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Jones Bros Greengrocer Shop, Market St, Abergele

Jones Bros Greengrocer Shop, Market St, Abergele from the Dennis Parr Collection.

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Richard Pearce Auctioneers, Valuers, Estate Agents, Abergele 1958

Here’s a gem from the Dennis Parr Collection of Richard Pearce Auctioneers, Valuers, Estate Agents, Market Street, Abergele. It was taken in 1958. Look closely at the reflection in the door glass of the three women across the road, in front of the Car Park. There’s a poster in the window for the 1958 Royal Welsh Show which took place in Bangor. The Eglwysbach Show is also advertised there.

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Elwy Cafe Abergele in the 1960s

Here’s a photo from the Dennis Parr Collection of the old Elwy Cafe in Abergele’s Market St. in the 1960s.

Feel free to use the Comments section if you’d like to share any memories of your time here.

Elwy Cafe Abergele in the 1960s
From the Dennis Parr Collection
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Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948

Here’s a photo from the Dennis Parr Collection of the old Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948.

Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948
Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948 from the Dennis Parr Collection

See also this old fire engine, now restored and owned by Colin Knowlson. It’s possible that the engine owned by Colin was called out of the fire station that used to be next to the Bee Filling Station, Slaters.

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T R Jones shop Abergele

From the Dennis Parr Collection, here’s an old photo of the T R Jones shop in Abergele, date unknown. This men’s tailor and outfitter’s shop was located at Varsity House, Market Street.

Perhaps on the pavement in the foreground was a note to tell the dog to keep looking ahead at the camera.

T R Jones shop Abergele from the Dennis Parr Collection.
From the Dennis Parr Collection.
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Hen lun o flaenoriaid Capel Mynydd Seion

Gyda’r diweddar Parchedig Isaac Jones yn y canol, dyma lun o gasgliad Dennis Parr o rai o flaenoriaid ac aelodau hun Capel Mynydd Seion. Debyg mai 1970au i 1980au tynnwyd y llun. Mae’r captiwn yn nodi enway Haydn Thomas, Mr Williams a Mr Hughes a dwi’n adnabod John Griff, Frank a Gwyn y trydanwr. Defnyddiwch y Comments i nodi eraill os gwelwch yn dda.

Here’s a Dennis Parr Collection photo of senior members of Mynydd Seion Chapel, Chapel Street, Abergele.

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Little Parr’s the Sweetshop

Here’s a gem from Dennis Parr’s photography collection, which he’s kindly let the AbergelePost share. It’s a photo of the inside of the Parr’s family’s Little Shop, which sold sweets and cards.

I have very happy memories of buying sweets from here. If you zoom into the picture, you’ll see names like: Treets, Big Chief ice lolly, Coffee Crisp,  Caramac and Skippy.

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Launching the Llanddulas Lifeboat

From the Dennis Parr Collection. Year is unknow but the clothing makes it look like over 100 years ago. There was a lifeboat in Llanddulas between 1868 and 1932 according to the Llanddulas Hidden History website.

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1952 Abergele Golf Club Lady Captain’s Day

From the Dennis Parr Collection, featuring Mrs Pierce-Williams:

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Abergele Ladies Football Team c1979

Here are some photos from the Dennis Parr Collection of Abergele Ladies Football Team taken in Pentre Mawr Park, alongside Sea Road, in about 1979. If you recognise anyone, feel free to use the Comments to add their names.