Last month's post titled Rhuddlan Days brought correspondence. "I used to think of Rhuddlan as a village on the edge of Rhyl," says Dewi Roberts, "Now I think of Rhyl as a town on the edge of Rhuddlan."
Rhuddlan Castle, St. Mary's Church on a high bank on the northwest side of River Clwyd, and Parliament House in High Street, are well documented elsewhere. So is the bridge over the river - which once was the only way to get from Rhyl to Abergele.
Here are five less ancient sights from my own own collection:
Above: High Street. On your left the Vicarage Lane turning. On your right Victoria Buildings on corner of Princes Road; the shop with a conical shape over a bay window is eternally - for me - Marsden's. The building still exists and still catches the eye.
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Below:The colour photo shows the Children's Pool at Sun Valley Holiday Camp; the camp was and still is in Marsh Road, Rhuddlan.
The black-and-white shows Pleasant View Camp in Abbey Road, currently known as Pleasant View Park.
Below: Pengwern Hall near Rhuddlan, The building is in Sarn Lane, the road that leads to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan. These days it is a care home & college for young people with disabilities.
Here is the company Corbett-Williams exhibiting circa 1920 (possibly in Cardiff). The company made agricultural equipment at Rhuddlan's iron works or foundry on the southeast side of River Clwyd:
FRI 17th FEB 2017 UPDATE: The following image, captioned 'Munition Workers – Rhuddlan Iron Works 1915' and featuring Capt Francis Corbett ,is from a 2016 book titled The John Williams Story: Phoenix Ironworks Rhuddlan near Rhyl, North Wales.
The author of this book is Gwynfor Williams and it is available from Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Williams-Story-Gwynfor/dp/0995468907/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1
For more information about the history of the village see the website of Rhuddlan Local History Society: