Monthly Archives: October 2014

1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: John Thomas Jones

Private 8252 John Thomas Jones, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 19th Brigade, 6th Division. Died of wounds 31 October 1914. Known as Thomas. A former professional soldier and army reservist called up on the outbreak of war and in France … Continue reading

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Emyr ac Elwyn

Do you remember Emyr ac Elwyn? They were a duo who used to perform at Nosweithiau Lawen and concerts all along the north Wales coast in the 1960s. They opened a record shop in Colwyn Bay in the 70s. They … Continue reading

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1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: Isaac Jones

Private 11126 Isaac Jones, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 22nd Brigade, 7th Division. Killed in action 30 October 1914, First Battle of Ypres, aged 24. [See Allen Davies (below) for details of events surrounding the annihilation of the 1st Royal … Continue reading

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1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: Allen Davies

Private 10936 Allen Davies, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 22nd Brigade, 7th Division. Killed in Action 30 October 1914, First Battle of Ypres, aged 22. Son of John and Alice Davies, of 1, Fron Hyfryd, Groes Lwyd, Abergele. Born Birkenhead, … Continue reading

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1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: John Roberts

Private 7017 John Roberts, Somerset Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, ‘A’ Company, 11th Brigade, 4th Division. Killed in Action 21 October 1914, Attack on La Gheer, Battle of Armentières, First Battle of Ypres. Listed as ‘John Roberts, Towyn’ on the Abergele … Continue reading

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Abergele Lipreading Support

If you’d like to learn or brush up your lipreading skills, head on over to Hafod y Parc, Abergele, every third Friday afternoon of the month…

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Gwrych Halloween

There are some ghostly happenings planned at Gwrych Castle this Halloween, organised by the Gwrych Trust, according to the Trust’s Jake Basford: “Gwrych Castle has been famous for its ghostly happenings, with stories coming from famous boxers who trained there having … Continue reading

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1914-2014: Abergele & District Commemorations: Fred Roberts

Unlike all the other commemorations that I will post, this one is actually requesting help,  and any that can be given would be gratefully received as Fred has eluded me for many years. He is recorded on the Abergele War … Continue reading

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Pensarn Station 1948

Here’s a lovely old engraving kindly submitted by Delyth Ann. It depicts the opening of Pensarn station in 1848, as printed in the London Illustrated News at the time:

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