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« on: January 11, 2021, 07:23:50 am »

Taking the Original GWR area, the North Wales seaside photos might be of interest
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-55537454
Reminds me of my childhood. My mother (the Welsh side of the family) always used to say it was "raining pouring", which is what it inevitably appeared to be doing when we were on holiday.

I think the last photo is particularly relevant at the current time.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 03:20:38 pm »

I love the (now sadly faded) elegance of Llandudno and look forward to going back there some time, and I like Conwy. Much of the rest is less than my style - walking around Holyhead with hours to pass awaiting a ferry is less than inpirational, as are what feel like miles of mobile holiday homes around Rhyl / Prestatyn, and what I've read about those places doesn't really market them as places to stop off for a leisure trip. Just my biased view, or would others concur?
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 09:16:51 pm »

Taking the Original GWR area, the North Wales seaside photos might be of interest

The North Wales Coast line was LMS (LNWR) not GWR
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 09:25:08 pm »

Although I've not been on a North Wales beach since the 1970s I do recall a few nice bits on Anglesey. The Barmouth, Harlech and Llyn Peninsula areas ain't too awful either.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 08:53:45 am »

Taking the Original GWR area, the North Wales seaside photos might be of interest

The North Wales Coast line was LMS (LNWR) not GWR

Indeed.  There was no geographic monopoly.  LMS (LNWR) lines into North Wales, and SR (LSWR) into South East Devon and North Cornwall are notable incursions - and there are others such as the Heart of Wales line.  If you look back just a couple of years before the 1923 grouping, the Cambrian lines were another company too, but taken over by GWR in (? - check) 1922.





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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 12:29:16 pm »

I must admit I did not remember fondly my first trip to North Wales in the 1980s.   A cold wet Sunday with next to nothing open and the rain on the slate roofs conjuring up a depressing outlook.

However a subsequent trip in 2014 was much better.







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