The revamped Pen-y-Bont pub in Abergele is looking dapper

It’s good to see new life has been injected into the old Pen y Bont pub. I haven’t tried the food upstairs yet but I’m looking forward to going back to the Pen for a pint.


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Penance Stone at St Michael’s Church, Abergele

Outside the church is a penitential stone where sinners had to do penance by standing by the stone, begging the congregation for mercy as they entered and left the church.

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Desperately seeking Squire Jacob

AbergelePost reader John Wallace has been in touch to ask for other readers’ help:

“I am seeking information about a great uncle of mine who kept an hotel in Abergele, and who died at Norcroft, Dundonald Avenue. His name was Squire Jacob or Jacobs. I believe he was a JP. The hotel and the house where he died were probably the same. If you have anything on him in your archives, and especially if you can identify which house in the present Dundonald Avenue was Norcroft, I’d be more than grateful. The period in question is roughly 1900-1930.”

Please use the comments at the bottom of the page if you have any information to help John.

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Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan Abergele Open Evening

On the 5th of October 2017:

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Only Ladies Allowed in this Abergele choir

The Reformed Cantorion Gele Singers seek new recruits. Monday night at the Bee is the place to meet. Women only.

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Abergele and Pensarn Railway Station

 

 

 

 

Wikipedia says: “Opened as Abergele by the Chester and Holyhead Railway on 1 May 1848,[1] it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The station in 1962

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways although Intercity Sector trains passed through on their way from London Euston and the Midlands to Holyhead.

The Privatisation of British Railways led to services being provided by Arriva Trains Wales.”

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Creative writing classes at Gwrych Castle Abergele

There’s a chance to be inspired by the surroundings while writing at Gwrych Castle on Thursdays. I don’t have the exact dates but there are details on this poster:

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St Kentigern Sale Day Thurs 31 August

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The Castle Hotel pub, Abergele

The Castle Hotel, 67 Water Street, Abergele, Clwyd, LL22 7SN, Telephone 01745 823322.

 

 

Photos taken July 2017

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Gwrych Castle Medieval Festival

19/20 August 2017 at Gwrych Castle, Abergele.

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