Monthly Archives: September 2014

1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: Leo Dobbins

Private 429 Leo Dobbins, 1/1st Denbighshire Yeomanry. Died 30 September 1914, aged 19. Son of John and Bridget Dobbins, of 138, Wellington Street, Rhyl. Born Rhyl. Enlisted Rhyl. Plot 100, Rhyl Town Cemetery. Rhyl War Memorial. Prestatyn War Memorial. Not … Continue reading

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Old postcard taken from the outskirts of Abergele

I originally thought the photo for this old postcard might have been taken from the old hospital chalet at the top of Tower Hill’s Red Rock, but the orientation of Mynydd Seion in relation to St Michaels isn’t quite right. … Continue reading

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The pipe that filled the paddling pool

Have you ever noticed this rusty cast iron pipe in the Gele beneath the bridge at the top end of High St? Brian Haynes told me that its purpose was to fill the paddling pool that used to be in … Continue reading

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1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: Stuart Kirby Jones

Updated 10/10/14 Lieutenant Stuart Kirby Jones M.R.C.V.S, Army Veterinary Corps. Veterinary Officer attached to 25th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, 1st Division. Died of Wounds, 17 September 1914, Battle of the Aisne, aged 25. (His Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone states … Continue reading

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1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: Gwilym George Jones

Lance Corporal 10939 Gwilym George Jones, 1st South Wales Borderers, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division. Killed in Action 14 September 1914, Battle of the Aisne, aged 21. Son of Abel and Jane Jones, of Quarry View, Llanddulas. Born Llanddulas, enlisted Brecon. … Continue reading

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1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: John Roberts

Private 6856 John Roberts, 2nd Welsh, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division. Killed in Action 14 September 1914, Battle of the Aisne, aged 29. Born Betws-yn-Rhos, enlisted Cardiff, lived Llanrwst. Husband of Kate Roberts, of 19, New St., Ebenezer, Caernarfon. No known … Continue reading

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Spes non fracta

On the coat of arms above the entrance to Pentre Mawr is the Latin phrase ‘spes non fracta’. In English it means ‘hope shall not break’. According to CADW,  the building was: “Constructed on the site of the C17 manor … Continue reading

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The Abergele Ladies Wednesday Club

Resuming on Wednesday 11 September 2014, the 7.15pm Wednesday evening meetings at the Community Centre with speakers, demonstrations, outings, etc.

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