Colwyn Bay

Throwback Thursday: Andrew Fraser Memorial Clock, Colwyn Bay, Wales

This striking clock in Colwyn Bay was presented to the town by Andrew Fraser’s parents in 1989. Andrew was a musician who played violin in the Welsh National Youth Orchestra. He died in Brussels in 1984 at the age of 33.

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Throwback Thursday: Clock, Colwyn Bay, Wales

This clock, which has certainly seen better days, was outside a restaurant unsurprisingly called The Clock House.

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The Welsh Mountain Zoo

The Welsh Mountain Zoo in North Wales opened on 18 May 1963 and became the National Zoo of Wales in 2008. It was founded by the naturalist Robert Jackson and run by him and after his death by his family until 1983 when it was taken over by the Zoological Society of Wales. One of its more interesting features is its location, as the name suggests, high up a mountain with views of the sea as well as woodlands.

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Colwyn Bay Beach

On one of our days in Wales we stopped off for a walk along the beach at Colwyn Bay. The beach, which stretches for over three miles was very clean and even though it was a sunny afternoon we still had the place mostly to ourselves.

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