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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Peel Street Abergele

Peel Street, Abergele 2012/3. Photo: Sion Jones

Peel Street, Abergele 2012/3. Photo: Sion Jones

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DPL birthday weekend

The first weekend of September marks the Departure Lounge‘s birthday and they’ve organised a series of events, including a St Kentigern Hospice Care fundraiser:

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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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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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Bryn Tirion through cast iron railings at Mynydd Seion

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Easly overlooked, these railings are outside Capel Mynydd Seion, Chapel Street, at the side of the road which led up to the old town police cells. Through the gap is Bryn Tirion terrace of stone cottages looking down on Llanfair Road. Another of Abergele’s hidden treasures.

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Towyn Summer Fair

At Christ the King Church, Gors Rd, Towyn, there’s a Summer Fair on 2 August.

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Coed y Gopa picnic day

Bring your teddy bear, a picnic and lashings of ginger beer for a free woodland adventure in Abergele from 10am-3pm on 31 July. Croeso i bawb! The details are on this poster from Haf Leyshon of organisers the Woodland Trust :
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