Category Archives: Dennis Parr Collection

Some news about the Dennis Parr Collection of Abergele photos

Judging by the comments here and on Facebook, local photographer Dennis Parr’s photographic collection has given many readers great enjoyment over the past months. Dennis has written to say that he’s deposited his entire photographic collection, which numbers around 500 … Continue reading

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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.

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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.

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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 This Sunday Market split opinion in our town. Some saw it as a way of invigorating … Continue reading

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Early road plan of Abergele. Very old map.

I’m not sure of the age of this old road plan of Abergele, owned by Dennis Parr, but it looks very old. It shows the old – now demolished – houses on Peel Street. Apart from those lining Market Street, … Continue reading

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The Old Abergele Mill

How many of you can remember this old limewashed windmill at the junction of Chapel Street and High Street? These photographs, from Dennis Parr’s collection and reproduced with his  permission, show the old mill before it was demolished. This is … Continue reading

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Abergele after that hot summer of 1976

Even though it was October, the grass was still quite yellow when Dennis Parr took this photo of Abergele in 1976. We’d just sweated through a really hot droughty summer. You can see the corrugated iron roofs of the Market … Continue reading

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Easily-forgotten features of Abergele Market Street 1961

I wanted to highlight a few elements of the fantastic photo of a 1961 parade in Abergele Market Street by Dennis Parr (see the full original photo here).     First of all is the Parr’s shop sign above Parr’s … Continue reading

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Abergele football team 1919

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Rare picture of Crown St, Abergele.

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