Abergele in Shorts - Links

BBC Wales's town-site all about Abergele. The comments by the Abergele Diaspora are worth reading, as are the memories of those who enjoyed holidays here. Nice slideshows and historical pieces too. This is the best site on the internet about Abergele.

A webcam pointing at the Abergele bypass, just in case you're feeling homesick.

Online community-based site for all major UK towns. There are some interesting messages and facts about Abergele here. Catch up on what your schoolmates have been up to at the Abergele Knowhere Board.

http://www.francisfrith.com/ *
Photos to buy of Abergele from the air in 1938 and old photos from Francis Frith.

The message board is a good place for getting reunited with old friends from north Wales. This site's also quite good for hunting out a cottage to rent if you fancy a break anywhere in north Wales (click Tourism > Holiday Accommodation). Links to Abergele websites.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/abergele/ *
It's amazing what kinds of Abergele memorabilia people are selling on e-Bay: old postcards, pottery, etc. Have a look...

Catch up with the local news in the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal online.

Times Past Photographic Archives aims to  preserve the pictorial history of North Wales by scanning and publishin online old photos and postcards of towns and villages around north Wales

Click on the Gallery button for local views.

The website of the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust with publications about the history of Gwrych. The site will include a shop, news, history, pictures, details of the Trust, events and much more. Heard about this in August 2003; the site's not live yet.

Lee Wetton's website is great, especially the old photos of Emrys ap Iwan school.

A set of photos of Abergele on the Flickr website - "Old photos of Abergele and Llanddulas. All taken by, or published by, my great-grandfather who was a postcard photographer between the late 1800's and 1930's. I will add to this set from time to time. So keep an eye out for more old photos." - gey_659

Old photos

Please let me know of any others...

Links to old sites that no longer work, in case you want to try looking in GoogleCache or archive.org's Waybachmachine:
High quality pictures of Abergele floods, Colcon bypass, Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay prom and other north Wales nostalgia by Dave Williams. Good site.
The website of the Friends of Gwrych Castle with photos and stories of the Marble Staircase, Randolph Turpin, Prince Valiant and more. It's sad to see how this famous Abergele landmark has been allowed to fall into such disrepair.
There's a Flash-based movie all about Abergele on the Worldwide Wales TV site. Search for the word 'Abergele' in the box at the bottom-right to find the movie.
Llanfair TH history, local news, pictures, walks, etc.

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(c) Gareth Morlais 1996-2007

Abergele in Shorts - by Gareth Morlais
Bally Ballet
The Birds
Lucky Bag
Hywel the Barber
Dai Magic
Pandora's Box
The Playnies
The Tunnel
Bee Filling Station
X Files
The Log Cabin
Five Childhood Puzzles
More Childhood Puzzles
Blow or Suck?
The Funeral
Comics' Day
Bertie Babs
Haunted House
Mad Mouse
Tomorrow's World

Click here to see a list of Abergele-related eBay items