Author Archives: The Dennis Parr Collection

16 photos of the 1981 Abergele Carnival

Here are 16 photos by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. You may spot a few familiar faces here. It’s good to see Market Street lined with so many people. The first image brings back a memory of the … Continue reading

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Gwrych Castle workers photo

Here’s a rare photo of Gwrych Castle workers in Abergele from the Dennis Parr Collection, reproduced with permission.

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The building of Abergele Woolworths

The building of Abergele Woolworths is shown in this photo from the Dennis Parr Collection. This moment marks the end of an era in Abergele. There used to be a grocer’s shop called Canol Dre (middle of town) which was … Continue reading

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Abergele Horse Fair Day, early 1900s

From the Dennis Parr Collection, here’s a photo taken at the bottom of St George’s Rd, at the beginning of the 20th Century of Abergele Horse Fair Day.

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Abergele Hesketh Market early 1900s

Here are two photos of Abergele Hesketh Market from the Dennis Parr Collection, thought to have been taken in the early 1900s. The auctioneer’s name on the shed apex¬† is Chas P Sheffield. The photos may not have been taken … Continue reading

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The Abergele Home Guard

Here are two photos from the Dennis Parr Collection of the Abergele Home Guard. One was taken on a wooded hillside and the other is thought by Dennis to be taken at the Marine Hotel in Pensarn.    

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Glynn Cinema, Abergele

Here’s a photo from Dennis Parr’s collection (reproduced with kind premission) of the old Glyn Cinema in Abergele Market St.

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Foxhole, Foxhole, Abergele

Here’s a photo by Dennis Parr of Foxhole, the quaint suburb of Abergele on the slopes of Tan-y-Goppa, just off the road to Llanfair TH.

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Remember the Sunday morning car-boot sales at Abergele Market

Here are some photos from 2003 from the Dennis Parr Collection to remind you: Abergele Market Car Boot Sale – Copyright Dennis Parr Collection This Sunday Market split opinion in our town. Some saw it as a way of invigorating … Continue reading

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Early road plan of Abergele. Very old map.

I’m not sure of the age of this old road plan of Abergele, owned by Dennis Parr, but it looks very old. It shows the old – now demolished – houses on Peel Street. Apart from those lining Market Street, … Continue reading

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