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Rhos On Sea & Colwyn Bay
« Reply #-1 on: September 07, 2010, 06:32:21 PM »
Talk about the Old Days in Rhos On Sea and the Bay...
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« on: September 07, 2010, 09:16:34 PM »
This subject interests me. It was completly by chance that, around 18 months go, I came across the old Colwyn Bay forum.I could not believe my eyes---here were people writing and asking about things,people and places that I remembered from many years ago.Ive been hooked on the forum ever since, despite the fact that the Rhos interest disappeared completly after the first loss of posts.  So perhaps now, with the fresh start, might be a good time to see if the old Rhos readers are still around.  So----Does anyone remember "Old Bills" which was an amusement arcade right on the corner of the prom in Rhos?  Well, I'd better correct myself.Not an arcade so much, more a glorified hut with about 12 to 15 very primitive arcade type machines.  Mike

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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 09:25:51 PM »
I remember you saying that 'Old Bills' was on the right hand side of what was then Fortes (now Ninos). Fortes, of course, moved over the road sometime in the 1950s and built a wooden shack on what was originally the site of Pye's Promenade Garage. In the mid 1960s (1963?), they cleared the site and built the present Fortes building:

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Mike, you'll recall that I said I took a photo of one of Parker's ancient gambling machines at that little arcade in Pensarn - here it is:
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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 04:42:48 AM »
Rhos-on-Sea swimming pool was a favorite haunt of mine.


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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 07:57:32 AM »
About when was that closed, T?
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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 09:51:28 PM »
I THINK, and only think, it closed around the time that the new pool was built in Eirias Park, which I think (not very good on firm facts am I ) was around the end of 1980.Mike

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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 09:58:13 PM »
If only you lot read my blog...  _))*
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 08:03:32 AM »
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I do Dave....early 90's.  ;D

Found this interesting view:


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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 07:28:44 AM »
Punch & Judy in the area has traditionally been associated with Llandudno, but another member of the famous Codman family Bert, had two pitches, one in Rhos on Sea and the other at the entrance to Colwyn Bay's Victoria Pier.

 

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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 07:45:28 AM »
Pye's Coaches was a well known Rhos-on-Sea company. The first photo shows a horse-drawn Pye's coach. The photo below is a Pyes motorcoach from the 1950's.
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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 08:10:01 AM »
Some old postcards depicting Rhos-on-Sea:

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 08:13:02 AM »
A few more:
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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2010, 08:34:59 AM »
Four more postcards:

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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2010, 08:43:55 AM »
This one shows a horse-drawn carriage from the Rhos Abbey Hotel. I was wondering what the purpose of the tree trunks in the foreground were for. A simple breakwater perhaps?

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Re: Rhos On Sea
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2010, 08:53:55 AM »
Maybe? The promenade here used to be a dead end just outside the what was later the Rhos Abbey hotel - the grounds of the Rhos Fynach extended all over what is now the Rhos point area. The red brick Rhos Abbey Hotel itself was built on what was once the farmyard of the Rhos Fynach;

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