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Children's holiday camp in Prestatyn to close

Salford Childrens holiday camp in Prestatyn has closed with immediate effect, despite a campaign to save it.

The management committee said it was a difficult decision to have to make, but that they simply couldn't afford to keep it open.

The holiday camp will close with immediate effect

The camp has been providing holidays for under privileged children for almost 90 years.

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Archive: Point of Ayr Colliery's winding tower blown up

Point of Ayr Colliery, near Prestatyn, closed in 1996 after more than 100 years of mining.

More: Work begins on Point of Ayr Colliery memorial

Its workforce of around 200 men looked into the feasibility of buying out the pit, but the plans failed to come to fruition.

In July 1997, the colliery's landmark concrete winding tower was demolished by explosives.

Work begins on Point of Ayr Colliery memorial

Work has begun on a memorial to miners who worked at Point of Ayr Colliery, the last deep mine in North Wales.

100 people, including former miners, attended a ceremony at the site in Flintshire today.

A sod was cut at the site, marking the beginning of the work Credit: Rob Shelley/ITV News

The mine closed in 1996, after being privatised only two years previously.

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