Monday, 20 April 2009

BOYS WILL BE BOYS



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THIS IS THE BLOG OF COLIN JONES, RHYL TOWN COUNCILLOR: BODFOR WARD
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These pictures are from Gaynor Williams of the shop ‘Aquarius’ in Market Street.

Shown at the top is Colet House, East Parade (now St. David’s Residential Home for the Elderly) when it was a boys' school. It is a card postmarked 19 September 1904 and addressed to Rev. C.J. Bradshaw of Altrincham, Cheshire, from R.M. Hugh Jones of Colet House saying, “Will you kindly let me know this week if you wish your son to learn any of the following subjects – Music, Drawing, Dancing, Carpentry.”

The other picture was taken by local photographer Rae Pickard and is strongly suspected to show boys from Colet House; they look dressed about right for a private ‘prep school’ of the type. I wonder if they were less trouble than your average Rhyl lads . . .

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