A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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At the beginning of the 19th century, a number of new streets were built following the grid pattern of the mediaeval town. North Parade was one of these, but it was made much wider than the others to allow the local militia to use it as a parade ground. The National Provincial Bank of England on the left was built in 1901-03 on the site of the first houses to be built outside the medieval town walls in 1797. Chalybeate Street on the right led to the chalybeate well, which was used by visitors who came to drink its waters.

Other Memories from Aberystwyth

As a student at Aber 1944-48 I used the Bing Kee (spelling as I remember it) laundry when I could afford it. Bing Kee and his wife seemed to be very old but there were two daughters (or possibly grand-daughters) of my generation. One was particularly attractive, but they were rarely on duty in the shop and when they were made obvious their low opinion of students. The laundry work was good, ...see more

As a student at Aber 1944-48 I used the Bing Kee (spelling as I remember it) laundry when I could afford it. Bing Kee and his wife seemed to be very old but there were two daughters (or possibly grand-daughters) of my generation. One was particularly attractive, but they were rarely on duty in the shop and when they were made obvious their low opinion of students. The laundry work was good, ...see more

Does anyone remember Binky's Chinese laundry in South Road? I remember watching them washing the sheets by the geulan (spelling?) just by the river at the back of the shop.

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