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Photo Days – Victorian Extravaganza, Llandudno

Every year on May Day bank holiday there’s a Victorian Extravaganza in Llandudno. The high street is closed off and there are rides, stalls and entertainment put up instead. The place will be full of people in Victorian period costumes as Llandudno developed into a popular tourist attraction during the Victorian era. The Transport Festival also takes place during the weekend however didn’t visit this festival this year. Here’s some photos of the day. (Image heavy under the cut)

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Town mayor

The little girl is Alice from Alice in Wonderland. The guy who wrote the book used to visit the town and it is said that Alice was based on a local girl. (I don't know why Sherlock Holmes is there though!)

The little girl is Alice from Alice in Wonderland. The guy who wrote the book used to visit the town and it is said that Alice was based on a local girl. (I don’t know why Sherlock Holmes is there though!)

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The band started the parade by playing the Welsh anthem

Little Miss didn't like the bagpipes these guys had!

Little Miss didn’t like the bagpipes these guys had!

Victorian costumes

Victorian costumes

More Victorian costumes

More Victorian costumes

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We had to cover Little Miss’ ears as they walked past!

Victorian costumes

Victorian costumes

Dogs pulling small Victorian style carriages

Dogs pulling small Victorian style carriages

Dogs pulling

Dogs pulling

I have to get Gemma one of these so she can pull Little Miss around.

I have to get Gemma one of these so she can pull Little Miss around.

Traction engines

Traction engines

Traction engines (like Trevor in Thomas The Tank!)

Traction engines (like Trevor in Thomas The Tank!)

Traction engines - Little Miss didn't like it when they whistled!

Traction engines – Little Miss didn’t like it when they whistled!

Talk about smoke!

Talk about smoke!

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I’m pretty sure this bus still does the Great Orme round trip

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Or it could be this one!

There's a new chocolate/cake shop in town. It's been open for 5 months and I didn't even know!

There’s a new chocolate/cake shop in town. It’s been open for 5 months and I didn’t even know!

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Mini cupcakes!

Grrr - angry choccies!

Grrr – angry choccies!

One of the many rides along the High Street. Hubby point blank refused to go on it!

One of the many rides along the High Street. Hubby point blank refused to go on it!

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There were lots of these stalls along the high street

Minion!

Minion!

A waltzer! I loved this ride as a kid!

A waltzer! I loved this ride as a kid!

Hubby in front of the swings. There's a photo of me on these swings as a kid!

Hubby in front of the swings. There’s a photo of me on these swings as a kid!

A helter skelter! I've learned not to go on this as you get proper friction burns on the way down!

A helter skelter! I’ve learned not to go on this as you get proper friction burns on the way down!

Victorian style rifle range

Victorian style rifle range

A traditional carousel

A traditional carousel

I've always found these to be creepy!!

I’ve always found these to be creepy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Kelly

    How awesome that you have a pic of yourself on those swings when you were younger! That extravaganza looks like so much fun! Was this the first year Little Miss attended it? Just from the pictures it looks like so much fun! Though sometimes loud noises bother me so I can understand Little Miss’ dislike for them haha

    May 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm
    • Reply Becster

      I’ve been looking through my photos today and I can’t find it! The Extravaganza is great fun! We went pretty much every year when I was a kid. There’s also a photo of me and hubby back from our first year together (6 years ago!). Yes this was first year for Little Miss to attend but I can guarantee she’ll be going again! The loud whistles bothered me so I don’t blame Little Miss for covering her years! It was just so cute when she did it! 😀

      May 8, 2014 at 9:30 pm

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