Abergele in Shorts

Memories of Abergele in the 1960s, 70s and 80s written by Gareth Morlais. This was originally a column which appeared in the Abergele Visitor in 1996.

NEWS: a new series of Abergele in Shorts will run from 7 October 2011 until the end of 2011. I’ll be gathering the stories as they’re published under this tag. The best way to keep up to date is to sign up for the new free AbergelePost Email Newsletter at the top-right of this page.

Ballet at The Ship.

Dimbleby’s Grocery

Candy Box.

Hywel the Barber

Dai Magic

Pandoras Box


The Playnies

The Tunnel

Bee Filling Station

The Gele and Tower Hill

The Old Log Cabin

Five childhood puzzles

More childhood puzzles

Egg collecting

Ben Francis the dentist and Eric the Barber

The funeral

Comics day

Bertie Babs

Pensarn amusements automatons

Mad mouse at Rhyl

Toys stilts tents french knitting gonks

Tomorrows world

Abergele Scouts

Thanks to my wife, Gwenan, and my parents, John and Hilary Williams, for encouragement, corrections and suggestions. Thanks to the people I’ve written about – Abergele’s characters – for the inspiration.)
Reprinted with kind permission of The Visitor. Thanks to the paper’s editor at that time Kath Evans.

1 thought on “Abergele in Shorts

  1. Kamran:

    I remember Mr. Davies very well, beofre leaving for Canada in l952 my father had the shop next door, Marsden and Hick. Remember on one of our visits home and visiting Mr. Davies he gave our three children a special Magic Show!

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