Seen In Passing…
The long-standing Jan’s Cards, Well Street, closed on
November 3rd for Jan’s retirement. It’s hard to imagine lower
Well Street without her. She was there as Jan’s Cards for
some 40 years and, before that, had previously sold cards in
the same shop for others, for 15 years. An end of an era.
Expect the row of shops with accommodation above to go on
the open market.
Appeared alongside Cyril Arnold
accountants in Caste Street is this set of reclaimed cast iron railings,
which probably date from the mid-19th century. A casual glance and
you’d think that they were always there. In fact, the originals were
removed for the war effort. The “new” railings enhance the property,
while lending it some defendable space for the resident occupying the
remainder of the Cyril Arnold building.
October 24th saw an automatic speed
display appear on seemingly private land in Pentre Llanrhaeadr. It is
official, though, and is reported to have had a tremendous impact on
motorists who otherwise were ignoring or
disregarding the posted 30mph limit. Might
there be a role for these elsewhere? The
limit through the village was first set to 30 in
No sooner had we reported in the September 2019 edition of In Passing…
that gentlemen’s barbers in Ruthin had hit an all time high of five, a sixth
appeared in early October, this time in the former beauty parlour next to
Aydin’s chippy, Wernfechan.
Appearing overnight on the doors of both County
Hall and the Town Hall on September 6th/7th
were warning notices from Extinction Rebellion. Was Ruthin to feature in
one of its campaigns, perhaps? Apparently, not.
The posters were soon removed.
Other walls than featured on p7 treated this
autumn include at Prior Street/Park Road and
that opposite the Memorial, finished before