Seen in Passing
Overnight on November 5th, some wag appended two quite
well made signs to the new bollards on Market Street. One,
seen here, reads ‘RTC Expressway’. We’re not sure
whether the initials ‘RTC’ stood for Ruthin Town Council or
road traffic collision. Either way, the signs disappeared early
on November 6th.
A sign of the times? This
‘road works ahead’ sign
features an obviously ill
and hopefully self-isolating
roadman seemingly grappling with unfurling an umbrella.
No sooner had we commented on the skip parked for some weeks
on Well Street than it went away. Another came, though, on
November 20th. We trust that it will not outstay its welcome.
Aldi introduced a rather strange way of managing
its traffic at the vehicular entrance to its new Ruthin
store. Not only did they mark ‘give way’ on exit,
there was one on the entry, too. This gave
pedestrians priority while crossing the road but it
seemed counter-intuitive. Meanwhile, pedestrians
who wish to use Aldi have to walk all the way to the
road entrance. It would’ve been so much better had
there been a pedestrian path cut nearer to the Mart.
On a theme, Tesco car park changes sparked some
sour remarks but the majority found favour. It’s still
tight but now easier to navigate. In spite of signage, some still ignore the ‘no left turn’ instruction…
including some Tesco staff departing when the store is closed.
The Free Press website announced Denbighsire’s free parking after 3 p.m. initiative, with an
accompanying picture of a full car park… in Mold.
Tŷ Celf, Well Street, advertises a pet painting service.
Has someone told the RSPCA that golden retrievers
might come out blue or that the family pet white rabbit
may turn green?
Given the public health emergency, it seems such a
long time ago that in March 2020 at v.gd/radca we
featured an interview with the then manager at The
She was looking to launch informal, mid-range dining, but
the situation put paid to anything in that direction. Last
month, the Castle Hotel did inaugurate its new dining area,
Tafarn y Ddraig, which adds variety and is also planned to
be open during the early part of the week, when others tend
to close. Then, along came news of an enforced closure
after 6 p.m…
A year earlier, March 2019 at
v.gd/radca, we wrote about
the state of the fingerpost
roadsign at Galltegfa. This
November, it was refurbished and, although not yet complete, is now
a real sight. Can we have the same treatment for that at Lôn Fawr,
Just as the painstaking restoration of
Wynnstay House drew to a close, the
other half of the former Wynnstay
Arms required urgent roof repairs.
The people of Llanbedr created over 400 ‘poppies’ out of old plastic
bottles. These were on display at St Peter’s churchyard.