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2006   The Twentieth Extravaganza  2006

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

The latest heart stopping ride - new to Llandudno - like a tall crane on a construction site
looming over the chair ride and the dodgem cars, the HSBC and the NatWest banks. 

flying 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 2006)

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! 

Don't forget the mid-day parade, one never knows what will be in - like this
vintage Buick built in AD 1924 (just like it says on the number plate).

No Carnival Parade is complete without a carnival band.

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 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.

The May Day 2006 Extravaganza Parade

More Steam Engines in the 2006 Extravaganza

Llandudno Transport Festival 2006
2006 Gwyl Cludiant Llandudno

1906 - 2006


Preserved Crosville half-cab single decker in the May Day procession 2006

The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza 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 Vaughan Street Llandudno.  See link below to the Official website. 

The main 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.

Lots More PhotogrAPHS


More Steam Engines in the 2006 Extravaganza


Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2008

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2007

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2005

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2004

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2003

Photos from Llandudno Extravaganza 2002

Compilation and photographs © 2006 Noel Walley  Last updated December 2008

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