Colwyn Bay Historical Films by Mr G Kenyon

Scope and Content


Colwyn Bay Armistice Day (1923) with scenes outside the Town Hall on Conway Road and the Fire Station;

Unveiling of Old Colwyn War memorial by the Hon. Mrs Laurence Broderick JP, (11 Nov 1923)

Opening of the new Colwyn Bay Post Office on Prince's Drive by Miss Ethel M Hovey, JP, Chairman of the Colwyn Bay UDC (7 Aug 1926);

Old Post Office in Penrhyn Road;

Promenade damaged by heavy seas (Oct 1926);

Conwy Bridge Centenary Celebrations (1927);

Princess Cinema, Colwyn Bay [very briefly];

'The Borough of Colwyn Bay': Rt. Hon. Lord Colwyn, Charter Mayor, receiving the Royal Charter of Incorporation from Lieut.-Col. R W H W Williams-Wynn, Lord Lieutenant of co. Denbigh;

'The March of Time': speed demons driving on Colwyn Promenade (1914);

Colwyn Bay's tribute of war heroes, with views of the Pier and Pavilion (11 Nov 1919);

Visit of HRH Prince of Wales, Edward VIII (Nov 1923);

Old Colwyn Carnival;

Crowning of Colwyn Bay's first Rose Queen, Miss Margaret Neill, by Miss Barbara Horton who had been the first May Queen;

Civic Sunday at Colwyn Bay: his Worship the Mayor, Cllr W R Blackburn, JP, Alderman and Councillors attending service at St Paul's Church (16 Nov 1947);

Colwyn Bay Motor Club Hill Climb at St George's Hill, Abergele. No. 46 Staniland (Norton) was the winner of the Coopland Cup for the fastest time of the day with a half mile in 40 and 1/5th seconds;

Review of May Day Festivals of the past 10 years: Colwyn Bay's first May Queen, Miss Barbara Horton (1901), Miss Betty Evans (1921), Miss Marjorie Blackburn (1922), Miss Florence Jones and her court (1923), Miss Nesta Owen (1924) and Myra, Queen of May (1931);

The 'Olympic' lying in Southampton Docks for repair. Shows damaged side and divers at work;

Queen Miss Mary Jones, Old Colwyn, on Colwyn Bay Pier (1926);

RAF aeroplane wrecked at Rhos-on-Sea.

[Deposited in Denbighshire Record Office; ?copy for Colwyn Bay Library, transferred to Archive. Surrogate available on DVD.]

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Conwy Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see