Welcome to the Seasiders Attic, an independent website devoted purely to the long history and traditions of Prestatyn Town Football Club which is compiled and maintained by the club's press and media officer Mark Jones.
Why the Attic? Well, a suitable comparison would be that rummaging around in here is a bit like going up in your Gran's loft and discovering all sorts of memorabilia about people and events that perhaps you had long forgotten about. But it's not just about times past, what happened last week is equally relevant so, as today becomes tomorrow's history, everything gets shoved into the Attic.
In here you will find a huge amount of information relating to the club but there's always room for more! The site is a work in progress and phase one will take about 12 to 18 months to complete with material updated as and when time allows, so if you think there's someone or something missing there's a fair chance it will appear at a later date! Also, if you can confirm something is wrong, please tell me - I am not precious and will always stand to be corrected.
However, if you can add something, correct something that is wrong or just have a comment to make, please feel free to get in touch using the Contact Us page in the main menu. Your input is crucial to the site's success.
I am also happy to give illustrated talks on the history and development of the football club to school, youth and community groups. The information within is ideal for upper primary or lower high school class projects and I can arrange matchday visits and meet the player sessions etc, given appropriate notice. Again, you can find out more by getting in touch via the Contact Us page.
This site could not have been made possible without grateful assistance and input from the following people: Mark Atherton, Mike and Sue Gibson, Bob Hewitt, Louise Houghton, Gareth Hughes, Dave Jones, Russ Jones, Andrew Lincoln, Mike McEvoy, Phil Micheu, Tony Mottram, Henry Porter, Arwyn Roberts, Gaynor Roberts, Dave Robinson at Nexus Computers, the late Phil Stanley, Dave Thomas and all the players, management and committee of Prestatyn Town Football Club, past and present. Also, my very special thanks to Fred Hobbs from Prestatyn History Club for allowing me access to his archives of the Prestatyn Weekly and to Mel ap Thomas and his researchers at the Welsh Football Data Archive without whom this site would not be what it is. But the biggest thanks of all go to my wife Yvette for her undying patience, support and belief in everything I do.
"A Town Without A Football Club Is A Town Without A Soul..."