In true “Antiques Roadshow” style we have been given a bag of cine films that was bought in a car boot sale. Many of them have uninspiring titles such as “Christmas 1967”, but one was entitled “Marine Lake”. When we had this film digitised we saw a film that seems to have been taken from the Ocean Beach, looking towards the Pleasure Beach. It appears to show the demolition and burning of the roller coaster “The Figure of Eight”. Please comment if you can name the year, remember the Figure of Eight or have any other information.
If anyone knows the provenance of the films, who we should credit etc., please contact Rhyl History Club.