Memories of Abergele
This photo shows what was known as the black shed just above the first bridge on the river Gele, to the left of the photo was the school field at the bottom of Berth Glyd where I was born. If you go up Gypsy Lane you will come to an old stone bridge, this bridge is known as the first bridge, which is one of four that crosses the ...Read full memory
Looking at this photo, I'm taken back to summers on that beach full of pebbles and the cafe shown with its novel smell, something like milky coffee! At about this time Abergele had a cinema, upstairs in the market street. My parents owed Coed Mor, a guest house in the town, and some of the children staying with us and I went to see "The Incredible Journey", a film about two dogs and a cat traveling across country (USA or Canada) to find their owners. Not a dry eye in the house and I've never been able to watch the film since!
I remember Market Street, there was a newsagents towards the bottom of the town (heading towards Colwyn Bay) that we use to get our newspapers from. Also one of the roads leading down to the beach and station used to have a lovely bit of parkland to go through. Used to browse the shops with mum and brother and sometimes my dad! Not been back for ages.
I remember the beach very well from the early 50's through to the early 60's. We went to Abergele every year in August for our family holiday and stayed at a guest house called Rose Hill, which was just out of the main part of the town heading towards Llanferfechan if I remember rightly. We used to make pebble "dens" and shelter from the wind. My mum and I used to make for the shellfish kiosk for her oysters and my cockles "fix". When my grandpa was alive he use to leave Rose Hill earlier in the morning and plant pennies in the holes in the wall leading down to the town and we would always find them and think that the fairies had been!!!!! Wonderful childhood memories.