Sunday, 27 March 2016


Pier Hotel, Belvoir Hotel

Last Sunday I posted the above Rhyl image from a card dated 1904. The question: What is the name of the building nearest to camera?
The answer: Pier Hotel.
It was in East Parade on corner of Church Street (the next building along is the Westminster). The Pier Hotel's original name was Belvoir Hotel.


Also posted was a picture of a keyring.The question: What Rhyl attraction does it advertise specifically (2 words)?
The answer: Knights Caverns.
Here is the picture re-angled and with name restored:

Knights Caverns was/were part of the Palace Fun Centre, 38-45 West Parade (just to your right of Edward Henry Street). The photo below was taken this month by Yours Truly and it reveals changes:

The caverns have been replaced by a Lazer Zone - whatever that is.

Scoring 1 win for the Pier Hotel and/or 1 win for Knights Caverns:
Dilys Bagnall 1, Jane Shuttle 1, The Great Gareth 1 and Sue Handley 1. 

Sue says: "How the price of parking has gone up! We now pay £1 for 4 hours in Brighton Road car park. After 1st April it will be £1 for 1 hour - that is a rise of 75p an hour. Makes my blood boil!"


Thyme Out the cafe that opened during December 2015 in White Rose Centre has branched out and is now operating outside Superdrug as well. This photo was taken yesterday by Yours Truly:

Superdrug, Thomas Cook

Clintons Cards of 53-55 High Street have gone and Bill Ellis noted that they took their fascia. This revealed the name of a former business Fosters which Bill thinks was a menswear shop. Photo taken yesterday by Yours Truly:

Clintons Cards

TUE 4th APR 2017 UPDATE: On the subject of Knights Caverns in the Palace Fun Centre, the following card has landed here at Jones Towers by supernatural means.

Click on the card to read small print.

This reference is for indexing purposes: John Jones Publishing Ruthin.