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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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Macmillan Coffee Morning in Abergele

Abergele’s Red Cross Centre in Church Walks joins in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 3 September. Here are the details:  

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Harp Court, Abergele

Harp Court, Abergele. These flats were built here by Eldon R. Gorst, Abergele. Gorst bought the site from Richard Pearce, Auctioneers. Previously, the site had been used as a pig market. Harp Court, Abergele. Adeiladwyd y fflatiau yma gan Eldon … 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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Abergele Hesketh Market early 1900s

Here are two photos of Abergele Hesketh Market from the Dennis Parr Collection, thought to have been taken in the early 1900s. The auctioneer’s name on the shed apex¬† is Chas P Sheffield. The photos may not have been taken … Continue reading

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Remember the Sunday morning car-boot sales at Abergele Market

Here are some photos from 2003 from the Dennis Parr Collection to remind you: Abergele Market Car Boot Sale – Copyright Dennis Parr Collection This Sunday Market split opinion in our town. Some saw it as a way of invigorating … Continue reading

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Cae Stalwyn, Abergele

This relatively new housing estate is called Cae Stalwyn – Welsh for Stallion Field. This is an apt name as the houses were built on the site of the old horse sale field where the stallions were chosen by owners … Continue reading

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The Bowling Green, Abergele

  Bowling Green Abergele

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Tower Hill picnic

Easter has traditionally been a time when Abergelites head with a picnic up Tower Hill. Here’s an old postcard showing how one of our favourite landmarks used to look.

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Photo of 1947 Christmas Pantomime at Abergele Sanitorium

I received this fabulous photo from Mrs Gunta Binks. She writes: “Thought this might be of interest to you, I am going through papers of my late Mother who sadly passed away in September 2014 two weeks short of her … Continue reading

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