The mystery of the ginnel besides Marks and Spencer (north side) rumbles on, Paul says this alley was known as Greenbank Square. We now have a photograph of Gibson Jones Printer/Leader Offices which was situated at the end of the alley. Richard thinks Sussex Place may be off Queen Street. There is also a Sussex Lane which links Sussex Street and Queen Street. The correspondence regarding the mystery is re-printed below. All information/memories gratefully received.
“A plea for help. Next time you are speaking to one of your “ancients” can you please ask if anyone can recall an alley, off the east side of High Street, called Sussex Place. It was above Marks & Spencers and I am convinced there was a sign on the side of a building. I have a suspicion it could have been the alley that led to the Leader office! If i cannot get confirmation I will, sadly, have to admit that I am definitely losing the plot”
“Mike, I have a feeling that Sussex Place is off Queens Street, just past the rear of Wilkinsons and before Sussex Street. It leads to the rear of premises on Sussex Street.”
With ref to the question about Sussex place. The Alley leading to the Leader Office was Greenbank Square. I did some research on this a few years ago. One entrance to it can still be seen down the side of M&S. There were 2 entrances in high st and quite a lot of people lived in the Square. Ref 1891- census onwards. Sussex place however ( and I remember the sign) was io think off Queen st. But will ask my dad to clarify as he is a “Rhyl Ancient” lol”