The last time I went to Rhyl the Sun Centre was in good working order, the time before that the Pepsi Cola Loop was still there and you could take a boat ride as the man on the beach shouted through his loudspeaker ‘around the seaside’.
Previous to this it was somewhere you passed through on the way home from Anglesey or Conwy as a kid, visited on a day out or on a special trip to the beautiful tropical indoor paradise that was the Sun Centre. My vague memories of it are sitting on a deckchair and completing minor paddling. I don’t remember much else. However the entrance to the now demolished Ocean Beach fairground complete with wooden roller coaster slats above your head does sometimes appear in a recurring dream I have which seems to turn into a trip to Morrisons in St Helens, complete with wooden slats on the floor and then I find I have no carrier bags for my blurred dream foodstuffs.
This particular trip was to hunt down a flavour of cheese that once my mum and I had on a piece of cheese on toast in Shropshire at a butterfly house. My mum thinks it is Caerphilly but I remember tasting mustard and tang. I can only hope it is found. Also I can find no mention of this butterfly house anywhere and I am beginning to think other than the odd photograph I have that I probably dreamt this as well.