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Welsh spoken - Cymraeg ar lafar.
But if you are looking for fascinating facts about your area, then read on.
This blogpost continues the successful series of Castle Comfort´s regional stairlifts blogs and showcases your area and unearths unusual and amusing facts for your reading pleasure. What do 007 James Bond and Ken Barlow from Coronation Street have in common? More than you might expect. Read on to find out.
The biggest city in North Wales is of course Wrexham / Wrecsam and is known for having the 2nd largest Industrial Estate in the UK with many blue-chip companies in foods, manufacturing and technology. Well-known local employers Cadbury's and Kellogs make their home here. In fact if you have ever visited Chirk Castle, pictured above and in the keep of the National Trust, I hope you wound down your window as you got nearer as you can smell the chocolate a mile or two before you see the factory. It's delightful. However I didn't see any oompa loompa's!
In the late 19th century Wrexham was known for its leatherwork, steelmaking and coalmining and also had 35 breweries. Cheers to that!
However, sadly these industries have declined so the A483 was built and investment has poured in. The city has now taken off as a retail mecca with it's Hambles Square, Island Green and Eagles Meadow shopping complexes to rival Cheshire's Chester.
Notable former resident of Wrexham is Ricky Tomlinson the actor from TV's "The Royle Family" who used to live in the area and in fact before TV stardom was a builders labourer who worked on the building of the A483. Also making their home here in Llay village near Wrexham is the snooker legend Dennis Taylor, who famously won the world championship in 1985.
From Wrexham we go to Rhyl, where we find one of the best old-time family seaside resorts. If you are of a certain age and you live in the North West or Midlands then it's highly likely you will have been to Rhyl with the family. It was originally a fashionable Victorian resort and had a Marine funfair in the 1890's. Expanding over the years until the 80's when they built the Rhyl Suncentre. It was here they constructed Europe's first indoor surfing centre. The old Ocean Funfair site in the West end of town is now sold and is earmarked for an £85million property development.
Someone who was born in the town and knows a thing or two about property development is Albert Gubay. You may not know the name, but from a beginning with market stalls he founded the Kwiksave Supermarket chain with one shop in Rhyl and at aged 65 when others were thinking of retirement he founded the Total Fitness gym chain which he sold 6 years ago for £85 million.
Another favourite that sits next to the sea is Llandudno. Historically known since Victorian times as a seaside resort many people have come here to take the sea air, walk the pier and promenade and explore the Great Orme. An exhilerating climb to the top via the Happy Valley awaits you or for an easier time of it a tram or cable car can take you to the summit from where on a clear day you can see Snowdon. Within easy reach of Liverpool, Manchester and the Potteries the town boasts 2 beaches, the quieter sand dunes of West Shore and the main Victorian Promenade beach where the Pier is on the North Shore. Here is where you will find Venue Cymru which has always been a landmark theatre on the front. It is now North Wales largest concert venue and has the capacity for touring productions of West End shows like Jesus Christ Superstar, chart topping bands like Westlife aswell as orchestras, comedians and singers. An enduring family favourite where you can still find candy floss and amusements it also boasts stunning scenery, rare flora and wildlife and extensive shopping.
Next we head to Anglesey with its busy port of Holyhead. Holyhead is the largest town on the island and provides ferries to Ireland where Castle Comfort have naturally got another office to serve the Irish stairlift market. The port serves ferries to and from Dun Laoghaire and Dublin and also large cargo ships from Jamaica and Australia bringing aluminium ore into the metal processing plant in the town.
A famous face from the town is comedienne Dawn French who was born here in 1947.
I mentioned Buckley earlier which is one of the larger towns in Flintshire and Deeside area. Castle Comfort Stairlifts has it's HQ in Stoke-on-Trent where coalmining and pottery were part of the same industrial heritage with many families having known at least one person employed in those areas. Interestingly the same is true of Buckley which in the 19th Century had 14 potteries and was known for ceramics and coalmining. Continuing the Stoke link there are two Stoke City players both from the town and these are Ryan Shawcross and Danny Collins.
If you want to see what a platform lift looks like that could save you time and money in place of a curved stairlift, take a look at our Stoke City dedicated fan cartoon travelling on one, by clicking on the platform lift blue writing above.
Still wondering about Ken Barlow and James Bond? Well Mr. Roache who famously plays the character went to school in the town of Colwyn Bay. And Timothy Dalton who played the character of Bond 007 in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill was born here.
So if you're still looking for stairlift information or stairlift prices and been distracted by the good looks of the pair of charmers above it's now time to get the assistance you need and either phone Keith or Ann directly on 0800 007 6959 or click to their website at www.castlecomfortstairlifts.co.uk/ for keen prices and a top quality service. Welsh spoken - Cymraeg ar lafar.
Here, as with all our regional Stairlift Blogs, we have some of the notable places in North and Mid Wales, along with a selection of famous residents – past and present. It’s always remarkable how many people do not know who comes from their own town.
Aberdyfi – Stan Hugill, musician and artist. Anglesey – Owain Tudor, grandfather of Henry VII. Tony Adams, actor. Aberaeron – Sir Geraint Evans, opera singer. Abercraf – Nipper Pat Daly, boxer. Aberystwyth – Laura Jones, journalist. Claire Evans, Miss Wales 2005. Bagillt - Dafydd ap Llywelyn, Prince of Wales 1240-1246. Bangor – Wayne Hennessey, footballer. Barmouth – Charlie Brooks, Eastenders actress. Johnny Williams,boxer. Beaumaris – Richard Llwyd, author and poet. Benllech – Goronwy Owen, poet. Bethesda – Leila Megane, singer. Blaenau Ffestiniog – David Nash, artist. Brynford – Henry Morton Stanley, explorer and journalist. Borth – Mark Williams, politician. Brecon – Andy Powell, rugby player. Buckley – Daniella Fray, actress. Sylvia Heal, politician.
Caernarfon – Edward II, King of England. David Green, cricketer. Capel Curig – Evan Roberts, botanist. Chester – Anthony Thwaite, poet and writer. John Douglas, architect. Chirk – Mike Jones, footballer.
Colwyn Bay – Terry Jones, Monty Python star. William Roache, actor. Criccieth – David Lloyd George, former Prime Minister. Crickhowell – George Everest, geographer. Deeside – Michael Owen, footballer. Deiniolen – T. S. Bradshaw, author. Gwynedd – Bryn Terfel, opera singer. Hedd Wyn, poet. Denbigh – Kate Roberts, writer. Mark Webster, darts player. Flint – Ian Rush, footballer. Holyhead* – Francis Dodd, artist. Dawn French, comedienne and actress. Holywell – Jonathon Pryce, actor. Knighton – Dick Heckstall-Smith, composer. Llandudno – Ben Johnson, artist. Alex Munro, comedian. Llangollen – Glyn James, footballer. Maentwrog – Russell Grant, astrologer. Mold – Jonny Buckland, guitarist for Coldplay. Nefyn – John Parry, celebrated harpist. Rupert Davis, actor. New Quay – Dylan Thomas, writer and poet. Newtown – Sian Lloyd, weather presenter. Penrhyncoch – Lewis Morris, scholar. Presteigne – Robert Weale, Commonwealth Games gold medalist. Prestatyn – John Prescott, politician, Carol Vorderman, media personality. Rhyl – Lee Evans, comedian. Lisa Scott-Lee, singer. Ruabon – John Downman, artist. Edward Hughes, footballer. Ruthin – Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon. Tremadog – T.E. Lawrence, British Army Officer, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Tywyn – Griffith Huges, author. Wrexham – Dennis Taylor, snooker player. Rob Jones, footballer. Ystradgynlais – Josef Herman, painter.