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Ian

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2010, 08:00:38 AM »
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DaveR

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Re: Old Postcards - Colwyn Bay Area
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2010, 08:31:10 PM »
St. Enoch's Hotel, Colwyn Bay, in the 1920s:

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« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2010, 08:33:16 PM »
Tan Y Bryn Bridge, looking towards Mochdre. The A55 now runs through this area on the line of the railway and the railway line has been moved to the right..

DaveR

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« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2010, 08:35:09 PM »
Llawr Pentre, Old Colwyn. My Father spent some of his early years in one of the white cottages to the right.

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« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2010, 08:36:58 PM »
Early view of the beach along from Colwyn Bay to Rhos On Sea, where the Promenade now runs:

DaveR

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« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2010, 08:38:49 PM »
The Wedgewood Cinema, originally the Arcadia, in Princes Drive, Colwyn Bay. Now the site of the Post Office extension, it was demolished around 1980 to allow the building of the A55.

DaveR

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« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2010, 08:40:28 PM »
Colwyn Bay Station Forecourt in 1979:



DaveR

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« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2010, 08:41:59 PM »
Princess Cinema in Princes Drive, Colwyn Bay. Now a J D Wetherspoon pub called 'Y Ty Lluniau/The Picture House':

DaveR

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« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2010, 08:42:40 PM »
The Pavilion Band (looks like the Pavilion in Eirias Park) at Colwyn Bay:

DaveR

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« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2010, 08:47:38 PM »
Mechanical Elephant giving childrens rides in 1951:

DaveR

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« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2010, 08:48:45 PM »
The Colwyn Bay Hotel in 1972. Disgracefully demolished to allow the building of the Princess Court monstrosity:

DaveR

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« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2010, 09:20:45 PM »
Rare landward side view of the Colwyn Bay Hotel:

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« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2010, 12:36:36 AM »
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The Colwyn Bay Hotel in 1972. Disgracefully demolished to allow the building of the Princess Court monstrosity:

I don't know much about Colwyn Bay, but that building looks fantastic.
It is a terrible crime when buildings such as that are allowed to be demolished. They NEVER come bacg again.

In Bradford where I hail from originally, there was a hotel called The Alexandra, where top stars of the day (such as Laurel and Hardy) stayed when they played the Alhambra theatre opposite.
It was a delightful structure, full of character, history and charm.  Now its a concrete car park.   it makes me  :puke2: :puke2:
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Ian

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« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2010, 07:48:58 AM »
Interestingly, the building that replaced it had  difficulty getting the council building inspectors to approve the final phases, so poor was the quality of construction. 
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« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2010, 09:21:52 AM »
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Colwyn Bay Station Forecourt in 1979:
  Wow, thats how I remember it and there was a great little fun fair nearby too D)  now all gone :'(
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