Kinmel Avenue, Abergele

Kinmel Ave by Sion Jones Photographed in 2012/3

Kinmel Ave by Sion Jones Photographed in 2012/3

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A watery grave

This is how we know the coast at Pensarn used to be a few miles further north. Here’s a grave in St Michael’s graveyard, photographed by Sion Jones. It’s for a man”who had his dwelling three miles to the north”

Cofeb i’r gŵr a dywedir, oedd yn byw tair milltir i’r gogledd
sydd yng nghanol y môr!

Photo: Sion Jones

Photo: Sion Jones

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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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Find out about Heritage Lottery funding opportunities in Abergele

There’s a funding presentation by Heritage Lottery in Itaca, Abergele, 12 noon on Thursday 12 January 2017. It’s free to attend but you do need to book your place.

Cofiwch am fore coffi Cronfa Drefdadaeth y Loteri yn Abergele ar 12fed o Ionawr 2017. Bydd sgwrs am gyllid CDL….a darn o gacen.

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Chapel Street, Abergele

Chapel Street looking north towards the old Woolworth shop. Photo Sion Jones 2012-3

Chapel Street looking north towards the old Woolworth shop. Photo Sion Jones 2012-3

Chapel Street, Abergele

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Abergele Round Table and Rotary Christmas Santa Float Dates 2016

imageAbergele has a great tradition of the Santa Float doing the rounds in December evenings. This year’s tour starts on Monday 6 December from 5.30pm in the Woodlands Estate.

Thanks to Colin Knowlson for letting me know about this via the Float’s Facebook page.

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Rhuddlan Road

Rhuddlan Rd Abergele 2012-3 Photo Sion Jones

Rhuddlan Rd Abergele 2012-3 Photo Sion Jones

Rhuddlan Rd looking west towards Abergele 2012-3 Photo Sion Jones

Rhuddlan Rd looking west towards Abergele 2012-3 Photo Sion Jones

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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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Foxhole, Abergele

Nestled on the Llanfair TH side of Tan y Goppa is the little collection of cottages called Foxhole. Here’s a photo taken by Dennis Parr of the row:

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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.

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