Market Forces

Indoor Market Colwyn Bay-2343

Entrance to the Indoor Market in Colwyn Bay. Closed in 1987 after a fire and never reopened, the entire building was eventually demolished in 2013.

Ye Olde College

Old College Conwy-4793

A scene from October 2005, showing the now vanished Ye Olde College Menswear shop in Castle Street, Conwy. A new shopfront was fitted several years ago and it is now a branch of the BetFred bookmakers chain.

Renewal

Llandudno Railway Station-01736

Llandudno’s Victorian Railway Station is nearing the end of a £5m renovation scheme.

More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llandudno_railway_station

Castle Of Broken Dreams

Gwrych Castle Abergele North Wales UK--2

Many a fortune has been lost by a romantic dreamer with visions of restoring the fairytale Gwrych Castle at Abergele. The scale & cost of any restoration project usually leads to the project being eventually abandoned and the castle decaying a little more. It’s to be hoped that the latest proposals, to convert it into a luxury hotel, prove to be successful but there seems to be little movement with the project at the moment..

Final Days of the Indoor Market

Colwyn Bay Indoor Market - Aug 2009-2038

Frontage of the former Indoor Market in Colwyn Bay, photographed in August 2009. Abandoned after a fire in the late 1980s, it has remained derelict ever since. I remember going round it several times as a kid, there must only have been about 20 market stalls, plus a central cafe. The whole building was demolished in 2013, leaving just a vacant site.