Monthly Archives: September 2011

New series of Abergele in Shorts

I wrote these two-dozen Abergele in Shorts stories back in 1996, while I was living in the Republic of Ireland. In a week’s time, I’m publishing the first of another ten or so brand new Abergele in Shorts on this … Continue reading

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Adopted by Abergele

I recently came across an interesting article about Abergele during World War II. During WARSHIP WEEK, a National Saving Campaign in 1942, Abergele community raised money to adopt two ships. One was a Flower Class Corvette named HMS HOLLYHOCK  (launched … Continue reading

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Bee Field Memories

I was reminded about life in the old “Nashy” Junior School in Abergele while reading through The War Years by Robert J Griffith. In his book, he talks about the Army Cadet Force during the Second World War. “their headquarters … Continue reading

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What used to go on at Cae Stalwyn, Abergele.

Here’s a short digital story I’ve just made about the old Abergele Show. It was Brian Haynes – my dad’s neighbour – who told me about the ‘swimming’ of horses from boats from Ireland anchored off Pensarn beach. (If the … Continue reading

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Market Hall

One of the old Market Street landmarks of Abergele is the Market Hall, where HSBC Bank is situated. I love the pointy-roofed architecture of this old building. It often appears as a backdrop in old photos and postcards of Abergele’s … Continue reading

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Gwrych Castle as it looked in 1930

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Abergele Accident description from 1888

“The Irish mail leaving London at shortly after seven A.M., it was timed in 1868 to make the distance to Chester, one hundred and sixty-six miles, in four hours and eighteen minutes; from Chester to Holyhead is eighty-five miles, for … Continue reading

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