehearn that he disabused me of the fact as it was a regular haunt of his!

So what have I missed? Where else in Rhyl were there secret passageways?

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