(rĭl), town (1991 pop. 22,714), Denbighshire, N Wales, on the Irish Sea at the mouth of the Clwyd River. A seaside resort, it was at its height in the 1960s and 70s, but suffered when British travel abroad subsequently increased.
At the official opening of Rhyl Seafront Travelodge, the company announced that Wales is a key development area for the business and that it is actively looking for a further seven hotel sites which includes four holiday hotspots.
Llandudno Cineworld (Sat) THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (12A) Rhyl Apollo (Fri, Wed) THE SAPPHIRES (PG) Odeon Wrexham (Wed-Thu) THE SHINING (18) Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Tue) TOP CAT: THE MOVIE (U) Odeon Wrexham (Fri-Sat), ?
| Children's entertainers Andy and Poppy, pictured here with young helpers Simon and Jorge, were among the attractions at the opening of Rhyl's Events Arena in June 1994 | Above, on the Dragonslide at Rhyl Suncentre in 1991; right, fountains on Rhyl Promenade in the 1980s | Right, Rhyl monorail in June 1980.
A RETIRED businessman who has given over 50 years' service to the community has become the first Honorary Freeman of Rhyl. The Town Council decided to bestow the honour on 84-year-old Roy Turner at a ceremony on Wednesday night, under new powers recently given to town and community councils.