Tag Archives: Foryd

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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The end of the Rhyl hovercraft… RNLI rescue

The world’s first hovercraft service came to an ignominious end on the 17th September 1962. The hovercraft had completed its summer schedule and was tied up near the harbour, awaiting a tow back to its base in Liverpool for repairs and servicing.

She became adrift in high seas and the Rhyl Lifeboat was launched to rescue her. My cousin Gerald was involved in the rescue that night, helping to secure the hovercraft.

See more from the RNLI archive here

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