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Gwrych Castle Open Day 28 June 2014

Gwrych Castle’s gates are being flung open for visitors for the first time in ages on Saturday 28 June 2014. Entry between noon  and 4pm will cost £5, which includes a tour of the castle and grounds and a catch … Continue reading

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Novella about growing up in Abergele free to download for Kindle for a few days

I’ve written here before about Abergele author Rob Burslem.  He’s perhaps best known for his books set in Africa (Murdoch’s Africa). I’ve just heard that his Abergele novella Three Pomegranates and a Half Bottle of Scotch has been made available … Continue reading

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New novella about a boy growing up in Abergele

Abergele author Rob Burslem has published new e-book called “Three Pomegranetes and a half bottle of Scotch” Rob wrote to Abergele Post to let us know about the book because it’s about Abergele. The blurb on the book cover says: “It … Continue reading

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Eyewitness account of Abergele rail accident

“The Fenians were supposed to have the secret of a mysterious combustible known as “Greek Fire” which was unquenchable by water. I think that “Greek Fire” was nothing more or less than ordinary petroleum, which was practically unknown in Europe … Continue reading

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Telford and North Wales

“Mr. Telford applied the same methods in the reconstruction of these roads that he had already adopted in Scotland and Wales, and the same improvement was shortly felt in the more easy passage over them of vehicles of all sorts, … Continue reading

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Morfa Rhuddlan

We stopped to take photographs and buy a few small pearls from the “pearl-breeding river”; and while we gazed our fill at the mighty monument, we learned from a guardian that in old days a certain Lady Erskine hired the … Continue reading

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View from a yacht off Abergele

“By keeping very close in shore for some distance we got a view of Llandudno, now become a fashionable watering-place, and sighted Abergele, where the fearful railway accident happened some years ago, when so many people were crushed or burnt … Continue reading

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The audacious rascal actually solicited a kiss

The ride along the coast of Wales was crowded with novelty and interest,–the sea on one side and the mountains on the other,–the latter bleak and heathery in the foreground, but cloud-capped and snow-white in the distance. The afternoon was … Continue reading

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1882 praise for Gwrych poetess

MRS. HEMANS. (_To the Editor._) I have just been perusing in No. 16, of Chambers’s _Edinburgh Journal_, a short and incorrect sketch of that highly-gifted and moral poetess, Mrs. Hemans, “who,” the writer says, “first came into public notice about … Continue reading

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Description of Abergele train accident

“We are now approaching Abergele, near which such a terrible accident happened to the Irish mail in 1868. Some trucks had been shunted from a train in front, and they, by some mistake, came running down the hill to meet … Continue reading

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