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Members' Lounge => Games, Jokes & Quizzes => Topic started by: DaveR on September 03, 2010, 10:36:47 PM

Title: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 03, 2010, 10:36:47 PM
Quiz Time - Rules of the Game:

1) You can post a photo of a location and ask other members to guess its location.
2) Alternatively, you can post a question relating to a building, location or persons and ask other members to guess the answer.
3) All questions must relate to the Three Towns area of Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Conwy and it's good idea to state which general area in the question, i.e. "Whereabouts is this building is situated in central Llandudno?' or 'This person was involved for many years with live entertainment in Colwyn Bay?'.
4) If there are no correct answers within a day or so, the person posing the question can then post a series of clues until the correct answer is guessed.
5) It's probably a good idea for the person posting the question to confirm that an answer is correct before we move onto the next question.
6) Everyone is welcome to post a question or to try and guess the answer. Don't be shy!



I'll kick off Quiz Time on the new forum with a new photo question - where will you find this in central Llandudno?

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on September 04, 2010, 12:08:44 PM
The brickwork looks like the station.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 04, 2010, 06:18:07 PM
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The brickwork looks like the station.

Well spotted! Its the wall of what is now the car wash and what was once part of the Station goods yard.
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Post by: ormegolf on September 06, 2010, 08:46:31 PM
I know it well---I park there every day Mike
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 07, 2010, 10:52:17 PM
This is a question from the old forum that was never answered - where will you find this lady in central Llandudno?
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Post by: Nemesis on September 08, 2010, 09:02:26 AM
Only a wild guess--The Broadway?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 08, 2010, 09:06:43 AM
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Only a wild guess--The Broadway?
Wrong end of town, I'm afraid. It's close to a few other bars and clubs though.  ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on September 08, 2010, 09:10:03 AM
Sounds like Upper Mostyn Street-- will peel my eyes when I go out
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Post by: Paddy on September 09, 2010, 08:32:37 PM
It's the photographer on Upper Mostyn Street. I'm not sure of the name of the gallery but I think it's something like "Image Gallery."
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 09, 2010, 08:37:28 PM
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It's the photographer on Upper Mostyn Street. I'm not sure of the name of the gallery but I think it's something like "Image Gallery."
...is the correct answer!  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Paddy on September 09, 2010, 08:45:02 PM
I'll see if I can see anything interesting to test the readers while I'm pootling about in my cab.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 09, 2010, 08:51:56 PM
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I'll see if I can see anything interesting to test the readers while I'm pootling about in my cab.
Yes, please do, the more the merrier. It'll have to be pretty obscure to escape the eagle eyes of Steve though.  D)

How about this one:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Paddy on September 09, 2010, 09:03:41 PM
I've got "The Tree Towns" to work with now Dave. Steve's book only covers Llandudno!

Curiously, I've never seen him and Trojan in the same room either.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 11, 2010, 08:45:26 PM
You never will either, mate!  :)

First clue for the Lyons Maid Ice Cream sign - the shop it is attached to is no longer trading....
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on September 11, 2010, 08:53:21 PM
Newsagents---Madoc Street????
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 11, 2010, 09:31:37 PM
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Newsagents---Madoc Street????
Yep, it's the old Waverley/Red News on Madoc Street.  :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 12, 2010, 03:20:35 PM
Which business in Llandudno would like you to relax....?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 15, 2010, 01:59:52 AM
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I've got "The Tree Towns" to work with now Dave. Steve's book only covers Llandudno!

Curiously, I've never seen him and Trojan in the same room either.

Must be a bl**dy big book Paddy.  :laugh:

 "Tree Towns" - now there's the Irish coming out in you.  ;D

 

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Paddy on September 15, 2010, 07:16:43 AM
Trojan, I've just fired my proof reader!
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on September 20, 2010, 12:23:08 AM
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Which business in Llandudno would like you to relax....?

Right Dave, either people have given up on this quiz question, forgotten about it or you just have us beat.

1, Whats the answer?
2, Will you set another one?
3, Why the hell is this thread in Times past? .....there are 2 other sections more suitable, and you were quick to remove my 'favourite pubs' thread to another one !!

Fest...
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 20, 2010, 07:28:27 AM
Is the store manager's name Frankie by any chance?  ;D

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 20, 2010, 09:14:04 AM
I'd forgotten about this question, I was sure someone would have got it straight away! Its an advertising board not far from the Pier entrance but what is it advertising? Surely you wont need any more coaching to answer the question?  _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on September 20, 2010, 10:56:32 AM
Alpine Coaches
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 20, 2010, 05:22:46 PM
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Alpine Coaches
You got it! Its the advertising board attached to the railings by the Pier Entrance:
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Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 20, 2010, 08:45:33 PM
Easy one......What is the significance of this gap between two buildings in central Llandudno?

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 20, 2010, 09:19:01 PM
If I'm not mistaken, 101 Mostyn St (Penrhyn House) is on the right and 103 Mostyn St is on the left.

There used to be a pathway to the shore, that ran between the two buildings.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 20, 2010, 09:53:15 PM
Correct! I knew that one wouldn't last long....  :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on September 20, 2010, 11:01:41 PM
Is there an Emoticon that shows me ''kicking myself''?   I see that bluddy Alpine Coaches sign every day ...I also knew that the passage to the promenade had been blocked off (Ivor Wynne Davies book again!!)

Now ...why is this thread in Times Past ??    Come on lets have it ... you moderators are usually so logicalin these matters.

Having said that, I remember what happened the last time we had a ''re-organisation'' on the old forum !!   Y^^Y
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 21, 2010, 08:12:57 AM
I suppose it could be in 'Ask A Local', I'll move it there.  :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 21, 2010, 08:43:25 PM
Where in central Llandudno will you find the remains of this mosaic floor?

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 21, 2010, 09:34:23 PM
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Is there an Emoticon that shows me ''kicking myself''?   I see that bluddy Alpine Coaches sign every day ...I also knew that the passage to the promenade had been blocked off (Ivor Wynne Davies book again!!)

Now ...why is this thread in Times Past ??    Come on lets have it ... you moderators are usually so logicalin these matters.

Having said that, I remember what happened the last time we had a ''re-organisation'' on the old forum !!   Y^^Y

Kick yourself again - it's Ivor Wynne Jones.  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 21, 2010, 09:56:10 PM
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Where in central Llandudno will you find the remains of this mosaic floor?



St Georges Place....perhaps?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on September 22, 2010, 12:16:54 AM
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I suppose it could be in 'Ask A Local', I'll move it there.  :)

??? Ask a local??   I was thinking Games and Jokes,   or Hobbies and Pastimes.

It matters not,  I'll join in wherever it is...

My apologies to Ivor Wynne Jones ,  I must have had a senior moment there .. ))* ))* :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on September 22, 2010, 10:35:42 AM
Mostyn Street, one of the small shops near the Kings Arms opposite bog island ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 22, 2010, 08:41:06 PM
Not St. Georges Place or Mostyn Street....but....you're pretty close. ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Jack on September 23, 2010, 05:18:18 PM
Clonmel Street?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 23, 2010, 05:54:34 PM
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Clonmel Street?
Correct! Its the clothes shop cross the road to the Alex pub.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on September 23, 2010, 11:27:40 PM
Yes, you nipped in before me...I saw the mosaic just tonight.

Its the shop that sells old ladies pinnies,   A La Mode is its name .... damn shame the mosaic has been ruined.

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 24, 2010, 05:57:28 PM
That's the one, Fester. A shame that the original shopfront was ripped out at some point and replaced with a bland modern one.

Where in Llandudno will you find this gateway?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on September 24, 2010, 06:22:11 PM
Is it on the plateau area just above Ardwy Orme? 
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on September 24, 2010, 06:29:50 PM
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Is it on the plateau area just above Ardwy Orme? 

...Or is it just above Haulfre Gardens?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 24, 2010, 06:57:59 PM
Hugo takes the prize! I was expecting it to last a little longer than that.. :D Yes, it was once the gateway separating the garden of Ardwy Orme with the Orme behind.

 $3towns$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Paddy on September 24, 2010, 07:18:25 PM
I noticed this sign this morning. Does anyone recognise it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 01:25:30 AM
I've had a butchers (butchers hook - look) at that sign many times Paddy. It was were Edward Owen had his shop at 67 Mostyn St. The third photo shows his shop circa 1890. It is said that he was the town's first butcher, and that he first set-up his first business from the same shed on the foreshore in which the town was planned.

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 02:08:21 AM
Edward Owen and family:
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Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 02:46:48 AM
Alright, back to business, where will you find this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 08:24:32 AM
Is it the one at West Shore?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 09:37:51 AM
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Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 10:32:37 AM
Ah, it's the one by the Beach Cafe car park, rather than the one by the Toilets. Still all West Shore though so...  D) :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 10:33:51 AM
Where will you find this rather nice piece of cast ironwork?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 11:22:02 AM
Hmmmm.......looks familiar Dave.  :huh1:

Top of the St George's Hotel.  D) :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 11:32:28 AM
Where's this place?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 09:02:36 PM
Hmmm, a pub that Trojan frequents...we're better start looking at the lower end of the market.  _))*

Looks a bit smart for the Links Hotel though.  ;D

Maybe one in the Upper Mostyn Street area? The London? Gresham?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 09:31:31 PM
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Hmmm, a pub that Trojan frequents...we're better start looking at the lower end of the market.  _))*

Looks a bit smart for the Links Hotel though.  ;D

Maybe one in the Upper Mostyn Street area? The London? Gresham?

What do you mean? The Links is one of the most exclusive establishments in town!  ZXZ

I'll give you that one, it is The London.  Z**

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 09:32:59 PM
Where will you find this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 09:35:06 PM
Maybe up at the Summit?  ;D
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Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 09:40:22 PM
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Maybe up at the Summit?  ;D

Correct!  &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 09:41:23 PM
How about this mosaic flooring?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 09:50:41 PM
Parker's Welsh Rock Shop?
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Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 09:59:29 PM
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Parker's Welsh Rock Shop?

Yes, M'Lady.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 10:01:05 PM
Only one thing gave it away easily, the pink paint on the window frames. Should have cropped it a little harder, my friend! ))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 10:04:15 PM
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Only one thing gave it away easily, the pink paint on the window frames. Should have cropped it a little harder, my friend! ))*

Bah, humbug!    :rage:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 10:05:15 PM
What does this shop sell nowadays?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 25, 2010, 10:52:25 PM
Hmmm....is this Llandudno or Colwyn Bay?  ???
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 10:57:21 PM
Llandudno. It looks a little different nowadays but the building is the same one.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on September 25, 2010, 11:17:36 PM
Is it knitting wool Dave?

By the way ....you and Steve have been monopolising Quiz Time for the last 24 hours ...  I can't believe how many posts I have missed!

I was sat in that very seat in The London only last night ..!  Z** Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 25, 2010, 11:25:27 PM
Not knitting wool...but you're pretty close...... ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 26, 2010, 12:31:55 AM
I was under the impression that Enoch Davies had a shop in the Lower Mostyn St area.

How about here?

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 26, 2010, 03:08:38 PM
That's not the one, I'm afraid. Not Mostyn Street either. It certainly doesn't sell fruit any more. Vegetables?...well, maybe potatoes....
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on September 26, 2010, 03:33:11 PM
Fashion
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Post by: DaveR on September 26, 2010, 03:50:11 PM
Ah. When I said Fester was pretty close, I meant geographically to the shop I assume he was referring to, which is the wool shop on the corner of Lloyd Street and Madoc Street. Sorry for any confusion.

 ))*
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Post by: Yorkie on September 26, 2010, 05:35:52 PM
My mate Harry says it is a cafe!   ZXZ
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Post by: Fester on September 26, 2010, 07:17:46 PM
Potatoes are not vegetables ...no wonder there is an obesity problem in this country !!   :laugh: :laugh:

I think those premises must be Tribells now,  therefore the answer must be Fish and Chips.


The Greedy and Self Righteous Fester.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 26, 2010, 07:27:07 PM
Well done, Fester, it is Tribells, here's a postcard of it from the 1970s:
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Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on September 26, 2010, 07:32:48 PM
Whoo hoo!    <:<:<:<

I didn't even need a book for that one !

Whats next?  Bring it on ....
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 26, 2010, 07:52:54 PM
What street in central Llandudno?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Quiggs on September 26, 2010, 09:38:47 PM
It used to be a Coal distributors office. by Gordon's Garage, behind the Neville.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 27, 2010, 06:12:08 AM
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It used to be a Coal distributors office. by Gordon's Garage, behind the Neville.

Gordon's Garage was being demolished last time I was in town.
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Post by: DaveR on September 27, 2010, 08:13:02 AM
Well done Quiggs!  :D

Gordons/Vernons Garage is now....a car park.   ::)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 27, 2010, 09:34:54 AM
Which association regularly enters these gates? 
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 27, 2010, 09:48:28 AM
This is an interesting one. Is that Conwy Mountain in the background? Is this somewhere at the base of  Cwm Mountain? Looks like the Allotments at the end of Cwm Howard Lane??

The Llandudno Allotment Association, run by Charlotte Wilde?
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Post by: Trojan on September 27, 2010, 09:36:36 PM
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This is an interesting one. Is that Conwy Mountain in the background? Is this somewhere at the base of  Cwm Mountain? Looks like the Allotments at the end of Cwm Howard Lane??

The Llandudno Allotment Association, run by Charlotte Wilde?


Yep, you got it Dave.

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 27, 2010, 09:44:43 PM
What's the name of this, and how far down does it go?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 28, 2010, 06:27:13 PM
Is this at Great Orme Copper Mines?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 28, 2010, 09:18:40 PM
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Is this at Great Orme Copper Mines?

Yes it is.  ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 28, 2010, 09:38:20 PM
Oh, the Vivian Shaft!   _))* 470 feet deep.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on September 28, 2010, 10:09:08 PM
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Oh, the Vivian Shaft!   _))* 470 feet deep.

 _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on September 30, 2010, 10:21:17 PM
Which building in Llandudno is this? This one's fairly easy....  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Paddy on October 01, 2010, 07:28:17 AM
It's the Imperial Hotel Dave. I recognised the logo!
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Post by: Yorkie on October 01, 2010, 07:50:05 AM
Where will you find these little furry creatures?
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Post by: Quiggs on October 01, 2010, 09:59:14 AM
In a River or stream.     :D
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Post by: Nemesis on October 01, 2010, 10:14:47 AM
Colwyn bay Zoo ???? ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 01, 2010, 10:24:51 AM
Not Colwyn Bay Zoo - that would be too easy!    D)

This crowd of Quackers are their closest companions!   ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on October 01, 2010, 10:31:47 AM
Bodafon?
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Post by: Barbiroli on October 01, 2010, 12:37:32 PM
I know this is a long shot but could it be the Rowen water gardens?
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Post by: Barbiroli on October 01, 2010, 12:41:05 PM
Or maybe called Conway water gardens
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Post by: Yorkie on October 01, 2010, 01:41:25 PM
One up for Barbiroli - absolutely correct!   :Scot:
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Post by: DaveR on October 01, 2010, 02:34:25 PM
Is that the one by Rowen, that has the Pancake House?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 01, 2010, 03:59:14 PM
Yep! That's the one.   :P
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Post by: Barbiroli on October 01, 2010, 03:59:48 PM
That`s the one Dave
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 01, 2010, 04:01:04 PM
Here's an easier one, not local but very famous in North Wales.
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Post by: Quiggs on October 01, 2010, 04:09:03 PM
Top of the Horseshoe Pass ?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 01, 2010, 04:23:35 PM
That was obviously much too easy -  Yep it's the Ponderosa.    Great place to spend a few hours just watching the Bikers and Car enthusiasts.  Good food and not expensive.   :)  ZXZ   D)
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Post by: Quiggs on October 01, 2010, 04:57:55 PM
Must be about 45 Yrs. since I was last there ! About time I made a further visit.  Z**
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Post by: Nemesis on October 02, 2010, 08:48:19 AM
Must be 50 since I was up there, 'twas on a school trip on a doddery old coach, it was in a howling gale and somewhat hairy !
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 02, 2010, 03:49:34 PM
OK! - So this is a local teaser - (for some maybe).
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Post by: Bellringer on October 02, 2010, 04:59:00 PM
Toll house, Marine Drive, West Shore
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Post by: Yorkie on October 02, 2010, 07:00:29 PM
I'm gonna have to find something more difficult!!  Everybody's too clever by half!  )*)&
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Post by: DaveR on October 02, 2010, 07:35:03 PM
This is the back of which premises in Llandudno?
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Post by: norman08 on October 02, 2010, 09:51:36 PM
the back of the old r a club and the old national milk bar  [passage way to the side of the vic centre ]
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Post by: DaveR on October 02, 2010, 10:05:12 PM
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the back of the old r a club and the old national milk bar  [passage way to the side of the vic centre ]
Well Done, Norman!  :) Yes it's the back of what is now Cafe Express in Reform Street
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Post by: DaveR on October 02, 2010, 10:11:07 PM
What building is this?
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Post by: Fester on October 02, 2010, 10:41:58 PM
Methinks tis atop the Headlands Hotel..

Picture taken from near the Camera Obscura Dave?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 02, 2010, 10:46:12 PM
Correct, young Fester, but it was taken from the headland....above the Headland!  ;D
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Post by: Fester on October 02, 2010, 10:56:41 PM
By the way ... I tried to upload an image (a jpeg image) of The Headland from Trip Advisor, (a reputable source I reckon) .. to embroider my answer.

But the Forum said you cannot upload this type of file, it needs to be a jpeg !!   Well it was.!!
Then the Forum told me I had already posted this picture ... and would not let me repeat it .. but I hadn't.

Now, this occured to me a couple of weeks ago ... and the next day my computer was crashed and had to be repaired.
I do hope that was a coincidence...  any ideas what might be causing this?  my PC?  or something in the Forum software?

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Quiggs on October 02, 2010, 11:20:33 PM
I can't resist this, maybe it was the Freemasons.    D) D) D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on October 02, 2010, 11:38:52 PM
Oh? I would have thought you would have put it down to my dismally low IQ?

In fairness it is more likely to actually BE my low IQ in this matter ...  I often fail to upload images properly. ..  ))*  not my strong suit.

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 03, 2010, 08:25:27 AM
I think the problem was that the forum software allowed jpgs, but not jpegs. I've changed it now - the following file types are acceptable:

gif    
jpg  
jpeg  
pdf
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 03, 2010, 09:23:24 AM
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I can't resist this, maybe it was the Freemasons.    D) D) D)

I could tell you - but it's a SECRET!!   L0L  _))*  L0L  _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 03, 2010, 01:18:59 PM
Another puzzler - where is this ?   ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on October 04, 2010, 07:47:02 AM
Bit late, Mate , it's been answered.      ))*    Water Gardens and Fishing place at Rowen.  The animal type is correct though!   )*)&
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Post by: Trojan on October 04, 2010, 08:37:44 AM
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Bit late, Mate , it's been answered.      ))*    Water Gardens and Fishing place at Rowen.  The animal type is correct though!   )*)&

Ah, I've deleted it. I was missing three pages somehow.  :paranoid:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 04, 2010, 08:47:47 PM
Is this in Llandudno?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 04, 2010, 09:30:15 PM
Now that the forum covers a far larger geographic area, it's probably a good idea for the person posting a question to say which one of the three towns it is in.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 04, 2010, 10:06:15 PM
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Now that the forum covers a far larger geographic area, it's probably a good idea for the person posting a question to say which one of the three towns it is in.

Yes, quite. Rowen appears to be some miles outside Conwy.

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 05, 2010, 09:08:50 AM
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Is this in Llandudno?

YES!   $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 05, 2010, 09:13:52 AM
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Now that the forum covers a far larger geographic area, it's probably a good idea for the person posting a question to say which one of the three towns it is in.

Glyn Isa, Rowen, Conwy LL32 8TP

http://www.conwywatergardens.co.uk/ (http://www.conwywatergardens.co.uk/)

It IS in Conwy!!   *&(   $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on October 06, 2010, 12:17:27 AM
I'm totally confused now .... is this building in Conwy or Llandudno?   Please confirm.

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 06, 2010, 08:22:44 AM
The building is in Llandudno.  Repeat LLANDUDNO!   D)

I was answering two different questions!     )*)&


p.s.  It is not exactly a hay flap as the piccy title suggests!   $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 06, 2010, 09:35:40 PM
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Now that the forum covers a far larger geographic area, it's probably a good idea for the person posting a question to say which one of the three towns it is in.

Glyn Isa, Rowen, Conwy LL32 8TP

http://www.conwywatergardens.co.uk/ (http://www.conwywatergardens.co.uk/)

It IS in Conwy!!   *&(   $uk

Yes.....the County of Conwy. Llandudno is in Conwy too....... ???
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on October 06, 2010, 10:31:52 PM
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Is this in Llandudno?

This one seems to have us stumped ... any chance of a cryptic clue Yorkie?

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 07, 2010, 06:17:54 AM
I have a funny feeling it's in Penrhyn Bay.  :paranoid:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2010, 08:47:20 AM
Have a close look at the back of Llandudno Town Hall!    _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 07, 2010, 09:05:03 AM
That as a good one.

A mysterious hatch in the back of the Town Hall - what purpose can it serve? An emergency exit for councillors in the event of the taxpayers storming the building to protest at the lack of progress on the Pier Pavilion site?  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2010, 11:52:38 AM
An 'atch for the 'ay to feed all the braying donkeys at Council Meetings!  L0L  L0L  L0L  $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 07, 2010, 03:54:51 PM
Where exactly would you find this and what was it used for?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2010, 04:13:05 PM
On the Great Orme for tethering a Barrage Balloon!    <:<:<:<
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 07, 2010, 08:04:37 PM
Where exactly on the Orme are they Yorkie?

I've seen them for the first time myself today,  although I;ve walked walked in the area before.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2010, 12:55:20 PM
Am I right?    D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2010, 01:54:51 PM
I was thinking they were something to do with the Brammock Rods?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 08, 2010, 04:08:36 PM
They are not in that area Dave but there were two of those things in close proximity.   I'm hoping that Yorkie will come back with a more precise location.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2010, 04:33:53 PM
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Where exactly on the Orme are they Yorkie?
I've seen them for the first time myself today,  although I;ve walked walked in the area before.

Can't actually tell you - you know the Masons and all that - its a secret!!   _))*   :P

Actually I haven't a clue - I just made an intelligent (I thought so anyway) guess based on the caption to the photograph and the terrain.     I had a look round myself today and couldn't find it!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2010, 05:19:01 PM
Are they down at the gunsites perhaps?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on October 08, 2010, 06:50:20 PM
Walk to the top of the Tank Track and take the path which doubles back to the left. Veer left and up to the hill/cliff top overlooking the Marine Drive.---------- :-X
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 08, 2010, 09:37:55 PM
Spot on Nemesis, they are near the Cottage Loaf and other rock formations.

Now do you know what they are as I haven't a clue.    They may be as Yorkie suggested but I think that they are sited too close to each other for that.

I've a vague memory that there was a building in that area many years ago and those things may have some connection to it.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2010, 09:43:55 PM
 *&(  Going on what you say, I'd guess they were anchor points for some sort of wire strapped onto a shed or similar to stop it sailing away in the high winds.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2010, 09:54:51 PM
Easy one...where is this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Quiggs on October 09, 2010, 12:55:52 AM
 The anchor points may have been for a Radar mast, as there was an experimental Radar station in that area during the war.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on October 09, 2010, 09:02:44 AM
THe Grand?-- theatre that is.


Think you could be right about the anchor points.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2010, 09:24:32 AM
It's not the Grand Theatre, I'm afraid.  ::)

This is the Grand's Ceiling:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4393171102_7d7e3c4a50_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/4393171102/)
Grand Theatre Tour - Llandudno (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/4393171102/) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: norman08 on October 09, 2010, 10:23:24 AM
 the town hall
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on October 09, 2010, 10:57:26 AM
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It's not the Grand Theatre, I'm afraid.  ::)

This is the Grand's Ceiling:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4393171102_7d7e3c4a50_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/4393171102/)
Grand Theatre Tour - Llandudno (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/4393171102/) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr

 ))*Same colour !
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 09, 2010, 09:06:22 PM
It will always be The Palladium to me.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2010, 09:22:07 PM
Well done, Trojan.  Z**

Fester was obviously too busy munching his bacon bap to gaze upwards when he's in there.  _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2010, 09:24:57 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this frieze?

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on October 09, 2010, 09:33:32 PM
Ooh .. Dave, I bet you are rubbing your hands right now.

I was with you when you snapped this .. but I think there should be a prize for the one who gets this.  Maybe a promotion in rank?  ££$ ££$





Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Quiggs on October 09, 2010, 10:07:45 PM
there was a bar in the Grand Hotel with a Roman Theme, can't recall the name, it could be accessed from the Pier. That's my guess.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on October 09, 2010, 10:16:29 PM
Oh heck ....
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2010, 10:26:49 PM
Well Done, Quiggs, it is the Roman Room in the Grand Hotel:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 10, 2010, 05:24:08 AM
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there was a bar in the Grand Hotel with a Roman Theme, can't recall the name, it could be accessed from the Pier. That's my guess.

That was an easy one.  :)

Adding to the Roman theme, there was a nightclub there in the 1970's called Caesars' Palace.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 10, 2010, 05:35:15 AM
Who are these Gentlemen, and for a bonus, where are they?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 10, 2010, 09:11:37 AM
Llandudno Field Club?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Quiggs on October 10, 2010, 01:18:47 PM
Dave I was just nodding off last night when Caesar's Palace popped up in my mind. Strange how the sub concious mind keeps on working on a problem. Sorry to interrupt the thread. ???
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 10, 2010, 03:31:51 PM
The chaps what built the Great Orme tram track etc. on which they are standing!    ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 10, 2010, 09:25:11 PM
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Dave I was just nodding off last night when Caesar's Palace popped up in my mind. Strange how the sub concious mind keeps on working on a problem. Sorry to interrupt the thread. ???

I also remember a small bar, off the Happy Valley Road side - the Mexico Bar.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 10, 2010, 09:26:55 PM
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Llandudno Field Club?

No, they were around long before Llandudno Field Club.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 10, 2010, 09:28:04 PM
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The chaps what built the Great Orme tram track etc. on which they are standing!    ££$

No, they are quite a distance from the Great Orme.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on October 10, 2010, 11:26:07 PM
I don't know WHO they are, (well not all of them anyway)

But I know exactly WHERE they are.

They are in coffins in various graveyards.... and have been for at least 60 years.

Do I take the prize?   L0L

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 11, 2010, 08:05:43 PM
How about the Llandudno Improvement Commissioners?

I take it the answer is Llandudno related?  ?{}?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Quiggs on October 11, 2010, 08:15:05 PM
Some are wearing Bow Ties, are they Freemasons laying the foundations of the Masonic Hall?   ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 11, 2010, 09:40:31 PM
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I don't know WHO they are, (well not all of them anyway)

But I know exactly WHERE they are.

They are in coffins in various graveyards.... and have been for at least 60 years.

Do I take the prize?   L0L



You should gain promotion to Captain for that one.  L0L  
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 11, 2010, 09:41:55 PM
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Some are wearing Bow Ties, are they Freemasons laying the foundations of the Masonic Hall?   ;D

 L0L No, however some could well have been Freemasons.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 11, 2010, 09:44:05 PM
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How about the Llandudno Improvement Commissioners?

I take it the answer is Llandudno related?  ?{}?

Yes, you've got it!  &well&

The first local authority was the 'Town Improvement Commissioners' established in 1854 and composed of local businessmen who worked hard to attract the venture capital needed to build expensive works such as the Pier and the Marine Drive.

I'll give you a clue as to their location.....
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 12, 2010, 08:25:33 PM
Are they down in the Conwy Valley, at the lakes that supplied Llandudno's water supply from 1880? Dulyn and Melinllyn?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 12, 2010, 10:07:20 PM
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Are they down in the Conwy Valley, at the lakes that supplied Llandudno's water supply from 1880? Dulyn and Melinllyn?

Yes they are, Llyn Dulyn!
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 12, 2010, 10:19:22 PM
Yayyyy!!

Where in Llandudno is this lamp?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Mikethewatch on October 12, 2010, 11:07:54 PM
Above Just Jents' Trinity buildings?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 13, 2010, 08:11:45 AM
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Above Just Jents' Trinity buildings?
....is the correct answer. Well Done Mike.  :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 13, 2010, 08:41:59 PM
I always wondered, whenever I saw a Great Orme tram operator, they always seemed to be holding-on to the front of the tram, with at least one hand, when it was in motion. Why the front of the tram and not anywhere else?

I took a ride one day and found out why. Do you know?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 13, 2010, 08:43:23 PM
Dead Man's Handle?  ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 13, 2010, 08:57:06 PM
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Dead Man's Handle?  ££$

Have you ever thought about taking a day off Dave?  ???

Yes, you are correct. I always thought they used a pedal, similar to a train locomotive drivers', "Dead Man's Pedal" but on the trams it's a device that fits around the operator's wrist like a watch bracelet. A cord stems from the bracelet which has a device similar to a key on the end which fits into a slot on the trams' electrical panel. If the driver collapses, the cord should pull-out from the slot, switching an electrical breaker which applies the brakes.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 13, 2010, 09:01:54 PM
I know you know this one too.  :D

What was presented to the town by Mrs William Jenkins of Birmingham in 1894?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 13, 2010, 09:06:42 PM
Yes, but I'll not answer it to give other a chance....  ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on October 13, 2010, 09:46:58 PM
Not sure, but I think I've seen this stone,  on Happy Valley Road?

It wasn't a foundation stone for the Pavilion (too late) .... or The Grand Hotel, (too early).

Is it to do with the public toilets? ....were they 'given' to the town in that year?

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 13, 2010, 10:04:59 PM
No, way off the mark there Fester. However, I suppose you could use it as a public toilet........if no one is watching.  :blank:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on October 13, 2010, 10:22:55 PM
 $booboo$   Ohh ... its niggling me this,  I've seen it in the last couple of days.

Is it outside Llandudno?    i.e., on the promenade at Rhos or Colwyn Bay?




Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 13, 2010, 10:26:22 PM
Oh no Fester, It's in Llandudno.

I know Dave can shed some light on it, if no one else can.  X:((
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 13, 2010, 10:30:25 PM
Clue: you'll find it on an island... ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 13, 2010, 10:32:46 PM
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Clue: you'll find it on an island... ££$

But if you use it as a public toilet, it won't be Bog Island! D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Quiggs on October 13, 2010, 11:21:34 PM
Horse Trough, Augusta St.   :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 14, 2010, 03:31:21 AM
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Horse Trough, Augusta St.   :D

Yes! Used it many a time on the way home from the Albert.  Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 14, 2010, 03:33:14 AM
Just watch out for that bl**dy bollard though  ))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 14, 2010, 07:23:29 AM
What's this building?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 14, 2010, 09:25:32 PM
Interesting, an old church that has been converted into 3 or 4 flats. Are we still in Llandudno, mate?  :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 15, 2010, 05:28:37 AM
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Interesting, an old church that has been converted into 3 or 4 flats. Are we still in Llandudno, mate?  :)

Errr....yes Dave, this one is interesting. $lol$ The building is definitely in Llandudno.

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Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 15, 2010, 06:25:45 PM
It's Ysgol Bodafon in Bodafon Lane.     Nice one Trojan, I've been thinking where it was all afternoon and only just realised.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Quiggs on October 15, 2010, 06:28:37 PM
I wonder if this is an old Church? It looks a little too pristine. The emblem/Coat of Arms above the door could be a Red Herring.   :-\
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 15, 2010, 10:53:26 PM
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It's Ysgol Bodafon in Bodafon Lane.     Nice one Trojan, I've been thinking where it was all afternoon and only just realised.

Well done Hugo!  $wales

Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 15, 2010, 10:58:43 PM
Where will you see this letter box?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 15, 2010, 11:22:04 PM
Hmmm I know this one but I'm saying nothing!  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 15, 2010, 11:27:24 PM
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Hmmm I know this one but I'm saying nothing!  :D

Looks like it's outside an old church that's been converted into 3 or 4 flats.  L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 15, 2010, 11:32:29 PM
 $smack$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 15, 2010, 11:37:57 PM
 _))* Reminds me of Parkhurst Prison '94
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 16, 2010, 10:44:15 AM
It's not outside an old Church Trojan but perhaps the owner  should have gone to Parkhurst too! 
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 16, 2010, 10:55:25 AM
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It's not outside an old Church Trojan but perhaps the owner  should have gone to Parkhurst too! 
Indeed!
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Post by: Hugo on October 16, 2010, 12:25:21 PM
I don't think that this Edward VII letterbox is listed either!      ::)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2010, 05:02:35 PM
I believe 'tis in Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno.    :P
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 16, 2010, 06:00:08 PM
Sorry Yorkie but it's not there.

I bet  not many letters are posted there by the residents now.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Bellringer on October 16, 2010, 08:10:28 PM
Plas y Dre (formerly Old Peoples' Home) or is it the one on Church Walks near the junction with Llewellyn Avenue?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Paddy on October 17, 2010, 04:56:15 AM
Set in the wall of the Gogarth Abbey site?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on October 17, 2010, 08:34:12 AM
Well done Paddy.    The site is protected by a wire fence but they have cut a bit out for people to use the letter box
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 17, 2010, 09:02:23 AM
Here is an easy one
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 17, 2010, 02:01:46 PM
Top of the Victoria memorial in Happy Valley.

What are Mr Riddell's premises in Llandudno used for nowadays?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Barbiroli on October 17, 2010, 02:04:47 PM
Is it the fat cat
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 17, 2010, 02:09:23 PM
I'm afraid not. You might not be a million miles away from the correct place, though.   ?{}?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 17, 2010, 04:21:17 PM
Back entrance to "Oscar's" place!!!    _))*  L0L  _))*  L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 17, 2010, 06:34:09 PM
I'm not really sure where you mean but, unless he owns a Restaurant, I don't think its this place.  ?{}?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Llechwedd on October 19, 2010, 11:59:34 AM
It was an ironmongers in Upper Mostyn Street next door to Pritchard's Lilac Cafe.  Not sure what it is now there's so many cafes and bars up there.
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Post by: DaveR on October 19, 2010, 03:30:56 PM
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It was an ironmongers in Upper Mostyn Street next door to Pritchard's Lilac Cafe.  Not sure what it is now there's so many cafes and bars up there.
Spot on, Llechwedd, it is now Pars Restaurant. Can you remember if the Lilac Cafe was on the left or right of it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 04:16:19 PM
Pars is up for sale due to retirement.

http://www.stdavidsproperty.com/asp/detail.asp?p=142 (http://www.stdavidsproperty.com/asp/detail.asp?p=142)

I remember the Lilac. Just trying to remember exactly where it was. Where the Mediterranian restaurant is today?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 19, 2010, 04:40:11 PM
In what year did a John Hughes obtain a lease from Mostyn Estates to open the Rest and Be Thankful kiosk on the Great Orme?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 05:09:03 PM
1878?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 19, 2010, 05:11:34 PM
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1878?
Correct!  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 19, 2010, 05:19:56 PM
Where is this building in Llandudno?  $hands$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2010, 01:26:35 PM
Ysgol Morfa, in Cwm Road
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Post by: DaveR on October 20, 2010, 02:11:19 PM
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Ysgol Morfa, in Cwm Road
I'm afraid not. You'd need to be over more in the West Shore direction.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2010, 03:41:41 PM
Maesdu Golf Club                     $uk               
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 20, 2010, 05:31:19 PM
Not the Golf Club but in the right general area.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2010, 05:56:43 PM
Google Street view tells me it is Aberconwy Car and Van Hire,  bui they seemed to have changed the window since Google went by!     ZXZ  ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on October 20, 2010, 06:18:21 PM
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Google Street view tells me it is Aberconwy Car and Van Hire,  but they seemed to have changed the window since Google went by!     ZXZ  ZXZ
Correct!  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 20, 2010, 06:19:12 PM
How about this one, which can be found in central Llandudno?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2010, 09:33:21 PM
Me thinks - in Llewellyn Avenue, next to old pet shop.      $hands$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 20, 2010, 09:48:45 PM
I'm afraid not. This one is actually on Mostyn Street.

 $hands$
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on October 21, 2010, 08:41:21 AM
Next to the Habit ??? ?{}?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 21, 2010, 09:09:32 AM
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Next to the Habit ??? ?{}?
Very, very close...but not quite right.  :twoface:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on October 21, 2010, 11:17:06 AM
Flats above Subway which is No. 16       ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on October 21, 2010, 09:07:28 PM
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Flats above Subway which is No. 16       ZXZ
Correct!  ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on October 21, 2010, 09:08:32 PM
Above which Organisation will you find this disused office?
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Post by: Fester on October 21, 2010, 09:26:31 PM
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Flats above Subway which is No. 16       ZXZ
Correct!  ZXZ

I should have known that..(kicking myself) ... because I took a look around those flats when they were first for sale 4 years ago,
They were in the most disgusting state ... people were living in at least one of them in total squalor, and I could not believe that any Estate Agent would dare to show a prospective buyer around in conditions like that.

 

 
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Post by: DaveR on October 21, 2010, 09:32:04 PM
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[I should have known that..(kicking myself) ... because I took a look around those flats when they were first for sale 4 years ago,
They were in the most disgusting state ... people were living in at least one of them in total squalor, and I could not believe that any Estate Agent would dare to show a prospective buyer around in conditions like that.
You should have seen some of the ones I've been round in Colwyn Bay!! Every window either smashed or boarded up, kitchen and bathroom had been completely removed to stop squatters - it's an eye opener alright. Even at £10,000, it wasn't worth touching. :o

One of the flats at 16 Mostyn Street is for sale - £79,950! No thank you!  (*)
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Post by: Fester on October 21, 2010, 09:39:38 PM
I think the one in question is still the one I viewed....  its VAST inside, and was originally up for £139k.
It might have since been sub-divided , but I have no knowledge of that ..
All I know is I wouldn't live in it if you paid ME !   :puke2: :puke2:

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Post by: DaveR on October 21, 2010, 09:54:40 PM
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I think the one in question is still the one I viewed....  its VAST inside, and was originally up for £139k.
It might have since been sub-divided , but I have no knowledge of that ..
All I know is I wouldn't live in it if you paid ME !   :puke2: :puke2:
It's the First Floor Flat in this pic:
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Post by: Trojan on October 22, 2010, 06:28:12 AM
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Above which Organisation will you find this disused office?

  :P
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Post by: Trojan on October 22, 2010, 07:18:51 AM
Where will you find this unusual object?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 22, 2010, 08:16:23 AM
Well this pic is from above my Building Society Office in Mostyn Street, The Yorkshire B S!!!      D)   ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on October 22, 2010, 08:26:01 AM
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Where will you find this unusual object?
Turning the pic upside down isnt going to fool me, mate. Its the statue of the Goat up at the Great Orme Visitor Centre.  :twoface:
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Post by: Nemesis on October 22, 2010, 08:27:54 AM
You beat me to that one by a couple of secs--- I was just getting up from standing on my head !!!!!!! *&(
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Post by: Ian on October 22, 2010, 09:16:28 AM
Don't need to stand on your head, Nem;  simply turn the computer upside down   _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: Nemesis on October 22, 2010, 10:53:54 AM
Well Said !!! _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: Bellringer on October 22, 2010, 02:28:38 PM
BTW Nemesis, we went to Stapeley Water Gardens yesterday and I was surprised to see them selling Nemesis fireworks. Is that what you get up to in that shed at the back of your place then?

I hesitate to say that I know you are an "explosive" sort of person!
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Post by: Yorkie on October 22, 2010, 02:50:53 PM
Where is this located?
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Post by: Jack on October 22, 2010, 04:50:12 PM
Is it the pumping station at West Shore?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 22, 2010, 05:23:11 PM
That was too easy - go to the Top of the Class!       $uk
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Post by: Trojan on October 23, 2010, 06:12:12 AM
Bah Humbug!  :-[
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Post by: Trojan on October 23, 2010, 06:13:33 AM
Alright then....where will you find this chap?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 23, 2010, 07:39:01 AM
The South Pole and Antarctica with all his mates and relations!     _))*   _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on October 23, 2010, 07:44:42 AM
Or maybe the Little Big Club at Venue Cymru????    $wales
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Post by: DaveR on October 23, 2010, 08:13:23 AM
Bodafon Farm Park?
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Post by: Nemesis on October 23, 2010, 08:20:23 AM
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BTW Nemesis, we went to Stapeley Water Gardens yesterday and I was surprised to see them selling Nemesis fireworks. Is that what you get up to in that shed at the back of your place then?

I hesitate to say that I know you are an "explosive" sort of person!

Oh my--- here we go again.--- Perhaps it was the sprouts ? ;D
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Post by: Trojan on October 24, 2010, 05:55:04 AM
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BTW Nemesis, we went to Stapeley Water Gardens yesterday and I was surprised to see them selling Nemesis fireworks. Is that what you get up to in that shed at the back of your place then?

I hesitate to say that I know you are an "explosive" sort of person!

Oh my--- here we go again.--- Perhaps it was the sprouts ? ;D

 L0L
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Post by: Trojan on October 24, 2010, 05:56:02 AM
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Bodafon Farm Park?

 &well& (Again)
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Post by: Trojan on October 24, 2010, 06:00:18 AM
An old photo of a room in an old house. But where?
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Post by: DaveR on October 24, 2010, 08:56:23 AM
Gloddaeth Hall?
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Post by: Nemesis on October 24, 2010, 08:57:32 AM
Lady Forresters?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 24, 2010, 02:26:32 PM
Bodysgallen Hall
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Post by: Pendragon on October 24, 2010, 07:30:08 PM
Marl Hall ?
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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 05:58:04 AM
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Gloddaeth Hall?

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 05:58:47 AM
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Lady Forresters?

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Bodysgallen Hall

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Marl Hall ?

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Post by: Nemesis on October 25, 2010, 08:26:49 AM
Bodlondeb Castle?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 25, 2010, 03:18:14 PM
Bodlondeb (CCBC Offices)          $wales
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Post by: suepp on October 25, 2010, 04:36:21 PM
Ardwy Orme?
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Bodlondeb Castle?

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 06:02:20 PM
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Bodlondeb (CCBC Offices)          $wales

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 06:02:46 PM
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Ardwy Orme?

Oooooooh no!  $hands$

The house IS in Llandudno though.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 25, 2010, 06:26:05 PM
St Georges Hotel                                    ¢¢##
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Post by: suepp on October 25, 2010, 06:59:34 PM
The Old Abbey?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 25, 2010, 07:16:48 PM
Pen Morfa      $wales
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Post by: barney on October 25, 2010, 07:59:15 PM
Osborne House
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St Georges Hotel                                    ¢¢##

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 09:49:25 PM
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The Old Abbey?

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Pen Morfa      $wales

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Post by: Fester on October 25, 2010, 09:50:20 PM
It looks like the Archway in Osborne House, looking from the now dining room,  back into the lounge.

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Osborne House

Oooooooh no!  $hands$
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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 09:52:19 PM
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It looks like the Archway in Osborne House, looking from the now dining room,  back into the lounge.


'fraid not, wrong part of town.  8)
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Post by: DaveR on October 25, 2010, 10:07:51 PM
Arne Hall, Craigside?
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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 10:29:58 PM
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Arne Hall, Craigside?

Oooooh no!  :P

You're getting warmer though.
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Post by: DaveR on October 25, 2010, 10:31:15 PM
Craigside Hydro?
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Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 10:47:56 PM
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Craigside Hydro?

Oooooh no!  ££$
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Post by: Quiggs on October 25, 2010, 11:10:28 PM
Penrhyn Old Hall?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 25, 2010, 11:22:55 PM
Craigside Manor ?
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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 02:38:24 AM
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Penrhyn Old Hall?

No, that's not it.  :-X
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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 02:39:42 AM
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Craigside Manor ?

Nope, unfortunately not.  ¢¢##
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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 02:50:18 AM
I think I'll have to dish out a clue and say, so far Nemesis has been the closest with Lady Forresters.





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Post by: suepp on October 26, 2010, 03:37:58 AM
Tyn y Coed?

Plas Mariandir?
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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 07:22:25 AM
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Tyn y Coed?

Plas Mariandir?

No, neither of those two.  
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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 08:53:15 AM
Suppose I better give the answer then:

It's one of the rooms in Rapallo House, Fferm Bach Road, Craig-y-don, Llandudno, which was the home of Francis Edouard Chardon. Chardon was an artist and collector of antiques, antiquities and objets d'art, who had settled in Llandudno in the late nineteenth century. Following his death aged 60 in 1925 Rapallo house and its contents were left to the town of Llandudno. On 22 June 1927, Llandudno Museum was opened to the public at Rapallo House, until the museum was moved to Gloddaeth Street in November 1995. "Rapallo" was the maiden name of his mother after who, the house is named. Sadly this building  is no longer available for members of the public to view.
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Post by: DaveR on October 26, 2010, 08:54:36 AM
Good one!  $good$
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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 09:02:58 AM
What on earth is this?  ???

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Post by: Nemesis on October 26, 2010, 09:11:07 AM
window in the half way station?
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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 09:32:55 AM
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window in the half way station?

Yes!  &well&

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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 09:37:46 AM
How about this one?
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Post by: DaveR on October 26, 2010, 08:07:25 PM
Lighthouse on Marine Drive?
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Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 11:44:15 PM
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Lighthouse on Marine Drive?

Aye skipper.

The lamp room is now a sun lounge. 
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 12:00:11 AM
Where will you find this large wooden plaque?

Some illustrious local names on there as past Presidents: Lord Mostyn, Sir William Letts, Frank Tyldsley, A.E. Vollam, but Presidents of what?
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Post by: Fester on October 27, 2010, 12:14:21 AM
Dave should know this ... he was president himself in 1948 and 1954 according to the board!



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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 12:33:39 AM
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Dave should know this ... he was president himself in 1948 and 1954 according to the board!


Chairman I believe.  L0L
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Post by: Fester on October 27, 2010, 12:35:54 AM
OK, Mr Pedant....My attention to detail suffers at this time of night ...
a few pints of San Miguel accompanied my darts match tonight...  thats my excuse anyway.


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Post by: Quiggs on October 27, 2010, 12:37:01 AM
Llandudno Bowling Club, The Oval.   :D
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 12:39:50 AM
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Llandudno Bowling Club, The Oval.   :D

Yes, Lieutenant Commander Quiggs has the correct answer. $salute$
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 12:47:35 AM
Llandudno had a couple of reservoirs on the Great Orme at one time, and the town also had a water tower. The unused water tower can still be viewed today........but where?
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Post by: Quiggs on October 27, 2010, 12:49:47 AM
Black Gate?
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 12:52:39 AM
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Black Gate?

No, it isn't on the Orme.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2010, 08:12:45 AM
Gloddaeth Woods - used to supply Gloddaeth Hall.       ¢¢##
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 08:37:01 AM
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Gloddaeth Woods - used to supply Gloddaeth Hall.       ¢¢##

Oh no!

You will find it in central Llandudno.  :cyclist40: ^*^0 :cyclist40: :cyclist40: :cyclist40: ^*^0 ^*^0                               (*)
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Post by: Nemesis on October 27, 2010, 09:09:23 AM
By 'central' do you include the Orme?

Is it one of the wells there?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2010, 04:40:43 PM
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Oh no!

You will find it in central Llandudno.  :cyclist40: ^*^0 :cyclist40: :cyclist40: :cyclist40: ^*^0 ^*^0                               (*)

Well there is one in Gloddaeth Woods so I claim the prize!
Unless it is the old Fountain and horse trough!

Or on the railway !
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 05:27:12 PM
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By 'central' do you include the Orme?

Is it one of the wells there?

No, not on the Orme.......it's a tricky one this.
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 05:31:33 PM
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Oh no!

You will find it in central Llandudno.  :cyclist40: ^*^0 :cyclist40: :cyclist40: :cyclist40: ^*^0 ^*^0                               (*)

Well there is one in Gloddaeth Woods so I claim the prize!
Unless it is the old Fountain and horse trough!

Or on the railway !

I wrote: Llandudno had a couple of reservoirs on the Great Orme at one time, and the town also had a water tower. The unused water tower can still be viewed today........but where?

The water tower had nothing to do with the supply of drinking water.  :D
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2010, 05:53:59 PM
St Georges Hotel or
The Hydro Hotel
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 06:10:08 PM
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St Georges Hotel or
The Hydro Hotel

Elementary my dear Watson.  ;)

Yes, the St George's Hotel. The large edifice on top of the hotel was the water tower, which was used to supply water hydraulics in addition to a counter-weight to operate Llandudno's very first lift in Victorian times.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2010, 06:19:22 PM
Slight change for mine.  Famous watering hole not too far away, but where?
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 06:54:46 PM
Looks like Ffynnon Eidda to me.

Where the minor road south from Carrog meets the B4407 stands Ffynnon Eidda in lonely grassland.

It bears a plaque proclaiming it’s restoration in 1846. Eidda was in all probability a saint but there is no certainty of this.

The book “Ffynhonnau Cymru” states that the well was a drover’s well used by their animals as they travelled across the Migneint.

The Welsh inscription above the well reads "Yf a bu Ddiolchgar" (Drink and be Grateful'). However, if you did indeed drink from it you would probably contract dysentery.  
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2010, 07:06:34 PM
You're just too clever!!!!    D)  D)  D)
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Post by: Hugo on October 27, 2010, 07:20:55 PM
Where's this building?
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 07:33:09 PM
House on the corner of West Parade & Lloyd St West, West Shore.  D)
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 07:41:35 PM
Where will you find this?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2010, 08:28:50 PM
A complete stab in the dark - on one of the Orme Trams?         $wales
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Post by: Quiggs on October 27, 2010, 08:29:34 PM
Halfway Winding House, on the Orme?
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Post by: Trojan on October 27, 2010, 09:06:42 PM
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Halfway Winding House, on the Orme?

Yorkie's complete stab in the dark was close, but also highly dangerous.  8)

Quiggs is right!  ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on October 28, 2010, 12:06:00 AM
A place that looks a bit different today - its in central Llandudno but where?
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Post by: suepp on October 28, 2010, 12:13:30 AM
Vaughan Street, now James Paynes'  premises  8) fantastic photo!
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Post by: DaveR on October 28, 2010, 12:16:15 AM
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Vaughan Street, now James Paynes'  premises  8)
Bah, I was hoping this one would run for a while!  :( Well done, Sue!
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Post by: Trojan on October 28, 2010, 12:46:18 AM
This isn't far away.....is it Dave?  :D
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Post by: Nemesis on October 28, 2010, 10:58:14 AM
Mostyn Oriel (Art Gallery)
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Post by: DaveR on October 28, 2010, 08:12:16 PM
This might be a toughie....how did 'William & Henry' cause a big problem in Llandudno in 1908?
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Post by: Nemesis on October 29, 2010, 11:26:01 AM
Are we running this two questions at once ? Or is old age getting to me?
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Post by: DaveR on October 29, 2010, 11:39:19 AM
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Are we running this two questions at once ? Or is old age getting to me?
What's the other one, the Oriel Mostyn? You got that right:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5045164706_59cd664696.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/5045164706/)
Oriel Mostyn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/5045164706/#) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: Yorkie on October 29, 2010, 01:02:42 PM
I am of the opinion that the quiz about William and Henry is much too obscure.  I have found any number of William and Henry references for 1908 but cannot suggest one of them that is the least bit "sensational".  :weeping:

Accordingly, I give up on this one!    $uk
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Post by: DaveR on October 29, 2010, 02:12:16 PM
A clue is that the 'William & Henry' was a boat, a Coaster from Ireland to be precise. It was moored out in Llandudno Bay in 1908 when a storm blew up and.....

¢¢##
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Post by: Nemesis on October 29, 2010, 03:32:27 PM
William Henry a schooner of 57 tons ; built 1847 in Nevin (nefyn); 30 Sep 1883 Belfast to Caernarfon in ballast, lost on Wilson's Point, Bangor Bay; crew taken off previously 
This one ?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 29, 2010, 03:40:45 PM
No this one!

The WILLIAM AND HENRY was a 35nt wooden schooner built in 1839 and registered at Dublin. At time of loss on 8 January 1908, the vessel was owned by S E Pim & Co of Wicklow and under the command of T Doyle. The schooner was carrying a cargo fo salt and had sought the shelter of the anchorage in Llandudno Bay, It was caught by a north-northwesterly force 9 gale and blown ashore.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 29, 2010, 03:55:16 PM
An easy peasy one,  where is this window?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 29, 2010, 04:54:08 PM
Trinity Church ?
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Post by: DaveR on October 29, 2010, 05:26:48 PM
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No this one!

The WILLIAM AND HENRY was a 35nt wooden schooner built in 1839 and registered at Dublin. At time of loss on 8 January 1908, the vessel was owned by S E Pim & Co of Wicklow and under the command of T Doyle. The schooner was carrying a cargo fo salt and had sought the shelter of the anchorage in Llandudno Bay, It was caught by a north-northwesterly force 9 gale and blown ashore.
It's the correct boat but it doesn't give the reason why it would cause a big problem! That reason was that it collided with the Pierhead and demolished several piles. Everyone was worried that it would completely demolish the end of the pier but, fortunately, it then actually passed under the Pier without causing any further damage as it was blown ashore.
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Post by: Fester on October 29, 2010, 06:12:20 PM
 :o :o :o  Brilliant question Dave.... BUT... I fear it might happen again!

You see that large vessel The Galatea is moored just off the Pier head tonight .... and those gales might make history repeat itself !!

SPOOOOKY !!

 :o :o :o
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Post by: Yorkie on October 29, 2010, 06:32:25 PM
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No this one!

The WILLIAM AND HENRY was a 35nt wooden schooner built in 1839 and registered at Dublin. At time of loss on 8 January 1908, the vessel was owned by S E Pim & Co of Wicklow and under the command of T Doyle. The schooner was carrying a cargo fo salt and had sought the shelter of the anchorage in Llandudno Bay, It was caught by a north-northwesterly force 9 gale and blown ashore.
It's the correct boat but it doesn't give the reason why it would cause a big problem! That reason was that it collided with the Pierhead and demolished several piles. Everyone was worried that it would completely demolish the end of the pier but, fortunately, it then actually passed under the Pier without causing any further damage as it was blown ashore.

I surmised that the reason was just that it was blown ashore.  Of course, I should have completed the story with the collision with the pierhead.  Unfortunately I was oblivious to the complete requirement of the question, and presumed my rendering of the event would be sufficient.  C'est la vie!
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Post by: Trojan on October 30, 2010, 03:37:34 AM
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Trinity Church ?

No it's in St Tudno's.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 30, 2010, 07:40:14 AM
As I have said before , and will probably say again, you're just brill at these quizzes!      D)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 30, 2010, 08:52:44 AM
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:o :o :o  Brilliant question Dave.... BUT... I fear it might happen again!

You see that large vessel The Galatea is moored just off the Pier head tonight .... and those gales might make history repeat itself !!

SPOOOOKY !!

 :o :o :o

I presume it is surveying for the next windfarm and if so, it very close.

I understand there will be 160 turbines in front of the present 25.  ))*
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Post by: DaveR on October 30, 2010, 09:21:24 AM
I'm sure someone said it's working for Trinity House, Bri, renewing buoys and suchlike?

Gwynt Y Mor is 10 miles offshore, behind the Rhyl Flats windfarm:
http://www.4coffshore.com/windfarms/gwynt-y-mor-united-kingdom-uk09.html (http://www.4coffshore.com/windfarms/gwynt-y-mor-united-kingdom-uk09.html)
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Post by: Yorkie on October 30, 2010, 10:34:35 AM
OK - So lets try something a little more difficult:   Where is this smart dining room?
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Post by: Nemesis on October 30, 2010, 11:00:56 AM
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I'm sure someone said it's working for Trinity House, Bri, renewing buoys and suchlike?


That is what I was told
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Post by: Jack on October 30, 2010, 05:42:14 PM
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OK - So lets try something a little more difficult:   Where is this smart dining room?

Is it Escape - the boutique B & B?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 30, 2010, 06:34:45 PM
That didn't last long!   Quite right.  I'll have to find something really remote to fox you lot!    ¢¢##
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Post by: DaveR on October 30, 2010, 06:50:50 PM
Where's this in Llandudno?
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Post by: Fester on October 30, 2010, 07:03:12 PM
I know that I've seen that quite often... on The Gt Orme..
Specifically though, not too sure ... could it be in the same field as The Cromlech?

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Post by: Yorkie on October 30, 2010, 07:21:00 PM
Its in a patch of land near a tree, a dry stone wall and a five bar gate!    Do I win the prize?   L0L  _))*  $uk
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Post by: DaveR on October 30, 2010, 08:00:10 PM
It's certainly on the Great Orme but not by the Cromlech.....

Yorkie's correct apart from the small matter of where it actually is.   :D :P
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Post by: Fester on October 30, 2010, 08:34:05 PM
Oh.. now I remember,  its at the top of the Ski Slope, at Ski Llandudno.

As you walk up the path behind The Alpine Ski Lodge..(Yummm) ....and reach the top before the concrete steps, its there beside the toboggan track.

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Post by: Yorkie on October 30, 2010, 08:48:43 PM
Is it Ffynnon Tudno?    Near the churchyard?
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Post by: DaveR on October 30, 2010, 09:19:05 PM
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Oh.. now I remember,  its at the top of the Ski Slope, at Ski Llandudno.

As you walk up the path behind The Alpine Ski Lodge..(Yummm) ....and reach the top before the concrete steps, its there beside the toboggan track.
Fester takes the prize this time.  &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2010, 06:51:55 PM
Where is this handshake taking place?

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Post by: DaveR on November 01, 2010, 06:55:35 PM
St Tudnos Church, Great Orme?
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Post by: Nemesis on November 01, 2010, 06:59:49 PM
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St Tudnos Church, Great Orme?

on a grave?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2010, 07:04:51 PM
It would be unfair to ask whose grave, so I won't.  I think I'm making them too easy.  Sorry Dave, Nemesis gets the prize!      ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on November 01, 2010, 07:35:44 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this blue door?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2010, 08:17:02 PM
I can't tell you ity's a secret!!  Is it thge Masonic Hall in Upper Mostyn Street?                         $wales
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Post by: DaveR on November 01, 2010, 08:41:20 PM
It's not the Masonic Hall but you're not a million miles away....
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Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2010, 08:47:19 PM
Door next to Escape - good old Google Street view for that!      $uk
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Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2010, 08:56:16 PM
Unedited photograph.  Where are these snooker tables?

Not the Conservative Club!

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Post by: DaveR on November 01, 2010, 08:58:15 PM
Looks like a club of some sort, Conservative Club?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on November 01, 2010, 09:34:08 PM
Is it the Colwyn Bay Cricket Club?
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Post by: Trojan on November 02, 2010, 06:19:22 AM
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Is it the Colwyn Bay Cricket Club?

It is Bri!  :)

http://www.colwynbaycricketclub.co.uk/aspbite/categories/index.asp?intCatID=105 (http://www.colwynbaycricketclub.co.uk/aspbite/categories/index.asp?intCatID=105)
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Post by: Trojan on November 02, 2010, 07:37:17 AM
What's this pub called?
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Post by: Pendragon on November 02, 2010, 12:02:06 PM
I hope this is right, I never know any answers to the quiz questions.

Is it ...........................the Albert?
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Post by: DaveR on November 02, 2010, 12:58:29 PM
Hmmm, I think I've been in there but can't remember which one it is....the bar shape is similar to the Queen Vic but it's not that one. I suppose I could try The Links, since it's one of Trojan's favourite quiz questions.  D)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 02, 2010, 03:37:12 PM
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I hope this is right, I never know any answers to the quiz questions.

Is it ...........................the Albert?

Looks like The ALBERT to me!     $uk

http://web.me.com/andrew.stuart1/The_Albert/Pictures_of_The_Albert.html (http://web.me.com/andrew.stuart1/The_Albert/Pictures_of_The_Albert.html)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 02, 2010, 03:53:06 PM
Where is this rather prominent house situated, and what is its name or number?
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Post by: Fester on November 02, 2010, 04:47:02 PM
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I hope this is right, I never know any answers to the quiz questions.

Is it ...........................the Albert?

Looks like The ALBERT to me!     $uk

http://web.me.com/andrew.stuart1/The_Albert/Pictures_of_The_Albert.html (http://web.me.com/andrew.stuart1/The_Albert/Pictures_of_The_Albert.html)

I'm with Pendragon and Yorkie ... Its The Albert.
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Post by: Nemesis on November 02, 2010, 08:24:03 PM
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Where is this rather prominent house situated, and what is its name or number?

Cayley Prom?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 02, 2010, 08:39:19 PM
Ok it's on Cayley, what's the name?
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Post by: barney on November 02, 2010, 09:15:58 PM
Is it Highways by chance
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Post by: Pendragon on November 02, 2010, 11:08:47 PM


I'm with Pendragon and Yorkie ... Its The Albert.

Ah ha it's The Albert............Whoopy doo.

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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 07:32:28 AM
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Is it Highways by chance

That's the one!      D)
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 08:23:02 AM
Is it in the Three Towns area, Yorkie?  :laugh:  ?{}?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 10:31:52 AM
No!   Must it be so?    $uk
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 12:40:30 PM
That is the general idea, otherwise the chances of anyone guessing it will obviously diminish greatly! Perhaps I should lay down some rules for the Quiz thread, so that we're all on the same page?  :)
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 01:21:42 PM
Where was it, out of interest? Scotland?
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 01:33:19 PM
With there being a lot of new members joining lately, it's perhaps a good idea to lay down some rules for the Quiz Time thread.  :)

1) You can post a photo of a location and ask other members to guess its location.
2) Alternatively, you can post a question relating to a building, location or persons and ask other members to guess the answer.
3) All questions must relate to the Three Towns area of Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Conwy and it's good idea to state which general area in the question, i.e. "Whereabouts is this building is situated in central Llandudno?' or 'This person was involved for many years with live entertainment in Colwyn Bay?'.
4) If there are no correct answers within a day or so, the person posing the question can then post a series of clues until the correct answer is guessed.
5) It's probably a good idea for the person posting the question to confirm that an answer is correct before we move onto the next question.
6) Everyone is welcome to post a question or to try and guess the answer. Don't be shy!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 01:35:19 PM
People interested in climbing would recognise it as Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran.     $uk
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Post by: Ian on November 03, 2010, 03:56:51 PM
Indeed it is.  And it was the image of the boat that gave it away.

I think we can allow images of anywhere, so long as we make it clear that they're not local images and perhaps start a new topic for non-local questions.  
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 04:48:42 PM
Can we have clarification of Rules - DaveR's -  "just Three Towns",  Ian's  - "anywhere", or two seperate threads?

I was going to post a pic of the Taj Mahal but that would be a bit too obvious!    L0L
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 06:26:08 PM
I'll start another topic for non-local questions, it would be too confusing to have them all in together.  ¢¢##
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 06:35:52 PM
Where is this in Llandudno?
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Post by: Fester on November 03, 2010, 07:15:07 PM
Alpine Ski Lodge?

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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 07:44:09 PM
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Alpine Ski Lodge?

Bah humbug, as Trojan would say!  :rage: Well done, Fester, quite correct.
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 08:01:14 PM
Where will you find this unusual roofline in Llandudno?
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Post by: Pendragon on November 03, 2010, 08:15:46 PM
Is it on the town hall?
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 08:18:05 PM
I'm afraid not.  ¢¢##
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 08:26:39 PM
Fester's shop or one similar!                      ££$
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 08:28:51 PM
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Fester's shop or one similar!                      ££$
...is the correct answer.  _))*
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Post by: Trojan on November 03, 2010, 08:31:25 PM
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Fester's shop or one similar!                      ££$

Looks like you've cracked it Yorkie!  D)
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 08:33:39 PM
Where was I standing in Llandudno to take this photo? Note, the answer Gloddaeth Street will not suffice!  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 08:42:06 PM
On the scaffolding.
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 08:45:21 PM
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On the scaffolding.
I'm afraid not.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 08:49:18 PM
R.N.A. Club window                                          $uk
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 08:51:27 PM
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R.N.A. Club window                                          $uk
You're 99% there. What is the current name of the club that's in these premises?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 03, 2010, 08:58:29 PM
Welcome Aboard ?

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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 09:00:30 PM
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R.N.A. Club window                                          $uk
You're 99% there. What is the current name of the club that's in these premises?

No idea, and it's too late to nip down town to find out.   :rage:
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 09:08:50 PM
In that case, I suppose we can give it to you.  ¢¢## It is currently a private members club called 'Matelots'.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 09:25:57 PM
Will have to get Google to update Street View!       :rage:
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Post by: Trojan on November 04, 2010, 02:18:34 AM
What is this and where will you find it?
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Post by: DaveR on November 04, 2010, 08:14:20 AM
Is it the Coffin Level?
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Post by: Nemesis on November 04, 2010, 10:03:01 AM
Adit from West Shore?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 04, 2010, 01:59:42 PM
Pen Morfa or Ty Gwyn Adit.                           D) $uk
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Post by: Trojan on November 05, 2010, 04:34:27 AM
Looks like Dave & Yorkie have got it.

The picture is of the Ty-Gwyn Mine tramming adit. It is 534 yards long, driven in the 1840's, mostly through solid rock, It was dug from near the entrance of the present day pier to connect with the Tyn-y-Fron shaft sunk 270 feet from the surface higher up the Orme to the adit level. The adit basically runs under Church Walks. Usually, the adit will flood about two hours after a high tide.

In certain sections the rail lines which the ore wagons traveled along are still in situ.
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Post by: Trojan on November 05, 2010, 04:45:30 AM
Another stained glass window, but where?

An extra bonus if you know the name of the person depicted preaching in the village square.  ££$
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Post by: Nemesis on November 05, 2010, 10:30:33 AM
Don't know where, but is the person John Wesley?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 05, 2010, 10:40:39 AM
Wesley Window, stained glass, St John's, Llandudno. Artist: Roger Fox

 The Methodist church of St John in Llandudno opened in 1866. This stained glass window shows John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism, preaching.
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Post by: Trojan on November 06, 2010, 02:49:40 AM
Yes!  &well&
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Post by: DaveR on November 06, 2010, 08:03:22 AM
Where will you find this mural in Llandudno?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 06, 2010, 11:09:09 AM
Waterstones Coffee shop.
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Post by: DaveR on November 07, 2010, 02:55:31 PM
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Waterstones Coffee shop.
Since it is Pedantic Sunday, it's really Coffee Culture, but I'll let you off.   ;D
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Post by: DaveR on November 07, 2010, 02:57:09 PM
A nice bit of carved stonework...but which building is it in Llandudno?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2010, 03:16:44 PM
HSBC Bank, Mostyn Street.      ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2010, 03:18:05 PM
Just in case my guess was right on the HSBC Bank, what is the name and where is this.
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Post by: DaveR on November 07, 2010, 03:30:48 PM
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Just in case my guess was right on the HSBC Bank, what is the name and where is this.
That's a fast answer, and you're quite correct.  :)

The building is the Methodist Church on Nant Y Glyn Road, Colwyn Bay.  ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2010, 04:34:48 PM
Touche - so are you!  Dead right!    ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2010, 06:49:55 PM
Whre is this anchorage?
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Post by: DaveR on November 07, 2010, 07:52:18 PM
Deganwy Dock.  :)

There's an interesting history of it in PDF form here:
http://www.deganwyarchive.co.uk/historygroup/The%20Deganwy%20Dock%20Story%20%28pdf%20format%29%20%282%29.pdf (http://www.deganwyarchive.co.uk/historygroup/The%20Deganwy%20Dock%20Story%20%28pdf%20format%29%20%282%29.pdf)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2010, 07:55:07 PM
I think we're making these quiz items a bit too easy.  Will have to find something much more difficult.   _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2010, 08:05:51 PM
OK, I'll try another one - location please!

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Post by: DaveR on November 07, 2010, 08:09:12 PM
Llandudno Junction Railway Station?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2010, 08:37:54 PM
I bet you're chuffed about that - 'cos you're correct again.  Obviously I was on the wrong lines and chose the wrong platform.  I try to play a sleeper next time and see if I can create a smoke screen.       ZXZ
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Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 04:49:48 AM
Where's this place in Llandudno?
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Post by: Fester on November 08, 2010, 09:58:36 AM
Turnstile at Llandudno FC?  Maesdu Park????
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 07:30:41 PM
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Turnstile at Llandudno FC?  Maesdu Park????

Yes!  &well&

I'm not sure what C.P.D. means......Cars parked on dump? (not referring to the stadium - it's actually built on the old Maesdu Dump)
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Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 07:33:40 PM
How about this neon sign in central Llandudno? The reflection in the window may give you a clue.  :)
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Post by: Paddy on November 08, 2010, 08:58:07 PM
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Turnstile at Llandudno FC?  Maesdu Park????

Yes!  &well&

I'm not sure what C.P.D. means......Cars parked on dump? (not referring to the stadium - it's actually built on the old Maesdu Dump)

CPD = clwb pel droed. It's Welsh for FC.
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Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 08:59:55 PM
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Turnstile at Llandudno FC?  Maesdu Park????

Yes!  &well&

I'm not sure what C.P.D. means......Cars parked on dump? (not referring to the stadium - it's actually built on the old Maesdu Dump)

CPD = clwb pel droed. It's Welsh for FC.

Cheers Paddy.  ;)

"Maths, Welsh, Double P.E." It's all coming back to me now.  8)
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Post by: Trojan on November 09, 2010, 05:13:09 PM
How about this neon sign in central Llandudno? The reflection in the window may give you a clue.  :)
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Post by: suepp on November 09, 2010, 09:32:52 PM
The Rose Tor Upper Mostyn Street ?
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Post by: Trojan on November 09, 2010, 11:09:36 PM
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The Rose Tor Upper Mostyn Street ?

It is, very good Sue.
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Post by: Trojan on November 09, 2010, 11:13:59 PM
This gentleman had a building built in his honour in Llandudno after his death.

Who was he, and what was the building?
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Post by: suepp on November 10, 2010, 12:42:21 AM
it was Lord Forester the "ex Father of the house" his wife Lady Mary Forester built the convalescent home in his honour
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Post by: suepp on November 10, 2010, 12:46:19 AM
Can you identify the location of this building in Llandudno?(http://)
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Post by: Pendragon on November 10, 2010, 12:50:04 AM
That has to be that Habit Tea room ?
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Post by: Trojan on November 10, 2010, 01:01:06 AM
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That has to be that Habit Tea room ?

I believe it was next-door to the Princes Theatre in Mostyn Street  <:>
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Post by: Pendragon on November 10, 2010, 01:12:06 AM
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That has to be that Habit Tea room ?

I believe it was next-door to the Princes Theatre in Mostyn Street  <:>
Yeah it might be next door but what's it called ?
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Post by: Trojan on November 10, 2010, 01:31:56 AM
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That has to be that Habit Tea room ?

I believe it was next-door to the Princes Theatre in Mostyn Street  <:>
Yeah it might be next door but what's it called ?

Errrr.......H. Zaloudek. It was the answer to Sue's question. You can see part of the store to the left of the Princes Theatre in the photo I posted.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 10, 2010, 10:53:59 AM
Its the Pound Shop or possibly The Works next to HMV - first shown on Oscar's Blog in October 2009!

And I claim the prize.     ;D
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Post by: suepp on November 10, 2010, 11:46:15 AM
you are right Yorkie, it's 72 Mostyn Street! Trojan the question asks for the location of the building but as the Princes Theatre is no longer there, the building is not next door to it! :P
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Post by: Yorkie on November 10, 2010, 12:03:34 PM
It was easy - I just put in a search for Princes Theatre, Llandudno and up popped the LlandudnoandColwynBay Blog for October 2009 with the picture and a full description!!  I then went to Google Street View and had a look just to check.

Even my Mrs who is from this area couldn't help me!     :P
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Post by: suepp on November 10, 2010, 12:36:43 PM
Ok, for an extra prize, from where did the Zaloudeks originate?
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Post by: DaveR on November 10, 2010, 02:06:42 PM
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It was easy - I just put in a search for Princes Theatre, Llandudno and up popped Oscar's Blog for October 2009 with the picture and a full description!!  I then went to Google Street View and had a look just to check.

Even my Mrs who is from this area couldn't help me!     :P
I think you'll find it was my blog, not Oscar's, Yorkie.  :D
http://llandudnoandcolwynbay.blogspot.com/2009/10/princes-theatre-llandudno-then-now.html (http://llandudnoandcolwynbay.blogspot.com/2009/10/princes-theatre-llandudno-then-now.html)
 ¢¢##
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Post by: Yorkie on November 10, 2010, 04:42:08 PM
Adjusted my post and now given full credit to you - sorry, I should have been more careful!   :D
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Post by: Trojan on November 10, 2010, 04:56:02 PM
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you are right Yorkie, it's 72 Mostyn Street! Trojan the question asks for the location of the building but as the Princes Theatre is no longer there, the building is not next door to it! :P

Bah Humbug!

Yorkie seems to claiming more prizes recently than a Generation Game contestant on amphetamines.

"Tray of cutlery.......cuddly toy......."
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Post by: DaveR on November 10, 2010, 06:00:01 PM
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Adjusted my post and now given full credit to you - sorry, I should have been more careful!   :D

No problem, Oscar would never have material of such quality on his blog!  :P :o ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on November 10, 2010, 06:23:38 PM
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Ok, for an extra prize, from where did the Zaloudeks originate?

Now which Zaloudeks would that be?  There are so many?    ;D

Main derivation is probably Czeckoslovakia should that be what you are seeking.
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Post by: Trojan on November 10, 2010, 06:41:39 PM
You never know what Sue is seeking.  :-[

Czech (Žaloudek): nickname meaning ‘stomach’, probably applied to someone with a sweet tooth or a good appetite.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 10, 2010, 06:58:05 PM
Where was The Playhouse and what is it now?

I expect an answer within about 10 minutes of posting!     ££$
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Post by: DaveR on November 10, 2010, 07:02:44 PM
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Where was The Playhouse and what is it now?

I expect an answer within about 10 minutes of posting!     ££$
You got one!

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/24/65126559_3ad0287b8a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/65126559/)
Former Cinema (?), Rhos On Sea (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/65126559/#) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: DaveR on November 10, 2010, 07:03:45 PM
Where's this in central Llandudno:
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Post by: Pendragon on November 10, 2010, 07:16:41 PM
is it on the wall in wethers ?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 10, 2010, 07:26:08 PM
Looks to me like a piece of trompe l'oeil and one place noted for such is Le Gatte at Craig-y-Don but it possibly could be in the revamped Oriel Mostyn!     :(
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Post by: DaveR on November 10, 2010, 07:55:48 PM
Pendragon takes the prize this time, it is just outside the Mens Toilets in Wetherspoons.  ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on November 11, 2010, 08:39:08 AM
Glad it is outside-- we'd be reading about you in the Weekly News ! ;D _))*
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Post by: Pendragon on November 11, 2010, 11:38:28 AM
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Pendragon takes the prize this time, it is just outside the Mens Toilets in Wetherspoons.  ;D
Not that I loiter outside mens loos...........I just want to make that clear  ;D
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Post by: DaveR on November 12, 2010, 06:53:08 PM
Where's this in Llandudno:
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Post by: Nemesis on November 13, 2010, 09:00:43 AM
Church on the corner of Chapel St and Gloddaeth??
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Post by: DaveR on November 13, 2010, 09:21:57 AM
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Church on the corner of Chapel St and Gloddaeth??
I'm afraid, not, it's not a Church.
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Post by: Hugo on November 13, 2010, 04:21:32 PM
I've seen it recently but can't remember where and the background has thrown me because it looks like the retaining wall at Haulfre Gardens.
Is it the old National School of St George?
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Post by: DaveR on November 13, 2010, 07:45:02 PM
You're not a million miles away, Hugo, but you need to take a 'walk' further towards West Shore.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 13, 2010, 08:05:42 PM
Haulfre Gardens Cafe.  Just a guess.
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Post by: DaveR on November 13, 2010, 08:10:02 PM
Like Hugo, you would need to take a a 'walk' further towards West Shore.  ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on November 13, 2010, 08:16:56 PM
My final go is Loreto.
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Post by: DaveR on November 13, 2010, 08:22:07 PM
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My final go is Lorretto.
Your final go is correct!  +}}{--  &well&
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Post by: DaveR on November 13, 2010, 08:35:52 PM
An easy one located in Llandudno:
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Post by: Yorkie on November 13, 2010, 08:50:52 PM
A place I have never been into - Broadway Boulevade        $wales
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Post by: DaveR on November 13, 2010, 08:59:24 PM
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A place I have never been into - Broadway Boulevade        $wales
Quite correct. And if anyone has ever wondered what the view is like from one of those towers:
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Post by: Nemesis on November 14, 2010, 08:38:40 AM
Ever noticed the huge crack in the side of the building?
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Post by: DaveR on November 14, 2010, 09:36:54 AM
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Ever noticed the huge crack in the side of the building?
Yes, on the side facing LSP. When I was inside that area, I noticed that some work had been carried out inside to brace the building.
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Post by: Nemesis on November 14, 2010, 02:42:28 PM
Perhaps a good job, or it would be in 2 halves
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Post by: DaveR on November 14, 2010, 04:31:20 PM
Where can you play 'Top Putt Golf' in Llandudno?
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Post by: Hugo on November 14, 2010, 05:00:01 PM
Would that be the one in Happy Valley above the old reservoir and near the Headlands Hotel?
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Post by: DaveR on November 14, 2010, 05:06:05 PM
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Would that be the one in Happy Valley above the old reservoir and near the Headlands Hotel?
I'm afraid not, Hugo. A clue - Top Putt Golf is inside.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 14, 2010, 05:07:38 PM
Sounds to me like an arcade game so I'll try the Royal Arcade next to Barclays Bank
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Post by: DaveR on November 14, 2010, 09:12:53 PM
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Sounds to me like an arcade game so I'll try the Royal Arcade next to Barclays Bank
You're on the right lines but not in the right place....
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Post by: Barbiroli on November 15, 2010, 04:23:42 PM
Golden goose?
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Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2010, 05:16:00 PM
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Golden goose?
Well done!
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Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2010, 05:58:53 PM
From the Cenotaph along to Craigside, how many of the cast iron Victorian street lamps are there on the Promenade in Llandudno? Nearest guess wins!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 15, 2010, 06:17:25 PM
None - they are all modern reproductions!     Z**
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Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2010, 06:21:46 PM
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None - they are all modern reproductions!     Z**
It's not a trick question! They are all originals (albeit refurbished several years ago) and are Listed Grade II by CADW, as are all the other original street lamps in town.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 15, 2010, 06:29:53 PM
63
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Post by: Yorkie on November 15, 2010, 06:37:37 PM
I seem to recall that at a Council Meeting some years ago the figure of 50 was mentioned so just for luck I'll say 51.                              )*)&
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Post by: Pendragon on November 15, 2010, 08:02:43 PM
an absolute guess 48
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Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2010, 08:36:17 PM
I will wait until tomorrow in case there are any more guesses and then reveal the answer. One of you is very close....  ;)
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Post by: DaveR on November 16, 2010, 06:07:32 PM
I can now reveal that the winner is.......Merddin Emrys, with his guess of 63. The actual number is 66:

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wa-3477-sixty-six-lamp-standards-llandudno (http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wa-3477-sixty-six-lamp-standards-llandudno)

 &well&
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Post by: DaveR on November 17, 2010, 08:09:55 PM
Another fine cast iron streetlamp from Hardy & Padmore...but where will you find it in Llandudno?
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Post by: Hugo on November 17, 2010, 08:46:40 PM
Is it one of those new lamps on Maesdu Bridge?
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Post by: DaveR on November 17, 2010, 08:54:14 PM
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Is it one of those new lamps on Maesdu Bridge?
You're in my bad books for guessing it so quickly!  ¢¢## Well Done, Hugo!  ;D
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Post by: DaveR on November 17, 2010, 09:00:44 PM
Which building is this in Llandudno?
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Post by: Nemesis on November 17, 2010, 09:03:27 PM
Roof of one of the hotels on the bottom side of Hill Terrace?
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Post by: DaveR on November 17, 2010, 09:25:26 PM
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Roof of one of the hotels on the bottom side of Hill Terrace?
Indeed, but which one, Nem?  ;)
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Post by: Nemesis on November 18, 2010, 08:28:59 AM
Belmont?
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Post by: DaveR on November 18, 2010, 08:37:46 AM
Not the Belmont. Think Trees....  ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 18, 2010, 08:44:50 AM
It's got to be The Elms!                           $uk
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Post by: DaveR on November 18, 2010, 09:07:09 AM
Correct!  +}}{--
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 18, 2010, 05:17:31 PM
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I can now reveal that the winner is.......Merddin Emrys, with his guess of 63. The actual number is 66:

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wa-3477-sixty-six-lamp-standards-llandudno (http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wa-3477-sixty-six-lamp-standards-llandudno)

 &well&

wow! just a pure guess! 
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Post by: Yorkie on November 20, 2010, 07:43:27 AM
ALBERT EINSTEIN'S RIDDLE

ARE YOU IN THE TOP 2% OF INTELLIGENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD? SOLVE THE RIDDLE AND FIND OUT.

There are no tricks, just pure logic, so good luck and don't give up.

1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of different nationality
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

THE QUESTION: WHO OWNS THE FISH?

HINTS

1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house.
5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who drinks water.

ALBERT EINSTEIN WROTE THIS RIDDLE EARLY DURING THE 19th CENTURY. HE SAID THAT 98% OF THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT.
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The answer is on the Internet but it is more challenging to work it out yourself.
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Post by: Mikethewatch on November 20, 2010, 12:05:57 PM
ALBERT EINSTEIN WROTE THIS RIDDLE EARLY DURING THE 19th CENTURY. HE SAID THAT 98% OF THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT.

How did he manage that? He was not born until the 1870's and some of the companies mention were not in existence until the 20th century?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 20, 2010, 12:38:02 PM
I merely copied and pasted - it should be THE 1900's - someone doesn't know their centuries from their rear orifice!     _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on November 21, 2010, 11:57:23 AM
The answer to Einsteins riddle:

       house  1  2  3  4  5 
      color  yellow  blue  red  green  white 
      nationality  norweigian  dane  brit  german  swede 
      drink  water  tea  milk  coffee  beer 
      smoke  dunhill  blend  pall mall  prince  bluemaster 
      pet  cats  horse  birds  fish  dogs 

Sorry it don't all line up!     ))*
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Post by: DaveR on November 21, 2010, 03:59:55 PM
Where does Chimp Love Bray in the Conwy area?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 21, 2010, 04:32:28 PM
Smyth Toy Store

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Post by: DaveR on November 21, 2010, 04:40:04 PM
Technically correct, without a doubt, but not the answer I was looking for! The answer lies in the town of Conwy.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 21, 2010, 04:44:56 PM
Yesteryears then!     {}{}
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Post by: DaveR on November 21, 2010, 04:48:04 PM
It's not in any shop. Before the Conwy Tunnel was built, thousands of people saw it every day, though.
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Post by: Hugo on November 21, 2010, 05:52:21 PM
Was it graffiti on the wall of the Conwy morfa railway tunnel?       ???
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Post by: DaveR on November 21, 2010, 05:58:37 PM
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Was it graffiti on the wall of the Conwy morfa railway tunnel?       ???
Yes! Written in proper red paint (as opposed to spray paint), 'Chimp Loves Bray' is on the right-hand stone pillar of the bridge as you leave Conwy. It must date back to the 1960s, has been seen by probably millions of car drivers and is still visible (just about) today. I wonder if Chimp still loves Bray or did it all go sour? Does anyone know who they are?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 21, 2010, 06:34:40 PM
DaveR said, "Does anyone know who they are?"

A couple of escapees from Colwyn Bay Zoo!
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Post by: DaveR on November 22, 2010, 09:22:28 PM
The photo shows the Sheep Breeders Conference in Llandudno in 1962. But where was it held?
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Post by: Bellringer on November 22, 2010, 09:46:08 PM
The Hydro??
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Post by: DaveR on November 22, 2010, 09:58:09 PM
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The Hydro??
Now, this is a bit tricky because...I don't actually know the answer! I have a suspicion where it might have been and that's the Ballroom in the Winter Gardens/Astra. Can anyone confirm/deny?  ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on November 22, 2010, 10:13:45 PM
Grand Hotel      Z**

You can see the Cenotaph through the window.
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Post by: Hugo on November 22, 2010, 10:17:49 PM
I know who was called Chimp in those days but don't know who was Bray!

Was the ballroom in the Risboro Hotel?
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Post by: Fester on November 22, 2010, 11:57:39 PM
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Grand Hotel      Z**

You can see the Cenotaph through the window.

I can't think of a room in The Grand where you could see the Cenotaph from?.... not so close, (the Pavilion would have been in the way too)
I reckon thats a streetlamp out there.
If it was the Cenotaph it would have to be The Marlborough or the Baytree?   


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Post by: Yorkie on November 23, 2010, 09:37:57 AM
But look at the angle - I first thought of the Merrion or Esplanade!   Pity that we don't know the answer.  I've been searching like mad!                     >>>    )*)&
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Post by: Fester on November 23, 2010, 10:33:06 AM
Indeed you have a point sir.  The Esplanade certainly is a candidate... (if it was the Cenotaph, but I aint sure about that at all)

Dave R, please refrain from asking Quiz Questions that you do not know he answer to!   You may drive us all mad.

Instead, kindly confine speculative ones such as this to ..'Ask A Local' ....   there is a process for everything!
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Post by: DaveR on November 23, 2010, 10:48:14 AM
I've found some more pics (attached). I do think its the Winter Gardens Ballroom, there is a strong art deco feel to it.

Photo of the Winter Gardens/Odeon auditorium - a similar art deco design:
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/9/77309626_f263439c73.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/77309626/)
Llandudno Astra 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/77309626/#) by stagedoor (http://www.flickr.com/people/stagedoor/), on Flickr
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Post by: Yorkie on November 23, 2010, 11:51:47 AM
Call themselves "Sheep Breeders" - not one pair of wellies between them!    L0L  L0L

I'll also add a question:

Who drove their car across the river off Degany when it was frozen over in the Winter of 1962??
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Post by: DaveR on November 23, 2010, 09:33:38 PM
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Who drove their car across the river off Degany when it was frozen over in the Winter of 1962??
You?!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2010, 08:47:34 AM
Hardly!  I was miles away in Surrey!  T'was a local chap well connect with "ice"!                   Z**
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Post by: DaveR on November 24, 2010, 09:19:36 AM
Ice? Ice creams? Parisella? Forte?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2010, 10:32:00 AM
Wrong again - a bit (or lot) of parallel thinking is required on that clue!        )*)&
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Post by: DaveR on November 24, 2010, 10:55:35 AM
A local fridge retailer? Ice rink owner?  ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2010, 01:41:30 PM
You're somewhere rite with Freeze - but got to get the eggs all together in the same basket then you may find gold!  In fact he could be a relative of yours!     :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2010, 06:37:32 PM
OK so I think I will have to reveal the answer to this one:

We'll start with Eggs, then move on to Freezrite and finally to Clogau Gold, and the answer is
Bill (William) Roberts, affectionately known as Bill Egg, who owned Freezrite and is now the Owner of Clogau Gold having bought the mine in 1989.
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Post by: DaveR on November 24, 2010, 06:40:38 PM
Funnily enough, I was reading about his son, who runs Clogau Gold now, in the Daily Post today!
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Post by: DaveR on November 24, 2010, 06:42:23 PM
This photo shows a referendum taking place in Conwy in the 1960s. What was it all about?

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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2010, 06:48:39 PM
Just an "English" guess but was it to decide if the County (or Town) should go "wet" and serve alcohol on Sundays?


There only seems to be two piles of votes - For and Against.
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Post by: DaveR on November 24, 2010, 07:39:06 PM
You're quite right in that there are only two piles of votes, but it wasn't anything to do with alcohol. It was about getting rid of something in the town...or not getting rid of it....the people of Conwy had to decide.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2010, 08:54:01 PM
To keep or not keep the HONEY FAIR!   I'll Bee surprised if that's right!    L0L
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Post by: Hugo on November 24, 2010, 10:03:26 PM
I think it was a vote to demolish or not demolish Telford's Suspension Bridge.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 25, 2010, 07:52:40 AM
I considered that option but thought that no one in their right mind would want to destroy a piece of history!    :rage:

However was it not about that time (mid 60's) that Cymdeithias Yr Iaith Gymraeg was started and the move to make more use of the Welsh language.   Road singage was included so maybe it was that.     I'm clutching at straws now!   L0L
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Post by: DaveR on November 25, 2010, 08:14:39 AM
Hugo is, in fact, absolutely right.  $good$

The Suspension Bridge had been replaced as the main bridge into Conwy by the new road bridge a few years earlier and left to rot. It had got to the stage that a lot of work was needed to restore it and there was a great deal of debate about whether to bother or not. Eventually, the Town Council called a Referendum of ratepayers to decide the issue. Unfortunately, the ratepayers voted overwhelmingly to demolish it! Fortunately, the National Trust stepped in to save it and, so, it is happily still with us today.  :)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/71/188950099_0fb66a4ea8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/188950099/)
Conwy Suspension Bridge Panorama (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/188950099/#) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: Hugo on November 25, 2010, 11:13:15 AM
I think that there was a pedestrian walkway on the suspension bridge that was not part of Telford's original bridge and it was causing problems with the bridge.
This I think was removed when the bridge was taken over by Cadw.
I agree with Yorkie that it seems ridiculous that this important piece of history could even be considered to be removed.    I bet they didn't let the townsfolk of Conwy have a vote when they decided to put that carbuncle on the top of the Town Hall,
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Post by: Yorkie on November 25, 2010, 11:45:46 AM
An easy one - What "dance" became the subject of a banning order in Colwyn Bay in 1972/3 ?     ¢¢##
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Post by: Nemesis on November 26, 2010, 11:33:37 AM
The Twist?
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Post by: DaveR on November 26, 2010, 11:54:30 AM
Something Punk related, I would imagine.
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Post by: suepp on November 26, 2010, 12:14:33 PM
the pogo?
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Post by: Barbiroli on November 26, 2010, 12:23:23 PM
The bump?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 26, 2010, 01:19:37 PM
Looks as though I got to give you the answer.

It was "Last Tango in Paris" - banned from being shown at local cinemas!     _))* ;D :laugh: :P
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Post by: Paddy on November 26, 2010, 06:54:41 PM
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It was "Last Tango in Paris" - banned from being show at local cinemas!     _))* ;D :laugh: :P
I particularly enjoyed the "butter" scene!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 26, 2010, 07:09:21 PM
What recreation was practiced at the point where the Llandudno Ski centre is, before the building of that centre in 1986?                     
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Post by: Nemesis on November 26, 2010, 09:56:34 PM
Golf
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Post by: Yorkie on November 26, 2010, 10:04:50 PM
Ah - well now I know!  Thanks!      ZXZ
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 26, 2010, 11:07:13 PM
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Golf

I used to play golf up there, still got one of the balls  D)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f295/AustinRover/P6080028.jpg)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2010, 07:47:38 AM
Bloody big ball - what did you use off the tee, a cricket bat?     L0L
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Post by: DaveR on November 28, 2010, 05:14:58 PM
This building used to be found in central Llandudno - but what was it used for?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 06:59:13 PM
Public Baths - Washing type, not swimming!   ££$
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Post by: ormegolf on November 28, 2010, 07:16:33 PM
What are you doing with that golf ball in your possession? Dont you realise that pocketing golf balls deprives us golf club owners out of a pint of beer---we have to settle for a half  LOL
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Post by: Fester on December 01, 2010, 12:45:33 AM
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Public Baths - Washing type, not swimming!   ££$

Still waiting to hear whether Yorkie was right on this one.....??
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Post by: DaveR on December 01, 2010, 09:06:36 AM
Sorry, forgot to answer this one. No, it's not a public baths...of any sort. It is a public facility, though.  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 10:00:46 AM
I wonder if it may have been a place of encarceration - the local Jailhouse?     ¢¢##
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Post by: DaveR on December 01, 2010, 10:20:36 AM
I'm afraid not. Another clue is that it was situated somewhere on Mostyn Street...
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Post by: suepp on December 01, 2010, 11:17:50 AM
Is it the rectory adjoining the Church that was demolished on the site of the Victoria Centre
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 11:18:26 AM
Do the signboards maybe suggest a booking office of some sort, travel agent, theatre etc???   )*)&

(Straw clutching again!)
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Post by: DaveR on December 01, 2010, 11:51:29 AM
It's a no to both suggestions, sorry. A very good clue would be that the two trees seen in the photo are still there today....  ;)
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Post by: Fester on December 01, 2010, 12:05:02 PM
Nothing to do with trees I know,  but it has something of a mortuary feel about it.  ?{}?
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Post by: suepp on December 01, 2010, 12:06:49 PM
was this the town library before the more ornate building was put there?
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Post by: DaveR on December 01, 2010, 12:54:52 PM
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was this the town library before the more ornate building was put there?
Yes, it was Llandudno's first Public Library! Looks a little different today but those same trees are still there:
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/350667869_09bf2dc23f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/350667869/)
Public Library, Llandudno (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/350667869/#) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 08:17:58 PM
Where, when, why and who was the "celebrity"?
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Post by: DaveR on December 01, 2010, 08:36:58 PM
Is this in Llandudno, Yorkie?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 08:46:58 PM
It is within the confines of the Forum's boundaries - Llandudno, Conwy and Colwyn Bay.     ZXZ

More clues later (tomorrow).    )*)&
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Post by: DaveR on December 01, 2010, 08:55:33 PM
The opening of the Cricket Club in Rhos On Sea?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 08:59:19 PM
Not quite correct.  Actually the Official opening of the new pavilion in 1960.  The Guest was the Duke of Gloucester on the right of the microphone.  Thought I might get you with that one!     D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 01, 2010, 09:14:10 PM
I had to think about it. I looked at the style of the building and thoughts it was 60s sports, then took it from there.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 09:18:15 PM
Brilliant deduction Dr Watson!     ;)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 01, 2010, 10:21:41 PM
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What are you doing with that golf ball in your possession? Dont you realise that pocketing golf balls deprives us golf club owners out of a pint of beer---we have to settle for a half  LOL

Mike, I kept meaning to show you that ball at your golf course, but after moving in to our new home, time went so fast!, I'll try again next year!  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2010, 06:14:19 PM
Compton House, on Mostyn Street, Llandudno. What stands on this site now?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 03, 2010, 06:34:41 PM
Fountains Bar maybe?   
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Post by: Bri Roberts on December 03, 2010, 06:40:48 PM
Is it Steve Dickens' cafe where Stylo once was ?
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Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2010, 06:43:14 PM
I'm afraid it's a no to both. The building in the photo no longer stands....but what replaced it?  ::)
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Post by: Yorkie on December 03, 2010, 06:54:05 PM
Greenwoods
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Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2010, 07:41:20 PM
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Greenwoods
No, I'm afraid not, Greenwoods was the Bunneys Building.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on December 03, 2010, 07:43:20 PM
Is it Burtons?   Built in 1934?

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Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2010, 07:45:07 PM
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Is it Burtons?   Built in 1934?
Nay, Lad.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2010, 07:46:08 PM
Working out the answer to this question is a matter of using logic...
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Post by: Fester on December 03, 2010, 07:48:02 PM
Oh,  that rules me out then.... I'm off to get drunk.   Z** Z** Z**

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Post by: white rabbit on December 03, 2010, 08:23:01 PM
Bunneys Corner - I remember it well but didn't want to show my age!!
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Post by: Yorkie on December 03, 2010, 08:30:10 PM
Nat West Bank
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Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2010, 08:55:57 PM
I can see you worked your way around Mostyn Street!  ;D

Yes, the building in the photo was later demolished and rebuilt as the Nat West Bank. I had to crop the original photo which shows the St Tudnos Hotel (now the Town House pub) next door:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/350665967_2e4ba51d04_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/350665967/)
NatWest Bank, Llandudno (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/350665967/#) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2010, 08:59:13 PM
This photo shows a pleasant Victorian house, somewhere in Llandudno, in the process of being demolished sometime in the 1970s. What building stands on the site now?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on December 03, 2010, 09:49:12 PM
Just a feeling in my water about this one - Llandudno Swimming Pool?  Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 03, 2010, 09:57:34 PM
I'm afraid your water has been leading you astray - it's not the Swimming Pool.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Barbiroli on December 03, 2010, 10:32:14 PM
The social security office in Chapel Street?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on December 04, 2010, 01:05:28 AM
I have returned home... suitably drunk (as promised) ... and that looks like the jobcentre to me ...   keep out of there!

They might give you a job!!!
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 04, 2010, 08:47:43 AM
Not the Jobcentre, I'm afraid. I'll give a great clue and say it is on the Prom....
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on December 04, 2010, 10:40:10 AM
It looks like the Ascot (not sure if the name is correct)  in Craig Y Don.  It was knocked down and the flats were built instead on the corner of the promenade and Carmen Sylva Road.
Looks like the Bedford Hotel in the background
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Post by: DaveR on December 04, 2010, 10:46:08 AM
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It looks like the Ascot (not sure if the name is correct)  in Craig Y Don.  It was knocked down and the flats were built instead on the corner of the promenade and Carmen Sylva Road.
Looks like the Bedford Hotel in the background
Quite right, Hugo. The house was called Ascot and the faintly hideous block of flats that replaced it is called Ascot Court.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 07, 2010, 09:07:57 PM
Where was Mount Road in Llandudno in 1855?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 08, 2010, 08:37:14 AM
From DaveR post 2 September 2010.

"The Queens Head was in existance in Llanrhos opposite the church, just up the road from the Mostyn Arms. The Victoria Inn was located in the heart of 'Llandudno Village.' Victoria Tram Station was built on the site and took it's name from the Inn.
A short distance down Old Road (previously Mount Road) stood the George & Dragon."

You have answered your own question in advance!!    :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 08, 2010, 09:03:46 AM
I thought it might have been mentioned before....  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on December 08, 2010, 09:58:58 AM
I discovered a new tack - search the Three Towns Forum first!   Actually it was the first thing Google threw up, so 3TF must be well up in the Google charts.    :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 08, 2010, 08:32:25 PM
This building (centre) was demolished in the 1960s as part of the clearance of a section of Mostyn Street to build the new shopping centre. What was this building used for prior to demolition?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on December 08, 2010, 08:42:28 PM
Dancing?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 08, 2010, 08:45:13 PM
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Dancing?
That's amazing......was that a guess?







...because you're completely wrong.  :D  8)  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Pendragon on December 08, 2010, 08:47:16 PM
Oakely Doakely...............was it used..........for NOT dancing  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 08, 2010, 08:48:26 PM
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Oakely Doakely...............was it used..........for NOT dancing  D)
Correct! It was actually used as offices but for who?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on December 08, 2010, 08:49:07 PM
My usual first wild guess - Tax Office.    Tax Department was up here during and after the War.  Whether it was still here in the 60's I doubt, but it's worth a try!   :rage:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Pendragon on December 08, 2010, 08:51:30 PM
Was it the gas/electric board
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on December 08, 2010, 08:54:14 PM
Obviously the offices of  L.A.D.O    ....Llandudno Against Dancing Organisation.  <:<:<:<


Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 08, 2010, 08:56:18 PM
It's a no to both, I'm afraid.  ¢¢##

Fester, you're actually not that far away from the truth. This isn't the organisation that likes to say YES.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 08, 2010, 09:17:50 PM
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Halifax Building Society.
My clue seems to have misfired. It wasn't a reference to a financial organisation.  :(
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on December 08, 2010, 09:48:49 PM
Council Offices - Aberconwy B C or Llandudno R D C?       )*)&
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on December 08, 2010, 10:06:46 PM
The Chewing Gum Removal Dept of the Llandudno Urban District Council.

Wasn't it the TSB who liked to say YES?   ...and its not them ... so that doesn't narrow it down.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 09, 2010, 08:09:32 AM
If you look closely at he photo, you will see there is a coat of arms on the front of the building.....?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 09:22:18 AM
Mostyn Estates  -    Z**    and if it's not that I give up     ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 09, 2010, 09:43:37 AM
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Mostyn Estates  -    Z**    and if it's not that I give up     ZXZ
No need to give up, you are correct. This building was the original Estate Office for Mostyn Estates - whatever possessed them to demolish it, I don't know, it's a great looking building. Mostyn Estates then moved to their first floor offices on Mostyn Broadway (above the Doctors) and, a few years ago, to their current offices at 2 Mostyn Street.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on December 09, 2010, 11:00:23 AM
Nice photo Dave and it's a good one of the Zion Baptist Church next door to the Mostyn Estates office.    Mostyn Estates refused to  renew the lease of the Zion Baptist Church so they were able to demolish that building too and build that concrete carbuncle that was Boots the Chemist.
The only reason for the demolition could have been for financial gain, the Mostyn Estates gain and not Llandudno UDC gain.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 10, 2010, 08:43:28 PM
Where was this hotel in Llandudno and what stands on the site now?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: JasonW on December 11, 2010, 12:30:05 AM
It looks like it should be on The Parade
The name of the hotel looks like it says Crescent Private Hotel, hence could it be near parts of The Parade by St George's Crescent.
So I would guess is it now the St Georges Hotel?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Fester on December 11, 2010, 12:39:21 AM
Nah, Jason...its not the St Georges Hotel, because that itself was built in 1854.  (so soon after the shameless land-grab)

However, St George could well have become the name of this entire town if certain developers had had there way ..... if others had THEIR way it would have been named Port Wrexham !!!    :o :o :o

Here endeth the totally unnecessary history lesson.


Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Bri Roberts on December 11, 2010, 08:56:08 AM
Is it the hotel on the promenade once owned by Mac Day and rebuilt as Crescent Court (or a similar name) as apartments ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 11, 2010, 09:46:59 AM
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Is it the hotel on the promenade once owned by Mac Day and rebuilt as Crescent Court (or a similar name) as apartments ?
Correct! It was this hotel which was demolished and rebuilt as poorly designed flats, a move that triggered the designation of large parts of central Llandudno as a Conservation Area.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on December 11, 2010, 12:28:36 PM
Wasn't that place owned by the Barracloughs at the time it was converted into flats?    I'm sure that he was a Councillor too at or around the time that a building application was made to convert them into flats.
I think it was the first hotel on the Promenade to be converted like that.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 12, 2010, 09:36:00 PM
Which building is this in Conwy?:
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on December 12, 2010, 09:43:17 PM
Guildhall, Rosehill Street.
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Post by: DaveR on December 12, 2010, 09:59:30 PM
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Guildhall, Rosehill Street.
Correct!  :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on December 13, 2010, 08:23:21 AM
That was almost a give away, and not your usual teaser!   Google street view confirmed within seconds.    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 13, 2010, 09:15:25 PM
This one might be just a little more difficult. Which establishment in Colwyn Bay?
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Post by: Fester on December 13, 2010, 09:46:46 PM
Inside the Pier building isn't it?  ?{}?

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Post by: DaveR on December 13, 2010, 09:49:26 PM
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Inside the Pier building isn't it?  ?{}?
Nay, lad. Ponder some more.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 13, 2010, 09:56:19 PM
My usual stab in the dark, it is or was a Cafe.  (Knowing your passion for them!)    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 13, 2010, 10:00:30 PM
It is a Licensed Establishment.....
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Bri Roberts on December 13, 2010, 10:18:07 PM
Four Oaks in Eirias Park?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 13, 2010, 10:27:30 PM
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Four Oaks in Eirias Park?
Wow, that's a blast from the past, Bri! No, it's not it, I'm afraid. This photos was taken only recently....  ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Dwyforite on December 14, 2010, 01:27:16 AM
its the imperial hotel,sadly gone
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 14, 2010, 09:02:16 AM
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its the imperial hotel,sadly gone
Correct! Sounds like you've been in there once or twice?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 14, 2010, 08:07:02 PM
Which building in Llandudno is this?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 14, 2010, 08:24:31 PM
I'll try Chatsworth House Hotel on this one, and hope!    Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 14, 2010, 08:46:38 PM
Not the one, I'm afraid, although it does look very similar.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 14, 2010, 08:54:20 PM
OK - side view of the Hydro then.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 14, 2010, 08:57:03 PM
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OK - side view of the Hydro then.
You've been at the Streetview again! Correct answer!
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Post by: Yorkie on December 14, 2010, 09:10:07 PM
How else do you think I do it?   Ingenuity they call it!    _))*

Must confess I trawled all around the town before I finally got it. )*)&
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on December 17, 2010, 06:06:32 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this building?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on December 17, 2010, 09:22:22 PM
Don't know where it is, but if the shot was taken from a public highway the razor wire is illegal.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on December 18, 2010, 09:38:29 AM
Back of the Clarence?
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Post by: DaveR on December 19, 2010, 02:43:08 PM
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Back of the Clarence?
...is the correct answer. What a mess it looks.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2010, 03:28:49 PM
Shouldn't fancy the inside either. Bet it is alive!
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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 03:33:00 PM
No wonder I couldn't answer the photo clue - just not the sort of area that I frequent!!!   L0L  _))*  L0L  _))*
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Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2010, 03:35:03 PM

I imagine the pic was taken near the bottom of Bodhyfrid Road near Nigel Roberts shop.
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Post by: DaveR on December 19, 2010, 06:05:37 PM
Where will you find this ornate gate in central Llandudno?
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Post by: Bellringer on December 19, 2010, 06:18:56 PM
Entrance to 'Bog Island' toilets
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Post by: DaveR on December 19, 2010, 06:31:02 PM
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Entrance to 'Bog Island' toilets
Very good, Stan.  :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Bellringer on December 19, 2010, 06:40:02 PM
Thanks Dave, it was the white tiles that did it!
I think we older ones all remember them in and outside public loos.
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Post by: DaveR on January 01, 2011, 11:13:19 AM
Where will you find this front door in Llandudno?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on January 01, 2011, 11:17:50 AM
By the look of it I would suggest the Local Probation Offices!              ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on January 01, 2011, 11:24:22 AM
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By the look of it I would suggest the Local Probation Offices!              ZXZ
Some would say that you're not far wrong but, no, it's not any sort of Council or Govt building.
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on January 01, 2011, 07:05:41 PM
Took me a while but The Washington seems to be the answer!      D)
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Post by: DaveR on January 01, 2011, 08:12:01 PM
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Took me a while but The Washington seems to be the answer!      D)
Indeed, it is the front door of the Washington nightclub on Llandudno promenade.  &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on January 01, 2011, 08:31:09 PM
This pedestrian tunnel in central Colwyn Bay dates back to Victorian times. It hasn't been used for maybe 70 years at least. But when it was built, it was an important access route between ...where and where?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 01, 2011, 09:39:48 PM
Bottom of Station Road to the Promenade and Pier.         )*)&
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Post by: Paddy on January 02, 2011, 09:13:33 AM
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Took me a while but The Washington seems to be the answer!      D)
Indeed, it is the front door of the Washington nightclub on Llandudno promenade.  &well&

I've been parked outside it a gazzillion times in my cab but I never recognised it because it's always open when I'm there!
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2011, 06:48:41 PM
Just a little bit of extra useless information about tunnels! L0L

The Rhos Fynach Pub in Rhos On Sea (meaning 'Monk's Marsh') is the oldest building in the area, but was originally a 12th century monastery with secret tunnels linking it to the nearby 6th century, Chapel of St Trillo. Rhos Fynach was the home to the monks who fished the weir off Rhos Point to provide the catch for the larger monastery in Conwy at the time.
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Post by: DaveR on January 02, 2011, 07:12:27 PM
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Bottom of Station Road to the Promenade and Pier.         )*)&
Hmmmm......not quite the correct answer, although you're certainly in the right area. The tunnel linked a facility and a building.....
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Post by: DaveR on January 02, 2011, 07:13:17 PM
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Took me a while but The Washington seems to be the answer!      D)
Indeed, it is the front door of the Washington nightclub on Llandudno promenade.  &well&

I've been parked outside it a gazzillion times in my cab but I never recognised it because it's always open when I'm there!
I was hoping the fact the doors were closed would throw people off the scent, Paddy!  L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2011, 07:28:00 PM
A quick guess,  Ticket Office to the Platform(s).
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Post by: DaveR on January 02, 2011, 07:47:43 PM
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A quick guess,  Ticket Office to the Platform(s).
Well, that's half the answer, so good enough, I guess. The tunnel was part of a private passageway that linked the Railway Station at Colwyn Bay with the original Colwyn Bay Hotel, so that the Guests did not have to associate with mere mortals. The tunnel remains in situ today, although it is sealed off. You can see the entrance above the Public Toilets on the Rhos side of the Pier.
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Post by: DaveR on January 02, 2011, 08:02:35 PM
This grand old lion is one of a pair that adorns a building in Conwy - but which building?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2011, 08:16:01 PM
I was going to say a link from Hotel direct to station but couldn't find any info to substantiate it!  However I was thinking of a different hotel!   Nice one.       ZXZ


As for the new one, that is The Castle Hotel in Conwy.
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Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2011, 10:20:39 AM
Correct!

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Castle Hotel, Conwy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/5293703358/#) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2011, 07:02:46 PM
Where will you find this disused railway line in the Conwy area....and where did it lead to?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 05, 2011, 07:24:05 PM
Quick guess - The disused Railway Line to Trawsfynydd (originally the Blaenau Ffestiniog-Bala Line) 
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Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2011, 09:23:36 PM
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Quick guess - The disused Railway Line to Trawsfynydd (originally the Blaenau Ffestiniog-Bala Line) 
That's not it, I'm afraid, the answer lies in the Conwy area...
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 05, 2011, 10:04:14 PM
is it the disused sidings at llandudno Junction?

http://conwy-valley-railway.fotopic.net/p16140948.html (http://conwy-valley-railway.fotopic.net/p16140948.html)

some good pics on this site  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on January 05, 2011, 11:18:19 PM
The new fence makes me think of the A470 North of Llanwrst where they are doing road improvements.  Could it be a disused branch line heading off towards Trefriw from the Conwy Valley line?
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 08:14:03 AM
It's Merddin Emrys that's getting quite close here...but not quite it. Certainly a disused siding and pretty close to Llandudno Junction Station...but where does it lead to?
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 08:42:51 AM
Is it the Go Explore Motorhome place on the Tremaelgwyn Industrial Estate?
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 09:14:55 AM
I'm afraid not, Hugo, this siding is on the other side of Llandudno Junction station.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 06, 2011, 09:25:13 AM
Led to the old goods yard and loco sheds and the 6G motive power depot (which closed in 1966). This and the former adjoining goods yard now have been redeveloped, but the new flyover road across the site bears the name 6G.
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 09:38:37 AM
I'm afraid not, Yorkie! This siding led to a distinct location (still extant but disused) on the Conwy side of Llandudno Junction station....
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 06, 2011, 09:48:32 AM
I've been looking at an old (1977) 2 1/2" map and I'm still no closer  :rage:  _))*
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 10:27:34 AM
There's a water connection with this railway line...
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Post by: BrianP on January 06, 2011, 10:35:20 AM
Just before the railway brige over the River Conway, on the junction side. Leads to the old dock
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 10:51:33 AM
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Just before the railway brige over the River Conway, on the junction side. Leads to the old dock
BrianP takes the prize! It is the old LNWR Quay Siding, just to the side of the main line by the Conwy railway bridge. Used originally for shipping out goods by boat (including, for a short time, aluminium from the newly opened works at Dolgarrog), it then remained in use as Carriage Sidings for many years until the sidings were removed in the 1980s but the line down to the Quay remains, along with an old LNWR crane on the Quay itself. I've seen people walking on the Quay bit but have no idea how they got there, unless by boat?

(http://www.2d53.co.uk/Conwy/s2068.jpg)
http://www.2d53.co.uk/Conwy/Conwy%201.htm (http://www.2d53.co.uk/Conwy/Conwy%201.htm)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 06, 2011, 11:02:31 AM
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Led to the old goods yard and loco sheds and the 6G motive power depot (which closed in 1966). This and the former adjoining goods yard now have been redeveloped, but the new flyover road across the site bears the name 6G.

there's a goodwebsite about this, thanks Yorkie, or I would never have known about this!

http://www.6g.nwrail.org.uk/index.html (http://www.6g.nwrail.org.uk/index.html)
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 11:12:02 AM
My friend Derek Williams wrote a book about the shed after working on the railways for a number of years. It's called "The Men of 7A and 6G Loco Shed: Llandudno Junction 1920s Till 1966" (Paperback)
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Post by: DaveR on January 08, 2011, 07:58:36 PM
Llandudno Pier in the 1960s - what big difference is there between the pier in that photo and the one we see today?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2011, 08:51:42 PM
The first stall has been moved further down the pier and an additional stall put near to the right of the gates.  May be other things also.
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Post by: Nemesis on January 08, 2011, 09:14:27 PM
the boat --now not able to land if indeed it was still in existance
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Post by: Fester on January 09, 2011, 01:59:50 AM
It depends what you call BIG Dave?  Loads of differences.
You see Nemesis is correct...The boats being unable to dock is a big BIG deal,  but also on the 1960's picture there are no kiosks, businesses, storerooms, slides, and rides on the right hand side as you go through those gates.

I reckon that Mick Edwards, The Music Man.....''As heard on the radio,   appearing here regular!''   (always tickles me that)  Might consider it a big difference that his kiosk isn't there?    L0L L0L L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on January 09, 2011, 10:03:02 AM
No lamposts
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 09, 2011, 03:39:38 PM
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No lamposts

I thought that too, but having a look this afternoon the posts are old and if you zoom into the postcard you can just see them.
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Post by: DaveR on January 09, 2011, 03:42:48 PM
The lamposts in the middle are modern and were removed a couple of years ago as they couldn't cope with the harsh marine environment - £2000 each down the drain there!
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Post by: DaveR on January 09, 2011, 03:44:13 PM
Well, no-one's got the answer. The fundamental difference is that the pier was painted a different colour back then - green/silver instead of the blue/white used today!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 09, 2011, 04:50:01 PM
One can hardly tell that on your photograph as the detail of the rails are so small.  Also colour reproduction can be different on different PC's.      >>>
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2011, 09:38:20 PM
What is the name of the Morris Dancing Group strutting their stuff at Rhos-on-Sea and Llandudno?
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Post by: Fester on January 12, 2011, 12:44:21 AM
They look like a set of Screaming Lord Sutch impersonators to me...
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Post by: Nemesis on January 12, 2011, 08:50:35 AM
mmmmm, agreed, but thought I'd better keep my thoughts to myself !! WWW
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Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 08:56:19 AM
Despite the fact that they are "blacked up" they are not "Clerical Error".
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Post by: DaveR on January 13, 2011, 09:04:27 AM
Carreg Las/Border Morris
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Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 11:23:43 AM
That wasn't difficult was it?  Quite right. $bounce$     &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 11:35:42 AM
Who is the Three Towns legend, second from left in the photo?
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 13, 2011, 12:48:26 PM
Wilfred Wooler
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Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 01:29:29 PM
Cor that was "b" quick!    Thought it may have a few guessing for a time as he is mainly known for his cricket interest.    <:<:<:< &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 07:03:52 PM
Here is an easy peasy one.  Taken of what from where?
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Post by: DaveR on January 13, 2011, 07:11:34 PM
The sea at Rhos on Sea from the grounds of Whitehall guest house/hotel.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 07:28:10 PM
I might have guessed that you would get it immediately! &well&
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Post by: DaveR on January 14, 2011, 06:36:37 PM
Where in central Colwyn Bay would you find this abandoned, litter strewn, former Church?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 14, 2011, 07:10:31 PM
Derelict Chapel, Woodlands Road West.

Is it Elim Pentecostal?
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Post by: DaveR on January 14, 2011, 07:25:01 PM
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Derelict Chapel, Woodlands Road West.

Is it Elim Pentecostal?
Yes! Recently sold, for just £60,000 I believe.
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Post by: Fester on January 14, 2011, 08:32:35 PM
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Where in central Colwyn Bay would you find this abandoned, litter strewn, former Church?

Strangely enough, You never see any Mosques in that state.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 14, 2011, 08:37:23 PM
This one could well be turned into a Mosque!    *&(

And here is a ruined one in Baraqish , Yemen , Arabian Peninsular
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on January 17, 2011, 07:51:00 PM
Where's this in Llandudno?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2011, 07:54:58 PM
St Georges Hotel
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Post by: DaveR on January 17, 2011, 08:11:16 PM
Not the Terrace at the St. Georges, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 17, 2011, 08:42:41 PM
Grand Hotel
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Post by: DaveR on January 17, 2011, 08:46:22 PM
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Grand Hotel
Barbiroli sneaks in to take the prize! Well done!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 19, 2011, 11:35:57 AM
Where and what?

Should be a doddle this one - just don't get stymied!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 19, 2011, 12:25:26 PM
Is it Old Colwyn Golf Club ?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 19, 2011, 01:23:16 PM
That's where but what?   Oh! I'll tell you - the first hole.   Never played the course myself but looks to be a reasonable test of my limited skill.    Well done Bri.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 19, 2011, 02:25:47 PM
The Little Orme was the clue. LOL
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Post by: Hugo on January 19, 2011, 03:40:06 PM
A bit of artwork but where is it?
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Post by: Hugo on January 19, 2011, 09:57:48 PM
Clue     It's not in Llandudno but is within 6 miles of the town
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Post by: Yorkie on January 20, 2011, 09:08:35 AM
I presume that it IS within the Three Towns?     )*)&
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Post by: DaveR on January 20, 2011, 09:24:25 AM
This is a good one, Hugo, I think we might need a clue.
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Post by: Hugo on January 20, 2011, 05:13:28 PM
It's related to the 3 Towns Yorkie

It's a hard one Dave but if you've seen this picture below you should have seen the first one too.  You probably won't see it as you're driving past so it's better to park up and then look!
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Post by: DaveR on January 20, 2011, 05:52:55 PM
Old Colwyn?
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Post by: Hugo on January 20, 2011, 06:24:39 PM
The Old Colwyn car park it is, well done Dave.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2011, 10:53:22 AM
Easy peasy one to keep things moving.

Name and location please?  Within the Three Towns.
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Post by: Hugo on January 21, 2011, 05:57:09 PM
It's only easy if you know it Yorkie and this just looks like an ordinary house on elevated land,possibly north facing. Within the 3 towns could also be construed as not being one of the 3 named towns but an area inbetween.  The house also appears to have a road going past it so I must have seen it at sometime, BUT  I can't remember where!  :(                    ?{}?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2011, 06:30:14 PM
It is a rather exclusive B & B within the boundaries of Llandudno.   Can't give you a better clue than that!  D)
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Post by: Hugo on January 21, 2011, 09:23:07 PM
It's Bryn Golau Nant Y Gammar Road     $happy$
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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2011, 08:46:47 AM
What's the significance of these two small windows in this Llandudno building?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 22, 2011, 10:22:30 AM
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It's Bryn Golau Nant Y Gammar Road     $happy$

Correct!    ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on January 22, 2011, 10:51:11 AM
The old lock up?
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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2011, 11:19:02 AM
Correct, they are the old cell windows.on Court Street.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 11:29:42 AM
Where and what was this old building in the Three Towns?
Photo courtesy of David Roberts Photography.
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Post by: Nemesis on January 23, 2011, 02:40:28 PM
Disused building Conwy Quay
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 03:04:37 PM
Its the old harbourmasters office. Is that one of my photos?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 03:34:57 PM
Absolutely correct and could well be as you got the answer so quickly!   Got it from a search of "old pictures of conwy".    D)
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 04:08:38 PM
Looks like the same one:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/97/247586114_d9fe0ec80d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/247586114/)
Old Harbour Office, Conwy Quay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/247586114/#) by davidrobertsphotography (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 04:19:58 PM
Looks like it to me.   Must therefore pass on acknowledgments for the image to DavidRobertsPhotography on Flikr.  Sorry for use without permission but no copyright shown on the image I picked up which was from a page of miscellaneous items.  Image was deleted from the posting, now reinstated.
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 05:21:20 PM
You're more than welcome to use any of my photos for things like the quiz, so no need to delete anything. The point I was perhaps badly making was that, even though I have taken many thousands of photos, I can recognise them all when I see them anywhere!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 05:34:06 PM
What and where
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 05:44:02 PM
Plas Mawr, Conwy.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 06:25:11 PM
It is Plas Mawr, in fact The Grand Hall.  Looks like a nice place to visit so I must go there and have a shufti one day.      Z**
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Post by: Fester on January 23, 2011, 06:35:29 PM
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It is Plas Mawr, in fact The Grand Hall.  Looks like a nice place to visit so I must go there and have a shufti one day.      Z**

Don't waste your time or money Yorkie.
We went a couple of years ago, it was not too exciting.  Pricey too.

We had just seen a particularly uneventful episode of 'Most Haunted' on TV which was filmed at Plas Mawr.  Nothing happened, as per usual.
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 06:47:11 PM
I enjoyed looking round Plas Mawr. The plasterwork on the walls and ceilings is excellent. Mind you, I think I got in for nothing so....  8)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/15/21963355_a291620005.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/21963355/)
Plas Mawr, Conwy, North Wales (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/21963355/#) by davidrobertsphotography (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 06:54:46 PM
A rather nice ceiling in Llandudno....but where?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 07:59:59 PM
I'll have a stab at the Bodlondeb Castle Apartments.
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 08:16:49 PM
That's not it, I'm afraid. This is a building that hundreds of people enter and leave daily. If only they looked up, they would see this ceiling....
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 23, 2011, 08:25:43 PM
Llandudno Town Hall ?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 08:29:14 PM
Victoria Centre
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 23, 2011, 09:08:24 PM
Llandudno library
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 09:12:37 PM
Nay, nay and thrice nay, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 23, 2011, 09:40:38 PM
One of the banks in Mostyn Street ?
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2011, 09:50:48 PM
Nothing so upmarket as a bank, Bri...  ;)
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Post by: Fester on January 23, 2011, 11:00:19 PM
Is it in one of the shops on Mostyn St?   Is it Peacocks?
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Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2011, 08:14:08 AM
I'm afraid not. You, of all people, should know this one Fester!
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Post by: dave bent on January 24, 2011, 08:39:58 AM
weatherspoons
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Post by: Nemesis on January 24, 2011, 08:57:38 AM
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I enjoyed looking round Plas Mawr. The plasterwork on the walls and ceilings is excellent. Mind you, I think I got in for nothing so....  8)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/15/21963355_a291620005.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/21963355/)
Plas Mawr, Conwy, North Wales (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/21963355/#) by davidrobertsphotography (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr

I got in for free as well with my over 60 Cadw Pass ( THe biggest secret in Wales !) and had an excellent afternoon wandering around and chatting to the very knowledgeable volunteers. Especially liked the room with the illnesses and cures !
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Post by: Nemesis on January 24, 2011, 08:58:47 AM
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Its the old harbourmasters office. Is that one of my photos?

That's how I knew where it was !
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Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2011, 09:01:17 AM
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weatherspoons
Dave takes the prize! It is the ceiling above the entrance porch of Wetherspoons.  &well&
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 24, 2011, 10:40:46 AM
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I got in for free as well with my over 60 Cadw Pass ( THe biggest secret in Wales !) and had an excellent afternoon wandering around and chatting to the very knowledgeable volunteers. Especially liked the room with the illnesses and cures !

Apologies for hijacking the TOPIC but is this complimentary over 60 CADW pass still available ?
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Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2011, 11:00:52 AM
Here's the info, Bri:
http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/default.asp?id=298&navId=6&parentId=6 (http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/default.asp?id=298&navId=6&parentId=6)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 24, 2011, 12:16:28 PM
Thanks DaveR.

I had seen this page which does not say that anywhere.

http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/default.asp?id=69&navId=8&parentId=8 (http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/default.asp?id=69&navId=8&parentId=8)

Thanks also to Nemesis.

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Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 01:34:55 PM
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Here's the info, Bri:
http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/default.asp?id=298&navId=6&parentId=6 (http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/default.asp?id=298&navId=6&parentId=6)

That's me and the Mrs sorted also!  Thanks folks!      $uk
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Post by: Nemesis on January 24, 2011, 06:34:55 PM
Glad to inform people--- the passes have been available for quite a while and it was only by chance that my OH spotted something in the paper about them. We got our form from the desk at Conwy Castle-- not the TIC, they don't have them. Since we got the passes we have been to a number of CADW properties. Rhuddlan Castle was one of them, it is a dog friendly property too and one even gets a free poo bag at the gate ! "Wow !
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Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 07:02:57 PM
You might get a free poo bag,  but what about the dog?      _))*
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Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2011, 07:32:55 PM
This is the back of which Llandudno Building?
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 24, 2011, 08:21:32 PM
The Hydro Hotel
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Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 08:28:23 PM
Ambassador Hotel.
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Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2011, 08:41:47 PM
It's a not to both, I'm afraid. This building is pretty much derelict!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 08:47:37 PM
It can only be the Tudno Castle Hotel then
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Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2011, 08:49:20 PM
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It can only be the Tudno Castle Hotel then
...is the correct answer.  &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 08:51:02 PM
No Pictures on this one

Question 1:

How many average sized people, sitting side by side, without any gaps, can you seat on the Promenade benches, in the space between the Deck Chair Attendants hut and the Imperial Slipway?

Question 2:

What is the approximate combined total of their ages, if all places were taken, in mid June?

Question 3:

On the same June day, what is the predominant hair colour?
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Post by: Hugo on January 24, 2011, 09:16:54 PM
Question 3 --   It's got to be grey as the schools have not broken up

As for questions 1 and 2   I am still working on that  ???
 ?{}?
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Post by: Nemesis on January 24, 2011, 10:01:18 PM
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You might get a free poo bag,  but what about the dog?      _))*

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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 24, 2011, 10:14:00 PM
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You might get a free poo bag,  but what about the dog?      _))*

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-violent006.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

I like that emoticon, they have some good ones like this one  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport022.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
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Post by: Nemesis on January 25, 2011, 09:01:44 AM
Thanks---it is a good website .--and easy to use.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 25, 2011, 03:14:27 PM
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It is Plas Mawr, in fact The Grand Hall.  Looks like a nice place to visit so I must go there and have a shufti one day.      Z**
Don't waste your time or money Yorkie.
We went a couple of years ago, it was not too exciting.  Pricey too.
We had just seen a particularly uneventful episode of 'Most Haunted' on TV which was filmed at Plas Mawr.  Nothing happened, as per usual.

Just applied for FREE (over 60) passes for me and the OH.  Took then to the Castle but told to post them off as they don't issue passes there.  So we will now be able to enjoy CADW buildings etc. for nowt!   And you know what they say about nowt in Yorkshire land!!!    L0L
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Post by: Nemesis on January 25, 2011, 09:38:29 PM
If tha dus owt fer nowt
Do it fur thisen !
<:<:<:<
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Post by: DaveR on January 25, 2011, 09:40:24 PM
Is there a similar scheme in England, I wonder?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 25, 2011, 11:22:00 PM
There does not seem to be:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/members/benefits/scotland-wales-isle-of-man/ (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/members/benefits/scotland-wales-isle-of-man/)

I wonder if English Heritage reciprocate and provide a discount to Cadw members ?
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Post by: Nemesis on January 26, 2011, 08:53:02 AM
Don't think so-- we discussed this subject with a guide at Stokesay Castle last year. She hadn't even heard of the CADW scheme.
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Post by: DaveR on January 26, 2011, 10:35:50 AM
Speaking of bargains for the over 55s, Arriva Trains Wales have a scheme whereby you can travel anywhere on the their Network for just £15 return. You just need proof of age when buying the tickets.

http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/club55/ (http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/club55/)
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Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 11:51:37 AM
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There does not seem to be:
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/members/benefits/scotland-wales-isle-of-man/ (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/members/benefits/scotland-wales-isle-of-man/)
I wonder if English Heritage reciprocate and provide a discount to Cadw members ?

I have taken this point up with English Heritage and there is a reciprocal arrangement.  This is half price entry to EH sites if you have a PAID MEMBERSHIP to CADW.  Free Memberships do NOT have the concession.

Maybe this point should be taken up with CADW!     :rage:
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Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 11:55:44 AM
Answer to Quiz:

No. of people = No. of Bums on one bench x No. of Benches

Total age = ((Age of Oldest + Age of Youngest) divided by 2) x No. of people

Colour = white

We can get on to more serious stuff now!      _))*
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Post by: DaveR on January 26, 2011, 11:58:26 AM
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Maybe this point should be taken up with CADW!     :rage:
Surely it should be taken up with English Heritage, as they are the tight buggers!  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 01:14:45 PM
Englsh Heritage must have negotiated the discount on behalf of its Members.    So I presume that CADW should do likewise on behalf of its Members.

The National Trust have a system that operates very successfully across boundaries.   Unfortunately there is no free Membership irrespective of how old you are!    ¢¢##
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Post by: Hugo on January 26, 2011, 03:47:31 PM
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Answer to Quiz:

No. of people = No. of Bums on one bench x No. of Benches

Total age = ((Age of Oldest + Age of Youngest) divided by 2) x No. of people

Colour = white

We can get on to more serious stuff now!      _))*
So what was the answer Yorkie to Q1 and Q2?      ???
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Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 04:40:05 PM
I don't know - that is why I posed the question!   I was hoping that someone would be able to tell me.   I thought the "formula" may help if someone was having problems with their maths!     _))*  _))*  _))*

Answer is none for following pic.
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Post by: DaveR on January 26, 2011, 06:48:56 PM
The Victoria Restaurant was a long established business in Llandudno, from Victorian times up to about the 1950s. But where was it?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 07:06:01 PM
Don't know where it was - yet - but found this old bottle with their name!

Caption reads, "The Property of Thomas Smith
Victoria Restaurant, Llandudno
"Curwen Bros. Liverpool" Potters' Mark (Very Rare)"
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 26, 2011, 07:10:54 PM
I suppose if.you had an address you could return it.
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Post by: DaveR on January 26, 2011, 07:11:58 PM
I don't know how interested the current occupants of the premises would be?! 

First clue - it was on Mostyn Street.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 07:49:25 PM
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I suppose if.you had an address you could return it.

And get the tuppence on the bottle!     _))*

My usual wild guess - Mostyn's Cafe???
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Post by: suepp on January 26, 2011, 08:45:19 PM
65 Mostyn Street  (now  Edinburgh Woollen Mill)
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Post by: DaveR on January 26, 2011, 09:52:28 PM
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65 Mostyn Street  (now  Edinburgh Woollen Mill)
Correct! It seemed very popular in its time. The great survivor, of course, is the Cambridge Restaurant (on the First Floor above the old Gareth Roberts Opticians shop). That's been going since the earliest days of Mostyn Street. I've never been up there for a meal though, has anyone from the forum?
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Post by: DaveR on January 26, 2011, 09:58:18 PM
Whilst we're talking of restaurants, who can remember where the Princes Restaurant was?  Clue: It's still a restaurant today...
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 26, 2011, 10:26:25 PM
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I've never been up there for a meal though, has anyone from the forum?

Funnily enough, I have always had a wish to sit in one of those window seats and have a meal.

I did it not too long ago but I wouldn't rush back.

Anyway, the good news I have now been able to cross it off my 'To Do' list.
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Post by: Fester on January 26, 2011, 11:44:44 PM
Yes, I have eaten in The Cambridge, (well, where haven't I eaten?)
I was lured in by a sign saying something like   ''3 Course Lunch £5.99''    I think that was the price, my apologies to them if it wasn't.

Like Bri, I wouldn't rush back.... It was OK though....I got £5.99's worth,  which just about says it all....
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Post by: Trojan on January 27, 2011, 05:01:53 AM
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65 Mostyn Street  (now  Edinburgh Woollen Mill)
Correct! It seemed very popular in its time. The great survivor, of course, is the Cambridge Restaurant (on the First Floor above the old Gareth Roberts Opticians shop). That's been going since the earliest days of Mostyn Street. I've never been up there for a meal though, has anyone from the forum?

It was actually above, what is today the Edinburgh Woolen Mill.

You can see it on the right in this view, with the white exterior, opposite the tram.
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Post by: Trojan on January 27, 2011, 05:08:54 AM
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Whilst we're talking of restaurants, who can remember where the Princes Restaurant was?  Clue: It's still a restaurant today...

Are we talking Llandudno here?
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Post by: DaveR on January 27, 2011, 08:20:50 AM
Sorry, yes, should have said. It's a restaurant in central Llandudno.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 27, 2011, 10:06:18 AM
Returning to Yorkie's post:

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I have taken this point up with English Heritage and there is a reciprocal arrangement.  This is half price entry to EH sites if you have a PAID MEMBERSHIP to CADW.  Free Memberships do NOT have the concession.

Maybe this point should be taken up with CADW!     :rage:

This is becoming interesting. I sent an enquiry to English heritage from their website and I have received this reply.

If you are a 1st year member of Cadw you will receive a 50% discount to English Heritage site, if you are a renewed member then this will be free of charge.
 
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Post by: Yorkie on January 27, 2011, 11:13:35 AM
The plot thickens!     I only received the advice I passed on, so it looks better for all those who pay for their Membership to CADW, us poor souls who have to rely on FREE Membership of CADW apparently lose out!   C'est la vie!  I've got my NT card to fall back on.      >>>
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 27, 2011, 12:23:29 PM
and me.

Yorkie, have you tried cancelling your direct debit for the NT and rejoin via their website at renewal ?

I did last year and benfitted from a reduction in my joint membership fee and a free pair of binoculars.  $thanx$

I wish these organisations would learn to look after their loyal customers.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 27, 2011, 03:30:01 PM
I'm never one to miss a trick and automatically look for the best way to renew anything!  I even renwed my car insurance last time with the same insurer, but went through Sheilas Wheels who had a special offer on with that company!   Saved about 15% over the renewal quote I had!

I've had a few bits and pieces from NT over the years but as we get a pensioners joint rate I just renew as normal.  Binoculars I don't need!   Thanks for the tip anyway, I'll check at next renewal and see what's on offer.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 27, 2011, 04:29:50 PM
The binoculars weren't brilliant.

I used them once and that was it.
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Post by: DaveR on January 27, 2011, 07:33:44 PM
I don't think the last question re location of Princes restaurant has been answered yet, Yorkie. I shall reveal the answer if no-one can get it, then we can move onto your question.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 27, 2011, 08:07:00 PM
One of the problems of going off topic!   Now I must try and find where the Princes Restaurant was and what it is now!    
I will repost mine.

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Post by: DaveR on January 27, 2011, 08:16:29 PM
No problem, the question had disappeared onto the previous page, so an easy mistake to make.

Another clue re Princes Restaurant is that it was located on the first floor on a prominent street corner.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 27, 2011, 08:19:54 PM
I'll take a stab at where Casanova's is now.  Corner of Gloddaeth Street and Chapel Street.  Z**
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Post by: DaveR on January 27, 2011, 09:00:09 PM
Not a European style food restaurant...  ;)
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Post by: Fester on January 27, 2011, 09:12:09 PM
In that case, was it on the site of the current Bengal Dynasty?

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Post by: DaveR on January 27, 2011, 09:21:16 PM
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In that case, was it on the site of the current Bengal Dynasty?
Very good! The Bengal Dynasty it now is, above Merrymoon on the Carlton roundabout.
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Post by: Fester on January 27, 2011, 09:23:29 PM
Looks a bit pink mate .... spend a bit of time in there did you?   :-*      L0L
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Post by: DaveR on January 27, 2011, 09:52:12 PM
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Looks a bit pink mate .... spend a bit of time in there did you?   :-*      L0L
Unlikely, seeing as I wasn't born when the photo was taken! Perhaps you're confusing it with one of your old haunts?  :laugh:

I think the postcard manufacturers just coloured it in to make the building look more interesting, it was probably white in reality.
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Post by: Trojan on January 28, 2011, 03:47:11 AM
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Looks a bit pink mate .... spend a bit of time in there did you?   :-*      L0L
Unlikely, seeing as I wasn't born when the photo was taken! Perhaps you're confusing it with one of your old haunts?  :laugh:

I think the postcard manufacturers just coloured it in to make the building look more interesting, it was probably white in reality.

The Blanchard's of the Oasis Hotel didn't run it did they?  D)
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Post by: Trojan on January 28, 2011, 04:46:10 AM
Where, in Llandudno was this ornate room?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 28, 2011, 08:56:22 AM
The Grand Hotel ?

 
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Looks a bit pink mate .... spend a bit of time in there did you?   :-*      L0L

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The Blanchard's of the Oasis Hotel didn't run it did they?  D)

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Post by: Yorkie on January 28, 2011, 09:11:39 AM
Craigside Hydro?    Yet another of Yorkie's impulsive guesses!     D)
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Post by: Nemesis on January 28, 2011, 01:26:09 PM
Another wild guess  Penmorfa/Gogarth Abbey Hotel.
I notice you said Where WAS, not where IS !
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 28, 2011, 01:45:20 PM
And another wild guess The Clarance Hotel
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Post by: Trojan on January 29, 2011, 04:06:20 AM
No, everyone's incorrect so far!  ££$
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Post by: Yorkie on January 29, 2011, 07:45:10 AM
Lady Foresters Convalescent Home.
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Post by: DaveR on January 29, 2011, 08:44:04 AM
Isn't that St. George in the stained glass window on the wall?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 29, 2011, 10:39:06 AM
If it were St George it would then possibly lead one to believe that the subject of the question and also the resultant answer could be the St George Hotel.

This I will humbly submit to the assembled Jury in the hope that I shall be aquitted and proved correct!

Thank you DaveR!     $thanx$
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Post by: suepp on January 29, 2011, 11:25:14 AM
Bodlondeb castle
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Post by: Trojan on January 30, 2011, 01:16:18 AM
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Isn't that St. George in the stained glass window on the wall?

Yes it is, I was wondering when you were going to spot it.  :D

St George's Hotel it is.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 30, 2011, 09:56:00 AM
Who, well known and from the area, was associated with subject of the picture?
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Post by: Hugo on January 30, 2011, 11:48:06 AM
I thought it was a coffin at first and was going to say Em the Crem a local undertaker, but the firm makes snooker tables so I'll have a pot at Fred Davis,   ???
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Post by: Yorkie on January 30, 2011, 03:01:49 PM
And I reckon you are right Hugo.   Fred and his Brother Joe both used to play at Burrough and Watts Hall in Soho Square.  It was a small venue with just the one table and a few rows of seating round the outside.   It would seem that it is not there (or used) nowadays.   Many a fine game of Snooker and also Billiards were played there and quite a few watched by myself and friends when we were off duty.  And sometimes the odd sneaky peek when we were!!!   ;D
 &well& $bounce$
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Post by: Yorkie on January 30, 2011, 04:13:42 PM
Where will you find this plaque in memory of William Morris Hughes?
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Post by: Fester on January 30, 2011, 04:35:53 PM
Is it on his old school building, behind The Kings Head Pub.... Cwlach Street?

I have passed it zillions of times on the way up to Haulfre Gardens...  Mmmmm Lemon Drizzle Cake...  $dins$ $dins$ $dins$

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Post by: Yorkie on January 30, 2011, 04:44:05 PM
Thought it was one for you!      $wales   Absolutely correct.

But hasn't the Lemon Drissle Cake moved to Pedro's Cafe 101?   Don't rush down though as it is closed until 9th February when business resumes as normal.    :D
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Post by: Trojan on January 31, 2011, 03:02:22 AM
Where's this location in Llandudno?
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Post by: DaveR on January 31, 2011, 08:08:39 AM
Dammit all, Trojan, how did you get in my house to take that photo?!  :o ;D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 31, 2011, 08:28:06 AM
The Empire Hotel.  D)
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Post by: Trojan on January 31, 2011, 04:47:57 PM
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Dammit all, Trojan, how did you get in my house to take that photo?!  :o ;D

 $lol$
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Post by: Trojan on January 31, 2011, 04:48:41 PM
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The Empire Hotel.  D)

Empire it is!  &well&
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 31, 2011, 05:18:52 PM
The dining tables and chairs in the Poolside Restaurant were the giveaway.  $thanx$
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Post by: Fester on January 31, 2011, 09:26:00 PM
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Where's this location in Llandudno?

Mrs Fester and I used to stay in The Empire every fortnight or so for years, before we came to live in Llandudno. A superb hotel.
Many happy memories and wonderful meals.
It took a while to get the pool area refurbished to that standard.
But when it was completed I was disappointed to see that the Jacuzzi (which used to be up the saircase on the right of that picture) was not replaced!
Also, the outdoor pool area is not as salubrious as it once was.
Knowing The Empire owners though, I am certain that this will be rectified in the eary part of this year!


 
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Post by: DaveR on January 31, 2011, 09:39:31 PM
Easy one - where's this in Llandudno?
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Post by: Trojan on January 31, 2011, 10:01:45 PM
Hmmm, looks like Augusta Street.  ???
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Post by: DaveR on January 31, 2011, 10:09:48 PM
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Hmmm, looks like Augusta Street.  ???
It might be, but what use did this building used to have?
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 31, 2011, 10:19:36 PM
Probation Office
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Post by: Hugo on January 31, 2011, 10:20:52 PM
Wasn't it the old RAFA Club by the traffic lights?
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Post by: DaveR on January 31, 2011, 10:26:33 PM
Hugo is certainly right but was Barbiroli too?
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 31, 2011, 10:54:58 PM
No
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Post by: Trojan on February 01, 2011, 01:18:21 AM
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No

Correct.  L0L 'twas the RAF Club.
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Post by: Trojan on February 01, 2011, 02:58:52 AM
Where will you find this building?
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Post by: DaveR on February 01, 2011, 08:12:55 AM
Hmmm....lot of cabling there, maybe for communications infrastructure? Those doors have been reinforced with steel panels, so probably quite an isolated location.

I'm going for the Summit Complex up on the Orme.
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Post by: DaveR on February 01, 2011, 08:13:53 PM
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The Victoria Restaurant was a long established business in Llandudno, from Victorian times up to about the 1950s. But where was it?
Found this advert from 1954, looks as though the ground floor was part of the Restaurant, too:

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Post by: suepp on February 01, 2011, 11:14:28 PM
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Where will you find this building?
or the back of the "Rest and be Thankful" Marine Drive
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Post by: Trojan on February 02, 2011, 03:53:32 AM
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Where will you find this building?
or the back of the "Rest and be Thankful" Marine Drive

I'm afraid Dave was correct Sue.  $wales
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Post by: Trojan on February 02, 2011, 03:58:59 AM
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The Victoria Restaurant was a long established business in Llandudno, from Victorian times up to about the 1950s. But where was it?
Found this advert from 1954, looks as though the ground floor was part of the Restaurant, too:

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The photograph doesn't look like it was taken in 1954 though.

G.H. Thompson had a shop underneath in the 1950's, and if you look to the right, there's no Marks & Spencer which was built in 1936.
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Post by: Trojan on February 02, 2011, 04:14:04 AM
Where, in Llandudno was this 'recreation room?'
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Post by: DaveR on February 02, 2011, 08:28:32 AM
Looks like the Craig Y Don Hotel, with the Lounge facing out onto Queens Road.
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Post by: DaveR on February 02, 2011, 09:51:35 AM
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The Victoria Restaurant was a long established business in Llandudno, from Victorian times up to about the 1950s. But where was it?
Found this advert from 1954, looks as though the ground floor was part of the Restaurant, too:
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The photograph doesn't look like it was taken in 1954 though.
G.H. Thompson had a shop underneath in the 1950's, and if you look to the right, there's no Marks & Spencer which was built in 1936.
Thompson's shop was next door, where the Coffee Centre is now:

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Post by: Trojan on February 03, 2011, 02:12:48 AM
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Looks like the Craig Y Don Hotel, with the Lounge facing out onto Queens Road.

Aye, it was, or today known as The County Hotel.

Thompson's shop was next door, where the Coffee Centre is now: (Thanks for the info Dave)
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2011, 05:45:07 PM
I noticed this on a building in Llandudno recently but which building is it on?     Apologies if it has been on before,
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Post by: DaveR on February 04, 2011, 06:05:51 PM
Masons Hall in Upper Mostyn Street.
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2011, 08:27:00 PM
Spot on again Dave, I didn't think that you would have missed that nice piece of architecture on your travels.
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Post by: DaveR on February 04, 2011, 08:48:02 PM
Can't remember if we've done this one already but don't think so. What this shop in central Llandudno used for nowadays?
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Post by: brumbob on February 05, 2011, 11:30:55 PM
Swinton Insurance
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 08:15:29 AM
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Swinton Insurance
Correct! On the corner of Augusta Street/Trinity Square.
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 05:01:26 PM
What will you find at the top of these stairs?
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 05:03:30 PM
A Restaurant....?
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 05:08:52 PM
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A Restaurant....?

Yes, but which one?
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 05:15:19 PM
Asia?
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Post by: brumbob on February 06, 2011, 05:20:18 PM
Emperor Chinese Restaurant
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 05:24:31 PM
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Asia?

Oh no.
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Post by: Fester on February 06, 2011, 06:27:19 PM
Turn left.... and you are in Valentino's

Yummmm  $dins$ $dins$ $dins$
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Post by: brumbob on February 06, 2011, 06:32:40 PM
Couldn't you find a bigger clue Trojan  :laugh:
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Post by: Fester on February 06, 2011, 06:39:27 PM
Mmmm Seafood pancake .... and Seafood Pasta in Cheesy sauce...  $dins$ $dins$ $dins$
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 07:10:24 PM
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Couldn't you find a bigger clue Trojan  :laugh:

 L0L
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Post by: brumbob on February 06, 2011, 07:16:09 PM
 :D

I seem to remember Valentino's was too expensive for me
you couldn't just buy a pizza but had to buy another course with it.
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 07:21:04 PM
Was The Links closed that night, Trojan?  ;D  :P  :laugh:
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 07:30:42 PM
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Was The Links closed that night, Trojan?  ;D  :P  :laugh:

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Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2011, 10:20:59 PM
This is a photo of John & Mary Knowles. They lived in Llandudno in 1972. What was unusual about them?
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Post by: Fester on February 07, 2011, 10:26:15 PM
They weren't called Roberts?  or Thomas or Hughes? .... that makes them unusual....
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Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2011, 10:28:27 PM
What was unusual about them was where they lived..... a dank, cold, unsafe structure.

Seems like nothing changes for the Knowles family. L0L
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 07, 2011, 10:29:12 PM
they lived in a cave
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 07, 2011, 10:30:04 PM
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What was unusual about them was where they lived..... a dank, cold, unsafe structure.

Seems like nothing changes for the Knowles family. L0L
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Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2011, 10:31:49 PM
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they lived in a cave
Correct, and here's a pic of Mrs Knowles in the cave:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 07, 2011, 10:39:49 PM
I wonder if Jehovah's witnesses ever call?
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Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2011, 10:42:03 PM
I think its that same cave we were looking at on Sunday morning.
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Post by: Fester on February 07, 2011, 10:42:57 PM
Thanks Dave!

Does that mean I should be re-christened?   How about Fester Yr Ogof?      

They would have saved a fortune in rent and council tax,  enough to buy those expensive coats!

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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 07, 2011, 10:46:02 PM
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I think its that same cave we were looking at on Sunday morning.

I thought it might be
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Post by: Trojan on February 07, 2011, 11:27:09 PM
It's Ogof Arth or Bears Cave and where the township of Gogarth derived it's name from.

It's been lived in by different people for some time.

A Llandudno troglodyte, John Stephens claimed to have lived in the cave for fourteen years, when he was interviewed by a newspaper reporter in 1862.

Another resident, Gwilym Hughes, lived in the cave for a number of years, before he was evicted by the Council and then housed in one of their flats.

I remember seeing Mr John Knowles around town.  
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Post by: Trojan on February 08, 2011, 02:42:17 AM
Where, in Llandudno, will you find these buildings?
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Post by: Mikethewatch on February 08, 2011, 12:02:00 PM
Loretto ?
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Post by: Paddy on February 08, 2011, 02:05:37 PM
It's Loretto Cnvent. It used to be a school aswell and I went there from age 9 to 12.
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Post by: Trojan on February 09, 2011, 03:19:33 AM
Aye, Mike nabbs this one.

I hope you didn't walk on that lawn Paddy.
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Post by: Nemesis on February 09, 2011, 09:01:02 AM
Did you spot the owl on the corner of the building?
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Post by: brumbob on February 13, 2011, 11:32:32 AM
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It's Loretto Cnvent. It used to be a school aswell and I went there from age 9 to 12.
Do you appear in any of the photos Paddy?
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35246192714&v=photos&so=0 (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35246192714&v=photos&so=0)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 13, 2011, 11:40:09 AM
Where in Llandudno is this?

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f295/AustinRover/Feb%202011/P2100063.jpg)
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Post by: Paddy on February 13, 2011, 01:52:02 PM
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It's Loretto Cnvent. It used to be a school aswell and I went there from age 9 to 12.
Do you appear in any of the photos Paddy?
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35246192714&v=photos&so=0 (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35246192714&v=photos&so=0)

I'm tagged in three pics BrumBob. 87, 115 and 121.

I've got a few things that I keep meaning to put on my scanner and add to the gallery but I never seem to get round to it!
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Post by: suepp on February 13, 2011, 01:54:22 PM
thanks for posting that link I have now joined! *&(
Paddy hope you find time to post those pics!
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Post by: DaveR on February 14, 2011, 08:35:05 PM
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Where in Llandudno is this?

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f295/AustinRover/Feb%202011/P2100063.jpg)
Anywhere by the Railway Station?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 14, 2011, 08:37:42 PM
not a million miles away, I knew you would know Dave  :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on February 14, 2011, 08:48:48 PM
Well, I don't know exactly where it is but those red engineering bricks reminded me of the Railway Station - not round the side by the old Goods Yard?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 14, 2011, 09:20:49 PM
no it's not part of the railway station, to see it you need to walk away from the station, you can see it on Street view not far from here

Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Llandudno,+Conwy,+United+Kingdom&ll=53.32041,-3.825962&spn=0,0.002057&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=53.320373,-3.826131&panoid=t4OrBMJKlAKn0N2ZwG9JUQ&cbp=12,52.06,,0,12.06)
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Post by: Mikethewatch on February 14, 2011, 09:23:37 PM
Set into the wall of the police station in garage st.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 14, 2011, 09:26:34 PM
Well done Mike and several points to DaveR too  ZXZ
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Post by: brumbob on February 14, 2011, 10:17:22 PM
What do you reckon it's for, coal?

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Post by: Paddy on February 14, 2011, 10:27:42 PM
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What do you reckon it's for, coal?



Maybe someone has tunnelled out of the cells!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 14, 2011, 10:28:45 PM
I thought it may be for coal, I only saw it for the first time last week, I was interested by the name 'Coalbrookdale' cast on it. There's lots of interest in the back passages of llandudno  D)
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Post by: Paddy on February 14, 2011, 10:30:25 PM
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I thought it may be for coal, I only saw it for the first time last week, I was interested by the name 'Coalbrookdale' cast on it. There's lots of interest in the back passages of llandudno  D)

Coalbrookdale is a village in Shropshire.
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Post by: Barbiroli on February 14, 2011, 10:32:41 PM
 My  OH says it was for coke delivery as the central heating boiler was in the basement at that point.
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Post by: Trojan on February 14, 2011, 11:30:07 PM
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My  OH says it was for coke delivery as the central heating boiler was in the basement at that point.

He should have been a detective Barbiroli.  ;D
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Post by: Barbiroli on February 15, 2011, 12:40:21 AM
You know too much Trojan
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Post by: Trojan on February 15, 2011, 02:19:35 AM
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You know too much Trojan

 :-X

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Post by: Barbiroli on February 15, 2011, 11:03:08 AM
Only joking Trojan   :-*
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Post by: Trojan on February 15, 2011, 03:17:25 PM
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Only joking Trojan   :-*

 $fan$

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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2011, 06:48:04 PM
What building is this in Conwy?
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Post by: Pendragon on February 15, 2011, 06:56:17 PM
Erm............hang on............don't tell me, I know this one. it's ....................Bodlondeb  D)




Think your funny you, don't you Dave   :-*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 15, 2011, 07:29:44 PM
which building? I can see about 25, could be more behind that stone buiding with turrets  L0L
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Post by: Pendragon on February 15, 2011, 07:46:42 PM
I know Andy imagine the view without that piggin eyesore in the way.  ;)
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Post by: JasonW on February 15, 2011, 07:50:29 PM
At last even one I know
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Post by: suepp on February 15, 2011, 07:58:20 PM
Give us a clue
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Post by: Paddy on February 15, 2011, 07:59:54 PM
Having read the "Walking" thread I now know the purpose of this question.

Pendragon, can you tell what it is yet?
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2011, 08:28:17 PM
Who's this old codger on the Prom at Llandudno? Its not Fester, before anyone asks...
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Post by: Dwyforite on February 15, 2011, 08:45:27 PM
at first it had a touch of benny hill,but the pipe gave it away its alex munro
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Post by: Trojan on February 15, 2011, 09:05:47 PM
Yes, definately Alex Munro.

Was there an answer to the building in Conwy question?

*Edit* I see, just read the walking thread.
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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2011, 09:21:58 PM
Both correct, well done.  D)
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Post by: Trojan on February 21, 2011, 04:39:50 AM
Where, in the Three Towns area, will you find this church?
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Post by: DaveR on February 22, 2011, 08:19:58 PM
Let's narrow it down a bit. Colwyn Bay?
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Post by: Paddy on February 22, 2011, 08:42:20 PM
Mowbray Rd?
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Post by: Trojan on February 23, 2011, 04:02:55 AM
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Mowbray Rd?

Excellent Paddy, it's the West Shore Baptist Church in Mobray Road, Llandudno.

(About 5 miles from Colwyn Bay Dave)  ;D
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Post by: DaveR on February 25, 2011, 10:21:47 PM
Which building is this in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 25, 2011, 10:25:21 PM
Plas Mawr ?
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Post by: DaveR on February 25, 2011, 10:35:17 PM
Not Plas Mawr, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Fester on February 26, 2011, 12:05:13 AM
Aberconwy House, Conwy......I believe,   Just near to the most excellent Conwy Popty Bakery.     
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Post by: DaveR on February 26, 2011, 08:25:10 AM
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Aberconwy House, Conwy......I believe,   Just near to the most excellent Conwy Popty Bakery.     
Correct!  :)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 26, 2011, 09:04:08 AM
at least I got the right town  L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on February 26, 2011, 10:55:35 AM
Where is this located
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Post by: DaveR on February 26, 2011, 10:56:41 AM
Palace Bingo, Conwy  $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on February 26, 2011, 11:13:12 AM
Too easy!   But it filled a gap!    ZXZ

I came across the picture and thought what a fab window of peacocks and squirrels.  A better photo on Flikr but didn't want to infringe CR.
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Post by: DaveR on February 26, 2011, 11:15:26 AM
A lovely design by Colwyn Foulkes:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/33/52961999_31465f9fcb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/52961999/)
Decorative Grille, Palace Bingo, Conwy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/52961999/#) by davidrobertsphotography (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr

I've said before you're welcome to use any of my photos on here but they're not likely to survive long as a quiz question!  :o ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on February 26, 2011, 11:39:29 AM
Now I know how you got it so swiftly!    _))*
Must start using my own camera a bit more.  It is mainly full of holiday rubbish! (like most people's I reckon!   _))*
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Post by: DaveR on February 26, 2011, 11:51:48 PM
Where is this blocked off doorway in Llandudno?
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Post by: Fester on February 27, 2011, 12:02:40 AM
Fester knows..... but will not spoil it so soon.... $happy$
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Post by: DaveR on February 27, 2011, 12:09:24 AM
It's the entrance to the GLOR...no, it's not.
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Post by: Fester on February 27, 2011, 12:22:18 AM
 L0L L0L L0L   You should know where THAT is....  you took the picture!   _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: Bri Roberts on February 27, 2011, 02:02:46 AM
Fountains ?
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Post by: DaveR on February 27, 2011, 08:14:34 AM
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Fountains ?
Very good, Bri!  Spot on. ;)
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Post by: Trojan on February 28, 2011, 06:12:18 PM
Where, in the Three Towns area, will you find this antique brass telescope?
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Post by: Jack on February 28, 2011, 07:18:48 PM
Lighthouse on Great Orme that is now a Guest House?
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Post by: Yorkie on February 28, 2011, 07:32:07 PM
I think the lampshade gives it away!     _))*
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Post by: Trojan on February 28, 2011, 09:55:28 PM
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I think the lampshade gives it away!     _))*

I thought the central heating radiator would throw you off.
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Post by: Trojan on February 28, 2011, 09:59:52 PM
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Lighthouse on Great Orme that is now a Guest House?

That's it Jack!
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Post by: suepp on February 28, 2011, 11:19:41 PM
what a fantastic room!
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Post by: Fester on February 28, 2011, 11:23:19 PM
£80 per person per night...

Not a bad price compared to some other hotels in the area.
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Post by: suepp on February 28, 2011, 11:24:45 PM
worth it for the view
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Post by: Quiggs on March 01, 2011, 05:36:58 PM
I helped to clean the lamp lenses a few times, the keeper had a  grandson who came to stay from time to time, I went to play there and the keeper gave us the task to keep us occupied.
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Post by: Hugo on March 05, 2011, 10:18:23 AM
Where will you find this?
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Post by: Fester on March 05, 2011, 10:23:01 AM
Is it The Imperial Hotel?
I'm going by the colour of the stonepaint.
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Post by: DaveR on March 05, 2011, 10:45:13 AM
It's the keystone of the house next to Capri on Church Walks.
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Post by: Hugo on March 05, 2011, 01:20:34 PM
Well done Dave, nothing gets past you.

What about this then?
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Post by: Nemesis on March 05, 2011, 01:34:13 PM
Haulfre Steps?
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Post by: DaveR on March 05, 2011, 01:35:29 PM
Its on top of the wall of a house a few doors up from the previous pic towards the tram station.
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Post by: Hugo on March 05, 2011, 03:58:41 PM
Dave's correct again, there are a few of them on the wall of the Chelsea Hotel.
 &well&

When that hotel used to be called Toldy's we used to go to the restaurant there and the meals were some of the best we've ever tasted. Just couldn't understand why it wasn't packed there every night because the quality and atmosphere was so good there.   :)
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Post by: Nemesis on March 05, 2011, 04:00:08 PM
How about this one?
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Post by: brumbob on March 05, 2011, 04:10:58 PM
Is that in Haulfre Gardens?
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Post by: Fester on March 05, 2011, 06:38:26 PM
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It's the keystone of the house next to Capri on Church Walks.

Yes, indeed...on one level I knew that... but should have checked first.
Its called MayStone,  and compared to the Capri and Empire's No 72,  its looking quite run -down.
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Post by: Nemesis on March 05, 2011, 07:35:53 PM
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Is that in Haulfre Gardens?

It is, but exactly what it is/was I would be interested to know. It just caught my eye this afternoon as I was meandering about up there.
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Post by: DaveR on March 05, 2011, 07:40:47 PM
It's part of the old Glasshouse that once covered that level, maybe part of the heating system?

Lost of info about the history of the gardens here:
http://www.coflein.gov.uk/pdf/CPG012/ (http://www.coflein.gov.uk/pdf/CPG012/)
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Post by: Nemesis on March 05, 2011, 07:46:23 PM
Ah! that figures, thanks for that Dave. It is on the level above the square tiled area.
Couldn't access the info.as my PC said it was an unknown file and didn't recognise it.
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Post by: DaveR on March 05, 2011, 08:01:11 PM
It's a standard PDF, I'll attach it here as it's quite interesting:
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Post by: Nemesis on March 05, 2011, 08:23:10 PM
Thanks  :)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 10, 2011, 12:28:44 PM
whats odd about this?

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Post by: Yorkie on March 10, 2011, 01:36:08 PM
Got lots of ink(?) blobs on it!    :D
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Post by: brumbob on March 10, 2011, 02:41:08 PM
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Got lots of ink(?) blobs on it!    :D
_))* _))* _))* L0L
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Post by: Nemesis on March 10, 2011, 03:32:39 PM
Are those two white pillars still there?
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Post by: brumbob on March 10, 2011, 03:35:58 PM
They are on streetview
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 10, 2011, 03:36:54 PM
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Are those two white pillars still there?

yes,  Yorkie's on the right lines!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 10, 2011, 03:40:27 PM
It is a picture that I took last year, and I've played with it on Photoscape and made it look much older  :D  The program is free to download and very easy to use :)

this is the original
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Post by: Nemesis on March 10, 2011, 03:41:53 PM
Just let our pup loose with it-- he can age anything--including me ! :o
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Post by: Fester on March 10, 2011, 06:04:57 PM
Eh?   So nothing is odd about it then? .... am I missing the point?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 10, 2011, 06:54:49 PM
It is the same picture, BUT the Quiz one has been aged using a bit of computer software and we were supposed to realise th the difference.   Mind you I had a look at it this afternoon and it looked just like the quiz photograph.   Probably aged itself since last year!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 10, 2011, 07:16:50 PM
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Eh?   So nothing is odd about it then? .... am I missing the point?

I was playing with this photo editor prog, I thought, I'll do Bunney's Corner looking like an old photograph, the 'odd' thing being the modern replacement building  :D
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Post by: Fester on March 10, 2011, 07:47:11 PM
Get a grip man!   Thats not a quiz question!

What's the capital of Peru,  THATS a quiz question.... not appropriate to here maybe.

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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 10, 2011, 07:52:40 PM
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Get a grip man!   Thats not a quiz question!



 :P just because you didn't notice the modern building   L0L

by the way the capital of Peru is P   _))*
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Post by: Fester on March 10, 2011, 07:54:28 PM
 L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on March 10, 2011, 08:06:26 PM
LIMA and I claim the prize!    L0L    L0L    L0L
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Post by: DaveR on March 10, 2011, 08:08:01 PM
A lovely bunch of Daffs...but on the gate of which building's car park in Llandudno will you find it?
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Post by: JasonW on March 10, 2011, 08:13:22 PM
Bodlondeb Castle
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Post by: DaveR on March 10, 2011, 08:15:53 PM
You're on fire tonight, Jason. Well done!
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Post by: JasonW on March 10, 2011, 08:20:03 PM
I know, I've surprised myself. I did check my thoughts on google and spotted the Anderton Forklift Truck Unit on your flickr picture:
Bodlondeb Castle, Llandudno (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/252702056/#)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 14, 2011, 10:28:54 AM
What and where is this?


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Post by: DaveR on March 14, 2011, 10:40:32 AM
Not a million miles from where you live...  ;)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 14, 2011, 10:46:43 AM
yes, just a short walk away, we saw it on a walk we did on Saturday ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on March 14, 2011, 10:49:36 AM
It's on the walk that crosses from Nant Gamar over to St David's
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 14, 2011, 11:13:42 AM
not sure where that is Nemisis,so I can't say right or wrong  :) this building is near Penrhyn Bay
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Post by: DaveR on March 14, 2011, 11:30:03 AM
Nemesis is thinking of somewhere else....  ;)
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Post by: Paddy on March 14, 2011, 11:32:44 AM
The converted windmill in Glanwydden?
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Post by: Hugo on March 14, 2011, 11:52:07 AM
It is the converted Windmill in Glanwyddan.   Roger Ellis restored it and lived in it for a while.  The Windmill was only just above the door height when Roger started the restoration work on it and he did a great job by the looks of it.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 14, 2011, 12:53:06 PM
Spot on  &well& to Paddy & Hugo
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Post by: Yorkie on March 14, 2011, 01:28:46 PM
I can see it from my house!   I also remember watching the progress as it was renovated and converted.    Very handy for the Queen's Head!    Z**
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Post by: Trojan on March 14, 2011, 06:49:23 PM
What and where is this?
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Post by: Jack on March 14, 2011, 07:02:08 PM
Is it some sort of pulley between the tram tracks on the Orme?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 14, 2011, 08:10:47 PM
looks like it to me
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Post by: Trojan on March 14, 2011, 08:50:17 PM
It certainly is. It's a cable guide wheel.
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Post by: Trojan on March 15, 2011, 12:12:22 AM
How about this gate post from the W H Peake foundry in Liverpool?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 15, 2011, 08:40:36 AM
How about it?   Suffering from lack of support and looks in need of a little TLC to me.     ¢¢##
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Post by: DaveR on March 15, 2011, 08:41:53 AM
Looks like the Summit Complex at the back to me. It's a gate in the walled enclosure on top of the Orme.
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Post by: Trojan on March 15, 2011, 02:38:52 PM
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Looks like the Summit Complex at the back to me. It's a gate in the walled enclosure on top of the Orme.

That's it.  :)
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Post by: DaveR on March 18, 2011, 06:15:14 PM
A pleasant place for a drink in the Three Towns area...but where am I?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 18, 2011, 07:13:08 PM
As you are reading this you are sitting at your PC probably at your home!    L0L
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Post by: DaveR on March 18, 2011, 07:47:35 PM
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As you are reading this you are sitting at your PC probably at your home!    L0L
I might have taken the photo on my phone and posted it straight to the forum using the built in Internet browser....  ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on March 18, 2011, 07:56:33 PM
Not being a Pub person I will have my usual wild guess of Maggie Murphy's or as it is now the Castle View, on Pentywyn Hill, Deganwy.
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Post by: brumbob on March 18, 2011, 08:01:07 PM
No idea, looking at the reflections, it looks like you are outside looking through a window.
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Post by: Hugo on March 18, 2011, 08:19:52 PM
Castle Hotel Conwy perhaps?
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Post by: DaveR on March 18, 2011, 08:29:42 PM
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Castle Hotel Conwy perhaps?
Indeed it is! Shakespeare's bar, as it used to be called. The location of the infamous Byron Davies incident, as well.
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Post by: Hugo on March 19, 2011, 12:03:39 PM
The windows gave it away although I've enjoyed a few nice meals there.   ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on March 19, 2011, 12:08:30 PM
I had the Castle but just the wrong one!   _))*
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Post by: Paddy on March 19, 2011, 02:56:21 PM
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Castle Hotel Conwy perhaps?
Indeed it is! Shakespeare's bar, as it used to be called. The location of the infamous Byron Davies incident, as well.

No wonder he's in trouble. I thought it happened at his house!
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Post by: Nemesis on March 19, 2011, 05:55:55 PM
 :o _))* _))* _))*
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Post by: DaveR on March 20, 2011, 03:39:41 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this unusual first floor window?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 20, 2011, 04:33:32 PM
Above Hidden Hearing opposite the Town Hall.  Creations (?) Hair Studio
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Post by: Trojan on March 20, 2011, 05:51:25 PM
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Above Hidden Hearing opposite the Town Hall.  Creations (?) Hair Studio

I think you're right!  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on March 20, 2011, 05:53:34 PM
I KNOW I'm right!    _))*    _))*
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Post by: DaveR on March 20, 2011, 06:57:53 PM
Correct!

Where in central Llandudno will you find this doorway?
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Post by: brumbob on March 21, 2011, 07:23:29 PM
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Where in Llandudno will you find this unusual first floor window?
Why does it say TROJANS Hair Studio?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 21, 2011, 07:29:08 PM
If you blow it up you can see the photographer and his box brownie!    L0L
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Post by: DaveR on March 21, 2011, 08:20:11 PM
If you blow it up, you wont see anything, as I made sure to photoshop it out!  ;)  :P
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Post by: Yorkie on March 21, 2011, 09:15:05 PM
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If you blow it up, you wont see anything, as I made sure to photoshop it out!  ;)  :P

Reflection in left hand window.
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Post by: Fester on March 21, 2011, 09:35:03 PM
I recognise the reflection.....not the doorway....ITS OSCAR !!!!

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Post by: DaveR on March 21, 2011, 09:42:36 PM
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If you blow it up, you wont see anything, as I made sure to photoshop it out!  ;)  :P

Reflection in left hand window.
Like i said, it was photo shopped so you cant see anything other than a basic outline.  :D
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Post by: Yorkie on March 22, 2011, 09:01:44 AM
Left hand side of Jessops!   Mostyn Street.
Give away was bus stop in reflection.
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Post by: DaveR on March 22, 2011, 09:23:03 AM
Very good, spot on!
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Post by: Yorkie on March 22, 2011, 10:23:02 AM
Here's an easy one.
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Post by: Nemesis on March 22, 2011, 01:19:03 PM
Never been in but is it St John's?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 22, 2011, 04:37:41 PM
Not St Johns!
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Post by: Yorkie on March 24, 2011, 07:27:18 PM
Here is a fuller picture
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Post by: DaveR on March 24, 2011, 07:47:09 PM
Rhos On Sea United Reform Church
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Post by: Yorkie on March 24, 2011, 08:05:26 PM
 Z**    &well&  Lovely building.
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Post by: DaveR on March 24, 2011, 08:08:54 PM
It was the circular windows with the odd design that gave it away.  $thanx$
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Post by: Yorkie on March 24, 2011, 08:13:55 PM
There is always a clue it is just that we don't always recognise it!    Have you got another one whilst my brain is still active?    ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on March 24, 2011, 08:22:15 PM
Well, it just so happens...  8)

Where will you find this unusual logo in Llandudno?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 25, 2011, 05:10:19 PM
It would help if we had some idea of the size.  There is a company with this logo, and also if the E was the right way round it would be my partner's initials.    ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on March 25, 2011, 05:18:16 PM
First clue...it's on a piece of machinery...  8)
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Post by: Mikethewatch on March 25, 2011, 06:43:46 PM
Would it be on the lifeboat tractor unit?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 25, 2011, 06:52:48 PM
Yes it's on the front Mike.  No wonder I couldn't see it - the damn thing has been in its garage!

The Talus MB-H launches and recovers lifeboats, up to 15 tonnes in weight, from beaches, in a safer and faster manner than previously available. It is capable of towing such lifeboats, on specially designed carriages, at speeds of up to 12.0 kph over varying beach conditions. It has the ability to work at full power in up to 2.44m of calm water, and can drive and winch simultaneously in order to recover the lifeboat. The driver has a waterproof, protective cockpit, and duplicated controls, to allow operation of the vehicle whilst facing in either direction.

Made by Clayton Engineering  Limited
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Post by: DaveR on March 25, 2011, 07:04:54 PM
Very good, Mike!  $salute$
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Post by: brumbob on March 25, 2011, 08:03:20 PM
It didn't always have the lettering coloured in white
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Post by: Yorkie on March 26, 2011, 11:34:10 AM
A couple of pieces of stone but what and where are they?
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Post by: Mikethewatch on March 26, 2011, 11:46:51 AM
Carved coffin lids?
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Post by: brumbob on March 26, 2011, 11:59:14 AM
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Carved coffin lids?
Yes they are Mike at Saint Tudnos
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Post by: Yorkie on March 26, 2011, 12:10:18 PM
That didn't last long did it?     L0L    ZXZ

They are 13th Century and on the South Wall.
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Post by: DaveR on March 26, 2011, 06:05:41 PM
Where is this in the Three Towns area:
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Post by: Fester on March 26, 2011, 06:06:58 PM
The Bridge over the Railway station at Deganwy?
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Post by: DaveR on March 26, 2011, 06:12:51 PM
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The Bridge over the Railway station at Deganwy?
Have you been following me?  ???
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Post by: Fester on March 26, 2011, 06:21:49 PM
No... now GIMME the prize ... and another one for the quickest ever correct answer!
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Post by: DaveR on March 26, 2011, 06:30:46 PM
Sure...you are correct and the prize is a photography lesson (I've just looked at your sunset pics) L0L
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Post by: brumbob on March 26, 2011, 06:38:13 PM
snap  L0L
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Post by: Fester on March 26, 2011, 06:52:54 PM
Ooohh .. listen to this pair of David Bailey's ... snobbery doesn't suit you, and you are only jealous of ME having a cold beer at sunset.
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Post by: DaveR on March 26, 2011, 07:13:04 PM
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David Bailey's
Showing your age there, mate.  :laugh:
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Post by: Bri Roberts on April 01, 2011, 12:26:16 PM
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I got in for free as well with my over 60 Cadw Pass ( THe biggest secret in Wales !) and had an excellent afternoon wandering around and chatting to the very knowledgeable volunteers. Especially liked the room with the illnesses and cures !

Apologies for hijacking the TOPIC but is this complimentary over 60 CADW pass still available ?

As soon as I get mine they decide to cancel it !!

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/04/01/free-pass-scheme-to-welsh-castles-to-be-scrapped-after-failing-to-widen-access-55578-28439413/ (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/04/01/free-pass-scheme-to-welsh-castles-to-be-scrapped-after-failing-to-widen-access-55578-28439413/)
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Post by: DaveR on April 01, 2011, 08:42:15 PM
In which Llandudno building will you find this disused corridor?
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Post by: Fester on April 01, 2011, 08:55:41 PM
Trying to zoom in on that thing through the left hand window, in the distance to get my bearings.... but I can't make sense of it...
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Post by: Yorkie on April 01, 2011, 08:58:52 PM
Never been there  'cos it's disused!     L0L

But - I'll take a guess  at Llandudno Town Hall; the graffiti looks a bit like the doodlings at Council Meetings.  _))*
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Post by: DaveR on April 01, 2011, 09:29:56 PM
The satanic influences in this case are not in the Town Hall, I'm afraid.  :laugh:

Think that might be the roof of a garage Fester can see through the window....  ;)
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Post by: DaveR on April 01, 2011, 09:35:20 PM
Perhaps a better clue would be that this building still has the remains of Gas Lighting fitted...
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Post by: Yorkie on April 01, 2011, 09:42:47 PM
Another wild guess Bodlondeb Castle Flats.
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Post by: DaveR on April 01, 2011, 10:00:55 PM
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Another wild guess Bodlondeb Castle Flats.
Wrong end of town, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 01, 2011, 10:07:13 PM
is it The Grand Theatre?
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Post by: DaveR on April 01, 2011, 10:13:21 PM
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is it The Grand Theatre?
Spot on! There is a maze of abandoned corridors and staircases in the Grand Theatre building.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 01, 2011, 10:23:07 PM
And I've never set foot in there! I think it was the clue about the garage that helped  D)
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Post by: DaveR on April 03, 2011, 07:49:36 PM
Where will you find this cafe in Llandudno?
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Post by: Fester on April 03, 2011, 08:06:12 PM
Oriel Mostyn   (deserted as usual)

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Post by: DaveR on April 03, 2011, 08:11:23 PM
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Oriel Mostyn   (deserted as usual)
Correct, as I should hope, because you've been in here too.  $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on April 03, 2011, 08:11:50 PM
Looks very uncomfortable.   Might just pop in just to black my nose.     D)
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Post by: DaveR on April 03, 2011, 08:14:46 PM
The bay window tables are very pleasant:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5045165684_d70ced90b2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/5045165684/)
Oriel Mostyn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/5045165684/#) by davidrobertsphotography (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: DaveR on April 04, 2011, 09:43:06 PM
Which ornate building is this in Llandudno?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 04, 2011, 10:14:56 PM
Washington Hotel side entrance.  That's the second time you've used the Washington.    )*)&
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Post by: DaveR on April 05, 2011, 07:08:01 AM
Correct...and there may be a third time!  $walesflag$
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Post by: Nemesis on April 05, 2011, 11:12:43 AM
 <:<:<:<
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Post by: Yorkie on April 05, 2011, 04:18:03 PM
Where is this little piece of history?
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Post by: DaveR on April 05, 2011, 05:02:05 PM
It's on Tan Y Bryn Road in Rhos On Sea.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 05, 2011, 05:42:37 PM
It was new to me when I went past it today but I should have known that your local knowledge is insurmountable!   Great stuff.    &well&
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Post by: Hugo on April 07, 2011, 05:13:46 PM
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It was new to me when I went past it today but I should have known that your local knowledge is insurmountable!   Great stuff.    &well&

Don't make them too easy for Dave, I posted that picture a few weeks ago and Dave got it then!      Sorry Dave no points for that the second time round.    D)
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Post by: Yorkie on April 07, 2011, 06:52:01 PM
I must have been on holiday the first time!    $angry$
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Post by: DaveR on April 07, 2011, 07:07:42 PM
 $donald$
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Post by: Yorkie on April 07, 2011, 07:42:30 PM
I suppose you'll get this one quickly!  Name the Steamer?
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Post by: DaveR on April 07, 2011, 07:46:21 PM
St. George?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 07, 2011, 07:54:35 PM
Nooooooooooooo!   That surprised me!    L0L
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Post by: Mikethewatch on April 07, 2011, 10:53:30 PM
Steamship Rhosneigr
PS Rhosneigr (ex - Prince Leopold)Built in 1876 by Barclay, Curle at Glasgow
Engines : Compound oscillating
Dimensions : 165.6 ft x 20.1 ft
196 Gross Registered Tonnes
Built for the Southampton, Isle of Wight & South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. as PS Prince Leopold.
Reboilered in 1889
Sold to the Colwyn Bay & Liverpool Steamship Co in 1906 and Mersey Trading Co in 1907.
Renamed Rhosneigr
Lost near Rhos on July 20th 1908.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 08, 2011, 08:47:52 AM
Some of the wreck can still be seen at low Spring tides - but - sorry you are not correct.  I thought that the Rhosneigr would be one of the first answers.  Try again   ££$

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Post by: Trojan on April 09, 2011, 05:09:32 AM
The Paddle Steamer Viceroy, which was re-named the Rhos Colwyn

Builders: DW Henderson & Co 1875

Propulsion type: Paddle, diagonal

Owners: Capt. A Williamson, Glasgow & South Western Railway, W Horton.

Service dates: 1875 - 1911

Tonnage: Gross 236

Originally forming part of the "Turkish" fleet of steamers owned by Capt Alexander Williamson, Viceroy was sold in 1891 with the rest of the fleet to the G&SWR for whom Capt Williamson's son was the Marine Superintendent. Viceroy was a useful boat and whilst she was given more powerful engines than her fleet mate Sultan, she was no faster. Originally, Viceroy sported a raised quarter deck but was converted into the saloon steamer shown above, shortly before she joined the G&SWR. She was reboilered twice and also lengthened by 14 feet during her career. At the end of the 1906 season she was to be sold for use in "southern waters", appearing as Rhos Colwyn in 1907 for Mr W Horton. She operated between Rhyl, Rhos and Llandudno, surviving until 1911 when she was sold for breaking up.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 09, 2011, 07:48:59 AM
Have you got a picture search facility?   Don't know how you get them so easily!     :laugh:    $walesflag$
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Post by: Trojan on April 11, 2011, 06:16:30 AM
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Have you got a picture search facility?   Don't know how you get them so easily!     :laugh:    $walesflag$

 8)

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Post by: Hugo on April 14, 2011, 02:59:26 PM
Where does this hang out?
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Post by: Orme Vixen on April 14, 2011, 07:30:38 PM
Llys Helig Drive, possibly Plas Craig?
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Post by: Hugo on April 14, 2011, 07:52:51 PM
Plas Craig is onthe Marine Drive, but Llys Helyg it is.

 &well&

Did the numbers give it away I wonder?

 ?{}?
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Post by: Orme Vixen on April 14, 2011, 08:01:32 PM
Yes I suppose they did.  I saw the number in the bottom corner of the photo and then looking at your walk I noticed similar numbers so I worked out that it was taken before or as you went up to Marine Drive.  Llys Helig was just a guess, as was the house name.  As Brucie would say, "Good game, good game!" 
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Post by: Hugo on April 15, 2011, 11:13:49 AM
You're a crafty old Fox so I'll have to take your advice next time.     
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Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 11:48:16 AM
Well you know which Member from the far side of the Pennines I got it from!     _))*
Not the first time Hugo!    L0L
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Post by: Hugo on April 16, 2011, 03:29:57 PM
Ok  Yorkie, here's a question without pictures and numbers:-

In Colwyn Bay how many roads have "streets" in their name.  eg Mostyn Street, Gloddaeth Street etc etc

One point for guessing the number of roads that have Street in their name and

a big Bonus point if you can name every Street.   
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Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 03:45:11 PM
You must be thinking of Ivy Street.    That is the only one, mentioned in Graham Robert's book Colwyn Bay Through Time.

Can't catch me that easily!     D)
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Post by: Hugo on April 16, 2011, 04:54:01 PM
Well done Yorkie,  Colwyn Bay council  passed a resolution in the very early 1900's not to call roads "Streets"  so Ivy Street is the only one.
It's proving hard to out Fox you.   

    &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 05:07:48 PM
I've got a little Vixen by my side who was born and bred here so that helps somewhat!    L0L
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Post by: Trojan on April 16, 2011, 09:27:52 PM
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I've got a little Vixen by my side who was born and bred here so that helps somewhat!    L0L

I believe one of her Great Grand parents lived in a house named Grassendale in Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno.

Related to Robert Claire Baxter no less.
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Post by: DaveR on April 16, 2011, 09:30:06 PM
This little building in Conwy is a branch of a highly respected business - where is it and which business?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 09:38:01 PM
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I've got a little Vixen by my side who was born and bred here so that helps somewhat!    L0L

I believe one of her Great Grand parents lived in a house named Grassendale in Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno.  Related to Robert Claire Baxter no less.
You are so very clever!   :D  Now she knows where Grassendale is!  My error, it is the Grandparents not GGP.  D)
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Post by: JasonW on April 16, 2011, 10:16:34 PM
The photo I think is taken form the Town Walls next to Mount Pleasant Car Park. If you cut through the pedestrian access in the way from the car park you come out at the back of Bangor Rd.
I think this is the view of the bak of one of the Businesses opposite the Archways Fish and Chip Shop.

From your clue I was tempted to say Antony Flint Estate Agents, but I thought they were on the corner direct opposite The Albion. But I'm confused by the term "branch" as I'm not sure the other businesses have branchs.

Is it the Fair Trade Shop, or  in fact Antony Flint
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Post by: DaveR on April 16, 2011, 10:22:58 PM
The location is right, the business is not.  ;) The building is an old bakehouse separate from the businesses on the main road and houses a branch of a national company that is highly respected in its field.
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Post by: JasonW on April 16, 2011, 10:30:37 PM
That explains why it is much plosher than the businesses on Bangor Rd. I passed this on the day of the Seed Fair, and remenber a brass plate but for the life of me can not remember what it said. Architects?

Just cheated and looked on Google Maps is it Donald Insall Architects
http://www.insall-architects.co.uk/ (http://www.insall-architects.co.uk/)
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Post by: Fester on April 16, 2011, 10:34:50 PM
Its not Fletcher and Poole is it?  Or is that too low down?

All I can think of is the Raj curry house and charity shops other than that... no national businesses spring to mind up there?
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Post by: DaveR on April 16, 2011, 10:38:47 PM
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Just cheated and looked on Google Maps is it Donald Insall Architects
http://www.insall-architects.co.uk/ (http://www.insall-architects.co.uk/)

Bad boy! :o  Yes, it is the Wales office of Donald Istall Architects, the foremost practice of conservation architects in the UK. I believe they are involved with the shortly to be unveiled plans to renovate Gwrych Castle in Abergele.
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Post by: Trojan on April 17, 2011, 12:10:24 AM
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I've got a little Vixen by my side who was born and bred here so that helps somewhat!    L0L

I believe one of her Great Grand parents lived in a house named Grassendale in Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno.  Related to Robert Claire Baxter no less.
You are so very clever!   :D  Now she knows where Grassendale is!  My error, it is the Grandparents not GGP.  D)

 $happy$
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Post by: Trojan on April 17, 2011, 05:05:32 AM
What is happening here?

What's the location and what's the name of the ship?
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Post by: DaveR on April 17, 2011, 08:21:31 AM
Is it the 'Flying Foam', wrecked at West Shore in 1936?
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Post by: Trojan on April 18, 2011, 04:04:08 AM
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Is it the 'Flying Foam', wrecked at West Shore in 1936?

It certainly is.

21st of June 1936. She anchored off Penmaenmawr to repair a sail, but was dragged over to the West Shore in a fierce storm.

Her cargo of coal is being unloaded in the above photo.

When the tide is out, it's possible to see the remains of her keel.
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Post by: Trojan on April 18, 2011, 04:05:37 AM
What was the building on the left, with the five narrow archways?
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Post by: DaveR on April 18, 2011, 08:17:03 AM
The original Library iin Llandudno.  ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on April 18, 2011, 11:04:28 AM
It featured on the Forum quiz a few months ago.  I thought it was the local bath house!    :laugh:
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Post by: Trojan on April 19, 2011, 05:14:36 PM
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The original Library iin Llandudno.  ;)

Yes, the pic is circa 1880. The original library was built in 1873.
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Post by: Trojan on April 19, 2011, 05:16:29 PM
Mmmm, I'll have to find something that has not previously been used.........where was the Llandudno Motor Station?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 19, 2011, 07:08:56 PM
Before my time but was it where the old Red Garage was in Argyll Road?  
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Post by: Trojan on April 20, 2011, 04:10:02 PM
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Before my time but was it where the old Red Garage was in Argyll Road?  

No, not there I'm afraid.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2011, 06:41:16 PM
I'm going to stick my neck right out!   The "picture" looks like an artist's or architect's impression.  I think it may have been designed but never built!   :twoface:

I cannot find anything about it and I'm exhausted.  :D

The nearest I can suggest that it "might" be is the Crosville Depot in the Junction.   Z**
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Post by: Bri Roberts on April 20, 2011, 07:01:11 PM
Possibly the old Crosville garage in Oxford Road ?
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Post by: Trojan on April 21, 2011, 03:35:54 PM
No, you're both incorrect.

The building was actually built, (and used) however, it seems it has escaped the attention of various local historians over the years........until now.

 $hands$
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Post by: Yorkie on April 21, 2011, 05:19:06 PM
I have it now as the Broadway Garage, Craig-y-Don but cannot find The Broadway, apart from Mostyn Broadway!    I suspect it may  have been where LSP garage is now or at least close by, maybe on what is now the Coach Park.

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Post by: Trojan on April 21, 2011, 08:08:03 PM
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I have it now as the Broadway Garage, Craig-y-Don but cannot find The Broadway, apart from Mostyn Broadway!    I suspect it may  have been where LSP garage is now or at least close by, maybe on what is now the Coach Park.


No, way off the mark there.  :D
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Post by: Yorkie on April 21, 2011, 08:12:25 PM
At least I'm narrowing it down!     :D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on April 21, 2011, 09:20:24 PM
The railway station ?
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Post by: SDQ on April 21, 2011, 09:37:22 PM
West Shore Garage?
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Post by: Trojan on April 21, 2011, 09:47:16 PM
No, not the railway station or West Shore Garage.

I think some clues are in order......maybe not apparent in the artists impression, but it said Llandudno Motor Station above the main entrance and Creams on either side and also on the west side of the building.

The coach outside was probably a Creams coach.  :)
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Post by: SDQ on April 21, 2011, 09:52:23 PM
I thought Creams were based at Red Garages but you've already said that's wrong so I'm stumped
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Post by: Trojan on April 21, 2011, 09:55:19 PM
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I thought Creams were based at Red Garages but you've already said that's wrong so I'm stumped

Royal Red were based at Red Garages.  :)
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Post by: SDQ on April 21, 2011, 09:58:56 PM
Oops! My mistake. Mind you, they're all part af Alpine now maybe that's why I got them mixed up.
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Post by: DaveR on April 21, 2011, 11:22:17 PM
There was a Creams booking office at the old Astra/Odeon, I think?
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Post by: Trojan on April 22, 2011, 12:29:03 AM
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There was a Creams booking office at the old Astra/Odeon, I think?

Quite right Dave, there was. I always remember their coaches parked along the Deganwy Avenue side of the building.

Any idea where the Llandudno Motor Station was located?
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Post by: Fester on April 22, 2011, 12:33:33 AM
This might sound stupid... but was it ACTUALLY located outside Llandudno? 
It seems too much of an iconic building to have gone unnoticed..

Are we looking at a trick question, of sorts?

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Post by: Yorkie on April 22, 2011, 09:17:27 AM
Quiz Time is supposed to be within the Three Towns area so it must be around here somewhere.   Creams are shown as in Vicarage Avenue but I doubt if it was there.  I've searched every data bank I can find and have absolutely nothing!  
 $angry$

On second thoughts - If Creams parked their coaches outside the Astra, maybe the Motor Station was next to or opposite in Deganwy Avenue?
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Post by: DaveR on April 22, 2011, 09:34:22 AM
Looking at the photos of the Motor Station and Astra, there's quite a bit of similarity in the ground floor design - was it a design that was modified and the cinema was built on that site instead of the garage maybe?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 22, 2011, 10:12:11 AM
It's pretty obvious that the original building is not around now or, as you say, has been drastically modified or re built!    WWW
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Post by: SDQ on April 22, 2011, 01:48:45 PM
Good point DaveR, was it possibly built on the same site & subsequently replaced by the Astra with Creams Coaches remaining there in a smaller capacity?
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Post by: suepp on April 22, 2011, 02:04:36 PM
was it opposite the Craigside Hydro?
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Post by: Trojan on April 22, 2011, 05:18:26 PM
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Looking at the photos of the Motor Station and Astra, there's quite a bit of similarity in the ground floor design - was it a design that was modified and the cinema was built on that site instead of the garage maybe?

 &well& Dave, I knew you'd get it......eventually.

The Llandudno Motor Station was built on the site of a market garden called The Vinyard and run by the Brierley family, who operated Creams Coaches. Many people believed that the Winter Gardens complex was originally built on the Vinyard site, but in fact the Winter Gardens were built out of the shell of the Llandudno Motor Station.

Compare the two pic's and look at the similarity of the bottom of both buildings.

Additionally, look at the ramp on the Deganwy Ave side of the Llandudno Motor Station - that was used at the Winter Gardens/Odeon/Astra for many years to load items into the building. I seem to remember "Herbie" - "The Love Bug" driving up there at one time.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 22, 2011, 06:41:08 PM
Great quiz Trojan, had us (me anyway) really searching around.  It is amazing how much I am learning about the area as a result of the quizzes.   I just couldn't find the right keyword for this one but got near in the end so I'm reasonably pleased.  This DaveR is something else - what a knowledge!    D)
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Post by: DaveR on April 22, 2011, 07:15:37 PM
What is the feature on the Great Orme called?
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Post by: Trojan on April 22, 2011, 08:53:00 PM
Smuggler's Cove?
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Post by: DaveR on April 22, 2011, 08:55:52 PM
You've been on the same boat trip as me!  L0L I think it has a more common name?
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Post by: Trojan on April 22, 2011, 09:23:45 PM
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You've been on the same boat trip as me!  L0L

We were in canoes Dave.  L0L

That part of the Orme looks like Pen Trwyn.  :) Head of the nose
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Post by: DaveR on April 22, 2011, 09:33:00 PM
The specific cleft in the rock is called Dutchman's Cave.  8)
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Post by: Trojan on April 22, 2011, 09:36:17 PM
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The specific cleft in the rock is called Dutchman's Cave.  8)

I have heard of it before.  :)

http://www.greatorme.org.uk/coast.html (http://www.greatorme.org.uk/coast.html)

"Local guides do not mention a Welsh name for this rock fissure on the Pentrwyn headland nor why this name was chosen".
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Post by: DaveR on April 22, 2011, 09:47:28 PM
Ogof Elmyn  ;)
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Post by: Trojan on April 23, 2011, 12:47:34 AM
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Ogof Elmyn  ;)

 :laugh:

As an aside, there's also a Dutchman's Bank close to Puffin Island.

The vessel Rothsay Castle ran aground here on August 17 1831 with the loss of many lives.

http://www.anglesey-today.com/the-wreck-of-the-rothsay-castle.html (http://www.anglesey-today.com/the-wreck-of-the-rothsay-castle.html)
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Post by: Trojan on April 23, 2011, 01:03:36 AM
I'm wondering if Dutchman's Cove & Bank were named by seafarers in reference to The Flying Dutchman?
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Post by: Trojan on April 23, 2011, 01:20:21 AM
Coming back to the Brierley family, the Brierley brothers operated a facility in the 1920's prior to the Llandudno Motor Station for their fleet of Creams charabancs.

Where was this facility?

What did it eventually become before it was demolished?

A bonus for anyone who knows the Christian names of the Brierley brothers.  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on April 23, 2011, 11:05:47 AM
The coaches were at Herkomer Road / Bryniau Road which was taken over by Frank Tyldesley and became a Garage, since then a One Stop Shop and now  Disability Shop.

There is also record of Creams being at Dunphy's Warehouse and Bakery and also by Maesdu Bridge!

Zach (Zachary) was one of the brother's and the other was I believe Daniel but can't be sure.
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Post by: suepp on April 23, 2011, 12:45:45 PM
I think it was Queens road  and at a guess it later became an engineering works
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Post by: Bellringer on April 23, 2011, 01:45:45 PM
In 1920 Sir Zachry's father, also called Zachry, and his mother bought some freehold land adjoining Queen's Road and Conway Road and rented a house called Bryn Wylfa. It was at this house that Sir Zachry was born.

The Brierley Brothers were Sir Zachry's father Zachry and his brother James.

When Sir Zachry was born in 1920 and until 1944 when his grandfather died, there were three Zachry Brierleys alive.

Llandudno Motor Station was opened in 1930.
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Post by: Bellringer on April 23, 2011, 02:32:26 PM
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Llandudno Motor Station was opened in 1930.

The building was demolished and the new building started in late 1933 housing the Winter Gardens, opened on 25 March 1935
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Post by: Trojan on April 23, 2011, 10:29:12 PM
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The coaches were at Herkomer Road / Bryniau Road which was taken over by Frank Tyldesley and became a Garage, since then a One Stop Shop and now  Disability Shop.

No, that's not West Shore I'm afraid.
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Post by: Trojan on April 23, 2011, 10:30:53 PM
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There is also record of Creams being at Dunphy's Warehouse and Bakery and also by Maesdu Bridge!

Brierley's had a workshop in Garden Street, close to Dunphy's warehouse, where they manufactured gas governers.
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Post by: Trojan on April 23, 2011, 10:32:19 PM
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Zach (Zachary) was one of the brother's and the other was I believe Daniel but can't be sure.

It was James.
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Post by: Trojan on April 23, 2011, 10:38:38 PM
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In 1920 Sir Zachry's father, also called Zachry, and his mother bought some freehold land adjoining Queen's Road and Conway Road and rented a house called Bryn Wylfa. It was at this house that Sir Zachry was born.

The Brierley Brothers were Sir Zachry's father Zachry and his brother James.

When Sir Zachry was born in 1920 and until 1944 when his grandfather died, there were three Zachry Brierleys alive.

Llandudno Motor Station was opened in 1930.


 &well& Stan, the above photo is indeed at the top of Conway Road, Craig-y-Don. (the house on the right is still there) The rear of the premises faced Queens Road.

Ah, just noticed you answered correctly the bonus - Zachary's brother was James.  D)
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Post by: Trojan on April 23, 2011, 10:39:55 PM
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I think it was Queens road  and at a guess it later became an engineering works

It was a GPO depot, before it was demolished.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 24, 2011, 09:12:18 AM
Here endeth the history lesson on the Brierleys!   L0L
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Post by: Trojan on April 24, 2011, 05:32:59 PM
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Here endeth the history lesson on the Brierleys!   L0L

That's what you think!  :D
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Post by: Trojan on April 26, 2011, 08:32:13 PM
Who was this gentleman (on the left) and what was his occupation?
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Post by: suepp on April 29, 2011, 09:01:03 AM
Doctor
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Post by: Yorkie on April 29, 2011, 10:43:56 AM
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.   He was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.

And if I'm wrong I don't care!    _))*
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Post by: Trojan on May 02, 2011, 05:07:49 AM
You're both wrong.  :-X

He was from Birmingham originally, but his name wasn't Bob.  :D
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Post by: Yorkie on May 02, 2011, 08:30:06 AM
Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940.
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Post by: white rabbit on May 02, 2011, 06:49:07 PM
John Bright?
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Post by: Trojan on May 02, 2011, 10:15:11 PM
No, wrong again!  D)
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Post by: Trojan on May 04, 2011, 08:00:32 PM
Suppose I better give the answer:

He was The Bathchair Man - Jabez Hodgetts a Birmingham jeweller who migrated to Llandudno.

The disabled or elderly were transported from his base near the pier entrance, along the pier or promenade and back.

He passed away in 1909 aged 72 after working his bathchairs for eight years.
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Post by: Trojan on May 04, 2011, 08:04:19 PM
What was this contraption?
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Post by: Pendragon on May 04, 2011, 08:11:51 PM
something to do with the gas works?
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Post by: Mikethewatch on May 04, 2011, 08:12:17 PM
Water pump from the Gt Orme mines?
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Post by: Trojan on May 04, 2011, 08:41:41 PM
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Water pump from the Gt Orme mines?

Yes,  &well& Mike. However, it's not pictured on the Great Orme.

It was purchased by the Broughton Coal Co, Wrexham in 1857, transported from the Ty Gwyn mine and erected in Brymbo. In 1868 it was moved to Broughton Colliery No 5 pit, where it ended it's working life in 1921.

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Post by: Yorkie on May 06, 2011, 10:00:26 AM
Where is this Listed Building in the Three Towns area?
Shouldn't be too difficult, there aren't that many!
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Post by: Hugo on May 07, 2011, 06:00:08 PM
That's a tricky one Yorkie and I haven't a clue. I don't think it's in Llandudno and more likely to be in Conwy but I'm still thinking about it.  ?{}?
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Post by: Trojan on May 07, 2011, 06:06:03 PM
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That's a tricky one Yorkie and I haven't a clue. I don't think it's in Llandudno and more likely to be in Conwy but I'm still thinking about it.  ?{}?

It's Pabo Cottage, in the Junction.  :D

http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p7018740h (http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p7018740h)
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Post by: Hugo on May 07, 2011, 06:19:22 PM
How come you got it so quick Trojan, living so far away?      I'll have to be more on the ball  for Yorkie's Three Town(ish)  questions.   :o
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Post by: Yorkie on May 07, 2011, 07:07:26 PM
I think he's got a direct link to my PC, Hugo!  Either that or he thinks in a similar way and manages to find the keyt word to pop in the search engine.  Mind you I manage to get some of his American ones so it's a bit of *** for tat, as I've never been across the pond.

I suppose I'll have to praise him as usual.    :D

Well done Trojan!  Your pint awaits next time you're over.   Z**
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Post by: Trojan on May 07, 2011, 10:07:21 PM
 $happy$ $drink$
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Post by: Trojan on May 07, 2011, 10:32:20 PM
I expect forum member's know where this tower is located?

What's the local name for it and what was it originally used for?
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Post by: Hugo on May 07, 2011, 10:55:10 PM
It's Granny's Armchair on Cwm Mountain taken from the quarry below it.
It's called the Watch Tower so I suppose it was watching out for the raiders in the Irish Sea and possibly for watching those naughty boys in Maesdu Road in the 1960's!
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Post by: Trojan on May 08, 2011, 02:12:41 AM
Yes,  $good$ Hugo, very good. Granny's Armchair on Cwm Mountain or Bryniau it is. I seem to remember naughty boys in the Maesdu Road area in the 1970's too, and in that quarry below, the rusting remains of an old Austin A35. Must have once belonged to Tommy Davies of Bryniau Farm.

It was built by Sir Thomas Mostyn in the early 17th century, who, being the largest landowner from the river Dee to the river Conwy and who was also a J.P. in three counties, Sheriff of Caernarfonshire, Flintshire and Anglesey and Muster Master & Custodian of Crown Arms & Armour in Flintshire.
Local shipping was regularly becoming prey to foreign pirates, so, in order to protect his domain, Sir Thomas built an early warning system consisting of a chain of four lookout towers strategically placed along the coast at Bryniau, Llandrillo, Abergele and Whitford. Interestingly, the Llandrillo lookout included the addition of a small raised castellated section to the existing church tower.

The other three lookouts were all constructed on high ground, circular and made of stone. They were also situated to enable them to signal to each other, by way of lighted beacons should pirate ships be spotted along their section of coastline.

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Post by: Trojan on May 08, 2011, 03:15:14 AM
Where will you find this door?
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 12:59:52 AM
That's a severed water pipe running down the side of the structure.  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on May 10, 2011, 09:16:03 AM
Ah!  There is a major clue!    L0L
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Post by: Nemesis on May 10, 2011, 09:18:37 AM
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Where is this Listed Building in the Three Towns area?
Shouldn't be too difficult, there aren't that many!

There are 415 pages of listed buildings in the area.
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 07:13:31 PM
I shall reveal more.....
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 07:15:14 PM
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Ah!  There is a major clue!    L0L

It is a major clue!  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on May 10, 2011, 07:45:56 PM
The old water tower in Gloddaeth Woods.
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Post by: DaveR on May 10, 2011, 07:51:10 PM
Yorkie's right, it's the one next to the path behind St. David's College/Gloddaeth Hall.
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 08:14:43 PM
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Yorkie's right, it's the one next to the path behind St. David's College/Gloddaeth Hall.

He certainly is!  $good$

I remember going inside as a teenager.
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Post by: Trojan on May 11, 2011, 01:34:31 AM
Where, in Llandudno, will you find these ornate eaves?
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Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 07:18:41 AM
Carlton Pub.  8)
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Post by: Trojan on May 11, 2011, 07:35:06 AM
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Carlton Pub.  8)

Yes,  $good$ At least someone is aware of their surroundings when they go on a bender.  ZXZ
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Post by: Trojan on May 11, 2011, 07:41:51 AM
Where was this news stand selling the Llandudno Register & Herald?
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Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 08:06:43 AM
Gloddaeth Street, where the Clarence Hotel is now?
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Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 08:07:35 AM
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Carlton Pub.  8)

Yes,  $good$ At least someone is aware of their surroundings when they go on a bender.  ZXZ
I'd have be sprawled on my back on the Carlton roundabout to get that angle!  Z**  :laugh:
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Post by: Jack on May 11, 2011, 08:50:09 AM
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Carlton Pub.  8)

Yes,  $good$ At least someone is aware of their surroundings when they go on a bender.  ZXZ
I'd have be sprawled on my back on the Carlton roundabout to get that angle!  Z**  :laugh:

Or sat having a curry opposite  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on May 11, 2011, 06:35:35 PM
Church Walks near Llewellyn Avenue for my first wild guess.    ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 06:47:55 PM
Helps if you look at the uncropped version:  :P  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on May 11, 2011, 06:54:49 PM
Couldn't see it at first but it gradually became clear.   No search results pointed the way so just took my guess.   ;D
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Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 08:32:05 PM
Where in Llandudno?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 11, 2011, 09:12:53 PM
Must have been desperate for firewood to smash up a grand piano!    ;D

And I have no idea so will take my usual mad guess at Clarence Hotel.    Can't understand why everything is not covered in dust.
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Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 09:17:12 PM
Not the Clarence Hotel, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Mikethewatch on May 11, 2011, 09:38:14 PM
Tudno castle hotel?
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Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 09:51:46 PM
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Tudno castle hotel?
...is the correct answer! Well done, Mike.  :)
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Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 09:53:26 PM
Which road in Llandudno are these houses on?
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Post by: dwsi on May 11, 2011, 11:16:15 PM
Easy, junction of clarence road and victoria street, craig y don. By the Washington, next to st pauls church
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Post by: Fester on May 12, 2011, 12:51:14 AM
Ha ha... liked the little addition of 'Trojan Street'

 L0L
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Post by: Trojan on May 12, 2011, 04:31:40 AM
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Ha ha... liked the little addition of 'Trojan Street'

 L0L

It's not the first time that's happened.  :laugh:
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Post by: Trojan on May 12, 2011, 04:48:28 AM
What's the building behind this horse & carriage?
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Post by: Fester on May 12, 2011, 10:03:51 AM
Looks like a train station.... dunno which one though.

The original Llandudno train station entrance?
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Post by: Pendragon on May 12, 2011, 10:29:55 AM
is it Conwy Railway station?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 12, 2011, 10:49:24 AM
I'll complete the trio with Colwyn Bay!    ;D
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Post by: Fester on May 12, 2011, 10:51:18 AM
...Don't forget The Junction!   D)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 12, 2011, 12:02:20 PM
or Deganwy  $good$
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Post by: Trojan on May 12, 2011, 07:09:44 PM
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Looks like a train station.... dunno which one though.

The original Llandudno train station entrance?


Right first time Fester.  $good$

It's the original Llandudno railway station built in 1858.

It was altered in 1892.
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Post by: DaveR on May 12, 2011, 07:52:01 PM
A crowd on the Prom and the Lifeboat is out. What's special about this particular rescue attempt?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 12, 2011, 08:08:59 PM
Was it the old man-powered lifeboat with the crew manning the oars?
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Post by: DaveR on May 12, 2011, 08:14:40 PM
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Was it the old man-powered lifeboat with the crew manning the oars?
I'm afraid not. A small clue would be that the Lifeboat was the 'Thomas and Annie Wade Richards'.
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Post by: Dwyforite on May 12, 2011, 10:12:47 PM
was the lifeboat going to assist the thetis,and see if there were survivors
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Post by: Mikethewatch on May 12, 2011, 10:14:12 PM
Hay Ho  beat me to it!

(Edited to remove expletives)
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Post by: Trojan on May 13, 2011, 05:57:06 AM
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Hay Ho  beat me to it!

(Edited to remove expletives)

Beat me to it also.  $angry$
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Post by: Trojan on May 13, 2011, 06:05:37 AM
Where will you find this?

If you don't know you could always figure out the mileages.  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on May 13, 2011, 07:52:55 AM
I seem to think that it is on Llandudno Promenade.   But, then again, I could be wrong! (again)  L0L

Near the Bandstand.
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Post by: DaveR on May 13, 2011, 08:07:39 AM
It's on the top of the Great Orme.
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Post by: Yorkie on May 13, 2011, 08:30:56 AM
Ah!  I knew it was somewhere sort of obvious!   I think we have had it before, maybe on an old Forum.    :D
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Post by: Trojan on May 13, 2011, 04:49:07 PM
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It's on the top of the Great Orme.

It is, on top of the summit O/S marker.

It was a gift from the Automobile Association.
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Post by: Trojan on May 17, 2011, 02:48:13 AM
Does anyone know the connection relating to these two photographs?
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Post by: DaveR on May 21, 2011, 03:43:18 PM
All the employees of the same company in the first photo were also members of the Fire Brigade?
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Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 02:52:08 AM
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All the employees of the same company in the first photo were also members of the Fire Brigade?

Good attempt Dave - it's actually one person. The photo's are some 20 years apart.

The top photo was taken in 1900 and shows local builder Edward Thorp (with bowler hat) and his workmen.

The bottom photo circa 1880 shows Mr Thorp (standing first left behind horse) when he was the Lieutennant in charge of Llandudno's Volunteer Fire Brigade.
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Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 02:56:52 AM
Suppose I could squeeze another question from this.....

Where was Edward Thorp's builders yard (pictured here) located in Llandudno?
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2011, 08:32:14 AM
Hmmm...somewhere on Builder Street?  ;D
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Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 05:53:24 PM
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Hmmm...somewhere on Builder Street?  ;D

No, no-where on Builder Street!  $hands$
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Post by: dwsi on May 22, 2011, 06:18:18 PM
Claremont Road?
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Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 06:22:27 PM
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Claremont Road?

No, not Claremont Road. You're warmer than Dave's wild guess though.
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Post by: Nemesis on May 22, 2011, 06:27:55 PM
Breton St?
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2011, 06:35:28 PM
I'll try James Street.
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Post by: dwsi on May 22, 2011, 06:39:46 PM
st davids rd?
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Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 08:18:29 PM
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Breton St?

Yes!  :__)+

Nemesis wins that round.
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2011, 08:31:14 PM
Where will you find this golden eagle in Llandudno?
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Post by: Trojan on May 22, 2011, 08:40:39 PM
The Grand Hotel.....perhaps?
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2011, 08:50:13 PM
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The Grand Hotel.....perhaps?
It's a grand looking building...but its not the Grand Hotel.

 $hands$
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 22, 2011, 08:56:42 PM
Magistrates' Court ?
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2011, 09:01:13 PM
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Magistrates' Court ?
Not the Magistrates Court. This building was built in the 1920s.
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Post by: dwsi on May 22, 2011, 09:08:10 PM
town hall?
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Post by: DaveR on May 22, 2011, 09:12:43 PM
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town hall?
Not the Town Hall, I'm afraid.
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Post by: dwsi on May 22, 2011, 09:24:31 PM
Palladium?
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Post by: Dwyforite on May 22, 2011, 10:47:09 PM
i allways believed thorpes builders yard was at the end of jubilee street and to the left hand side of central school,it was where we used to have our ciggies and do our scrapping,and joe butler would come out of the school gates into thorpes yard and catch us  confiscate the fags and drag us by the ear back into school to see mr garfield rees our head
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Post by: DaveR on May 23, 2011, 08:11:30 AM
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Palladium?
Well Done!  :) It is one of a pair of golden eagles that sit on the twin domes of the Palladium/Wetherspoons.
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Post by: Jack on May 23, 2011, 08:48:27 AM
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i allways believed thorpes builders yard was at the end of jubilee street and to the left hand side of central school,it was where we used to have our ciggies and do our scrapping,and joe butler would come out of the school gates into thorpes yard and catch us  confiscate the fags and drag us by the ear back into school to see mr garfield rees our head

I thought Thorp's builders yard was on Thorp Road which is the road to the side of what is now Ysgol Tudno at the end of Jubilee Street.  It is still there in fact behind a pair of high wooden gates although it is now part of a garden belonging to a house on Trinity Avenue.  A number of years ago a planning application was submitted for a house to be built on the land but nothing ever came of it.
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Post by: DaveR on May 23, 2011, 09:04:38 AM
This place? (click on link at bottom to see image)

llandudno - Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=llandudno&aq=&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=12.4489,39.506836&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Llandudno,+Conwy,+United+Kingdom&ll=53.320152,-3.830457&spn=0.001548,0.004823&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=53.320102,-3.830369&panoid=0BcK4wNGP3SZEn954bsPwA&cbp=12,52.07,,0,19.29)
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Post by: Dwyforite on May 23, 2011, 01:30:58 PM
no that is not thorps old yard,i believe that was used by another local small builder,one of the hobsons or at least it was in the early sixties,thorps yard was on the other side a few yards down.my wife worked in mansfield with winnie thorp the wife of eddie who owned thorps but she thinks they were only doing funerals by the sixties. it is surprising how many local builders also done funerals.
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Post by: Dwyforite on May 23, 2011, 01:59:28 PM
just googled thorps yard and it is now a private car park at the end of thorp road backing onto the railway
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Post by: Trojan on May 23, 2011, 05:40:35 PM
They were in Breton St in 1900. Maybe they moved location - if it's the same Thorp family.
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Post by: DaveR on May 23, 2011, 09:05:24 PM
An easy one...which building in Llandudno?
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Post by: Hugo on May 24, 2011, 01:14:03 PM
That's a clever angle you've shot that one from Dave and I think it's the Royal Hotel in Church Walks.
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Post by: DaveR on May 24, 2011, 02:02:13 PM
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That's a clever angle you've shot that one from Dave and I think it's the Royal Hotel in Church Walks.
Absolutely right, Hugo, I was hoping that the odd angle would fool people a little longer!  ;D
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Post by: Hugo on May 24, 2011, 06:07:59 PM
I knew roughly where it was because of the trees and hillside in the background but couldn't work out exactly where it was located.   Eventually I did a Google street search half way up Old Road and then did a 360 degree search and there it was.       $3towns$ $happy$
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Post by: DaveR on May 24, 2011, 06:27:30 PM
That Google Street View has got a lot to answer for!  :laugh:  :rage:

Where in Llandudno will you find this long disused light switch:
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 24, 2011, 06:34:54 PM
I bet wrex will suggest it is the Town Council's disused switch for the Xmas illuminations.  %0% VV I*
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Post by: Fester on May 24, 2011, 06:49:03 PM
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I bet wrex will suggest it is the Town Council's disused switch for the Xmas illuminations.  %0% VV I*
L0L L0L _))*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 24, 2011, 06:57:44 PM
 L0L L0L

is it at the Railway station?
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Post by: DaveR on May 24, 2011, 07:10:43 PM
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is it at the Railway station?
Yes, in the old Goods Yard. I thought you might get this one because I know you've been exploring down there!  $good$
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Post by: Trojan on May 24, 2011, 08:16:55 PM
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I bet wrex will suggest it is the Town Council's disused switch for the Xmas illuminations.  %0% VV I*
L0L L0L _))*

 L0L _))* L0L
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Post by: DaveR on May 24, 2011, 08:49:40 PM
An attractive entrance to a building...but where is it in Llandudno?
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Post by: dwsi on May 24, 2011, 09:23:22 PM
corner of Upper Mostyn St/Tudno St opposite the Empire. S4C used the shop as a set for a fruit & veg/flower shop known as Blod2.
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Post by: Fester on May 25, 2011, 12:07:29 AM
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corner of Upper Mostyn St/Tudno St opposite the Empire. S4C used the shop as a set for a fruit & veg/flower shop known as Blod2.

Dwsi is correct... as given away by the reflection in the glass...
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Post by: Trojan on May 25, 2011, 12:17:33 AM
Whats the location of this handsome cab?
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Post by: dwsi on May 25, 2011, 01:38:46 AM
junction of church walks and tŷ gwyn rd. with the shop above in the background
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Post by: Trojan on May 25, 2011, 01:48:37 AM
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junction of church walks and tŷ gwyn rd. with the shop above in the background

 :laugh: Very good.
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2011, 07:38:27 PM
Where would you find the Queen in Conwy?
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Post by: dwsi on May 25, 2011, 08:28:48 PM
queen's tower in the castle?
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Post by: Fester on May 25, 2011, 08:41:21 PM
Dave wouldn't go in the Castle, surely?   It has an admission fee!!
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2011, 08:54:18 PM
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Dave wouldn't go in the Castle, surely?   It has an admission fee!!

Unlike YOU, I paid to go in, rather than wait for a Free Admission day.  D)

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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2011, 08:54:47 PM
To answer Dwsi, no, it's not in the castle, I'm afraid.
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Post by: dwsi on May 25, 2011, 09:11:27 PM
bodlondeb?
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2011, 09:18:15 PM
Not Bodlondeb, I'm afraid.
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Post by: dwsi on May 25, 2011, 09:20:50 PM
the quay?  :roll:
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Post by: Fester on May 25, 2011, 09:23:54 PM
A stone monument?
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2011, 09:30:13 PM
Fester is closest in terms of what it actually is. In terms of location, it's not on the Quay or in the actual town itself.
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Post by: Fester on May 25, 2011, 09:33:23 PM
I was thinking that it formed part of that stone tableau, (sorry I don't know the street name) ... but its the one which has translations of basic phrases and numbers from Cymraeg into English? 

Come to think of it, that Tableau is slate grey.  So probably not.
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Post by: dwsi on May 25, 2011, 09:36:48 PM
on the flyover, A55 opening plaque?
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2011, 09:37:31 PM
You mean the one on Chapel Street:

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No, it's not that.....  :laugh:

Like I said...'it's not in the actual town'
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2011, 09:37:55 PM
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on the flyover, A55 opening plaque?
...is the correct answer! Well Done.  :) The plaque marks the opening of the Conwy Road Tunnel by HM The Queen in October 1991.
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Post by: dwsi on May 25, 2011, 09:39:20 PM
isn't that in junction?
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Post by: Fester on May 25, 2011, 09:42:18 PM
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isn't that in junction?

I know the one... I have sat there many times, resting my aged knees, before continuing my walk to Conwy.
It probably is classed as being in Llandudno Junction, that side of the estuary has to be surely.
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Post by: DaveR on May 26, 2011, 08:08:02 AM
Nooooo, the railway line is the boundary in my view.

We need Pendragon's view on this taxing question.  ;)
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Post by: Hugo on May 26, 2011, 09:14:01 AM
Remember the article about the Junction Hotel ( later the  Maelgwyn Hotel ) well that was over the railway track but still in the Junction.      ???
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Post by: DaveR on May 26, 2011, 09:23:54 AM
Hmmm, good point. On the other hand, the plaque commemorates the opening of the Conwy Road Tunnel?

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5244/5316833171_dfa605d806_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/5316833171/)
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Post by: Pendragon on May 26, 2011, 09:42:32 AM
I would say that was in Junction,  I've always considered the end of the Cob to be the beginning of Junction.  However what would I know, I'm from Pen (the posh part of North Wales)  ;D
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Post by: DaveR on May 26, 2011, 11:10:55 AM
Bah!  ;D
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Post by: Trojan on May 27, 2011, 09:29:56 PM
Definitely Llandudno Junction.

The tunnel goes under the river Conwy.
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Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 06:30:07 PM
Where in Llandudno?
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Post by: Nemesis on May 29, 2011, 06:40:05 PM
Looks grubby wherever !!
Like the yellow lines too-- unless it is the angle of the photo it looks as though a car wouldn't fit round there !
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 29, 2011, 07:41:06 PM
Breton Street ?
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Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 08:00:17 PM
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Breton Street ?
Correct, Bri! I'd never walked down there before, what an odd little street, looks like there would have been quite a few businesses down there at one time but most of the warehouse type buildings seem empty now:
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Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 08:02:13 PM
Where in Llandudno?
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Post by: dwsi on May 29, 2011, 08:03:07 PM
Llanrhos school?
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Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 09:50:37 PM
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Llanrhos school?
Not Llanrhos School, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 29, 2011, 09:52:13 PM
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Breton Street ?
Correct, Bri! I'd never walked down there before, what an odd little street, looks like there would have been quite a few businesses down there at one time but most of the warehouse type buildings seem empty now:

I recognised it, DaveR, because I once remember taking a TV to that repair shop but that was many moons ago.


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Post by: Fester on May 29, 2011, 10:05:16 PM
Is it on the Church at the top of Bodhyfryd Road?   

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Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 10:12:54 PM
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Is it on the Church at the top of Bodhyfryd Road?   


Nope
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Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 10:14:48 PM
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Llanrhos school?
Not Llanrhos School, I'm afraid.

St George's Church tower.
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Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 10:18:38 PM
 &well&  <:<:<:<
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Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 10:21:54 PM
Where would you find this in Llandudno?
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Post by: SDQ on May 29, 2011, 10:35:57 PM
Is it the old Lloyd St. School?
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Post by: DaveR on May 29, 2011, 10:38:15 PM
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Is it the old Lloyd St. School?
Sorry, no.
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Post by: DaveR on June 03, 2011, 08:18:23 PM
Since no-one has guessed, I shall reveal the answer. It is a carving on one of the Christchurch windows (Arvon Ave side)
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Post by: DaveR on June 03, 2011, 08:20:37 PM
Which Llandudno business was this - which opened for business on the 24th April 1992?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 03, 2011, 08:39:36 PM
Fat cat?
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Post by: DaveR on June 03, 2011, 08:44:41 PM
I'm afraid the business was not called the Fat Cat.  ;)
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Post by: suepp on June 03, 2011, 10:50:07 PM
I should know this, we went there a lot, but just can't remember the name!
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Post by: Fester on June 03, 2011, 11:24:22 PM
The answer is still on a sign, a well-worn one, visible above the FatCat,  even today ... but I won't spoil it.

Is there a 'French' flag I could wave as a smiley?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 06:56:22 AM
The only thing I can find on Google Street is IDRIS House!   Could that be it?
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Post by: Hugo on June 04, 2011, 09:42:00 AM
The last time I had a meal there it was years ago and the place was called Boswells.  Is that the answer?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 10:27:17 AM
I think we may find the answer is the Lilac Cafe, owned by Bill Pritchard.   ;)
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Post by: DaveR on June 04, 2011, 10:45:06 AM
Sadly all incorrect, I'm afraid!

Before Fat Cat bought it, it was an American themed restaurant named after a legendary lady of the Golden West....
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Post by: Hugo on June 04, 2011, 11:46:28 AM
Annie Oakley perhaps?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 11:50:33 AM
Or just Annie's - maybe Calamity Jane's or Kit Carson's?
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Post by: Hugo on June 04, 2011, 02:58:31 PM
Didn'r realise that Kit Carson was a tranny!        :o
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 04, 2011, 03:08:06 PM
Would you believe, Hugo, I was going to post the same earlier but I wasn't as brave as you?

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Post by: Jack on June 04, 2011, 03:10:14 PM
Frenchy McCormick's?
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Post by: Hugo on June 04, 2011, 03:20:35 PM
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Would you believe, Hugo, I was going to post the same earlier but I wasn't as brave as you?



Great minds think alike Bri.    $good$
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Post by: DaveR on June 04, 2011, 03:52:44 PM
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Frenchy McCormick's?
....is the correct answer. As Fester pointed out, you can still see the sign at the back of Fat Cat's canopy.
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Post by: DaveR on June 04, 2011, 04:17:47 PM
Where in the town of Conwy will you find this plaque:
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Post by: Trojan on June 04, 2011, 04:37:03 PM
Llewellyns' fountain

Bronze plate fixed to rim at front of fountain (south): THE CORPORATION OF CONWAY ENGRAVE THIS PLATE TO RECORD / THEIR GRATITUDE FOR THIS FOUNTAIN, PRESENTED TO THE TOWN BY / ALBERT WOOD, D.L., J.P., OF BODLONDEB. / (A FORMER MAYOR OF THE BOROUGH) CHARLES J. WALLACE / MAYOR 1898 Carved around rim of fountain on east, west and north sides:LLEWELYN AB IORWERTH FOUNDER OF CONWY ABBEY A.D. 1184
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 04:51:29 PM
Just beat me to it!    ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on June 05, 2011, 04:49:31 PM
Where was I in Llandudno when I took this photo?
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Post by: hollins on June 05, 2011, 05:09:56 PM
Osborne House?
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Post by: DaveR on June 05, 2011, 05:22:56 PM
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Osborne House?
Yes, well done!  $good$
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Post by: Trojan on June 08, 2011, 06:13:28 AM
On the farm in the Three Towns, but which one?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 08, 2011, 08:03:21 AM
Llandudno
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 08, 2011, 08:10:48 AM
Fferm Isa?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 08, 2011, 10:13:15 AM
Bwlch Farm, Llanrhos
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Post by: Trojan on June 08, 2011, 09:08:37 PM
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Llandudno

It was in Llandudno......
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Post by: DaveR on June 08, 2011, 09:18:54 PM
Was it where the Liddell Park estate is now?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 08, 2011, 09:26:18 PM
Bodafon Farm
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 08, 2011, 10:13:07 PM
The answer is Jackson's Farm on the site where the QE Court Masonic Home now stands.

I know the grandson of the man with his hand on his hip.
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Post by: Trojan on June 08, 2011, 11:25:54 PM
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Was it where the Liddell Park estate is now?

Some of it was. $good$
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Post by: Trojan on June 08, 2011, 11:33:16 PM
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The answer is Jackson's Farm on the site where the QE Court Masonic Home now stands.

I know the grandson of the man with his hand on his hip.

However, Bri has the correct answer.

The Grandson of the man with his hand on his hip......did he attend Craig-y-Don school and live at the old Lady Forrester's lodge house?
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Post by: Trojan on June 08, 2011, 11:39:00 PM
Where, in the Three Towns area will you find this building and what is it used for?
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Post by: dwsi on June 09, 2011, 01:25:41 AM
Llandudno Junction Roman Catholic Church?
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Post by: Trojan on June 09, 2011, 01:49:48 AM
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Llandudno Junction Roman Catholic Church?

Dai iawn!  $good$
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Post by: DaveR on June 18, 2011, 07:42:56 PM
This is part of which building in Conwy town?
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Post by: dwsi on June 18, 2011, 07:54:45 PM
albion?
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Post by: hollins on June 18, 2011, 08:15:04 PM
The bricks look the same colour as the Castle Hotel. What a gorgeous door, wherever it is. It would be great to see the whole picture when all is revealed!
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Post by: DaveR on June 18, 2011, 08:20:03 PM
Dwsi is quite right, it is the yard entrance at the Albion pub and can be seen to the right of the attached photo. I was trying to catch Pendragon out with this question hehe.  :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on June 22, 2011, 10:14:56 PM
What building is this in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: barney on June 22, 2011, 10:35:37 PM
Puppet Theater Rhos on Sea
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Post by: Yorkie on June 23, 2011, 10:06:50 AM
With the name blanked out!    ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on June 23, 2011, 10:30:49 AM
Correct, Barney!  $good$
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Post by: DaveR on June 27, 2011, 10:02:20 PM
What is being manufactured here and in which of the three towns would you find the factory?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 27, 2011, 10:07:14 PM
Forte's ice cream, llandudno?
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Post by: Trojan on June 27, 2011, 10:12:04 PM
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Forte's ice cream, llandudno?

No, it's Parisella's in Conwy.

http://www.parisellasicecream.co.uk/factory.html (http://www.parisellasicecream.co.uk/factory.html)
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Post by: DaveR on June 27, 2011, 10:16:00 PM
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Forte's ice cream, llandudno?

No, it's Parisella's in Conwy.

http://www.parisellasicecream.co.uk/factory.html (http://www.parisellasicecream.co.uk/factory.html)
Bonus point - which member of the family is loading up the machine?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 27, 2011, 10:27:24 PM
Mrs Amanda Parisella.

BTW, somebody informed me recently that Forte’s no longer make their own ice cream.

Is that true?

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Forte's ice cream, llandudno?
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Post by: DaveR on June 27, 2011, 11:04:05 PM
I wouldn't be surprised, Bri, their factory in Craig Y Don closed about 2 years ago and I've seen no mention of them making it anywhere else?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 28, 2011, 03:04:31 AM
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Bonus point - which member of the family is loading up the machine?

Was I correct with my answer?
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Post by: DaveR on July 08, 2011, 09:27:33 PM
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Bonus point - which member of the family is loading up the machine?

Was I correct with my answer?
Well, I thought it was Emma myself but maybe not...  8)
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Post by: Fester on July 08, 2011, 10:50:49 PM
I saw this interesting decoration and ceiling today.... but where was I?    (In Llandudno by the way)

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Post by: dwsi on July 09, 2011, 03:15:42 PM
ballroom of one of the hotels in llandudno, probably the grand?
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Post by: Fester on July 10, 2011, 09:20:21 AM
Hi Dwsi ..

No, not the Grand ... in fact you can rule out ANY hotel, if that helps.

I seem to have people stumped with this one.  Another clue tomorrow if it isn't guessed.

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Post by: hollins on July 10, 2011, 09:25:27 AM
Town hall?
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Post by: dwsi on July 10, 2011, 10:16:33 AM
Peacocks?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 10, 2011, 03:14:22 PM
Library?
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Post by: Fester on July 11, 2011, 12:33:06 AM
Not Peacocks, Not Library, Not Town Hall .... but all good guesses.

Dave R knows the answer, he told me on Sunday...but is being kind enough to let this one run a bit.

The clue then.... its a place where mostly women would be seen.

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Post by: Trojan on July 11, 2011, 06:55:29 AM
Claire's.  :)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 11, 2011, 09:43:49 AM
looks like a building at the end of the pier
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Post by: hollins on July 11, 2011, 10:08:46 AM
O'h no!
Fester, I hope you haven't been hanging around the ladies toilet with your camera.
 :o
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Post by: DaveR on July 11, 2011, 10:18:38 AM
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O'h no!
Fester, I hope you haven't been hanging around the ladies toilet with your camera.
 :o
No, the Judge said he wasn't allowed to do that anymore....  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 11, 2011, 10:23:49 AM
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O'h no!
Fester, I hope you haven't been hanging around the ladies toilet with your camera.
 :o
No, the Judge said he wasn't allowed to do that anymore....  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
L0L L0L
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Post by: Fester on July 11, 2011, 10:15:00 PM
OK you hilarious (and slanderous) lot.

I will give another pointer .... it is not Claires,  but it IS a shop.... 
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Post by: hollins on July 12, 2011, 07:23:49 AM
M&Co, Mackays?
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Post by: Fester on July 12, 2011, 07:43:02 AM
Yes!!  H,  Thats exactly where it is...
A beautiful scrolled plaster design,  but the roof is also superb, with a Tdow style lattice design, with a gold 'boss' at each junction in the timbers.

Well done, I am despatching your prize as we speak.  $good$
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Post by: DaveR on July 12, 2011, 08:07:21 AM
Looking at M&Co from the front, it is the left-hand part of the shop (M&Co aka Marie Et Cie was originally three separate shops). I wonder what it was originally, the ceiling is very grand?
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Post by: Trojan on July 13, 2011, 05:21:01 AM
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Looking at M&Co from the front, it is the left-hand part of the shop (M&Co aka Marie Et Cie was originally three separate shops). I wonder what it was originally, the ceiling is very grand?

Marie Et Cie was located at No's 2 4 & 6 Gloddaeth Street. No's 4 & 6 were added to the store in the 1920's, having served the town for many years as a Post Office, in which role the electric telegraph was installed in 1869.

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Post by: Trojan on July 13, 2011, 05:26:04 AM
The low building to the left, what is today Nigel Robert's newsagents and Poynton's butchers shop was built as the photographic studio of Thomas Edge. Edge's wife, Jeannie Catherine managed the studio and an adjoining art shop, next door to what eventually became Marie Et Cie
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Post by: DaveR on July 13, 2011, 08:05:15 AM
So it's likely that No.6 (with the ornate ceiling) was the Post Office, I think, as its far grander than no.4.
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Post by: Fester on July 14, 2011, 01:05:19 AM
When I took the picture, the ladies working there told me that it did indeed used to be the Post Office.
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Post by: DaveR on July 15, 2011, 09:46:59 PM
A tatty alley in central Llandudno, but where was I sitting to take the photo of it?
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Post by: dwsi on July 15, 2011, 10:11:09 PM
looking at the back of the snowdon, love passage?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 16, 2011, 01:26:40 PM
from sitting ouside either The Gresham or Coony's?
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Post by: DaveR on July 16, 2011, 01:39:54 PM
I was in the Fat Cat so both of you are close enough $good$
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Post by: Nemesis on July 16, 2011, 04:07:12 PM
Was just going to re-post an answer as I have just walked up and seen that my two suggestions were too far down ?
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Post by: DaveR on July 17, 2011, 02:26:37 PM
What is this unusual looking structure in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: dwsi on July 17, 2011, 02:58:49 PM
indoor training pitch in Eirias park
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Post by: DaveR on July 17, 2011, 09:00:49 PM
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indoor training pitch in Eirias park
Correct! The new building for Rygbi Gogledd Cymru, currently under construction in Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay.
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Post by: DaveR on July 26, 2011, 10:47:52 PM
Which shop in Llandudno bears this notice:
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Post by: Nemesis on July 27, 2011, 10:14:44 AM
Is it the new Antiques shop near Kindways?
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Post by: DaveR on July 27, 2011, 10:23:37 AM
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Is it the new Antiques shop near Kindways?
I'm afraid not. Maybe a mooch along Madoc Street might reveal a clue?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 27, 2011, 11:12:12 AM
Lions Charity Shop!   
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Post by: DaveR on July 27, 2011, 12:54:14 PM
That's not it, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Jack on July 27, 2011, 04:27:42 PM
Is it the little shop next to Littlewoods Clearance who sell an eclectic mix of items and often have a blues brother model outside?
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Post by: DaveR on July 27, 2011, 06:07:57 PM
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Is it the little shop next to Littlewoods Clearance who sell an eclectic mix of items and often have a blues brother model outside?
That's the one!  $good$
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 27, 2011, 08:25:23 PM
Can anyone remember what the name of the nightclub was below the castle hotel at the back of Parc Llandudno when it was a nightclub ?

I do not know but someone else is keen to know the answer.
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Post by: DaveR on July 27, 2011, 08:39:28 PM
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Can anyone remember what the name of the nightclub was below the castle hotel at the back of Parc Llandudno when it was a nightclub ?

I do not know but someone else is keen to know the answer.

Beachcomber or Grays
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 27, 2011, 09:42:57 PM
Ta $thanx$
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Post by: DaveR on August 01, 2011, 08:17:35 PM
Which cafe in Llandudno is this?
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Post by: Fester on August 01, 2011, 09:04:55 PM
They make a mean Toastie don't they Dave!   $dins$ $dins$
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Post by: DaveR on August 01, 2011, 09:17:58 PM
The decor was the height of fashion back in 1976 but the food was very good!  The staff were very efficient and pleasant, too. $dins$
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Post by: Jack on August 01, 2011, 09:19:34 PM
Is it Leopold's cafe in the Mall below Jasmine House?
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Post by: DaveR on August 01, 2011, 10:01:17 PM
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Is it Leopold's cafe in the Mall below Jasmine House?
That's not the one, I'm afraid, Jack.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 02, 2011, 09:16:02 AM
Coffee House, George Street?
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Post by: Nemesis on August 02, 2011, 09:56:45 AM
Mostyn's Cafe?
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Post by: DaveR on August 02, 2011, 10:19:31 AM
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Mostyn's Cafe?
Very good!  $good$ I'd never been there before, the food was ok!
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Post by: Nemesis on August 02, 2011, 11:59:05 AM
I haven't ever been in there either !. It was the tram/train on the sign which made me guess !
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Post by: Fester on August 03, 2011, 12:23:04 AM
Yes, its the cafe with the little model tram that runs on a track high up near the ceiling... and through a hole in the wall!

I asked the waitress to switch it on, and she did....  but after a while I think the novelty wore off for Dave and I.  L0L
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Post by: DaveR on August 03, 2011, 08:18:23 AM
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I asked the waitress to switch it on, and she did....  but after a while I think the novelty wore off for Dave and I.  L0L
...after about one minute, in my case.  $angry$
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Post by: Trojan on August 03, 2011, 01:40:46 PM
Where, in the three towns area, will you find this building?
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Post by: DaveR on August 03, 2011, 01:50:48 PM
Interesting, it is in b&w to disguise it, maybe a distinctive colour?  ;)
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Post by: DaveR on August 03, 2011, 01:54:00 PM
It's the old Electricity Board Showroom by the Arriva bus depot in Llandudno Junction.
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Post by: Trojan on August 03, 2011, 01:54:42 PM
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Interesting, it is in b&w to disguise it, maybe a distinctive colour?  ;)

No not really.  ;D
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Post by: Trojan on August 03, 2011, 01:56:28 PM
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It's the old Electricity Board Showroom by the Arriva bus depot in Llandudno Junction.

It certainly is.  :D
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Post by: Trojan on August 04, 2011, 10:55:35 AM
Which star of a 1962 British comedy was seen at the 2011 Llandudno Extravaganza back in May? Her maiden name was Kitchener before she appeared in the film.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 04, 2011, 11:09:16 AM
The traction engine that featured as The Iron Maiden was a John Fowler & Co. 7nhp showman's road locomotive (works no. 15657, reg no. FX 6661). She was built in September 1920 as a class R3 road locomotive for heavy haulage work and saw many years' service on the Isle of Portland, hauling blocks of stone from the quarries to the harbour.

She returned to Fowler's works for conversion into a showman's engine, which entailed the addition of a dynamo bracket in front of the chimney, and a full-length canopy, among other things. Once converted she was based in Alfreton, Derbyshire and undertook fairground work, until bought for preservation in 1952. From new she was named Kitchener – until the film The Iron Maiden was made, whereupon she was renamed The Iron Maiden.
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Post by: Trojan on August 04, 2011, 03:56:51 PM
 &well& I thought that one would baffle a few.

Looks like I was mistaken.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 04, 2011, 06:45:37 PM
Lateral thinking, Trojan!    ;)
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Post by: hollins on August 04, 2011, 08:05:14 PM
This is part of a bigger building in the Three Towns area, which one?
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Post by: DaveR on August 04, 2011, 08:16:54 PM
Bodysgallen?
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Post by: hollins on August 04, 2011, 08:24:18 PM
Yes! Well done. There's no fooling you, DaveR.
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Post by: DaveR on August 04, 2011, 08:57:23 PM
Don't think I've used this one before...where in Llandudno will you find these gates?
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Post by: Nemesis on August 04, 2011, 09:02:05 PM
Cwlach Road?
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Post by: DaveR on August 04, 2011, 09:03:41 PM
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Cwlach Road?
I know the one you're thinking of, very similar...but not the one!  ;D
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Post by: Fester on August 04, 2011, 11:35:08 PM
Penrhynside, near the foot of the Little Orme,  accross from the Craiglands?
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Post by: DaveR on August 05, 2011, 08:09:54 AM
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Penrhynside, near the foot of the Little Orme,  accross from the Craiglands?
Is this what you meant?
'Craigside, near the foot of the Great Orme, across from the Craigside Inn?'
If it is, then you're pretty much right.  :laugh:

I believe the gateway was once something to do with the old Craigside Hydro Hotel, you can see there was once a paved road/driveway heading down towards the sea from it (bottom right of photo below):

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Post by: Fester on August 06, 2011, 12:03:23 AM
Sorry yes... opposite the Craigside Inn,  the Premier Inn's esatblishment.

I have seen that overgrown gateway many times, and thought it would interesting to know what it must have looked like in times past.  A secret garden!
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Post by: DaveR on August 07, 2011, 08:54:25 PM
On which shop in Llandudno will you find this old advert for Wills Capstan Cigarettes?
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Post by: DaveR on August 10, 2011, 09:19:25 AM
No guesses on this one?  ££$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 10, 2011, 12:16:47 PM
Nigel Roberts - this is a wild guess!   ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on August 10, 2011, 12:33:39 PM
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Nigel Roberts - this is a wild guess!   ZXZ
Sometimes wild guesses pay off - absolutely right!  $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 10, 2011, 01:26:54 PM
Well, maybe it wasn't so wild!   It was the ceiling that gave me an idea, but I certainly wasn't sure.  Z**
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Post by: DaveR on August 11, 2011, 09:42:20 PM
Which building in Llandudno is this?
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Post by: hollins on August 11, 2011, 10:20:19 PM
Ardwy Orme?
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Post by: DaveR on August 12, 2011, 07:11:52 AM
Yes! I was thinking that the pine trees in the background might give it away.  $good$
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Post by: hollins on August 12, 2011, 08:48:48 AM
Actually no, it wasn't the pine trees it was sheer curiosity because of a love of decorative brick work and chimneys!
More education for me from the forum, thank you. I now know a lot more about this gorgeous house.
I often find myself looking at houses with wonderful brickwork in Llandudno. I think I mean along Abbey Street but I'm sure, you will know where they are. Have you any more pics of ones to look out for?
I found this film of the house in my search last night but it is in Welsh which I can't understand but the inside also looks impressive. I think there maybe a holiday flat in there too. Now that would be a room with a view!

http://www.s4c.co.uk/ydrefgymreig/e_llandudno_ardwyorme.shtml (http://www.s4c.co.uk/ydrefgymreig/e_llandudno_ardwyorme.shtml)
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Post by: DaveR on August 12, 2011, 09:11:11 AM
There's lot of interesting houses dotted around town; a lot in Abbey Road and Church Walks but also a couple in Gloddaeth Avenue and Lloyd Street. Will have to try and dig out some photos.
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Post by: Nemesis on August 12, 2011, 09:33:27 AM
Some of the brickwork decoration is quite rare I was told by an architect.
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Post by: DaveR on August 14, 2011, 07:06:26 PM
Which Building in the Three Towns area is this?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 14, 2011, 07:13:39 PM
It is near the exit of the Colwyn Bay Crematorium.

I think it may be owned by the Water Board.
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Post by: DaveR on August 14, 2011, 07:21:43 PM
I know the one you're thinking of, Bri, but it's not this one.  :o
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Post by: Yorkie on August 14, 2011, 07:28:37 PM
Nant y Glyn Methodist Church at The Dingle
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Post by: DaveR on August 14, 2011, 07:32:33 PM
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Nant y Glyn Methodist Church at The Dingle
Not that either, I'm afraid.
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Post by: dwsi on August 14, 2011, 07:33:36 PM
Old pump house in Rhôs on Sea, off church road
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Post by: DaveR on August 14, 2011, 07:43:40 PM
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Old pump house in Rhôs on Sea, off church road
That's the one. It's been in the papers lately with a reward for anyone who can suggest a new use for it.
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Post by: SDQ on August 14, 2011, 09:17:11 PM
I used to work for Welsh Water and visited there quite often. It's a very impressive building and goes down two storeys underground as it had a dry well set-up. The pump motors were at the top with two propshafts going down to each pump at the bottom. There was also an office and workshop at the back on the ground level.
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Post by: DaveR on August 14, 2011, 10:07:07 PM
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I used to work for Welsh Water and visited there quite often. It's a very impressive building and goes down two storeys underground as it had a dry well set-up. The pump motors were at the top with two propshafts going down to each pump at the bottom. There was also an office and workshop at the back on the ground level.
That's interesting, what exactly is a dry well set up?
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Post by: SDQ on August 14, 2011, 10:19:23 PM
A dry well is when the pumps are in a pit opposite the well divided by a wall and fed by pipes as opposed to a wet well where the pumps are submersible and sit in the fluid (water/sewage)
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Post by: dwsi on August 14, 2011, 10:52:37 PM
‘Help us find use for Rhos on Sea landmark’ - North Wales Weekly News http://bit.ly/pqzQPv (http://bit.ly/pqzQPv)

Sale particulars http://bit.ly/oQ9jzc (http://bit.ly/oQ9jzc)
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Post by: DaveR on August 19, 2011, 07:38:58 PM
No picture clue this time....where was the Cabin Cafe in Llandudno in the 1960s? Bonus point if you can tell me what the premises are used for now?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 19, 2011, 08:25:32 PM
My first ridiculous guess - It was one of the kiosks near the Pier entrance and became a ticket office for Alpine, which it may well still be.     ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on August 19, 2011, 09:05:17 PM
Your wild guess didn't pay off this time, I'm afraid!

A Google reveals that the Cabin Cafe was on ....Mostyn Street. But where?
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Post by: barney on August 19, 2011, 11:08:15 PM
WAS IT IN GEORGE STREET AND IS NOW THE COCOA HOUSE
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Post by: Hugo on August 20, 2011, 11:01:58 AM
I must have seen it but can't think where it was exactly.   There has been a number of cafes where Kava is now, could it have been there?
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Post by: norman08 on August 20, 2011, 11:33:31 AM
was it the one next to telefusion  where the entrance to the vic centre is
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Post by: DaveR on August 20, 2011, 12:30:40 PM
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was it the one next to telefusion  where the entrance to the vic centre is
Well done, Norman, you've got it. I have a photo from the 1960s that shows it, there was a bank next door where Animal is now.
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Post by: DaveR on August 20, 2011, 08:51:47 PM
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was it the one next to telefusion  where the entrance to the vic centre is
Well done, Norman, you've got it. I have a photo from the 1960s that shows it, there was a bank next door where Animal is now
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Post by: norman08 on August 20, 2011, 09:42:08 PM
good one dave brings back memories , now what was next door to the bank
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Post by: DaveR on August 20, 2011, 09:56:22 PM
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good one dave brings back memories , now what was next door to the bank
Hepworths - for hand cut tailoring!

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Post by: Yorkie on August 20, 2011, 10:03:03 PM
In the 50's and 60's there was a riding stables in Rhos-on-Sea.  Where it was it and who owned it?   
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Post by: DaveR on September 04, 2011, 07:13:07 PM
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In the 50's and 60's there was a riding stables in Rhos-on-Sea.  Where it was it and who owned it?   
I think you're going to have to tell us the answer to this one, Yorkie.  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on September 04, 2011, 07:24:39 PM
It was behind where Fortes Cafe is now and was run by Alf Davies.   He was also the Riding Instructor for the Girls School at Gloddaeth Hall.   Some people may remember all about it!    ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on September 04, 2011, 07:39:55 PM
On which Llandudno building would you find this ornate iron verandah?
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Post by: Nemesis on September 04, 2011, 08:09:01 PM
Wild guess-- Evans Hotel
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Post by: Jack on September 04, 2011, 08:12:09 PM
Is it Plas Gogarth as seen in this old postcard?
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Post by: DaveR on September 04, 2011, 08:24:57 PM
Indeed it is, Jack, well done.  $good$
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Post by: DaveR on September 04, 2011, 08:25:22 PM
How about this one?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 04, 2011, 08:33:54 PM
M & Co, Gloddaeth Street.  Was Marie et Cie.
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Post by: DaveR on September 04, 2011, 08:40:22 PM
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M & Co, Gloddaeth Street.  Was Marie et Cie.
is the correct answer.  $good$
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Post by: hollins on September 06, 2011, 04:26:29 PM
Whereabouts in Llandudno is this wall?
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Post by: DaveR on September 06, 2011, 04:43:11 PM
Looks like Oriel Mostyn to me!
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Post by: hollins on September 06, 2011, 04:50:36 PM
Yes, brilliant! I knew you'd get it!
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Post by: hollins on September 06, 2011, 04:51:50 PM
Another easy one for you daveR!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 06, 2011, 05:39:05 PM
Post Office in Vaughan Street?
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Post by: hollins on September 06, 2011, 05:42:41 PM
Close enough!
The sign said Mail House Apartments. It is next door to the Post Office.
Well done.
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Post by: hollins on September 06, 2011, 08:37:54 PM
Could anyone tell me what the buildings of the mail house, post office and Mostyn gallery used to be? They are very grand.
 $thanx$
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Post by: DaveR on September 06, 2011, 08:49:43 PM
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Could anyone tell me what the buildings of the mail house, post office and Mostyn gallery used to be? They are very grand.
 $thanx$
The Post Office and Oriel Mostyn were purpose built. What is now the Mail House Apartments was the upper floors and sorting room of the Post Office before it was moved out to Maesdu Road.
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Post by: Trojan on September 07, 2011, 09:49:34 AM
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Could anyone tell me what the buildings of the mail house, post office and Mostyn gallery used to be? They are very grand.
 $thanx$
The Post Office and Oriel Mostyn were purpose built. What is now the Mail House Apartments was the upper floors and sorting room of the Post Office before it was moved out to Maesdu Road.

When it was first opened....
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Post by: Trojan on September 07, 2011, 09:50:40 AM
Where will you find this?
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Post by: DaveR on September 07, 2011, 09:52:12 AM
The old WWII lookout post on the first bend of the Marine Drive?
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Post by: Trojan on September 07, 2011, 09:58:02 AM
You mean here?  :D
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Post by: DaveR on September 07, 2011, 10:05:25 AM
That's the one. Not got many years left, judging by the state of it.
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Post by: hollins on September 07, 2011, 10:11:16 AM
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Could anyone tell me what the buildings of the mail house, post office and Mostyn gallery used to be? They are very grand.
 $thanx$
The Post Office and Oriel Mostyn were purpose built. What is now the Mail House Apartments was the upper floors and sorting room of the Post Office before it was moved out to Maesdu Road.

When it was first opened....

Thanks both for the info and the photo. Fancy going to all that expense for a post office! I could understand it more for the gallery.
The terracotta panels are wonderful.
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Post by: DaveR on September 07, 2011, 10:18:20 AM
The Post Office is a great building:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5598729342_2eb22d2970_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/5598729342/)
Post Office (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/5598729342/#) by davidrobertsphotography (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: Trojan on September 07, 2011, 10:57:59 AM
Is that the crest of Edward VII at the top of the building?
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Post by: Trojan on September 08, 2011, 02:30:45 PM
Where and what in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 08, 2011, 05:16:13 PM
It looks very like the area outside the Cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd, but that ain't in the 3 Towns, so I am just making an observation!     $good$

But having said that I will guess at Coleg Llandrillo.
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Post by: DaveR on September 08, 2011, 05:26:31 PM
Looks like the Youth Hostel on the Sychnant Pass road in Conwy?
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Post by: Trojan on September 09, 2011, 01:13:30 PM
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Looks like the Youth Hostel on the Sychnant Pass road in Conwy?

It is!  $drink$
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Post by: Trojan on September 09, 2011, 01:18:49 PM
Where, in the Three Towns area, will you find this church?

Bonus if you know it's name.
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Post by: dwsi on September 09, 2011, 07:34:12 PM
Bryn Pydew http://g.co/maps/8ax9u (http://g.co/maps/8ax9u)
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Post by: Yorkie on September 09, 2011, 08:18:11 PM
St Katherines
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Post by: DaveR on September 12, 2011, 07:54:53 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this old doorway?
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Post by: Llechwedd on September 19, 2011, 12:26:17 PM
Back Madoc Street?
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Post by: Hugo on September 19, 2011, 08:10:45 PM
It's in Reform Street next to Rebecca James.    D)
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Post by: DaveR on September 19, 2011, 08:25:58 PM
Well Done, Hugo!  $good$ The sign above the door actually once said 'Lloyd Buildings Offices' and it is in Reform Street.
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Post by: hollins on September 27, 2011, 03:32:50 PM
Where in Llandudno?
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Post by: Hugo on September 27, 2011, 06:17:13 PM
Is it in John Bright's School car park,  because it looks like the hill above Fferm Bach in the background?
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Post by: DaveR on September 27, 2011, 06:23:28 PM
Parc Llandudno car park?
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Post by: hollins on September 27, 2011, 06:54:40 PM
It is a car park but not either of those two!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 27, 2011, 07:06:21 PM
Mostyn Champneys?
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Post by: hollins on September 27, 2011, 07:16:28 PM
No, sorry!
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Post by: SDQ on September 27, 2011, 07:40:00 PM
Asda?
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Post by: hollins on September 27, 2011, 07:44:02 PM
Well done! Asda it is.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 07, 2011, 11:45:49 AM
  I have only just read the question put by Yorkie last August about the riding stables in Rhos.   Also, about ten days later, DaveR admits defeat, and you dont see that very often.

 I wonder if I can better that, and maybe, just maybe, stump Yorkie as well.

 At one time there were TWO riding schools in Rhos running at the same time  (three if you count that Alf Davies was in two sites, behind the shops up Rhos Road and behind the present day Fortes).   Where was the second one and what was it called?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2011, 03:20:34 PM
Well Mike, being as I wasn't around this area all those years ago I will have to pass on this one - that is until I have done a bit of detective work, which I hope may produce a result.      WWW
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Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2011, 03:29:31 PM
Could it have been

Tynllwyn Farm in Bryn-y-Maen?  or:
Aberconwy Equestrian Centre in Llangwstenin?
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Post by: ormegolf on October 07, 2011, 05:15:07 PM
  No --- it was well and truly within the Rhos on Sea boundaries.    If you would like a clue, the stables was called after a famous horse racing author.  The only snag to this clue is the famous racing author had'nt even been heard of at that time.   
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Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2011, 05:16:12 PM
Well you're not going to catch me on this one!!!    L0L

The answer is Francis's Riding School on the way to Bryn Euryn in Rhos Road.   
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Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2011, 05:19:22 PM
Just as a matter of interest my Daughter works for Merrick Francis who is Dick's Son.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 07, 2011, 05:29:03 PM
   Absolutely spot on.  If I hadnt given you the clue Francis and the thousands to one chance that your daughter should happen to work for someone in the same line of business with the same name, would you still have come up with the answer?
  Did you phone her and ask "Know any stables from years ago who went under the Francis name?"  If so, it was an incredibly long shot seeing as it was years and years before Dick Francis became a household name.
  However, congratulations.  I thought Welshmaid was the only forum member who would have come up with the answer but I havent read any posts from her for a long time. Welshmaid, where are you and how are you?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2011, 06:36:32 PM
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   Absolutely spot on.  If I hadnt given you the clue Francis and the thousands to one chance that your daughter should happen to work for someone in the same line of business with the same name, would you still have come up with the answer?
 

Actually if you look at the time of your clue and my answer there is only 10 minutes, and when I'd typed my answer and went to post it I got the message that someone had posted between times so did I still want to do so.  As I knew I had the right answer I just hit the post key!

I couldn't answer earlier as I was waiting to pick up my wife from work.    Forgot to mention she is a Rhos girl and knew the answer!

My Daughter wouldn't know as she was born in England and has not lived at home since she went to Glynllifon College to do Horse Management some 20 odd years ago!  She drives the horsebox on the left that will take up to 11 animals.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 07, 2011, 06:53:57 PM
 Yes, I know Mrs Yorkie is a Rhos girl because you once asked me (probably by a personal message) if I knew anyone of a certain name, your Wifes maiden name and in our messages all was revealed.

  What puzzled me was why you did'nt  ask in your original question the names and locations of the THREE riding school centres. Just imagine DaveR then. It took him 10 days to admit to not knowing one!!! Never mind not knowing any of three.

  Only having a laugh, Dave. It was all before your time, kiddie
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Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2011, 08:08:03 PM
Here is an easy one for you.

What building was previously on the site where Fortes in Rhos-on-Sea is now?
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Post by: Welshmaid on October 07, 2011, 09:07:03 PM
Well Mr. Ormegolf, I am still here!!  I thought you would remember Francis' riding stables (where Hanover Court is now) on Rhos Road, considering your sister spent a great deal of her childhood there!!   How about some other old news about Rhos, Mr. Ormegolf.
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Post by: white rabbit on October 08, 2011, 10:43:20 AM
I look forward to seeing that too - come on Ormegolf!
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Post by: ormegolf on October 08, 2011, 03:24:02 PM
  To go back to Yorkies question about Fortes site. I dont recall any building there. It was one of the many plots of land owned (or just occupied) by Mr Jonnie Pye of Pyes coaches and used as a parking spot for his best coaches and probably a bit of a shed to sell the tours and take the cash. Just a few of the others was the main garage on the left in Penrhyn Avenue, on the corner of Bay View Road and Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay. Main "selling" point where the car park now is in Princes Drive, C.B. On the left hand side just before the bottom of the hill in Old Colwyn (also used by Hancocks), around back Madoc Street in Llandudno (for a short time). He never got a foothold in Llandudno---Reds,Creams and Bithells Blue managed to see him off.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 08, 2011, 03:27:49 PM
   Just remembered another one --- I told you there were several.  Going towards Eirias Park along Abergele Road, on the left on a corner of one of the roads after Greenfield Road.  Probably just past the two present chippies.
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Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2011, 03:29:48 PM
It was Pye's Promenade Garage before Fortes bought the site.
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Post by: white rabbit on October 08, 2011, 03:35:31 PM
Here is a picture of me on one of Alf Davies' ponies at the Rhos Gala.  Can't remember the year but maybe in the 1950's.  The pony's name was Fairy!
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Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2011, 03:41:30 PM
The answer to the Fortes question is " The C M Chapel".  Picture 1907

See http://www.rhos-on-sea.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=182 (http://www.rhos-on-sea.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=182)

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Post by: ormegolf on October 08, 2011, 04:54:11 PM
   All I can say is it looks a good solid building in 1907 ---- but it did'nt last thirty years. It was just a pile of gravel by 1937. I wonder if the Pyes got at it and flattened it by fair means or foul. Would'nt put that past them  (Sorry Jessie, one of the last of the family around the Bay )
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Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2011, 05:32:10 PM
Unfortunately, that's incorrect.  :( I thought that for a long time too, but the chapel was actually where Ninos is now and the present cafe actually incorporates the chapel building, hence the odd shape.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2011, 05:51:13 PM
I could only go by the evidence I had - C'est la vie!    Z**
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Post by: ormegolf on October 08, 2011, 06:11:24 PM
  Damn I should have spotted that. Actually I think I can dimly remember the chapel.
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Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2011, 06:12:00 PM
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I could only go by the evidence I had - C'est la vie!    Z**
Of course! It was only when I saw on old postcard of Rhos and saw the chapel sitting where Ninos is now that I realised the error.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 08, 2011, 06:20:51 PM
  Welshmaid and White Rabbit, nice you both to want me to go on about Rhos, but this is a Quiz thread. Questions are asked and answers are sometimes received.

  So heres a question. Within Rhos boundary is a sizeable number of trees, bushes, rabbits---almost big enough to be called a wood.  But you cannot get at it from any road.  To get to it you would have to trespass or get permission. Where is it? No looking at Google area photos

  P.S. Ive got half a mind to ask Welshmaid to leave it to all the newcomers!!! LOL
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Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2011, 06:46:59 PM
Is it the triangle of trees etc behind Everard Road? I noticed it a year or so ago and have always meant to investigate.
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Post by: white rabbit on October 08, 2011, 07:11:46 PM
Bryn Euryn
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Post by: ormegolf on October 08, 2011, 07:53:33 PM
  Dave has got it.  You only have to think of the road names around.  "Woodlands Avenue."   It actually belongs (or did 40 or so years ago) the very last house in Woodlands Av. Mr Syd Cutler the butcher who had a shop in the West End lived there until the early 1960s when he moved to Brompton Avenue.  That is the only way you can get into it.
  As a kid I was very annoyed that I couldnt find my way in --- I always liked woods for various adventures.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 09, 2011, 09:25:21 PM
Another old Rhos question.   Where was THE RHOS GARAGE?
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Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2011, 09:31:35 PM
Is that the Rhos County Garage or another one, Mike?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 10, 2011, 08:36:50 AM
There was Berry's Garage which may have used the name.   Or was it the one up Church Road by the School?
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Post by: ormegolf on October 10, 2011, 08:02:42 PM
Sorry Dave, you have picked on a sore point with the owners  of the Rhos Garage, all sadly departed this world.
   The Rhos Garage was opened around 1927 --- the Rhos County Garage arrived sometime later, probably early 1930s.
   Yes Yorkie, it was indeed Berrys Garage. This was an example of a nickname taking over----everybody knew it as Berrys and its original proper name became forgotten.
   Many years later the family gave up and painted "Berry's Garage" on their signs.
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Post by: ormegolf on October 10, 2011, 09:54:53 PM
  hello
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Post by: DaveR on October 22, 2011, 09:41:36 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this rather tatty building?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2011, 03:45:31 PM
It would seem that no one is prepared to admit that it is their house!     L0L
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Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2011, 06:03:30 PM
I'd forgotten about this question. A clue would be its actually a vacant hotel, rather than a house.
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Post by: Nemesis on November 04, 2011, 10:28:16 AM
The Lindens-- corner of Tudno St and Church Walks.
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Post by: DaveR on November 04, 2011, 11:03:15 AM
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The Lindens-- corner of Tudno St and Church Walks.
Well Done!  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 30, 2011, 02:29:13 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this?

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/PB300091.jpg)
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Post by: Jack on November 30, 2011, 05:17:37 PM
Is it on the rear of the buildings in Central Place?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 30, 2011, 06:39:37 PM
Well done Jack, I thought it might take a little longer!  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 30, 2011, 06:40:54 PM
how about this one then?

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/PB300095.jpg)
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Post by: Jack on November 30, 2011, 06:52:09 PM
Would that be the old Metal Finishing Plant, next to the Coastguard depot in Central Place by any chance?  :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 30, 2011, 07:28:38 PM
no where near....





well, yes it is, well done again!  $good$
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Post by: Jack on November 30, 2011, 08:06:45 PM
And can be yours for just shy of 180k  :)

http://www.stdavidsproperty.com/asp/detail.asp?l=15&p=432&o=1 (http://www.stdavidsproperty.com/asp/detail.asp?l=15&p=432&o=1)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 12, 2011, 08:57:46 PM
Where in the Three Towns area has this recently appeared?

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/PC120006.jpg)
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Post by: hollins on December 12, 2011, 09:12:28 PM
It is on the side of a building at the bottom of Penryhn Hill. I noticed it the other day and thought it would be a good quiz question!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 12, 2011, 09:19:33 PM
Well that went quickly  $good$

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/PC120007.jpg)
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Post by: dwsi on December 12, 2011, 10:31:30 PM
Where in the three towns area is there a railway signal box that was never used as a signal box?  D)
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Post by: mull on December 13, 2011, 01:23:37 AM
Deganwy Quay.
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Post by: Nemesis on December 13, 2011, 08:33:26 AM
Clifton Road?
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Post by: DaveR on December 13, 2011, 10:58:13 AM
Isnt it the Gloddaeth Stores on corner of Clifton Road/Gloddaeth Ave??

http://g.co/maps/s6vvr (http://g.co/maps/s6vvr)
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Post by: Nemesis on December 13, 2011, 11:35:49 AM
That's where I imagined it was too.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on December 13, 2011, 11:53:16 AM
I like mull's answer.

I seem to remember a British Rail employee was always there to open and close the crossing gates.

Maybe there are two answers !!
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Post by: dwsi on December 13, 2011, 07:08:09 PM
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Isnt it the Gloddaeth Stores on corner of Clifton Road/Gloddaeth Ave??

http://g.co/maps/s6vvr (http://g.co/maps/s6vvr)

Correct!  $good$
Built for the St Georges Harbour which was never built. The station would have been built where St Edward's Square is now.
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Post by: DaveR on December 17, 2011, 10:13:23 PM
In 1885, a Dr Vidcoo was performing in the Egyptian Hall of the Pier Pavilion. What was the nature of his act?
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Post by: Nemesis on December 18, 2011, 08:45:39 AM
Wild guess-- hypnosis?
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Post by: DaveR on December 18, 2011, 09:29:04 AM
That's not it. To give a clue, he had an act of a similar nature to Professor Ferrari but on a smaller scale....  ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on December 18, 2011, 09:29:52 AM
Flea Circus!
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Post by: DaveR on December 18, 2011, 12:08:13 PM
Good guess, Yorkie! Dr Vidcoo and his 'extraordinary performing fleas' were the act in question.  $good$
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Post by: Fester on December 18, 2011, 12:30:16 PM
Is that a bit like Michael Bentine's Potty Time?

Where things moved about in sand, but you couldn't quite see anything causing it?

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Post by: Yorkie on December 18, 2011, 03:40:40 PM
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Good guess, Yorkie! Dr Vidcoo and his 'extraordinary performing fleas' were the act in question.  $good$

Whatcha mean guess????   It was a brilliant piece of deduction from the very poor clues we were presented with!    :D
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Post by: DaveR on December 18, 2011, 04:18:14 PM
Here is Dr Vidcoo:
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Post by: Bri Roberts on December 21, 2011, 05:10:02 PM
Did you know the Egyptian Hall was staging a Freak Show in 1894?

It included Lady Little who was 21years of age and was still only 25 inches tall.

In 1896, Professor Beaumont appeared daily with his two assistants in a tank of water where he smokes, drinks and plays cards, all under water.
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Post by: Fester on December 21, 2011, 06:00:28 PM
These days it would just be known as The Jeremy Kyle Show.
But the content is much the same.
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Post by: hollins on January 06, 2012, 04:48:45 PM
This is one of many domes in the Three Towns area. It is on the corner of two streets. What are the names of these two streets?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 06, 2012, 05:01:54 PM
Charlton Street and Vaughan Street?
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2012, 05:02:55 PM
Vaughan Street and Oxford Road above Clinton's Hairdressers
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Post by: hollins on January 06, 2012, 05:10:40 PM
Well done. Hugo is correct. You are all too clever for me!

I will try another one though as I have already taken the photo.......
What is the date on this building and what are the premises below currently used for?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 06, 2012, 05:33:01 PM
1904 and the Post Office ?
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Post by: hollins on January 06, 2012, 05:34:32 PM
No, sorry that is not the correct answer.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 06, 2012, 05:37:28 PM
Am I half right again, hollins?
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Post by: hollins on January 06, 2012, 05:44:39 PM
No, sorry Bri!
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2012, 05:45:08 PM
1898 Imperial Buildings Vaughan Street above the Royal British Legion
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Post by: hollins on January 06, 2012, 05:47:25 PM
Well done Hugo! Totally correct again.
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Post by: hollins on January 11, 2012, 04:33:55 PM
Where in the Three Towns area will you find this beautiful ironwork?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 11, 2012, 05:13:32 PM
Looks like Abergele Road opposite Capel Salem in Colwyn Bay
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2012, 05:14:20 PM
Theatre Colwyn, Colwyn Bay
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Post by: hollins on January 11, 2012, 05:33:28 PM
ME is correct. It is a cafe. The name in the original iron sign above was Steptoes. &well&
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 11, 2012, 06:45:34 PM
I thought that the newly painted ironwork loked like Colwyn Bay, Streetview confirmed it!

Where in the Threetowns area will you find houses with these above the door?

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0144.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0143.jpg)
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Post by: dwsi on January 11, 2012, 06:59:21 PM
maes glas, rhôs on sea
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2012, 07:04:39 PM
Opposite The Ship at Rhos on Sea.  Don't know if that is the same as Dwsi.
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Post by: dwsi on January 11, 2012, 07:06:55 PM
yup, right area
houses designed by sidney colwyn foulkes http://bit.ly/xSEEu0 (http://bit.ly/xSEEu0)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 11, 2012, 08:02:38 PM
Yes, both spot on $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2012, 08:11:38 PM
Alice in Wonderland figures!    $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 11, 2012, 09:37:19 PM
Yes, we first saw that estate just the other day, I've never seen an estate quite like it, reminds me of Portmeirion in some ways.  Thanks for the link,  any other history on that estate?
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Post by: dwsi on January 11, 2012, 09:49:47 PM
The architect also designed cinemas
Sydney Colwyn Foulkes - Cinema Treasures http://bit.ly/zETDQI (http://bit.ly/zETDQI)
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Post by: dwsi on January 11, 2012, 09:58:24 PM
Sidney Colwyn Foulkes was responsible for a scheme at Beaumaris, believed to include Maes Hyfryd, Ffordd Megan and Bryn Teg. And at Maes Canol, Abergele http://g.co/maps/3fsck (http://g.co/maps/3fsck)
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Post by: DaveR on January 11, 2012, 10:30:37 PM
He also designed many of the buildings in Colwyn Bay itself, including the building that is now Peacocks in Station Road compete with stone pharaohs at first floor level. A very talented architect, the firm still exists today but is now longer based in the area.

http://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/page_practice_history.html (http://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/page_practice_history.html)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 11, 2012, 10:51:41 PM
Some houses have the coat of arms above the door

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0145.jpg)
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Post by: dwsi on January 11, 2012, 11:01:44 PM
That's the coat of arms for the Borough of Colwyn Bay
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Post by: DaveR on January 11, 2012, 11:15:26 PM
Borough of Colwyn Bay.
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Post by: hollins on January 19, 2012, 04:56:30 PM
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He also designed many of the buildings in Colwyn Bay itself, including the building that is now Peacocks in Station Road compete with stone pharaohs at first floor level. A very talented architect, the firm still exists today but is now longer based in the area.

http://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/page_practice_history.html (http://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/page_practice_history.html)

I have been trying to find some photos of this builiding in its heyday without much success.
There is a small one on the above link but does anyone have any better ones?
Thanks.
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Post by: DaveR on January 19, 2012, 08:04:44 PM
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He also designed many of the buildings in Colwyn Bay itself, including the building that is now Peacocks in Station Road compete with stone pharaohs at first floor level. A very talented architect, the firm still exists today but is now longer based in the area.

http://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/page_practice_history.html (http://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/page_practice_history.html)

I have been trying to find some photos of this builiding in its heyday without much success.
There is a small one on the above link but does anyone have any better ones?
Thanks.

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Post by: hollins on January 19, 2012, 08:10:55 PM
Thank you. It looks quite Venetian and completely different from the other buildings in the street.
I wonder if he had trouble getting permission for it?
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Post by: martin on January 19, 2012, 08:36:49 PM
I may be wrong, (and more often than not I am), but I think that planning permission was introduced shortly after the end of the second world war.  Now I will await a sharp repremand from those in the know for peddling untruths, see if I care, I will take it like a man $smack$
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Post by: DaveR on January 19, 2012, 09:15:06 PM
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I may be wrong, (and more often than not I am), but I think that planning permission was introduced shortly after the end of the second world war.  Now I will await a sharp repremand from those in the know for peddling untruths, see if I care, I will take it like a man $smack$
You're absolutely......correct. The Town & Country Planning Act was introduced in 1947.  $good$
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Post by: DaveR on January 20, 2012, 10:00:03 PM
Which establishment is this in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: snowcap on January 20, 2012, 10:35:46 PM
is it the conservative club and they are saving on the electric
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Post by: Fester on January 21, 2012, 12:10:16 AM
Is that my jacket or Mrs Fester's over that hair, mate?

I shall not spoil this question by answering it!   ;)
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Post by: Nemesis on January 21, 2012, 09:03:17 AM
This is only a wild guess, but is it the cafe above the book shop in Madoc Street.?
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 09:21:42 AM
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is it the conservative club and they are saving on the electric
Books in a Conservative club? Come now, Snowcap, you're going into the realms of fantasy now....
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 09:22:17 AM
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This is only a wild guess, but is it the cafe above the book shop in Madoc Street.?
You know, I've never been up to that cafe? No, it's not in Llandudno, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Nemesis on January 21, 2012, 09:24:28 AM
Shall be agog to find out where!--Books fascinate me $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2012, 10:21:52 AM
Coffee Corner, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay.  Very good Breakfasts!    ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 10:24:14 AM
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Coffee Corner, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay.  Very good Breakfasts!    ZXZ
Nice coffee there, too. But it's not the correct answer, I'm afraid. Although it is in the Colwyn Bay area...
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Post by: PC Mike Smith on January 21, 2012, 02:52:24 PM
Is it the Pen Y Bryn in the heights Dave? thought id have a look around the other subjects whilst on my weekend off..
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 03:31:06 PM
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Is it the Pen Y Bryn in the heights Dave? thought id have a look around the other subjects whilst on my weekend off..
You're right, Mike.  $good$ It is the Pen Y Bryn pub in Upper Colwyn Bay, an excellent place for a pint and some great food.
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Post by: martin on January 21, 2012, 03:55:11 PM
For some time we had been thinking of going there for an evening meal, however, having looked at their menu, I am not very impressed by the vegetarian option, I use the singular as there is only one hot vegetarian dish on the menu.  Not impressed.  The chippy it is.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2012, 03:56:38 PM
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  The chippy it is.

And probably cooked in beef dripping!    ZXZ
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Post by: snowcap on January 21, 2012, 04:39:56 PM
you,v made my mouth water at the thought of greasy chips soaked in vinegar
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 21, 2012, 05:05:59 PM
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For some time we had been thinking of going there for an evening meal, however, having looked at their menu, I am not very impressed by the vegetarian option, I use the singular as there is only one hot vegetarian dish on the menu.  Not impressed.  The chippy it is.

We know the feeling wel!l also being veggie (we do eat tuna though  &shake&)
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 05:12:43 PM
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For some time we had been thinking of going there for an evening meal, however, having looked at their menu, I am not very impressed by the vegetarian option, I use the singular as there is only one hot vegetarian dish on the menu.  Not impressed.  The chippy it is.

We know the feeling wel!l also being veggie (we do eat tuna though  &shake&)
They have a lovely menu for us non-vegetarians though...  $dins$  ZXZ

http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/penybryn/menu/ (http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/penybryn/menu/)
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 07:05:01 PM
Whats unusual about this photo of the Pier:
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 21, 2012, 07:34:18 PM
There are NO memorial benches ?
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Post by: dwsi on January 21, 2012, 07:52:14 PM
There's a boat moored at the end of the pier?
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Post by: snowcap on January 21, 2012, 08:13:20 PM
festers cabin is not on it
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 08:19:33 PM
Nay, nay...and thrice nay.  :laugh:

I'll tell you the answer...the pier is painted both green and blue! If you look closely, the handrails are painted blue whilst the shoulder  (the bit of wood that the handrail sits on) is painted green. As to why that is...the Pier was painted green/white up until sometime in the late 1960s, when the now familiar blue/white colour scheme was adopted. Obviously, the changeover was a gradual process!  :laugh: I've always thought maroon/cream would be a great colour scheme for the pier but since they seem unable to paint it at all due to having got rid of all the maintenance staff, maybe I'm being a bit optimistic...  :-X
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 08:44:57 PM
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He also designed many of the buildings in Colwyn Bay itself, including the building that is now Peacocks in Station Road compete with stone pharaohs at first floor level. A very talented architect, the firm still exists today but is now longer based in the area.

http://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/page_practice_history.html (http://www.colwynfoulkes.co.uk/page_practice_history.html)
The Elwy Road housing scheme in Rhos was so successful that architects came from around the world to inspect it, including one of the greatest of them all, Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 08:49:54 PM
Whats going on in this local ceremony, which took place in 1955:
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Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2012, 09:15:33 PM
Laying of Foundation Stone for Ysgol John Bright.
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 09:35:32 PM
It's certainly a foundation stone ceremony...but this is for a public facility in Colwyn Bay that is still in regular use today.
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Post by: Mikethewatch on January 21, 2012, 11:13:49 PM
Is it the Crem at Mochdre?
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Post by: snowcap on January 22, 2012, 12:13:31 AM
is is a builder pointing out how much time they would save if they used the larger brick?
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Post by: dwsi on January 22, 2012, 02:25:21 AM
Laying the foundation stone at Colwyn Bay Crematorium, 16th August 1955
Left to right :- Walter Ashworth (the builder); Leonard Moseley (the architect); John Richard (Jack) Watson (in the background: Clerk of Works for the Council: NB Journal February 2008); Unknown: The Vicar of Llangwstenin, the Rev. J. L. Jones; The Mayor Councillor Edward Jones J.P.; Harold Braithwaite (the Town Clerk); Unknown
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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2012, 09:27:19 AM
It is the Crematorium at Mochdre.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 22, 2012, 09:44:20 AM
Where  can this be seen?

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0355.jpg)
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Post by: hollins on January 22, 2012, 09:58:19 AM
That's a curious one!
Is it in the Victoria Centre?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 22, 2012, 10:02:19 AM
no, it isn't ;D
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Post by: snowcap on January 22, 2012, 12:13:38 PM
looks like a reflection of something in a mirror
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 22, 2012, 12:29:44 PM
I think a clue is needed,  not a mirror and good for a rest to look at the view
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Post by: hollins on January 22, 2012, 01:21:39 PM
Is it a row of memorial benches on the pier?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 22, 2012, 01:25:19 PM
Yes, well done, taken from an unusual angle, amazing how many are there!

 
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0348.jpg)
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Post by: martin on January 22, 2012, 01:32:10 PM
ME Fantastic, I to thought of mirrors, but no further than, great idea, but Hollin's how on earth did you get it? :o
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 22, 2012, 01:37:30 PM
The pic from that angle was erindoor's idea  :laugh:
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Post by: hollins on January 22, 2012, 02:15:34 PM
A brilliant idea! I always take my camera with me these days looking for likely quiz questions but that was a really clever one.
 $good$
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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2012, 03:30:35 PM
Up until the 1990s, there used to be an Audi dealership in Rhos On Sea - where was it?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 22, 2012, 03:39:08 PM
Wasn’t it Rhos County Garage on the corner of Penrhyn Avenue and Colwyn Avenue?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 22, 2012, 05:17:15 PM
Yes!  I took my Audi there for servicing when I lived in Rhos.    $good$
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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2012, 05:27:14 PM
Correct, here's a pic of it:

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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2012, 07:53:16 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this building?
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Post by: dwsi on January 22, 2012, 07:58:34 PM
whiston passage, off york rd http://g.co/maps/5ss3n (http://g.co/maps/5ss3n)
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Post by: martin on January 22, 2012, 08:01:15 PM
Whiston Passage
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Post by: martin on January 22, 2012, 08:10:39 PM
I was parked there last week, but did not know the name of the road, so by the time I had looked at Google maps and Streetview, I was well beaten by the worthy winner dwsi $good$
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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2012, 08:36:39 PM
Yes, now all empty and awaiting demolition/replacement by retirement flats, this was used latterly by CCBC's Highways Dept.
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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2012, 08:41:28 PM
Where is this path in Llandudno?
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Post by: Fester on January 22, 2012, 08:44:02 PM
Is it at the top of Hill Terrace?  Leading to the Headlands Hotel?
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Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2012, 08:47:20 PM
Correct, I knew I was being too generous in not cropping the top of the photo hard enough.  :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2012, 08:57:58 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this stone turret:
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Post by: Fester on January 23, 2012, 09:12:39 PM
Is it on the wall adjoining the car park of The King's Head pub?  Looking towards Bodlondeb apartments?
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Post by: DaveR on January 23, 2012, 09:21:01 PM
Correct.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 29, 2012, 10:45:09 PM
Where in the Three Towns area will you see this

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0519.jpg)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 29, 2012, 10:55:50 PM
The Telford Suspension Bridge?

ME, did you go there before or after lunch in the High Street?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 29, 2012, 11:07:57 PM
 :laugh:  before and after  :)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 29, 2012, 11:14:13 PM
Where in Conwy is this? 

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0571.jpg)
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Post by: dwsi on January 29, 2012, 11:19:39 PM
Palace cinema/Bingo hall http://g.co/maps/exx28 (http://g.co/maps/exx28)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 29, 2012, 11:25:45 PM
Yes, I must find some harder ones!  :laugh:

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Post by: DaveR on February 05, 2012, 04:48:07 PM
Where will you find this in Llandudno?
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Post by: Yorkie on February 05, 2012, 06:19:34 PM
Usual first very wild guess - Caffe Nero!    ZXZ
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Post by: dwsi on February 05, 2012, 07:22:11 PM
On the pier?
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Post by: DaveR on February 05, 2012, 07:39:31 PM
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Usual first very wild guess - Caffe Nero!    ZXZ
Not this time, I'm afraid!
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Post by: DaveR on February 05, 2012, 07:39:59 PM
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On the pier?
Possibly..but where?  8)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on February 05, 2012, 07:54:39 PM
In the Golden Goose?
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Post by: DaveR on February 05, 2012, 07:57:30 PM
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In the Golden Goose?
I'm afraid not. Clue is in the photo!
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Post by: Fester on February 05, 2012, 08:42:23 PM
Its on the Pier, and is part of the Go Karts attraction.    Might even be the 'height restriction' sign?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on February 05, 2012, 08:43:01 PM
Ah... the Kiddies Go-Karts that do not last very long?
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Post by: DaveR on February 05, 2012, 08:47:50 PM
Correct, its part of the backdrop for the Go Karts ride.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 06, 2012, 07:49:43 AM
Where in Llandudno will you find this?

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0767.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0768.jpg)
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Post by: Cambrian on February 06, 2012, 09:04:09 AM
Pant y Wennol ?
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2012, 09:04:40 AM
Its in the cliff wall of the Colonnade, just opposite the entrance to the Grand Hotel. It was originally used a wine cellar for the Hotel before it was bricked up.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 06, 2012, 09:40:08 AM
I knew you would get it Dave  $good$
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Post by: DaveR on February 09, 2012, 08:14:15 PM
Which well known business in Llandudno is in need of a new roof?
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Post by: hollins on February 09, 2012, 08:36:45 PM
Is it Fountains?
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Post by: DaveR on February 09, 2012, 08:38:36 PM
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Is it Fountains?
Well Done, H! Your knowledge of Llandudno Pub Roofs is impressive.  ;D
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Post by: hollins on February 09, 2012, 08:40:44 PM
Not just pub roofs, all roofs!
Sorry, I cheated with street view. ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on February 09, 2012, 09:58:58 PM
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Not just pub roofs, all roofs!
Sorry, I cheated with street view. ;D

That's not cheating - that is an intelligent use of available resources!     ZXZ
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Post by: hollins on February 14, 2012, 03:35:36 PM
Who was the designer of this lettering?
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Post by: Nemesis on February 14, 2012, 04:11:41 PM
Wm. Morris?
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Post by: hollins on February 14, 2012, 04:14:11 PM
No, sorry, but it was done by a designer in the same "Arts and Crafts" period.
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Post by: Mikethewatch on February 14, 2012, 06:47:28 PM
Charles Rennie Macintosh?
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Post by: hollins on February 14, 2012, 06:50:15 PM
No, sorry.
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Post by: dwsi on February 14, 2012, 07:19:13 PM
Eleni Zompolides
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Post by: Yorkie on February 14, 2012, 07:20:18 PM
Eric Gill - typeface or alphabet designed for W H Smith & Sons shops, c1925

Eric Gill designed many fine typefaces including the well-known "Gill Sans". One of his others, that can still on rare occassions be seen, was the corporate typeface used by W H Smith & Sons. W H Smith's, the famous UK based newsagents and booksellers, had a very strong identity for its shops and advertising.

This typeface, with strong links I think to the pen lettering that Gill had studied with Edward Johnston, was to 'guide' the company's signwriters - and it appeared on shop and kiosk fascias, signs and vehicles.
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Post by: Pendragon on February 14, 2012, 07:23:00 PM
Eric Gill?  Sorry Yorkie I posted at the same time.
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Post by: hollins on February 14, 2012, 07:29:21 PM
Well done, you two!
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Post by: Pendragon on February 14, 2012, 07:51:11 PM
This is probably an easy one.  Where in the three towns would you find this ?
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Post by: dwsi on February 14, 2012, 07:55:26 PM
conwy high street
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Post by: Yorkie on February 14, 2012, 08:01:52 PM
Old Princes Theatre
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Post by: Pendragon on February 14, 2012, 08:05:29 PM
Yorkie your wrong sorry.....Dwsi you can't just put Conwy High Street, that's like me putting somewhere in Llandudno  :roll:
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Post by: Bellringer on February 14, 2012, 09:16:14 PM
Is it next door to where Woolworths used to be ie where St David's Hospice is now?
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Post by: Yorkie on February 14, 2012, 09:30:52 PM
Mostyn Restaurant next to Town House, Llandudno - or thereabouts.   I think a Forum Member may have worked there years ago!    ZXZ
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Post by: Pendragon on February 14, 2012, 10:35:48 PM
Nearly Bellringer  :D
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Post by: dwsi on February 14, 2012, 11:40:52 PM
the wine shop, was lipton's in the 1970's
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Post by: Pendragon on February 15, 2012, 12:08:43 AM
Yep Dwsi that's the one  D)
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Post by: hollins on February 15, 2012, 09:29:04 AM
This sign seems faintly ridiculous to me but anyway where is it?
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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2012, 09:43:34 AM
Front of St. Johns Church in Mostyn Street. I've noticed that sign too!
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Post by: hollins on February 15, 2012, 09:48:43 AM
Yes, well done!
Do they think the railings are going to leap out and get you?
Here is one more from yesterday's visit and then I will leave you all alone!
Where is this photo taken?
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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2012, 09:55:05 AM
One of the cafes in the shops in Parc Llandudno? Maybe Debenhams?
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Post by: hollins on February 15, 2012, 09:58:42 AM
First part right, but not Debenhams.
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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2012, 10:03:52 AM
BHS?
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Post by: hollins on February 15, 2012, 10:05:33 AM
Yes, well done.
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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2012, 10:24:28 AM
What's the cafe like in there? One of the very few I've never been in...  :D  :laugh:
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Post by: Nemesis on February 15, 2012, 10:26:02 AM
Not been for a while, but when we did-- :(
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Post by: Fester on February 15, 2012, 10:40:54 AM
I bought some Xmas pressies in BHS, and every year they give customers offer vouchers for use in the Cafe.

We have been 3 times since Xmas, and had ''buy one get one free'' on main courses.   Excellent, really enjoyed it.

The coffee is very good too.   Roll on next Xmas!  VV
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Post by: hollins on February 15, 2012, 10:48:48 AM
Sorry, but to be honest my experience in there yesterday was rather depressing. The cafe was decorated quite nicely but the tables, chairs and floor were covered in crumbs. I just fancied a toasted tea cake so I thought they would have them there which they did. They said they would bring it out to me. I had finshed my luke warm coffee before it arrived and when it did she brought it out unbuttered with one pack of butter on the plate. I had to go back to the till point for a knife and more butter.
I think I have been spoilt in Betty's!
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Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2012, 11:36:24 AM
Poor attention to detail, the great failing of any poorly managed business.  &shake&
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Post by: Fester on February 15, 2012, 08:16:20 PM
BHS cafe is no Betty's thats for sure...

But, when I had lunch in there a week or two ago, I too noticed that the area I was sitting was not as clean as I would like.

So..... I mentioned it, and it was put right immediately.

Mmmmmmmm Shepherds Pie.  $dins$ $dins$
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Post by: hollins on February 24, 2012, 08:56:22 AM
What is the name of the company that made this tiled panel and where is it?
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Post by: DaveR on February 24, 2012, 09:03:32 AM
I know this one but aren't saying...  8)

The sad thing is that 99% of people that pass this store never even notice them.  :(
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 24, 2012, 09:55:33 AM
W H Smiths (I think!)
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Post by: hollins on February 24, 2012, 10:18:29 AM
That was nice of you DaveR to keep it going a bit longer!
ME, you are right it is Smiths but who made the tiles?
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Post by: hollins on February 25, 2012, 10:26:41 AM
No guesses for the maker of the tiles so here is the answer in this article I found. If you scroll down it there are photos of all four of the panels that are still there at W H Smiths in Llandudno.

http://pooleimages.co.uk/carters.aspx (http://pooleimages.co.uk/carters.aspx)
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Post by: DaveR on February 25, 2012, 10:47:01 AM
The W H Smiths in Colwyn has stained glass images of famous authors in its verandah:

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1035/1448147759_793b09505c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/1448147759/)
Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/1448147759/#) by [davidrobertsphotography] (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 03, 2012, 06:48:03 PM
A well known object in Llandudno, from an unusual angle, what, where etc?  ;D

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0850.jpg)
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Post by: SDQ on March 03, 2012, 07:39:43 PM
Is it the windmill from upper Mostyn Street?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 03, 2012, 08:04:28 PM
Yes,  $good$
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Post by: Bri Roberts on March 03, 2012, 10:31:03 PM
Well done, SDQ.

Now why did I think it was the sea king helicopter seen from in front of the toll house down below Happy Valley?

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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 03, 2012, 10:35:40 PM
 :laugh:
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Post by: dwsi on March 06, 2012, 11:15:57 PM
What are the names of the four ghosts in PacMan?
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Post by: SDQ on March 07, 2012, 05:03:00 AM
Wow, this is a blast from the past!
PacMan's four enemies were called
Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde if my
memory serves me well from my
mis-spent youth.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 07, 2012, 10:12:11 AM
Otherwise coloured and named

Red =  Shadow  = Blinky
Pink = Speedy  = Pinky
Cyan = Bashful  = Inky
Orange = Pokey = Clyde

 $good$
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Post by: Hugo on March 12, 2012, 03:33:05 PM
Where and what is this?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 12, 2012, 04:43:09 PM
I know where and what it is and I was tempted to have it myself for a quiz question! I'll let someone else have a go :D
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Post by: Cambrian on March 12, 2012, 04:49:17 PM
Looks a bit like Ffynnon Sadwrn - situated about half way up the road of that name. An old well.
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Post by: Hugo on March 12, 2012, 05:13:32 PM
Well done, it is Ffynnon Sadwrn.  I've been that way may times in the past and never realised where it was, although the signpost gives a big clue.
I read about it in Christopher Draper's book "Walks in LLandudno" and thought I'd have a look today.
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Post by: dwsi on March 12, 2012, 06:43:28 PM
Where in Llandudno there was a flower shop and before that a fruit and veg shop but neither ever traded as a business?
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Post by: DaveR on March 12, 2012, 07:13:46 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2642/3804726411_2359861a55_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/3804726411/)
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Post by: dwsi on March 12, 2012, 07:55:35 PM
Well done. I knew you'd get that one  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 16, 2012, 10:39:04 PM
This afternoon I went to this small mine, it's within easy walking distance of where I live, does anyone know where it is? (I don't know it's name though!)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0977.jpg)

an old wagon inside still
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0981.jpg)

it goes in quite a way
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0989.jpg)

coming back to the outside world
(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0990.jpg)
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Post by: Hugo on March 17, 2012, 01:48:43 PM
I was going to say the Little Orme but as you've moved then I'll have a pop at Bryn Euryn although I've never seen it there.    ?{}?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 17, 2012, 02:20:06 PM
Sorry Hugo, it's not Bryn Euryn. Not a million miles away though!
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Post by: Cambrian on March 17, 2012, 03:22:11 PM
Llangwstennin ? 
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 17, 2012, 03:43:01 PM
Yes, that's near enough for me, as I said I do not know the mine's name. Does anyone know the history of it?
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Post by: DaveR on March 17, 2012, 04:01:28 PM
It's not a mine, it's a limestone quarry. The hole though the hill pictured carried a conveyor belt that carried the rock though to the loading bays on the Mochdre side.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 17, 2012, 04:16:02 PM
When you go in it, it branches off in at least 3 different directions, next time I go I will have a much more powerful torch. There are also further big holes lower down, it does look like mining on a small scale below the limestone quarry at the top.
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Post by: Cambrian on March 17, 2012, 04:17:30 PM
I have not been there for several years but it looks like the entrance to the old Llangwstennin Limestone Quarry. There was a loading bank alongside the Penybont Road and this adit was somewhere above that.  The area is now much overgrown. I think this was the last working limestone quarry on the Creuddyn Peninsula.  I can recall many years ago small ex-army lorries trundling around the area bearing the title "Llangwstennin Lime".  They must have produced lime there for sale to local farms.
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Post by: Cambrian on March 17, 2012, 04:40:27 PM
Sorry my previous reply was drafted before I had seen DaveR's.

At first glance, it is a puzzle as to why there would have been a rail system (you can see the flanges on the truck's wheels) as well as the conveyor - which I do recall seeing the belt from. Perhaps there was a rail system within the quarry which was used to move stone to a crusher plant and the product then discharged to lorries via the conveyor belt through the tunnel. That begs the question as to how the truck comes to be upside down in the tunnel.
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Post by: Hugo on March 22, 2012, 07:53:52 PM
I noticed this the other day, where is it?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 22, 2012, 08:34:40 PM
Dovecote by Wainright Close, Rhos on Sea.
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Post by: Hugo on March 22, 2012, 10:10:20 PM
Well done ME       &well&
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Post by: Fester on April 04, 2012, 09:25:03 PM
Where in the Three Towns Area will you find this imposing mantlepiece?

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Post by: dwsi on April 04, 2012, 09:28:08 PM
your front room?  ;D
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Post by: DaveR on April 18, 2012, 10:06:11 PM
No-one has guessed Fester's quiz photo, so I shall reveal that it is the interior of Wetherspoons pub in Colwyn Bay.  $good$
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Post by: DaveR on April 18, 2012, 10:08:55 PM
A very old door handle in the Three Towns area...but where is it?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 18, 2012, 10:36:49 PM
Nice posidrive screws on the old door!
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Post by: Fester on April 18, 2012, 11:58:13 PM
The tiny Saxon chapel on Rhos seafront?
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Post by: DaveR on April 19, 2012, 08:12:08 AM
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The tiny Saxon chapel on Rhos seafront?
I'm sure St Trillo would not be thrilled to be referred to as a Saxon!

This door handle is actually within the town of Conwy.
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Post by: Nemesis on April 19, 2012, 08:30:52 AM
St Mary's????
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Post by: DaveR on April 19, 2012, 08:33:30 AM
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St Mary's????
That's not the one.  &shake&
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Post by: Fester on April 19, 2012, 10:25:47 PM
My profound apologies go to St Trillo.
I assumed, due to the Saxon styling of the chapel in Rhos, that he must have been Saxon.
But no!   According to the internet extract (below), he actually was a Breton (from Brittany) who may have fled from the Saxons.

I wrongly assumed that because he was too late to be Roman, too early to be Norman, he must be Celt or Saxon.
I ruled out Celt because he was a missionary,  and they were a bit too hostile for that in the 6th Century.


1. St Trillo,
Where did he live?
From the early 3rd century, the Bretons fled both the problems of the land as well as the invasions of the Saxons. They left the British Isles to settle in Armorica and gave her her name - BRITTANY. Progressively the Breton language took over from the vernacular Latin.
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Post by: Llechwedd on April 20, 2012, 11:52:39 AM
OOOH Fester. Celts in Ireland and Wales got Christianity before the English. Most Saxon churches don't survive because they were made of wood so don't know where you got the Saxon architecture from.
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Post by: Hugo on April 20, 2012, 04:20:00 PM
Is it St Benedics in Gyffin?
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Post by: DaveR on April 20, 2012, 06:02:59 PM
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Is it St Benedics in Gyffin?
It's not a Church or Chapel.  ;)
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Post by: Jack on April 20, 2012, 06:07:45 PM
Plas Mawr?
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Post by: dwsi on April 20, 2012, 06:39:34 PM
The Albion?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2012, 08:59:14 PM
The Merchants House.
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Post by: JasonW on April 20, 2012, 09:37:26 PM
On the Quay, Door near the Toilets?
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Post by: JasonW on April 20, 2012, 09:53:58 PM
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On the Quay, Door near the Toilets?
Wrong, Conwy has a lot of old wooden doors
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Post by: DaveR on April 20, 2012, 10:24:03 PM
Are you answering your own guesses now, Jason?!  :D

By way of a clue...the building is on Castle Street.
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Post by: Hugo on April 20, 2012, 10:37:28 PM
It's that old derelict pub that was built in 1589.   Don't remember the name though.
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Post by: DaveR on April 20, 2012, 10:39:11 PM
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It's that old derelict pub that was built in 1589.   Don't remember the name though.
I think we can let you have that one, Hugo!  :D It is indeed the Black Lion in Castle Street.
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Post by: JasonW on April 21, 2012, 09:26:44 AM
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Are you answering your own guesses now, Jason?!  :D

By way of a clue...the building is on Castle Street.
Someone emailed me to tell me I was wrong and then told me the answer, but I couldn't take the credit so didn't post the answer. $good$
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Post by: DaveR on April 21, 2012, 10:23:20 AM
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Someone emailed me to tell me I was wrong and then told me the answer, but I couldn't take the credit so didn't post the answer. $good$
They could always post on the Forum themselves....   ;)
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Post by: DaveR on April 21, 2012, 08:51:57 PM
What derelict building is this in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: JasonW on April 21, 2012, 09:38:51 PM
Market Hall, Colwyn Bay?
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Post by: DaveR on April 21, 2012, 10:35:30 PM
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Market Hall, Colwyn Bay?
Correct! I thought photographing it from the back would fool people....  8)
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Post by: JasonW on April 28, 2012, 06:17:54 PM
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Market Hall, Colwyn Bay?
Correct! I thought photographing it from the back would fool people....  8)
I tend to look at things from a different viewpoint.  ;)
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Post by: DaveR on May 01, 2012, 07:04:13 PM
Where in Llandudno is this?
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Post by: Hugo on May 01, 2012, 07:56:39 PM
I bet ME knows the answer judging by all that pigeon poop! 

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Post by: Nemesis on May 01, 2012, 08:06:03 PM
Inside the Clarence?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 01, 2012, 08:16:16 PM
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I bet ME knows the answer judging by all that pigeon poop!

 L0L. None of my birds were involved! :D
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Post by: snowcap on May 01, 2012, 08:28:03 PM
you must know your birds well ME, not many would be able to identify there pigeon poop
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Post by: dwsi on May 01, 2012, 08:43:21 PM
grand theatre - broadway boulevard?
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Post by: DaveR on May 01, 2012, 09:53:25 PM
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grand theatre - broadway boulevard?
Well done, Dwsi, its the inside of the top tower room seen in this photo:
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Post by: dwsi on May 01, 2012, 10:03:09 PM
whoop whoop!  $bounce$

What was the purpose of the room in the theatre's heyday?
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Post by: DaveR on May 01, 2012, 10:11:29 PM
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whoop whoop!  $bounce$

What was the purpose of the room in the theatre's heyday?
Probably just storage. It only exists to give the building a tower, really. The whole building is full of disused rooms, which would have once been dressing rooms, props, costumes etc. It's a real maze on the upper floors and the alterations to the layout caused by the Nightclub have made it even worse. We crawled through this hole at the top of a disused staircase and found ourselves behind the counter in one of the upper bars in the Boulevard!
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Post by: hollins on May 03, 2012, 05:49:23 PM
Where will you find this light fitting?
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Post by: DaveR on May 03, 2012, 06:05:17 PM
I know this one but I'll leave it for someone else to guess.  ;)
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Post by: hollins on May 03, 2012, 06:16:51 PM
It's my ambition to find one you don't know!
I've still not got over you knowing the concrete wall in the Oriel Mostyn in about 5 mins flat!
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Post by: DaveR on May 03, 2012, 06:25:25 PM
It's just the eye for detail all good photographers have.  ;)
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Post by: Nemesis on May 03, 2012, 06:49:22 PM
OMG--mind your ears ! :roll:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 03, 2012, 06:54:59 PM
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It's my ambition to find one you don't know!
I've still not got over you knowing the concrete wall in the Oriel Mostyn in about 5 mins flat!

The concrete wall was the only thing worth looking at when we looked last year!
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Post by: Fester on May 03, 2012, 09:15:29 PM
 _))* _))*   Thats true.... its rubbish isn't it?

There was a young lady who served me coffee that was quite easy on the eye though.

Now, back to Hollin's question.... Hmmm, where would she patronise, that Dave R might also frequent?

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Post by: DaveR on May 03, 2012, 09:18:11 PM
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Now, back to Hollin's question.... Hmmm, where would she patronise, that Dave R might also frequent?
..and it would unlikely to see Fester in.....  :laugh:
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Post by: Fester on May 03, 2012, 09:19:06 PM
A library?    :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on May 03, 2012, 09:51:05 PM
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A library?    :laugh:
You've got it!  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 03, 2012, 09:53:34 PM
Do they sell coffee in the library?  ;D
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Post by: Trojan on May 25, 2012, 09:14:16 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find Salford Villa?
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Post by: Jack on May 25, 2012, 09:17:04 PM
James Street?
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Post by: Trojan on May 25, 2012, 09:20:31 PM
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James Street?

Yes, very good Jack!  $good$
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Post by: Trojan on May 25, 2012, 09:22:14 PM
Incidently, Salford House was nearby on Deganwy Ave.
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Post by: Trojan on May 25, 2012, 09:24:46 PM
Where in Llandudno is this storage room?
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Post by: Trojan on May 25, 2012, 10:58:53 PM
Clues: 1. The above shot was taken through a pane of glass.

2. Dave R has never been, but would love to go there. (must be the only place in town that has escaped his camera lens)
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2012, 11:21:46 PM
 :laugh:  $good$ I can see bits of a balustrade and what looks like old park benches.Some sort of Council storage shed on Builder street?
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Post by: Trojan on May 25, 2012, 11:55:01 PM
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:laugh:  $good$ I can see bits of a balustrade and what looks like old park benches.Some sort of Council storage shed on Builder street?

 $happy$ Oh no, miles from Builder street.

It was once a Victorian workshop.
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Post by: DaveR on May 25, 2012, 11:58:23 PM
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:laugh:  $good$ I can see bits of a balustrade and what looks like old park benches.Some sort of Council storage shed on Builder street?

 $happy$ Oh no, miles from Builder street.

It was once a Victorian workshop.
Ahhhh...how about at the side of the Empire Hotel then, the builder's workshop?
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Post by: Trojan on May 26, 2012, 12:01:52 AM
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:laugh:  $good$ I can see bits of a balustrade and what looks like old park benches.Some sort of Council storage shed on Builder street?

 $happy$ Oh no, miles from Builder street.

It was once a Victorian workshop.
Ahhhh...how about at the side of the Empire Hotel then, the builder's workshop?

 $happy$ No, but you're much warmer than Builder St.
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Post by: Fester on May 26, 2012, 12:08:16 AM
Is that an old computer screen up in the top corner??
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Post by: Trojan on May 26, 2012, 12:12:38 AM
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Is that an old computer screen up in the top corner??

Looks like it.

Must be 30 years since I was last inside. It's much more cluttered now than it was back then. :votive:
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Post by: SDQ on May 26, 2012, 12:46:27 AM
Breton Street?
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Post by: Trojan on May 26, 2012, 01:02:35 AM
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Breton Street?

Ooooh no, up by the Empire was warmer.
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Post by: DaveR on May 26, 2012, 08:59:25 AM
How about...somewhere around here? ;)

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Post by: Yorkie on May 26, 2012, 11:24:44 AM
Haulfre Gardens storeroom.
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Post by: Trojan on May 26, 2012, 01:26:23 PM
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How about...somewhere around here? ;)

Getting even warmer now Dave.  8)

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Post by: Trojan on May 26, 2012, 01:30:27 PM
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Haulfre Gardens storeroom.

No, not quite.

If that computer was working and with a bit of a clear-out, it would make an excellent man cave.  ;D
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Post by: Trojan on May 26, 2012, 01:37:30 PM
The 'proprietor' of the workshop lived in Tan-yr-Ogo Terrace and at one time the premises housed the oldest known piece of art in Wales.
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Post by: Nemesis on May 26, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
Kendrick's cave
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Post by: Trojan on May 27, 2012, 04:03:44 PM
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Kendrick's cave

You've got it Nemesis.  &well&
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Post by: DaveR on May 27, 2012, 06:27:02 PM
Isn't that someone's garden you're wandering around in, mate?!  :laugh:
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Post by: Trojan on May 30, 2012, 07:18:42 PM
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Isn't that someone's garden you're wandering around in, mate?!  :laugh:

 ;D

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Post by: Hugo on June 10, 2012, 07:43:19 PM
I've been here too Hollins but can you remember where this is?   
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Post by: hollins on June 10, 2012, 08:20:55 PM
Ha! No idea!!!!
I leave it to some local expert??
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Post by: Hugo on June 10, 2012, 10:24:40 PM
Is this a toughie Hollins?   I thought that you could have made an educated guess at least as you've driven part there many times!     ???
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Post by: Hugo on June 11, 2012, 10:22:55 AM
It's roadside not riverside though which is strange!           $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on June 11, 2012, 12:24:26 PM
Another little clue.....  it's in Llandudno.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 11, 2012, 01:32:08 PM
Riverside Court Flats.
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Post by: Hugo on June 11, 2012, 02:02:45 PM
Nice try Yorkie but I'm afraid that it's not correct.     The river bit is open to interpretation!      $walesflag$

But by George he would have been proud of his building although he's never lived in it.  In fact I don't think anyone ever has.      ???
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Post by: Hugo on June 11, 2012, 04:48:40 PM
Here's a better photo does it ring a bell now?
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Post by: Nemesis on June 11, 2012, 06:55:30 PM
I'm guessing here-- a school-- St Georges?
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Post by: Hugo on June 11, 2012, 07:20:57 PM
That's a good guess Nemesis but guess which school it is because it's not St Georges.
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Post by: SDQ on June 11, 2012, 08:20:35 PM
This has been driving me mad all afternoon but I think I've finally got it.
Ysgol Bodafon
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Post by: Hugo on June 11, 2012, 10:38:55 PM
Well done SDQ, it is Ysgol Bodafon.        &well&

 The architect for the school was George Felton of Mostyn Estates and he designed the attractive Gothic design for both the school and the school house next door where the headmaster lived.
The school must have got its name from the nearby Bodafon Farm and the Welsh names used to have a special meaning.
Bod  =  home
Afon =  river
but this has always puzzled me as I'm unaware of a river being there although there was a thatched cottage in the area east of Bodafon fields that was called Adwy Rhydd (Ford of the stream) so there must have been a watercourse there at some time. Chris Draper did also say in a book that the Mostyn Estates altered the drainage and as a result  Ffynnon Sadwrn had its flow of water reduced
Hollins, the school is at the back of the Bodafon fields.
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Post by: hollins on June 12, 2012, 08:45:24 AM
Thanks for the explanation Hugo. Good question! You had everyone guessing on that one I think.
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Post by: Bellringer on June 12, 2012, 08:46:44 AM
George Felton was also the architect for Holy Trinity Church and I think he was Mostyn Estates' architect wasn't he?
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Post by: Hugo on June 12, 2012, 11:21:50 AM
Yes he was Bellringer and to be fair to him the buildings look very good even today.  The school house is now privately occupied and no longer connected to the school, having been sold by Mostyn Estates in 1990.
I was talking about the school house just a few weeks ago and by coincidence the friend and former colleague whom I had known for many years told me that he lived there years ago when his father was Headmaster at the school!
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Post by: DaveR on June 26, 2012, 10:50:05 PM
Where will you find this conservatory like structure in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 27, 2012, 02:37:32 AM
Colwyn bay railway station?
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Post by: DaveR on June 27, 2012, 07:22:31 AM
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Colwyn bay railway station?
Correct!  $good$ I was hoping the angle would baffle people a little longer... :P
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 27, 2012, 04:02:00 PM
It did confuse me a little bit from the angle. D)
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 27, 2012, 04:12:09 PM
this one is most probably too easy for you all on here.
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Post by: Quiggs on June 27, 2012, 04:16:35 PM
Generator Room, on the Coast Artillery Gunsite, West shore.  Been in there hundreds of times.   :D
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 27, 2012, 04:39:29 PM
Correct, did say it would be to easy for you all on here. $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 27, 2012, 05:13:22 PM
If it helps to make you feel better, I had no idea as I've never been down there!  :laugh:
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 27, 2012, 05:50:14 PM
Haha thanks .Im not finished yet. WWW
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 27, 2012, 05:53:20 PM
Try this one, I am pretty sure I know where it is but dont shout if I'm wrong. >>>
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Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2012, 06:01:27 PM
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Try this one, I am pretty sure I know where it is but dont shout if I'm wrong. >>>

Third field on the left after you pass what's its name.  Ponies called Peter and Paul! ZXZ
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 27, 2012, 06:05:09 PM
Close its silver and fairy. 1934.
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 27, 2012, 06:09:29 PM
Heres an easier one D)
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Post by: Jack on June 27, 2012, 07:33:25 PM
Sychnant Pass?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2012, 08:25:00 PM
Looking towards Capelulo and Glyn Uchaf house.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2012, 08:26:50 PM
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Close its silver and fairy. 1934.

I wasn't even born then! ZXZ
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 28, 2012, 05:49:04 PM
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Sychnant Pass?
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Yes it's sychnant pass 1933. According to date on the postcard
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 28, 2012, 05:50:56 PM
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Close its silver and fairy. 1934.

I wasn't even born then! ZXZ
;D The one with the 2 ponies is related to a Sir and lady Letts and is a hill in the llandudno area.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 28, 2012, 06:54:51 PM
Oh! The Letts of Eryl Fryn, Llandudno!

 Z**
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Post by: Gixer181 on June 28, 2012, 07:15:40 PM
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Oh! The Letts of Eryl Fryn, Llandudno!

 Z**
Thats the one. The card is for xmas 1934 given to my nain.
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Post by: hollins on June 28, 2012, 09:42:51 PM
A shed built around a tree!
Where is it?
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Post by: Hugo on June 29, 2012, 05:08:43 PM
I thought that it was on the lower slopes of the Orme at first but now I must admit that I'm truly conkered.     ???
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Post by: hollins on June 29, 2012, 05:17:59 PM
Sorry Hugo but it isn't on the Orme. I wish I could think up some clever cryptic clues like you do but I am hopeless on that sort of thing.
However here is a clue, it is not too far from a recently renamed road.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 29, 2012, 07:42:09 PM
It's near Bodysgallen Hall just off Wormhout Way - maybe!    _))*
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Post by: hollins on June 29, 2012, 07:54:56 PM
Close, it is in the drive behind the 1620 Bistro at Bodysgallen Hall.
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Post by: Hugo on June 30, 2012, 09:45:39 AM
Have you been dining out again Hollins?       $dins$     $good$
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Post by: hollins on June 30, 2012, 10:06:50 AM
Yes, but not in the bistro. We ate in the main house dining room.
We had the excellent value lunch menu which is £19 for two courses and £23 for three.
I had smoked salmon with poached egg and asparagus, roast lamb with cabbage and fennel potatoes and creme brulee with shortbread. It was all delicious with excellent service and we were sat at the table in the window which has a beautiful view, (see photo below).
All this and you can feel that you are helping the National Trust!
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Post by: Hugo on June 30, 2012, 12:47:10 PM
That sounds absolutely delicious and you've made me want to book a meal now.      $good$   
I must admit that I prefer the main house restaurant to the 1620 bistro and last time we were at the main house we also sat at that same table that you were at.  It's really good value and a lovely experience too.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 30, 2012, 01:45:50 PM
Sounds absolutely fantastic!  Do they by any chance do a Pensioner's rate?  Or could me and the Mrs share a meal?    _))*
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Post by: ormegolf on June 30, 2012, 09:20:44 PM
  Is Bodysgallen operated b the National Trust? If so, I am surprised I had'nt realised that Mike
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Post by: DaveR on June 30, 2012, 09:32:51 PM
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Sounds absolutely fantastic!  Do they by any chance do a Pensioner's rate?  Or could me and the Mrs share a meal?    _))*
If you can afford to go on a cruise, Yorkie, you could probably afford a meal in Bodysgallen without a discount, I'd have thought?  ;)
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Post by: hollins on June 30, 2012, 09:42:26 PM
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  Is Bodysgallen operated b the National Trust? If so, I am surprised I had'nt realised that Mike

Yes, the previous owner of Historic House hotels gave them to the National Trust in 2008. Many of the staff seem to be the same as before the donation.
Here is a link to the homepage,

http://www.historichousehotels.com/ (http://www.historichousehotels.com/)
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Post by: ormegolf on June 30, 2012, 10:38:53 PM
   Thanks Hollins. I had no idea. I drive past it every day, once or twice I've been within the grounds and maybe as far as the reception.   --------   No, I was'ent thrown out, I was merely trying to put a few leaflets in a rack.    Mike
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Post by: Fester on July 01, 2012, 12:38:30 AM
Its Mrs Fester's birthday soon,  and she has wanted a spa session and a meal at Bodysgallen for quite a while now.

This recent discussion has encouraged me to get them booked!   Thanks Hollins.  $thanx$
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Post by: Yorkie on July 01, 2012, 08:40:15 AM
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Sounds absolutely fantastic!  Do they by any chance do a Pensioner's rate?  Or could me and the Mrs share a meal?    _))*
If you can afford to go on a cruise, Yorkie, you could probably afford a meal in Bodysgallen without a discount, I'd have thought?  ;)

The reason I can afford a Cruise is because I save my pennies by not eating at overpriced cafes!   _))*

Best lunch is Cafe Dewi at St David's Hospice!    Soup and Sandwich for under £3.                                       
I couldn't eat 3 courses for lunch, or even dinner for that matter!   ZXZ
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Post by: Nemesis on July 01, 2012, 08:52:40 AM
Well said Yorkie-- but I wouldn't want a cruise either.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 01, 2012, 10:23:40 AM
Same here, but I spend it on classic cars instead!  ;D
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Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2012, 10:39:08 AM
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Its Mrs Fester's birthday soon,  and she has wanted a spa session and a meal at Bodysgallen for quite a while now.

This recent discussion has encouraged me to get them booked!   Thanks Hollins.  $thanx$

I'm sure that Mrs Fester will really appreciate that treat and I'd recommend the Main Building for that extra bit of pampering.  It's a great experience and have a walk around the grounds after if you're not too full.
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Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2012, 03:39:21 PM
  Or could me and the Mrs share a meal?    _))*
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I've heard the expression  "going Dutch" but that's ridiculous Yorkie,         ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on July 01, 2012, 04:12:07 PM
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  Or could me and the Mrs share a meal?    _))*

I've heard the expression  "going Dutch" but that's ridiculous Yorkie,         ZXZ
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Not so ridiculous when you have such small appetites as we have!    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time!
Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2012, 05:08:54 PM
Fair play then Yorkie, I'll let you off.   
   On a serious note one of the meanest men I've ever seen was at the Downing Arms in Bodfari. He was an old Welsh farmer and he ordered one mixed grill and two plates so that he could share the meal with his wife.  He then ordered a pint and came back when the glass was nearly empty and asked the barmaid for a third of a pint of beer to go in his nearly empty glass.
I know what his trick was and that was for her to fill his glass up and only be charged for a third of the price.
The barmaid must have known the guy though and politely explained that the measures are only for a pint or a half so he agreed to pay for the half and then she filled a half pint glass and poured that into his nearly empty pint glass.
His face was a picture of disappointment.
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Post by: Jack on July 03, 2012, 10:20:48 PM
Who is this politician and what is his connection to the Three Towns Area?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 03, 2012, 10:39:01 PM
Is it William Morris Hughes who was a pupil at a school in Cwlach Street, Llandudno and later became Prime Minister of Australia?
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Post by: Ludo on July 04, 2012, 12:22:15 AM
Lord Woolton - creator of the Woolton Pie. I don't know his connection to Llandudno though....
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Post by: Jack on July 04, 2012, 07:51:33 AM
Sorry Bri you aren't correct however Ludo is right that it is Lord Woolton, any ideas with the connection to the Three Towns Area?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 04, 2012, 08:10:59 AM
Lord Woolton made the opening speech of the 1948 Tory Conference held in our Pier Pavillion.
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Post by: Jack on July 04, 2012, 08:44:56 AM
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Lord Woolton made the opening speech of the 1948 Tory Conference held in our Pier Pavillion.

Excellent Bri, I didn't know that!  The connection I was thinking of was that Lord Woolton was the Minister of Food during WW2, the Ministry of Food was relocated to Colwyn Bay and Lord Woolton himself was billeted in 'The Killer' (Station Hotel) in Llandudno Junction whenever he came up to the Ministry from London.
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Post by: Nemesis on July 04, 2012, 09:58:13 AM
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Is it William Morris Hughes who was a pupil at a school in Cwlach Street, Llandudno and later became Prime Minister of Australia?

Here he is--- "The Little Digger"--He lived in Abbey Road as a child.
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Post by: Hugo on July 19, 2012, 09:35:06 AM
Another easy one. What job did the person living in this house do until 1989 ?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 19, 2012, 11:55:42 AM
Is that a face in the bottom middle pane?   Very spooky!   Was he a Ghost?    :D
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Post by: Hugo on July 19, 2012, 04:13:18 PM
Not a ghost but perhaps they did scare some?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 19, 2012, 04:17:39 PM
Only from your clue--- a policeman?
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Post by: Hugo on July 19, 2012, 04:49:41 PM
That's good thinking Nemesis and you are on the right track but you're not correct.   Now that I've made it so easy perhaps you can tell me the job and the location?       ?{}?
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Post by: 1_rob_1 on July 19, 2012, 05:37:04 PM
Tried to delete this answer, but couldnt find delete :rage:
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Post by: Nemesis on July 19, 2012, 05:49:58 PM
Are we back on WM Hughes?
William Hughes (Billy's father) died in the workhouse in London.
Jane Hughes ( Billy's mother) died from influenza at The Three Cocks Inn in Glazebury on her way to visit her parents in Llansanfraid-y-Mechan in Powys. ( I have her death certificate), not in a train crash at Glastonbury as some history information says.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Hughes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Hughes)
My last link didn't work-- sorry folks!
I actually managed to get into the church in Llansanfraid-y-Mechan last year and photograph the window there, dedicated to Jane Hughes (nee Morris) .
I can get boring on this subject !!!---- but When David Lloyd George came to Llandudno William Morris Hughes brought him to Abbey Road to show him where he had lived as a child.
Enough---or do you want more?
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Post by: Hugo on July 19, 2012, 07:39:21 PM
Pay attention  1 rob 1 and stand in the corner.        $smack$

 You too Nemesis if you keep on talking.        &shake& &shake&
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Post by: Bellringer on July 19, 2012, 08:45:14 PM
Is it Bodafon School and the person living there a teacher?
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Post by: Hugo on July 19, 2012, 10:19:17 PM
It's not quite correct but near enough so I'll give you that Bellringer.     &well&

There are two separate buildings there, the school and the Schoolhouse which was completed before the end of the 1872 academic year and immediately occupied by the first schoolmistress.   It's the Headmaster's home or was until it was sold by Mostyn Estates in 1990
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Post by: snowcap on July 20, 2012, 12:15:06 AM
l think bellmaster was spot on ,is a headmaster not still a teacher?
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Post by: Hugo on July 20, 2012, 07:52:46 AM
Our Headmaster didn't take lessons but had more pay!

100 lines for Snowcap " I must not answer back"   and detention afterwards
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Post by: Nemesis on July 20, 2012, 02:00:52 PM
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Pay attention  1 rob 1 and stand in the corner.        $smack$

 You too Nemesis if you keep on talking.        &shake& &shake&

Haven't time-- still cleaning, washing and ironing. :P
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Post by: Cambrian on July 20, 2012, 04:25:34 PM
I think the last headteacher who lived there was Stan Mason.  He continued to live there after he retired.
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Post by: Hugo on July 20, 2012, 07:00:49 PM
I have known his son Alwyn for years and didn't know until Alwyn told me recently that his father was Headmaster at the school and that they lived in the Headmaster's House.
Didn't realise that Stan Mason was the last Head to live there either.
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Post by: 1_rob_1 on July 20, 2012, 09:01:21 PM
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Our Headmaster didn't take lessons but had more pay!

100 lines for Snowcap " I must not answer back"   and detention afterwards

Hugo or Hitler - Both begin with H & both are/were control freaks!!!  :laugh:
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Post by: 1_rob_1 on July 20, 2012, 09:53:21 PM
Sorry Hugo ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on July 21, 2012, 01:52:52 PM
Where is this?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 21, 2012, 05:40:43 PM
On a Horse Trough.   Go on say "Nay!"    ;D
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Post by: Nemesis on July 21, 2012, 06:58:52 PM
Nay !!!
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Post by: Hugo on July 22, 2012, 12:11:14 PM
I've no idea whatsoever but as you take Frizzy on the Orme I suspect it's somewhere around St Tudno's Church.   I'll try a go at the Roman Well along the wall by the farm.
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Post by: Nemesis on July 22, 2012, 01:29:00 PM
Yes Hugo it is on the Orme, but no-where near the Roman Well.
The pic. was actually taken by a friend of mine who was on a walk last Thurs---- I'd never seen the article in question, but I intend seeking it out on my next drive.
Now there is a clue for you.
P.S. I did ask his permission to pinch his photo ! ;D
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Post by: SDQ on July 22, 2012, 02:24:03 PM
Is it on the Marine Drive as you approach the lighthouse?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 22, 2012, 04:12:28 PM
Ffynnon Gaseg just after passing Rest and be Thankful on side of road.  Z**
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Post by: Hugo on July 22, 2012, 05:52:52 PM
If it's on the ground then I would think that it's in the cafe car park  somewhere?     ???
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Post by: Nemesis on July 22, 2012, 06:18:09 PM
Well you are all getting nearer, but no one seems to be exact.
It isn't on the ground, it's not near Ffynon Gaseg, and not near the lighthouse.
Try again and if no-one gets any nearer I will tell you where it is.
My friend says there are more than one of these ! In the same place !
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Post by: Hugo on July 22, 2012, 06:29:07 PM
What about on the wall of the house immediately before the junction with Llys Helyg Drive ?   Or am I going in the wrong direction.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 22, 2012, 06:51:11 PM
What about next to the post box in the wall near the old Gogarth Hotel?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 22, 2012, 06:57:56 PM
No to both--- wrong end!
If this isn't a big enough clue I will spill the beans !
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Post by: Yorkie on July 22, 2012, 07:05:49 PM
Markers for the main climbs on the Orme .  There is a book of the climbs and I suppose they have to be marked somehow!   ZXZ
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Post by: Nemesis on July 22, 2012, 07:59:47 PM
The shield shaped mark is in the cliff face, on the Marine Drive just after the first big bend, under the overhanging bit where people often leave cars.
No idea if they are anything to do with climbs--- but I will try and find out.
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Post by: Hugo on July 23, 2012, 08:04:54 PM
There was a Coastguard lookout place there at one time, perhaps it had something to do with that.
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Post by: Hugo on July 23, 2012, 08:08:38 PM
Where is this?      Clue:-    it's not on Merddin Emrys's house!
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Post by: hollins on July 23, 2012, 08:27:03 PM
Is it at Bodysgallen Hall?
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Post by: Hugo on July 23, 2012, 08:33:11 PM
That didn't last very long did it.  I thought that you would get it, being a regular for all those dinners there!      ;D

Had a lovely Afternoon Tea there today with a walk around the grounds afterwards to walk it off.     $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 23, 2012, 09:30:41 PM
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Where is this?      Clue:-    it's not on Merddin Emrys's house!

That's my house!  :o.       


Not really!  _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on July 24, 2012, 08:56:42 AM
The pigeons in that loft probably finished up on someone's plate or in a pigeon pie!    :D

Sort of home grown produce!    ;)
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Post by: Nemesis on July 26, 2012, 05:41:25 PM
Here's an easy one (perhaps) for you:-
Where is this little fella?
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Post by: Hugo on July 26, 2012, 06:11:24 PM
He's in the garden of a cottage right at the very end of Cwlach Street.  Those cottages are a terrace of 4 and were called Queen Street in years gone by.
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Post by: Nemesis on July 26, 2012, 08:40:05 PM
Well done Hugo--spot on !
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Post by: BrianP on July 27, 2012, 08:44:37 AM
Where will you find this Lion.
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Post by: Hugo on July 28, 2012, 04:56:38 PM
It's a toughie and I've never seen it before.  The stonework is like many municipal buildings or railways so I'll have a pop at Conwy Railway Station.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 29, 2012, 04:08:00 PM
I quite agree - it could be anywhere. 

As Humphrey Bogart would say, "It could be on any building, in any street, in any town - and you had to pick this one!"    $angry$

I think it's the Guildhall in Conwy for my wild and absurd guess.    Z**
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Post by: DaveR on July 29, 2012, 05:25:10 PM
I think Hugo is very close...very close indeed.  ;)
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Post by: Hugo on July 29, 2012, 05:49:38 PM
Close indeed, I still haven't got a clue where it is.      ???

It looks like a retaining wall of some sort and the stonework doesn't quite match so it may have been done in two stages but that doesn't tell me where it is.
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Post by: Hugo on July 29, 2012, 06:03:38 PM
Another wild guess. The stone work is similar to the wall on Rosemary Lane and as I can't see the Lion perhaps it's on the bridge and facing the railway.         ???
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Post by: Yorkie on July 29, 2012, 06:26:11 PM
Maybe it is on Conwy Police Station - different sort of station!     ZXZ
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 29, 2012, 06:38:29 PM
All Saints Church, Deganwy?
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Post by: Hugo on July 30, 2012, 03:46:42 PM
Dave seems to know where it is but I'm still clueless. How are we doing BrianP any updates or clues would be welcome.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 04:01:24 PM
I am almost sure that it is on the façade of Conwy Police Station, high on the left as you look at it from the statue.  Maybe we shall never know, the quiz-master seems to be absent.    :rage:
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Post by: SDQ on July 30, 2012, 04:25:28 PM
I think Hugo was right with the bridge over the railway
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 04:45:28 PM
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I think Hugo was right with the bridge over the railway

Well, maybe the person who set the question could give a definitive answer and put us out of our misery!   

Maybe there are two lions, or even more, dotted around the County!   WWW
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Post by: DaveR on July 30, 2012, 04:57:42 PM
I can put you out of your misery - it is on the railway bridge at Rosemary Lane in Conwy.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 05:37:58 PM
 :'(
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Post by: Hugo on July 30, 2012, 06:05:03 PM
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I can put you out of your misery - it is on the railway bridge at Rosemary Lane in Conwy.
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Does that mean that my second guess was correct then?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 07:08:10 PM
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Does that mean that my second guess was correct then?

Be pretty mean if they didn't give it to you, Hugo!      $good$
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Post by: Hugo on July 30, 2012, 07:40:07 PM
Thanks Yorkie, you're a real gentleman.     $thanx$

An easier one now.   What business is behind this car   and no naughty comments Yorkie.    &shake&
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 30, 2012, 07:49:28 PM
A hotel business, Hugo, which reminds me does the yellow on the Merrion Hotel comply with Mostyn Estate's rule that the pink hotel breached ?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 07:59:42 PM
It could also be a cafe on ColwyN Bay Promenade by the Cayley Bank.    ££$
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Post by: Hugo on July 30, 2012, 08:40:39 PM
Yorkie's spot on.   It's a kiosk on Rhos Prom by the Colwyn Bay end of the embankment.   When the kiosk is open the car is parked outside.    It serves good food at reasonable prices and is run by a very friendly couple. I drove past one day with the car window open and the smell of bacon baps wafted inside and I just had to stop and buy one.
It's usually very busy which is also a good sign.       $good$
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Post by: DaveR on July 30, 2012, 09:20:07 PM
The only decent catering outlet on the Prom!
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Post by: hollins on July 30, 2012, 09:57:16 PM
I agree, good food and good value. I love sitting there, that's if you can get a seat though as it is always busy.
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Post by: BrianP on July 31, 2012, 02:00:56 PM
Sorry for not replying sooner, I will say all three got it right about the location fo the Lion, Hugo, DAVER and SDQ. It is above the railway at Conway, here is another view
BrianP
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Post by: Fester on July 31, 2012, 08:34:21 PM
Finally Bri!

Now... my turn,  (Dave R is barred from this question)

Where in Llandudno will you find this good looking geezer?

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Post by: snowcap on July 31, 2012, 09:05:33 PM
is it Yorkie on a good day?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 31, 2012, 09:35:34 PM
One of a pair at 83 Church Walks, the end nearest the pier!
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 09:43:51 PM
Is it a bust of the building's owner?
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Post by: Fester on July 31, 2012, 09:48:14 PM
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Is it a bust of the building's owner?

But certainly not his wife..  ;) ;)

Merrdin, I think you might be correct... but I don't know its number .... can you state what the building actually trades as?
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 09:50:03 PM
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Is it a bust of the building's owner?

But certainly not his wife..  ;) ;)
Indeed not, a lovely lady.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 31, 2012, 10:40:29 PM
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Is it a bust of the building's owner?

But certainly not his wife..  ;) ;)

Merrdin, I think you might be correct... but I don't know its number .... can you state what the building actually trades as?
I haven't been past there in months, looking at Google Streetview it seems to sell pizzas
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Post by: Fester on July 31, 2012, 11:10:48 PM
OK.... Merddin, you got it...

These days its the La Taverna Italian restaurant.

How did you answer the question from Streetview?   You obviously had seen the ugly gargoyle itself at some stage?
(No I am not referring to Dave R)   :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 31, 2012, 11:20:42 PM
I remembered seeing the dogs many times, I just checked the location on Streetview which is probably around 3 years out of date!  ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2012, 07:17:03 AM
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One of a pair at 83 Church Walks, the end nearest the pier!

Just imagine what he's like on a bad day!!!!    $angry$
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Post by: Nemesis on August 01, 2012, 08:32:07 AM
 :o :o :o
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Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2012, 08:43:42 AM
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is it Yorkie on a good day?

Put in wrong quote - this is correct one.  Too early in the morning!    ;)
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Post by: hollins on August 06, 2012, 07:59:09 PM
Where will you find this in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 06, 2012, 09:03:32 PM
Haven't a clue and at the moment won't even hazard a guess!   But I'll keep my eyes open.      ZXZ
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Post by: Jack on August 06, 2012, 09:44:52 PM
Bit of a long shot but is it in the park in Old Colwyn opposite Aldi on the main Road?
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Post by: hollins on August 06, 2012, 09:59:52 PM
Oooo Jack, so close I have to give it to you. It is Wynn Gardens and is the entrance on the Wynnstay Road side.
There loads of lovely stone carvings in that park.
Just found this about it,
"Included in the scheme will be artworks and sculptures which are being funded by the Arts Council for Wales through National Lottery sources. "
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Post by: Jack on August 06, 2012, 10:03:39 PM
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Oooo Jack, so close I have to give it to you. It is Wynn Gardens and is the entrance on the Wynnstay Road side.
There loads of lovely stone carvings in that park.
Just found this about it,
"Included in the scheme will be artworks and sculptures which are being funded by the Arts Council for Wales through National Lottery sources. "

Thanks Hollins  :)
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Post by: Hugo on August 26, 2012, 11:38:11 AM
A very hard teaser for the weekend as I've only seen the photo recently.     What is the name of this old cottage?

Clue:-   It's not called Pentre           $walesflag$
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Post by: Nemesis on August 26, 2012, 11:43:11 AM
Invisible?
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Post by: DaveR on August 26, 2012, 12:15:44 PM
That's a tough one, Hugo! :o
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Post by: Hugo on August 26, 2012, 12:17:29 PM
Sorry Nemesis,  I'd have given you a few bonus points if you could have guessed it from that.   :-[

Hopefully here it is
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Post by: Yorkie on August 26, 2012, 04:12:07 PM
My usual wild guess - Ty Gwyn

  ;)
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Post by: Hugo on August 26, 2012, 05:25:45 PM
It's a good start Yorkie but the wrong end of Llandudno I'm afraid.

You would have been able to see it from the Great Orme but the Little Orme and John's Hill were nearer.         $walesflag$
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Post by: Nemesis on August 26, 2012, 06:06:18 PM
Somewhere in the Nant-y-Gamar area?
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Post by: Hugo on August 26, 2012, 06:24:14 PM
Sorry Nemesis, further east near John's Hill and the Little Orme.                 $walesflag$


Can you recognise the road?       
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Post by: Paddy on August 27, 2012, 05:33:45 AM
Is it Bryn Y Bia Road?
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Post by: Hugo on August 27, 2012, 10:22:08 AM
Yes Paddy, that path is the present day Bryn Y Bia Road.   

Opposite John's Hill building  is a hollow and it's ok to walk past it in the daytime but at night it's spooky!!          $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on August 27, 2012, 02:15:07 PM
It's a difficult one, especially as the building is no longer there.   Can't give any easy clues because Yorkie will pounce on them like he did last time so it's making me feel a bit fiendish this weekend.                $walesflag$   
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Post by: Yorkie on August 27, 2012, 04:10:23 PM
I don't suppose . . . . . . . that it would be the original Bodafon School House?   
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Post by: Hugo on August 27, 2012, 04:21:03 PM
I don't think the children would have been that naughty Yorkie but some who actually lived there may have been!      WWW         $walesflag$   

 But no it wasn't the original school.   

Don't forget we're looking for the original Welsh name of the property.           $walesflag$   
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Post by: Yorkie on August 27, 2012, 04:35:27 PM
OK - so what about Swn-y-Mor ?
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Post by: Hugo on August 27, 2012, 04:51:12 PM
What about it Yorkie?         Sound of the sea sounds nice but more appropriate for a place nearer the sea, don't you think?         

Why anyone should call this place by its name I don't know because I wouldn't want to live in a place like that        WWW   $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 27, 2012, 04:59:28 PM
I Diawl Bach or Ty Uffern by your last pictorial clue!    L0L
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Post by: Hugo on August 27, 2012, 05:06:05 PM
Yorkie, you're brill.    You are certainly on the right track and I've given you too many clues already so no more.       I've even told you the answer but it's not one of the ones you have given.

I'm never going to beat Yorkie now!
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Post by: Cambrian on August 27, 2012, 05:29:23 PM
I think it must be Pant yr Ellyll.  One translation would be Ghost's Hollow or Spook's Hollow.  No wonder it was abandoned in 1910!
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Post by: Hugo on August 27, 2012, 05:44:37 PM
Well done Cambrian that's correct, did Ken Dibble's book help?     Yorkie was hot on your heels there but you were able to get it correct.

It was in the hollow opposite Bryn Ifan ( John's Hill) that is the last property on the left as you go up Bryn Y Bia Road.  Across the road nowadays is a small lay by with a road going uphill and that is where Pant Yr Ellyll was.

The clues were there:-
Hollow =  Pant
Fiend   =  Ellyll   

The photo is on a leaflet at the Conwy Archives
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Post by: Yorkie on August 27, 2012, 06:25:46 PM
My problem is that coming from The Smoke I don't speak the local lingo, so all I can say is uffern dan (with a little arrow head above the a).
 ZXZ
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Post by: Hugo on August 27, 2012, 10:33:49 PM
Hell's fire Yorkie we've got no chance otherwise, chwarae teg.     $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 28, 2012, 09:29:25 AM
Rydych chi'n iawn!     Iechyd da pob Cymro, ...................................!   Z**
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Post by: Nemesis on September 02, 2012, 09:29:03 AM
Seem to remember reading it was a thoroughfare of some sort. ???????
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Post by: Hugo on September 11, 2012, 04:16:08 PM
Where would you see this?
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Post by: hollins on September 11, 2012, 04:29:37 PM
I think it is the turret over the dining room in the top flat at Ormefield House, Craig y don?
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Post by: Hugo on September 11, 2012, 05:05:34 PM
You're spot on Hollins, well done.     &well&
     
 I was hoping it would have lasted a lot longer.
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Post by: Nemesis on September 13, 2012, 05:16:53 PM
Where was I walking this morning?
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Post by: Jack on September 13, 2012, 05:39:06 PM
Side of Bodafon Fields on the cycle path?
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Post by: Nemesis on September 13, 2012, 06:16:44 PM
Oh dear that didn't last long ! :(
Spot on Jack-- well done. ;)
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Post by: daveroberts on October 03, 2012, 12:45:21 AM
Francis' riding stables was owned by my grandfather's brother Jim. Their father owned Francis Garage in the West End. Do you have any photos or memories of the stable you could share?
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Post by: Gwynant on October 09, 2012, 12:56:48 PM
             Roundabout where in the Llandudno area would you find this unusual garden feature? It is actually a water feature, and normally has water cascading down it, but typically, when I photographed it, the water was switched off!
                    :rage:
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Post by: Llechwedd on October 09, 2012, 01:31:41 PM
Oooh I just saw that from the bus it's on the corner in Llanrhos.  Hadn't noticed it before.
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Post by: Gwynant on October 09, 2012, 01:54:21 PM
          $good$  Absolutely correct,Llechwedd. I had never noticed until I cycled past it and the sun reflected off it into my eyes. I don't know how long it has been there but it looks very impressive when the water's on. It's on the  south-west corner of Bryn Lupus Road on the mini-roundabout at Llanrhos corner. Lucky you were sitting on that side of the bus!
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Post by: Gwynant on October 13, 2012, 09:57:53 AM
           Where would you find this clock and bell tower in the local area?
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Post by: Mikethewatch on October 13, 2012, 10:07:41 AM
Llanrhos school?
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Post by: Gwynant on October 13, 2012, 10:58:23 AM
            Correct Mike. $good$
               
              I should have realised the clock would be a giveaway for you! The Old Schoolhouse looks very nice now after its renovation. I have come to the conclusion that my locations are too easy as they only last a few minutes so I'll try and locate some harder ones in the future!
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Post by: snowcap on October 14, 2012, 01:20:38 PM
Three towns riddle
The firsts in COLWYN BAY and also in CONWAY, LLANDUDNO it has none but DEGANWY it has one
The seconds not in COLWYN BAY, LLANDUDNO or in CONWAY.
THREE TOWNS FORUM has two as you can see, there's one in DEGANWY now that makes it three.
The thirds in COLWYN BAY, LLANDUDNO it has two. There's none in Conway town and THE THREETOWNS FORUM to
The fourth is like the last one which makes it a repeat, so now I can tell you your first word is complete
The next ones in DEGANWY, LLANDUDNO it has one, but if you look at the other three you will find that they have none.
The next is in COLWYN BAY, LLANDUDNO and CONWAY as well, there's two in the THREETOWNS FORUM none in DEGANWY you can tell
The next will appear in all of them the only one you will find, ill tell you now there's six of them because I'm feeling kind
The last is in DEGANWY IN THREETOWNS there are two, COLWYN BAY, LLADUDNO , CONWAY there are none and that's your final clue.
 Now the riddles ended and I know it was not tough
There's no need to thank me your answers praise enough
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Post by: snowcap on October 14, 2012, 01:34:39 PM
spot the mistake.
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Post by: Blodyn on October 15, 2012, 02:41:18 PM
If the mistake is in: "The next ones in DEGANWY, LLANDUDNO it has one"

then I make the answer "WELL DONE".
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Post by: Nemesis on October 15, 2012, 04:12:56 PM
I could have looked at that forever ! My mind doesn't seem to work in that direction at all.
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Post by: Hugo on October 15, 2012, 06:27:16 PM
This line threw me
 The next ones in DEGANWY, LLANDUDNO it has one, but if you look at the other three you will find that they have none.

I thought it was "A"  because the were two "D" 's in Llandudno but it was a good brain teaser and I tried a few times to solve it but with no luck.       &well&
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Post by: snowcap on October 15, 2012, 10:23:39 PM
nice one Blodyn,Hugo well spotted my mind must have gone blank with the 2 "D"s in llandudno, only spotted it after I had posted it. passes the time away,
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Post by: Hugo on October 15, 2012, 10:28:41 PM
I enjoyed having a go Snowcap even if I did have a headache afterwards so well done.    :)
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Post by: hollins on October 16, 2012, 07:38:13 AM
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I could have looked at that forever ! My mind doesn't seem to work in that direction at all.

Nemesis, your comment made me laugh because that was exactly how I felt about the question!
Very well done to snowcap for setting it and to Blodyn for answering it.
Mystifying to my mind also.
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Post by: Blodyn on October 16, 2012, 02:44:17 PM
Well, thanks folks and thanks to Snowcap for the question.  This is the first time that I've been quick enough to answer a quiz question on here!

  $sunny$

Not sure if this is an appropriate icon but it's how I feel about my small achievement!
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Post by: Nemesis on October 16, 2012, 03:09:15 PM
Glad it isn't just me Hollins-- I am like that with those logic puzzles where you fill in sections and move them across-- blank--  ???yet I can whistle through general knowledge crosswords. Must be the way our brains are made. I always said mine was twisted-- I'll say it before anyone else does!! :twoface:
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Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2012, 04:17:32 PM
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I could have looked at that forever ! My mind doesn't seem to work in that direction at all.

I spent a b****y fortune on time and petrol running around all the different places to see if I could see any similarities, and which place had one of something and others had none.  Must have done about 80 miles altogether and 3 gallons of juice!   Thanks!    $angry$   ZXZ
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Post by: snowcap on October 16, 2012, 04:33:43 PM
love it Yorkie, still laughing while writing this, @ £1.40 a litre its no joke.
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Post by: Nemesis on October 20, 2012, 04:13:47 PM
Another picture from within the 3 towns-- but where is this most unusual chimney?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2012, 04:28:36 PM
With the amount of air that someone is trying to get up the tube I reckon it's the local Crematorium!  :D
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Post by: Nemesis on October 20, 2012, 05:35:37 PM
ohh dead wrong Yorkie !! :twoface: ;D :o
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Post by: DaveR on October 28, 2012, 07:34:18 AM
Somewhere in Conwy town?
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Post by: Hugo on October 28, 2012, 02:17:33 PM
There are an assortment of odd chimney stacks in Cwlach Street Llandudno but I haven't seen that one.
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Post by: hollins on October 28, 2012, 05:57:22 PM
I wish I knew the answer to this one because I love chimneys!
Sadly I don't, but I am looking forward to the answer then I can go and look at it in real life.
Good one, Nemesis!
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Post by: Nemesis on October 29, 2012, 10:34:04 AM
Wow ! at last some answers !!!! :D
Yes Dave it is in Conwy town.
Do you want me to tell you where or would you care to guess?
I love Chimneys too Hollins and I had a couple of super ones outside our business in Yorkshire, I used to fill them with flowers every year. Couldn't fit them in when we came here, but I see on street view that one has now gone walkabout !!
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Post by: DaveR on October 29, 2012, 10:52:21 AM
Certainly looks familiar but can't think where. You'd better spill the beans...  :)
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Post by: Bellringer on October 29, 2012, 02:37:18 PM
Castle Hotel?
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Post by: Nemesis on October 29, 2012, 06:41:30 PM
It is opposite the National Trust shop on the building which houses the gift shop next to the Civic Hall.
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Post by: DaveR on October 29, 2012, 07:46:19 PM
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It is opposite the National Trust shop on the building which houses the gift shop next to the Civic Hall.
I believe that building was once the Eagles Inn, according to the list of lost Conwy pubs I compiled back in 2010:
http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,92.msg750.html#msg750 (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,92.msg750.html#msg750)
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Post by: hollins on November 02, 2012, 05:31:15 PM
Nemesis, you did rather well with your last one. I don't remember the local experts including DaveR ever giving up on one before!
Let's see how I get on......

Where in the Three Towns will you find this elaborate plasterwork?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on November 02, 2012, 06:51:27 PM
The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno?
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Post by: hollins on November 02, 2012, 06:53:35 PM
Well done Bri, correct!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on November 02, 2012, 06:59:35 PM
Thanks Hollins.

It was only easy because one of our daughters got married there last year.
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Post by: DaveR on November 10, 2012, 09:26:34 AM
An ornate window detail in a door - which public building in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: Nemesis on November 10, 2012, 11:13:57 AM
Is it what used to be the registry office in Conwy? Now the TIC
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Post by: Hugo on November 14, 2012, 04:20:42 PM
For chimney lovers---  where is this one?     Should be an easy one for some!
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Post by: Jack on November 14, 2012, 05:21:27 PM
Is it in Penrhyn Bay? St David's Road perhaps?
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Post by: Hugo on November 14, 2012, 07:36:53 PM
You're getting warmer but it's not St Davids Road.    &shake&
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 14, 2012, 08:46:32 PM
Beach Drive, Penrhyn Bay, there used to be a gold Rolls Royce Silver Shadow parked on the drive, we lived very near until last February!
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Post by: Hugo on November 14, 2012, 10:21:11 PM
I thought that you would get it ME.           &well&          It's a lovely property and that chimney is a bit special.
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Post by: Nemesis on November 15, 2012, 08:40:07 AM
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Beach Drive, Penrhyn Bay, there used to be a gold Rolls Royce Silver Shadow parked on the drive, we lived very near until last February!

Have you seen the poor old red Bentley in the drive on the left just before the bend after Llandrillo College? Don't think it has moved in years. :(
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 15, 2012, 10:10:18 AM
Yes, seems a shame, an old truck and tractor in the garden too! and a few hundred yards further on more rusting classics on a driveway!
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Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2012, 10:56:39 AM
*coughs* This one was never answered. It is in Conwy (the town), btw.

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An ornate window detail in a door - which public building in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 15, 2012, 11:53:29 AM
Nemesis answered

Is it what used to be the registry office in Conwy? Now the TIC

But no yes or no was given, is she right?
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Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2012, 12:29:52 PM
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Nemesis answered

Is it what used to be the registry office in Conwy? Now the TIC

But no yes or no was given, is she right?
I'm afraid not.
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Post by: Fester on November 15, 2012, 02:48:56 PM
Give us a clue then, you CHUFF!
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Post by: Nemesis on November 15, 2012, 04:12:37 PM
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport022.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport022.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport022.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
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Post by: hollins on November 15, 2012, 06:40:19 PM
In reply to DaveR's window question.....is it at Bodlondeb council offices?
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Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2012, 07:12:53 PM
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In reply to DaveR's window question.....is it at Bodlondeb council offices?
Correct, H!  $good$
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Post by: Jack on November 19, 2012, 07:57:06 PM
Why was Rocket Street in Llandudno so named and what was it re-named to?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 19, 2012, 08:03:06 PM
Don't want to appear awkward but, is that Rocket Street in this Llandudno or the Llandudno in South Africa?   ZXZ
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Post by: Jack on November 19, 2012, 08:21:01 PM
The Welsh one!  I googled Rocket Street just to make sure no bright spark would get the answer too quickly and found the South African one as well !!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 19, 2012, 09:08:32 PM
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Why was Rocket Street in Llandudno so named and what was it re-named to?

This is a shot in the dark, but was Rocket Street the old carriage road between the two platforms of Llandudno Station?  If so, presumably named after Stephenson's Rocket.  No answer to the second part.
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Post by: Jack on November 19, 2012, 09:11:34 PM
Sorry Yorkie  :(
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Post by: Hugo on November 19, 2012, 10:32:38 PM
I've no idea but will have a pop at Jubilee Street, only because the original Lifeboat Station was next to the Railway Station.
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Post by: Cambrian on November 20, 2012, 07:47:36 AM
On the right lines Hugo, but I think it's what is now Central Place.  Something on this in "Streets of Llandudno" - it's where the coastguard station was and still is.
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Post by: Jack on November 20, 2012, 08:10:59 AM
You're right Cambrian, I did read it in the 'Streets of Llandudno'.  Central Place was originally called Rocket Street where the coastguard station fired rockets to signal distress.  Changed to Central Place to relate to the school - Llandudno Central School.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 21, 2012, 04:32:41 PM
Here's Frosty the Snowman, but where will you find him?
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Post by: hollins on November 21, 2012, 04:48:57 PM
Snowdonia Nurseries?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 21, 2012, 05:04:54 PM
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Snowdonia Nurseries?

Absolutely correct!  Only lasted about 5 minutes that one!    _))*
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Post by: hollins on November 21, 2012, 05:09:25 PM
I was in there last week and thought what an great selection of xmas stuff they had in there.
I didn't actually remember the snowman but I guessed it could be there.
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Post by: Gwynant on November 24, 2012, 10:49:15 AM
            Where would you find this locally?
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Post by: DaveR on November 24, 2012, 10:57:53 AM
Looks interesting, wherever it is.....  8) Looks like a door under a road or railway?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 24, 2012, 11:05:25 AM
Is it under Marine Drive?
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Post by: Hugo on November 24, 2012, 11:32:08 AM
I've never seen it when I've walked on the West Shore going to the gunsite.    It's on the shore and I was going to say by the viaduct between Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr but as it's the 3 towns quesetion then I must be wrong.
I don't think it's underneath the Marine Drive on the North Shore only because there is sand on the beach in the photo.     :D
I'll have to have another think.    ?{}?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 24, 2012, 11:34:34 AM
Penrhyn Bay beach , part of the old mine workings?
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Post by: Gwynant on November 24, 2012, 01:44:21 PM
              Hugo, I am afraid that I might have misled you as it is actually below the A55 eastbound which goes round Penmaenbach but as the three towns are Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Conwy I thought that is qualified for "local" rather than "out of area". There is also a large cave there which is not gated.(see pics)
          As it would have been so wet underfoot yesterday after Thursday's storms we took the bus to Llanfairfechan and walked back via the cycle track over to Penmaenmawr ( which was the only uphill section) then along the beach at Pen, round Penmaenbach headland (still on the beach) and then round the  Beacons, through the marina and then Bodlondeb woods to Conwy (for my pie from Edwards's) and then through Deganwy and back home to Llandudno . Google maps gives the distance as 12.6 miles but as we walked round on the beach most of the way I reckon is was nearer 13 and it certainly felt like it this morning!  Incidentally can anyone who lives in the Pen/Llanfair area tell me if it is possible to walk between Llanfairfechan and Pen on the beach below the viaduct please?
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Post by: Hugo on November 24, 2012, 02:07:55 PM
Gwynant,  I was miles away with my guess so don't worry.    That was a very interesting find and I bet there is a lot of history behind it.  Nice walk too and a long one as well.     $good$
My friend wants to walk on the beach at Llanfairfechan and take photos of the viaduct there.  He said that you can actually walk on the beach but only on certain tides but he's been talking about this for over 6 years now so I'm not holding my breath.
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Post by: DaveR on November 24, 2012, 04:28:04 PM
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Incidentally can anyone who lives in the Pen/Llanfair area tell me if it is possible to walk between Llanfairfechan and Pen on the beach below the viaduct please?
I wouldn't try it.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2012, 12:31:50 PM
In 1973 the local Magistrates made a blanket ban on a certain entertainment coming to Colwyn Bay. 
What was it?   ££$
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Post by: Nemesis on November 27, 2012, 05:14:28 PM
A Circus?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2012, 07:03:02 PM
Ah!  Not a Circus Nem but I see where you are coming from.
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Post by: DaveR on November 27, 2012, 07:21:59 PM
The showing of a film? Life of Brian?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2012, 07:39:36 PM
Sorry Dave not that either. 
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Post by: Hugo on November 27, 2012, 07:56:37 PM
Wasn't Lap Dancers was it Yorkie, because I haven't seen any around here for years?      :)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2012, 08:21:20 PM
Not lap dancers either, but I understand there will be plenty on 6th. December !

Today's clue -  Halifax!
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Post by: SDQ on November 27, 2012, 08:53:29 PM
Live music in public? Like brass bands etc...
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Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2012, 09:20:30 PM
Unlike Churchill's dog, I have to say, "Oh, no!" 
You're barking up the wrong tree.   :D

DaveR is somewhere on the right track!   ££$
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Post by: ormegolf on November 27, 2012, 09:54:45 PM
   Halifax??? Well if its building societies judging by the number in the Bay the've made a poor show of preventing them
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Post by: Gwynant on November 27, 2012, 11:00:18 PM
               I think it was the film "Last tango in Paris" which was made in 1972.
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Post by: Fester on November 27, 2012, 11:34:29 PM
I have become ''possessed'' with a voice inside my head, which forces me to say THE EXORCIST..  :puke2:
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Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2012, 08:55:34 AM
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               I think it was the film "Last tango in Paris" which was made in 1972.

Gwynant - you are 110% correct!   The clue referred to the fact that "Last Tango in Halifax" was on TV last night so there was a tenuous connection.!

LT in Paris starred  Marlon Brando with Maria Schneider and was considered to be too racy for the folk of Colwyn Bay!!!!
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Post by: DaveR on December 15, 2012, 08:23:04 PM
What Hotel will you find at Latimer House in Llandudno now?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2012, 08:40:27 PM
I'll try the St Tudno just to start the ball rolling. :D
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Post by: hollins on December 15, 2012, 09:00:29 PM
I've got the answer but I have banned myself from answering because I "cheated" with Mr Google! It was fun finding the answer out though.
Good Luck!
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Post by: DaveR on December 15, 2012, 09:16:34 PM
I did run it though Google myself and the illustration in the advert is a little misleading.....  :P

Its not the St Tudno, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Hugo on December 15, 2012, 11:02:23 PM
Is it the Cumbernauld in North Parade?
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Post by: Nemesis on December 16, 2012, 11:55:06 AM
It is above the right hand window of the Bay Tree, next to the Hen-Dy. Just by chance walked past it on our way to the Santa Run. VV
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Post by: DaveR on December 16, 2012, 12:02:16 PM
Nemesis is correct, it's the right hand side of the Baytree. I popped over to see the Santa fun run myself but bailed out when the rain started.
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Post by: Nemesis on December 16, 2012, 12:24:12 PM
Oh-- you chicken !(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-scared004.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Have put a couple of pics on another thread.
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Post by: DaveR on December 27, 2012, 04:26:45 PM
Where in Llandudno will you find this magnificent knocker - one of a pair of magnificent kno...anyway, where is it?  :laugh:
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Post by: Fester on December 27, 2012, 04:42:12 PM
I'll start the ball rolling with...... Osborne House, North Parade?
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Post by: DaveR on December 27, 2012, 04:58:48 PM
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I'll start the ball rolling with...... Osborne House, North Parade?
Thats a ridiculous suggestion....but you are quite right.
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Post by: Gwynant on December 29, 2012, 08:11:28 AM
               Where would you find this scene, and to which building does the spire in the foreground belong?
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Post by: DaveR on December 29, 2012, 08:35:21 AM
I was here not so long ago...but I'll leave it for someone else to guess.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on December 29, 2012, 08:37:54 AM
and me.  $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on December 29, 2012, 11:04:38 AM
I'll be in that area  soon too.        $walesflag$     $cofffee$
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Post by: DaveR on December 29, 2012, 11:29:14 AM
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I'll be in that area  soon too.        $walesflag$     $cofffee$
Calling in for a coffee with Stefan, maybe?
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Post by: Hugo on December 29, 2012, 02:04:26 PM
Yes, I hope to go there soon but I'm not walking up that steep section, I'll go by car instead.       ^*^0
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Post by: Nemesis on December 29, 2012, 02:10:22 PM
Haven't been for a number of years, but I think I know where it is !
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 29, 2012, 07:40:49 PM
Well if no one else is going to say, it's the Vivian quarry in the background behind the Dinorwig Quarry workshops, now the National Slate Museum, well worth a visit!
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Post by: Yorkie on December 29, 2012, 08:04:21 PM
Isn't this thread supposed to be Three Towns only?    No wonder there were no answers!   WWW
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Post by: Gwynant on December 30, 2012, 08:23:24 AM
                   That's right M.E., and it certainly is well worth a visit especially on a wet day and also as it is free! Apologies for not replying earlier but I was out last night. Many people obviously knew the answer but nobody seemed to volunteer a reply for some reason. I also realise now I posted it on the wrong thread (Sorry Yorkie!), it should have been on the "out of area" thread and I will try to be more careful in future!   All the best to everyone in 2013,         
                    Blwyddyn newydd dda.
                                                           $good$  $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2012, 10:10:21 AM
I did 25 miles round the towns looking for that darned steeple!    You're forgiven.   ;)

We have been there and it s fascinating what can be produced from the stuff.   Must go again during one of our country drives.   
 ZXZ
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Post by: hollins on December 30, 2012, 10:23:56 AM
Hi Gwynant, Hope you don't get put off posting more quizzes. I didn't know where it was so it was interesting to find out about it in the answer. All the knowledgeable locals knew what you meant anyway.
I hope you will have a guess at my quiz........
Where in the Three Towns will you find this establishment?
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Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2012, 12:23:44 PM
I don't know the answer but as you enjoy fine dining I'll have a pop at the Osborne Hotel Llandudno.     $dins$
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Post by: hollins on December 30, 2012, 12:34:15 PM
Sorry Hugo, not correct this time but I was dining in there!
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Post by: Bellringer on December 30, 2012, 01:51:17 PM
The Empire Hotel?
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Post by: hollins on December 30, 2012, 01:58:37 PM
No, sorry, not the Empire.
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Post by: hollins on December 30, 2012, 02:16:09 PM
Sorry, I think I should have said, "Where in the Three Towns area will you find this establishment?"
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Post by: Fester on December 30, 2012, 02:40:09 PM
Is it Forte's in Rhos?
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Post by: hollins on December 30, 2012, 02:47:56 PM
Well done Fester. We went there yesterday for the perfect antidote to all those Christmas meals, buck rarebit!
Hope you enjoy your New Year treat!
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Post by: Fester on December 30, 2012, 03:08:12 PM
Twas Mrs Fester actually..... and she is delighted!
You know what, I could eat that for EVERY meal. It looks amazing.

By the way, we have swapped Plas Rhianfa for Ruthin Castle at New Year, we love the medieval banquet. couldn't resist!
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Post by: DaveR on December 31, 2012, 11:07:47 AM
Fortes is always very reliable. I've eaten there hundreds of times and never had a bad meal.  $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2012, 11:49:47 AM
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Fortes is always very reliable. I've eaten there hundreds of times and never had a bad meal.  $good$

We can vouch for that, as it is a regular stop for us, normally around 3.00 pm, when even the old man himself is in there making sure the place is operating to his satisfaction!    $drink$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 31, 2012, 12:48:00 PM
We've been in there once, was very good!
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Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2012, 04:58:05 PM
A couple of little teasers for New Year's Eve.

What happened in Mostyn Street on 9th November 1927?

And

What event took place at The Imperial Hotel that same evening?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 31, 2012, 05:06:27 PM
A flood? Don't know the second part.  :D
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Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2012, 07:03:21 PM
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A flood? Don't know the second part.  :D

You're so close I will have to give it to you.  Actually the Sea came over rather than it being caused by rain.

Second part, Ladies Night for Lodge of St Tudno. $dins$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 31, 2012, 07:28:59 PM
Thanks Yorkie! I recall seeing a picture somewhere of a flood prewar.  :)
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Post by: DaveR on December 31, 2012, 07:46:40 PM
Maybe this one?

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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 31, 2012, 07:47:32 PM
Yes, that's the one!
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Post by: Gwynant on December 31, 2012, 10:06:14 PM
                 My Nain used to tell me about a time that "the seas met in Gloddaeth Avenue", but she couldn't remember the exact date, (she said it was soon after she moved to Llanddudno in 1926), so I guess that was what she remembered.
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Post by: Hugo on January 01, 2013, 11:33:00 AM
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                 My Nain used to tell me about a time that "the seas met in Gloddaeth Avenue", but she couldn't remember the exact date, (she said it was soon after she moved to Llanddudno in 1926), so I guess that was what she remembered.

My Mam used to say the same and the first photo is of the West Shore taken in 1924 and the second is Mostyn Street and Clonmel Street taken in Oct 1932.
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Post by: hollins on January 04, 2013, 03:51:24 PM
Where in the Three Towns area will you find this building?
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Post by: DaveR on January 04, 2013, 04:11:35 PM
Llandudno Junction Railway Station? or maybe Colwyn Bay! ???  :)
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Post by: hollins on January 04, 2013, 04:25:37 PM
Well done Dave, correct with your first guess!
How about this one, somewhere in the Three Towns. Where is this unusual tiling.
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Post by: hollins on January 05, 2013, 11:15:35 PM
No guesses so here is another photo to make it easier.
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Post by: DaveR on January 05, 2013, 11:23:28 PM
Enochs Chip Shop in Llandudno Junction?
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Post by: hollins on January 05, 2013, 11:42:49 PM
You are  on the right lines because it is a fish and chip shop but it isn't that one and it isn't in Llandudno Junction.
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2013, 11:32:19 AM
It's a while since I've been there but I'll have a go at Tribells in Llandudno.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2013, 12:06:51 PM
And I will have my mad guess at The Galleon in Conwy.    $lol$
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Post by: hollins on January 07, 2013, 01:30:26 PM
Sorry Hugo and Yorkie but it is neither of those.
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Post by: SDQ on January 07, 2013, 02:48:03 PM
Harbour View, Deganwy?
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2013, 03:15:54 PM
Visiting all these Fish and Chip shops is seriously affecting my waistline.       $dins$
What about the Archways in Conwy?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2013, 04:25:14 PM
Has anyone suggested Tribells in Lloyd Street yet?    :D
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Post by: hollins on January 07, 2013, 05:57:32 PM
Still no one has got it right!
I'll give you a clue. DaveR once said on here that he didn't like it because the portions were small but that is why I do like it.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 07, 2013, 05:59:04 PM
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Has anyone suggested Tribells in Lloyd Street yet?    :D

Hugo did at 11 32am  :D
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Post by: DaveR on January 07, 2013, 06:22:15 PM
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Still no one has got it right!
I'll give you a clue. DaveR once said on here that he didn't like it because the portions were small but that is why I do like it.
Pebbles in Mostyn Street!
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Post by: hollins on January 07, 2013, 06:32:09 PM
Hooray! Correct.
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Post by: Nemesis on January 09, 2013, 06:46:19 PM
Here is another of my chimney collection.
Which shop are they above?
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Post by: Hugo on January 09, 2013, 08:03:21 PM
Is it Claire House Childrens Hospice in Madoc Street?
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Post by: Nemesis on January 10, 2013, 08:52:30 AM
Well done Hugo-- didn't think that would last long, but haven't had chance to get a pic before, as the weather has been naff!
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Post by: Hugo on January 10, 2013, 10:00:39 AM
It was the clue of the shop and the rendering that gave it away.  I checked on Google just to make sure and noticed that the guttering has been renewed and the place repainted since Google came past.
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Post by: DaveR on January 12, 2013, 09:02:01 PM
An interesting detail on a house - where in the Three Towns area will you find it?
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Post by: Nemesis on January 13, 2013, 01:12:29 PM
On the Chelsea Hotel in Church Walks ??
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Post by: DaveR on January 14, 2013, 05:14:14 AM
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On the Chelsea Hotel in Church Walks ??
This one's not in Llandudno. First clue is that it is on the outskirts of Colwyn Bay...  ?{}?
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Post by: Hugo on January 14, 2013, 10:47:03 PM
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On the Chelsea Hotel in Church Walks ??
This one's not in Llandudno. First clue is that it is on the outskirts of Colwyn Bay...  ?{}?

It's a toughie Dave and I've no idea at present.       That's an early posting for the day or were you just getting back from a night out!    ;D
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Post by: ormegolf on January 14, 2013, 11:05:50 PM
  Dave says its on the outskirts of the Bay. Anyone know a coffee house on the outskirts? Mike
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Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2013, 07:13:05 AM
It's a house, Mike, albeit one attached to a tourist attraction...?  ;)
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Post by: Hugo on January 15, 2013, 10:50:13 AM
Just seen it on the Lodge or gatehouse next door to the Welsh Mountain Zoo.     Don't know the name of the house though.
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Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2013, 11:14:09 AM
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Just seen it on the Lodge or gatehouse next door to the Welsh Mountain Zoo.     Don't know the name of the house though.
I thought you might be the one to get this one, Hugo! Well done!  $good$
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Post by: Hugo on January 15, 2013, 01:45:07 PM
Been past there so many times and even chatted outside the place to the people living there but hadn't noticed it before now.  Good question Dave.   $good$
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Post by: DaveR on January 17, 2013, 05:57:03 PM
Whereabouts was this in Rhos On Sea:

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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 17, 2013, 06:41:54 PM
Judging by the incline I will guess Rhos Road.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2013, 07:24:58 PM
Combermere Gardens, Rhos on Sea.   

There was a Combermere Lodge, near to the Cayley Arms. ZXZ

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Post by: DaveR on January 17, 2013, 07:40:09 PM
Indeed. The building is the centre of the photo is the Cayley Arms (looking from Colwyn Bay side). The area to the right (where the public toilets, tourist information office and gardens now are) was once a walled off private house called Combermere.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2013, 07:47:19 PM
Was easy really.  I enlarged the photo and the word DETAILS was exposed.   I clicked on that and the rest was easy.     Even got a link to you on Flikr.   

Just for the critics - I never Googled this one!    :D
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Post by: DaveR on January 19, 2013, 04:56:56 PM
Where will you find this tunnel in the Three Towns area?
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Post by: Hugo on January 19, 2013, 06:21:41 PM
Looking at the type of stone in the picture, it is similar to the stone on the pier so I would think that it's under the old Pavillion or the Grand Hotel itself.
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Post by: DaveR on January 19, 2013, 07:04:40 PM
Good logic, Hugo, but this tunnel is actually in the Colwyn Bay area....
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Post by: Yorkie on January 19, 2013, 08:57:07 PM
Is it the old tunnel that runs from the Station to the Prom?
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Post by: DaveR on January 19, 2013, 09:27:34 PM
I'm afraid not. This tunnel is not in the town of Colwyn Bay itself but in the 'greater Colwyn Bay area'.
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Post by: Gwynant on January 19, 2013, 10:27:23 PM
                I would hazard a guess at the Tan Lan / Rainbow Bridge area of the Expressway in Old Colwyn as it looks like a tunnel under the Expressway/ Railway but I don't know the exact location, as I have only cycled past there on the cycle path.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 20, 2013, 09:16:10 AM
Ah!  In that case is it the tunnel of Llysfaen Quarry at Llandulas?

The lighting looks verv industrial and the construction reminds me of other mines I have visited.
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Post by: DaveR on January 20, 2013, 11:12:40 AM
Gwynant is closest so far, when he says Old Colwyn. You'd maybe want to be looking more in the actual village though.  ;)
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Post by: Hugo on January 20, 2013, 11:48:39 AM
Is it the tunnel under the main road that goes to Llawr Pentre?
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Post by: DaveR on January 20, 2013, 12:10:13 PM
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Is it the tunnel under the main road that goes to Llawr Pentre?
Correct! It's the foot tunnel that runs underneath Abergele Road, from Llawr Pentre to Beach Road.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 20, 2013, 04:15:24 PM
I've been over it so many times and it never occurred to me!   ZXZ
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Post by: Hugo on January 20, 2013, 04:28:43 PM
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I've been over it so many times and it never occurred to me!   ZXZ

I was the same until a few years ago when I went through it for the first time and had an enjoyable walk the other side and alongside the river and woodland in Llawr Pentre.
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Post by: DaveR on January 20, 2013, 04:48:59 PM
A rather nice old bedroom...but where would you find it in the three towns area?
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Post by: Hugo on January 20, 2013, 05:35:51 PM
With those leaded lights, is it one of the bedrooms in Plas Mawr in Conwy?
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Post by: DaveR on January 20, 2013, 07:37:04 PM
Close but no cigar, Hugo!
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Post by: ormegolf on January 20, 2013, 07:44:52 PM
  How about Aberconwy House?
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Post by: DaveR on January 20, 2013, 07:49:54 PM
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  How about Aberconwy House?
Well done, Mike! That's the one.  $good$
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2013, 08:06:31 PM
Where in the Three Towns area will you find this pair of derelict houses?
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Post by: Cambrian on January 21, 2013, 08:14:59 PM
Look like Rydal Penrhos teachers' houses off King's Road, Colwyn Bay.  Up for sale ??
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Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2013, 08:23:26 PM
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Look like Rydal Penrhos teachers' houses off King's Road, Colwyn Bay.  Up for sale ??
Well done! They are going to be demolished and replaced by flats.
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Post by: ormegolf on January 21, 2013, 09:17:53 PM
  I must go back a tweet (no sorry about that) a post or two. I dont often enter the Quiz time because I always miss the answers,I havent got enough time to follow the TTF.

   BUT, BUT, ---- I cannot believe it. I've beaten HUGO.     Mike
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Post by: Hugo on January 22, 2013, 02:10:47 PM
Best out of three then Mike.     ;)
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Post by: Hugo on February 03, 2013, 10:48:17 AM
OK Mike where is Vining Street?
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Post by: DaveR on February 03, 2013, 03:01:41 PM
I know this one, but my lips are sealed! ;-)
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Post by: Hugo on February 03, 2013, 04:35:22 PM
Thanks Dave,  I bet Mike's  looking through the street indexes and Yorkie's Googling like mad!       D)
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Post by: DaveR on February 03, 2013, 04:58:53 PM
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Thanks Dave,  I bet Mike's  looking through the street indexes and Yorkie's Googling like mad!       D)
:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on February 03, 2013, 05:21:28 PM
Just for fun and not to spoil Mike's fun. I've tried to find the answer but the nearest Vining St.  I can find is some 40 miles away!  I'm now eager to hear what the answer is.
I did find one Irving Road, which was between Venue Cymru and the Yacht Club but that was the closest I got!    :(
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Post by: ormegolf on February 03, 2013, 06:09:32 PM
Sorry Hugo but street indexes No. If I go into a quiz anywhere, and thats not very often, I answer from inside my memory. And definitely not google.
  Everybody is different, but I just don't see the point in just searching for an answer.
  I did too much of that in my old job in a Bank.         Mike
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Post by: Yorkie on February 03, 2013, 07:05:05 PM
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Sorry Hugo but street indexes No. If I go into a quiz anywhere, and thats not very often, I answer from inside my memory. And definitely not google.
  Everybody is different, but I just don't see the point in just searching for an answer.
  I did too much of that in my old job in a Bank.         Mike

I've said it b4 and I'll say it again - if you don't know the answer there can be a lot of knowledge gained and a lot of fun searching, either on't Internet or with books etc.    This time it didn't help but I had a great time exploring the area for the answer.   :D
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Post by: Hugo on February 03, 2013, 10:24:29 PM
Don't say that I've got you two stumped     $hands$
Yorkie, it's less than 5 miles away in any direction and Mike you must have driven past many times but mustn't have seen the sign.


By the way I checked the street indexes and Google before posting it!     8)
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Post by: Gwynant on February 03, 2013, 11:17:20 PM
                    Hugo, now you have said that the Vining Street we are looking for is within 5 miles of here this info is entirely irrelevant but quite interesting. While I was looking on Google maps for clues I came across a Vining St. in Liverpool 8 (which is 55.3 miles from here!).  But then I noticed  that at the end of that street there is a block of streets with names that you would not expect to see there. Apparently the houses in them were built by Welsh folk in the 1880's and the streets are called Voelas St, Rhiwlas St, Powys St, Kinmel St, Pengwern St, Treborth St, Dovey St, Teilo St, Elwy St, and lastly Madryn St, (where Ringo Starr was born and lived till he was 4 years old). Having said all that I have no idea where the local Vining Street is!
                                                                                   $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2013, 10:15:54 AM
It's difficult Gwynant and although I've been past it many times it was only recently that I noticed it.
It's in the 3 Towns triangle but not in the 3 Towns and is on a minor road within half a mile of top of the bridge.     $walesflag$
There's a few clues there and you must have gone past Vining Street a number of times.

Yorkie,  I'm sorry but it is on Google because I looked at the sign today.  It's only easy if you know it!
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2013, 02:18:59 PM
.It's in the 3 Towns triangle but not in the 3 Towns and is on a minor road within half a mile of top of the bridge.     $walesflag$


Yorkie, I was hoping to make it easier for you by translating the clue into English but perhaps I should have stuck with its more familiar Welsh name. Best get out your Welsh - English dictionary.     $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on February 04, 2013, 05:17:47 PM
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.It's in the 3 Towns triangle but not in the 3 Towns and is on a minor road within half a mile of top of the bridge.     $walesflag$

Yorkie, I was hoping to make it easier for you by translating the clue into English
but perhaps I should have stuck with its more familiar Welsh name. Best get out your Welsh - English dictionary.     $walesflag$

Actually, Hugo, you have done me proud, you have successfully translated the clue into Double Dutch!  I haven't a clue where it is and have actually given up trying to find it!   :D
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2013, 05:25:55 PM
.It's in the 3 Towns triangle but not in the 3 Towns and is on a minor road within half a mile of Pen Y Bont      $walesflag$

It's bilingual now, does that help?    and Vining Street is visible on Google Street view.   $good$


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Post by: DaveR on February 04, 2013, 05:36:34 PM
They seem to be struggling a bit with this one, Hugo?  ;)  :twoface:
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2013, 05:46:01 PM
Yes it's a toughie and how many Pen Y Bonts are there?        :-X      WWW

I'm going to post a photo with the next clue if Yorkie or someone hasn't googled it. 
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Post by: Jack on February 04, 2013, 06:48:05 PM
There is a Pen y Bont Road in Glanwydden, your latest walk was in that area Hugo so my guess is Glanwydden!!!
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Post by: DaveR on February 04, 2013, 07:44:01 PM
Hugo went on a nice walk that day, he got some great pics.  $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on February 04, 2013, 08:24:13 PM
I think the three white ducks may know the answer!  I could try that it is Goedlodd Lane, but am probably wrong.
 ;D
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Post by: Fester on February 04, 2013, 09:00:11 PM
Bryn Pydew.
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2013, 10:22:00 PM
You are all very warm but please be more exact.   :)

Now eyes up, eyes down and look in????
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Post by: ormegolf on February 04, 2013, 11:09:09 PM
   Might put off my bedtime so that I can watch any reply. I,ve been told I have often driven past it. Still without a flash of inspiration ,    -----
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Post by: Cordyline on February 04, 2013, 11:47:52 PM
Is this too easy ?
Wales of course !!
April 2012

(http://tinyurl.com/abmky29)

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Post by: Jack on February 05, 2013, 08:14:06 AM
Is it on the perimeter wall of Llangwstenin Hall?
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Post by: DaveR on February 05, 2013, 08:24:15 AM
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Is it on the perimeter wall of Llangwstenin Hall?
;)
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Post by: Gwynant on February 05, 2013, 09:01:37 AM
           I got the Pen-y-Bont clue and spent much time studying the road-side walls in that area (on Google maps) but it wasn't till I recognised the chimney in the second picture clue on what appears to be the lodge at Llangwstenyn Hall that I twigged the actual location. You can see the street sign on a wall at the back of the the garden if you zoom in on it. Nice one Hugo, I feel as if i know that area like the back of my hand now!
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Post by: Hugo on February 05, 2013, 09:35:26 AM
Well done Jack and well spotted Gwynant.     $good$

This is what you can see on Google and the sign is visible on the back wall.
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Post by: Hugo on February 05, 2013, 11:03:41 PM
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Is this too easy ?
Wales of course !!
April 2012

(http://tinyurl.com/abmky29)

Is it in the 3 towns as I don't recognise the area?
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Post by: Cordyline on February 05, 2013, 11:13:43 PM
Not 3 Towns

Clue

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v13/cogla/MenaiBridge017_zpsa956562c.jpg)
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2013, 07:12:24 AM
Was here last week, but my lips are  :-X
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Post by: Jack on February 06, 2013, 08:01:54 AM
Menai Bridge?
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Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2013, 09:32:46 AM
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Menai Bridge?

Nice Chip shop on the other side of the road too in Menai Bridge
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Post by: Cordyline on February 06, 2013, 09:37:04 AM
Quite right too !
Menai Bridge

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v13/cogla/MenaiBridge069_zpsd43775c3.jpg)
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2013, 09:51:27 AM
There's a great new waterfront restaurant called Dylans there too:
http://www.dylansrestaurant.co.uk/ (http://www.dylansrestaurant.co.uk/)
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Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2013, 11:02:07 AM
Here is a nice easy one from Saturday's walk.    Where is it and also what is it?
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2013, 11:17:33 AM
Too easy, Hugo...too easy.  :laugh:
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Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2013, 11:32:03 AM
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Too easy, Hugo...too easy.  :laugh:

It is very easy Dave after the last one but will everyone know what its purpose was?
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Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2013, 02:26:55 PM
It's lasted longer than I thought it would.   :o      I must admit that although I've seen it many times it wasn't until recent years that I actually found what it was, so what is it and where is it?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 06, 2013, 05:22:04 PM
I know where it is, by a path to a lovely cottage, but I have no idea what it is! As a guess something to do with milk?
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Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2013, 05:25:53 PM
Is this the lovely cottage? 

Good guess ME but nothing to do with milk.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 06, 2013, 07:51:27 PM
Yes, that's the one! If it's not milk, something else to do with farming, a store of some kind?
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Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2013, 10:18:59 PM
One point for getting the location correct but you need to be specific on what it was before you get the bonus point.      ?{}?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 06, 2013, 10:31:34 PM
Is it anything to do with Quarrying?
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Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2013, 10:37:42 PM
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Is it anything to do with Quarrying?

Nothing to do with quarrying but as you've had a few attempts then I'll be generous and say that it could be said that it was a store of some kind.
But what did it store?        ?{}?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 06, 2013, 11:10:55 PM
I've walked past it several times! I can only guess... Flour, grain, shepherds?  :laugh:
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Post by: Hugo on February 07, 2013, 09:04:42 AM
You're a trier ME but it's still wrong.    It's quite an old building but was it there in Owain Glyndwr's time?        $walesflag$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 07, 2013, 10:23:50 AM
Lookout post? Prison cell? Gatehouse?  :D
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Post by: Hugo on February 07, 2013, 10:37:36 AM
Chwarae teg ME you don't give up on me.   Now look back to my last clue about Owain Glyndwr and that will give you the answer.      $walesflag$ $welsh$
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Post by: hollins on February 07, 2013, 10:55:54 AM
A well?
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Post by: Hugo on February 07, 2013, 11:15:51 AM
No quite Hollins, but I'll give you that as you are so close.  Pydew is the Welsh word for well and Bryn Pydew gets its name from the well in the centre of the village.   
Chris Draper in his book describes this as a particularly nice example of the water storage tanks that used to be common in country areas before most houses were directly connected to the mains supply.
I remember seeing it before all the Ivy grew on it and actually thought that it was something from WW2.
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Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2013, 11:19:41 AM
My Dad used to tell me it was a WWII Bomb Shelter!  :laugh:
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Post by: Hugo on February 07, 2013, 04:02:15 PM
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Too easy, Hugo...too easy.  :laugh:

Was your answer going to be a WW II  Bomb Shelter then Dave?
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Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2013, 04:10:21 PM
Probably, but I meant the location.  :D
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Post by: Hugo on February 07, 2013, 04:14:17 PM
The location was a giveaway but it was the second question that was harder.
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Post by: Hugo on February 07, 2013, 04:21:36 PM
On that same walk I had, I passed an 18th centuary cottage which has the distinction of being the last house in Creuddyn to retain it's thatched roof, now replaced by slate.
What is the name and whereabouts of the house?

No picture clues but the walk covered Glanwydden,Llangystennin and Pydew.  The house was opposite a pub and is not by a lake now?     $walesflag$
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Post by: hollins on February 07, 2013, 04:37:03 PM
Adwy Rhydd?
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Post by: Hugo on February 07, 2013, 04:48:25 PM
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Adwy Rhydd?

Adwy Rhydd was indeed a thatched cottage and the one time home of Hugh Jones but it's by Bodafon Farm in Llandudno and I'd have been well and truly tired if I'd have gone that far.
Nice try Hollins but I'm afraid that it is incorrect.
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Post by: Hugo on February 07, 2013, 10:25:31 PM
The pub became a shop and is now just a private cottage but the former thatched cottage retains its Welsh name keeping a reference to the Lake?      $walesflag$ $welsh$

The cottage also has the original well that gave Pydew its Welsh name
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Post by: Hugo on February 08, 2013, 10:41:46 AM
The Cottage in Pydew has the