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1979 Abergele Carnival photos

About a year ago, we shared a set of Dennis Parr’s photos of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Now here are his photos of the 1979 event. Items to note: the fantastic pink and white flower float (think of all the hours of work needed to create this);¬† Alf Saint driving the fire engine; carnival queen Ruth and princess Gina; the Players cigarette vending machine outside Parr’s; Lennon’s and Liptons old shops. Enjoy these memories…

1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr

1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr
1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr

1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr 1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr 1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr 1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr 1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr 1979 Abergele Carnival photo by Dennis Parr

 

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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 Pet Shop at the Market Street / Water Street traffic lights. Look out for local photographer Cliff Pickup and the Caernarfon Royales amongst these.

Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival. Photo by Dennis Parr of the 1981 Abergele Carnival.

 

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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.

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 the last to cut and sell butter. This photo shows the coming of a new store to town: F. W. Woolworth…

Photo from the Dennis Parr Collection of grocer's shop called Canol Dre in Abergele.

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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.

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 at the same time.

Abergele Hesketh Market early 1900s from the Dennis Parr Collection reproduced with permission Abergele Hesketh Market early 1900s from the Dennis Parr Collection reproduced with permission

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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.

photos from the Dennis Parr Collection of the Abergele Home Guard: photos from the Dennis Parr Collection of the Abergele Home Guard:

 

 

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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.

Glynn Cinema, Abergele, by Dennis Parr
Glynn Cinema, Abergele, by Dennis Parrn
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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.

Foxhole Abergele by Dennis Parr
Foxhole Abergele by Dennis Parr
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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

Abergele Market Car Boot Sale – Copyright Dennis Parr Collection

Abergele Market Car Boot Sale - Copyright Dennis Parr Collection
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 Abergele and bringing in trade to what has traditionally been a market town; others resented the traffic, the parking chaos and all the noise on a Sunday.

What did you think? Would you like to see it return?