Monthly Archives: July 2014

WWI participants from Abergele

World War 1 began on 28 July 1914. This is the final installment of the series of pages of names of those people who played their part in the Great War from Abergele and surrounding areas and people from beyond … Continue reading

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Abergele Urban, Abergele Rural and WWI

Did you know that more than a thousand participants in World War 1 had Abergele connections? They were people from Abergele, nearby surrounding areas,  and people from beyond Wales with Abergele connections. The list has been researched by Andrew Hesketh, … Continue reading

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Llanfair TH charity cyclists reached Paris

Llion Griffiths and Clive Williams of Llanfair TH have sucessfully completed their 450 mile journey to Paris. They did it to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity. You can read the background here, along with Justin Hinchliffe’s updates … Continue reading

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WWI participants from the outskirts of Abergele

This is the second of a series of four posts featuring the research of Andrew Hesketh into participants in the Great War with Abergele connections. As a mark of respect, we’re publishing the thousand-plus list of names in installments.  Today … Continue reading

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Paris or bust, by bike from Llanfair TH

“Two local lads from Llanfair TH, Abergele have this morning set off in the early hours on their 450 mile journey to Paris, France.” writes Justin Hinchliffe of Bodfari, Denbighshire. “Llion Griffiths and Clive Williams were waved off this morning … Continue reading

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WWI participants from further afield with an Abergele connection

“One Abergele man is commemorated in a small town in Australia and another in Utica, New York, USA,” says Abergele WWI researcher Andrew Hesketh. Finishing up on the 100th anniversary of the start of War on 28 July, AbergelePost is … Continue reading

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Abergele and the Great War

During 2014, we’re commemorating the Centenary of the beginning of World War I in 1914. For the past seven years Andrew Hesketh has been researching the role played in the Great War by the people of Abergele. As a mark … Continue reading

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