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Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:37 pm
by stayAwhile
just found out the Rhyl sun center has been demolished and the Rhyl sky tower decomissioned with this and the closure of ocean beach fun fair whats left for rhyl as a seaside resort? theres the beach a few seafront arcades and sovounier shops but I can't think of many attractions that make it rhyl anymore even terror tombs has gone. take southport for example yes pleasure land is gone but traveling fairs often use part of the site it also has a peir with a penny arcade and a tradtion seaside town feel.

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:07 pm
by DPrinny
I passed Rhyl tower the other week
I went round lat year, the indoor market is a depressing place of shut stores

they are tearing down a LOT of what made Rhyl different
Peabodys is being taken down,
The arcades are s**te

On the plus side, they have done up the sea front, they now have a major cycle path that goes right past Rhyl
It looks nice but has no soul

all thats left is bleak,
Bit like most coastal places

BLACKPOOL TOWER HAS A BLOODY B&M ON THE SAME BLOCK DAMN IT!!

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:14 pm
by stayAwhile
DPrinny wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:07 pm
I passed Rhyl tower the other week
I went round lat year, the indoor market is a depressing place of shut stores

they are tearing down a LOT of what made Rhyl different
Peabodys is being taken down,
The arcades are s**te

On the plus side, they have done up the sea front, they now have a major cycle path that goes right past Rhyl
It looks nice but has no soul

all thats left is bleak,
Bit like most coastal places

BLACKPOOL TOWER HAS A BLOODY B&M ON THE SAME BLOCK DAMN IT!!
alls the sun centre needed was a refurb mabie a few new features but it was alot better them most aquatic leisure centres. I never went on the tower but it seems like it was the last redeeming feature

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:34 pm
by DPrinny
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-w ... t-10877876

Its not all bad news, it is getting replaced

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:43 pm
by stayAwhile
DPrinny wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:34 pm
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-w ... t-10877876

Its not all bad news, it is getting replaced
here's hoping they keep it on theme with the sun centre, the theme being it was almost a virtual sunny pool in rainy rhyl it even had waves ect

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:56 pm
by Helensification
They are hoping next year to run a Heyday in Rhyl weekend with attractions from the 50's and 60's. If it materializes it should be good.

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:00 pm
by DPrinny
Helensification wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:56 pm
They are hoping next year to run a Heyday in Rhyl weekend with attractions from the 50's and 60's. If it materializes it should be good.
Next to nothing from its heyday is left

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:07 pm
by Helensification
DPrinny wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Helensification wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:56 pm
They are hoping next year to run a Heyday in Rhyl weekend with attractions from the 50's and 60's. If it materializes it should be good.
Next to nothing from its heyday is left
Very true, that's why they are having to ship attractions in, so to speak. Vintage fairground for the weekend. Mods and Rockers Areas, etc. but they are at least trying to bring people back to the area.

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:58 pm
by Guybrush
Didn't realise this was a real place! I'd only known it as the place Alan Erasmus bring shis wacky backy back from in 24 Hour Party People! :lol:

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:54 pm
by DPrinny
Im down that way tomorrow, ill try to get some depressing snaps

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:08 pm
by stayAwhile
DPrinny wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:54 pm
Im down that way tomorrow, ill try to get some depressing snaps
nothing is as depressing as crewe though ... if you find a bus stop in crewe without dodgy looking people in you've mistaken a trolley bay for a bus stop

Re: Rhyl Sun Center and other relics

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:40 am
by Doddsy
Haven't been to Rhyl for years - not since the demise of the arcades. I remember visiting the place in the early 00's and one arcade had Kung Fu Master, Double Dragon, Punch Out, Paper Boy all in a row for 10p a go each. A few arcades down, Circus Voltaire and Doctor Who pinball tables and yet another arcade had outside, a free to take Enduro Racer sit down cab, prob broke but still you won't see something like that anymore. I went back there the next summer and all the classic arcade pinballs and cabs had gone. Guess that Enduro Racer cab was a sign of things to come...