Tag Archives: Foryd

Rhyl Funfairs 1959

This video encapsulates the Fairs as I remember them from family outings.

Look out for the Gaff… the walkway up between the two fairs where Les Williams had his stall and budgies – I managed to work a week there before succumbing to the flu!

The Satellite, the fast moving rocket ships, was a particular favourite. The Mad Mouse was a particularly vicious ride – see how the riders are jerked around the corners…

Thanks to Michael Theaker who produced this little gem…

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Simpler days: Rhyl Promenade and funfair in 1977…

 

A smashing video from the North Wales Nostalgia group outlining a day out in Rhyl in 1977!

 

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Shipwrecks off Rhyl

Thoughts of my cousin Gerald’s service on the Lifeboat got me thinking about how treacherous the North Wales coast has been and why we have a lifeboat station in Rhyl.

Gerald, like many of the seagoing community of Rhyl knew the whereabouts of the most famous local wreck, The Resurgam, and from his fishing activities, was aware of the location of both ship and aircraft wreckage in the bay.

Colin Jones was one step ahead of me having already done some research…

Colin Jones BlogSpot Wrecks off Rhyl

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The aftermath of the Hovercraft rescue….

Linked to the earlier post about the Hovercraft in Rhyl in 1962, this short film footage shows the repair efforts the day after the Hovercraft slipped her moorings in high seas and was rescued by the Rhyl lifeboat. Thanks to Graeme Rich for posting this…

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