RIP Nibbs

It is with regret I have been asked to tell you that Nibbs (Geraint Evans) of Faenol Avenue, Abergele, has passed away a few days after his 70th birthday at St. Kentigern’s Hospice. Nibbs was a well known and loved local character and will be sadly missed by his many friends in Abergele. He leaves his wife Joan and sons Lee & Brett.

He had been suffering from cancer for some time but remained his usual cheerful self up to just a few days ago.

The service will be at Colwyn Bay Crematorium on Thursday 19th. April.  1030am.

Location РBron y Nant Road/Dinerth rd. Mochdre Colwyn Bay.  Post code. LL284YN.  Tel. 01492 544677.

Nibbs had so many friends and was so popular that we are sure the Crematorium will be filled to capacity. If you can think of any of his friends who may have missed this message please do pass the information on.

– from John Bowman.

Abergele Modern (Dinorben) School Football Team 1959/60

I was looking at my old school football team photograph and am quite pleased to say that after 50 years I can still remember most of the names. Just a couple I am not sure about so can anyone help identify my old team mates.
D L Davies(Special) was a great sports master coach and with the assistance of his colleague “Willi Welsh” moulded a good school team in those days long ago.

The arch enemy was of course Abergele Grammar, I think one of their star players was Ken Lamb. I seem to remember playing with him for Abergele Celts a few years later.

I hope this picture stirs a few memories and we get some responce from one or two of the old team
John (Johnny) Bowman

Abergele Modern School Football Team 1959/60

Abergele Carnival 1958/9 pictures

I was looking through some of my old slides the other day and found these three pictures of girls taking part in a dance demonstration  in Pentre Mawr Park, also of the Carnival/Rose queen of that year. I thoughtit was 1959 but possibly it was 58.

The little girl in the ballet dress is my lovely little sister Christine and I seem to remember one of the three girls together was a Miss Hill, so long ago. I also remember my little sister being dressed as a rat and dancing along behind the Pied Piper, she was the youngest and smallest child to take part. I do have some more pictures and a short film of the day that I am trying to find. In the meanwhile does anyone remember this event or any of the people in the photographs?


John BDo you know any of the young ladies?