June 22, 2016
Next Tuesday, 28th June, is the Colwyn Bay: Then & Now event at The Station pub, a morning for chatting about memories of Colwyn Bay and discovering old photos of the town, all over a free cup of tea or coffee.
The Colwyn Bay: Then & Now event runs from 10am to 12pm on the last Tuesday of every month.
Cllr Glenys Baker is the Heritage Champion for the Bay of Colwyn Town Council and had this memory to share:
“Many from Manchester/Liverpool came to Colwyn Bay for holidays in the 1940’s – travelling by train. My parents were no exception, they met at a Methodist Holiday Hotel located in the Dingle. They returned to what people tell me was Plas y Coed in the Dingle for many years even after they were married in 1951.
Over the years, we spent two weeks most years in this area of North Wales on holiday. Something that I carried on with my three children and my husband.
I remember very clearly visiting the area when I was about 8 years old and staying at Plas y Nant near Betwys y Coed. I remember the beauty of the hills and sea and mountains, it was still as beautiful as it is now. As a child and even now – picnics were fun and the norm if you went out for the day. It was very rarely we had meals in restaurants or cafes. Thermos flasks with tea (always seemed warm not hot!!!). and sandwiches and cakes- wrapped in greaseproof papers or in tins.
Over four and a half years ago I moved over to the area with my husband Steve and we are living the dream which we always had – thanks to the holidays and my parents meeting in Old Colwyn. It is great to be here and to learn of the memories of the past.
I recently attended “Colwyn Bay: Then & Now” at the Station Pub; it is so interesting. It is an informal chat and a laugh with others over a cuppa. I met a lady who worked in the diamond stylus factory in Old Colwyn and to think I might have used a stylus from that factory which is now the Coop! I would encourage you to come along to this and the coffee is free and tasty! Next one is 28th June.”
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