Monthly Archives: March 2011

Lightship on Abergele beach

Further to Alan Jones comment about the Lightship being washed up on the beach. I posted a reply under Tank Traps on the beach relating my memories of what this vessel really was. This is a picture of one of the … Continue reading

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And now, like this

It’s nice to look back at good old Woolies. When that company came to an end, many high streets in towns around Britain lost their iconic meeting places. I’d say we’ve been luckier than most in Abergele. The Diskos shop … Continue reading

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To this….

To this. Yes I remember. My sister worked there for years. Sad really.

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Woolworth

Remember this?

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Abergele/Pensarn station

Previous posts talked about Abergele/Pensarn station as it used to be with the over-rail walkway etc. I found these pictures of a scale model railway layout of the station as it was around 1960. I’ve posted them to remind us all how … Continue reading

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Jolly Fryer/Glasklad

Glassklad batteries started in 1952. They manufactured batteries using cells made in Manchester, hence it was also known as “Manchester Batteries”. It was originally located in Turnpike cottages, where the Jolly Fryer, now a Chinese Take Away, is now. In … Continue reading

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From on high

Here’s an interesting old photo from the air of old Abergele. A few things to note… The old police cell is there next to the chapel. The old warehouse is there in all its glory. The mill is obscured. The … Continue reading

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Gwrych Castle Heyday

Further to my post showing the model train in Gwrych Castle. I was reliving the heddy days of the Castle when I came across this picture which shows how popular it was in the 50’s. I believe this was taken in 1951.

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Postcard

Many thanks to the Abergele Post. I now have a good copy of the postcard I was searching for. Also, I have reacquainted myself with someone from my youth. Now lets all keep those contributions going to this hugely interesting site. … Continue reading

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Pentre Mawr

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