Colwyn Bay Civic Society

Colwyn Bay Civic Society was formed in 1972 and is affiliated to The Civic Trust in Wales. It is consulted on planning applications, campaigns for protection of the area's built and natural heritage and holds a wealth of historical information.

Visit the website of Colwyn Bay Civic Society for more information

HiPoints collection:
Former Cosy Cinema - where a typist in the office above used to listen to movie sound tracks
Site of Colwyn Bay Hotel - experiments led to wartime "brains on toast" recipe and others
The Imperial Hotel - where Britain's reviled but necessary food-ration book was invented in the Second World War
Former Ellesmere Hotel - officials based here prosecuted British farmers in wartime for breaking food rules
Old police station - look for the handcuffs carved in stone above the door
Former WS Wood department store - designed by local renowned architect Sidney Colwyn Foulkes
Pwllycrochan Estate Office - the development of much of Colwyn Bay was masterminded here
Colwyn Bay railway station - where trains once had to wait for Lady Erskine's carriage
Former BBC wartime studio - ready to broadcast illicitly if Hitler invaded Britain
St Paul's Church - the large church in central Colwyn Bay
Old Court House - currently home to Bay of Colwyn Town Council
The Mountain View & Swan Inn - where the "Welsh Houdini" was caught after escaping from jail
Colwyn Bay War Memorial - details of the fallen from the first and second world wars and the Korean war
Site of Rothesay Hotel - where Britain's Canned & Condensed Milk supply was controlled in wartime
Mount Stewart Hotel - managed Britain's grain supplies during the Second World War
Harlequin Puppet Theatre - Britain's first purpose-built theatre for puppetry shows
Former Princess Cinema - the shared projectionist had to change reels here and in another cinema up the road
Cambrian Photography shop - in a former grocer's shop, where the spice drawers and cabinets are still used
Raynes quarry jetty, Llanddulas - quarries in the vicinity supplied limestone for many notable buildings
Granite postcard, Colwyn Bay prom - celebrates the work of architect Sidney Colwyn Foulkes