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Title: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on October 16, 2010, 08:44:29 PM
...like the title says!  :)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on October 16, 2010, 08:50:34 PM
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I note that WR Davies in the Junction appears to have dropped the Chrysler (Jeep) agency for Renault, so now they are Ford and Renault.
According to their website the family owned company was founded at Berriw near Welshpool in 1924 and now have 5 sites including the one in LJ
- it is still a family owned company headed by managing director Jonathan Davies.

PS Ian or Dave - perhaps we should now have a thread "Everything to do with Llandudno Junction" - it is a "mecca" for car showrooms and the home of the North Wales WAG Offices amongst other things.

AND of course only this week it was reported that that famous "watering hole" ie the Station Hotel is not to be sold after all and a new landlady has been appointed.

The loss of the Chrysler franchise cannot be unexpected, sales must have been very poor. The PT Cruiser - nuff said! _))*

It was good to see the Killer aka Station Hotel has reopened after Punch discovered that the valuation of the building was significantly less than they had imagined (I heard it had been valued at less than £500k, when they had paid well over a million for it a couple of years ago). Hopefully, the upstairs rooms will be brought back into use as it would make good budget hotel accommodation and would make it a far more sustainable business..
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on October 16, 2010, 09:13:28 PM
Yes the new landlady is Jenny Mitchell and she is quoted as saying that she is determined to put the pub back into the heart of the community.

I'm sure we wish her well.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on October 17, 2010, 08:16:38 PM
I think apart from being the "mecca" for car sales, the Junction is also a "mecca" for fast food/takeaway outlets, and in my opinion the Jade Garden takes some beating.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 18, 2010, 07:22:56 AM
The Junction is also a "Mecca"  8) for local Muslims, with the Canolfan Iman Centre being situated on Glyn Y Marl Road.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 04:02:48 AM
Once known as Tremarl, before the railway arrived, Llandudno Junction is part of the ancient parish of Llangystennin.

Llandudno Junction station opened on 1st October 1858 when it was included in the timetable for the branch (Llandudno) but not for the main Holyhead - Chester line until 30th October (for the November service). Built by the St. George's Harbour and Railway Company in 1858, this branch line heads north through Deganwy before terminating in Llandudno town. Prior to the completion of the junction station, the branch line trains from Llandudno ran through to Conway. At times the branch was worked by horses owing to financial difficulties (certainly during winter of 1862) but was permanently loco-hauled by October 1863.

The photo shows Llandudno Junction first station around 1895. Actually built by the St .George's Harbour Company, and leased to the LNWR in 1862 to be absorbed 11 years later. The shed closed in 1880 after which it was used as a carriage shed until final closure of the station and demolition.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 04:27:13 AM
in 1897 the present station was opened on a much larger site, the two island platforms offering six through lines with two bays at each end.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 04:37:54 AM
I recall in the old forum, there was an inquiry by Hugo who was in search of a hotel believed to be named the North Western. This OS map of the area from 1900 shows the Ferry Farm Hotel on one side of the crossing and the Junction Hotel on the other, with no trace of a North Western Hotel.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 04:46:05 AM
These photo's show the level crossing at the Llandudno Junction end of the
Conway Cob prior to the building of the flyover in 1966.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 04:49:15 AM
Looking east from near the crossing on August Bank Holiday 1957.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 04:59:30 AM
Some old postcards of Llandudno Junction:

The Baptist Chapel is now the Canolfan Iman Centre mentioned above.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 05:10:35 AM
The Station Hotel, known locally as The Killer as this was the place where nearby railway employees went to kill time.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 05:11:48 AM
Some more postcards:
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Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 05:20:22 AM
I found this one of Oswald Buildings  *&(

The stamp which was put on the front of the card is postmarked in Tooting, South West London on 3pm November 25 1907.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on October 19, 2010, 08:10:20 AM
Good work, Trojan!  &well&
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on October 19, 2010, 10:42:55 AM
Yes excellent work.

A few reminders there, particularly for me the level crossing prior to 1966 and the flyover - it's amazing how you forget how some things used to be. Keep them coming.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 07:20:59 PM
Some postcards of Marl Hall:
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 07:21:47 PM
One more:
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on October 19, 2010, 07:55:21 PM
 *&( Trojan, do you have an approximate date for the images on the postcards?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on October 19, 2010, 08:05:13 PM
Marle hall is an interesting building that is often overlooked locally.

The site of Marle Hall dates back to the 1500s where there was originally a monastery. A grand Jacobean mansion thought to have been built in 1661. A fire in the eighteenth century reduced all but the south-east wing to ruins. Through the untiring efforts and vision of William T. Smedley, Secretary of the Birmingham Hospital's Saturday Fund, Marle Hall was rented in 1893, restored and opened in 1894 as a Convalescent Home for Women. Subsequently purchased and equipped for 80 patients by 1903, the Hall  remained a convalescent home for many years. During World War II, the home accommodated children from city areas, and later sick soldiers. In more recent years, Warwickshire County Council converted Marle Hall into the Outdoor Education Centre that it is today.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 08:11:28 PM
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*&( Trojan, do you have an approximate date for the images on the postcards?

The exterior ones, early 20th century. The interior scenes, possibly 1920's.

I remember in the late '70's and early 80"s my friends and I used to infiltrate the building and grounds to try and "cop off" with the girls staying there. That Black Country accent sure was a novelty.

Here's Marl Halls' website:

http://www.marlehall.co.uk/ (http://www.marlehall.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on October 19, 2010, 08:34:14 PM
Does anyone remember the ford nearby, that ran across......I'm sure it was Marl Lane. I think it was diverted when they built the expressway connector roads.

It was pretty deep, especially after heavy rain, and I always remember my Father driving slowly through it, then driving with one foot slightly depressed on the brake pedal afterwards to dry his brakes out.

I seem to remember signs nearby telling motorists to "Dry your brakes" or was it "Test your brakes?"
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on October 19, 2010, 08:44:14 PM
I remember it well, in fact, it was a lovely country lane with the Ford running across it and then alongside the lane for a little while. As you say, crossing the Ford after heavy rain was always a bit of a challenge as the stream swelled up quite a lot and there was always a debate amongst my parents as to whether it was 'safe to cross'.

On the Llandudno side of the lane, next to the Ford, there was a gate and you could follow a path that ran alongside the stream towards what is now the entrance to Bodysgallen Hall.  It was teeming with wildlife and a really pleasant place for a stroll in the Summer - and all destroyed to make way for the A470. So much for progress.

 I think the sign said 'Try Your Brakes'.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Quiggs on October 20, 2010, 12:35:23 AM
I remember it was quite a challenge one winter, because as the vehicles crossed the ford, the plashed water either side of the ford froze on contact with the road, so as you slowed ready to cross, the wheels locked up on the ice and you slid across out of control, causing even more water to accumulate and freeze either side of the ford. Quite a few vehicles were damaged as a result. Winter of '62 / '63. I think.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on November 20, 2010, 02:58:13 PM
I have been told about someone being hit by a train between LJ and Deganwy this morning. Is this true and does anyone know anything about it?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Ian on November 20, 2010, 03:33:27 PM
I'm currently on board the London - Llandudno virgin express, so I'll probably find out when we arrive at the Junction in about an hour.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on November 26, 2010, 04:50:02 PM
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I have been told about someone being hit by a train between LJ and Deganwy this morning. Is this true and does anyone know anything about it?

I think this was a misunderstanding and that there was no incident.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on November 26, 2010, 04:55:51 PM
Takes more than a bit of adverse weather to stop Johnny "Pondo" biking to and from Llandudno. Saw him going up through Deganwy towards Llandudno earlier.

"Keep biking Johnny"  but please stay on the side of the road .... and the correct one at that!


Stan the (Bellringer) man
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on November 26, 2010, 05:04:14 PM
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I'm currently on board the London - Llandudno virgin express, so I'll probably find out when we arrive at the Junction in about an hour.

It's Nov 26th Ian.....everything alright? Must be working on the lines again resulting in delays.  ???
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on November 26, 2010, 05:44:21 PM
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Takes more than a bit of adverse weather to stop Johnny "Pondo" biking to and from Llandudno. Saw him going up through Deganwy towards Llandudno earlier.

"Keep biking Johnny"  but please stay on the side of the road .... and the correct one at that!


Stan the (Bellringer) man
Is he the one that shouts at motorists and does a dance when he gets to Deganwy?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on November 26, 2010, 06:26:28 PM
The very same.  I have also seen him doing a "dance" by Maesdu Golf Club's roadside (maintenance??) buildings.

I think it would be true to that he is a little eccentric!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Ian on November 26, 2010, 07:43:37 PM
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It's Nov 26th Ian.....everything alright? Must be working on the lines again resulting in delays.

Just a few leaves. Wrong kind, though...
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Micox on December 01, 2010, 06:33:08 PM
 D) Anyone remember the Junction YWCA? Used to bike there from Llandudno every night it was open. Had a good mate, Paul Taylor (now a limo magnate in New York) whose parents owned the tobacconist in Oswald's Buildings. We would regularly go for walks through the gate by the ford in Marl Lane (beautiful place now lost) and a couple of times went for midnight moonlight rambles through Marl Woods to the stone outcrop in the middle. From YWs I particularly remember Benny, who had a complete collection of Frankie Laine 78s, Marilyn Jones, Hilary Jones and Naida Williams. Great place.  :twoface:   
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Pendragon on December 01, 2010, 08:31:33 PM
I was told a couple of years ago that at one time Jonny Pongo was a professional footballer until  he damaged his leg, is this true ? He must be fit as you like he cycles everywhere.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: dwsi on February 20, 2011, 06:21:38 PM
Victoria drive from Ferndale road to Y Glyn will closed to all traffic between 0700 and 1900 on the 21/02 to 25/02. Is there anyone out there looking forward to the chaos it's going to cause?  ;D
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bri Roberts on February 20, 2011, 06:44:15 PM
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D) Anyone remember the Junction YWCA?     

I remember it well.

In fact, I captained their table tennis team in the local league in the late sixties.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on March 14, 2011, 01:42:32 PM
"Conwy County Borough Council and the Welsh Assembly Government have prepared a £400,000 Streetscape Enhancement Scheme for Conway Road, as part of the ongoing regeneration of Llandudno Junction. The work involves an overall upgrade of Conway Road, including clearing overgrowth, tackling unsightly areas and providing new planting. Pavements will be refurbished and renewed where needed and new streetlamps, signage and new street furniture will be installed."
http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=142&doc=28238&Language=1 (http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=142&doc=28238&Language=1)

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't all this area completely refurbished a few years ago when Tesco opened - new pavements, street lighting, signage etc? What has Llandudno Junction got that other parts of the County haven't? After all, places like Rhos On Sea haven't seen any work whatsoever in the last 20+ years! Answers on a postcard please to Mike Priestley, the Cabinet Member for the Environment, c/o his Llandudno Junction ward....  :o :laugh:
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: born2run on March 14, 2011, 02:24:28 PM
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I was told a couple of years ago that at one time Jonny Pongo was a professional footballer until  he damaged his leg, is this true ? He must be fit as you like he cycles everywhere.

Not professional - I think he used to play for Conwy. But I did hear he had trials at Manchester United - I think went to the academy or something but left because he was homesick - he knows a lot about football, he often winss bets at the bookies
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 02:55:51 AM
Some photos of the Hotpoint factory, Llandudno Junction - once a major local employer and now, sadly, just a memory.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SDQ on May 10, 2011, 01:51:16 PM
My dad was a foreman in that very building but decided to jump ship once they moved to Bodelwyddan.
The rest of the factory moved first if my memory is correct and the machine shop was last to close.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 06:47:50 PM
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My dad was a foreman in that very building but decided to jump ship once they moved to Bodelwyddan.
The rest of the factory moved first if my memory is correct and the machine shop was last to close.

I think you're right in saying the machine shop was the last to close.

Christmas time was always eventful around the pubs in Llandudno when Hotpoint & Quinton Hazell worker's were on their 'Christmas doo's'. Quinton Hazell is still going but only has a fraction of the workforce that it once had.

This must be the Junction Hotpoint's most famous employee. He worked there when he was 17 years old:

 

 
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on May 10, 2011, 07:52:41 PM
Looking at the Hotpoint pics, it's amazing how quickly you forget what these places were like.
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 08:07:58 PM
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Looking at the Hotpoint pics, it's amazing how quickly you forget what these places were like.

Yes, you certainly do. Here's a photo of the older part of the factory off Conway Road, which was painted white with Booker Cash & Carry in the foreground:
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Micox on May 17, 2011, 08:55:10 PM
Got a job on the washing machine production line at Hotpoint. Lasted two weeks and got out just before the commonly experienced transfer to Denbigh! My mate Harry Lees who joined with me got in with the union in a big way. Ended up the Regional Secretary of GMB in the South West. Now lives in luxurious retirement in Cornwall. Good lad Brother Lees!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on June 24, 2011, 10:27:13 PM
I noticed a "sold" sign on the old Mercedes garage premises tonight. Anyone know what's happening there?
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Post by: Trojan on June 24, 2011, 10:59:47 PM
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I noticed a "sold" sign on the old Mercedes garage premises tonight. Anyone know what's happening there?

I would say that the premises has been sold Stan.  :-X
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Yorkie on June 25, 2011, 07:41:41 AM
Maybe someone has bought them.    :D
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 06:17:43 PM
 L0L
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on June 30, 2011, 05:01:51 PM
Work is going on at the old "Netto" converting it to Asda. I think it was said it would be closed for about a couple of weeks before opening up under new management and livery.

Although the store is smaller than Tesco, it should be interesting to see what effect as an Asda, it will have on "the every little helps" establishment just over the railway line!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on July 04, 2011, 09:50:46 AM
"The Welsh Government will consider this week a plan to close some of its 28 offices across the country. The cabinet will be discussing an ‘options paper’ with the aim said to be to ‘reduce occupancy costs’ by 35%.

The government’s spent a lot of money in recent years on new buildings in Llandudno Junction, Aberystwyth and Merthyr Tydfil. My understanding is that the plan would see more work from smaller offices transferred in future to fill empty capacity in those three larger bases."

http://itvwalesblog.com/2011/07/03/welsh-government-office-closure-plan-considered/ (http://itvwalesblog.com/2011/07/03/welsh-government-office-closure-plan-considered/)

The more people that work in the WG building in Llandudno Junction the better, they will all have to live locally and spend their salaries in the area.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: BrianP on July 04, 2011, 11:15:56 AM
Class of 83, Hotpoint Machine Shop staff. Picture from my fathers collection, photographer unknown
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Post by: Quiggs on July 04, 2011, 02:08:11 PM
The guy on the extreme left, with the tie, is ME, next is foreman Harold Dean then Eddie Sutton, quality control. I was a foreman on days and nights for several years in the Machine Shop and also in the Press Shop and assembly lines.   :D
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on July 06, 2011, 07:57:21 PM
Asda is now open in the Junction.
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Post by: Trojan on July 06, 2011, 11:33:58 PM
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Asda is now open in the Junction.

It's open unusually late. It's just gone 11:30pm.  ???
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Post by: Bellringer on July 07, 2011, 08:27:02 PM
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Asda is now open in the Junction.

No it's not, it opens on Tuesday apparently.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on July 29, 2011, 10:52:19 AM
Looks like it's going to be congested trying to into Tesco at busy times for the next four months as the Black Cat service station is now closed. It will apparently be demolished, and redeveloped (as a service station etc) and it is hoped to open again in November.

Yesterday afternoon it was difficult to get to the Tesco store because of the queue for the petrol station!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on July 29, 2011, 11:23:28 AM
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I noticed a "sold" sign on the old Mercedes garage premises tonight. Anyone know what's happening there?
West End Cycles are having the showroom, whilst the rear bit is to be demolished and replaced by housing.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on July 29, 2011, 01:33:15 PM
So what happened to that area being supposedly designated for 'commercial purposes' or has the designation changed?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on August 07, 2011, 08:21:38 PM
Quite a number of people with impressive camera equipment occupying vantage points in the Junction this evening, trying to get a good picture of a steam train which looked to be heading up to Llandudno itself.

Does anyone have any details?
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Post by: DaveR on August 07, 2011, 08:35:57 PM
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Quite a number of people with impressive camera equipment occupying vantage points in the Junction this evening, trying to get a good picture of a steam train which looked to be heading up to Llandudno itself.

Does anyone have any details?
I heard it chuffing loudly through Colwyn Bay earlier. It is:

Sunday 7 August Steam on the Coast: 'The North Wales Coast Express' Railway Touring Company  Liverpool and Chester to  Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Bangor and Holyhead. Hauled throughout, by one of 6100 Royal Scot,  6201 Princess Elizabeth, or 60019 Bittern.

http://www.nwrail.org.uk/nwnews.htm (http://www.nwrail.org.uk/nwnews.htm)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on August 07, 2011, 09:20:59 PM
Thanks Dave. I'm not a great enthusiast but I suppose nostalgia gets the better of me and I quite like to a steam train if one is in the area.

And now you have given me the link, I can see what's coming this way in the foreseeable future.
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Post by: viv on September 06, 2011, 09:27:19 PM
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I recall in the old forum, there was an inquiry by Hugo who was in search of a hotel believed to be named the North Western. This OS map of the area from 1900 shows the Ferry Farm Hotel on one side of the crossing and the Junction Hotel on the other, with no trace of a North Western Hotel.

The only North Western that I know about was the building now called the Tudno Castle, also closed, by Bog Island in Llandudno - easy to confuse Llandudno and Llandudno Junction!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: GwynHughes on November 15, 2011, 09:20:56 PM
Hi , I'm new to this site , I'm investigating a military aircraft accident which happened near the ford way back in Feb 1944 ...5 fatalities ..and have recently contacted three eye witnesses to this tragic event, but we need to clarify exactly where the plane came down ( into a pond/bog which does not exsist anymore due to the culvert being built to prevent any more flooding in the Meadows estate nearby ....if anyone can supply me with an early aerial shot of the Marl Hall or the surrounding area please forward it on here .

I have these postcard pics of the Ford (you can follow my progress in this investigation on my FB ) .....
I'm hoping to do a talk on this some time next Sept.2012 for the Grwp Hanes Deganwy History Group ..which is advertised regularly in the N.W.W.News once a month under Deganwy ...anyone with any information can please forward here or on our web site...
www.deganwyarchive.co.uk/historygroup (http://www.deganwyarchive.co.uk/historygroup)

Gwyn
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2011, 10:22:01 PM
Very interesting, I remember that ford well. Maybe Dwsi can come up trumps with a map?
Title: Avro Anson 1944
Post by: Bri Roberts on November 15, 2011, 11:25:13 PM
I was lucky enough to be invited along earlier today to the site and it was very interesting to hear the accounts from two of the three eye witnesses about this 1944 accident.

One individual recalled seeing the aeroplane in difficulty somewhere between Maesdu Golf Club and the Deganwy Vardre while the other gentleman remembered seeing a parachute hanging from a tree very near Marl Stream after the crash.

I wish Gwyn well with his research and also listening to his talk later next year.

Meanwhile, I hope Gwyn’s post above will help jog the memories of some of our older forum members and encourage them to come forward with further information to assist Gwyn.
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Post by: dwsi on November 16, 2011, 12:40:02 AM
Map of the area surrounding the ford
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Post by: dwsi on November 16, 2011, 12:44:48 AM
BBC - North East Wales Ask a Local - WWII http://bbc.in/vBTY6o (http://bbc.in/vBTY6o)

TOL Bagillt
Hi Mike, Conway. I have located a reference on my records regarding the enquiry which you made regarding an Avro Anson which crashed at Marl Farm, Llandudno Junction, on the 15 February 1944. The information I have reads as follows: '18th February 1944: Part of an aircraft found on the foreshore at Colwyn Bay. Believed to have dropped off a bomber which crashed at Llandudno Junction, in Caernarvonshire'. Further comments are 'This refers to Avro Anson No N5180 which crashed at Marl Farm, Llandudno Junction, 15th February 1944'. I hope this information assists you in your enquiry. Regards TOL
Thu Jul 26 09:04:07 2007

Mike Sargent, Conwy
Has there ever been a record kept of an Avro Anson which crashed near Marl Farm, Llandudno Junction around 44/45? The aircraft was on a navigational training. I saw it crash. It seemed that the aircraft was over stressed. As the wings were torn off outboard of the engines whilst in the air. The noise it made when the wings came off was just like a large vehicle skidding with all its wheels locked. The aircraft tipped vertically nose down and dived straight into the ground, killing all on board.
Mon Jul 23 12:17:51 2007
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: GwynHughes on November 16, 2011, 01:10:51 AM
thanks DWSI , VERY HELPFUL... WOULD LOVE AN AERIAL SHOT , WONDER HOW I COULD TRACE WHOEVER TOOK THIS POSTCARD SHOT OF WOODLANDS SCHOOL JUST UP THE ROAD , SURELY HE WOULD OF INCLUDED MARL HALL AND BODYSGALLEN HALL IN HIS/HER PORTFOLIO
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Post by: dwsi on November 16, 2011, 01:41:38 AM
this might help -> Picasa Web Albums - G J http://bit.ly/tjjzie (http://bit.ly/tjjzie)

and off-topic - Woodlands School magazines 1957 & 1956 -> Picasa Web Albums - G J http://bit.ly/uzy6A5 (http://bit.ly/uzy6A5)
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Post by: Blodyn on November 17, 2011, 09:37:21 AM
Welcome to the Forum, Gwyn.  Good luck with your research, it sounds an interesting story.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on May 31, 2012, 12:37:49 PM
A shame to hear that the Arriva Bus Depot in Llandudno Junction is closing.  :(
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SDQ on May 31, 2012, 12:44:45 PM
That's a shame. The subject came up often when I worked there in the 90s but it never came to fruition, looks like their luck has finally run out. It was proposed that they run the operation from the trading estate in Junction so I guess a similar thing will now happen.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on May 31, 2012, 12:48:56 PM
Everything is going to their new site in Bangor, I think.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SDQ on May 31, 2012, 12:56:56 PM
I never bought the NWWN this morning but have just read the item on their website.
I can't see how they can run the whole operation from Bangor without having some buses based more locally to cover the earliest of local/Llanrwst services otherwise there will be a lot of dead mileage moving empty buses into place first thing each morning.
I wonder if the drivers are being financially compensated for the extra mileage costs they will now have to incur each day to get to/from work? Somehow I think I sadly know the answer!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on May 31, 2012, 01:05:04 PM
You're right, but I believe that is the plan. They might run services like the 15 from Rhyl Depot maybe?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on August 05, 2012, 07:48:06 PM
Being as i was walking past, I thought I would immortalise the Arriva/Crosville bus depot before it gets demolished or converted into something else. Does anyone know when it first opened?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Paddy on August 06, 2012, 02:36:29 PM
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Being as i was walking past, I thought I would immortalise the Arriva/Crosville bus depot before it gets demolished or converted into something else. Does anyone know when it first opened?

I heard on the grapevine that Waitrose are interested in the site. Has anyone else heard anything?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DVT on December 13, 2012, 12:15:32 PM
I see from today's NWWN and DP that the proposal to build a big VAG dealership on the old Hotpoint site has been turned down - the local councillor saying that it would not create enough new jobs for the locals.

... so, I wonder how many jobs were promised for the Welsh Assembly building, how many people are actually working in the building and how many were taken on as new employees from the local area?

... or doesn't that comparison count?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on December 13, 2012, 12:50:14 PM
I think the problem with the Hotpoint site was that a significant number of the jobs mentioned were just transferred from elsewhere in North Wales, rather than new jobs being created, which is a valid point, I think.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SDQ on December 13, 2012, 01:11:29 PM
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I think the problem with the Hotpoint site was that a significant number of the jobs mentioned were just transferred from elsewhere in North Wales, rather than new jobs being created, which is a valid point, I think.


So the site remains empty creating NO JOBS. Where's the sense in that?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DVT on December 13, 2012, 08:21:29 PM
True ... some of the jobs would be for people transferred from other relatively local areas - but that is due to certain major dealerships losing their VAG franchises ... so the new dealership would be keeping those jobs in the area, along with a few new vacancies, rather than the people made redundant having to go elsewhere or join the dole queue.

You wouldn't expect any company to come in and all the staff be new recruits would you?

The Welsh Assembly promised, if I remember correctly, 900 jobs with many new vacancies for the locals.  How many actually work in there - about half that number.  How many are new recruits from the locality - very few, if any - most were transferred from other Assembly establishments.

Here is a major company willing to invest in the area and be turned down.  Seems any way of improving the area is seen as retrograde by those people we have elected to look after our locality.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on August 16, 2013, 12:39:05 PM
Sad to say the Daily Post today reports that Johnny 'Pondo' Williams died on Tuesday after a short illness. He was 67.

Well known locally in recent years for his biking between the Junction and Llandudno and his eccentric 'dancing' on the roadside or pavement.

RIP Johnny
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: FatAndy on September 03, 2013, 09:47:18 AM
I heard yesterday that the Student Loans Company have taken over one of the wings in the Welsh Government building in the Junction as "paying tenants".  They previously had offices on Princes Drive in Colwyn Bay so I'm guessing they're just transferring jobs rather than creating new ones in the area.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: FatAndy on April 18, 2015, 06:26:23 PM
I've passed through the Junction a couple of times today where there was an event called the Trakz Busking Festival taking place.  There were musicians and groups performing in different locations through the village, a marching band all decked out in the kilts, circus performers and other events including a table top sale (I didn't buy one as our table already has a top) and a hog roast.  I even saw a mayor of some undetermined flavour.  The second time around I walked from one end of the village of the other and listened to about half a dozen live acts of varying quality.  My favourite was a three piece band (guitar, bass, drums) playing outside the Maelgwyn who did a decent version of White Room, the guitarist looked a bit like an accountant but he managed to sound reasonably Claptonesque.  At the other end of the scale was a woman warbling Vera Lynn songs outside the Mercedes garage either unware or unconcerned that her audience was comprised of one very bored looking steward.  There seemed to be plenty of people knocking about, or knocking back pints outside the pubs, and all in all there was a great atmosphere.  The weather played ball as well.

I have to congratulate the organisers on putting together a great community event and hope this becomes an annual event which goes from strength to strength.  If it's on next year I'll be leaving the car at home and joining the people outside the pubs  Z**.  And best of all they put together an highly enjoyable festival without having to introduce a single rip-off fairground ride into the equation  $thanx$.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bri Roberts on April 18, 2015, 06:43:07 PM
Fair comment.

We took the bus over and spent a couple of hours there.

We also spent a pleasant half an hour in Marl Gardens (where the monkey hut used to be) watching the circus performers.

They were excellent and it was a joy to see the smiles on the faces of all the young children.

It is their first year and the organisers are to be congratulated on getting the event off the ground for the Junction.

I sincerely hope the event will go from strength to strength and we shall certainly be supporting it again next year.


Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SDQ on April 18, 2015, 10:43:33 PM
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My favourite was a three piece band (guitar, bass, drums) playing outside the Maelgwyn who did a decent version of White Room, the guitarist looked a bit like an accountant but he managed to sound reasonably Claptonesque..


That was my brother's band (he was on bass/vocals). Glad you liked them!  $thanx$
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: FatAndy on April 20, 2015, 08:37:04 AM
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My favourite was a three piece band (guitar, bass, drums) playing outside the Maelgwyn who did a decent version of White Room, the guitarist looked a bit like an accountant but he managed to sound reasonably Claptonesque..


That was my brother's band (he was on bass/vocals). Glad you liked them!  $thanx$

They were well worth the admission price  ;D.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on April 20, 2015, 09:26:03 AM
Good to see a successful event like this in the Junction.  $good$
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Dave on July 13, 2015, 06:52:19 PM
On a visit this morning I was sad to hear Dr Jayaram has now only a few weeks left before he retires on 30th of September. I'm delighted for him of course but he'll be a loss to the community as he is a marvellous GP, running a small but extremely efficient surgery. He can only be described as a true gentleman.
I wish you well Dr Jay.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2016, 03:51:39 PM
Plans for £40million supermarket development in Llandudno Junction set to be given green light


Representation has also been received by Conwy Council from Mostyn Estates Ltd and others.    I don't suppose that Mostyn Estates objected to the Co-op in Deganwy but perhaps they don't own the freehold at Llandudno Junction and that's why.
While the people in Deganwy I've spoken to are very pleased with the Co-op, competition could be a good thing for prospective customers in the area.



http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/158204/plans-for-40million-supermarket-development-in-llandudno-junction-set-to-be-given-green-light.aspx#.VrNv58jV3GE.email (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/158204/plans-for-40million-supermarket-development-in-llandudno-junction-set-to-be-given-green-light.aspx#.VrNv58jV3GE.email)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Meleri on February 04, 2016, 05:42:53 PM
I have just been on the planning website to have a look at the proposed new supermarket on the old brickworks site and it's very interesting. Tesco are objecting and urging the Planning Committee to refuse planning permission but they would wouldn't they as they would loose an awful lot of customers. Then Pizza Hut who also object don't appear to be happy either as the developer hasn't consulted them about the proposal to demolish their existing site and subsequent relocation to a new unit. Poor McDonalds is seething as the new main entrance to the whole site will be directly from the roundabout on the junction with the A55 and the public will come to 3 other food outlets before them. At the moment they are in a prominent position.
I was hoping this was going to be a quick decision at the planning meeting on Wednesday 10th as our Planning Application for building up here on Sychnant Pass will be heard straight after the Llandudno Junction Supermarket. So it looks like we are in for a long wait then.  :(
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2016, 06:02:26 PM
Good luck for Wednesday Meleri,   $good$
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Meleri on February 04, 2016, 10:43:57 PM
Thanks Hugo  $walesflag$
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on February 05, 2016, 09:05:47 AM
Any word of which supermarket is interested in the site? Waitrose would be nice.  $good$
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SDQ on February 05, 2016, 09:20:39 AM
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Any word of which supermarket is interested in the site? Waitrose would be nice.  $good$


It said in the report that representation was made by (among others KFC, McD) Morrisons so I thought they might be the new supermarket.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Meleri on February 05, 2016, 01:48:09 PM
Local rumour has it as Sainsbury's, which would make sense as the nearest one is Rhyl, with Morrisons being in Colwyn Bay it's a bit near unless they intend closing that one. I wish it was Waitrose Dave as I'm getting fed up at the traffic problems when shopping at Menai Bridge store.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Ian on February 05, 2016, 01:54:52 PM
Yes;  the Menai store involves getting there very early or very late, so you stand some chance of being able to park.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Hugo on February 18, 2016, 11:08:13 PM
Crews tackle laundry blaze in Llandudno Junction


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-35609575 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-35609575)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DaveR on February 19, 2016, 10:17:32 AM
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Crews tackle laundry blaze in Llandudno Junction


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-35609575 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-35609575)
It looks as though the Laundry has been completely destroyed in the fire. Bad news for the employees.  :(
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Dave on March 16, 2016, 12:23:21 PM
You may or may not be aware that right now one of the best wildlife spectacles in the world is happening right here. You need to get down to Llandudno Junction and either park in the RSPB estuary car park( the main one is shut after 5.00pm) or park in Tesco's or the cinema and walk across to the RSPB.
As many as 30,000 starlings roost in the reed beds at the reserve but before landing they fly around in an ever increasing numbers as new arrivals fly in from afar each evening.
These murmurations can be absolutely incredible.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1703/25009858824_15110516bf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E734Gu)Starling murmuration Conwy RSPB (https://flic.kr/p/E734Gu) by Dave Williams (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131256186@N04/), on Flickr
Weird shapes and sizes leaving much to the imagination.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1637/25614193376_7927dab47c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F2rriJ)Starling murmuration Conwy RSPB (https://flic.kr/p/F2rriJ) by Dave Williams (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131256186@N04/), on Flickr
and if you get a nice sunset so much the better!
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1461/25769871506_15b177a8a2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FgcjZq)Starlings at sundown (https://flic.kr/p/FgcjZq) by Dave Williams (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131256186@N04/), on Flickr
Best to get there soon as they will soon be heading off to their breeding grounds.
The numbers start to arrive from 5.45 onwards and they drop in to the reeds just before dark.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Jack on March 16, 2016, 01:29:59 PM
Completely agree Dave - an amazing spectacle. I've been down there a couple of times and it isn't just the sight of the birds it's the sound too as they fly overhead. I was going to post a photo but they are so inferior to yours Dave, I won't embarrass myself!!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Ian on March 16, 2016, 02:17:51 PM
Impressive, Dave.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Gwynant on March 16, 2016, 02:52:05 PM
                 Absolutely amazing photos Dave. At first glance I can just about make out the shape of a running bird with a long tail in the first photo, (the road runner?......), and in the second there is the vague shape of a flying dragon breathing fire down on to the reserve. I have seen this spectacle at dusk above the piers in Aberystwyth and Eastbourne, and also above Manchester Town Centre, (not many reed beds there!)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Dave on March 16, 2016, 02:54:14 PM
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Completely agree Dave - an amazing spectacle. I've been down there a couple of times and it isn't just the sight of the birds it's the sound too as they fly overhead. I was going to post a photo but they are so inferior to yours Dave, I won't embarrass myself!!
Thanks for the compliment Jack but a photo taken yourself is better than someone else's any day of the week. Besides, I won't embarrass myself by telling you how much money I paid for my camera which is why it's so much easier to take shots such as the ones I have posted.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Dave on March 16, 2016, 02:57:58 PM
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                 Absolutely amazing photos Dave. At first glance I can just about make out the shape of a running bird with a long tail in the first photo, (the road runner?......), and in the second there is the vague shape of a flying dragon breathing fire down on to the reserve. I have seen this spectacle at dusk above the piers in Aberystwyth and Eastbourne, and also above Manchester Town Centre, (not many reed beds there!)

Thanks Gwynant, the second one reminds me of the Take That Royal variety performance a couple of years back. Men in weird outfits, or lack of. What HM thought of it I hate to think!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: hollins on March 16, 2016, 03:27:17 PM
Oh wow Dave, those photos are fantastic.
I have tried to take photos of murmurations but with hopeless results.
Thank you for sharing them with us and for the tips on seeing this spectacle for real.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SteveH on March 30, 2016, 10:48:05 AM
Llandudno Junction £40m superstore plan moves a step closer

A £40 million superstore and restaurant complex is a step closer to reality after the proposals cleared a major hurdle in the planning process.
Conwy County Borough Council gave outline planning permission to the scheme in Llandudno Junction last month but the Welsh Government wanted to decide whether to “call it in” because it was so important.
Now the Welsh Government has decided that the scheme is only of “local” importance” and decided against ruling on it themselves.

Tesco and Morrisons had claimed the scheme would harm local town centres.
The owner of the Junction Leisure Park (Legal & General), which would see a road cut across their site and Pizza Hut relocated, also wrote to object along with Llandudno landowner Mostyn Estates, Parc Llandudno and fast food giants McDonald’s and KFC.

This latest move from the Welsh Government helps paves the way for an operator to develop the former Brickworks Site on Tre Marl Industrial Estate.
Several chains ruled themselves out before outline planning permission was secured for a superstore unit, petrol filling station, four restaurant units, including one to replace an existing one. There would also be a link road to the A55.

The Welsh Government said that although there are “issues concerning the retail impact” the council “appears to have satisfied itself of the proposal’s possible benefits”.
It adds that a flood risk for up to a quarter of the site can be managed.

Clare Dicks, a decisions manager acting on behalf of the Minister for Natural Resources, told Conwy Council on March 24 that the issues are local.
She wrote: "In view of this, I do not consider that the application should be called in for determination by the Welsh Ministers and it is now for your council to determine the application as it sees it."

Cllr Chris Cater, Conwy Council planning committee chairman, told the Daily Post: "The application has been approved and will go ahead."
Local Cllr Meirion Hughes, said “on balance” the scheme would be a “good thing” for Llandudno Junction with the creation of up to 300 jobs.

It is believed that one condition of any supermarket firm taking on the site would be that they would not be allowed to run a Post Office. There is already a branch on Conway Road in Llandudno Junction.
But he urged caution.
He added: “It’s still down to the markets and whether there’s somebody out there who wants it (the site).”

Cllr Mike Priestley, who also represents Llandudno Junction, said he is concerned for the existing traders in the area.
He said: “It’s fair to say a lot of businesses in Llandudno Junction have got hardened to the effects of Tesco but I agree we need some sort of protection for businesses in Llandudno Junction.”

The project is being developed by Conygar Investment Company PLC.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-junction-40m-superstore-plan-11110024 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudno-junction-40m-superstore-plan-11110024)




Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SteveH on June 22, 2016, 05:18:37 PM
Llandudno Junction Premier Inn wants 22 bedroom extension due to surging demand.

The company says that the hotel close to the A55 is one of the best performing in the region in terms of occupancy.
Now they want to add another 22 bedrooms to the hotel to meet demand - taking the total number of rooms to 81.

The firm says it will create extra jobs at the hotel and also further support the attached Afon Conwy restaurant.
Under the plans they would add an extension to the existing hotel site.
A spokesman said: "The proposed extension will create new jobs, both during the construction phase and in the form of additional hotel and restaurant staff in reception, room maintenance, building maintenance and security.

"Additional visitors to the area will also generate income for local businesses in the wider area, as some guests will look beyond the site to spend their time, take meals, and other purchases."

Premier Inn is also due to start work on a £10m project to redevelop the Tudno Castle hotel in Llandudno
ref DP
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on June 23, 2016, 10:52:16 AM
And to think that site was available for quite a while with no takers initially.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on August 19, 2016, 12:46:36 PM
Barclays Bank is circulating customers to advise that the Llandudno Junction branch will close on Friday 2 December.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: ormegolf on August 19, 2016, 08:38:46 PM
Hello Bellringer. I thought it was closing end of September, not December.
  Never mind. This makes me feel old. In the late 1950's I worked on the counter in Barclays, Conwy. We had several business customers from the junction. One, John Chard, used to walk every day rom the Ffyes bananas storage to us. All used to moan constantly that the Junction had Midland and Nat.Prov but no Barclays. So eventually, around about 1968 Barclays gave in and opened in the present building.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Bellringer on August 19, 2016, 09:43:58 PM
Hello Mike. My letter definitely says Friday 2 December.
I worked in local Barclays branches from 1983 till retirement in 1995 but mainly 84 Mostyn Street.
I was interested a while ago when you posted about working in the Conwy branch, premises which are now Edwards the Butchers. So in recent years Barclays has closed branches at Old Colwyn, Rhos on Sea, Conwy and now the Junction. Of course there was also the sub branch at the Dolgarrog Aluminium works which operated on a couple of days a week. That closed quite a while before the works closed down.
How things change!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: ormegolf on August 20, 2016, 07:42:34 PM
  First I have ever heard about the Aluminium works. But I do remember my Dad who at that time was manager at Rhos trying hard to get a counter in the Ministry of Food Meat and livestock offices. Newly built in Dinerth Road. Now as far as I know local government offices. I think he fancied something like two days a week, but it never came to anything because by around the end of the 1940s the Min of Food had all moved back to Guildford their home at the start of the war.
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SteveH on August 22, 2016, 03:27:03 PM
Travellers have set up camp at a Llandudno Junction car dealership.

They arrived at about 6pm on Sunday at Premier Toyota’s site on the Tre Marl industrial estate.
Three caravans and four other vehicles arrived after apparently being moved on by police from another site on the estate.

North Wales Police confirmed they were aware of the trespass, but said it is a civil matter for the business to pursue.

A spokesman for the Premier Toyota dealership said: “The police had moved them on from somewhere else on the estate and, instead of going off, they came onto our site.
“The local police were here first thing this morning, but it’s a trespass and it’s not in their jurisdiction.”
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/travellers-set-up-camp-llandudno-11783383 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/travellers-set-up-camp-llandudno-11783383)

Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SteveH on October 07, 2016, 02:29:56 PM
The owner of the Cineworld site in Llandudno Junction wants to build three more restaurants in the car park.
Legal and General(L&G) have submitted a plan to Conwy council for the extra eating places located on Junction Leisure Park, next to the existing Pizza Hut and McDonald's restaurants.

But the application could impact on the planned access road to a separate £40m development for a large superstore and three other restaurants on land next door.
That project - which would include an access road across the leisure park site - was approved by Conwy planners earlier this year despite opposition from L&G.

More  http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/llandudno-junction-cineworld-site-wants-11993040 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/llandudno-junction-cineworld-site-wants-11993040)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: DVT on October 07, 2016, 04:28:30 PM
The world's gone mad - there are already three eating places on that site - the report seems to miss out KFC.

Is it any wonder there are so many obese people - seems every new establishment is somewhere to eat!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: PhilMick on October 07, 2016, 04:33:59 PM
Are they going to call it Diabetes Row?
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: born2run on October 07, 2016, 05:11:02 PM
Plus you can eat IN the cinema! Can also eat at almost every supermarket and virtually every pub these days.
No wonder those poor tourists couldn't fit on the train to Snowdon!
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Cambrian on October 07, 2016, 08:52:36 PM
Mmmm.  Could it be some gamesmanship in order to increase land value if someone else needs it for access ??
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: PhilMick on October 08, 2016, 07:29:46 AM
Seems like your going to need wider walkways in the future to get around the Junction.

Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SteveH on January 04, 2017, 10:27:17 AM
Developer says £40m Llandudno Junction supermarket project on track for 2017 start.
The 300 job scheme includes a superstore and restaurants and could be open by 2019

Developers say a £40m superstore and restaurants project is on track to start in 2017 with strong demand from national supermarket chains.

Conwy council gave outline planning permission to the scheme on the Old Brickworks site in Llandudno Junction last year despite considerable opposition.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/developer-says-40m-llandudno-junction-12401038 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/developer-says-40m-llandudno-junction-12401038)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: SteveH on April 26, 2017, 03:03:41 PM
Live: Burst pipe in Llandudno Junction sends 40ft jet of water in the air
Watch incredible footage of burst main shooting jet of spray over homes on Marl Road.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-burst-pipe-llandudno-junction-12946821 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-burst-pipe-llandudno-junction-12946821)
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Nemesis on April 26, 2017, 06:03:39 PM
Just what everyone needs when people are arriving, imagine Travelodge with no water to flush the loos. :o :o
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Quiggs on April 27, 2017, 05:34:52 PM
Or all the other hotels, cafes etc.  :'(H
Title: Re: Everything to do with Llandudno Junction
Post by: Nemesis on April 27, 2017, 08:24:56 PM
We all managed.. just ! Ours was back on by about 9pm