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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 from here. If you zoom into the picture, you’ll see names like: Treets, Big Chief ice lolly, Coffee Crisp,  Caramac and Skippy.

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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 by the tides during the stormy winter of 2013/14. The pipes were pieced together before being towed out to sea on the beach at Pensarn.

Llun, photo: Sion Jones 2014
Llun, photo: Sion Jones 2014

Paratoi y pibellau i’w tynnu gan gwch, er mwyn sugno y tywod a gollwyd yn ystormydd mawr a gafwyd yng ngaeaf 2013-14 i wneud y golled ym Mae Colwyn.

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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

imageAbergele 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 the Float’s Facebook page.

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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 visits to the town by the Royal Welsh Show, including lists of local prizewinners, show the huge research effort made. I’m not sure where this book is available to buy, so if you’re reading this and you know where to get hold of a copy, please use the comments form at the bottom of this page to let other AbergelePost readers know.

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

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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 for wearing Kiss Me Quick Skweeze Me Slow hats. The place was packed. Not so busy today but a holiday in Towyn is still the highlight of many a family’s year and the memories of childhood holidays along the north Wales coast have prompted people to retun here time and time again.

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Bryn Tirion through cast iron railings at Mynydd Seion

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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 Road. Another of Abergele’s hidden treasures.

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Eldon Drive, Abergele

Eldon Drive, Abergele. Photo Sion Jones
Eldon Drive, Abergele. Photo Sion Jones

 

Eldon Drive, Abergele