Rhyl Motor Club: two films of Abergele on the free BFI archive site

Albert Roberts from Abergele but now living in Romsey wrote to say:
“Just noticed a site that may be of interest to you and other Abergelians, where old (some very old) films have recently been digitised and made available to the public. There are two free films of Abergele including one of the 1971 floods, there may be others which are not free – but I have not yet explored the whole site.

The films are available at: player.bfi.org.uk

Here’s a still showing one of the two films playing:

Rhyl Motor Club video still copyright BFI
Rhyl Motor Club video copyright BFI

 

Gun and dogs in photo of staff of Gwrych Castle, Abergele, long ago

Here’s a photo of the staff of Gwrych Castle Gate, Abergele, in the building’s very early days from the Dennis Parr Collection. Date unknown.

It’s great that the gamekeeper holds both a gun and a gundog or two. It’s quite a warm pose for the time, with people putting their arms around each other’s shoulders. The top hat on the back row  is a standout too.

KO Katie? – headline in Abergele Visitor about Ffordd Las Fawr farm?

Christopher Lloyd wrote to us saying: “Hi, I’m trying to trace a newspaper between 1969 and 1975 not sure on exact year all I know the head line was KO Katie, this was my great nain, she apprehended a burglar rat the farm Ffordd las fawr I’m trying to trace the article Thank you in advance”
Please use the comments section if you can help.

Nurse Tubridy of Abergele Hospital in the 1950s

There was a nurse at Abergele Chest Hospital, or Abergele Sanitorium, in the early 1950s called Nurse Tubridy. Linda Ramsden has kindly shared some old photos from her personal archive of Abergele Hospital in the 1950s. we’ve been publishing Linda’s photos of life in the Hospital in Abergele Post during the past months. Many thanks to Linda:

Nurse Tubridy
Nurse Hughes and Nurse Tubridy