Inspection of Water Works (with Lunch in the Marquee).

Rhyl Urban District Council carried out its 17th Annual Inspection of Water Works on 17th June, 1910.


This is how the proceedings were reported in the Rhyl Journal 25th. June 1910:

“On Friday last the members of the Rhyl Urban District Council paid their annual visit to the reservoirs. The party numbered 25, consisting of 19 councillors and officials, five guests and the local chief of police.  A start was made from Paradise Street at 10 a.m.  The first visit of inspection was at the service reservoir and filter at Glascoed, which were found to be in beautiful order, the bailiff having a capital show of flowers in the grounds.  Proceeding by was of Pont Ddol and Llanefydd village, the Dolwen and Plas Uchaf reservoirs were next visited, and found to be both nearly full, so that there is no fear of any shoratage of water this year. The business part of the day being completed, the party sat down to lunch in a field adjoining the reservoir, and full justice was done to a very admirable menu provided by Mr Philip Thomas.

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A number of toasts were subsequently honoured, the principal one being ‘success to the water undertaking’ proposed by the Chairman of the Council in a brilliant oratorical effort, and responded to by the Chairman of the Water Committee.  The return journey was made by way of Bryn-y-Pin pass arriving back at Rhyl at 6-30. The weather was glorious and all had an enjoyable and instructive day. General satisfaction was expressed at the admirable order in which the ratepayers’ estate was found.”

Thanks to Maggi Blythin for contributing this week’s post, the details of which dare I say, sound rather like a “jolly”.



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