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.

Memories of Abergele


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 (...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.

I was a student at Clarendon between 1963 and 1966, and how I remember the Sunday evenings curled up before the fire listening to gospel and classical music before supper. Of course there were also the House evenings spent in the Principal's parlour doing our sewing or embroidery or some other craft work, (...Read full memory)

We had a small caravan in Pensarn and as a child I remember the walk down to the beach and the man with his donkies in this picture. Further along was a small fun fair.

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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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