Here are three historic photos of a celebration at Bee Field Abergele from the Dennis Parr Collection. Date unknown.
Here’s a photo of the staff of Gwrych Castle Gate, Abergele, in the building’s very early days from the Dennis Parr Collection. Date unknown.
It’s great that the gamekeeper holds both a gun and a gundog or two. It’s quite a warm pose for the time, with people putting their arms around each other’s shoulders. The top hat on the back row is a standout too.
Mae cwmni Rondo yn recordio rhifyn o Ddechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol yng Nghapel Mynydd Seion Abergele ar y 27ain o Hydref 2019. Mae’r manylion ar y poster yma:
(This is a recording of a Welsh-laguage S4C hymn singing programme, a bit like Songs of Praise, in Mynydd Seion, Chapel Street, on 27 October 2019)
Here are two photos of the Frangkakis Family who lived in Abergele in Jenkin St, from the Dennis Parr Collection. Date unknown. If you’d like to know where Jenkin Street was, read this comment by George Frost.
Christopher Lloyd wrote to us saying: “Hi, I’m trying to trace a newspaper between 1969 and 1975 not sure on exact year all I know the head line was KO Katie, this was my great nain, she apprehended a burglar rat the farm Ffordd las fawr I’m trying to trace the article Thank you in advance”
Please use the comments section if you can help.
There was a nurse at Abergele Chest Hospital, or Abergele Sanitorium, in the early 1950s called Nurse Tubridy. Linda Ramsden has kindly shared some old photos from her personal archive of Abergele Hospital in the 1950s. we’ve been publishing Linda’s photos of life in the Hospital in Abergele Post during the past months. Many thanks to Linda:
Here are some more of the old photos Linda Ramsden shared from her personal archive of Abergele Hospital in the 1950s. Linda’s mother was Nurse Hughes, who worked at the hospital, also known as the Abergele Sanitorium, in the early 1950s. Many thanks to Linda:
On 11 November 1918, ‘the war to end all wars’ came to an end. Abergele is remembering this on Remembrance Sunday. The poppies and cutout soldiers as you drive into the town have been a thoughtful reminder for the past weeks. This website has published many articles about WWI (keep clicking the Older Posts link at the bottom to see all the biographies and articles)
We thought we’d look back at the Cofia Abergele Remembers project in which AbergelePost.com worked with local historian Andrew Hesketh and Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan learners to list and record the names in audio of the people of Abergele and surrounds who participated in WWI. Click the triangle at the top-lift of this Soundcloud widget to hear the audio recording.
Here’s a list of students who made the recordings:
We’re grateful to Andrew Hesketh and the Emrys students for this touching tribute. We join with the whole nation, 100 years after its end, in remembering those who participated and those who died in the First World War.