Monthly Archives: January 2011

Wades of Abergele

I think everyone has fond memories of Wades the bakers. I went to school with Byron Wade. His father coached Glan Morfa football team. His sister was a journalist on the Abergele Visitor – another much-loved icon of Abergele. Every … Continue reading

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The Lecture Hall, Pentre Mawr

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Pleasure grounds of Bee Hotel in 1860s

Following my post of an 1860s advert for the Bee Hotel with its pleasure grounds, in the same publication, I found this engraving actually showing them: After seeing the original post, Huw added a comment, saying the “Pleasure grounds are … Continue reading

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Bee Hotel advertisement in Bradshaw’s Tourist Handbook

“Pleasure grounds in front” – I wonder what they were? Here’s 1860s ad for the Bee Hotel, Abergele, from Bradshaw’s Tourist Handbook: I came across it when trying to find a copy of the book Michael Portillo referred to in … Continue reading

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Seeking pic of Elfod teacher with bike by Woolies

I’ve just received this appeal from David Hughes who’s returned to live in his childhood town of Abergele: “..My Dad was Mr Lloyd Hughes, teacher in Abergele junior school. I’m trying to get hold of a postcard of him stood … Continue reading

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The 18 most-searched for Welsh words

“What’s x in Welsh?”, “Welsh word for y” … I’ve been researching words people search for on Google using phrases like these. Here’s the Top 18: 1 Wales – Cymru 2 thank you – diolch 3 love – cariad 4 … Continue reading

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When Richard II hid near Abergele

“Near Abergele, known for its sea baths, is the ogof (or cave), traditionally the refuge of Richard II. and the scene of his capture by Bolingbroke in 1399.” – Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 “Demijohn” to “Destructor”

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