Category Archives: gems

All change again for Abergele’s shops

A couple of changes to report regarding Market St shops: Lloyds the Chemist refit is coming on well: And Kimberley’s furniture and applicance store is coming to town, opposite the Bee. There’s already one in Rhyl:

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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 … Continue reading

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Abergele Hesketh Market early 1900s

Here are two photos of Abergele Hesketh Market from the Dennis Parr Collection, thought to have been taken in the early 1900s. The auctioneer’s name on the shed apex  is Chas P Sheffield. The photos may not have been taken … Continue reading

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Oldham Battalion, Manchester Regiment (circa 1914), at Kinmel Park Barracks

Mike Madden writes: “I have attached 2 pictures. One of the Oldham Battalion (Pals) Manchester Regiment. And one with my Grandfather’s section, George Madden, seated in the centre of the front row. I think both pictures were taken in 1914 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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St George’s Rd, Abergele

Here’s a photo of St George’s Rd, Abergele, by Sion Jones.

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Abergele Grammar School football team 1943-44

Andy Hilton (aka Nigel Hinton) has been a long-time contributing editor to AbergelePost.com. He wrote recently: “I wonder if you can help me out. You may recall that some time back I put out an appeal via AbergelePost.com to see … 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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The ponies of Tower Hill, Abergele

The last time I walked up to the Tower on the top of Tower Hill there were ponies in the summit field and some beautiful horses grazing in the fields below Bron Berllan. So here are the photos…

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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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