Ben Hingeley, the racing driver from Abergele, was honoured recently by The Welsh Racing Drivers Association who awarded him the 2017 Welsh Young Driver of the Year.
Rob Allender shares this story with us, and says:
“Ben who is only 20, finished 3rd in the 2017 British Formula 3 Championship. WRDA spokesman Robert Allender said ‘Ben has had a fabulous year, and won 4 races which was more than anybody else, except the champion Enaam Ahmed. However, more than that, although he has matured into a tough racer, who is no soft touch, but he still remains a warm and friendly person, which is great credit to his parents Bonner and Julie Hingeley.
“While considering his next step, Ben will be test a variety of powerful cars over the next couple of weeks and this should give some useful pointers as to Ben’s 2018 plans.”
Cyngerdd Nadolig Cyngor Tref Abergele
Trio, Cor Alaw + Beula Brass
Mynydd Seion, Chapel St, Abergele
£8 tocynnau / tickets o/from Neuadd y Tref / Town Hall
Abergele – The Jolly Fryer
Cysylltodd Lois Gwen o gwmni Rondo i adael inni wybod eu bod yn recordio rhaglen Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol i S4C yn yr Eglwys Farmor, Bodelwyddan, ar 20fed o Dachwedd. Croeso ichi alw heibio a mwynhau canu emynau gyda nhw.
S4C comes to Bodelwyddan’s Marble Church on the evening of 20 Nov to record the Welsh Songs of Praise equivalent: Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol
There’s a heartfelt note by Gaenor in the window of the Tlws jewellery shop in Abergele. Her end of lease is in February 2018 and she’s decided not to renew it. But the shop will remain open over Christmas and right up until the end of February, says the note.
This has been a great place to buy locally-based Clogau gold rings and pendants, as well as reasonably-priced silver pendants and gifts.
It’ll be a loss to Abergele when it’s gone and we wish Gaenor all the best. Diolch.
Tlws general email enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
67 Market Street
Shop Opening Times
9.30 – 5pm Mon – Sat
Mae Cor Meibion Goronwy yn canu ym Mynydd Seion Abergele 10 Tachwedd 2017
Goronwy Male Voice Choir performs in Mynydd Seion, Chapel Street, Abergele, on 10 November.
It’s good to see new life has been injected into the old Pen y Bont pub. I haven’t tried the food upstairs yet but I’m looking forward to going back to the Pen for a pint.
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 Squire Jacob or Jacobs. I believe he was a JP. The hotel and the house where he died were probably the same. If you have anything on him in your archives, and especially if you can identify which house in the present Dundonald Avenue was Norcroft, I’d be more than grateful. The period in question is roughly 1900-1930.”
Please use the comments at the bottom of the page if you have any information to help John.