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Colwyn Bay in Victorian and Edwardian times

Including Old Colwyn, Penmaenrhos, Llysfaen, and Rhos on Sea

Through the lenses of the picture postcard photographers.

Colwyn Bay Hotel


Colwyn Bay `grew up` with the arrival of the steam engine and the railways, and the town was developed to accomodate the hordes of holidaymakers and sightseers who would flock to the seaside to enjoy the sights and sea air away from the smoke and grime of the developing industrialised britain. They would want to tell their friends of their holiday and what better way than to send them a colour photograph of their favourite seaside resort. And so, the postcard photographers had never had it so good
`Wish you were here` -- `having a lovely time`

Click on the thumbnail images below to take you to enlarged views of what Colwyn Bay was getting up to and please use the back button on your browser to return from the enlarged images to the thumbnails.
Have a nice trip through Colwyn Bay

Abergele Road, Old Colwyn Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay Old Colwyn Street Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay Beach Road, Old Colwyn
Beach Road, Old Colwyn Brtn Euryn Colwyn Bay Hotel An engraving of Colwyn Bay Hotel Colwyn Bay from Bryn Euryn
Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay Conwy Road and top of Penrhyn Road The Cottage hospital, Old Colwyn The Dingle An engraving of the Colwyn Bay Hotel
Ivy House, Colwyn Bay Jenkinsons the Greengrocers, Abergele Road Llandrillo Church, Rhos Llawr Pentre, Old Colwyn Marine Drive, Rhos on Sea
Marine Drive Rhos The viaduct in Old Colwyn Marine Terrace and Hotel Metropole Hotel The Mount Stewart Hotel

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If you have any family photographs from the past which are associated with Colwyn Bay and surrounding villages I would love to start a Colwyn families page showing those pictures and perhaps telling your little story that goes with them. Anything, people, properties, people and their animals, , views, etc. Either scan them and send via an Email to me or just let me know via Email what you have and I can borrow and scan into a page on the website.
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For more about the Colwyn Bay of both past and present visit the BBC`s pages where there are some interesting stories and facts to browse through

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