Monthly Archives: November 2011

This Little Piggy

Abergele is know as a market town because there used to be a livestock market here every Monday in the 1960s and 70s. The town filled up with land rovers, tractors and trailers and farmers wearing flat tweed caps and … Continue reading

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Abergele’s Old Windmill

We’ve already lost Abergele Market, Rhyl Watertowers and Colwyn Bay’s Astra Cinema. If you walk up Chapel St to Mynydd Seion and turn left at the flat-roofed building that sells tiles (previously a printers and a laundrette before that), you’llĀ  … Continue reading

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Old Colwyn Trams

Futher to a previous post of the trams that ran from Old Colwyn to Llandudno, here is a nice picture of a tram in Old Colwyn. The buiding on the left, with a conical roof, is still in existance and … Continue reading

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Splendour of Gwrych

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Rhuddlan Castle

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Lewis’s Sale

Twice a year there’d be an ad and a pricelist in the Abergele Visitor announcing Lewis’s Sale, Lewis’s was the men’s clothes shop next door to the Gwindy. The owner had a name that really suited her personality: Jolly Much … Continue reading

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Marble Church

Always known as the Marble Church but the real name is St Margarets.

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Abergele in rhyme

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Local Interest

I have come across some old postcards that I haven’t seen before. They are not all of Abergele but they are of local interest. I’ll post them all over the next few weeks, here is the first. At the moment … Continue reading

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