SH8381 : 1147 Marine Drive - The Old Budget Gate

taken 7 years ago, near to Rhôs-on-Sea, Conwy, Great Britain

1147 Marine Drive - The Old Budget Gate
1147 Marine Drive - The Old Budget Gate
In 1909 Lloyd George introduced the People's Budget, which started Old Age Pensions, but also included a tax on land values to help pay for them.. This provoked much indignation and opposition from landowners across the UK and a Mr Horton, who owned most of the land in Rhos-on-Sea at the time, put up a toll gate here on the Promenade in protest, and called it The Budget Toll Gate - hence the name of the house.

He sold the road and its tollgate to the tram company in 1911 when they built their new tramway. However the tram company continued to charge a toll to cars using the road, until they became bankrupt in 1961. The toll was only abolished in 1963, when the council bought the road and gave it its first proper surface. Cars were being charged a shilling (5p) and (perambulators a penny) at the time of its closure. (Rhos on Sea Heritage Trail information)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 836 812 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.9164N 3:44.8498W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 836 812
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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