Abergele, Market Street 1895

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Caption for Abergele, Market Street 1895: Only 5 years after photograph No 23331, D G Roberts have expanded: their shopfront is longer and fronted by a mini-arcade, and they now have a first-floor showroom with a plate-glass window. The town consists of this single wide street, running about a mile from the shore. Tradesmen's carts are much in evidence in this view. Although there are several changes to the street, the town hall is still a landmark.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abergele


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 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)

I grew up in Abergele and I remember a man called Harold. He was a sort of 'tramp' I use this word rather in caution because he lived in a small shack by Slaters on what is now the Tesco car park. He helped out at the cattle market which was again sighted where Teso'c is now. As a boy I was a little afraid of him because he tended to (...Read full memory)

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)

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Caption for Abergele, Market Street 1895: Only 5 years after photograph No 23331, D G Roberts have expanded: their shopfront is longer and fronted by a mini-arcade, and they now have a first-floor showroom with a plate-glass window. The town consists of this single wide street, running about a mile from the shore. Tradesmen's carts are much in evidence in this view. Although there are several changes to the street, the town hall is still a landmark.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

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