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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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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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Llaethdai Abergele dairies and commercial milk producers

Gyda diolch i Gwynn Williams, yn enedigol o Lanefydd, wedi byw yn Abergele a bellach yn Rhyl. Here’s a list from from local singer, actor and historian Gwynn Williams showing how many farms, outlets and dairy companies sold milk in … 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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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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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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Abergele and The People’s Collection Wales

Maldwyn Huges has been in touch via our comments section to let us know about a project he’s working on to research and digitise the Abergele Town Council Archives so these treasures can be shared on the Casgliad y Werin … Continue reading

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Billy Sass Davies and Ashleigh Mills Abergele soccer stars

Two Abergele teenagers aiming to kick-start careers as professional footballers have already racked up ten international caps between them. Centre-back Billy Sass Davies has trained with ex-Arsenal player Thierry Henry, while defender Ashleigh Mills is planning to crack the American … Continue reading

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American Abergelite seeks info about Albert Roberts

Siân Roberts has written to ask for readers’ help: “I’m Americian-born with a strong Abergele connection, my Father moved from there in 1968 to the US. I’m hoping to find out more information about my Taid Albert Roberts, died … Continue reading

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Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan students impress Nobel Prize Winner

Three sixth formers from Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, Abergele, have won praise from a Nobel Prize winner for their research into plant genes, after they gained places on the prestigious Nuffield Foundation project. Ben Stone, George Goodall and Mike White … Continue reading

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