Category Archives: Pensarn

Abergele and Pensarn Railway Station

        Wikipedia says: “Opened as Abergele by the Chester and Holyhead Railway on 1 May 1848,[1] it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to … 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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Abergele from the air 1969-2013

      What a difference 44 years makes.  

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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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The Abergele Home Guard

Here are two photos from the Dennis Parr Collection of the Abergele Home Guard. One was taken on a wooded hillside and the other is thought by Dennis to be taken at the Marine Hotel in Pensarn.    

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Another new Co-op on the way

Since the Factory Shop opened by the station in Pensarn, some have missed the convenience of being able to park and shop for food easily  between Asda Kinmel Bay and Tesco Abergele when they do their big shop. The Co-operative … Continue reading

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Pensarn Station 1948

Here’s a lovely old engraving kindly submitted by Delyth Ann. It depicts the opening of Pensarn station in 1848, as printed in the London Illustrated News at the time:

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Old postcard of the “Hills From Pensarn”

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Yoga on the beach

Make the most of what remains of the summer by joining the Wake and Shake Soft Flow Yoga crew on Pensarn Beach on dry weekend mornings. Cost is £5 …

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