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.

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.

20 photos of trip from Abergele to Rhyl via Pensarn, Belgrano, Towyn and Kinmel Bay

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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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