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Chwarae Allan Playing Out Abergele from 9 August 2017

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Abergele scientist John Hepworth awarded 50 year medal

Abergele resident and biomedical scientist John Hepworth has been awarded  with a prestigious 50 year medal  by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Erin Johnson, Communications Officer with the Institute of Biomedical Science shared this story with us: “John joined the Institute in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sandy beach-making pipes

This photo by Sion Jones, taken in 2014, shows the pipes that sucked up sand out at sea which was poured out on the beach in Colwyn Bay to create a new sandy beach. The old one was sucked away … Continue reading

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Still wrapped up against chilly Spring morning sea breezes

These new lamposts are on the sea side of the Abergele and Pensarn station, which looks fab after its recent refurb:

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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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Abergele Round Table and Rotary Christmas Santa Float Dates 2016

Abergele has a great tradition of the Santa Float doing the rounds in December evenings. This year’s tour starts on Monday 6 December from 5.30pm in the Woodlands Estate. Thanks to Colin Knowlson for letting me know about this via … Continue reading

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The old markets of Abergele

Local historian Goronwy Davies has done a great job of documenting Abergele’s agricultural history with his book “A brief History of the Markets and Fairs at Abergele North Wales”. There are some lovely old photos and the accounts of the … Continue reading

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20 photos of trip from Abergele to Rhyl via Pensarn, Belgrano, Towyn and Kinmel Bay

Taken from the top deck of the ‘Cymru Coastliner’ double decker in August 2016. This trip replicates a trip I remember taking in 1973. That summer was the busiest I can remember along the Towyn stretch. There was a craze … Continue reading

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