The one that got away !

I came across this photo of a model of Rhyl Pier as it was in its heyday. It was originally 2,355 feet long and was 60 feet longer than Llandudno Pier. With all the talk and arguments over the future of Colwyn Bay Pier I thought it was appropriate to remind us all how Rhyl Pier looked. What a shame that through misfortune it slowly reduced to the last 300 feet when it had to be finally removed for safety reasons in 1973. I remember walking to Rhyl with my older brother and taking shelter from the weather underneath the pier before going to the cinema. Let us all hope Colwyn Bay Pier has a better future.


Picture reproduced with kind permission of Paul Baker at Diabolus.

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