Many of the posts on this site take time to research, some are easier and some just fall into your lap.  A kind donor has sent these interesting photos for us all to enjoy.

This first image shows the construction of the Coast Road or the Gronant Road as it is described on the photo.  The date is unknown but the Edith Vizard Nurses Home or “Hendre”, built c.1900, can be clearly seen at the rear of the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

donor 1 gronant rd coast rd copy

This second photograph shows Pendyffryn Road.  Plas Penyddeuglawdd, which is now a derelict building, can be seen in the distance.  The date is again unknown.

donor 2 pendyffryn rd copy

Next up is a photograph of the bottom of the H Bridge – looking towards Home Bargains and Morrisons.  Lovely to see all the steam from the railway engines.

donor 3 h bridge copy

and here are the next three images, the Rhyl postmen photo is c.1920:

Donor 6donor 4

donor 5

Thank you!



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6 responses to “Serendipity

  1. Brilliant!!! These photos are part of all our heritage and are priceless. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.
    I hope one day to see photos of Cefndy Brickpit when it was going full tilt in the thirties. Someone must have them, safely tucked away.

  2. Sandra

    Great photos, lovely to know that these photos are being documented. The T W Roose(Thomas Watkins) Roose was my Grandfather. He was a Bellman/Town Crier, the last official Town Crier in Rhyl so I have been told.
    He lived in Rhyl for most of his life living in Hope Place and passed away in 1939. I have 2 photos of him in his Regalia, but both different uniforms! I still have his original Bell. It is thought to be a ship’s bell as his father and many other family members were Sea Captains from Anglesey. I have previously given the history club copies of the 2 photos in my possession and would love to have a copy of this one if anyone would be so kind as to let me have one please.

    • Tracey

      Nice to hear Sandra,
      was he married to Maggie Roose nee Wynne )
      as i have a coupole of photo,s of Gladys & Maggi Wynne in Rhyl around 1911, if you drop me a line will send you the original from the tide table Aug 1921

  3. Brooksy

    Great photos. Lovely to see them on the the well run and organised blog. Well done Ruthy. And what was the answer to the September quiz. Plus, we could do with a town crier now.could we generate enough support through this site to raise the issue withe council.

  4. Thanks very much for the interesting information about T.W. Roose, Sandra. If you e-mail the club (see “About us” page) I can then get in touch with you.

    Brooksy – you’ll have to wait until the end of the month!

  5. Sandra

    Would love to see the all the photos please, but the info you have, I think is wrong. He was married to actually married to an Ellen Littler who moved here from from Chester. How do I contact you please.

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