Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gwrych Castle Open Day

Last Saturday the Gwrych Castle Trust opened the gates of the castle to the public for the first time in thirty years. Here are a few pictures of what was an extremely successful day. Thank you to the Gwrych Castle Trust … Continue reading

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Shire horses at Abergele National Ploughing Championship

In the past, the Women’s Institute has produced sets of coloured postcards celebrating all kinds of events and landmarks around Abergele. Here’s a photo by Gwyneth Vaughan of Betws yn Rhos WI, showing the Abergele National Ploughing Championship. Although this … Continue reading

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Gwrych Castle Open Day 28 June 2014

Gwrych Castle’s gates are being flung open for visitors for the first time in ages on Saturday 28 June 2014. Entry between noon  and 4pm will cost £5, which includes a tour of the castle and grounds and a catch … Continue reading

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Summer Fete – Friends of Abergele Hospital

On Saturday the 21st June 2014, the League of Friends of Abergele Hospital are holding their annual summer fete. Bob Pearson of the Friends has written with details: “It is to be opened by Darren Millar A.M. at 2pm in the … Continue reading

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Sam Kelly’s Abergele connection

The actor Sam Kelly (Porridge, ‘Allo ‘Allo!, On the Up, Barbara, etc) sadly died on 14 June 2014. Not many people will be aware of his Abergele connection. His mother Mary and father Fred (who died many years before Mary) … Continue reading

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Abergele’s cutest cats?

Bella and Ginge snuggle together to keep warm. They live in Bryn Awel Avenue, off High St.  

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Bryngwenallt Hall

Further to Gareth’s 1925 postcard of Bryngwenallt, I came across one which appears to be slightly earlier, probably pre WW1 showing Bryngwenallt Hall, with Siamber Wen farm in the foreground. I would imagine the photo was taken from above the … Continue reading

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Maps of Chapel St., Abergele, 1872-1970 animated

Following the discussions and posts about The Mount Cottages and the layout of Chapel Street, Abergele, over the years, I had an email from Huw Waters attaching six maps of central Abergele . He wrote in Welsh: “Oeddwn i’n gweld … Continue reading

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Chapel Street’s Mount Cottages

Local historian and AbergelePost stalwart Andy (Nigel) Hilton has responded to the discussion about Mount Cottages over on this page. He says: “I’ve managed to cobble together the relevant sections of two halves of the 1872 OS Map covering the … Continue reading

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