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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 08:43 UK time, Thursday, 28 September 2006

Rhyl Prom & Pier, c1880s
This rare photo shows Rhyl Prom as viewed from its former pier in the 1880s. It's just one of a series of photos reproduced in a new book showing how the resort used to look from the Victorian era. And, in a word, it looked 'impressive'. We've been given permission to use some of the photos so see for yourself, Rhyl's heyday. Today's visitors often get in touch to recount their holidays and say how much the town has gone downhill since the '60s.

By coincidence, the latest comment came in overnight from Joan who was born in Rhyl but emigrated to New Zealand and who writes: "I have been back three times but I really don't think I will return. It was so depressing to see what Rhyl had become, I wish that I hadn't returned so I could remember it how it used to be."

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