Rhyl History Club has placed a plaque in the grounds of Bodrhyddan Hall to remember Rhyl’s first Station Master, Mr. Thomas Winston.
The plaque has been placed beside the animal trough which stood next to Rhyl’s Town Hall, in Queen Street, for almost 100 years.
Mr Winston was a remarkable man, quiet and unassuming, he was a great benefactor to the town and was Rhyl’s first Station Master. On Monday, May 1st, 1848 the railway opened in Rhyl and Mr Winston sold the first ever ticket for travel from the station. For many years afterwards he was in the habit of attending the booking office on May 1st and booking a passenger in commemoration of the event.
To read more about Thomas Winston click here
read more information about the trough here, on historypoints
and more about Bodrhyddan Hall here, on historypoints.