Llandudno Register Office.
LES Williams and Marion Foster were the first couple to get married at the new Llandudno Register Office at Llandudno Town Hall last Monday after the closure of cramped and dated Conwy Register Office.
Although in a building opened in 1902, the marriage room in the new Register Office in Lloyd Street,Llandudno,has been renovated.
The service was led by Superintendent Registrar for Aberconwy Dave Rees.
The new room had been decked out in cream with a red carpet,gold rimmed furniture,leather seats and an impressive fireplace fireplace
Opening made in the base of a chimney to hold an open fire. The opening is framed, usually ornamentally, by a mantel (or mantelpiece). A medieval development that replaced the open central hearth for heating and cooking, the fireplace was sometimes large enough to .
The decor was sorted out with the help of Conwy's acting chief licensing officer Phil Rafferty who had acted with his wife Lesley as witnesses at the last,low key wedding at Conwy Register Office of a doctor and nurse.
Their wedding marked the end of 85 years of civil marriages in Conwy town.
And Dave Rees said: ``It was fitting that Phil Rafferty was actively involved in the last wedding of one era and the first wedding of a new era.
``The advantage of the new Register Office over the old one is that it has a larger and more opulent op·u·lent
1. Possessing or exhibiting great wealth; affluent.
2. Characterized by rich abundance; luxuriant.
[Latin opulentus; see op- in Indo-European roots. room.''
Dignitaries at the first wedding at Llandudno Register Office were Phil Rafferty,Conwy's licensing committee chairman Coun Philip Evans Philip Evans is the name of various people: