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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 He wrote recently: “I wonder if you can help me out. You may recall that some time back I put out an appeal via to see … Continue reading

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Sarah Carmel Lewis thanks Andrew Hesketh for his Abergele historical research

Reader Sarah Carmel Lewis has been in touch to express her gratitude to A ndrew Hesketh for his research into Abergele’s history. She writes: “Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to thank you and Andrew Hesketh for writing the article on … 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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In the days of Woolies

It’s always good to be reminded of how Market St used to look in the days when Woolworth’s was still open. Here’s a colour postcard from the last millennium to give a burst of nostalgia. Because of the miniskirts, I’d … Continue reading

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