Rhyl Dolphinarium: 1972 - 1974

 

BACKGROUND

The dolphinarium opened in June 1972 and was located in the Ocean Beach Fun Fair on the West Parade. Animals from Rhyl where over-wintered at Knowsley Safari Park Dolphinarium and later Woburn Safari Park. In Colin Jones 'Rhyl Life' blog it is noted that the dolphin pool still remains under the floor of the Breaks Snooker Club and Sports Bar (pictured above).


A Review of Dolphinaria states:

The permanent indoor pool was 15.24 x 7.62 x 3.05 m deep and had also a small holding pool. The Trust Houses Forte animals wintered at Knowsley and later at Woburn. Animals performed under the names 'Flipper' and 'Blodwyn'.

PHOTOGRAPHS




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