Twentieth Extravaganza 2006
The latest heart stopping ride - new to
Llandudno - like a tall crane on a
Bon Jour Madam
Welcome all - the long and the short and the tall!
All the Fun of the Fair
See the latest Llandudno
Extravaganza News and Photographs.
The photographe on this page were taken in May 2006
looming over the chair ride and the dodgem cars, the HSBC and the
chairs and golden gallopers
at the Lloyd Street corner.
The Llandudno Victorian
Extravaganza, the annual three-day Carnival in the Spring
(The May Day Bank Holiday weekend - April 29th & 30th and May 1st
It is the great Victorian steam fair
in Mostyn Street (the length and breadth of the main shopping street)
with its multitude of rides and catch-penny booths, both ancient and
modern, which attracts visitors in their thousands for a great sea-side
week-end for all the family at the start of each summer season – and it is great fun for the residents
Don't forget the mid-day parade, one never knows what will be in - like
vintage Buick built in AD 1924 (just like it says on the number plate).
No Carnival Parade is complete without a carnival
And of course a little steam engine - or even a big one:
One of several massive showmen's engines taking part this year.
The Southampton University Charabanc
All photographs above taken in Llandudno April 29th 2006
There is a daily parade of
(including many steam tractors and wagons),
brass bands, and carnival
troops, and also visitors and citizens in Victorian or Edwardian
The parade travels through the town streets and via the
The May Day 2006
Steam Engines in the 2006 Extravaganza
Transport Festival 2006
Preserved Crosville half-cab single
decker in the May Day procession 2006
The Llandudno Victorian
associated with a display of many types of veteran and vintage vehicles
in the Festival of
simultaneously at the showground site at Bodafon Farm Park near the
Little Orme and a bus service provided by vintage buses and coaches
between the Showground and Vaughan Street Llandudno. See link below to the Official website.
transport theme in 2006 is the Centenary of Crosville Motor Services,
the Chester based company formed by George Crosland-Taylor and the
French entrepreneur George Ville, which company was the forerunner of
the present bus
operator Arriva Wales.
Other features are the
evening ‘Road Runs’ when suitable vehicles on
Saturday ascend the Great Orme to the Summit and on Sunday run the
circuit of the Marine Drive.
and photographs © 2006 Noel Walley Last updated