Abergele, Market Street 1890

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Caption for Abergele, Market Street 1890: This pleasant market town lies just inland from the chalets and caravans of the 'honky-tonk' north coast between Rhyl and Colwyn Bay. It is close to quiet wooded hills, and to Gwyrch Castle, a battlemented mock castle built in the early 19th century. This street is so free from traffic that a dog can sun himself in the roadway. Note the bolts of fabric outside D G Roberts & Co, 'Drapers, Silk Mercers, Hatters, established 1842'.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

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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.

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 (...Read full memory)

I was a pupil at Clarendon from 1971-75, when I had to leave after the fire. I wasn't allowed to go to the new school in Bedford, it was too far away for my parents, I was very disappointed. It was a privilege to be a pupil there, even though at the time we didn't think so - I was homesick alot of the time. I have (...Read full memory)

We use to walk down this road to the beach with the cafe and seafood stalls at the end. Use to watch the "Welsh Dragon" train go past as the line was close to the beach. Steam in those days and what a site it was.

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Caption for Abergele, Market Street 1890: This pleasant market town lies just inland from the chalets and caravans of the 'honky-tonk' north coast between Rhyl and Colwyn Bay. It is close to quiet wooded hills, and to Gwyrch Castle, a battlemented mock castle built in the early 19th century. This street is so free from traffic that a dog can sun himself in the roadway. Note the bolts of fabric outside D G Roberts & Co, 'Drapers, Silk Mercers, Hatters, established 1842'.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

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