Nightclubs in Rhyl 1980s 90s

Now Rhyl had quite a few nightclubs back in the 80s. Maybe this will bring back some memories and you may even comment and dust off a few memories for me! My faves had to be Frankies and The Bistro as Frankies was the first club i had been to which was for an inter 6th where all the 6th […]

The Arcades in Rhyl in the 1980s

Ah so much of my youth wasted in the Arcades in Rhyl. If it wasn’t the suncentre then you could always find us in the arcades. Looking back though it was great fun and their used to be a group of us who would always try and hit the jackpot on the Ace Chase, Miners, Line Up machines and anything […]

Alton Towers and Cheese Spread Baps

I’m sure my sister will agree with this memory. Back in the 80s as our parents ran a flatlet and guest house we didn’t get a day off in the summer holidays as the rooms were always full with guests. So our treat was to go to Alton Towers on a school day, usually in september when school had just […]

Roger Jones Timber Merchants, Rhyl

I recently found a photo of ‘Roger Jones Timber Merchant’ in Rhyl from the 80s. I remember it so well as i would have been 11, the Falklands war was just kicking off and my dad had just been laid off as a joiner at Lowther College which is known as Bodelwyddan Castle. Luckily my Dad who was an amazing […]

Dolawen Nurses Home, Rhyl

I’ve been trying to find out for weeks what this building was called. I actually thought it was a ‘nunnery’ but just found out that it was a Nurses Quarter and Training rooms but was known by the locals as ‘nunnery’. I was only young in the 80s when it was all closed down and ready to be knocked down […]

Our Labs : Charlie and Rosie

A photo of our beautiful labs Charlie and Rosie who are Mother and Son. Charlie is nearly one year old now and Rosie had a littler of 7 beautiful labs this time last year. When Charlie was born his whole body would shake continously and he just used all his energy to drag himself across the floor. We were certain […]

Favourite teacher Rhyl High School in the 80s

It’s funny how you always remember that one special teacher in school. Back in the 80s in Rhyl High School in North Wales i think most peoples favourite teacher was the Art teacher Mr Brian Hughes. This guy was just so cool and would talk about everything and anything and just let you be yourself. Another side of him is […]

Growing up in Rhyl in the 80s

I grew up in Rhyl in the 80s and have so many fond memories. My parents ran a flatlet house in beechwood road named ‘Cranbourne’ (also a few years later they would purchase next door and turn it in to a guest house named ‘The Links’). A few years back when i was unemployed i went to Rhyl Library and […]

Rhyl Suncentre and my youth

Rhyl Sun Centre….some might say a misspent youth but i loved the place in the 80s. Spent most of my teen years in there and they were some very happy times. My sister and I used to get a free pass because our parents used to have a flatlet house in Beechwood Road and we advertised the Sun Centre. We […]

Cumberland Bakery Food from the 80s

When i was in Abergele 6th form we all used to go down to Cumberlands and lunchtime and join the queue down the road….the place was always rammed to the ceiling with schoolkids wanting their hot n buttered baps (basically this consisted of a large fresh bap with crusty top. The bap was then sliced open and you could have […]