Posted in gems Pensarn topography

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 the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The station in 1962

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways although Intercity Sector trains passed through on their way from London Euston and the Midlands to Holyhead.

The Privatisation of British Railways led to services being provided by Arriva Trains Wales.”

Posted in appeals gems history Llanfair TH Pensarn people photos traditions

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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Posted in gems Pensarn photos Rhyl Towyn

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 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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Posted in history Pensarn photos topography

Abergele from the air 1969-2013

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What a difference 44 years makes.


Posted in events gems Gwrych Castle Llanddulas Pensarn photos

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 are currently marketing a property to go to auction on December 16th, this particular property may be of curiosity to you as it was built as a bathing house for Gwrych Castle. The property is called Ty Crwn and is on Llanddulas Road, Abergele.

“It is advisable that anyone wishing to bid on the property makes contact with Countrywide Property Auctions


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Posted in Dennis Parr Collection Pensarn people photos WWII

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.

photos from the Dennis Parr Collection of the Abergele Home Guard: photos from the Dennis Parr Collection of the Abergele Home Guard:



Posted in Pensarn

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 Food Shop is opening before long on the site of the old Slaters Garage near the Station Roundabout in Pensarn. Here’s a pic:


Posted in history Pensarn topography

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:


Posted in Pensarn postcards topography

Old postcard of the “Hills From Pensarn”

Old postcard of the "Hills From Pensarn"
Old postcard of the “Hills From Pensarn”
Posted in events Pensarn

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 …