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Indoor Market, Colwyn Bay

Indoor Market, Colwyn Bay

This scene, shot in April 2011, looks very different now. The former Indoor Market in Colwyn Bay  (closed since a fire in 1986) and the parade of shops were all demolished as a part of a regeneration scheme in 2013.

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Rhos Sunrise

Rhos Sunrise 2010

A beautiful golden Sunrise in Rhos On Sea, back in April 2010.

Porth Eirias

Porth Eirias

The Porth Eirias Watersports Centre, on the seafront in Colwyn Bay, under construction in July 2012.

Metropole Hotel

Metropole Hotel Colwyn Bay-2400

This ornate Porch with the Metropole name is stained glass is a reminder that the building was once one of Colwyn Bay’s grandest hotels – The Metropole Hotel – originally built in 1891 and a place where chauffeurs queued up outside to collect their rich lady employers after lunch even as late as the 1950s. By the 1980s, the building was practically unused apart from a rather dingy nightclub called Flight Level Zero. It was renovated into retirement apartments in 1991.

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.