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High Street

0017 Bodunig multiview
0018 Bodunig, Dyserth High Street.
The sign in front of the bungalow says James Park Tea Room & Gardens
0045 Central Buildings, High Street. Ellis & Hughes shop on the corner of Foel Road. I have been told that the side facing the High Street was actually two shops by someone who remembers that the 2nd shop, furthest from the corner, was owned by his aunts.
He remembers "peering over the window sill, watching the German and Italian prisoners of war climbing on to the truck to take them back to the POW camp. They worked on the Quarry and I think their camp was at Kimmel".
But a relative of both owners is certain there was only one shop - with the owners listed on the 1911 census as John Ellis, age 31, Baker and Confectioner and John Hughes, age 49, Shop Green Grocer.
The Ellis and Hughes families are originally from Gwaenysgor - John Ellis & John Hughes are related by
intermarriage of these families
At some point they opened a Tea Room - it was advertised in the Prestatyn Weekly in 1909.
A business directory c1933 lists Mrs Evans, Newsagent & Tobacconist, Central Buildings and G. Evans, General Grocer, Central Buildings.
Lucy Davies says in her book from the 1990s that there was a bakehouse behind Central Buildings, one of several in the village. But doesn't say when.
I don't know when this photo was taken, but it would appear the quarry entrance was then still off Foel Road.
This is now two houses.
0045a Advert from the Prestatyn Weekly, August 1909
0124 Cross Keys Inn, 1906.
Now closed and converted into flats.
0126 Greenhill Inn pre-1914.
The site of Dyserth Garage
0164 Sam's Stores, with Samuel Jones in the doorway.
0165 Sam's stores, 1960s
0166 Sam's with garage
0167 "Sam's" Samuel Jones Shop.
Dyserth High Street. With Gwyneth Williams (Became Pierce) and Doris Edwards about 1965
0168 "Sam's" stores.
With Margaret Roberts (Became Hollingsworth) Glyn Jones and Gwyneth Williams(Became Pierce) about 1965
0196 Greenhill Inn and Dyserth High Street.
From a postcard posted in 1907.
Harry Thomas Collection.
0213 Buses at Ochr y Foel Junction.
This is in the High Street, note the quarry machinery to the left of the photo.
Harry Thomas Collection.
0237 High St and Bodunig, Dyserth.
Harry Thomas Collection
0238 High St, Dyserth.
Harry Thomas Collection.
0240 Dyserth High Street, same as a postcard posted in 1938. But it doesn't show JW Griffiths shop which was built in 1936.
0241 High St Dyserth possibly 1950s.
Including J.W. Griffiths Voel Stores. John W.Griffiths had the shop and bakehouse built in 1936, the builder's estimate for the job was £970. Before this shop he owned Prengwyn Stores. He sold this shop due to ill health in 1960, when he moved his family to Oakwood, Eden Ave, Prestatyn. Until Nov 2013 it was "Wayahead" hairdressers.
0262 Dyserth High Street.
From a postcard posted in 1963.
0279 Lime kiln and Bodunig.
0285 Quarry railway bridge.
For carrying stone from the quarry over the high street. Demolished in the 1980s. To the left is the old quarry offices, converted in to Dyserth Surgery.