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.
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.
Mae cwmni Rondo yn recordio rhifyn o Ddechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol yng Nghapel Mynydd Seion Abergele ar y 27ain o Hydref 2019. Mae’r manylion ar y poster yma:
(This is a recording of a Welsh-laguage S4C hymn singing programme, a bit like Songs of Praise, in Mynydd Seion, Chapel Street, on 27 October 2019)
Here are two photos of the Frangkakis Family who lived in Abergele in Jenkin St, from the Dennis Parr Collection. Date unknown. If you’d like to know where Jenkin Street was, read this comment by George Frost.
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.
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: