Here are some photos of Abergele as we prepare to host I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! for the second time at Gwrych Castle in November 2021. Also, be sure to check out photographer Niall McDiarmid‘s exhibition Celebrity Town at Oriel Colwyn. Some of our town’s residents are given the celebrity treatment by […]
I’m a Celebrity in Abergele Gwrych Castle has meant there’s a palpable buzz in our town. And this might not be the end of Gwrych Castle’s connection with I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! internationally if local rumours are to be believed… I spoke with Denise Marsden and Alan Alexander at Ivy’s Florist, […]
This watchtower is called Lady Emily’s Tower. It’s near Cefn yr Ogof and is a familiar landmark to everyone who drives along the A55 north Wales coast road between Abergele and Llanddulas. It’s a 1930s folly commissioned by Lord Hesketh’s wife, Lady Emily, so she and the children could go painting and take in the […]
This year, the Royal Welsh Show is celebrating its 50th year at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. Before 1963 the show was a moveable feast. The Royal Commission has recently published a 1950 aerial photo from the Aerofilms Collection of one of the first shows held after WWII. And guess where this Show was held? Yes, Abergele. […]
Old postcard, Gwrych Lodge, High St and Chapel St junction. I’ve no idea who the woman is, guess it was to make it look Welsh along with the name across the bottom !!!!
When I opened the door, imagine my surprise to be staring at a big shiny red fire engine, with the words Abergele Urban District Council writtern in gold letters running along its side. Slaters of Abergele is a name well-known throughout the country and now Colin Knowlson has archived his family’s motor company’s historical artefacts, […]
In the last post I showed you Abergele station. How many people remember the other train station in Abergele ? Here it is, the long forgotten Gwrych Castle station. Looking at the dress of the people in it I believe it was taken sometime in the mid-fifties. What a place the Castle was then, not […]