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Morgan’s Medical Hall ghost sign in Abergele, North Wales

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Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948

Here’s a photo from the Dennis Parr Collection of the old Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948.

Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948
Abergele Fire Station, Pentre Mawr Park 1948 from the Dennis Parr Collection

See also this old fire engine, now restored and owned by Colin Knowlson. It’s possible that the engine owned by Colin was called out of the fire station that used to be next to the Bee Filling Station, Slaters.

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T R Jones shop Abergele

From the Dennis Parr Collection, here’s an old photo of the T R Jones shop in Abergele, date unknown. This men’s tailor and outfitter’s shop was located at Varsity House, Market Street.

Perhaps on the pavement in the foreground was a note to tell the dog to keep looking ahead at the camera.

T R Jones shop Abergele from the Dennis Parr Collection.
From the Dennis Parr Collection.
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Is this the best fish and chip shop name in Britain?

Abergele – The Jolly Fryer

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Hen lun o flaenoriaid Capel Mynydd Seion

Gyda’r diweddar Parchedig Isaac Jones yn y canol, dyma lun o gasgliad Dennis Parr o rai o flaenoriaid ac aelodau hun Capel Mynydd Seion. Debyg mai 1970au i 1980au tynnwyd y llun. Mae’r captiwn yn nodi enway Haydn Thomas, Mr Williams a Mr Hughes a dwi’n adnabod John Griff, Frank a Gwyn y trydanwr. Defnyddiwch y Comments i nodi eraill os gwelwch yn dda.

Here’s a Dennis Parr Collection photo of senior members of Mynydd Seion Chapel, Chapel Street, Abergele.

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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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Market Street, Abergele

Here are a couple of photographs Sion Jones took of our main street back in 2012 or 2013. Note that Woolworths had become Savers and Ethel Austen was still there.

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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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The site of the old Jones Bros Garage

Now you see it…

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… now you don’t:

Cwmni Jones Bros. oedd yn gwerthu tractorai a cheir, cyn iddynt orffen eu busnes yn Llanrwst, Abergele a Rhuthun. Prynwyd yr adeilad gan Slaters a bu hwythau yn gwerthu ceir yma am ryw chwarter canrif
The site of the old Jones Bros. Garage. Photographed by Sion Jones in 2012/3

Site of the old Jones Brothers garage, then Slaters, flattened for development and photographed by Sion Jones in 2012 or 2013. Jones Bros sold tractors and cars in Llanrwst, Rhuthin and Abergele.

Cwmni Jones Bros. oedd yn gwerthu tractorai a cheir, cyn iddynt orffen eu busnes yn Llanrwst, Abergele a Rhuthun. Prynwyd yr adeilad gan Slaters a bu hwythau yn gwerthu ceir yma am ryw chwarter canrif. Gwerthwyd y tir i gymdeithas tai.