Category Archives: Pensarn

All aboard the Club Train!

My father’s generation knows the Llandudno to Manchester train as the Club Train. It’s the service that stops at Abergele. Here’s a snap of the train leaving Pensarn for Colwyn Bay, taken from the station bridge.

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WWI participants from the outskirts of Abergele

This is the second of a series of four posts featuring the research of Andrew Hesketh into participants in the Great War with Abergele connections. As a mark of respect, we’re publishing the thousand-plus list of names in installments.¬† Today … Continue reading

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Sunny Pensarn beach

This is a tiny quadrant¬† of a multiview Abergele postcard from the 1970s or early 80s. Well worth the tiny postage-stamp size to be reminded of the Walls ice cream sign, the kiosk, the merry go-round and the old cars. … Continue reading

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The Old Pubs, Inns and Taverns of Abergele in the 1800’s

In replying to a query posed by Gareth regarding the Sun Inn (see Market Street topic), he suggested that I start a new post on the subject of the old pubs in the town, so here goes. We are fortunate … Continue reading

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Abergele’s 2012 Olympic torchbearers revealed

Here’s a list of the people who’ll be carrying the Olympic flame through Abergele on 29 May 2012 Eduard Kim (46) from Almaty George Jacob (37) from Dubai Gleb Nuriev (15) from Kondrovo Graeme Johnson (69) from Dyserth Joanne Wallace … Continue reading

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Abergele Fireworks 2011

Here are the details of Abergele’s main Bonfire Night / Halloween firework display. The poster was photographed outside Discos while I was distributing flyers for AbergelePost with added QR codes around the town’s wireless internet points and in some shops … Continue reading

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Tank traps on the beach

I’ve just been speaking with my dad’s neighbour Brian Haynes. As someone who grew up in Pensarn and Abergele, he’s a mine of info on Abergele’s local history. He just let me scan an old photo of his. It shows … Continue reading

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