Monday, 23 May 2011

No Flats

No Flats, originally uploaded by davidrobertsphotography.

I saw this graffiti on a sign in the Pwllycrochan Conservation Area of Colwyn Bay. One wonders if the vandal may have a point, as several large Victorian houses in that area have disappeared over the past few years, to be replaced by Apartment Blocks.

Surely allowing Permission for such developments is against the whole ethos of a Conservation Area?


Dereliction, originally uploaded by davidrobertsphotography.

I snapped this shot of the side entrance to Colwyn Bay Pier at the weekend. Sad to see how the process of decay is accelerating.

I only hope that the Friends of the Pier are ready to hit the ground running if they are able to assume ownership of the Pier - I understand that Conwy Council will be holding a Meeting in June to decide whether they will buy the Pier and then pass it on to the Friends Group to run.

Thursday, 5 May 2011


Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore

Rhos on Sea Savoyards are performing Ruddigore, an operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan, for 4 nights 18th - 21st May 2011. The Show starts at 7.30pm and it takes place at St. Paul’s Church Hall, which can be found in Rhiw Road Colwyn Bay (almost opposite the Town Hall). Tickets are only £5 for a musical show that pokes fun at both gothic horror and etiquette.

If you would like to reserve tickets, please contact Alison Smith on 07955 070885.

Rhos on Sea Savoyards is an amateur group that specialises in Gilbert and Sullivan; they’ve been around for nearly 30 years: more details on their website at

Monday, 2 May 2011

Promenade Day 2011

After a rather wet start (due to the high tide, not rain!), the Promenade Day at Colwyn Bay was another big success! As with the Extravaganza at Llandudno, it was good to see so many people enjoying themselves.

Sunday, 1 May 2011


Ta Daaaa!, originally uploaded by davidrobertsphotography.

The Victorian Extravaganza in Llandudno has had perfect weather this year and the crowds have been larger than ever as a result. Good to see so many people enjoying both the event and the town of Llandudno itself - it's what the resort was built for after all.

Credit must be given to the Organisers and Volunteers who put so much event into setting up the event every year. Photo shows the very talented Mr. David Alexander of Alexander's Travelling Show.

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