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Rhos On Sea Pier Early 1900s
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DaveR

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PostedOctober 26, 2010, 07:36:48 PM
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Alan Slater

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Comment #1 - Posted September 04, 2013, 11:57:44 AM
I think this is the only photograph taken from the end of Rhos pier that I have seen. However, one thing puzzles me... the 'twin-peaked' hill to the left does not seem to match the current topography of the area. It can't be Bryn Euryn which is just visible above the buildings to the left of centre and is too high for Colwyn Heights. Does anyone know what it is and whether, therefore, the photograph is really what it purports to be?

DaveR

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Comment #2 - Posted September 23, 2013, 09:24:45 PM
I would say it is Bryn Euryn, but before all the current tree cover has grown? I've noticed in quite a few Victorian era postcards that hills etc are curiously devoid of trees, making 'then & now' comparisons sometimes a little tricky.

Alan Slater

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Comment #3 - Posted September 30, 2013, 11:57:48 PM
Thank you for responding. Since posting my first comment I have been studying dozens of photographs of Bryn Euryn and I've come to the conclusion that you must be right. Obviously it's difficult to find one now from the same vantage point but I have found some that do, indeed, show the 'twin-peaks' of the hill. As to the absence of trees; that added to my puzzlement originally because the left side of the Bryn visible in the photograph is covered by an ancient woodland that would have been there when the photograph was taken. However, I have found images from around the same period, from different angles, which do show the trees more clearly, particularly around the lower slopes and on the side not visible in this photograph.

Thanks again.
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