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Llandudno Transport Festival 2005
Gwyl Cludiant Llandudno 2005


The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza, the annual three-day Carnival in the Spring (usually the first weekend in May - May Day Bank Holiday). The event is closely associated with a display of many types of veteran and vintage vehicles in the Festival of Transport held simultaneously at the showground site at Bodafon Farm Park near the Little Orme and a bus service provided by vintage buses and coaches operates between the Showground and Central Llandudno.  See link below to the Official website.

There is a daily parade of participating vehicles (including many steam tractors and wagons), brass bands, and carnival troops, and also visitors and citizens in Victorian or Edwardian costume. The parade travels through the town streets and via the promenade. 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.

But 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 too!  Especially with period music from this magnificent showman's organ, one of several playing traditional ditties.

The photographs ON THIS PAGE were taken ON May 1ST 2005

One of the massive Steam Roundabouts on Mostyn Street outside Jessops Camera Shop.

All the Fun of the Fair in Trinity Square.

The Ghost Train - no customers in the early morning - great fun at night!

Showman’s steam tractor from Shropshire
entering Mostyn Street after the Extravaganza Parade.
The London Transport 'Routemaster' bus is loading passengers
going to the Festival of Transport at the Bodafon Fields Showground.

Lots More PhotogrAPHS

Extravaganza Procession - May 1st 2005

More Steam Engines in the 2005 Extravaganza

All the Fun of the Fair at the 2005 Extravaganza

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2007

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2006


Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2004

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2003

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2002

Llandudno Extravaganza & Festival of Transport

Official Contacts and Links

Compilation and photographs © 2005 Noel Walley Last updated December 2008

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