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Old 20-01-2015, 09:23 PM   #310
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Welcome to the ever popular Craig-Y-Don Hotel, situated on the most central position of Blackpool's Promenade with lovely, elevated views over the Irish Sea...



The Llandudno Promenade extends through Craig-y-Don past Bodafon farm to the foot of Craigside (with its residential developments) where the road climbs over the shoulder of the Little Orme to Penrhyn Bay..Craig-y-Don was named by the Victorian landowner Thomas Peers Williams after his own home and estate of Craig-y-Don near Beaumaris on Anglesey.. In June 1884 Williams divided into small lots his Llandudno Craig-y-Don estate together with his other local land holdings at Marl, Llanrhos and Colwyn Bay, all of which he sold freehold over a period of 3 days..Penrhyn (also called Tongareva, Mangarongaro, Hararanga, and Te Pitaka) is the most remote and largest atoll of the 15 Cook Islands in the south Pacific Ocean..Black pearl farming is the only significant economic activity on the island..The Lady Penrhyn was one of a fleet of 11 ships which sailed from the Isle of Wight(off the south coast of the UK) to found the earliest convict colony in Australia...


Air Rarotonga's Embraer Bandeirante Aerial Photograph of the Island of Penrhyn, AKA Tongareva in the Cook Islands..EwanSmith..

The imposing building at the corner of Queen's Road (named after Queen Victoria) and Mostyn Avenue was the grocery shop of Dunphy's, for many years, one of the leading bakers and grocers of Llandudno..On the opposite side of Mostyn Avenue, Queens Road continues with useful and attractive local shops until the promenade is reached at the junction with East Parade and Craig-y-Don Parade..The game of lawn tennis was invented in North Wales in 1873 by Major Walter Wingfield of Nantclwyd Hall near Ruthin..The little Welsh Presbyterian Chapel on Nant-y-Gamar Road marks the boundary of Craig-y-Don and the end of Mostyn Avenue..Queen's Road runs from the promenade at the County Hotel at end of East Parade and crosses Mostyn Avenue to run south past the park and tennis courts and the residential area to Llanrhos Church, near which it joins the A470 Wormhout Way leading to the A55 North Wales Expressway..The home and grounds have been bought by the St Dunstan's Charity for use as a respite centre by blind ex-servicemen and their partners..The Church in Wales parish church is dedicated to St. Hilary and is in the diocese of St Asaph..The third surviving exegetical writing by Hilary is the Tractatus mysteriorum, preserved in a single manuscript first published in 1887..From his writing St. Hilary's symbol came to be 3 books and a quill pen...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanrhos
http://www.greatorme.org.uk/craigydon.html
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