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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 and the current owners of Gwrych Castle. These pictures belong to Jackie (Skippy) Rowlands and she has given her permission to reproduce them here. Thank you Jackie.

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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)

Brige St Abergele in June 1963
Brige St Abergele in June 1963

 

 

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Old Abergele Fire Station

Another view of Slaters showing what I believe is the old Abergele Fire Station.

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The Gwindy

The Gwindy in the 1880’s, reputed to be one of oldest sites of a public house in the Town. The Harp is the oldest building but there have been pubs on the Gwindy site for a long time.

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Slaters 1960

The Earls Court of North Wales

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Abergele 1904

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12th Earl of Dundonald Sword

This sword was presented to the 12th Earl of Dundonald on his return from action in South Africa by the Council and Townspeople of Abergele.

 Please note that the picture is copyright ©Lochnell estate. It must not be reproduced for sale of any sort.

Published by kind permission.

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Abergele Trilogy

Old postcard, Gwrych Lodge, High St and Chapel St junction. I’ve no idea who the woman is, guess it was to make it look Welsh along with the name across the bottom !!!!

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Class of Dinorben 1963

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View from the Church Tower