This relatively new housing estate is called Cae Stalwyn – Welsh for Stallion Field. This is an apt name as the houses were built on the site of the old horse sale field where the stallions were chosen by owners of mares.
Stâd o dai newydd o’r enw Cae Stalwyn, Ffordd Rhuddlan, Abergele.
How many of you can remember this old limewashed windmill at the junction of Chapel Street and High Street? These photographs, from Dennis Parr’s collection and reproduced with his permission, show the old mill before it was demolished.
This is one of a series of images of Abergele from Dennis Parr’s collection. Mr Parr will be familiar to many who’ve lived in the town since the 1960s. He used to run Parr’s shops in Market St.
We’ll be publishing more images from the Dennis Parr Collection on this site over the coming months.
Even though it was October, the grass was still quite yellow when Dennis Parr took this photo of Abergele in 1976. We’d just sweated through a really hot droughty summer. You can see the corrugated iron roofs of the Market in the photo and a few fields which have now been built upon.
I wonder if we’ll have a summer like 1976 again soon…?
This is the first of a series of images of Abergele from Dennis Parr’s collection. Mr Parr will be familiar to many who’ve lived in the town since the 1960s. He used to run Parr’s shops in Market St.
This image, from his collection and reproduced with Dennis Parr’s permission, shows Mr Robert Jones, the coachman who was employed by the Bee Hotel long ago to meet guests at Pensarn raiway station and shuttle them to the Bee Hotel.
We’ll publish more images from the Dennis Parr Collection on this site over the coming months.
I received this fabulous photo from Mrs Gunta Binks. She writes:
“Thought this might be of interest to you, I am going through papers of my late Mother who sadly passed away in September 2014 two weeks short of her 90th birthday. On the back is written Christmas 1947 Manchester Children’s Abergele Sanatorium, North Wales, Pantomime. My mother’s name was Erna Darzins (Latvian refugee, who would have been 23 in 1947)) she is the lady at the back right hand side with the lion on her head! She talked fondly of her time in Abergele and no doubt the Welsh air did her good.”