Posted in events fun Towyn

Towyn Summer Fair

At Christ the King Church, Gors Rd, Towyn, there’s a Summer Fair on 2 August.

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Garden party

Abergele District Action Group invites you to a Garden Party on the Sunday of the Queen’s birthday weekend at Pentre Mawr Park. Details here:

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Posted in events St George

Bakewell and Buxton trip

St George and District committee is inviting senior citizens to join them for a bus trip to Bakewell and Buxton on 13 June. Call Mrs Menai Williams if you’d like to go:

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Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust Easter Fair

On 26 March, St Paul’s Abergele

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Big Fairtrade Breakfast

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Cyfarfod Gwyl Dewi – St David’s Day event

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Posted in events fun

Abergele District Action Group’s Springfest, Pentre Mawr Park

Alison Pring has been in touch with news that the newly formed Abergele District Action Group is organising a Springfest at Pentre Mawr Park Abergele on Saturday27th and Sunday28th of February from 10am to 5pm.

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Pentre Mawr Park. Photo by Sion Jones.

There will be attractions and Entertainment for all the family.
*Kiddies FunFair. *Bushcraft, *Dog show, *Craft Stalls, *Forest School Games. *Chainsaw carvers, *Birds of prey, *Snakes and reptiles,*Medieval Knight School, *Tea tent-cake stall…and much more.

Extra entertainment on Sunday 28th will be Glan Clwyd Hospital Radio, also a cake baking competition. Entrants are required to hand make a Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake no larger than 8” in diameter. £1 entry fee, cakes must be entered by 12.30pm on Sunday. More information available on the cake stall at the event.

Friday 26th February from 10am the Eco-groups from the local Primary Schools will be planting Autumn coloured trees in the park. There will be a chance for Mums and Dads to plant on Saturday! We would like to thank Conwy Borough County Council for their assistance and to Jan Williams, Tesco Community Champion for the refreshment on the day.

Abergele District Action Group is a group of volunteers (fully constituted) to arrange events/help in the Community of Abergele. Our aim is to bring cohesion to our communites of Abergele, Pensarn, Belgrano and St George. Our next event will be The Pensarn Prom Day on Sunday August 21st. Contact : Secretary Judith Hudson 01745822153.

Posted in events hyperlocal Rhyl

Free video workshop in Rhyl for charities

When I’m not producing the AbergelePost website, one of the things I do is to sit on the Wales advisory panel of the Media Trust and Community Channel’s Do Something Brilliant Cymru / Wales group. Steve Lloyd of DSB is delivering free video photography and editing training for local charities in Rhyl later this year. Here’s his press release with all the details:

“Media Trust and Community Channel are working with Big Lottery Fund on a campaign to celebrate the incredible work of projects across the country.

“Would you like to Do Something Brilliant and get free video production training from Media Trust, the UK’s leading communications charity?

“The introductory workshops are designed to help charities and community groups understand how they can turn their stories into short films and will cover planning, scripting, recording and editing. Each training course is open to a limited number of organisations and up to two people from each organisation.

“There is a free one-day training workshop on Wednesday 13th April at WCVA, Morfa Hall, Rhyl.

“If you would like to find out more, or apply for a place, then please contact: Steve Lloyd, Community Outreach Manager, Cymru / Wales: stevel@mediatrust.org
07972 280830. ”

Posted in events gems Gwrych Castle Llanddulas Pensarn photos

Gwrych Castle beachside bathing house Ty Crwn is being auctioned in London

Heather Dalton and Neil Lawless from Beresford Adams Estate agents in Abergele have been in touch with news of the sale of an historic local property at an auction in London with a guide price of £150k this month.

“We are currently marketing a property to go to auction on December 16th, this particular property may be of curiosity to you as it was built as a bathing house for Gwrych Castle. The property is called Ty Crwn and is on Llanddulas Road, Abergele.

“It is advisable that anyone wishing to bid on the property makes contact with Countrywide Property Auctions

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Posted in Dennis Parr Collection events traditions

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

Abergele Market Car Boot Sale – Copyright Dennis Parr Collection

Abergele Market Car Boot Sale - Copyright Dennis Parr Collection
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 Abergele and bringing in trade to what has traditionally been a market town; others resented the traffic, the parking chaos and all the noise on a Sunday.

What did you think? Would you like to see it return?