Here, we look at some of the more off-beat moments
locally during the first three months of the coronavirus
Amid the rainbows, the
signage supporting the NHS and the messages in the towns windows
beseeching us to stay at home, this was the only descenting voice we’ve
seen in Ruthin. It is still on Rhos Street.
When it comes to social distancing, these
GPO telephone engineers have found a
new way to do it, seen on Denbigh Road.
One of our businesses now offers a
takeaway service but obviously had second thoughts about offering a 50
per cent discount to NHS staff.
Recently, handwritten below the window
bills in one of our salons was a note stating, ‘For an emergency
contact, please call 07….” Presumably that would be a medial
emergency, right? Or perhaps a split nail? It is thanks to the salons
in town that the coronavirus notices add a human touch, like, ‘My
heart is broken but is also so full from the support and I cannot thank
every single person enough’. Many other businesses simply offer
An excellent idea. Appeared for a short while
on Wernfechan was this box of free books,
with the invitation to take one if you feel bored.
One such book had the rather threatening title,
“When You Dead, You Dead”.
The stickers “Back Off” and “Keep your Distance” as seen on this car on the
Square in May were just made for lockdown, don’t you think. Not that it would
seem that everyone was taking the owner’s advice, judging by the rusty
gouge above the number plate.
The closure of public lavatories resulted in this sign on the Market Street, which reads,
“Apologies for any inconvenience caused”.
Is W & G Jones butchers moving into the female accessory business with this line in
The Archive closed on March 19th but, as this picture seems to
indicate, one month later, their was still an “inmate” lurking within
and trying to break out.
In the picture framers on Mwrog Street near Pont Howkin is this
frame with a single sheet of lavatory paper, which reads, “Break
Glass in an Emergency”.
Thank heavens for the internet in these
difficult times. What would we do without it.
We hear on the wireless that we are
compelled to keep 2m apart from everyone.
I’ve checked online to determine exactly how
far away 2m actually is. It saves searching for
a conversion table and a slide rule. 2m is
apparently 6′ 6″. Why don’t they just say so?
Anyway, now we know.
It seems that I am not the only person uncomfortable with the metric system. Amid this
wonderful caricature of hard-working, front-line staff at the Well Street pharmacy, above,
is a revision to the Governments’ distancing requirements. Unless, of course, Well Street
Pharmacy has simply misunderstood that advice!
It appears that staff at St Kentigern’s left in such a hurry that they affixed their
caronavirus notice upside down. It’s now rectified.
Seen in early April, recognising at the time there was a shortage of lavatory paper, this
corona-savvy corvid sits on the Old Courthouse while bundling up some toilet paper for future use.