Rhyl to pay tribute to “legend” Les Harker

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A service of celebration is to be held in Rhyl next week in order to remember the life of “Rhyl legend” Les Harker, who passed away in July aged 81.


The owner of Les Harkers Amusements and Bingo died after an 18 month battle with leukaemia, with a remembrance service now taking place on 6 September.

“A funeral will be held on Monday, 6 September with a procession and service of celebration taking place on the day,” reported the Rhyl Journal.

“The procession will leave Rhuddlan at 12pm, travelling along Rhuddlan Road, Vale Road, Bodfor Street and Queen Street, arriving outside his Amusement Arcade at about 12.20pm for a few minutes’ pause.”

“The procession will then proceed down Water Street and along Wellington Road, Russell Road and Brighton Road to Rhyl Football Club, where a service of celebration will be held at 1pm.”

Those wishing to pay their respects as the cortege pauses outside the arcade are invited to do so, while the family added that “everyone is welcome” to join them at the service, which will be followed by a private cremation.

The gates at Rhyl Football Club will open at 12pm on the day.

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