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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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Bryn Tirion through cast iron railings at Mynydd Seion

Easly overlooked, these railings are outside Capel Mynydd Seion, Chapel Street, at the side of the road which led up to the old town police cells. Through the gap is Bryn Tirion terrace of stone cottages looking down on Llanfair … Continue reading

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Eldon Drive, Abergele

  Eldon Drive, Abergele

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Pentre Mawr Park Abergele

Here’s a series of photographs by Sion Jones capturing one of Abergele’s true gems: Pentre Mawr Park…

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Big Fairtrade Breakfast

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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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