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Paulakelsall

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #119 on: October 18, 2011, 10:37:33 PM »
Regarding the photo (posted Sept  10) of the two boats on the Quay, my dad believes they could be the "Penorva" (wooden vessel) owned by Jack Williams (jack Nick) & "Glenmoore" (dark blue boat) which belonged to the Barr brothers.


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« Reply #120 on: April 21, 2012, 06:00:41 PM »
I found a good collection of old photos of conwy and llandudno on this website.

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BilkoBailey

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« Reply #121 on: April 30, 2012, 02:42:44 PM »
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Conwy's Civic Hall ablaze sometime in the 1960s - does anyone have a date for this yet?
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The Theatres Trust web site has it listed as in continuous use until 1966 when it was rebuilt after the fire.

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« Reply #122 on: July 25, 2012, 02:29:44 PM »
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Miss Barlleg's school Conwy in 1885 - but where was it located?

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I took some photos a while back round the back of The Mansion in Conwy high Street and the background houses look very familiar to the ones located there.  I'll have to upload the pics to confirm.
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Pendragon

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« Reply #123 on: July 25, 2012, 04:25:03 PM »
These are the little houses I was talking about.......maybe they were the servants quarters at some time?  The little door made me think that it was maybe where the school was in the above the post.
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« Reply #124 on: December 22, 2012, 09:15:38 PM »
Conwy Honey Fair, September 15th, 1960. Photo by Geoff Charles.

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BilkoBailey

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy (Reply #57 on: November 10, 2010, 12:11:48 AM)
« Reply #125 on: February 26, 2014, 02:09:26 PM »
Thanks for these lovely photos.  As a young boy brought up on the Morfa, I recognise many features in these pics, Including Beach House, my grandparent's house, and The Beacons - in whose ruins I used to play.  However, whilst the first photo is certainly one of many Army camps of that era - it is most definitely NOT Conwy Morfa.  A cursory examination of the adjacent river & skyline will confirm this (by those familiar with the area - or by comparison to the other photos which are "The Morfa" camp). :o



BrianP

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« Reply #126 on: February 26, 2014, 08:42:43 PM »
Hello BilkoBailey,
You are correct, The first postcard in the group of tented camps on the Morfa is at Deganwy. You can see the main channel of the river at low tide, on the left. And because it looks out over towards Anglesey, no high ground over the horizon.
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Pendragon

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« Reply #127 on: February 28, 2014, 10:14:40 PM »
This picture was in Chrissy's Kitchen in Conwy.  She said she had received it from a friend a few years ago.  I asked if I could copy it and in return I reframed it.  I've never seen this picture before and so I asked the locals in the Legion.  They were divided between Rosemary Lane which runs up between the Railway station and the HSB Bank (was) and the where the Harbour Office is situated now.  Personally because you can see the turret in the background and it matches up with the view now, it's unmistakably where the Harbour office is.  It looks like it too used to be a pub but I've yet to find out which one.
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BilkoBailey

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« Reply #128 on: March 01, 2014, 04:28:37 PM »
Would that be "The Royal Oak"?

Pendragon

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« Reply #129 on: March 03, 2014, 03:35:55 PM »
No the Royal Oak was on the Quay but the other side near the Smallest House.
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« Reply #130 on: August 03, 2015, 12:45:51 PM »
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Paulakelsall

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« Reply #131 on: October 04, 2017, 12:08:14 AM »
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This picture was in Chrissy's Kitchen in Conwy.  She said she had received it from a friend a few years ago.  I asked if I could copy it and in return I reframed it.  I've never seen this picture before and so I asked the locals in the Legion.  They were divided between Rosemary Lane which runs up between the Railway station and the HSB Bank (was) and the where the Harbour Office is situated now.  Personally because you can see the turret in the background and it matches up with the view now, it's unmistakably where the Harbour office is.  It looks like it too used to be a pub but I've yet to find out which one.

Whilst researching "Rodyn" the birth place of a relation in Conwy (Owen Owens b1817-d1899), I came across the following information and wondered if one of the properties in the photo could indeed be Rodyn?

CONWY QUAY
ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
REPORT NO. 273
Prepared for :
CONWY COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL
November, 1997 by Andrew Davidson
Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeoloegol Gwynedd Gwynedd Archaeological Trust

Lifeboat station and former cottages called 'Rodyn'.  A modern building with pebble dashed walls and pitched slate roof which houses the Inshore Rescue Boat. A row of cottages formerly stood on this site, which were taken down in the 1920's. They were called '"Rodyn" after the lime-kiln (ocryn=kiln) which preceded them and which is shown on the 1777 Holland map. The cottages are visible on a number of photographs and on a painting by Warren Williams (information kindly supplied by Mrs Pattison).