This week, the Rhyl Reflections team interviewed the lovely Cath Angell, who holidayed in Rhyl circa 1959.
Cath came to Rhyl from the Midlands, and explained that back then, Rhyl was considered a prime holiday destination, and was recommended from one generation to the next.
Cath had many wonderful stories about the variety of different B&B’s she stayed in – all with unique experiences. Her initial impression of Rhyl was how magical the sea was, and the atmosphere in the area.
Some of her favourite memories included riding the donkeys on the beach, and the hovercraft that used to frequent the sea front. There were also fond recants of the Water Splash ride!
Cath remembers the packed beaches and the bustle of a thriving seaside resort. She especially remembers the hunky men in the theatre shows!
Before finally settling in Rhyl, Cath was a regular visitor to the area and holidayed with her own children. Cath is a well-loved figure in the area and helps out at the local food bank at North Denbighshire Communities 1st. She lives here with her daughter and her granddaughter – three generations of one family right here in Rhyl.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this weeks session – and special thanks to Linda Hurst for her photography. Your handwork and dedication to the project is certainly shining through the quality of work achieved – well done to you all.