One of the two quiz photographs was correctly identified by Pat
“Lluesty Mair” is the name on the lintel above the door of the Presbytery belonging to St. Mary’s Church, Wellington Road, Rhyl.
Two photographs here that shouldn’t be too difficult…
Answers will be published at the end of the month – if you don’t get there first…
The second plaque was not identified. It is in the Botanical Gardens, see photographs:
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:
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.
The April Quiz contained two photographs. One was correctly identified but the other photograph has remained a mystery. See link below:
Apologies for anyone eagerly awaiting the answer which was promised for the end of May.
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
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.”
thanks to Shirley for help with this.