20 photos of trip from Abergele to Rhyl via Pensarn, Belgrano, Towyn and Kinmel Bay

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Taken from the top deck of the ‘Cymru Coastliner’ double decker in August 2016. This trip replicates a trip I remember taking in 1973. That summer was the busiest I can remember along the Towyn stretch. There was a craze for wearing Kiss Me Quick Skweeze Me Slow hats. The place was packed. Not so busy today but a holiday in Towyn is still the highlight of many a family’s year and the memories of childhood holidays along the north Wales coast have prompted people to retun here time and time again.

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Bryn Tirion through cast iron railings at Mynydd Seion

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Easly overlooked, these railings are outside Capel Mynydd Seion, Chapel Street, at the side of the road which led up to the old town police cells. Through the gap is Bryn Tirion terrace of stone cottages looking down on Llanfair Road. Another of Abergele’s hidden treasures.

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Towyn Summer Fair

At Christ the King Church, Gors Rd, Towyn, there’s a Summer Fair on 2 August.

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Coed y Gopa picnic day

Bring your teddy bear, a picnic and lashings of ginger beer for a free woodland adventure in Abergele from 10am-3pm on 31 July. Croeso i bawb! The details are on this poster from Haf Leyshon of organisers the Woodland Trust :
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The circus is coming to Abergele tonight!

Pinder’s animal-friendly circus is at Pentre Mawr Park Abergele from 22-24 July.

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Morley: a mistreated dog’s story

Have you seen Morley around Abergele?

Have you seen Morley around Abergele?


Look at Morley. A lovely dog who has been treated with cruelty. The Manchester Evening News says that the person charged with doing this moved to Abergele. Morley is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Animal lover and AbergelePost reader Linda Reynolds has been in touch to tell his story and to try to find out what’s happened to him. Can you help?

She writes: “Morley was the staffie involved in the distressing court case, reported in the Manchester Evening News in March of this year. His owner, Martin Doyle, tethered Morley on a balcony with his mouth tied shut, unable to pant or drink water”

If you’re easily upset by cruelty to animals, don’t watch the video of the CCTV footage. Linda continues:
“It was reported in the article that Morley was taken to a re-homing centre but we have discovered that this was not in fact the case. We have been told many different versions of what actually happened. to Morley. The following is what we do know:  The RSPCA visited the owner but didn’t remove the dog. Mr Doyle moved to Abergele and said he gave Morley away. Mr Doyle’s mother says she gave Morley to a re-homing centre ‘somewhere off the A548 heading towards Abergele Hospital.’ – ‘a sort of farm that takes in strays.’”

Linda Reynolds wants to know if any AbergelePost readers know of such a place in or around Abergele. But, most of all, she wants to know what has happened to Morley: “We simply need to know if Morley is now being cared for, and if he is still in rescue we would like to help him find a home.”

Please use the comments section on this page if you have any information.

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The Gele river or stream, Abergele

Afon Gele, Abergele. Llun/Photo Sion Jones 2012/13

Afon Gele, Abergele. Llun/Photo Sion Jones 2012/13

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16 photos of the 1981 Abergele Carnival

Here are 16 photos by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. You may spot a few familiar faces here. It’s good to see Market Street lined with so many people. The first image brings back a memory of the Pet Shop at the Market Street / Water Street traffic lights. Look out for local photographer Cliff Pickup and the Caernarfon Royales amongst these.

Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival.

 

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Groes Lwyd, Abergele

Photo Sion Jones

Photo Sion Jones

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Ymuno Festival 2016

2julyYmunoP1020500Ymuno is Welsh for ‘all join in’. This festival on the first weekend in July 2016 in Rhyd-y-Foel, Abergele, is a gem. It’s really family-friendly and the lineup is eclectic and refreshing. Compared with many other summer weekend festivals the admission and camping prices are reasonable. It’s £120 for adults and £15 for children.

Line-up includes:

Friday: Yr Adar, Mister Keith, Claire Jordan, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, Sorceress.

Saturday: Lunacorona, The Turbans, Gareth Logan, Hedge Gods, Sera Owen, Jordan Mackampa, Hannah Scott.

Sunday: George Harris and the Memory Makers, Nia Wyn, Paul Bytheway, Abby Butler, Jaywalkers, The Grenaways, William The Conqueror, Denuo, The Impellers, Renegade Brass Band.

There’s lots there apart from the music. E.g. bedtime campfire story-telling, face-painting, giant bubble-blowing, guided star gazing, fancy dress disco and breadmaking sessions.

The festival i held at Fferm  Bryn Ffanigl Ganol  LL22 8NFYou can find out more at the Ymuno website.

 

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