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Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948

Here’s a photo from the Dennis Parr Collection of the old Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948.

Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948
Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948 from the Dennis Parr Collection

See also this old fire engine, now restored and owned by Colin Knowlson. It’s possible that the engine owned by Colin was called out of the fire station that used to be next to the Bee Filling Station, Slaters.

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T R Jones shop Abergele

From the Dennis Parr Collection, here’s an old photo of the T R Jones shop in Abergele, date unknown. This men’s tailor and outfitter’s shop was located at Varsity House, Market Street.

Perhaps on the pavement in the foreground was a note to tell the dog to keep looking ahead at the camera.

T R Jones shop Abergele from the Dennis Parr Collection.
From the Dennis Parr Collection.
Posted in Dennis Parr Collection people photos

Hen lun o flaenoriaid Capel Mynydd Seion

Gyda’r diweddar Parchedig Isaac Jones yn y canol, dyma lun o gasgliad Dennis Parr o rai o flaenoriaid ac aelodau hun Capel Mynydd Seion. Debyg mai 1970au i 1980au tynnwyd y llun. Mae’r captiwn yn nodi enway Haydn Thomas, Mr Williams a Mr Hughes a dwi’n adnabod John Griff, Frank a Gwyn y trydanwr. Defnyddiwch y Comments i nodi eraill os gwelwch yn dda.

Here’s a Dennis Parr Collection photo of senior members of Mynydd Seion Chapel, Chapel Street, Abergele.

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Little Parr’s the Sweetshop

Here’s a gem from Dennis Parr’s photography collection, which he’s kindly let the AbergelePost share. It’s a photo of the inside of the Parr’s family’s Little Shop, which sold sweets and cards.

I have very happy memories of buying sweets from here. If you zoom into the picture, you’ll see names like: Treets, Big Chief ice lolly, Coffee Crisp,  Caramac and Skippy.

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1952 Abergele Golf Club Lady Captain’s Day

From the Dennis Parr Collection, featuring Mrs Pierce-Williams:

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Abergele Ladies Football Team c1979

Here are some photos from the Dennis Parr Collection of Abergele Ladies Football Team taken in Pentre Mawr Park, alongside Sea Road, in about 1979. If you recognise anyone, feel free to use the Comments to add their names.

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Foxhole, Abergele

Nestled on the Llanfair TH side of Tan y Goppa is the little collection of cottages called Foxhole. Here’s a photo taken by Dennis Parr of the row:

foxhole

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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.