Monthly Archives: May 2013

Market Street, Abergele

  Above is an old photograph of Market Street of unknown date. It would appear that there is a flag flapping in the breeze, attached to the telegraph pole outside the Bank. Across the street, bunting adorns the front of … Continue reading

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Matchbox and other toys.

I made comment on Gareth’s ‘Abergele in Shorts’ story entitled ‘Hywel the Barber’ that my sister-in-law would sometimes buy me a Matchbox car as a gift. The small fire engine (middle bottom of the photo) is that first item, dating … Continue reading

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Hywell the Barbers, then and now.

Following Nigel Hilton’s informative comments concerning Hywell the Barbers. Here are two pictures showing the building in the 1960’s and how it looks now. The 1960’s picture was originally posted by Dennis Parr (Parr’s Cafe)           … Continue reading

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The Old Market Hall

How many of you can still recall the old Market Hall in Abergele, a collection of shops etc., situated below the old Town Hall whilst providing a short-cut between Market Street and Water Street (opposite The Mount). It’s Gothic-arched entrance … Continue reading

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Abergele East Map c.1872

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Abergele West Map c.1872

The aerial shot above was taken around 1923, looking over the town towards Sea Road in the top distance. It’s interesting to compare the view with the 1870’s map above, showing little expansion when compared to the modern day. The … Continue reading

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