Watch the Royal Visit to Rhyl 1902

Watch this fabulous old film footage, shot by Arthur Cheetham.  It was filmed on the occasion of the visit to North Wales of the Prince and Princess of Wales, they stopped at Rhyl to open the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

click on the link to watch:



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2 responses to “Watch the Royal Visit to Rhyl 1902

  1. Robert (aka Bob)

    Wow, that is taken from opposite where Wm. Roberts Shop was, (on the right hand side of Stead & Simpsons). This is confirmed later with long footage of the ‘Coal And Seed Merchant’ sign on the first floor recess above the corner doorway of High St and Brighton Road, (previously Shipley Street, after the Bishop of St Asaph). Above which was The Villiers Hotel and Temperance Tea Rooms with a Glass Roof Garden, which was destroyed by a fire.
    Also opposite is The Alexandra Hotel, on the other westerly corner of High Street, which was a Mail Stage Post to change horses in the stables at the rear, on route from Chester to Caernarvon.
    The procession of ‘Brass Helmets’ was going towards the railway station.
    On reflection I am quite surprised as I was led to believe that the Wm.Roberts Company didn’t move to that site till about 1925 as they used to occupy the opposite southerly corner, with the family home above the shop, prior to the Odeon Cinema being built there instead.

  2. Carole Smythe

    Unable to watch this video in Canada – says content is unavailable for this location.

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