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Summer Quiz Answers.

One of the two quiz photographs was correctly identified by Pat

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“Lluesty Mair”  is the name on the lintel above the door of the Presbytery belonging to St. Mary’s Church, Wellington Road, Rhyl.

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Summer Quiz.

Two photographs here that shouldn’t be too difficult…

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Answers will be published at the end of the month – if you don’t get there first…

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Quiz Solution and King George V

quiz new year 2015 This plaque was correctly identified by Pat as being on the Lych Gate at the Church Cemetery, Dyserth Road.

 

 

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The second plaque was not identified.  It is in the Botanical Gardens, see photographs:

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This plaque is a memorial to King George V who died on January 20th 1936.

In “The Bulletin – the changing fortunes of the Botanical Gardens” by Glynis Shaw:

http://www.whgt.org.uk/documents/bulletin/bulletin52.pdf

it says “In October 1936 Rear Admiral R. Rowley Conwy C.M.G., Lord Lieutenant of the County, requested that a fund be established for a National Memorial to the late King George V” and “a further two-acre Memorial Garden with a bandstand was to be made by Madryn Avenue”.  Has the plaque been re-sited?  Does anyone have any memory of the Memorial Garden for George V?

George V became King in May 1910 when Edward V11 died.  There were Silver Jubilee celebrations in Rhyl in May 1935.  The King died within the year in January 1936.

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From The Programme of Festivities in Honour of the Silver Jubilee of H.M. King George V.

 

 

 

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Quiz – Winter 2015

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New Year – new quiz photos…

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Quiz – Autumn 2014

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An easier quiz photo this time, the solution at the end of the month unless you get there first…

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Quiz solution – Hubertstone House

The April Quiz contained two photographs.  One was correctly identified but the other photograph has remained a mystery.  See link below:

https://rhylhistoryclub.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/quiz-april-2014/

Apologies for anyone eagerly awaiting the answer which was promised for the end of May.

Quiz photo The Huberstone House plaque is on Marine Drive, on what is now “Sunholme”.  It was the home of Mr  and Mrs Hubert O’Grady.  The Lyric Hall in Market Street was was run by Mr And Mrs O’Grady at one time.  The Lyric Hall, also once known as the Operetta House, is best remembered as Cheetham’s Cinema.  It was on the corner of Glanglasfor and Market Street, see also

https://rhylhistoryclub.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/november-quiz-lyric-hall-and-cheethams-silvograph/

In J.W.Jones’ book “Rhyl, its town and its people” (1970) he says “I remember her (Mrs O’Grady) when she was a widow riding her pony-cart in the town.  They specialised in Irish plays such as “The Colleen Bawn”, “The Shaughraun” and “The Fenian”, and I believe that Mr O’Grady wrote some of the plays himself.”

 

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thanks to Shirley for help with this.

 

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