Author Archives: Gareth Morlais

Penance Stone at St Michael’s Church, Abergele

Outside the church is a penitential stone where sinners had to do penance by standing by the stone, begging the congregation for mercy as they entered and left the church.

Posted in history | Leave a comment

Desperately seeking Squire Jacob

AbergelePost reader John Wallace has been in touch to ask for other readers’ help: “I am seeking information about a great uncle of mine who kept an hotel in Abergele, and who died at Norcroft, Dundonald Avenue. His name was … Continue reading

Posted in appeals | 11 Comments

Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan Abergele Open Evening

On the 5th of October 2017:

Posted in events | Leave a comment

Only Ladies Allowed in this Abergele choir

The Reformed Cantorion Gele Singers seek new recruits. Monday night at the Bee is the place to meet. Women only.

Posted in appeals, events, history | Leave a comment

Abergele and Pensarn Railway Station

        Wikipedia says: “Opened as Abergele by the Chester and Holyhead Railway on 1 May 1848,[1] it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to … Continue reading

Posted in gems, Pensarn, topography | 1 Comment

Creative writing classes at Gwrych Castle Abergele

There’s a chance to be inspired by the surroundings while writing at Gwrych Castle on Thursdays. I don’t have the exact dates but there are details on this poster:

Posted in events, gems, Gwrych Castle, history | Leave a comment

St Kentigern Sale Day Thurs 31 August

Posted in history | Leave a comment

The Castle Hotel pub, Abergele

The Castle Hotel, 67 Water Street, Abergele, Clwyd, LL22 7SN, Telephone 01745 823322.     Photos taken July 2017

Posted in businesses, history | Leave a comment

Gwrych Castle Medieval Festival

19/20 August 2017 at Gwrych Castle, Abergele.

Posted in history | Leave a comment

Surprising first-hand account of the Kinmel Camp Riots of 1919

Two Abergele Post readers –┬áDoug Colter and┬áJohn Michael Care – have been in touch with remarkable original accounts of the Kinmel Camp Riots (or Mutiny) of 1919. For background information you can read a BBC Wales account by Phil Carradice … Continue reading

Posted in history, Kinmel Camp, WWI | 1 Comment