Abersoch, Congregational Church 1901

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Caption for Abersoch, Congregational Church 1901: Abersoch was keen to advertise itself as 'the Welsh Riviera'. A horse-drawn conveyance is picking up passengers; it is a lovely sunny day, so perhaps they are off for a picnic. The church dates from 1875. Abersoch has grown fast in recent years; it offers a golf course, deep sea fishing, yachting and extensive sands.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abersoch


How sad I was to see this once stunning hotel boarded up, I had such a fantastic time working there and met some lovely people. I always will remember a gentleman call Albe, what a funny man, I think he was the Del-boy of Abersoch. Dave.

My parents owned the Hotel and I was introduced to it when I returned home from Bangor Hospital. I lived there for many years and can remember Kath's recollections of people 12 deep at the bar and having the job of guarding the windows to stop poeple queue jumping, something I wasn't (...Read full memory)

I am Ian Robinson and I worked at Land and Sea and then the Tarantella in 1965 with a guy called Rob Smedley the Tarantella was managed by a Mrs Olwyn Robinson and I think the owner was called Preston though I am not too sure of that. Does anyone know what happened to Rob Smedley I would very much like to know.

Family holidays were great but the fun really started in the mid-60's when I could holiday their with my friends. Lunch in the Tarantella coffee bar usually presided over by Rob Jones (not the restaurant, too posh!); afternoons on the beaches, evenings in the White House where we stood 12 deep at the bar (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Abersoch, Congregational Church 1901: Abersoch was keen to advertise itself as 'the Welsh Riviera'. A horse-drawn conveyance is picking up passengers; it is a lovely sunny day, so perhaps they are off for a picnic. The church dates from 1875. Abersoch has grown fast in recent years; it offers a golf course, deep sea fishing, yachting and extensive sands.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

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