On this day…

On this day, January 22nd, 1910:

The Rhyl Record and Advertiser reported on various entertainments in Rhyl.  St. Mary’s annual tea and concert took place at the Town Hall on Thursday, January 20th.  It announced that on February 7th and 8th two entertainments would be given in the Town Hall by the Rhyl Operatic Society, also that the Rhyl Choral Society has vacancies for tenors and basses – next practice, Friday 8 pm.  It also described Rink Hockey and a Skating Gymkhana at the Queen’s Rink, during which the Rhyl Town Band played delightful music.

Most eye catching however was an advertisement for the trip to London:

London Pantomimes

panto“The L&N.W.R. Co. intend running a cheap excursion to London on Thursday, February 10th, return fare 11s 6d.  A Breakfast car will be run on the outward journey, and Supper car on the return – 2s 6d each meal – for those who wish to avail themselves of this.  Also, seats can be booked for the Drury Lane Pantomimes (Aladdin) at 4s and 5s each”

* The train fare at 11s 6d would be £57.33 in today’s money.  Pantomime tickets at 4s and 5s would be £19.94 and £24.93.  Meals at 2s 6d would be £12.46.

prices calculated via:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1633409/Historic-inflation-calculator-value-money-changed-1900.html

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1 Comment

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One response to “On this day…

  1. dorothy jones

    That is a very interesting piece of news.

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